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Gottlieb Part 2

Gottlieb Part 2

November 15, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 150 - Gottlieb Part 2

 

In part two we look at the further development of Gottlieb as a coin-op company, and how they established themselves during the 50s through the 70's.  Eventually acquired by Columbia Pictures. Gottlieb would start making small steps into the video game space.  Though many inside the company still viewed themselves as a pinball company, the shrinking pinball market necessitated a change.  When Columbia was purchased by Coca-Cola the shift into video games was made more of a priority.  One of the notable hits of this time was the game Q*bert.  A character that would even get a short run cartoon.  Unfortunately with other failures in the video game space, and the collapse of the industry as a whole Gottlieb ceased to be in the mid 80's.

 

How bowling Pinsetters work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iod6uwUGM2E

Shuffleboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpNTY-0fhps

Shuffle Alley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfHe6HKFrY8

Gittlieb Duette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmBYrGOYx3M

Flipper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn-AMpfQ-xE

Spirit of 76: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkTJweVDOR8

Royal Flush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU4XEwO0-jI

Close Encounters of the Third Kind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW-mC01af_8

Charlie's Angels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jtamJzTPPU

Amazing Spiderman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM02icGtUBI

No Man's Land: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roDcKaYrid4

New York New York: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xbiQ3Zc4b0

Black Hole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mif-oaCwN0

Caveman Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPm0pmmBp0Y

Caveman Cabinet & Electronics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A_F00nqi5w

Reactor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QKuINAQyQI

Q*bert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKIbhaQfs-A

M.C. Escher Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4VAxilTRGs

Saturday Supercade 1984: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuEtIvOAqkk

Q*bert (Saturday Supercade): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5n2cmGQJ7s

Mad Planets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIRU1lVek0A

Firefox Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5W4MiBuEnY

M.A.C.H. 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm5u4ErDPF4

US VS. Them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6O4KlsbIiM

Krull Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndpV6qfQJVw

Krull Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rleN__MKNts

Q*bert Qubes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CBnbeziBD8

 

TCW 081 - Bally The Road to Fitness: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/bally-the-road-to-fitness/

TCW 059 - Williams' Crazy Story Pt 1: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/williams-crazy-story-pt-1/

TCW 060 - Williams' Crazy Story Pt 2: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/williams-crazy-story-pt-2/

TCW 042 - Laser Craze: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/laser-craze/

 

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/

Gottlieb Part 1

Gottlieb Part 1

November 1, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 149 - Gottlieb Part 1

 

We look at the company Gottlieb which was a major coin-op company founding during the roaring twenties, and rising to prominence in the great depression, and post war era.  The company is most well known for pinball, and the many contributions to making it more than a gabling device.  We follow the rise of the company up until the 1950s.  Though not quite at the video game era yet, the background of the company does help dictate and shape how Gottlieb made its mark in video game history.

 

Punch Board Price is Right: https://youtu.be/pyiMiLGfAQ0?t=210

Gottlieb Grip Tester: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0ZjhdXMx8U

Majestic Moving Target: http://www.pinrepair.com/arcade/majest.htm

Bingo Pamphlets: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=294

Google Gottlieb Bingo Images: https://images.app.goo.gl/Ki2DG8oKJCqPHYU1A

Baffle Ball Pinball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1jETFi-f_c

Five Star Final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMHzjaoXe7A

Humpty Dumpty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNs78X_7tlU

Just 21: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1344
Knockout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI42ODA6eHE

 

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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