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From Bedrooms to Billions

Post by Zark Montor » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:19 pm

Ok, so how many of you old farts (yes that includes me!) have seen From Bedrooms to Billions on netflix yet?
what an amazing docu-film thingy! A lot of my heroes are on there, including Ian Bell, yes Ian Bell!! If you haven't caught it yet, well, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Other noteworthy appearances, Archer MacLean, Rob Hubbard, Yak the Hairy (Jeff Minter), Simon Gray (he did the music for <=== that there game in my avatar (you also get to hear that great piece of music too!)) and Matt Smith the creator of Manic Miner.

I've watched it twice and it creates a nice feeling of nostalgia.

Enjoy!

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Re: From Bedrooms to Billions

Post by Cody » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:53 pm

Zark Montor wrote:Ok, so how many of you old farts...
Get off my lawn!

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Re: From Bedrooms to Billions

Post by ClymAngus » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:31 pm

Huge swell of nostalgia and slight personal guilt that I should have done more with my life than be a fanatic of the needful things that have come from the minds of such geniuses?

It is a bitter sweet pill at best. Yet one I'm strangely used to tasting..... :D

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Re: From Bedrooms to Billions

Post by Commander_X » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:23 am

I must admit, quite twisted this UK video game industry history. Definitely due to the large hardware platforms they had to provide for. I must confess, I'm happy I took the right decision in not going for the "Spectrum compatible" kits I had access to (and I had to actually do work on during my University years); my first home computer was a Z80 CP/M enabled PC, which I could easily adapt to use on my TV as a monitor at the time. One year later it's been replaced by a whole MS DOS compatible enabled 286.
Interestingly enough, though, the final comments in the documentary show a console profile for most of the old timers -- which is somehow to be expected, considering the PC market, although well established by itself, is considered just "another platform" by the publishers.

Similar shows worth of mentioning (I think you can watch them all on YouTube), should be:
- Video Games The Movie 2014
- Hackers - Wizards of the Electronic Age
- PBS - Triumph of the Nerds
- PBS - Nerds 2.0.1
Besides the nostalgic side of these, it's worth mentioning the historic overview of some of the events presented, also the very "pop" approach of Mr. Cringely in his "Nerds" series.

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