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Nintendo Playing with Controversy

Nintendo Playing with Controversy

January 15, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 154 - Nintendo Playing with Controversy

 

In part two of our look at the history of Nintendo, we cover the aftermath of Hiroshi Yamauchi's father abandoning the family. He ended up growing up under the care of his grandparents. Unfortunately, after a stroke suffered by his Grandfather, Hiroshi Yamauchi had to take over control of Nintendo in his early twenties. Because of this early ascension to power, Hiroshi Yamauchi was subject to a controversy that was the greatest challenge to his authority. The strike of employees at Nintendo.

 

A Brief History of US Troops Playing Cards: https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/a-brief-history-of-us-troops-playing-cards-and-a-magicians-trick-honoring-veterans/

Vintage Playing Cards from Postwar Japan: https://globalvoices.org/2020/11/30/newly-found-vintage-playing-cards-shine-a-light-on-post-war-occupied-japan/

Abroad in Japan Love Hotels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fso4yjbgceY

Disney Playing Cards: https://nintendo.fandom.com/wiki/Disney_playing_cards

Nintendo Playing Cards Advertisement: https://twitter.com/nintendomemo/status/797612245266157568?lang=he

Nintendo Popeye Trump Cards: http://blog.beforemario.com/2013/07/nintendo-popeye-trump-cards-sano-popeye.html

Walt Disney Character Dominoes: http://blog.beforemario.com/2016/05/nintendo-mickey-mouse-card-ca-1961.html

 

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Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

 

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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Nintendo Playing With Cards

Nintendo Playing With Cards

January 1, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 153 - Nintendo Playing With Cards

 

We start off our look at the complete history of Nintendo.  The company started as a side project of a cement company trying to get cement into Kyoto.  From the humble start of being in a small house with six employees, Nintendo started to grow into an unrivaled producer of cards not just in Japan, but in the Japanese empire.  We end with Hiroshi Yamauchi being the first male ere to the Yamauchi line.

 

Hanafuda Cards and KoiKoi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WxYDIsXHOQ

Hyakunin Isshu: https://www.jlit.net/premodern/hyakunin-isshu/index.html

Hyakunin Isshu Karuta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx2UqSxAPfk

Nintemdo Playing Card Pictures: http://www.kyotoursjapan.com/blog/2018/5/2/nintendo-kyoto-origins

Napoleon Back Cards: https://nintendo.fandom.com/wiki/Hanafuda
 

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Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

 

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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Grand Theft Auto 2 by 3

Grand Theft Auto 2 by 3

December 15, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 152 - Grand Theft Auto 2 by 3

 

With the groundwork of the series laid down, we continue our look into the franchise of Grand Theft Auto.  GTA 2 went to market during a transition phase with Rockstar, Take-Two Interactive, and DMA (Soon to be Rockstar North), sorting out who would deal with what.  GTA 2 was a modest success, but it is GTA 3 that made Rockstar and Take-Two take off.  The gritty storytelling, realism, and relatable real-world themes made GTA 3 a blockbuster hit.  Further refinements to the system lead to the sequels GTA: Vice City and GTA San Andreas.  Each expansion faced controversy, especially San Andreas with the infamous HOT COFFEE!

 

Level Zero - The History of Sega Part 1: https://levelzeropod.com/2021/09/16/the-history-of-sega-part-1/

Level Zero - The History of Sega Part 2: https://levelzeropod.com/2021/10/29/the-history-of-sega-part-2/

Level Zero - The History of Sega Part 3: https://levelzeropod.com/2021/11/11/the-history-of-sega-part-3/

Modo Historia Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk5gSLIKxZs
Video Game History Hour EP 60 - Computer Space: https://gamehistory.org/ep-60-computer-space/

 

GTA 2 Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9ZZX1uO7Hg

Driver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRNt0rpD0V0

Chatterbox FM - GTA 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lPytfSy-04

Shenmue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8RpDgxAyKI

Goodfellas Movie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ilzidi_J8Q

Casino Movie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJXDMwGWhoA

Mean Streets Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9xHpS10CZ0

Reservoir Dogs Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vayksn4Y93A

Pulp Fiction Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7EdQ4FqbhY

The Sopranos Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X4UhSPA5d4

Heat Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GfZl4kuVNI

Grant Theft Auto 3 - Full In Game Movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGWTTCmk_M8

Jordan Harbinger Show - Sammy "The Bull" Gravano | Mafia Underboss Part 1: https://www.jordanharbinger.com/sammy-the-bull-gravano-mafia-underboss-part-one/

Jordan Harbinger Show - Sammy "The Bull" Gravano | Mafia Underboss Part 2 https://www.jordanharbinger.com/sammy-the-bull-gravano-mafia-underboss-part-two/

The Jordan Harbinger Show -Anthony S. Luciano Raimondi | The Mob Enforcer Part One https://www.jordanharbinger.com/anthony-s-luciano-raimondi-the-mob-enforcer-part-one/

The Jordan Harbinger Show -Anthony S. Luciano Raimondi | The Mob Enforcer Part Two https://www.jordanharbinger.com/anthony-s-luciano-raimondi-the-mob-enforcer-part-two/

Grant Theft Auto 3 Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIOR2A6-Gio

Vice City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9doAqVgi9zs

Scarface Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pQQHnqBa2E

Scarface 1932 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRmWftEjit0

Love Fist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNaTxaJyl9M

Elvis Presley - Ed Sullivan Show 1st Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNYWl13IWhY

Elvis Presley - Ed Sullivan Show 3rd Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxcIsXVl1D0

 

TCW 064 - The Rise and Fall of Infogrames Part 1: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/rise-and-fall-of-infogrames-part-1/

TCW 065 - The Rise and Fall of Infogrames Part 2: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-rise-and-fall-of-infogrames-part-2/

 

 

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Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

 

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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Grand Theft Auto 1

Grand Theft Auto 1

December 1, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 151 - Grand Theft Auto 1

 

We start our look at the legendary game series Grand Theft Auto.  A game series that had many influences that came out of the British PC market.  The game may not have seen the light of day if it was not for developers and executives championing the game to BMG Interactive.  With the help of a PR campaign to stir up false controversy that lead to a speech denouncing the game to the House of Lords, the game launched to modest success!  Though the best is yet to come as Rockstar gears up to release Grand Theft Auto 2 and 3!

 

Menace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM8r8Nn-fxU

Lemmings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuiyFXMjGxA

Uniracers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ5sR5Gui6U

Red's Dream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96xGUa1a_zs

Body Harvest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkw4Jpr0lDw

Space Station Silicon Valley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX-GdHNoRRQ

Syndicate Wars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7saA60qM4H4

Clockwork Knight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c3reFAM0QI

Race N' Chase Design Document: https://www.gamedevs.org/uploads/grand-theft-auto.pdf

Grand Theft Auto 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0TLzxpmHE0

Lord Campbell of Croy: https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/lords/1997/may/20/grand-theft-auto-computer-game

Get Carter Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV4XrUDBlfM

The Warriors Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--gdB-nnQkU

You Don't Know Jack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CDMOTyCpp4

Hell A Cyberpunk Thriller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM6Qu2kIXVU

Grand Theft Auto PSX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02kMHWKaMg8

 

TCW 082 - An Unlikely Pairing of Siliwood: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/an-unlikely-pairing-of-siliwood/

TCW 083 - The Silliwood Era now in FMV!: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-silliwood-era-not-in-fmv/

TCW 049 - Old and Elite: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/old-and-elite/

 

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Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

 

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 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gottlieb Part 2

Gottlieb Part 2

November 15, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 150 - Gottlieb Part 2

 

In part two we look at the further development of Gottlieb as a coin-op company, and how they established themselves during the 50s through the 70's.  Eventually acquired by Columbia Pictures. Gottlieb would start making small steps into the video game space.  Though many inside the company still viewed themselves as a pinball company, the shrinking pinball market necessitated a change.  When Columbia was purchased by Coca-Cola the shift into video games was made more of a priority.  One of the notable hits of this time was the game Q*bert.  A character that would even get a short run cartoon.  Unfortunately with other failures in the video game space, and the collapse of the industry as a whole Gottlieb ceased to be in the mid 80's.

 

How bowling Pinsetters work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iod6uwUGM2E

Shuffleboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpNTY-0fhps

Shuffle Alley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfHe6HKFrY8

Gittlieb Duette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmBYrGOYx3M

Flipper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn-AMpfQ-xE

Spirit of 76: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkTJweVDOR8

Royal Flush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU4XEwO0-jI

Close Encounters of the Third Kind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW-mC01af_8

Charlie's Angels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jtamJzTPPU

Amazing Spiderman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM02icGtUBI

No Man's Land: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roDcKaYrid4

New York New York: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xbiQ3Zc4b0

Black Hole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mif-oaCwN0

Caveman Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPm0pmmBp0Y

Caveman Cabinet & Electronics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A_F00nqi5w

Reactor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QKuINAQyQI

Q*bert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKIbhaQfs-A

M.C. Escher Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4VAxilTRGs

Saturday Supercade 1984: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuEtIvOAqkk

Q*bert (Saturday Supercade): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5n2cmGQJ7s

Mad Planets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIRU1lVek0A

Firefox Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5W4MiBuEnY

M.A.C.H. 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm5u4ErDPF4

US VS. Them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6O4KlsbIiM

Krull Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndpV6qfQJVw

Krull Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rleN__MKNts

Q*bert Qubes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CBnbeziBD8

 

TCW 081 - Bally The Road to Fitness: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/bally-the-road-to-fitness/

TCW 059 - Williams' Crazy Story Pt 1: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/williams-crazy-story-pt-1/

TCW 060 - Williams' Crazy Story Pt 2: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/williams-crazy-story-pt-2/

TCW 042 - Laser Craze: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/laser-craze/

 

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Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

 

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 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gottlieb Part 1

Gottlieb Part 1

November 1, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 149 - Gottlieb Part 1

 

We look at the company Gottlieb which was a major coin-op company founding during the roaring twenties, and rising to prominence in the great depression, and post war era.  The company is most well known for pinball, and the many contributions to making it more than a gabling device.  We follow the rise of the company up until the 1950s.  Though not quite at the video game era yet, the background of the company does help dictate and shape how Gottlieb made its mark in video game history.

 

Punch Board Price is Right: https://youtu.be/pyiMiLGfAQ0?t=210

Gottlieb Grip Tester: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0ZjhdXMx8U

Majestic Moving Target: http://www.pinrepair.com/arcade/majest.htm

Bingo Pamphlets: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=294

Google Gottlieb Bingo Images: https://images.app.goo.gl/Ki2DG8oKJCqPHYU1A

Baffle Ball Pinball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1jETFi-f_c

Five Star Final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMHzjaoXe7A

Humpty Dumpty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNs78X_7tlU

Just 21: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1344
Knockout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI42ODA6eHE

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

 

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 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

The Mysteries of Imagic

The Mysteries of Imagic

October 15, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 148 - The Mysteries of Imagic

 

We look at the company Imagic.  This company only lasted a few short years during the lead up to, and through the crash.  The company is notable for innovative packaging, and creating games that pushed the graphical fidelity of the Atari VCS to new levels!  They were also one of the first companies to use graphics on a computer to then be translated to code on a console.  A feat famously used by Rare in the creation of Donkey Kong Country.  Unfortunately through a lot of bad luck Imagic was unable to go public due to the Time Warner earnings report two days prior.  This lead to the company's downfall.

 

Sprint 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuPEoLkVwtI

Touch Me Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGY-wXvjWa0

Atlantis High-Res Scan: https://archive.org/details/AtlantisAtari2600HiResScans

Cosmic Ark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKYRsvy4pHg

Demon Attack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deEgbiAHaGs

Atlantis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1bZGlW6708

Atlantis Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVcxOA9iMOw

Cosmic Ark Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-gXCpJfx5M

Demon Attack Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TlLS54t6JY

Star Voyager Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YQiCdHfc2I

 

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TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

 

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 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Others in the Field Too

Others in the Field Too

October 1, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 147 - Others in the Field Too

 

We look at the contributions of other in the field chronicling video game history, and trying to write perspectives on what we know at the time.  To start we look at Gaming Alexandria which has become one of the major communities dedicated to preserving video game history, and has many contributors who work on a myriad of projects.  We look at the work Ethan has put in between court cases, blogging, and as a consultant on "Arcade Dreams".  We look at the work done by Kate Willært of "A Critical Hit!"  Her work consists of blogs, videos, and twitter threads!  She did fantastic research into the first Easter Egg in video games, women characters in games, and if working on more interesting projects.  Finally we look at  academia, and what they are doing in relation to Video Game History!

 

Gaming Alexandria: https://www.gamingalexandria.com/wp/

Gaming Alexandria Discord: https://discord.gg/cF7c7Jd

Video Game Legal Documents: https://archive.org/details/videogamelawsuits
Norm The Gaming Historian: https://www.youtube.com/c/gaminghistorian
History of Donkey Kong - Gaming Historian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iraLfEz0tJo

The History of How We Play: https://thehistoryofhowweplay.wordpress.com/
A Breakout Story: https://thehistoryofhowweplay.wordpress.com/2018/12/29/a-breakout-story/
Who Created Periscope?: https://thehistoryofhowweplay.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/who-created-periscope/
Arcade Dreams: https://arcadedocumentary.com/
Atari Archive: https://www.youtube.com/c/AtariArchive
A Critical Hit!: https://www.acriticalhit.com/
A Critical Hit! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPqeWdb-LGtPXeVXNoh-iqA
A Critical Hit! Twitter: https://twitter.com/katewillaert

Stanford: https://web.stanford.edu/group/htgg/cgi-bin/drupal/
The Strong National Museum of Play: https://www.museumofplay.org/
Video Game Pioneers Oral History Collection: https://sova.si.edu/record/NMAH.AC.1498
 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

 

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 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Storytime with a Book 2

Storytime with a Book 2

September 15, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 146 - Storytime with a Book 2

 

Alex reads and annotates a chapter of the book dealing with the founding of Activision!  We cover not just the chapter but the thought process, and behind the scenes that went into the chapter.  The story is helped with extra information that Alex was able to gleam from interviews, and trial transcripts.  A larger perspective telling of the early formation of Activision, where the popular historical record needs to be corrected and more!

 

Atari Archive: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo_f7y6sBDmFnGbZoq1Ce_w

TCW 094 - Epyx not Epic: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/epyx-not-epic/

TCW 046 - Atari, Ray Kassar and Warner: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/atari-ray-kassar-and-warner/

TCW 027 - The Magnavox Patent Lawsuits: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-magnavox-patent-lawsuits-friday-september-16-2016-1003-am/

Boxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5reJLuRgz-A

Dragster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTy9zS899wk

Fishing Derby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWaX-NcK5PQ

Checkers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbE1QxqZrNE

TCW 126 Activision and Atari: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/activision-and-atari/

Bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sckeVsRrsc

Skiing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVBcKKCEkB0

Laser Blast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvnq96SVQh0

Tennis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TueiMj2l3k

TCW 009 - The History of Mediagenic Part 1: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/history-of-mediagenic-part-i/

TCW 010 - The History of Mediagenic Part 2: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/history-of-mediagenic-part-ii/

 

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

 

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 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Revisions and Updates 3

Revisions and Updates 3

September 1, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 145  - Revisions and Updates 3

 

Our sixth year anniversary!  In this episode we look back at the podcast and correct some of the errors that were made in the past.  First we explore the company Fun Games which was sued by Atari for making clones of Atari products using stolen equipment.  The source and story of this is better told with new information that has come to light.  Other new information includes the discovery that the 100 yen coin shortage in Japan was real!  The circumstances around the shortage is a lot more complicated.  The final major item was discovering the first game sold on a micro computer.  This particular game was published as a book, and not on tape or magnetic media making it unique for the first game of this type.

 

Trailer with Video Games: https://twitter.com/QuarterPast83/status/1261412414618128385

TCW 008 - Birth of the Japanese Game Center  Go to 1hr 25 minutes: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/birth-of-the-japanese-game-center/

Scelbi's Galaxy Game: http://www.scelbi.com/files/docs/books/Galaxy%20Game.pdf

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

 

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 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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