July 19th, 2018 | Season 1 | 20 mins 27 secs
bomberman, dyna blaster, dynablaster, eric and the floaters, history, hudson soft, japanese, multiplayer, nintendo, shoji mizuno, video game
On June 11th, 2018, character designer and artist Shoji Mizuno passed away. He was a key figure back in the 1990s at the now-defunct Hudson Soft, a renowned Japanese games publisher — having directed art or design, or sometimes both, on more than a dozen games in the popular Bomberman franchise as well as providing original character designs for the Beyblade anime series.
Since this year is also the 35th anniversary of the release of the first Bomberman game on the MSX, I thought now would be a good time to look back on how the explosive puzzle franchise made its way into the world — and into the hearts of millions.
September 16th, 2017 | Season 1 | 24 mins 3 secs
airfight, brand fortner, bruce artwick, flight simulator, multiplayer, plato, silas warner
The story of the one of the earliest flight simulator games, Airfight, a favourite among the PLATO community back in 1973, based on an interview with its creator. Airfight was a multiplayer flight combat sim with wireframe graphics and real-time chat, and it was an influence on the first home computer flight simulator, subLOGIC's fittingly-named 1980 game Flight Simulator for the Apple II and TRS-80.