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Famicom

March 15, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 134 - Famicom

 

We look at the Family Computer, or the Famicom's development.  The state Nintendo was in before they entered into home dedicated consoled, and then explored programable consoles.  We look at how the console was developed with the main focus being on cost and quality.  The reason behind the use of the MOS 6502 chipset, sourcing ROM chips, and bringing it together into the red package that many love to this day.  This is part one of a two part look at the Famicom in Japan!

 

TCW 037 - Nintendo and Gunpei Yokoi: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/nintendo-and-gunpei-yokoi/

TCW 067 - The Birth of the Japanese Consoles: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-birth-of-the-japanese-consoles/

OPEC Oil Embargo 1973 NBC Nightly News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCLRlVxOH-Q

Wild Gunman Back to the Future 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMy1zO8m8sM

Wild Gunman Arcade 1974: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GToJgyymvFs

A Critical Hit! Wild Gunman: https://www.acriticalhit.com/wild-gunman-74-the-forgotten-first-fmv-game/

Before Mario Blog: http://blog.beforemario.com/

TCW 027 - The Magnavox Patent Lawsuits: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-magnavox-patent-lawsuits-friday-september-16-2016-1003-am/

Nintendo Color 15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGCUhmrz7MQ

 

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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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