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  • Before the Bubble Burst: Jamie Fenton, Game Designer, 1982

    Before the Bubble Burst: Jamie Fenton, Game Designer, 1982

    When a group of independent video makers set out to document current tech trends for an ill-fated television show called Wired In, they hardly suspected they were capturing an industry poised on the edge of cataclysmic change. Like many young tech industries, video games were hot, and everyone wanted to get in on the action, but as more and more companies jumped in, often with subpar products, the bubble just grew and grew. In 1982, when this footage was shot, … Continue reading

  • [Wired In raw: Jamie (Jay) Fenton follow up #3]

    [Wired In raw: Jamie (Jay) Fenton follow up #3]

    The tape features raw footage shot for a television show called “Wired In.” While the program never actually came to fruition, the footage and demos put together are an interesting look into the the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s. In this video, Jamie (Jay) Fenton of Bally/Midway discusses the military’s use of video game training and the future of the gaming industry. Continue reading

  • [Wired In raw: Jamie (Jay) Fenton follow up #2]

    [Wired In raw: Jamie (Jay) Fenton follow up #2]

    The tape features raw footage shot for a television show called “Wired In.” While the program never actually came to fruition, the footage and demos put together are an interesting look into the the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s. In this video, Jamie (Jay) Fenton of Bally/Midway discusses the current state of video games in America and demos the current game she is working on. Continue reading

  • [Wired In raw: Jamie (Jay) Fenton follow up #1]

    [Wired In raw: Jamie (Jay) Fenton follow up #1]

    The tape features raw footage shot for a television show called “Wired In.” While the program never actually came to fruition, the footage and demos put together are an interesting look into the the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s. In this video, Jamie (Jay) Fenton of Bally/Midway discusses the problems that plagued The Adventures of Robby Roto, a video game that ultimately failed to make a mark in the video game market. Continue reading