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Critical Kate02 Jan 2022 11:27 a.m. PST

While browsing issues of Peoples Computer Company on, I noticed an interesting bit of news from 1973:

Louis Zocchi created a TV add-on for his Alien Space Battle Manual. The blurb says "Spartan International plans to sell the TV attachment within a year" and describes it as superior to the computer game Spacewar (it sounds like it may've been played first-person?).

Obviously this never went on sale, but has anyone else ever heard of it, or possibly seen it? The article says Zocchi was showing it off "at many Spartan Game Conventions across the country."

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post links here, but I can link to the article if anyone's interested.

Stryderg02 Jan 2022 4:07 p.m. PST

Spacewar !!!
I played that on an IBM XT back in the day. Fond memories.

Thresher0102 Jan 2022 10:21 p.m. PST

Never heard of it.

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