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.


Escape: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjqTn93cZOc


Akalabeth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmq-cO1RCoA


Ultima I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uv22hlykLM


Time Bandits Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwnjENpIyq0


Ultima II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHftrFz1gjs


Times of Lore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwzRVKi8pZ4


Space Rogue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEyx6evq360


Wing Commander: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9Z4q8y-FhY


Ultima Underworld: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuNymTPko3Y


Ultima Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhDvJ8RketA


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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/