The Japanese PC Industry

September 15, 2018

TCW Podcast Episode 074 - The Japanese PC Industry

We cover the Japanese PC industry from the initial pioneers up to the mid 1980's.  The early innovators on the PC, while never having many international successes, laid the groundwork for games that would later be seen on the Famicom, and other platforms.  It is further interesting to note the people who got their start in the video game industry through computer clubs in college, and by programing at department stores.  With the computer industry coming from two sides, hobbyist and professional, they merged together to create an interesting take that in some ways mirrored aspects of the British, and American computer scenes.

Heiankyo Alien Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSxYdeqJAkY

Heiankyo Alien Game Boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY3qVBkIu74

Evolution of various snake games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSVBIuPZ1Bc

Space Panic Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLd1xABCsaQ&t=106s

Lupin the III Arcade (1980): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYjMxlKOS3Q

Exoa PC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzlS6Aamt1U

Xevious Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P24bjcvnxd8

Grobda Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4B0iUN1GpA

THEXDER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVfRGsfnI_c

ALPHOS Nec PC-88: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbZokPuZ1oU

Xanadu PC-88: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcQpec98nCA

 

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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 

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