The Galaxy Game

July 15, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 022 - The Galaxy Game

 

We go over the Galaxy Game. It was one of the first commercial attempts to bring video games to market. Though it was unable to get the venture capital needed to get off the ground, the two prototypes that were created proved that there was a market for video games.

 

Space War Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP2OaKHaDxM

 

Punch Cards Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG2M4ttzBnY

 

Walter Cronkite Top 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3eFl9pcxsM

 

Computer Space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUv3z7XGRRc

 

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 3

July 1, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 021 - The Great Video Game Crash Part 3

 

We cover the severe correction of the arcade market. We also go into why the correction happened, and how it was not a crash. We also go into how this is independent from the home market crash. It went from 8.9 billion to 4 billion over a two years. We also go over some of the myths surrounding the crash, such as the E.T. dump, and discuss why Nintendo's business practices were essential to reviving the home market. Finally we discuss the likelihood of another crash in the future.

 

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

 

Asteroids Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYSupJ5r2zo

 

Pac Man Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dScq4P5gn4A

 

Chase the Chuck Wagon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhdW3RCioLM

 

US Games - Space Jockey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YBcVR4dF08

 

Atari Game Over Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wjMn6yjOjQ

 

VS Duck Hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtf1FUp-0jo

 

VS Hogan's Alley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuk6QW3HVCA

 

VS Baseball Nintendo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52TQ7BWBTp0

 

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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