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Father Of Videogames Dies

Alan Kotok, creator of worlds first true videogame, Spacewar, died of a heart attack, aged 64. He developed Spacewar at MIT in 1961, where players used a mainframe science computer to fly small spaceships around a wireframe screen, shooting missiles. He has never been truly credited for his work, and didn’t make any money on videogames either. He said to New York Times once that “The only money I made from Spacewar was as a consultant for lawsuits in the video game industry in the 1970s.”

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