Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #97 - Video Game Urban Legends

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #97 - Video Game Urban Legends

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared get into the Halloween spirit by talking about some of the more famous urban legends in video games. We talk about stories like Ben Drowned, was Pokemon causing kids to die?, Polybius, Shin Megami Tensei’s spooky boot message, the Madden curse, and the Atari landfill. It’s time to get spooky.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #72 - We Take Fun Seriously: The Creation of the Video Game Industry In the United States

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #72 - We Take Fun Seriously: The Creation of the Video Game Industry In the United States

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.

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