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  • Avatar for videogamehistorian videogamehistorian 8 months ago

    @Jaz_Rignall Thanks Jaz. The more people taking an interest in video game history the better, so I am delighted you decided to write this article and briefly summarize some of the important games that are just now coming to light from the 1950s and 1960s.

    Posted in The Ten Most Important Early Computer and Video Games

  • Avatar for videogamehistorian videogamehistorian 8 months ago

    @PresN I like your work PresN and have no complaints with how you have cited and/or credited my research. My comment was directed at czar, who I imagine was unaware of some of the details of what came from where. I stand with you in being a little bit annoyed that the author of this piece seems to be taking credit for doing a lot of in-depth research when what he really seems to have done is found our respective articles and then summarized them here. I don't mind my research reaching a larger audience on any platform, but both PresN and I cite our sources and, images aside, that has not been done here.

    Posted in The Ten Most Important Early Computer and Video Games

  • Avatar for videogamehistorian videogamehistorian 8 months ago

    @czar I think its great that Wikipedia editors like PresN are doing their part to spread some of the research being done on early video game history, but in truth you are giving him just a little too much credit here. The details on several of the programs in that article are drawn largely from my research notes at They Create Worlds, where I have documented some of the earliest developments in the history of video games. The MIDSAC pool info in particular is derived from my research, as I am the first person to ever give the game more than a passing mention and am the original discoverer of the Chicago Tribune article linked above. Props need to go to Keith Smith of the All in Color for a Quarter blog as well for collecting certain legal documents, most notably depositions, that shed some light on many of these early games. Without his work, for instance, I would not have been aware of MIDSAC pool. I don't begrudge Wikipedia grabbing its share of the limelight, and PresN did an excellent job both in writing his article and citing his sources, but all of this work is built on the research efforts of others and should be credited accordingly.Edited March 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in The Ten Most Important Early Computer and Video Games

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