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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

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@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 

 

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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

 

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 

 

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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 

 

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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

 

The book giveaway is LIVE from January 1st 2020 through February 1st 2020 GMT. 

More information at: http://theycreateworlds.com/giveaway

 

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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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A Holistic View of ET

A Holistic View of ET

December 15, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 104- A Holistic View of ET

 

The game that has become so shrouded in myth and legend is brought to light in this holiday episode!  We look at how E.T. was thrust upon Atari by Warner in a bid to bring Stephen Spielberg in to makes movies for Warner.  With a massive royalty overhead, a short five week production time, and a massive brain drain at Atari Howard Scott Warshaw stepped up to the challenge.  He took the ambitious task of programing E.T. for Atari, having done Raiders of the Lost Arc previously.  Despite the time crunch he decided do an adventure like game which, in combination with a lack of mentorship,  lead to some poor design choices.   Though lauded as being 'the worst game ever' E.T. is just an unfortunate game that hit Atari at an inopportune time.

 

 

Original E.T. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7-2PB4jj2o

Adventure 2600 Walkthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzCrb8y5NCU

Yar's Revenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrHUJrhZMJI

Raiders of the lost Ark Speed Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP-e0-0PpLc

ET Atari 2600: ET explained by Atari: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-pzdPLfy9Y

Simpsons "Can't Sleep Clown Will Eat Me": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3yuFlvRyqM

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

TCW 045 - Atari, Ventures and Acquisitions: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/atari-ventures-and-acquisitions/

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

TCW 047 - Vestiges of Atari: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/vestiges-of-atari/

TCW 019 - The Great Video Game Crash Part 1: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-great-video-game-crash-part-1/

TCW 020 - The Great Video Game Crash Part 2: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-great-video-game-crash-part-2/

TCW 021 - The Great Video Game Crash Part 3: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-great-video-game-crash-part-3/

 

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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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Elite Systems

Elite Systems

December 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 103 - Elite Systems

 

We look at one of the British software companies Elite Systems.  The company was originally named Richard Wilcox software, and was founded as a collaboration between two brothers with the encouragement of their father.   Owing to Richard still being a teenager, had schooling, and could not make programing a full-time career at the time the decision was made to rebrand the company.  Steve renamed the company to Elite Systems in 1984, and hired bedroom coders to produce software for the company.  The company continued to be one of the industry leaders when it came to where the market was going.  They went to licenses, in studio development, consoles, independent developer, and now mobile gaming.  We finish up looking briefly at the controversy around the company's Kick-Starter campaign for the ZX Spectrum Bluetooth keyboard for retro games. 

 

Blue Thunder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9nESwphljA

Kokotoni wilf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cnq4SdcYzs

Airwolf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LOAciMPGrI

Frank Bruno's Boxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cUku-A0UOc

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

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/

Commando: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKom2O2H0pQ

Paperboy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR9tQYb76UM

 Dragon's Lair EU NES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63JKJPtZ344

Striker SNES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVmLLmILrrg

Test Drive Off-Road PSX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMNUsD_FfQw

Test Drive Off-Road PC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA3M5K0ezsg

Telegraph video of ZX Spectrum Bluetooth Keyboard with Steve Wilcox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HQQsKBeIpI

 

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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/

Stern Electronics

Stern Electronics

November 15, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 102 - Stern Electronics

 

We look at the short history of Stern Electronics.  A company that has influenced and been influenced by multiple other companies through its people.  We cover the paths of many of these people including the founder Gary Stern.  During the transition to video games in the late 70's and early 80's Stern was the American arm for Konami bringing over many of their games.  With financial difficulties from having to buy out one of the major investors, once they became mired in legal trouble, and the collapse of the video game industry, Stern ceased to be.  A quick flash for an interesting company.

 

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 090 - Lion and Bally Manufacturing: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/lion-and-bally-manufacturing/

TCW 091 - Bally: The Road to Fitness: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/bally-the-road-to-fitness/

Dr. Tran: (potentially NSFW): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO0kRE5OTZI

TCW 051 - Sons of Pong: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/sons-of-pong/

Smiley Face History: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2009/feb/21/smiley-face-design-history

URL Video Action Indy 500: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIa0J10raDc

Berzerk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdewB64l2-c

TCW 052 - The Many Faces of Konami: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-many-faces-of-konami/

Astro Invader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UcmU0qV5U8

The End: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcOa6DSDgxQ

Tutankham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z242gkTzmM

 

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

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

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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/

Infocom

Infocom

November 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 101 - Infocom

We look at the short life of Infocom.  A company that fell into the videogame sphere.  Best known for their text adventure games, including the renowned game Zork.  They started off as a company to keep creative minds together from MIT, and brought forth unique developments including using virtualization for video games.  Due to lack of innovation, combined with its acquisition by Activision, the failure of their database Cornerstone, and  saturating the market with a niche product; the company was closed down in the late 1980's.  With a dedicated fan base in text adventures, Infocom's influence has been felt in some circles to the present day!

TCW084 - Time Shared: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/time-shared/

Colosal cave advcenture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3etkSoHrR8

Zork on a PDP-11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYng1yypNCA

Zork Example Play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNN4VPlRBJ8

Quick Explanation of Virtualization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XItj08D5KPk

What is Virtual Memory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2quKyPnUShQ

 

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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 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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The 100 Most Influential Games Part 3

The 100 Most Influential Games Part 3

October 15, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 100 - The 100 Most Influential Games Part 3

 

And at long last, TCW Episode 100!  To celebrate our 100th episode, we finish our countdown of the 100 most influential video games of all time.  This time, we look at only 20 games, but these are the games we have deemed the absolutely most essential for shaping the video game industry as it exists today.  We present these final twenty games in chronological order by original release date.  Now that we have made all our picks, what do you think?  Let us know on Twitter!

 

Games:

Spacewar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EWQYAfuMYw

Pong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut6Rh-rmGAo

Colossal Cave Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhFrWH0na0A

Space Invaders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uSzmzZP1s8

MUD (Core MUD): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-yhk0chxyk

Donkey Kong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp2aMs38ERY

Super Mario Bros.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ViRBWz4-E

Elite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJvdZWhNLiM

Dragon Quest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5dalWuTitE

Tetris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNbo1AGqKrI

SimCity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A54blk-ojA4

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

Civilization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE3t_WuoSwE

Ultima Underworld: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee4PUcpGSn8

Alone in the Dark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lWaQe8LPW0

Doom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFnOLFd_ByQ

Quake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbCHIYXBts0

Super Mario 64: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SVLIRthpNc

Ocarina of Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF9CxAulk04

Grand Theft Auto 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zoLurwbCHM

 

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 Most  Influential Games Part 2

The 100 Most Influential Games Part 2

October 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 099 -  The 100 Most  Influential Games Part 2

 

And now, forty more games drawn from our list of the 100 most influential games of all time! Presented in no particular order, this list of hits and obscurities provides an overview of video game history through some of the most important milestone titles.  This batch of forty games tend to be of more recent vintage, with RPGs, MMOs, Real-Time strategy, and shooters dominating the list.

 

 

Games

Rescue Raiders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8_XsRYTO-0

Herzog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU2FDnKzt5I

Dune 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOscXf0Fpmk

StarCraft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j3X3EuCf98

Seven Cities of Gold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57qE1arvo3U

Dynasty Warriors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2SARDWdZIM

Fire Emblem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp2NqY3M6fI

DikuMUD: https://dikumud.com/

Neverwinter Nights:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwFv_LerIAg

World of Warcraft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vlVQYjkCDM

Maple Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_0hm9Xj5dQ

Tower of Druaga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCCGIP4SifE

Wizardry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYLn_ij5G10

Ultima: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrQFzWO4pYo

Ultima IV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHfAE5tXHv4

Rogue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riN2FDtPCnw

Baldur's Gate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WYOH5PmoaE

Dungeon Master: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGLkPY22pkg

Parappa the Rapper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbYdRZ8FiuA

Dance Dance Revolution:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jywza4So-eU

Shariki: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8XKS7tLB8w

Pokemon Red & Blue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHHSQxn_IOY

Minecraft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oghqTROa7o

Half-Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoV9o6b91Sc

Battlefield 1942: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gc2AJQLvcQ

Halo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX9ZyK5L3-A

Medal of Honor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6ivwknQN54

ARMA 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97wFTd2lW34

PUBG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sctOYN2pMs4

Resident Evil 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFuHLUuuzLI

Kill Switch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1zW5X0CwTs

Gran Turismo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqlFs3s2JNM

Virtua Fighter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl895zXjfyQ

Ridge Racer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D5VHJAE5io

Tomb Raider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BltNSs9Vzdg

Resident Evil:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moW4wLlZnHk

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

ICO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPP41ZKtA0c

Myst: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D30r0iRH73Q
System Shock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xap7JLlROSQ

 

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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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