Origin Story

March 15, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 038 - Origin Story

 

We cover the rise and fall of Origin Systems.  A company that is very much defined by one of its founders Richard Garriott.  We cover the company's pre-founding as Richard tried to get his games published, and distributed to the public.  We then delve into its founding and growth into one of the great influencers of the video game industry.  Ultimately ending up with the company's dissolution by EA in 2004, we see what factors led up to how we see Origin, and EA today.

 

Escape: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjqTn93cZOc

 

Akalabeth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmq-cO1RCoA

 

Ultima I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uv22hlykLM

 

Time Bandits Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwnjENpIyq0

 

Ultima II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHftrFz1gjs

 

Times of Lore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwzRVKi8pZ4

 

Space Rogue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEyx6evq360

 

Wing Commander: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9Z4q8y-FhY

 

Ultima Underworld: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuNymTPko3Y

 

Ultima Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhDvJ8RketA

 

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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Nintendo and Gunpei Yokoi

March 1, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 037 - Nintendo and Gunpei Yokoi

 

We go over the career of Gumpei Yokoi.  From his falling into a job at Nintendo until his untimely death.  We cover his contributions to Nintendo, and the game industry, and set the record straight on what he did, and did not have influence on.  In the end his true legacy is the talent he mentored, philosophy, and vision that still influences Nintendo to this day.

 

Game and Watch Collection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HZiBtXwyHM

 

Radar Scope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvAq7Kckid8

 

Arcade Donkey Kong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBHJhla8TO4

 

Arcade Mario Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54olndhqPSA

 

NES Speed Run Metroid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67kQ3l-1qMs

 

Kids React to Gameboy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pCp8g-VjOs

 

Virtual Boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjz4bls_gPs

 

The Wonderswan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPJrmNq-1Ow

 

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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