Revisions and Updates

December 15, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 056 - Revisions and Updates

We go over our past episodes and provide updates, if we have any, on each one.  There are a lot of little tidbits, and expansion on a variety of topics.  Some of the big ones are Namco, the Nutting Associates, and James Morgan.  Happy Holidays everyone!

Episode 1 "All I can do is ask why?": 0:02:54

Episode 2 "You talked to whom?": 0:07:07

Episode 3 "What makes and Industry?": 0:12:49

Episode 4 "A Tale of Cycles": 0:13:54

Episode 5 "The Untold History of Sega": 0:20:03

Episode 6 "The Early History of Electronic Arts": 0:22:55

Episode 7 "History of the Arcade": 0:31:22

Episode 8 "Birth of the Japanese Game Center": 0:31:45

Episode 9 & 10 " History of Mediagenic Parts I &II": 0:32:11

Episode 11 "The Genesis of JRPGs": 0:39:25

Episode 12 & 13 "History of Acclaim": 0:40:45

Episode 14 "Nintendo Playing with Power!": 0:42:40

Episode 15 "The Story of Chuck E Cheese": 0:43:24

Episode 16 "Early Computer Game Platforms: The Trinity, and The Disciples": 0:45:03

Episode 17 & 18 "The British 8-Bit Computer Market Hardware & Software": 0:45:20

Episode 19, 20, & 21 "The Great Video Game Crash": 0:46:00

Episode 22 "The Galaxy Game": 0:51:40

Episode 23 "The Complete Tetris Story": 0:52:12

Episode 24 "The Project and Others in the Field": 0:52:45

The Digital Antiquarian: https://www.filfre.net/

Sega-16: http://www.sega-16.com/

Episode 25 "Mattel Electronics?": 0:56:01

Episode 26 & 27 "The Magnavox Odyssey & Patent Lawsuits": 0:58:05

Episode 28 "Picking up the Pieces: The US Arcade Industry After the Crash": 0:58:25

Episode 29 "50 Years of Namco": 0:58:40

Episode 30 "Doom!": 1:09:17

Episode 31 "An Epic Game": 1:09:47

Episode 32 "History of the Atari Brand": 1:09:59

Episode 33 "The Saga of Sega": 1:12:02

Episode 34 The Nutting Associates": 1:12:11

Episode 35 "EA - The Teenage Years":  1:27:38

Episode 36 "Raiding Eidos": 1:30:25

Episode 37 "Nintendo and Gunpei Yokoi": 1:30:33

Episode 38: "Origin Story":  1:30:40

Atari James Morgan Update: 1:31:15

 

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

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Alex's Video Game History 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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Blizzard: Hellfire and The World… Of WarCraft

December 1, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 055 - Blizzard: Hellfire and The World… of WarCraft 

Part two of our look into Blizzard Entertainment.  We start in the late 90's with the finishing of Diablo, and the development of StarCraft.  We see the evolution and cross influences of the Blizzard cinematics department on the course of Diablo.  This is also the same time we learn of how Blizzard is not afraid to kill an essentially finished game if it is not up to their standards, Lord of the Clans, and StarCraft: Ghost being the more famous examples of this.  We see how Blizzard employees' love for games influences where they take projects.  The influence of the game Sacrifice on WarCraft III, Quake on Overwatch, and EverQuest with World of WarCraft.  On the business side of things we see how Blizzard is not fully immune from the influences of the parent company that controls them at the time.  Conversely, we see how Blizzard's success, specifically with WoW, managed to reshape the entire game industry before finishing with the creation of Activision-Blizzard.  We will see how their decisions involving modern game trends may affect things in the future!

 

Diablo 1 Lore Books: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWXozMHrxrM

Diablo 1 Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w44SmMFy5Dc

Diablo 1 Ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGRGxt2-7rc

StarCraft Development Pictures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52XKCuxDMzo

StarCraft Remastered: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOW9uACXPTo 

Lord of the Clans trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gslAG2OEO1c

Curse of Monkey Island Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh3R8SC6PMc

Diablo II Retrospective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv12StvWjX8

Sacrifice Gameplay and Commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7jw6tord7Q

The Wrathgate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch4rc5W4dKY

Everquest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJJT-PZIUwU

World of Warcraft Evolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8tAa-MsNjY

Quake Rocket Jump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw7xztglYyw

Overwatch Development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH0GsOKZHMQ

 

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

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Alex's Video Game History 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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