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The Life & Times of Video Games

By The HP Video Game Podcast Network

An award-nominated documentary and narrative audio series about video games and the video game industry — as they were in the past, and how they came to be the way they are today. History doesn't just vanish into the distance behind us; it casts a very long shadow that affects everything that comes after it, and so with The Life and Times of Video Games journalist and historian Richard Moss draws those through lines to tell fascinating stories about the past that link right back to the present. 

  1. 1.
    Indie Spotlight: Richard Bannister (Retro Games for Mac Collection)10/26/2020
    32:07
  2. 2.
    28 - Transport Tycoon (aka the great optimiser, Chris Sawyer)09/27/2020
    37:50
  3. 3.
    Soundbite: Vance Cook on inventing new control mechanics for virtual golf09/21/2020
    10:28
  4. 4.
    27 - Links08/30/2020
    40:01
  5. 5.
    The Life & Times of Video Games trailer08/13/2020
    1:27
  6. 6.
    26 - The Nostalgia Box08/03/2020
    38:58
  7. 7.
    Interview: Kelsey Lewin (Video Game History Foundation and Pink Gorilla Games)07/25/2020
    1:34:34
  8. 8.
    Soundbite: a one-stop shop for (shareware) games06/30/2020
    4:15
  1. 9.
    Interview: The CRPG Addict06/09/2020
    1:25:39
  2. 10.
    25 - Pimps at Sea04/16/2020
    37:52
  3. 11.
    Interview: Phil Salvador (The Obscuritory)04/01/2020
    1:44:02
  4. 12.
    Soundbite: Gail Tilden on working at Nintendo of America in its early years03/18/2020
    6:55
  5. 13.
    24 - Bully (Canis Canem Edit)02/27/2020
    25:53
  6. 14.
    Interview: Alex aka Blackoak from Shmuplations.com02/11/2020
    1:35:25
  7. 15.
    23 - The Fog of War01/29/2020
    25:48
  8. 16.
    Soundbite: Bruce Shelley's "inverted pyramid of decision making"01/10/2020
    2:50
  9. 17.
    22 - Wololo12/24/2019
    22:12
  10. 18.
    [Bonus] The Rise & Fall of Ambrosia Software, '90s Mac Legends - PAX Aus 2019 talk12/05/2019
    1:00:47
  11. 19.
    21 - Pitfall Harry, the Jungle Runner11/22/2019
    31:59
  12. 20.
    20 - RealSound™ and Voice Characterisations11/07/2019
    35:00
  13. 21.
    Interview: Tom Lenting (Games History of the Netherlands)10/04/2019
    44:17
  14. 22.
    19 - Premier Manager09/03/2019
    28:35
  15. 23.
    Soundbite: Former Sega CEO Tom Kalinske on telling the US Senate games aren't "just for kids"08/15/2019
    4:24
  16. 24.
    18 - Hogs of War07/24/2019
    26:53
  17. 25.
    17 - Super Mario Kart07/01/2019
    25:29
  18. 26.
    16 - Sega Rally Championship06/08/2019
    21:48
  19. 27.
    Soundbite: Henk Rogers on randomness and dilemmas in Tetris06/06/2019
    5:25
  20. 28.
    15 - The Boss Button05/16/2019
    22:23
  21. 29.
    14 - Lode Runner05/01/2019
    26:26
  22. 30.
    Soundbite: Scott Kim shares a few secrets of puzzle design02/12/2019
    4:47
  23. 31.
    Bonus: Game devs on the impact of the original Mac02/02/2019
    1:03:42
  24. 32.
    Episode 13 - Girl Games, Inc.11/23/2018
    40:08
  25. 33.
    Episode 12 - Microsoft Games10/31/2018
    35:27
  26. 34.
    Soundbite: Spotting "the magic" (Jon Kimmich, ex-Microsoft Games)08/31/2018
    5:50
  27. 35.
    Episode 11 - Bomberman07/19/2018
    20:26
  28. 36.
    Episode 10 - Dogz06/14/2018
    32:58
  29. 37.
    Episode 9 - Midwinter03/27/2018
    29:43
  30. 38.
    Episode 8 - The Tomb Raider grid (part 2)02/18/2018
    37:37
  31. 39.
    Episode 7 - The Tomb Raider Grid (part 1)12/23/2017
    31:30
  32. 40.
    Episode 6 - ROM Hack11/11/2017
    37:04
  33. 41.
    [Soundbite] Mark Ferrari on gatekeepers and a cancelled X-Men game11/03/2017
    11:55
  34. 42.
    Episode 5 - FIFA 3DO10/23/2017
    32:11
  35. 43.
    Episode 4 - Bug Salad10/15/2017
    32:16
  36. 44.
    Episode 3 - Colour Cycling10/01/2017
    31:01
  37. 45.
    [Soundbite] Steve Capps on online social gaming and Bill Gates playing Bridge09/22/2017
    4:06
  38. 46.
    Episode 2 - Airfight09/15/2017
    24:03
  39. 47.
    [Extended Interview] Jon Jordan on the evolution of iOS gaming and the App Store09/10/2017
    55:28
  40. 48.
    Episode 1 - Race to the bottom09/05/2017
    30:58

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