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The 100 Most Influential Games Part 3

October 15, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 100 - The 100 Most Influential Games Part 3

 

And at long last, TCW Episode 100!  To celebrate our 100th episode, we finish our countdown of the 100 most influential video games of all time.  This time, we look at only 20 games, but these are the games we have deemed the absolutely most essential for shaping the video game industry as it exists today.  We present these final twenty games in chronological order by original release date.  Now that we have made all our picks, what do you think?  Let us know on Twitter!

 

Games:

Spacewar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EWQYAfuMYw

Pong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut6Rh-rmGAo

Colossal Cave Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhFrWH0na0A

Space Invaders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uSzmzZP1s8

MUD (Core MUD): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-yhk0chxyk

Donkey Kong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp2aMs38ERY

Super Mario Bros.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ViRBWz4-E

Elite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJvdZWhNLiM

Dragon Quest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5dalWuTitE

Tetris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNbo1AGqKrI

SimCity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A54blk-ojA4

John Madden Football: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EbPghLpK6c

Civilization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE3t_WuoSwE

Ultima Underworld: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee4PUcpGSn8

Alone in the Dark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lWaQe8LPW0

Doom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFnOLFd_ByQ

Quake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbCHIYXBts0

Super Mario 64: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SVLIRthpNc

Ocarina of Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF9CxAulk04

Grand Theft Auto 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zoLurwbCHM

 

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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 

 

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