The Great Video Game Crash Part 2

June 15, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 020 -The Great Video Game Crash Part 2

 

We discuss the fates of all the major home video game producers. As they tried, and generally failed, to transition to computers as the future game systems. This turned out to be the wrong way to go. With the distraction of computers no company made a transitional console for home users.  Coleco got close to surviving the crash, but called it quits in 1985. We go over how computers are too complicated for the general public to use. You require ease of use and working out of the box for gaming to work well on the PC. We go over the numbers of the crash during 82-85, and how the market went from 2.8 billion to 100 million In value in just three years.

 

World of Xeen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VgBR8-BCos

 

Mattel Aquarius Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlZn8ejso-4

 

Coleco Adam Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U39muxNdJs

 

Colecovision Donkey Kong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyNv1Ok0p5g

 

Kids and Apple II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF7EpEnglgk

 

Coleco Adam Comercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZz5WywJ-es

 

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 Great Video Game Crash Part 1

June 1, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 019 - The Great Video Game Crash Part 1

 

We go over the lead up to the crash, and the unique situation that caused it. We touch on who to blame for the crash. Is it all Atari's fault? What about retailers, and distributers? There is also the fly by night operations that could have been the straw that broke the camel's back. We cover this and more in part one!

 

New York Times article on the start of the crash Dec 19, 1982: http://www.nytimes.com/1982/12/19/business/the-game-turns-serious-at-atari.html?pagewanted=all

 

Star Voyager: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZwRD3zqR1E

 

Pac Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCPpgt0s70U

 

Lost Luggage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg-1GYOtvUw

 

ET: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bn192kSsMw

 

Skeet Shoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UWJFOUBxTo

 

Space Invaders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=437Ld_rKM2s

 

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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