1975 in video gaming

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Notable releases[edit]

Video game consoles[edit]

Games[edit]

  • Taito releases Western Gun, the first video game to depict human-to-human combat.[7][8] Designed by Tomohiro Nishikado, the game had two distinct joystick controls per player, with one eight-way joystick for moving the computerized cowboy around on the screen and the other for changing the shooting direction.[9][10]
  • dnd, the first video game to include a boss, and arguably the first computer role-playing game, wrapped up initial development. Some sources list the game as 1974; it is unclear exactly when it became playable.

References[edit]

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  7. ^ Cassidy, William (May 6, 2002). "Gun Fight". GameSpy. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Shirley R. Steinberg (2010), Shirley R. Steinberg, Michael Kehler, Lindsay Cornish, ed., Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia 1, ABC-CLIO, p. 451, ISBN 0-313-35080-9, retrieved 2011-04-02 
  9. ^ Stephen Totilo (August 31, 2010). "In Search Of The First Video Game Gun". Kotaku. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  10. ^ Western Gun at the Killer List of Videogames
  11. ^ Bousiges, Alexis (2005). "Gun Fight". Retrieved 17 February 2006. 
  12. ^ "Western Gun". Emulation Status. Retrieved 19 February 2006. 
  13. ^ Maragos, Nich (2004). "Talking: Don Daglow". Retrieved 17 February 2006. 
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