Get your weekend dose of history with a sharp list of gaming’s greatest forebears

Did you know that MIDI Maze was the first game to do 16-person multilpayer? Or that 1982’s 3D Monster Maze pioneered the survival horror genre? Or that William Higinbotham, the creator of Tennis for Two, the first videogame with a graphical display, also worked on the team at Los Alamos National Labratory that built the atomic bomb?

Well, YouTuber The GLASTREAM has put together an hour-long primer on historic games that we’ve all forgotten, although Wikipedia never will. We’ve been reading Tristan Donovan’s Replay for KS Book Club and I can’t stress the importance of understanding videogame’s not-so-distant past. Cornel West once said, “Your past is the prologue to your future” and I’m inclined to believe him as he said this on a rap album so it has to be true.

[h/t Boing Boing]