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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.

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.

Role Players

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

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.

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.
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science
Alien Worlds
Alien Worlds

   2020    Science
Lost Kingdoms of South America
Lost Kingdoms of South America

   2013    History
Life
Life

   2009    Nature
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

   2007    Nature
A Perfect Planet
A Perfect Planet

   2021    Nature
Dynamic Genomes Series
Dynamic Genomes Series

   2019    Medicine