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Why didn't video games, which originated in the '40s, gain mainstream popularity until the '70s?

 
 
coa999
 
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Reply Fri 11 Oct, 2019 05:44 am
@JGoldman10,
computers were not made mainstream until the 1970s.
digital technology was not as advanced up until then.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Oct, 2019 02:52 pm
@coa999,
Thank you. I think I said that already.
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BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 12 Oct, 2019 12:40 pm
Footnote I just remember John W Campbell once wrote in his magazine Astounding of a space war game with the ships in orbit firing missiles at each other being play on main frames.

He stated that it too bad such games can not become popular as it require access to a few million dollar mainframe to play it.

Around the late 1950s would be my guess.

Oh it was not a video game as it used a printing terminal for output.
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