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A History of Online Gaming – Technology Blog – Latest Technology News, Social Media, Gadget Reviews, Startups, Mobile & More August 6, 2012

Posted by sandyclaus in Gaming History.
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Way back in the mists of time – around 1973, to be precise – the first multiplayer video games were being played across an enormous academic network known as PLATO. The forerunner to the internet, PLATO was at the cutting edge of computer science. A humble game known as Empire was devised to allow players to battle for control of a galaxy whilst flying a spaceship. The game, which was heavily inspired by Star Trek, was controlled by inputting text commands.

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