This post originally came from The Retro Hour - Episode 25 (The Invention of M.U.Ds with Richard Bartle) - by  from The Retro Hour on .

We speak to gaming pioneer Richard Bartle who co-invtended the first M.U.D game in the 70s, which lead to the rise of MMOs! How did it all start, and why would he close down World of Warcraft?

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Show notes:

Polite googling:
Eagle box:
New Amiga case look:
NERG 2016:
Sonic dominos:
Football Fever compliation for Amiga CD32:
Pietro brothers Spectrum Mario clone demo:
NAS had a Rob the Robot:

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