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Blizzard: Vikings and WarCraft

November 15, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 054 - Blizzard: Vikings and WarCraft

Part one of our dive into one of the most influential computer game companies in existence.  We cover the founding of Blizzard, which started as Silicon and Synapse, with their start by being independent contractors for PC and console.  With the company wanting to transition into being full developers, they accepted an offer to be acquired by Davidson and Associates.  Blizzard's first big hit was WarCraft: Orcs and Humans.  The first game saw the start of the Blizzard cinematics department, and the voice studio.  With Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness we saw the true founding of the legendary Blizzard Lore that accompanies all their games that followed.  We wrap up with Blizzard meeting another company at CES, Condor, that was working on a little game called Diablo…

Battle Chess II:

R.P.M. Racing:

Swords and Serpents:

Adventures of Rad Gravity:

Rock N' Roll Racing:

The Lost Vikings:


WarCraft Orcs and Humans:

WarCraft II Cinematic:

WarCraft III All Cinematics:

SNES Justice League Task Force:

Genesis Justice League Task Force:

Diablo Gameplay:


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

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