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Episode 4: The Origin of Pong and Interview with the Creators of Quest for Glory and Hero-U!

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Episode 4 discussion! :-) Don't forget to rate and review on whatever podcasting platform you listen through. ;-)  Thanks!

References:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2008/03/11/al-alcorn-interview
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/60at60/2015/8/1972-first-commercially-successful-arcade-computer-game-392971
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_H._Baer
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pong
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari,_Inc.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kee_Games
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/08/when-pinball-was-illegal/

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0761536434/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=vicastingcom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=0761536434
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Gah, horrible! I managed to listen for 1:44.34 before i could not stand dudes meandering speech anymore. He's totally out of date but giving advice? Enjoyed the early podcasts and this one up until the interview started. 

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Not a big fan of the interview, but maybe that's because I didn't knew the game series. The rest was great, just on thing, don't ever say that you over pronounce the 's'. for like 15 minutes that was the only thing that I heard.

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" but maybe that's because I didn't know the game series. "  I thought there was a lot in there for even the people who don't know the game series. Or, at least, if you're at all interested in computer gaming history, or sort of behind the scenes of how games are made.  Obviously if that's not your thing, probably not the interview for you, though I did think the Coles had some great just general work advice and what not that pertained to non-gaming as well peppered in there.  But seriously, if you've never heard of the QFG series and you like computer gaming, do yourself a favor and go buy the 5 game set from steam or gog (only like $10 total for all 5 games!).  Awesome games that, aside from the graphics being outdated of course, really stand up to the test of time.

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6 minutes ago, Daven said:

" but maybe that's because I didn't know the game series. "  I thought there was a lot in there for even the people who don't know the game series. Or, at least, if you're at all interested in computer gaming history, or sort of behind the scenes of how games are made.  Obviously if that's not your thing, probably not the interview for you, though I did think the Coles had some great just general work advice and what not that pertained to non-gaming as well peppered in there.  But seriously, if you've never heard of the QFG series and you like computer gaming, do yourself a favor and go buy the 5 game set from steam or gog (only like $10 total for all 5 games!).  Awesome games that, aside from the graphics being outdated of course, really stand up to the test of time.

I'll give it a second try soon

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I do like computer gaming, heard of the series, not interested in it. I came with open mind, what i heard was someone completely disconnected from life most people live. Only GOOD advice i heard was that social networking leads to good jobs. That is true no matter what field you work in. 

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I was pretty interested in this. Quest For Glory was my favorite game series growing up.. I will totally pick up the new game when it comes out too. I remember when I was a kid and they posted their email on the Quest For Glory V website and Lori actually responded to me. It was fantastic..I would probably still consider it my favorite video game if people actually knew what I was talking about so I usually just say Mass Effect instead, I think if you look though those two series have a lot in common that you might not notice at first glace. As for the people getting upset about this interview I think it's odd. a little that they like this channel which does deep dives into history but gaming history seems to bother them. The advice might seem outdated too, but then again I don't think Kickstarter advice is really outdated so they clearly aren't that outdated. Personally living and working in the greater Seattle area I've come into contact with a lot of people in the gaming industry and you'd be shocked how many of them still use outdated tech or work for people who know nothing about modern programming. So long way around of saying, just because their old doesn't mean their advice is wrong, maybe just not polished properly. 

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