The Early History of Electronic Arts 

November 15, 2015

TCW Podcast Episode 006 - The Early History of Electronic Arts 

 

We discuss the early history of Electronic Arts. The original founders, how it was financed, the origin of the name, and the initial games made. We go over some of the controversies involved with the founding of EA. We also go over the three core tenants of EA. We go over the plethora of people brought in to staff the company.

 

Demo of VisiCalc - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii3PDjJCCQ4

TRS 80 Radio Shack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kT207Jmhq4

Archon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlPuXT8p2YA

Mule - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uHUckK765I

Pinball Construction Set - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow0X7IrzzO8

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCW Email: tcwpodcast@gmail.com 

Alex's Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

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The Untold History of Sega

November 1, 2015

TCW Podcast Episode 005 - The Untold History of Sega 

 

We discuss the history of SEGA. We go over how the company came to be, and the myriad of names the company was known by. How SEGA started as a distributor, and evolved into making their own coin op-games. We also go over how the coin-op business evolved in the post WW II era. The rivalry between Nintendo and Sega in the console market. We also go over how Nintendo had a stranglehold on the game market in the USA, and Sega beating them out in market share for a year.

 

Zaibatsu Definition

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaibatsu

 

Nintendo Training Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYjgHLFZMa0

 

Genesis does what Nintendon't

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzUlkw6nh6I

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCW Email: tcwpodcast@gmail.com 

Alex's Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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