Gaming Mascots--Play Value.The history of gaming E19[720p mkv Vorbis][Kibbles]
Video game mascots used to be all the rage in the late 80’s to the late 90’s. Similar to the Hollywood “star system” of the 1940’s, back in the day, there was a tremendous drive to create and push mascots by game companies. What happened?
Three reviews of the Play Value series:
Tilzy.tv: 'Play Value' is Raising the Bar
"In fact, while hard-core gamers are sure to love Play Value, the show isn't necessarily made for them, but rather for casual gamers, history buffs, or folks like me, who enjoy the trip down memory lane." -03.03.08
Ruralcity Blog: Podcasts on Apple TV
"The production quality is high – the video itself is in 720p high definition, and the experts, who provide commentary on the topics such as the rise and fall of Atari or the torrid backstory behind Tetris making its way outside the Iron Curtain, are actually a little more believable as “experts” than, say, the B-list celebrities VH1 trots out for Top 100 Songs of the 90s. Definitely worth a view." -02.15.08
Gamer Tag 360: Play Value podcast one of the best available
"Everybody loves free stuff.
When I bought an iPod, the first thing I gravitated toward was the podcasts. They're all free, and some of them are truly extraordinary.
Among those I'd call the best of the best is a gem from ON Networks. It's called Play Value and gives a deep insight into the history of video games. I especially enjoyed Atari vs. Nintendo.
Here's the website. I'd highly recommend you either watch them on the web, or download them to your iPod, Zune or whatever you young people own these days." -06.17.08
Video Specs :
Format: V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC, Advanced Video Codec
Bitrate: 1140 kbs
Resolution: 1280 x 720
Frame Rate: 23.976 fps
Audio Specs :
Bitrate: VBR ? kbs
Sample Rate: 48000Hz
Channels: 2 channels: L R
Audio Language: English
This episode and 19 others are available at YouTube - search for 'Play Value'.
You might also enjoy the Jeremiah Black YouTube channel that "was created to re-broadcast a show called 'Best Game Ever' that ran on TV a few years ago" - search YouTube for 'gamingshows'. All 22 HD 720p episodes of this Play Value series can be streamed at onnetworks dot com
(and downloaded too if using a recent version of Vuze).