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
Xevious Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P24bjcvnxd8
Grobda Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4B0iUN1GpA
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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