DLC seems to be a hot topic in gaming these days. At E3 2012, it was probably one of the most used terms at the conference. Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony all have their own ways to provide downloadable content to gamers. Atari had their own way too….back in 1983! It was called GameLine.
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Nintendo hit it big in the United States with their arcade games Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. These weren’t your ordinary arcade games, as they combined exciting action with characters and even a story. While these games were popular, so were many shooters such as Galaga. Nintendo decided to take a gamble and combine their Donkey Kong game with a shooter to create Donkey Kong 3. Unfortunately, it did not pay off, as the game has faded into obscurity. What was this game all about and why such a big change? Find out.
In the early 80′s, the video game market was flooded with consoles and poorly made games. Eventually, consumers had too many options and this led to a crash of the video game market. The Video Game Crash of 1983 represents a significant turning point in the video game industry and brought about many changes, including game publishing, hardware compatibility, and the rise of Nintendo. This episode takes a look at it all and the impact it had.