A Short History Of Video Games, As Presented By Radio National

Feel like travelling into the future to get a solid grounding in the history of video games?

Wait, scratch that. That sentence makes absolutely zero sense. Allow me to explain.

Image: The march of the Pokemon (Getty Images)

Dan Golding, Gaming Academic/Journalist, Director of Freeplay and friend of Kotaku Australia has put together a really neat series of audio presentations on the history of video games. Featuring interviews with Al Alcorn, the creator of Pong, David Crane the creator of Pitfall and numerous other local critics and creators, this series is going to be a must listen when it airs on Radio National in January.

But you don't have to wait a month to listen. You can listen right now.

The ABC has kindly uploaded all four episodes of Dan Golding's A Short History of Video Games to its website already. You can listen to all of them here and I recommend that you do.


    Sounds like a good listen, will do. Been loving podcasts lately.

    Shameless financially uninvolved plug - if you haven't listened to the Serial podcast do it now!

    I wonder if they have Pikachu guards marching outside the Nintendo building, just like in The Wizard Of Oz.

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