Home consoles arrive. Atari is born. Oregon lights up schools around the country. This is the beginning of everything.
2022, The Losses
An ode to the lost game designers, artists, and executives who passed away in 2022.
Play History, Episode #4
The space age comes to video games. Computer Space, Star Trek, Galaxy Game, and more.
Play History, Episode #3
Who gets to play? Why not everybody! Episode 3 of Play History.
Play History, Episode #2
Tennis and baseball and space war... Oh my!
Play History, Episode #1
Video gaming's origins, and much, much more.
The First Video Game Console, A New History
Fifty years after Magnavox released the Odyssey, what can we learn from its story? What is the true story?
Miyamoto’s Quote, Pac-Man, E3, and the Role of Hype Culture in Video Game History
How we expect games now is not how we expected them before the dawn of the modern hype cycle.
The Forgotten First GDC: Gametronics
A meeting of the minds for the video game industry lost to the dusts of history. Now it lives again.
Celebrating A Luminary: The Life of Jim Nitchals
One of the most important programmers of the 8 and 16 bit age. His story, and how games were changed because of him.