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Monday, May 7, 2007
Steve Wozniak Discusses His Gaming Past
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

Gamasutra has posted an interview with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak about his gaming past. The discussion spans a variety of topics including development of the classic Breakout, Steve Jobs' gaming habits, and the impact of games on the personal computer industry.

GS: How did Steve Jobs feel about video games in the 70s? Did he enjoy playing them or see their potential in the future? Or was he just there for the ride?

SW: I never saw Steve Jobs really as a game player. Yeah, ever. Not even before Atari.

GS: So he didn't have any favorite games that he'd play there or anything like that?

SW: Oh, well not that I saw, but I wasn't there every day. He could have. I think he enjoyed some of the games that he helped finalize and add finishing touches to, like the "Simon" game...

GS: But he never talked about playing them on his own time, like brag about a cool new game or maybe talk about...

SW: No, I didn't see him as a game playing person. Like myself: I was a game player. I grew up, I played lots of sports, I played lots of card games, I played lots of board games, I played games on timeshare computer systems like the Star Trek-- the text based games -- and Wumpus and I loved video games when they first came out. I played them a lot; put a lot of money into it, whereas I never saw Steve Jobs really doing that. Like being in a situation like at a bowling alley and wanting to go play games.

Click on the link below to read the entire interview

Gamasutra: The Woz On Gaming

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