The History of Gaming Computers
The first Gaming Computer was made in 1952, by A.S Douglas. He wrote his Ph.D thesis at the University of Cambridge on Human- Computer interaction. As a part of his project, Douglas created the first graphics-based computer game: a version of Tic-Tac-Toe. The game was programmed on an EDSAC vacume tube computer, which relied on a cathode ray tube display.
In 1958, William Higinbotham crated the first true video game. The system that was created was called the nimrod. It was almost 12 feet wide, 5 feet tall and 9 feet deep. but the actual computer running the game accounted for no more than 2 precent of its size. Instead of the bulk of the machiene was due to the multitude of vacum tubes used to display lights, electronic equivalent of the matches used to run the nimrod. His game, titled Tennis for Two was devised and played on a Brookhaven National Laboratory oscilloscope. Using an MIT PDP-1 mainframe computer, Steve Russell designed SpaceWar! the first game specifically made for computer play in 1962