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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:


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