Chronicles Revisited Podcast 4 — Grown-Up Gameware

“Sid Meier’s Pirates!” was famously the first game to bare the name of its legendary creator. But it wasn’t the first time an author used his name in the title of a computer game. In 1982, a small adventure game developer called Screenplay published “Ken Uston’s Professional Blackjack,” named after its reputed author and the most famous blackjack player in the United States at the time. But who was Ken Uston? And why did Paul Schindler sing the praises of his blackjack program on an early “Computer Chronicles” episode? Find out in this episode of the Chronicles Revisited Podcast.

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