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12:07pm on Wednesday, 17th May, 2017:
Woohoo! MUD is in The Guardian today as one of the ten most influential video games of all time.
The photo says it's of the DEC-10 mainframe, but actually it's of the Open Shop. The teletypes connect to the DEC-10, though, so it's not strictly incorrect. For those who know Essex University's current layout, the Open Shop is now the School Office and part of Lab 5; the DEC-10 occupied the entirety of Lab 1.
Back in 1978 we played on teletypes, so if you want to be finicky it wasn't a "video" game until the 1200-baud VDUs were installed the following year.
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