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Computer Space is touted as the first ever, coin-operated video arcade machine to be commercially sold. Created by Ted Dabny and Nolan Bushnell -- original Atari founders, its gameplay consisted of maneuvering a rocket ship to avoid enemy fire from flying saucers (while firing off missiles to destroy them), using a thruster and rotational buttons -- this type of game would later be known as a multi-directional shooter. If you're score was higher than the computers after each 90-second session, you were rewarded with another round of play. Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

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