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El Dragon

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#1 15 years ago

Well last night I was surfing around tv and found on the Game Show Network (GSN) a program: Video Game Invasion The History Of A Global Obsession It was a fasinating 2 hour program on the history of this industry. It covers all forms of electronic games from the early arcade through the various platforms out today. I strongly recomend this program to any and all of us that game, design games, etc. It will be rebroadcast today right now, Wednesday March 24th 4pm, Friday March 26th 6pm, Saturday March 27th 4pm, & Sunday May 28th 9pm all times EST. several of these broadcasts are interactive (not sure how interactive but may possibley be webbroadcasts) I'll let you know. I also intend on recording this fasinating program. This is a link to a description of the show but not sure how long this will be a viable link: http://www.gsn.com/specific_page_elements.php?link_id=S26




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#2 15 years ago

Well the link still works at this time! But that's a short description...Since I will probably never see this show, it's a pity for me! Anyway, in the case this link will not working anymore, I've copied the short description...

Video Game Invasion The History Of A Global Obsession: A GSN world premiere documentary tracing the creation and evolution of video games from PONG to present. Hosted by: Pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk Video Game Invasion The History Of A Global ObsessionThis groundbreaking special offers rare glimpses into the minds of Nolan Bushnell (former CEO of ATARI) and PONG game designer Seamus Blackley. VGO dissects the obsession that became a corporate competition and eventually a million dollar phenomenon. From the bouncing white box to Xbox, the games play on & on.




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#3 15 years ago

With those play time stats I think El-Angel might qualify for the "Global Obsession" poster child! :D




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#4 15 years ago

:roll: Perhaps that's already the case... :lol: It's deserved...




Deimos

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#5 15 years ago

Yes, I watched that too, very interesting. It was very interesting to learn about how Wolfenstein 3D led up to Doom & Doom 2. And it was interesting to learn about all the older systems. I never knew that the Nintendo helped make the Playstation, but then stopped helping Sony and they partnered (Spelling?) up with Phillips to make a new system, and how the Sega Saturn didn't sell too well. Very interesting...




El Dragon

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#6 15 years ago

I'm double checking. Several of the broadcasts are 'interactive' and I think that might mean also a web broadcast as well (many of the shows are interactive with the web on this channel try snooping around gsn.com to see if you can 'access' the show it's really worth it to any of us gaming geeks.




Angel-Eyes

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#7 15 years ago

It's quite amazing how the computer game scene has changed in such a short space of time. I can remember back to the days of pong in glorious black and white. When you think about what games we have today and compare them to the old classics its quite scary how things have progressed. I wouldn't mind seeing that programme but us poor souls in the UK tend to miss out on that sort of thing.




El Dragon

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#8 15 years ago

k the interactive thing is just 'quiz game' on the program. I definately intend on recording this program so maybe we can do the old 'mail around the globe' of the tape (each viewer signs it then passes it on :D ) though not sure if us VHS is the same as English...




Deimos

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#9 15 years ago

Or you can burn it on DVD...




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#10 15 years ago
El Dragonthough not sure if us VHS is the same as English...

It shouldn't be as the UK screens have more scan lines. Our VHS cassette would work but the image would be distorted. that's the reason for Region 1 DVD's in the use and 2 (?) in the UK and 3 (?) in Win's territory.... At least that's what RedDwarf.com says I think...




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