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A Casual World Part 1

A Casual World Part 1

September 15, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 122 - A Casual World Part 1

 

We look at the changes in the industry, mindset, and accessibility of games that lead to the formation of casual games.  The early groundwork is set with casual games like Shanghai, Rubix, Reversi, Solitaire, and Tetris.  The development happened organically, almost by accident.  The tales of some of the pioneers that opened the door to what is arguably the biggest segment of the modern gaming industry is a tale not well told.  We start that tale in this episode!

 

Shanghai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujw9y_m41WM

History of Mediagenic Part 1: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/history-of-mediagenic-part-i/

History of Mediagenic Part 2: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/history-of-mediagenic-part-ii/

Rubix the Amazin Cube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A6Ey_FHJkk

Reversi Windows 1.0: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcIDOdZu5GA-

The Complete Tetris Story: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-complete-tetris-story/

 

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/

The Whole Video Game Industry Part 4

The Whole Video Game Industry Part 4

September 1, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 121 - The Whole Video Game Industry Part 4

 

In this, our conclusion of the whole video game industry, we start with a look at Xerox Park, and the technologies that came from their endeavors. We see the true formation, merging, and maturation of videogames as an entertainment fixture!  This of course is not without the challenges that stand before any new industry, including infighting, a congressional hearing, and espionage!  Enjoy our conclusion and look at the whole video game industry!

 

Livestream Recording Part 4:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApvgGf4xpjM

 

TCW 083 - An Unlikely Pairing of Siliwood: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/?s=An+Unlikely+Pairing+of+Siliwood

TCW 087 - Virtual History: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/virtual-history/

Space Rogue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vetUbjRB_0k

TCW 030 - DOOM!: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/?s=doom

Congress Violence in Videogames: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhwM3ZMTCR0

TCW 003 - What Makes an Industry?: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/what-makes-an-industry/

TCW 036 - Raiding Eidos: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/?s=Raiding+Eidos

TCW 066 - Half of a Life: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/half-of-a-life/

Darknet Diaries - XBOX Underground Pt1: https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/45/

Darknet Diaries - XBOX Underground Pt2: https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/46/

 

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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