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The Whole Video Game Industry Part 2

August 1, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 119 -The Whole Video Game Industry Part 2


We continue our look at the entire video game industry!  In the second part we start looking at the industry leading up to the crash!  We continue the story where part 1 left off.  We see the evolution of the industry along the three lines of arcade, home console, and PC.  We see the pervasive influence of Dungeons and Dragons on the industry.  Particularly the PC scene.  A lot of crazy, and a lot of fun!  Check out the companion video is you want to know how the original recording was!


Archive Live Stream Recording  on YouTube:


TCW 078 - Invading Taito Part 2:

TCW 057 -Foundation of the Japanese Video Arcade Game Industry :

TCW 008 -  Birth of the Japanese Game Center:

TCW 029 - 50 Years of Namco:

TCW 025 - Mattel Electronics?:

TCW 085 - Computer Game BASICs:

TCW 016 - Early Computer Game Platforms: The Trinity, and The Disciples:

D&D Dark Dungeons Comic:

D&D Dark Dungeons Comic Comparison:

Mazes and Monsters:

TCW 101 - Infocom:


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

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