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The Silliwood Era now in FMV!

February 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 083 - The Silliwood Era now in FMV!


Now that we have set the stage, it's time for glorious FMV!  We examine the critical games released in 1993 that began the interactive movie craze and attracted serious attention from the media companies just beginning to establish "interactive divisions."  We analyze how both media companies and existing video game companies approached using FMV in their products and conclude by discussing how the sudden entrance and exit of the media companies transformed the industry going forward.


Micky Mousecapade NES:

Sewer Shark Sega CD:

Night Trap Sega CD:

Congressional Hearing on violence in Video Games:

FM Towns Demo:

FM Towns 100 Games:

Psygnosis Planetside Demo:

Rebel Assault:

CGA Graphics - Not as bad as you thought!:

The Fool's Errand:

History of Greenscreen:

Hunt for Red October end scene:

The 7th Guest:

TCW 072 The MYSTeries of Brøderbund!:


Lion King Activity Center:

Spyro the Dragon:

Crash Bandicoot:

Independence Day PSX:

Goldeneye N64:

Wing Commander 3:

Wing Commander 4:

Red Alert Soviet Story:


Star Wars Dark Forces II Cut Scenes:

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller:


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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download: 

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