Jan 13, 2022
20 years ago, a book was released that promised to reveal the secrets behind the history of the video game industry, in fact, it promised to be the ultimate history of the video game industry. Of course we are talking about Steven Kent's Ultimate History of Video Games undoubtedly the most popular book on the topic in the English language and probably the world. Did it live up to the hype? Or did the bold title write checks that the book just could not cash?
Hello, and welcome to a very special episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine. I'm your host Karl and we have gathered three luminaries in the area of video game history and friends of the show, to break down the good, the bad, and the ugly of this famous tome. Regular listeners will be familiar with our resident Warden of the Department of Corrections and author of the History of How we play blog, Ethan Johnson.Dale Geddes, the world renowned FCC regulation specialist.And the master historian, and the man behind the They Create Worlds podcast and book, now available from fine retailers everywhere, Alex Smith.
Recorded January 4, 2022
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