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Tony Robbins I Am Not Your Guru
The Rise of the Synths
The House of Special Purpose
Ancient Rome: Revolution
Curse of the Treasure Scrolls
Across the Hindu Kush
Born to Be Wild
Out Of Shadows
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: Son of God
Frozen Planet: The Last Frontier
Weirder and Weirder
Roads to Revolution
The Last Dance Episode VIII
Series: High Score
Boom and Bust
This series traces the history of classic video games, featuring insights from the innovators who brought these worlds and characters to life. In the first episode, Space Invaders and Pac-Man lead an arcade craze, while Atari's cartridge system dominates home gaming until high-profile failure sparks a downfall.
A Japanese playing card company called Nintendo enters gaming. To stay competitive in a modernizing Japan, their portfolio expanded to include toys and into the arcade. And the company hit it big with Donkey Kong and Super Mario, then later takes over home gaming with the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Inspired by Dungeons and Dragons, adventure and role-playing computer games introduce unprecedented levels of choice and complexity to players.
This is War
Nintendo was like an impossibly huge wall. But if Mario was the undisputed king, an underdog was about to declare war. For Japanese game maker Sega, mainly known for its arcade cabinets, the battle was about winning the home console market. Sega's Genesis console and its speedy character, Sonic, hit the market.
In the early '80s, sports video games existed, but they didn't really look real. And one visionary entrepreneur had already started tackling the challenge of taking sports from the stadium onto the screen. Electronic Arts kicks off a partnership with football legend John Madden.
Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat give rise to head-to-head fighting genre, but the increasing graphic violence in games brings controversy.
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great
Inside Bills Brain: Decoding Bill Gates
The Gene Code
Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places
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