History of Acclaim - “The Fall”

March 1, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 013 - History of Acclaim - "The Fall"


We would like to dedicate this episode to Fergus McGovern, co-founder of Probe Software, who died February 27, 2016 at the age of 50.


We go over the changes that led to the fall of Acclaim. How some other publishers were able to survive, and why. We also discuss how it is a unique situation that led to the growth of Acclaim in the late 80s early 90s . We can also see parallels between Acclaim and more recently THQ.


Castlevania 3 US vs Japan Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v9339JUK3U


Turok: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74hOR5f4MS0


Mario 64 :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6r5oF73gNI


Crash Bandicoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaLgYPn_Fqs


Tomb Raider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ6mWoErc0E


Silent Hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8-3zq8GUcc


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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/