The History of the Atari Brand

December 15, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 032 - History of the Atari Brand

 

We go over the history of the Atari brand.  We go from its inception all the way to modern times with the only Atari name being owned by a company in France.  The brand changes many hands throughout the years.  The initial name split occurring under Warner Communications.  The Atari name has a bit of an allure and curse.  Many companies see the value in the properties, but almost every company that buys the properties enters into financial troubles.

 

The Atari History Timeline by Michael Current: http://mcurrent.name/atarihistory/

 

Atari Jaguar Infomercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-NBFaNSDYs

 

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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An Epic Game

December 1, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 031 - An Epic Game

 

We cover the history of EPIC as one of the few remaining independent developers left.  They are most known for the creation of the Unreal Engine, and Gears of War.  They have an interesting history of having a distributed business that includes developers from around the world.  Love the unreal engine or hate it.  Epic's influence on middleware, and the game industry continues to this day.

 

ZZT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pccbymHpZnU

 

Kingdom of Kroz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPz7xVt93Zo

 

Jill of the Jungle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7E-P4VJbdg

 

Jazz Jackrabbit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b16upFloYak

 

Epic Pinball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU_7aG_NibI

 

SolarWinds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NajV4KUSDo0

 

Magic Carpet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3zsPl4Ampw

 

Unreal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3qc6VIHB40

 

America's Army: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOzGI1oL1oc

 

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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