Jared and Dr. Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) take a different direction this week as we go more academic and look at the history of video games in the United States. Based off of AL's dissertation (WHICH SHE PASSED!), we discuss the very beginning of the industry including the first games created, the formation of Atari, its acquisition by Warner, the downfall of Atari, and the revival of the industry thanks to Nintendo.Read More
CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains discussions about adult themes, sex, and scenes of rape in a video game.
Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared dive into a part of Al's research and talk about the pornographic games that were on the Atari 2600. How did these games come to be before the crash? Were any of them good? How controversial were they at the time? Has the industry changed in regards to adult games since then? We also uncover quite possibly one of the first rhythm games in video games.Read More