I remember when we got that first Pong Atari game in the early 70s. Hooked into our TV (a huge piece of furniture) corded, of course. We were in awe and would spend hours playing and watching that blip go back and forth and back and forth and back and forth…
Looking back it’s about as exciting as watching paint dry.
@FritzCat@Mark_L@rjquillin I played Adventure and something we called “Star Trek” (unlicensed I’m sure) on the DEC PDP10 at college. Star Trek involved moving your ship with the arrow keys and firing phasers with the space bar. The game was outlawed because of all the keyboards on the dumb terminals we went through. I’m not playing anything now.
@davirom@FritzCat@rjquillin There was a “Space War” game on the PDP-12. Two opposing ships were in orbit. You could fire your rockets and rotate the ship (being in orbit made this interesting), and fire your weapon. The controls were (I think) the analogue-to-digital input knobs and some rocker switches on the front panel. Then, of course, later came the famous DEC Moonlander (“Two Big Macs and a cheeseburger to go”).
Yep after my brother in-law brought the first pong game to our house I followed and loved all the graphic upgrades in video games all the way through Call of Duty 2, after that I couldn’t see well enough to be a good sniper I taught my daughters to be great snipers in Turok dinosaur hunter a handy skill in todays world