Driving Games and Technology

August 15, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 048 - Driving Games and Technology

We go over the wild ride of driving games.  These games were used as a vehicle to demonstrate advances in graphics technology.  Starting with electro-mechanical games, and ending up with textured polygons; we cover the whole track of an era where cars were king!  There are a lot of examples in this episode drawn from the arcade, consoles, and computer games.

Drive Mobile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw_N10xuv2Q

Speedway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97DAio1M1xc

Super Road 7 Projection System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xU0HkKUQ-0

Super Road 7 Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO6BZIEZ8xw

Wild Cycle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjSKnPjnhyc

Gran Track 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R014taK2pZM

Life inside Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP5-iIeKXE8

Taito Speed Race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BRDxZiK-1s

History of Racing Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IoGZ-4tAww

Night Driver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqZlxpLKm_E

Sega Turbo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWhcBydheRE

Namco Pole Position: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeYZGtwydIA

Mach Rider NES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M18w8fL28Ho

Sega Monaco GP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZY_LPhkzUk

Sega Hang On: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rUsQdd39_o

Sega Outrun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMv0Pg1AxFc

Revs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L18wG4p5fQE

F-Zero: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlA3vEB0jzY

Hard Drivin': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6JC-HCNcio

Namco Winning Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7KIXb0U2oc

Sega Virtua Racer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js8tZhKcfWc

Namco Ridge Racer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qkXMZYQfiA

Sega Daytona USA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAcMqFTkAs8

Wipe Out PSX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XASEBvDri4U

Gran Turismo PSX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49CpLM81TvM

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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Vestiges of Atari

August 1, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 047 - Vestiges of Atari

 

In our fourth and final episode investigating the rise and fall of the original Atari we delve into the factors that caused the fall of Atari.  We cover the lead up to and tipping point of the variety of factors that lead to the crash.  No one entity can take the blame for it.  The major factors including distribution, overzealous sales forecasts, and  Warner interference came to a head by the end of 1982 leading to the fracturing of the company a year and a half later. 

 

Pacman Atari 2600: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCPpgt0s70U

 

ET Retrospective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ7TtE4hb1k

 

Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark Atari 2600: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP-e0-0PpLc

 

Mrs Pac Man 2600 vs 7800: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD4z0u_QZp8&t=220s

 

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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