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Fight

   2020    Technology
Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat give rise to head-to-head fighting genre, but the increasing graphic violence in games brings controversy.
Series: High Score

This is War

   2020    Technology
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.
Series: High Score

Role Players

   2020    Technology
Inspired by Dungeons and Dragons, adventure and role-playing computer games introduce unprecedented levels of choice and complexity to players.
Series: High Score

Comeback Kid

   2020    Technology
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.
Series: High Score

Boom and Bust

   2020    Technology
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.
Series: High Score

Rise of the Machines

   2020    Technology
From the first transistor to deep learning networks, the rise of computing power over the last 50 years has been so phenomenal it's changed everything from the way we communicate to how our appliances interact. Fuelled by giant leaps forward in computer technology, the race is on. As the progress of machines continues to accelerate, so will the pace of change.
Series: The Great Acceleration
Clarkson Farm

Clarkson Farm

2021  Nature
The Human Body

The Human Body

1998  Medicine
Human Universe

Human Universe

2014  History
Minimalism

Minimalism

2015  Culture
The Universe

The Universe

2007  Science
Senna

Senna

2010  Culture
Meet the Romans

Meet the Romans

2012  History