"Core Wars? Didn't I read about that in Scientific American 10 years ago? Perhaps you remember it, perhaps not. But it's alive and well, and you can play by mail." -- Modern Core Wars, circa 1994
@phooky Core Wars was as much responsible for my getting into programming as was Logo.
Still in my top 10 video games, though I haven't played it for real since a tournament in the late 90's.
I bet this is something the stripey sock part of Fedi would really enjoy.
@tfb @phooky A friend of mine had it on his Mac SE. We didn't even know about the competitions, but we did spend a lot of time writing programs to battle one another and the examples included with it.
Later I found CRobots and PRobots on BBSes, and another friend and I spend many hours writing robots to battle one another on the Tandy 1000. I taught myself trigonometry so that I could make my robot fire at where the other robot would be when the shot got there.
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