Time Shared

February 15, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 084 - Time Shared

 

We lay the groundwork of computer development that led to some of the earliest influential games that would shape the industry.  We cover how computers were one-program-at-a-time systems, and it was only through experimentation that were computers developed that could handle multiple inputs at once.  We see how Sputnik scared the USA into spending a lot more in the sciences in order to keep up with Russian space development, which benefited computer-based education initiatives.  We finish up looking at the proliferation of computers with remote terminals in universities, high schools, and some grade schools.   That combined with the high level programing language BASIC set the stage for development, and spread of games!

 

Castlevania 2 Runner Pays 400/month for Internet: https://youtu.be/C_3Tdjs0iVA?t=1991

The SAGE Systen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06drBN8nlWg

IRQ, DMA, and Address Ports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPKXmGkRxQ8

How Computers Work Overview playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAx_6-wdslM&list=PLzdnOPI1iJNcsRwJhvksEo1tJqjIqWbN-

Crash Course Computer Science playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpIctyqH29Q&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNlUrzyH5r6jN9ulIgZBpdo

The Story of Sputnik: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhJnt3xW2Fc

"The Fun They Had" by Isaac Asimov: https://archive.org/stream/Fantasy_Science_Fiction_v006n02_1954-02/Fantasy__Science_Fiction_v006n02_1954-02#page/n125/mode/2up

1963 MIT Timesharing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q07PhW5sCEk

Machine Code and High Level Languages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OukpDfsuXE

Birth of BASIC: https://youtu.be/WYPNjSoDrqw

Hello Computer reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkqiDu1BQXY

 

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

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's forthcoming book will be released through CRC Press!

 

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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The Silliwood Era now in FMV!

February 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 083 - The Silliwood Era now in FMV!

 

Now that we have set the stage, it's time for glorious FMV!  We examine the critical games released in 1993 that began the interactive movie craze and attracted serious attention from the media companies just beginning to establish "interactive divisions."  We analyze how both media companies and existing video game companies approached using FMV in their products and conclude by discussing how the sudden entrance and exit of the media companies transformed the industry going forward.

 

Micky Mousecapade NES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8AuYYIG-SU

Sewer Shark Sega CD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTdLjUn6y-0&t=1248s

Night Trap Sega CD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia29PSVOXL4

Congressional Hearing on violence in Video Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD-Afpg4P2U

FM Towns Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th4c7fTMETI

FM Towns 100 Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcM7QaxkL60

Psygnosis Planetside Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jlFe-VBK1M

Rebel Assault: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FX3B8yC38U

CGA Graphics - Not as bad as you thought!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niKblgZupOc

The Fool's Errand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCY_OrFddEc

History of Greenscreen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8aoUXjSfsI

Hunt for Red October end scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCqR0_a6_so

The 7th Guest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45Z-Q5KVTyI

TCW 072 The MYSTeries of Brøderbund!: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-mysteries-of-br%C3%B8derbund/

MYST PC:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iM64lBQqWY

Lion King Activity Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZF8ReMcloc

Spyro the Dragon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrVKjNR0-SE

Crash Bandicoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK-h4M4Aetg

Independence Day PSX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD0movLhZo0

Goldeneye N64: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6l6_WKxRck

Wing Commander 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhPlK6yOT3g

Wing Commander 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcbHuJxqgk0

Red Alert Soviet Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx3fK5kve-M

Phantasmagloria: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAXC-MwfpHA

Star Wars Dark Forces II Cut Scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmD-HlPAVTw

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM6Qu2kIXVU

 

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

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's forthcoming book will be released through CRC Press!

 

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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