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Origin Story

March 15, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 038 - Origin Story


We cover the rise and fall of Origin Systems.  A company that is very much defined by one of its founders Richard Garriott.  We cover the company's pre-founding as Richard tried to get his games published, and distributed to the public.  We then delve into its founding and growth into one of the great influencers of the video game industry.  Ultimately ending up with the company's dissolution by EA in 2004, we see what factors led up to how we see Origin, and EA today.






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