Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 22nd Jul 2006 00:35 UTC
Games In the early days of the 1970s, computer games were little more than a fantasy to most of the world's population. Only the very few hardcore computer tech specialists had even the faintest inkling that computers could be used for more than calculating complex equations and filling huge rooms with noise, heat, and the faint stink of unwashed code math majors.
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lameness
by dacloo on Sat 22nd Jul 2006 10:25 UTC
dacloo
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2006-07-22

What a lame article. It's almost all about the computers, not about games. They'd better call it "computers from the past". And even worse, the author left out the Amiga in 1984 (a machine much more succesful for Games) and only mentioned the Apple (a machine which wasnt used for games much).

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RE: lameness
by Budd on Sat 22nd Jul 2006 21:31 in reply to "lameness"
Budd Member since:
2005-07-08

So true, I was expecting some things about how the Pong emerged or any game for that matter. There was a Discovery show about the dawn of the gaming industry covering everything from Pong,Asteroids,Space Invaders and Tetris not to mention Mario and Zelda on Nintendo. I remember when I was a kid that I used to play a lot of Space Invaders, few years later came Kong! Gosh,what times!

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