Blizzard: Vikings and WarCraft

November 15, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 054 - Blizzard: Vikings and WarCraft

Part one of our dive into one of the most influential computer game companies in existence.  We cover the founding of Blizzard, which started as Silicon and Synapse, with their start by being independent contractors for PC and console.  With the company wanting to transition into being full developers, they accepted an offer to be acquired by Davidson and Associates.  Blizzard's first big hit was WarCraft: Orcs and Humans.  The first game saw the start of the Blizzard cinematics department, and the voice studio.  With Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness we saw the true founding of the legendary Blizzard Lore that accompanies all their games that followed.  We wrap up with Blizzard meeting another company at CES, Condor, that was working on a little game called Diablo…

Battle Chess II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz4_5Wv6yiY

R.P.M. Racing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JFofJsuEFM

Swords and Serpents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXlt0XY1tOY

Adventures of Rad Gravity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b3-LSC4Vko

Rock N' Roll Racing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8OgEzbJY7s

The Lost Vikings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZItppVpUwwc

Blackthorne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPsJEtO86VI

WarCraft Orcs and Humans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqczlhTpT2I

WarCraft II Cinematic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU-n8UZM5Cc

WarCraft III All Cinematics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfkiJXnSRM8

SNES Justice League Task Force: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJgY9BCYP8o

Genesis Justice League Task Force: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q42W0cD7OKk

Diablo Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGaYW-6zOKk&list=PLC6688FBC7423D09A

 

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

 

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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