Rise of the Video Game

   Posted by: Jim   in Computer games

I apologize for not posting this before — I started watching this last week and it didn’t occur to me to bring it up here. Discovery is doing a five-part documentary about the computer game industry. They began with the early days, then last week covered the rise of Nintendo. Looks like this week covers first person shooters. It’s currently showing at 8pm ET/PT on Wednesday nights. Hopefully they’ll repeat it for those who missed it.

The reason this came to mind is that because there is an interview up on Wired with Yoshiaki Koizumi, the director of Super Mario Galaxy. In it, he implies that he’s more involved in the story aspects of the Mario games than Miyazaki is — which is ironic given the focus on Miyazaki in the Discovery program as the father of story games…

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Only managed to watch sporadic bits and pieces from the Discovery series, though I must admit it was quite interesting.

Oh, and thanks for the interview link.

December 8th, 2007 at 9:54 am

Any new episodes coming?

December 23rd, 2007 at 8:24 pm

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