History of Acclaim - “The Rise”

February 15, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 012 - History of Acclaim - "The Rise"

 

We go over the rise of Acclaim Entertainment from its inception by two former employees of Activision. We cover Acclaim's rise as they started off as publishers of games from smaller companies, and then branched out into franchising. We discuss the interactions between Acclaim and Nintendo, and how they become one of the first American publishers for Nintendo. 

 

Ghostbusters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdZmiyPaKkA

 

Rambo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDTFLNSWm3U

 

Tiger Heli: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7hOp7S_YiU

 

Star Voyager: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmqXawykr5Y

 

3D World Runner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTbH25YNxE4

 

World Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv3RJKS2e_E

 

Atic Atac : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJrS9WYn3X8

 

Donkey Kong Country: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whp2Y_MjTXs

 

Secret of Evermore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdV79VbxWOc

 

Wizards and Warriors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SlQ2c1bj54

 

Mortal Kombat TV Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzugunqdlnI

 

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

 

TCW Email: tcwpodcast@gmail.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

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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The Genesis of JRPGs

February 1, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 011 - The Genesis of JRPGs

 

We go over the Genesis of JRPGs, and discover that their origin is not where we would have expected them to come from. We go over the influences on developers in Japan that lead to the development of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest.  We discuss how western RPGs made their way into Japan via the Apple II, and how RPGs eventually engrained themselves into Japanese society.

 

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNnpxrZtzy0

 

Ultima 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FvHQI2qSKQ

 

Wizardry - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-iOZzwIlMA

 

Xevious - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P24bjcvnxd8

 

Tower of Druaga - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN-8LcVfoTc

 

Hydlide - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmrxfeozmis

 

Black Onyx - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=364J35Sk3zM

 

Dragon Quest 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmzHrNVelL0

 

 

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

 

TCW Email: tcwpodcast@gmail.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

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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