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Fallout

Fallout

June 15, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 164 - Fallout

 

History. History is always changing. Greek historians recorded tales in scrolls, and simple books. Historians of the modern era use interviews, micro-film, and court documents to decipher history. In this episode Alex and Jeffrey look at the Fallout of all that historical work. How they can shape and mold it into the continuing narrative of the video game industry. Fallout almost was not a thing and possibly could not be made today. The game faced many challenges in its creation, but ended up being a very influential work affecting not just video games but role playing games as a whole.

 

Wasteland 1 DOS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v17LQ7Ukrsk

GURPS Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZMLhphjB-g

GURPS Lite: http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/lite/
Wiz-War: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP5vZQJG1Vo

Isometric VS Oblique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tAXW_xn6rU
Oblique VS Isometric Drawings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w503xvjt7mA

Short Video of Knight Demo: https://youtu.be/T2OxO-4YLRk?t=904

Rex and Bobby Quest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzms-rfYdKk

Crusader No Remorse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUnvNTvHMnQ

Mad Max Trailer 1979: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caHnaRq8Qlg

Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior 1981: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlwtiOyaoo0

Mad Max 3 Beyond the Thunderdome 1985: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JKZKjFjHDM

The Omega Man 1979: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWB6Ufh4O98

A Boy and his Dog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTck2RnpPy4

The Day After Reaction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG-e52yAxfs

The Day After Movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyy9n8r16hs

Intro Fallout 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geLiEiAiQJA

Fallout Endings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwXA_fIB2Ro

 

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

 

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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 

 

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

California Pacific

California Pacific

June 1, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 163 - California Pacific

 

We look at the company California Pacific. Founded by Al Remmers the company played a large role in launching the careers of Bill Budge and Richard Garriott. Al Remmers was in a unique position as a publisher. He had contacts with retailers spanning the entire country. In a way California Pacific was both one of the first distributors and used the EA model of programmers as rock stars. Promoting the games made by talented people, and promoting the individuals themselves. Unfortunately California Pacific had a too high royalty to those same programmers, and once dedicated distribution companies started to take over business declined. Al Remmers struggled with delegation, and unfortunately he developed a drug addiction.  Though not well known today California Pacific did play a vital role during a crucial stage of the computer video game industry.

 

A little Energon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy_6yo04Hjc

Overview of the S100 BUS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVblKM9bJxA

Super Invader/Apple Invader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNSFD7mC-Oo

Bill Budge's Trilogy of Games: https://archive.org/details/wozaday_Bill_Budge_Trilogy

Picture of the packaging: https://web.archive.org/web/20220530014930/https://www.ebay.com/itm/203822308767
Bill Budge's Space Album: https://archive.org/details/wozaday_Bill_Budge_Space_Album

Akalabeth: https://archive.org/details/Akalabeth_1980_California_Pacific_Computer
World Od Doom Akalabeth Packaging: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/apple-ii-akalabeth-world-doom-1889507320

Who is Lord British: http://www.softalkapple.com/more_to_the_story/remember-when-softalk-asked-who-lord-british
Ultima 1: https://archive.org/details/Ultima_I_1981_California_Pacific_Computer

 

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

 

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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/

Spinnaker Software

Spinnaker Software

May 15, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 162 - Spinnaker Software

 

Often we laugh at educational games and software.  We tend to view the products as jokes and something that cannot fully succeed.  In our look at Spinnaker Software, we learn that there is more to it.  The company was short-lived but was founded by people with a deep passion for technology and gaming. They released games, and software that helped to show that there is more one can do with a computer than just drills.  If one of them went on to become a major World Of Warcraft raid leader it can't all be bad right?

 

Facemaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seh6DyUPV8w

Story Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpbrcpfVwPY

Snooper Troops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJOFAPPfZ2I

Alphabet Zoo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1m4Lt-7cY8

Adventure Creator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb_7-rlocKo

Rendezvous with Rama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VMbPzf_pq8

Fahrenheit 451: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnET12whCYs

Dragonworld: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ens1xbetX88

Amazon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTojZBzyFrI

Shadowkeep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igXOcweWz_M

Below the Roots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI87UAC3JzQ

WindowWorks: https://winworldpc.com/product/pfs-windowworks/2x
 

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 100,000 Part 2

The 100,000 Part 2

May 1, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 161 - The 100,000 Part 2

 

Part two of our look at the SPA's list of top programs of the 1990s!  We cover more games, and focus on the ones that made it gold with 100,000 sold!  We wrap up the episode with a few honorable mentions from the silver list of 50,000.  We see some old favorites re-appear on the list.  We also see some names we have not seen yet!  Thank you again to all the fans for helping us to reach the milestone of 100,000 downloads!

 

Alphabet Zoo (C64): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNVNn5e3I3k

TCW 079 - The Six Children of EA: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-six-children-of-ea/

Awardware: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aVdGKKYS6A

Pray for Mojo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlDEzmSff3M

Choplifter (Apple II): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvDnUHW_pjg

FaceMaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aM6m9YqJlQ

Kids on Keys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yat8qhR41us

C64 KidWriter(Explicit): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzk6glFJ5Lg

KinderComp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5or1AybNlo

Monocle Joke: https://singleusemonocles.com/

TCW 039 - On-Line Systems: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/on-line-systems/

TCW 040 - Sierra On-Line: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/sierra-on-line/
2019 Marble Olympics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR3aImy7dWw

What Happened to Clippy?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnZ7AFiebys

Rocky's Boots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E67FWYvfq4

The Ancient Art of War: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QGlfCBaet0

 

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 100,000 Part 1

The 100,000 Part 1

April 15, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 160 - The 100,000 Part 1

 

We want to thank everyone for helping us to reach 100,000 downloads of the podcast!  We started in September 2015 and are amazed at the love & support we have received.  To celebrate, we are looking at the list of the SPA's highest sellers of computer software in the 1980s.   We start off in part one looking at the three 500k sellers and then move on to the 250k sellers.  We get a view of the computer software market during this time, and have a little fun too!

 

Kent Brockman Welcoming out Insect Overlords: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4jWAwUb63c

TCW 028 - Picking up the Pieces: The US Arcade Industry After the Crash: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/picking-up-the-pieces-the-us-arcade-industry-after-the-crash/

TCW 041 - Beating Them All Up: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/beating-them-all-up/

The Print Shop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxL7-XLGfDg

TCW 071 -A Story of Brøderbund!: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/a-story-of%c2%a0br%c3%b8derbund/

TCW 061 - Where in the Game is Carmen Sandiego?: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/where-in-the-game-is-carmen-sandiego/

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

TCW 058 - EA Sports: It's in the Game!: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/ea-sports-its-in-the-game/

C64 Jingle Disk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q8spzHvY1Q

CGA Jingle Disk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBOBhZXAXNU

TCW 006 - The Early History of Electronic Arts: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-early-history-of-electronic-arts%c2%a0/

TCW 101 - Infocom: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/infocom/

Why Where in North Dakota is Carmen Sandiego: https://gamehistory.org/where-in-north-dakota-is-carmen-sandiego/

 

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/

International Adventure

International Adventure

April 1, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 159 - International Adventure

 

In this episode, we look at the computer game company 'Adventure International' which is one of the first companies to put out adventure games on early home computers.  Founded by Scott Adams, no not THAT Scott Adams, and his ex-wife Alexis.  The company had a short lifespan of less than a decade.  We look at the life of Adams, and how his love of puzzles and games turned into a small business that unfortunately ended in the mid-1980s

 

Mike Mayfield Star Trek:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLKw4AU4KHU

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/

Sphere 1 Computer: https://history-computer.com/sphere-1-computer/

Colossal Cave Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhFrWH0na0A
Adventureland (C64): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXalpUaECVw

3D-TicTac-Toe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1qPNY03ZuY

Byte Magazine Adventure Articles: https://archive.org/details/byte-magazine-1980-12/page/n193/mode/2up?q=scott+

Pirate Adventure (C64): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Ajx_oX0fs

Mission Impossible (Apple II): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVQCFrg7SrE

The Count (Apple II): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfLakQQaC6U

The Incredible Hulk (Apple II): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbaJHyq4kuo

Spiderman (Apple II): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AYkI_8-R2c

The Human Torch and The Thing (Apple II): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9tRs84sXpI

 

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/

Computer Space

Computer Space

March 15, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 158 - Computer Space

 

Computer space is a game steeped in mystery and myth.  The game is a reimagining of Space War.  Developed through a partnership between Nutting Associates and Syzygy, Computer Space went on to have modest success.  The game is viewed as having little to no impact.  In this episode, we explore how Computer Space had much more influence.  The game had a lot of tangible impact with the expansion of Aladdin's Castle.  Computer Space also had a great run in Ithaca, NY.  Furthermore, it had the first radio advertisement for an arcade video game!

 

TCW 022 - The Galaxy Game: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-galaxy-game/

WORLDLY WEDNESDAYS: A TIMELINE OF COMPUTER SPACE: https://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com/2021/05/12/worldly-wednesdays-a-timeline-of-computer-space/

TCW 044 - Founding, Syzygy to Atari: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/founding-syzygy-to-atari/

The History of How We Play: https://thehistoryofhowweplay.wordpress.com/2021/11/29/why-computer-space-was-a-success/

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

TCW 034 - The Nutting Associates: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-nutting-associates/

Computer Space Cabinet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Space#/media/File:Nutting_ComputerSpace-Blue.JPG

Video of Computer Space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D9_icmvQvc

Computer Space Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3BQsCCwo8w

 

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/

Final Fantasy’s Tale

Final Fantasy’s Tale

March 1, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 157- Final Fantasy's Tale

 

We look at a game franchise that spans fifteen titles and is still growing strong! Final Fantasy has a deep history with many influences and creative talent coming together to create a game of somber mystery and wonder. Final Fantasy had themes drawn from Conan the Barbarian, Elric of Melniboné,  rock music, and the art of Toshitaka Amano. With the help of the programming talents of Nasir Gebelli, the game was able to do things that even Dragon Quest, released a year earlier, was unable to accomplish. The game was released with four hundred thousand copies in Japan and met with modest success leading to the development of further titles. Listen and discover the history and wonder of Final Fantasy!

 

Ultraman EP1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLf_yMPu6gw

Astro Boy EP1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpwbNYFvZy4

Guin Saga Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guin_Saga

Elric of Melniboné Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elric_of_Melnibon%C3%A9

Robert E. Howard Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Howard

Why you Should Read Conan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2_y7zHNEZw
Thundar the Barbarian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_4HBH6Z-Iw

The Broken Sword Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Broken_Sword

Gorgon Apple II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJa5JdvwFBI

Space Eggs Apple II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-DRyEptDjg

The 3-D Battles of World Runner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTbH25YNxE4

Rad Racer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfBXm8rux4Y

Dragon Quest Famicom and Dragon Warrior NES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VWD1IKRXBo

Final Fantasy 1 Magic: http://www.fforigins.com/ff1/magic/index.html
YOSHITAKA AMANO & FINAL FANTASY: A LASTING LEGACY: https://sabukaru.online/articles/yoshitaka-amano-final-fantasy-a-lasting-legacy

Final Fantasy 1 Concept Art: https://www.ffcompendium.com/h/ff1monsterimages.shtml

Dragon Quest IV Balloon Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDQK9A2xIpY

Final Fantasy 1 Airship Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjDIZVOJLho

Final Fantasy 1 Battle Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1dhk-H11Uc

Dragon Quest 1 Overworld Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9vJbdIUsdc

Dragon Quest 1 Castle Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWIXb677sYk

Final Fantasy 1 Intro, Garland, and Bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wwp-8m0ig8

 

TCW 011 - The Genesis of JRPGs: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-genesis-of-jrpgs/

TCW 053 - The History and Merger of Enix and Square: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-history-and-merger-of-enix-and-square/

TCW 071 - A Story of Brøderbund!: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/a-story-of%c2%a0br%c3%b8derbund/

TCW 072 - The MYSTeries of Brøderbund!: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-mysteries-of-br%c3%b8derbund/

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

TCW 143 - The Prophet of the Avatar: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-prophet-of-the-avatar/

 

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/

Madden for some Football

Madden for some Football

February 15, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 156 - Madden for Some Football

 

We cover the man, the myth, the legend of football John Madden! He is famous for taking the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl win and a long career as a sports analyst and commentator. Madden is perhaps best known for the yearly football video game property. In this episode, we look deep at the inception of the game series, how John Madden became involved, and see how the series was almost a one-release failure. There is a quiz about three takeaways from this episode!

 

TCW 035 - EA The Teenage Years: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/ea-the-teenage-years/

TCW 058 - EA Sports: It's In the Game!: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/ea-sports-its-in-the-game/

Atari Football Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_ZOtqMWHoU

George Carlin on Football (Explicit Language): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIkqNiBASfI

George Carlin Sports (Explicit Language): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSJRIKuNJBA

Super Bowl XI (Entire Game): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq-kEM4yV1I

John Madden - A Football Life (Documentary): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc75Vrahc3M

NES 10 Yard Fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LUyTv9j1TM

4th and Inches C64: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr01_s9arAc

Gridiron Amiga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0q7sc_T3FU

John Madden Football Apple II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EbPghLpK6c

TV Sports Football: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKYCgHhHquM

ABC Monday Night Football SNES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYG23P7cggE

John Madden Football Sega Genesis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QtQvJD-clc

John Madden Football II PC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-c3FvZ4-k0

John Madden Football '92: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA2b40VwjQA

 

Take Away Quiz

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  1. What common story about John Madden Football is not true or entirely true?
  2. When did John Madden Football for the Apple II come out?
  3. How did John Madden for the Sega Genesis come to be?

 

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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Quiz Answers

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  1. EA changed the football game to 11 on 11 after bringing it to John Madden and he said he would not put his name on a game that was not 11 on 11 real football. The original contract for the game called for 11 on 11 from the start!
  2. 1989!
  3. It was a completely separate project that was forced to take on the John Madden name!
Nintendo Playing With Toys

Nintendo Playing With Toys

February 1, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 155 Nintendo Playing With Toys

 

In our final look at Nintendo in the early years, we see the transition into toys and electronic games.  Nintendo brought over some popular western games such as Twister in partnership with Milton Bradly.  The legendary engineer Gunpei Yokoi invented some of Nintendo's first toys.  These toys included; the Ultra Hand, the Ultra Machine, and the Ultra Scope.  Nintendo progressed further into electronic entertainment by focusing on light gun technology with photovoltaic cells.  The home light gun games were a hit.  Nintendo decided to develop a larger version to be used in bowling alleys.  However, the oil embargo of the 1970s caused such economic turmoil that most orders were canceled.  It is at this point that Nintendo refactored the technology for use in the traditional coin-op space.

 

TCW 037 - Nintendo and Gunpei Yokoi: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/nintendo-and-gunpei-yokoi/

Nintendo Rabbit Coaster Game: http://blog.beforemario.com/2011/02/nintendo-rabbit-coaster-game-mid-60s.html

Time Bomb Commercial 1964: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfHdq-pTDuQ

Twister 50 Years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pysdD9JSs2w

How Johnny Carson Saved Twister: https://www.history.com/news/how-johnny-carson-saved-twister

Before Mario Nintendo Ultra Hand: http://blog.beforemario.com/2011/03/nintendo-ultra-hand-1966.html

Before Mario Nintendo Ultra Machine: http://blog.beforemario.com/2011/03/nintendo-ultra-machine-1967-1974.html

Nintendo Ultra Machine TV Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL7QAVCgF64

Before Mario Nintendo Blocks: http://blog.beforemario.com/2011/10/nintendo-n-block-introduction-1968-71.html

Nintendo N&B Block Ringer Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9cLRoiJAFw

Before Mario Nintendo Cotton Candy Machine: http://blog.beforemario.com/2011/09/nintendo-candy-machine-1970.html
Before Mario Nintendo Photocopier: http://blog.beforemario.com/2012/12/nintendo-copilas-part-2-1971.html
Before Mario Ultra Scope: http://blog.beforemario.com/2011/06/nintendo-automatic-ultra-scope-ultra.html
Nintendo Automatic Ultra Scope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY9QFOnlatc

Ultra Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApGnXOIZB0o

Nintendo Love Tester: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3vUwM3CO3Y

Distilled Water VS Tap Water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hQh8eg30IY

How Solar/Photovoltaic Cells Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_q6LRgKpTw

Before Mario Kôsenjû SP: http://blog.beforemario.com/2011/02/light-gun-games-kousenjuu-sp-and.html

Before Mario Electro Safari and Bird Targets: http://blog.beforemario.com/2011/02/nintendo-electro-safari-and-electro.html

Nintendo Roulette Commercial: https://twitter.com/nintendomemo/status/913881627704676352

Before Mario Nintendo Jumping Bottle: http://blog.beforemario.com/2012/05/nintendo-jumping-bottle-1970.html

Before Mario Duck Hunt: http://blog.beforemario.com/2012/09/nintendo-kousenjuu-duck-hunt-1976.html

Before Mario Types of Guns and Riffles: http://blog.beforemario.com/2011/04/nintendo-kousenjuu-guns-and-rifles-sp.html

Kôsenjû Custom Lever Action Rifle: http://blog.beforemario.com/2011/03/nintendo-custom-lever-action-rifle-and.html

Pictures of the Laser Clay Shooting System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFddF9nKUq8

TCW 067 - The Birth of the Japanese Consoles: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-birth-of-the-japanese-consoles/

 

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

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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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