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The Whole Video Game Industry Part 1

The Whole Video Game Industry Part 1

July 15, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 118 - The Whole Video Game Industry Part 1

 

This is part one of our four part series looking at the entire video game industry at a very macro level.  We look at the start of computers all the way through to the early video arcades and beyond!  We see the evolution of games on PC, the arcade, and the initial forays into the home.  We even see a hybrid of sorts with games like Seawolf combining electro-mechanical and video elements.  We did a live recording of four episodes, including this one, on June 28th, 2020.  Archival video of that is available on our YouTube channel!

 

YouTube Livestream Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwLh3ptIkhM

Ahoy "The First Video Game": https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=uHQ4WCU1WQc

Ethan's Response: https://thehistoryofhowweplay.wordpress.com/2019/10/16/a-response-to-ahoys-the-first-video-game/

TCW 089 - The Dawn of Computers and Gaming: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-dawn-of-computers-and-gaming/

TCW 081 - The Meeting of Spacewar: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-meeting-of-spacewar/

TCW 007 - History of the Arcade: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/history-of-the-arcade/

TCW 034 - The Nutting Associates: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/?s=The+Nutting+Associates

Seawolf MAME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss0FEdCIJEM

Seawolf Cabinet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipssJjkN2bY

 

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 book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

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/

Wing Commander

Wing Commander

July 1, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 117 - Wing Commander

 

We look at one of the great space flight simulators of the 90's!  Wing Commander is largely attributed to Chris Roberts. However we find out in this episode the many other people who were instrumental in not just the story, but gameplay of Wing Commander.  We can see the true potential of the Siliwood era with the live action cut scenes used in both Wing Commander III and IV.    We of course look at the inspirations for Wing Commander, and take a look at the history of the people involved!  Grab your flight suit, and strap yourself in commander!

 

TCW 017 - The British 8-Bit Computer Market: Hardware: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-british-8-bit-computer-market-hardware/

TCW 018 - The British 8-Bit Computer Market: Software: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-british-8-bit-computer-market-software/

Wizadore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frec-Bh6XfE

Stryker's Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Q6qrzYw5I

TCW 038 - Origin Story: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/origin-story-1489274251/

Times of Lore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us8fDT3HYz8

Bad Blood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to057eXgGNw

Space Rogue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyby7Znjmzc

Battlehawks 1942: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt6Q0jPWnQw&t=731s

F-19 Stealth Fighter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYPAKu2sP7w

Wing commander launch cutscene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rocwNg05FL4

Wing Commander 1 Campaign with Commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9Z4q8y-FhY

Wing Commander 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3IXwoZSH9Y&list=PLcl9BuQAvqoAQWPRbs__HFdgNDpXx-uUA

TCW 082 - An Unlikely Pairing of Siliwood: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/an-unlikely-pairing-of-siliwood/

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

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

 

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 book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

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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