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The Console Market of the 70’s and 80’s Part 1

June 15, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 140 - The Console Market of the 70's and 80's Part 1

 

We look at the early dedicated hardware systems in the United States.  We have talked about many of these companies in the past.  However we have not brought the story together at a large scale looking at the influences these companies had on each other, the consumer market in general, and what the market could handle.  We see the reasons behind the transition to programable systems as being the logical course for an industry where dedicated hardware had reached a limit.  We will continue in part two seeing how the programable systems brought a new shift to the market.

 

TCW 106 - The Small Voice of Magnavox: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-small-voice-of-magnavox/

The Slide Rule "Bringing 1916 to 2016": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CblhxhnSymg

The Odyssey 100: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y03hn64dHY

Pong Console C-100: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCmYgAw6qmI

Sears Tele-Games Pong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxoBDK-CYww

Craftsman 1976 Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSqER0JLicE

Exploring the Cincinnati Mills Mall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sPQcSBMVFc

Exploring the Abandoned Northridge Mall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n67s2r6fVKg

Sear's Catalog Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kb24gwnZ18

Sear Houses TV Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NirU-JSJQPA

TCW 124 - The Visions of Coleco Part 1: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-visions-of-coleco-part-1/

TCW 125 - The Visions of Coleco Part 2: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-visions-of-coleco-part-2/

Rybylith Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_zInegHR40

Integrated Circuits History: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-tKOHICqrI

Homemade Chips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxz_ENnmgtI

TCW 076 - A Fairchild Story: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/a-fairchild-story/

 

 

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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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