Picking up the Pieces: The US Arcade Industry After the Crash

October 15, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 028 - Picking up the Pieces: The US Arcade Industry After the Crash

 

We go over the arcade industry after the crash.  It has a surge in popularity with kits breathing new life into old cabinets. The JAMMA system standardization allowed for video arcade cabinets to penetrate into many locations.  These two things along with other technologies allowed arcades to thrive until home consoles surpassed them in nearly every respect.

 

Mr. Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKnWXn02Tpw

 

Punch Out Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TbozFcrP-0

 

Hat Trick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqVLSixaS5I

 

Toobin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6d5jOElAxs

 

Final Fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW69J9AXOqI

 

Nintendo Playchoice 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTXA3NfhFmU

 

Karate Champ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az308iZZClc

 

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

 

TCW Email: tcwpodcast@gmail.com 

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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 Magnavox Patent Lawsuits

October 1, 2016

TCWPodcast Episode 027 - Magnavox Patent Lawsuits

 

We coverthe lawsuits levied by Magnavox against other companies for patentinfringement.  There were three majorcases expanding the scope of the patent over its seventeen year lifespan.  The fascinating aspect of the lawsuits is howmany people thought they could challenge it and win.  However all of the lawsuits resolved inMagnavox's favor.  Even Nintendo had topay royalties and license fees.

 

Ralph Baer on hispatents:  http://www.ipmall.info/sites/default/files/hosted_resources/Activision_Readings/VIDEOGAME_HISTORY_Aittlematter_record_keeping.pdf

 

Early games in courtdepositions: http://allincolorforaquarter.blogspot.com/2013/08/early-unknown-computer-games-mentioned.html

 

Article on MattelCase: http://lp.huschblackwell.com/video/Manzo_FCBJ.pdf

 

The Activision case:http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F2/848/1244/292077/

 

Nintendo v. MagnavoxSuit: http://www.leagle.com/decision/19871553659FSupp894_11391/NINTENDO%20OF%20AMERICA%20INC.%20v.%20MAGNAVOX%20CO

 

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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