Vintage Video Games

If you peruse the usual scholarly timelines of video-game history, names in the sections devoted to the 1940s and ’50s usually include Thomas Goldsmith, Jr., Ralph Baer, A.S. Douglas, and Willy Higgenbotham. But we’re going to go out on a limb and give credit for the first video game as we think of it today to Martin Graetz, Stephen Russell, Wayne Wiitanen and a few other students at MIT, who designed and coded a game called Spacewar! on a...Continue Reading