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Podcasts by Zartis – The Story of Software #8: Video Games (1950s – 90s)

Video Games (1950s-90s)


In this episode of our software podcast, we explore the early days of video games, from the first game in 1952 till the glory days of arcade games.


Note: The ‘History of Software’ podcast has been rebranded to The Story of Software. The focus remains on exploring technology from an evolutionary perspective of trying to understand how what we know today came to be. We will continue to explore topics from the early dawn of software technology to the state-of-the-art today and what is envisioned to come next.


We look into the rise and fall of the early console gaming industry in the 80s. The market collapsed by 97% between 1983 and 1985, as annual revenues across the sector went from 3.2 billion to 100 million. 

To learn what caused this crash and what followed in the evolution of video games, tune in!

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For this episode, Padraig Coffey, CEO at Zartis, is joined by John Dennehy, Founder at HireHive, Agreeable and Zartis.

We hope you enjoy listening to our tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com.

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