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Seminal computer video game Spacewar lives again

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.

By February 11, 2012


Video game Spacewar reborn at 50 (photos)

Spacewar, one of the first computer video games ever written, is commemorated at its birthplace at MIT with a simulation and celebration.

10 Images By February 11, 2012


Pac-Man soon showing at Museum of Modern Art

Famed art museum to add Tetris, The Sims, Flow, Minecraft, and more to Philip Johnson Galleries beginning in March of next year.

By November 29, 2012


Stomp some baddies in Mario Converse sneaks

We've got an itch to touch us some Super Stars and get all Mario on some poor unfortunate bitmappy baddies. Looks like Converse is set to hand us just the footwear for the job.

By February 13, 2012


End of an era: NASA shuts down its last mainframe

The space agency powers down its last System Z machine, years after IBM stopped selling them for the mathematical calculation jobs for which NASA originally bought them.

By February 13, 2012


L.A. Noire and the state of interactive storytelling: Are we there yet?

Why is effective storytelling, done so well in television programs such as "Mad Men" or "The Wire," such a difficult task for video games?

By May 19, 2011


Super Mario, Doom II, WoW in Smithsonian show

The public voted to include many predictable titles in the 2012 exhibition of 40 years of gaming, but sports and simulators were left out.

By May 5, 2011


A revolution at the Computer History Museum

Prior to opening a new exhibit on the emergence of the PC, the Silicon Valley museum gives journalists a preview that included meeting pioneers of the computing revolution.

By January 13, 2011


Albuquerque extols its role in PC revolution

This city played an integral role in computer history, even though it eventually lost out when it came to housing Microsoft. Photos: Albuquerque's PC roots

By July 31, 2007


Am I bats? Part 2

If at first you don't succeed...go truly high tech!

By July 8, 2007