Nintendo: Playing with Power

March 15, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 014 - Nintendo: Playing With Power

 

We discuss the state of the industry after the crash before Nintendo came onto the scene, and the difficulties in relating with the modern viewpoint to the situation at the time. We cover how Nintendo entered the US market and set up policies that would be ridiculous today, but were necessary for the industry to recover and grow. We cover how as Nintendo grew they were eventually sued for anti-trust, and price fixing, but were exonerated. Still this led to them easing up on their control in the early 90's.

 

Advanced Video System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEA2ePG8m-4

 

A few unlicensed games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfpsj8023qE

 

Pacman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdT0lrm4b2s

 

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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History of Acclaim - “The Fall”

March 1, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 013 - History of Acclaim - "The Fall"

 

We would like to dedicate this episode to Fergus McGovern, co-founder of Probe Software, who died February 27, 2016 at the age of 50.

 

We go over the changes that led to the fall of Acclaim. How some other publishers were able to survive, and why. We also discuss how it is a unique situation that led to the growth of Acclaim in the late 80s early 90s . We can also see parallels between Acclaim and more recently THQ.

 

Castlevania 3 US vs Japan Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v9339JUK3U

 

Turok: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74hOR5f4MS0

 

Mario 64 :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6r5oF73gNI

 

Crash Bandicoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaLgYPn_Fqs

 

Tomb Raider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ6mWoErc0E

 

Silent Hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8-3zq8GUcc

 

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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