25: Overwatch – Show Notes

DSRA

First Segment

  • Pong and Atari
  • The Start of Multiplayer Gaming With Arcade Games
  • Empire by PLATO
    • Players competing on separate screens
  • Space Invaders for the Atari VCS
    • Lead to a Gaming Boom
    • Lead to a Gaming Crash
      • Atari 2600 and the CVC GameLINE
      • Mattel and Play Cable
  • Home Computers in the 1980s
  • Pathway to Darkness and Multiplayer Gaming
  • LAN Parties
  • 4th Generation Consoles and the Internet Becoming Public Domain
    • Satellaview from Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    • Sega Genesis and the Sega Channel
  • Catapult Entertainment and XBAND Gaming Network
  • Sega Dreamcast: First Internet Ready Console
    • Came with a modem and Planet Web browser
    • Paved the way for the next generation of consoles
  • Xbox Live
  • Online Gaming Today

Second Segment

  • Silicone and Synapse
    • Mike Morhaime
    • Allen Adham
    • Frank Pearce
    • 1991
    • RPM Racing 
    • Rock’n’Roll Racing
    • The Lost Vikings 
  • Blizzard Entertainment
    • Davidson and Associates
    • Warcraft Franchise
    • Diablo Franchise
    • Starcraft Franchise
  • Overwatch
    • Born from the ashes of Titan
    • Chris Metzen
    • Jeff Kaplan
      • Quake Mods
      • Half-Life
      • Team Fortress 

Third Segment

  • Character Design
  • Backstory and Worldbuilding
  • The Heroes Come First!
  • Diversity in Videogames