Lawsuits for Everyone!

March 15, 2018

TCW Podcast Episode 062 - Lawsuits for Everyone!

Thanks @MyMac for suggesting this topic!  We delve into some of the landmark court cases that helped shape the video game industry.  Specifically we looked at the sphere of copyright law.  Starting with looking at what constitutes an infringement.  How similar can two works be, and where is the line if you modify the game.  We wrap up looking at the Game Genie, and how they managed to stay in business because they did not make permeant changes to the games that were modified. 

 

Article linked by @MyMac: http://www.goliath.com/gaming/11-video-games-that-resulted-in-major-lawsuits/

Defense Command: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoNaXAsBbns

Defender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcQ4l_KeO0s&t=16s

KC Munchkin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07JtE4pIq8U

Pac-Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dScq4P5gn4A

Lady Bug Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K7BHmrEsSk

Mouse Trap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ5y3JvOMDo

Super Mario Bro Movie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtMZKYnLg5c

Zelda Cartoon Excuse me Princess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPxY8lpYAUM

Super Missile Command: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DuVjvl4FDs

Game Genie Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C86OsYRACTM

 

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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Where in the Game is Carmen Sandiego?

March 1, 2018

TCW Podcast Episode 061 - Where in the Game is Carmen Sandiego?

 

We go into the development, creation, and surprise smash hit that is the Carmen Sandiego franchise.  Starting off as a video game that flopped at launch; it grew into one of the biggest things of the mid 80's through to the 90's spanning not just video games, but also a game show, a cartoon, and other entertainment media.

 

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Apple II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEB9M_1XOP0

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? PC-DOS 1985: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScvM9pecFOo

Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego? CD-ROM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cu5PyQbFNI

Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego? MS-DOS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UidxgSOoMsA

Where in time is Carmen Sandiego?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-J21Og1YN0&list=PLCCC6AE567E396E23

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Theme Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1EIUP8tvbE

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? TV Game Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12CpbySx3rw&list=PLNVJERnYYcB3AGI1LfL6ZouPXRzJDgPF

Carmen Sandiego Board Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pEAC-G_ITI

Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? Cartoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LigDMelE89A&list=PLjJh7KucCudsLVfXHU2kK7MLHkc6uvXQS

GI-Joe PSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0eD5ABK0wc&list=PLfp_r1A709h8xiXhm1hCehdvvCOMi3_zb

Wheel of Morality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwNS9_13L4c

Carmen Sandiego Returns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQv_j64ATEo

 

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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