It’s hard to quantify just how excited I (Whitney) was to be able to sit down with David and get his time – uninterrupted – for an hour to ask him the questions that I’ve been wanting to ask for the past 30 years. His insight is incredible and his answers matter-of-fact and immediately genuine. It’s hard – if not impossible – to cram an entire career’s worth of questions into this interview, but we covered as much ground as possible. The interview starts with the cursory background on Activision and the founding of the company and then moves into game development, the personalities involved in creating the “rainbow” titles we all know and love, as well as the fall of the video game industry in the early/mid 80’s and how Activision responded as well as what happened with the people after the fact. There’s a fair amount of technical and artwork discussion as well – we tried to squeeze as much in as we could!
We hope you enjoy this as much as we enjoy bringing it to you!
You can always refer back to the list below for links to the shows in the podcast feed for all of our LAX2015 coverage.
Episode 24 – Friday Night Live from the 2015 Louisville Arcade Expo
Episode 26 – Saturday Night Live from the 2015 Louisville Arcade Expo
Episode 27 – It’s Happy Hour (and then some)! – BT Happy Hour Show – Saturday Night, April 7th 2015
Episode 28 – David Crane seminar – “The Internal Magic of the Atari 2600” (audio feed) (video on YouTube – check our channel at youtube.com/brokentokenpodcast)
Episode 29 – David Crane 1To1 interview
As always, remember to check our Facebook Page for LOTS of content in-between the episodes, as Brent and I are keep a lively presence on the podcast page and we enjoy lots of great discussion on trending topics.
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