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Activision and Kotick Part 3

September 1, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 169 - Activision and Kotick Part 3

 

In our final part on Activision and Kotick we see how Activision continued to develop and acquire new IPs. With Spycraft they were in on the Siliwood era of games a trend that continued with Zork Grand Inquisitor. Attempts were made to gain further ground with games like Interstate '76, Big Game Hunter, and Apocalypse. However it was not until Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Call of Duty, and the eventual acquisition of Activision by Vivendi that Bobby Kotick was able to realize his goal of becoming the largest 3rd party developer!

 

Spycraft The Great Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHWFO6SL-wY

Zork Grand Inquisitor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sEvzdefXk8

Interstate '76: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLB-dUOUg6Y

Pixel Blurring:  https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/rwtc13/not_just_imagination_due_to_pixel_blurring_older/

FF1 CRT VS LCD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z_6Uoea_DI

Big Game Hunter 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHBUVdxQUEU

Heretic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7niU6A3yYeU

Hexen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwqGlFjgAOw

Hexen 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgHq_muqeH0&list=PL30CJwxIgVycgZ1Cw_5WeejC0CbDBfg79

Apocalypse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM191mkD3U0

Top Skater: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx9vMnLAglQ

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEGVwVz_ZRw

Real Life James Bond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roAKodJ3TuM

Medal of Honor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6ivwknQN54

Medal of Honor Allied Assault: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTH8A7Q9V54

Call of Duty Finest Hour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pn0qx_PL7M

Call of Duty (pc): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7KJ7yDJDGk

Shoot to Kill British Training Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXqwh2o_zzs

American VS German Automatic Weapons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkUom-XkgC0

 

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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 

 

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