The best cameo on ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ is a real-life video game Spacewar

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Boba Fat’s book There is another opportunity for Star Wars Fans have fun watching Easter Eggs and Cameos, but one of the best so far is a video game. In the second episode, Boba Fat hunts a speeder bike gang in the canteen on Fat Tattoo. As part of the entertainment, the bar owner installed a computer game similar to the holographic chess game on the Millennium Falcon. A new hope, But instead of a hologram, the computer is showing a remake of a 1961 real-life spacewar game.

Spacewar is the first digital video game. Martin Gretz, Stephen Russell and Wayne Witten, students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have created a game for the early DEC PDP-1 mainframe computer. And fits well with the game Star Wars Aesthetic because it was originally operated on an oscilloscope monitor. It gives it a rounded shape that you see briefly in the show.

In Spacewar, two players in Starfield each control their own ship. The goal is to fire torpedoes to destroy each other. The twist is that a black hole in the center of the screen can throw your flight path.


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You can try the game for yourself on the Masswerk website, which has recreated the game by imitating PDP-1 in JavaScript and HTML5.

Spacewar is not the oldest “video” game. Engineers on the Manhattan Project created a proto-pong game called Tennis for Two, but it ran on an analog machine. And Spacewar was a game that inspired people to build the video game industry. Spacewar is such a good example of video games that it even made the first clones: Galaxy Game and Computer Space, both launched in 1971.


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