The Great Video Game Crash Part 1

June 1, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 019 - The Great Video Game Crash Part 1

 

We go over the lead up to the crash, and the unique situation that caused it. We touch on who to blame for the crash. Is it all Atari's fault? What about retailers, and distributers? There is also the fly by night operations that could have been the straw that broke the camel's back. We cover this and more in part one!

 

New York Times article on the start of the crash Dec 19, 1982: http://www.nytimes.com/1982/12/19/business/the-game-turns-serious-at-atari.html?pagewanted=all

 

Star Voyager: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZwRD3zqR1E

 

Pac Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCPpgt0s70U

 

Lost Luggage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg-1GYOtvUw

 

ET: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bn192kSsMw

 

Skeet Shoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UWJFOUBxTo

 

Space Invaders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=437Ld_rKM2s

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCW Email: tcwpodcast@gmail.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

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/

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