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The Wizards of Sir-Tech

The Wizards of Sir-Tech

May 15, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 114 - The Wizards of Sir-Tech

 

We look at the company Sir-Tech.  Known as "the Wizardry company", and founded by Norman Sirotek and Robert Woodhead.  The company was originally founded to market Info Tree, a database program.  The shift was made into video games starting with the release of Galactic Attack.  With the heavy influences of the games on the PLATO system.  Andrew Greenberg and Woodhead would meet, and would start collaboration on what would eventually be Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord.  One of the best produced games at the time, it was a major hit on the Apple II platform.  Sustainability for the franchise was hamstrung with lack of innovation, and the requirement of the first game to play Wizardry II and III.  This culminated with the major disaster that was the release of Wizardry IV.  

 

TCW 084 - Time Shared: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/time-shared/

CARDIAC - Computer Teaching Tool: https://www.cs.drexel.edu/~bls96/museum/cardiac.html

Free Pascal and Lazarus Wiki: https://wiki.freepascal.org/

The Digital Antiquarian - Pascal and the P-Machine: https://www.filfre.net/2012/03/pascal-and-the-p-machine/

Empire on Plato: http://www.daleske.com/plato/empire.php

Galactic Attack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPBac4JAOmg

DND  - DOS version: https://www.classicdosgames.com/online/dnd_121.html

PLATO Online Emulation: https://www.cyber1.org/index.asp

Wizardry I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-iOZzwIlMA

Wizardry II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5eYUXmt_sk

Wizardry III (PC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cWa5HqhWdg

Wizardry IV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQaRAYcUoIM

TCW038 - Origin Story: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/origin-story-1489274251/

 

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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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Primordial Computer Game Industry

Primordial Computer Game Industry

May 1, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 113 - Primordial Computer Game Industry

 

A big episode looking at two major companies that bridged the gap between the mainframe time sharing age, and the trinity of home computers.  We also look at the lead up to those companies with type in listings in books, and magazines.  We look at the evolution of early PCs, and the eventual development of video display cards designed to hook up computers to television sets.  An almost forgotten era of PC development, pioneering magazines, and games that would have influence on the home PC market yet to come.

 

 

Guest Appearances

The 42 Cast: http://42cast.com/index.php/2020/03/23/the-42cast-episode-70-they-create-worlds/

Pixelated Audio: https://pixelatedaudio.com/earlygames-tcw/

 

A Critical Hit! - Kate Willaert: https://www.acriticalhit.com/best-box-art-part-2-computer-games-on-printed-paper/

Popular Electronics Jan 1975 ALTAIR 8800: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Poptronics/70s/1975/Poptronics-1975-01.pdf

TCW 016 - Early Computer Game Platforms: The Trinity, and The Disciples: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/early-computer-game-platforms-the-trinity-and-the-disciples/

TCW 084 - Time Shared: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/time-shared/

Popular Electronics Jul 1976 Sol 20: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Poptronics/70s/1976/Poptronics-1976-07.pdf

Scelbi's First Book of Computer Games for the "8008"/"8080": http://www.scelbi.com/files/docs/books/First%20Book%20of%20Computer%20Games.pdf

Scelbi's Galaxy Game for the "8008"/:8080": http://www.scelbi.com/files/docs/books/Galaxy%20Game.pdf

Cromemco Video Dazzler: Kaleidoscope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tDbn1N8EWI

Byte Magazine Dazzler Write-up: https://archive.org/details/byte-magazine-1976-06/page/n7/mode/2up

Microchess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zuihp7Gq3Y

The KIM-1 Microcomputer History and Basic Features: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0Hn2ZcW-s

The KIM-1 Microcomputer Serial and Cassette I/O: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97PccuhGl9w

BYTE Magazine Archive: https://archive.org/details/byte-magazine

Creative Computing Archive: https://archive.org/details/creativecomputing

Saucer War: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exSJ0gYw0pM

Digital Derby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5bO6AsPOrs

Advanced Dragon Maze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHK1V-_Dz3w

How "Old School" Graphics Worked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rsycfDliZU

Rocket Pilot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJEYr-nkgzA

Saucer Invasion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgmR4ULcgqo

Star Wars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JzmX8KKHmM

Space Maze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAzEWT20WSc

Laser Turret: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1czDFB6qmZ0

Pirates!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yULTq7wnJ3M

3D Docking Mission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66-CqOuBQpY

 

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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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And Landing on it!

And Landing on it!

April 15, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 112 - And Landing on it!

 

We continue our dive into platforming games.  We look at the three main "schools" of thought brought about in the 2-D era.  We start with the fast platforming pioneered by Sonic with Crash Bandicoot.  The cinematic platformer of Prince of Persia is continued with Tomb Raider.  Nintendo, makes its shift into 3-D with Starfox, and the development of the N64.  This culminates with the release of Super Mario 64.  These early transitions continue to evolve into the modern action platformers of Uncharted, and Super Mario Sunshine.

 

How Crash Bandicoot Hacked The Original Playstation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izxXGuVL21o

Crash Bandicoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK-h4M4Aetg
TCW 082 - An Unlikely Pairing of Siliwood: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/an-unlikely-pairing-of-siliwood/

Crash Bandicoot Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTi5EaocGaY

Sega Saturn Tomb Raider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfTnITt-vkU

TCW 036 - Raiding Eidos: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/raiding-eidos/

Starglider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqmTEjpLd8E

Starfox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EkVHxE0Y8I

Stunt Race FX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUT0ZLdYwok

Super Mario World 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8btNneN8ew

Croc Legend of the Gobbos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ5xtiisV-U

Super Mario 64: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6tFoIUyOdU

Jax and Dexter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lpq3zVXs9A

Sonic Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd9Duv-6pFg

Super Mario Sunshine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e11_HgnBUg

Uncharted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv48CUSjC40

Uncharted 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EhpxpPeTKE

 

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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 

 

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

Jumping to It!

Jumping to It!

April 1, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 111 - Jumping to It!

 

We leap around to the myriad of games that were influential in the development of  platformer genre.  Starting with an evolution from Space Invaders into Heiankyo Alien; the concept was thrown onto its side with Space Panic.  Further refinement brought in jumping with Donkey Kong.  Platformers were not as suited for the arcade scene, and ended up truly finding a place in the home on consoles and computers.

 

Load Runner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWwyhymcDxI

Space Invaders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opru6qPsPa4

TCW 074 - The Japanese PC Industry : http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-japanese-pc-industry/

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

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

Space Panic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLd1xABCsaQ

Donkey Kong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U24OcmpZ6fA

Gaming Historian YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mcfrosticles

Raiders of the lost ark intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUWYmTpYdP4

Pitfall Atari 2600: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkDllyETiBA

Miner 2049er: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg12YPQ5nKk

TCW 018: British 8-Bit Computer Market: Software: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-british-8-bit-computer-market-software/

Packland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CDVshu9a4U

Super Mario Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvfBUntkYcg

Russian Attack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STjMHqeF3R0

Mega Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkD3lEANa_4

Mega Man 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWZZUyD-nRs

Prince of Persia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv20j8ChtRY

Rotoscoping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDaEKy7qB7U

Alex Kidd in Miracle World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yasiyS7dkcU

Aladdin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlxuPsQFX28

Sonic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTBGIo7HXis

Donkey Kong Country: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4EUEsEM328

 

 

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

Alex's book is available for order through CRC Press and other retailers: 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/

Books of History

Books of History

March 15, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 110 - Books of History

 

We look at the many books dealing with video game history.  Starting off with books that were primarily strategy guides, and had tidbits of historical interest woven in.  As time progressed journalists, and industry insiders started to write books that included more history and even interviews with the people involved.  As time moved on more comprehensive books, written by journalists, tried to capture the entire history in a complete narrative.  However because of the near complete reliance on oral accounts, limited ability to fact check, and time of the authors these early works are plagued with inaccuracies.  Though they still have value with a snapshot of the history as viewed at the time.

 

Before Mario: http://blog.beforemario.com/

Screen Play: https://archive.org/details/ScreenPlaytheStoryofVideoGames

Video Invaders: https://archive.org/details/book_video_invaders/mode/2up

The Winner's Book of Video Games: https://archive.org/details/Winners_Book_of_Video_Games/mode/2up

Game Over: https://archive.org/details/0966961706/

 

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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 

 

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

Adventuring with LucasArts Part 2

Adventuring with LucasArts Part 2

March 1, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 109 - Adventuring with LucasArts Part 2

 

This our second half looking at LucasArts adventure games.  We look at a company that for a time could do no wrong!  Innovative storytelling, and gameplay with Monkey Island 2, Day of the Tentacle, and Sam & Max hit the Road being prime examples.  However due to retail outlets, competition, and the continuing technological advancement of the computer industry; LucasArts was unsuccessful in transitioning into the 3-D space.  The commercial flop of Grim Fandango, and Escape from Monkey island was the last attempts at adventure games using 3-D. 

 

Tim Schafer Resume: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2009/09/how-tim-schafer-got-his-job-at-lucasarts/

PC  Monkey Island 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AerjOGn6jGo

PC Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZZXJ3zCRDQ

Dragonslayer Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHJ-gZUqD2o

Batteries Not Included Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJmvsb13dA8

The Dig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvGm29ZBTfo

Day of the Tentacle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW283uY3sLI

Sam & Max Hit the Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7qBJak98cs

Full Throttle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1akgtCgsaXQ

Curse of Monkey Island: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfAo3O2qZR0

Grim Fandango: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYiADIyLEtk

Escape From Monkey Island: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMhlFfmOhmY

 

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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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Adventuring with LucasArts Part 1

Adventuring with LucasArts Part 1

February 15, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 108- Adventuring with LucasArts Part 1

 

We look at LucasFilm games, AKA LucasArts.  Not the company as a whole, but their influence on adventure games.  Not only were they instrumental in advancing adventure games, they were able to affect the industry as a whole.  We look briefly at the formation of the company, and get into some of their early projects.  A young contractor, Ron Gilbert, joined the team by helping to convert some early games to the Commodore 64.  Gilbert was later the driving force in creating an adventure game that was not full of deaths, saves, and no-win states.

 

Commodore 64 Ballblazer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPk6sAHFGXg

Atari XL/XE Rescue on Fractalus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kNxy6UIX_k

Labyrinth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Aje3ceClA

Grumpy Gamer: https://grumpygamer.com/teenage_lobot

Ways to die in King's Quest I Remake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-Oo9IJGXGA

King's Quest III Redux: http://www.agdinteractive.com/games/kq3/download/download.html

Maniac Mansion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7oUArcVis0

Ron Gilbert - Maniac Mansion Postmortem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNpjGvJwyL8

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPEocH6Am6w

Indiana Joes and the Last Crusade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ivNLD75rAU

Classic Games Postmortem: LucasFilm Games' Loom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1aVDael-KM

Loom Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps1N2GS378g

Why Adventure Games Suck: https://grumpygamer.com/why_adventure_games_suck

The Secret of Monkey Island: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpIUxjGfkXg

 

A special congratulations to our giveaway winners!
Bob Perrin

Maks Beugelsdijk

@DRPGBook

 

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

 

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Alex's book is available for order through CRC Press and other retailers: 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

Storytime with a Book

February 1, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 107 - Storytime with a Book

 

We read from chapter 18 of "They Create Worlds: The People and Companies that Shaped the Video Game Industry Vol. 1," which discusses the impact of Breakout on Japan.  There are some tangents, other story times, and we bring a lot of things discussed over the years into a more complete perspective.  We also learn about the mysteries of magnets.

 

Steve Wozniak's Blue Box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHZnvN_JCas

Breakout & Super Breakout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5xo-IzERu0

TCW 029 - 50 Years of Namco: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/50-years-of-namco/

TCW 005 - The Untold History of Sega: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-untold-history-of-sega/

TCW 033 - The Saga of Sega: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-saga-of-sega/

Sega The Fonz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osmPZZkCVKM

Degaussing a CRT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEEaZ1GGl9I

 

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Alex's book is available for order through CRC Press and other retailers: 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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The Small Voice of Magnavox

The Small Voice of Magnavox

January 15, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 106 - The Small Voice of Magnavox

 

Magnavox continues to strive for survival as an axillary of Philips.  While people close to the video game division continue to be optimistic about their offerings; management at Philips was not so.  The company continued to be plagued with production shortfalls with new chips, FCC approval problems, and new competition.  They were able to make a few games of note developing some interesting ideas on where to take home consoles.  Ultimately Magnavox faded into just a brand name for Philips after the video game crash.

 

Magnavox Odyssey 2000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEEhwCIUDhE

Magnavox Odyssey 3000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW0vW3D91ew

TCW 016 - Early Computer Game Platforms: The Trinity, and The Disciples:http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/early-computer-game-platforms-the-trinity-and-the-disciples/

Magnavox Odyssey 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z4amwfcO9k

Invaders from Hyperspace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hryPZIcaksY

Take the money and run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTB3VLhCRjE

Quest for the Ring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-m-_11Jjf8

KC Muchkin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07JtE4pIq8U

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

https://www.magnavox.com/en/

 

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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 

 

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

The Big Voice of Magnavox

The Big Voice of Magnavox

January 1, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 105 - The Big Voice of Magnavox

 

We look at the company of Magnavox.  Started around the turn of the century getting into electronics with voice amplification, and eventually radios.  Magnavox continued with home  electronics in televisions and stereo systems.  Unfortunately their visionary leader died unexpectedly, and with the rise of non-American television manufacturers put a lot of pressure on the company.  With all this pressure Magnavox is bought by Philips in 1974 to expand the Dutch company's holdings in the United States.  The video game division continued  to fight for survival and relevance as the decade wound to a close.

 

Retro Tech - The Wire Recorder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90ihiTwJPCc

TCW 026 -The Magnavox Odyssey: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-magnavox-odyssey/

Magnavox Console Demo (Ft. "Come Fly With Me"): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxtWWof3P7s

Magnavox Odyssey Ski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NAqFUhXX48

Magnavox Odyssey Commercials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MnRkPvIjKE

Magnavox Odyssey 100(4:43 timestamp): https://youtu.be/HQfDSygn794?t=283

Magnavox Odyssey 500: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Av3ct3yR6A

Magnavox Odyssey 400 Unboxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNSfOiTUoq8

Magnavox Odyssey 300:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xpO3CJnjiU

 

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Alex's book is available for order through CRC Press and other retailers: 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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