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Lion and Bally Manufacturing

Lion and Bally Manufacturing

May 15, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 090 - Lion and Bally Manufacturing

 

What will they do in '32? Ballyhoo! We examine the origins of the Bally Manufacturing Company, makers of pinball and slot machines and operators of fitness centers. While Bally rarely ever created video games under its own name, the company was a domineering force in the coin-operated amusement and gambling spaces and through its subsidiaries nurtured a diverse array of talent that introduced many video game innovations. In this first part, we chart the early years of the company from its start as a printing company subsidiary to the formation of a new Bally out of the ashes of the original in the 1960s by Bill O'Donnell.

 

TCW 59 - Williams' Crazy Story Part 1: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/williams-crazy-story-pt-1/

TCW 60 - Williams' Crazy Story Part 2 : http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/williams-crazy-story-pt-2/

Punch Board example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvaCjRM_oJE&t=117s

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

Ballyhoo Pinball: https://youtu.be/eGAw4oF5bWA?t=84

Goofy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZY8OLp5OLA

Airway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1s1Gr-Nh8o

Rocket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPmGtEcjV9M

Simpson's Keep Gaming: https://youtu.be/TvXUkE_Xoe4?t=94

1960's Bally Roller Derby Bingo Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB7RZyfO1J0

More Bally Roller Derby Bingo and History: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfuF4jb-Cqc

Bally Malibu Beach Bingo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwaS16HxGJw

Money Honey Slot Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvcTmmCdSi4

 

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 forthcoming book will be released through CRC Press!

 

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 Dawn of Computers and Gaming

The Dawn of Computers and Gaming

May 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 089 - The Dawn of Computers and Gaming

 

We look at the dawn of computers.  Not just people; but analog, electronic, and digital computers!  We look at how the early games on the computer were not so much games as demonstration programs or simple AI to play games like tic-tac-toe, NIM, checkers, and, of course, chess.  We look at how the work done during WWII around RADAR played a role in how both computers and computer games developed.  Next we look at some of the fear in the popular psyche of computers and AI as depicted in movies.  We finish looking at what is considered the first video games. 

 

Hidden Figures Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wfrDhgUMGI

Analog VS Digital Electronics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxJKXGugfh8

The Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I5ZMmrOfnA

How RADAR Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3uIXt1V7YY

RADAR Introductory Video (Military?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rIHdcwlvlk

History of RADAR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeGBXQLu8pQ

An Electromechanical Clock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1it3kjIgocc

Last working analog graphics machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wxc3mKqKTk

Colossus: The Forbin Project Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyOEwiQhzMI

Colossus: The Forbin Project Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossus:_The_Forbin_Project

War Games "Shall we play a game?": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1F7vaNP9w0

The Turing Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wLqsRLvV-c

Demo of Turochamp Code: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvanV9B6EBs

Carnegie Mellon University Management Game: https://www.cmu.edu/tepper/programs/mba/curriculum/capstones/management-game.html

Tennis for Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PG2mdU_i8k

 

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

Alex's forthcoming book will be released through CRC Press!

 

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/

Gotta Go Fast!

Gotta Go Fast!

April 15, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 088 - Gotta Go Fast!

 

Since we covered Mario a few episodes ago, it is only fair that we cover his great rival, not Bowser, but Sonic!  We go at not quite sonic speed over the creation of the character and franchise.  Sonic's interesting inception was brought about through a character submission process.  Sonic is the melding of a rabbit, a character called "Mr. Needlemouse," and Michael Jackson!  Yes, this is true.  Look there is a music video referenced below.  Though Sonic suffered from rapid over exposure he is still beloved by many fans.  After all these fans pay homage with a Sega Tower of Power to Sonic!

 

Alex Kidd in Miracle World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yasiyS7dkcU&t=495s

Ghouls and Ghosts Mega Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5CGfah2IEI

Michal Jackson 'Smooth Criminal': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_D3VFfhvs4

Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1FEHo_RcNw

Classic Game Postmortem: Sonic the Hedgehog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYO1ZmRuZ_U

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Genesis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cr1rqVcIhA

Kitsune: Japanese Mythology Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0arkgpNDuJg

SonicCD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apPGHEZxu6s

Pinball Dreams Amiga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UNGMiPETXo

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

Sonic The Hedgehog 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhExIWa0R-4

Sonic 3 and Knuckles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soXPc-fvd90

Sega Tower of Power: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y55ZBT_UcmU

Sonic Game Gear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D00HFMfmro

Sonic Master System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQPvA0OvR24

Sonic 2 Master System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6RtXmMN9Og

Sonic Mania: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNJLX15aEn4

 

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

Alex's forthcoming book will be released through CRC Press!

 

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/

Virtual History

Virtual History

April 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 087 - Virtual History

 

And now we discuss at the technology that has been just a few months away from revolutionizing video games for the past thirty years, virtual reality. While a hot topic again due to the emergence of the Occulus Rift and the PS4 VR, virtual reality has been a Holy Grail of computer graphics research since the early 1960s. We examine the origins of VR at the University of Utah and its refinement at Atari and VPL Labs before looking at several attempts to bring VR into the mainstream in the early 1990s. We end with a quick look at the state of VR today.

 

Master Collector of View Master: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JxAv3-QOzc

Morton Heilig's Sensorama (Interview): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSINEBZNCks

Legend of the Sword of Damocles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNSh519GxvY

Sword of Damocles Headset Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OwlABr1o-g

Sword of Damocles Headset With Explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vuGXWnYZpA

Lecture from 1996 on Sword of Damocles Headset: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2AIDHjylMI

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

Moon Dust Commodore 64: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzVIEnTfclY

Scientific American Interview Jaron Lanier: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/interview-with-jaron-lani/

AVGN Zelda II Power Glove: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ab48nahZzo

The Wizard - Power Glove: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Esx7xgXl5g

The Untold Story Of VR On The Sega Genesis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UN_pN9ZU8Y

Sega VR at CES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd98RGxad0U

Dactyl Nightmare Gameplay and Unit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbOGV8-lyno

Oculus Rift Polygon Nightmare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqfpt2hoVrU

Discovery Channel Battletech Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdJA5C_Po4U&t=4s

Polygon Disney Quest VR Article:https://www.polygon.com/features/2018/10/18/17888722/disneyquest-disney-vr-closed

Zone Hunter Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8STASuTKDag

Buggy Ball VR on a game show: https://youtu.be/NkQCWiYB3Wc?t=475

John Carmack Interview on Oculus Rift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyuMVazQPos

Tetris Effect Launch Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFVL6t8IHE8

Real Bomb Squad plays Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYunaBkn9Ng

 

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

 

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Twitter: @tcwpodcast

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

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

Alex's forthcoming book will be released through CRC Press!

 

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/

Itsa Me Marioooo!

Itsa Me Marioooo!

March 15, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 086 -  Itsa Me Marioooo!

 

Itsa the most iconic character in video game history: Mario. We explore the origins of Mario and examine how his entire design was born of necessity. We discuss how the character evolved through the Donkey Kong series and Mario Bros. before taking a deep dive into the design of Super Mario Bros. Then it’s a quick tour through the rest of Mario's NES and SNES adventures, setting the stage for his transition into 3D worlds.

 

Nintendo Radar Scope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kbliYx51ok

TCW Gumpai Yokoi episode: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/nintendo-and-gunpei-yokoi/

Donkey Kong Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJagEKVJ8x4

Mario Bros.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHlUEJXaxfY

Devil World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08q_WmEMh4g

Excite Bike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRgMCtaWoSU

Kung Fu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-gyVEqS1Ts

Pac Land: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=558zv3tHdu4

Baraduke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYRfKffrMVM

Super Mario Retrospective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSssHzHam_o

Famicom Super Mario Bros. 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj-U1ggYRKw

How NES Controller Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVnwfwXnNiQ&feature=youtu.be&t=318

Doki Doki Panic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px3KTewBGrA

Speed Racer Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suCm1w_KTiY

Japanese Super Mario Box Art: http://thedoteaters.com/?attachment_id=5723

Super Mario Bros. 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2LTcQwmOV4

Super Mario World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxg5eOPmzHI

Yoshi's Island: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8btNneN8ew

 

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 forthcoming book will be released through CRC Press!

 

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 Game BASICs

Computer Game BASICs

March 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 085 - Computer Game BASICs

 

Now that we have explained how timesharing works, it's time to discuss games! In the 1960s, students and professional programmers alike created computer games that were played by dozens, if not hundreds of their peers on timeshared computers. In the early 1970s, some of these programs began to spread across the country thanks to the efforts of early pioneers in computer book and magazine publishing like Bob Albrecht and David Ahl. By the time the first microcomputers appeared in the late 1970s, these games were so widespread that they started being converted to platforms like the Apple II and TRS-80 as well.  As a result, games like Lunar Lander, Star Trek, and The Oregon Trail continued to be played decades after they were first created and became recognized as some of the earliest classic computer games.

 

Kill us all on sight reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2Lc_1aNdZA

1969 Lander: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TkFCo4F0_U

Making Games by Year (Remaking Lunar Lander in Python): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJxNUdsnsos

Atari Lunar Lander: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McAhSoAEbhM

The Oregon Trail Franchise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fEWA3WGkZ0

The Oregon Trail Card Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg8lCvF1-Oc

Hamurabi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb9Z8FaaVZU

101 BASIC Computer Games: http://www.ccapitalia.net/descarga/docs/1975-101-basic-computer-games.pdf

Star Trek Text Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLKw4AU4KHU&t=86s

Star Trek C64: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p6qQEDp0Ug

Hunt the Wumpus Text: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETjYJBJrfq4

Hunt the Wumpus Graphical: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkWJMU16GrU

 

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 forthcoming book will be released through CRC Press!

 

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/

Time Shared

Time Shared

February 15, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 084 - Time Shared

 

We lay the groundwork of computer development that led to some of the earliest influential games that would shape the industry.  We cover how computers were one-program-at-a-time systems, and it was only through experimentation that were computers developed that could handle multiple inputs at once.  We see how Sputnik scared the USA into spending a lot more in the sciences in order to keep up with Russian space development, which benefited computer-based education initiatives.  We finish up looking at the proliferation of computers with remote terminals in universities, high schools, and some grade schools.   That combined with the high level programing language BASIC set the stage for development, and spread of games!

 

Castlevania 2 Runner Pays 400/month for Internet: https://youtu.be/C_3Tdjs0iVA?t=1991

The SAGE Systen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06drBN8nlWg

IRQ, DMA, and Address Ports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPKXmGkRxQ8

How Computers Work Overview playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAx_6-wdslM&list=PLzdnOPI1iJNcsRwJhvksEo1tJqjIqWbN-

Crash Course Computer Science playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpIctyqH29Q&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNlUrzyH5r6jN9ulIgZBpdo

The Story of Sputnik: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhJnt3xW2Fc

"The Fun They Had" by Isaac Asimov: https://archive.org/stream/Fantasy_Science_Fiction_v006n02_1954-02/Fantasy__Science_Fiction_v006n02_1954-02#page/n125/mode/2up

1963 MIT Timesharing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q07PhW5sCEk

Machine Code and High Level Languages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OukpDfsuXE

Birth of BASIC: https://youtu.be/WYPNjSoDrqw

Hello Computer reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkqiDu1BQXY

 

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

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

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

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

Alex's forthcoming book will be released through CRC Press!

 

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 Silliwood Era now in FMV!

The Silliwood Era now in FMV!

February 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 083 - The Silliwood Era now in FMV!

 

Now that we have set the stage, it's time for glorious FMV!  We examine the critical games released in 1993 that began the interactive movie craze and attracted serious attention from the media companies just beginning to establish "interactive divisions."  We analyze how both media companies and existing video game companies approached using FMV in their products and conclude by discussing how the sudden entrance and exit of the media companies transformed the industry going forward.

 

Micky Mousecapade NES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8AuYYIG-SU

Sewer Shark Sega CD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTdLjUn6y-0&t=1248s

Night Trap Sega CD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia29PSVOXL4

Congressional Hearing on violence in Video Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD-Afpg4P2U

FM Towns Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th4c7fTMETI

FM Towns 100 Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcM7QaxkL60

Psygnosis Planetside Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jlFe-VBK1M

Rebel Assault: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FX3B8yC38U

CGA Graphics - Not as bad as you thought!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niKblgZupOc

The Fool's Errand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCY_OrFddEc

History of Greenscreen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8aoUXjSfsI

Hunt for Red October end scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCqR0_a6_so

The 7th Guest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45Z-Q5KVTyI

TCW 072 The MYSTeries of Brøderbund!: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-mysteries-of-br%C3%B8derbund/

MYST PC:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iM64lBQqWY

Lion King Activity Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZF8ReMcloc

Spyro the Dragon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrVKjNR0-SE

Crash Bandicoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK-h4M4Aetg

Independence Day PSX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD0movLhZo0

Goldeneye N64: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6l6_WKxRck

Wing Commander 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhPlK6yOT3g

Wing Commander 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcbHuJxqgk0

Red Alert Soviet Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx3fK5kve-M

Phantasmagloria: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAXC-MwfpHA

Star Wars Dark Forces II Cut Scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmD-HlPAVTw

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

 

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 forthcoming book will be released through CRC Press!

 

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/

An Unlikely Pairing of Siliwood

An Unlikely Pairing of Siliwood

January 15, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 082 - An Unlikely Pairing of Siliwood

 

We take a look at the circumstances and leadup to what become known as the Siliwood Era.  We discuss how changing technology and an increased focus by certain video game companies on emulating blockbuster movies attracted the attention of the major media companies and set the stage for an unlikely alliance of Hollywood and Silicon Valley.  This pairing led to the interactive movie fad and also led to changes in retail that would alter the course of the video game industry forever.

 

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

Night Trap 25th Anniversary PC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBaW40NUCTU

Sewer Shark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTdLjUn6y-0

Atmosfear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRMphkKF3M0

Defender of the Crown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvW6okgy4wA

Errol Flynn Robin Hood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpqR6Ca-LL8

Defender of the Crown Opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwTJn-rVYuE

It came from the Desert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8LaMMSEs5Q

THEM Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4URRp39XOo

 

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 forthcoming book will be released through CRC Press!

 

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 Meeting of Spacewar

The Meeting of Spacewar

January 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 081 - The Meeting of Spacewar

 

We go over the history of Spacewar, and the event at the Smithsonian.  We take a close look at the people involved in bringing Spacewar into existence.   We also look at some of the systems that were the predecessors to the PDP-1 that was used for Spacewar.  We also discuss why games were used to demonstrate the capabilities of computers.  In short an interesting look at one of the first video games.

 

TX-0 Mouse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0QTTYJv0Yw

PDP-1 Explained and Space War Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EWQYAfuMYw

Install a FREE version of Spacewar Via Steam:  Start -> Run -> steam://run/480

Video explaining Free Spacewar on Steam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ1KcmBUN-Q

Kotaku Article: https://kotaku.com/spacewar-creators-didnt-know-they-were-making-history-1830887504

Variety Article: https://variety.com/2018/gaming/features/spacewars-history-talk-smithsonian-1203067907/

 

 

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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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