[Gaming Arc 1/6]
Here we are, starting off Season 4 (y’know, without that update episode taken into account) with a bang, it’s time… for GAMERS. Welcome to the gaming arc, where we’re starting with a little history lesson on home video game consoles, by generation.
EPISODE MISTAKES: We talk about a separate lawsuit that was, in fact, just an additional lost case after the actual original ruling (regarding the Video Game Crash of 1983). The oriignal lawsuit was with Activision in 1979, – a company that was actually spawned off from former Atari employees. Atari attempted to stop the sale of Activision products, which ended with Atari being forced to pay royalties to Activision. This likely contributed to making third-party publishers a legitimate force.
The “First Video Game”:
- APS.org, APS News [October 2008 (Volume 17, Number 9)], “October 1958: Physicist Invents First Video Game”
- National Museum of American History, Accessed: 20 August 2021, “The Brown Box, 1967–68”
- National Museum of American History, Accessed: 20 August 2021, “Magnavox Odyssey Video Game Unit, 1972”
- University of Michigan Library, Accessed: 20 August 2021, Online Exhibits, “CGVA Disassembled – Second Generation (1976-1984)”
- VGLegacy.com, Accessed: 20 August 2021, “2nd Generation of Video Game Consoles”
Video Game Crash of 1983:
- The New York Times, 17 October 1983, “VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY COMES DOWN TO EARTH“
- Wikipedia.org, Accessed: 20 August 2021, “Video game crash of 1983”
- Bugsplat.com, Accessed: 20 August 2021, “What Was the Great Video Game Crash of 1983?”
- University of Houston, Engines of Our Ingenuity, Accessed: 20 August 2021, “No. 3038: THE VIDEO GAME CRASH OF 1983”
- Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Volume 20 | Issue 1, University of Georgia Law, September 2012, “Copy Game for High Score: The First Video Game Lawsuit”
- The Washington Post, 29 March 1983, “Judge Restrains Atari on Method Of Distribution“