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Love of the worlds created by video game designers and personalities drives Alex Smith & Jeffrey Daum (history, law, CS degrees) to provide a scholarly yet light-hearted discussion of how arcade, home console, and PC games merged into a Video Game Industry. Emphasis is on the combination of business and creative elements needed for financial success. Interviews of Atari, EA, Activision, & other execs with detailed source evaluations produce the insights you hear in these 122+ hours!

They Create Worlds Alex Smith, and Jeffrey Daum

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    • 4.6, 10 Ratings

Love of the worlds created by video game designers and personalities drives Alex Smith & Jeffrey Daum (history, law, CS degrees) to provide a scholarly yet light-hearted discussion of how arcade, home console, and PC games merged into a Video Game Industry. Emphasis is on the combination of business and creative elements needed for financial success. Interviews of Atari, EA, Activision, & other execs with detailed source evaluations produce the insights you hear in these 122+ hours!

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Aboissonneau ,

Best Podcast related to Video Game History

This is head and shoulders above anything else I’ve seen related to the history of video games.

Plasmic Steve ,

Scholarly and Entertaining

These guys did deep into video game history from angles that aren’t usually covered - like the financial and retail aspects of the industry. Their knowledge is formidable and when they cover a topic, like the video game crash of the early 80s, they cover it so thoroughly that the listener is left feeling like they were a part of the events being discussed. Great podcast - highly recommended!

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