Founding, Syzygy to Atari

June 15, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 044 - Founding, Syzygy to Atari

 

Part one of our four-part dive into Syzygy/Atari! We cover the personal histories of the founders, and how the company would not really be a company without the efforts of Nolan Bushnell.  We go into the controversy of where he learned of Spacewar.  Then off to the debut hit for Atari of PONG.  We cover the rocky road Atari had after its initial launch, and how it nearly could have just been a flash in the pan like many companies that came after. 

 

The Mandela Effect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMXnCCFS2-Q

Full Nolan Interview in '73: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp0BBnBdsVo

Computer Space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhdu2Jh9cuc

Space Race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDtdKxZ9vWk

Pong Doubles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09qHnr1DMwA

Gotcha: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoDZoZqsHF8

Gran Trak 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R014taK2pZM

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCW Email: tcwpodcast@gmail.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Alex's 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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