MIT creates a simulation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Spacewar. A relic of the early days of minicomputers, it was one of the first computer video games and set the stage for many others, including Asteroids.
Spacewar, one of the first computer video games ever written, is commemorated at its birthplace at MIT with a simulation and celebration.
The Computer Museum announced that plans are in progress to identify a permanent History Center facility in Silicon Valley to house collections and historic exhibitions, as well as research and administrative offices. Artifact highlights include a complete collection of Seymour Cray's computers from NTDS 17 (1957) to the Cray 1 (1976); Whirlwind (1951); Univac 1 (1952); the PDP-1 with original SpaceWar game (1962); and more than 100 different early personal computers.