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Technically, Russell didn’t have any official reason to be using MIT’s PDP-1 but he couldn’t resist.Soon he would bring his imagination to bear on the new machine.And the TX-0 — which, in 1961, lived at MIT in the same building where Spacewar would later be developed — could run two influential games: a tic-tac-toe implementation played through a typewriter console, and most importantly, a graphical program called Mouse in the Maze.In the latter program, a user set up the walls of a maze interactively using a light pen on the TX-0’s CRT display console.

The PDP-1 marked the first time these real-time graphical programming techniques could be implemented in a mass-produced commercial product.The world’s first video game tournament took place at Stanford on October 19, 1972, 45 years ago this week.The Living Computer Museum in Seattle is hosting an event on Thursday to commemorate this anniversary, and in conjunction, they commissioned me to write this article about the history of Spacewar and its influences.Along the way, it also launched a massive industry.All this starting in 1961 — the year men first went into space.

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