The British 8-Bit Computer Market: Software

May 15, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 018 - The British 8-Bit Computer Market: Software

 

We go at the British 8-Bit computer market again; this time looking at the software side of things. We go over the initial homebrew/hacker scene, and how it eventually evolved into a publisher/distributor business. This created a unique microcosm allowing Britain to have a different and unique game industry. However it was all absorbed into the global gaming scene with the introduction of 16 bit systems and outside companies were able to move in. Today some of the legacy lives on with a few original British game developers.

 

Theme Hospital: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byy3wRndKuQ

 

3D Monster Maze ZX81: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKvd0zPfBE4

 

Miner 2049er: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kf6axO_Au4

 

Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgUzteADsRI

 

Jet Set Willy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Ywx6uVn9E

 

Knight Lore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n7qtErhF-A

 

Arcadia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfnrlYrYZME

 

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 British 8-Bit Computer Market: Hardware

May 1, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 017 - The British 8-Bit ComputerMarket: Hardware

 

We discuss the early 8-bit computer hardware market in Britain, and the unique circumstances of the era before it was ended by the coming of 16 bit computers.

 

Kids React to Old Computers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF7EpEnglgk

 

Old school Graphics Part I Commodore 64 & Nintendo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfh0ytz8S0k

 

Uridium C64: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks5-Zq6XAN4

 

Uridium ZX Spectrum:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgyxpqL8T3Q

RISC vs CISC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDrUkjOVtAU

 

New episodes on the1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCWEmail: 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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