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Space Wars Arcade Game (1977)

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This event repeats every year until 01/20/75

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Space Wars was the brainchild of Larry Rosenthal, an MIT graduate who was fascinated with the original Spacewar! and developed his own custom hardware and software so that he could play the game. Rosenthal shopped the game to various manufacturers, demanding an unheard-of 50% split of the profits. Only Cinematronics was willing to take him up on the offer.

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Hard to believe he got anything other than cease and desist letters from Atari and Paramount (or CBS) for ripping off likenesses from Asteroids and Star Trek.

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