Falken's Maze: An 80s Guide to History

Leeroyyy Jenkinsss (Part 3 of 3)

Episode Summary

In this 3rd and final episode of our series of shows on video games, we take an in-depth look at player behavior, both in-game and out. We'll uncover lying, cheating, and a little early 80s Tom Hanks.

Episode Notes

In this 3rd and final episode of our series of shows on video games, we take an in-depth look at player behavior, both in-game and out. We'll uncover lying, cheating, and a little early 80s Tom Hanks.

This episode is the third in a three-part series. The overarching goal of this set of shows is to explore the rise of video games and to explain the impact they’ve had on the sociology of the modern world.

In Falken's Maze technologist and former international relations professor Jason Thomas explores the intersection of technology, history, and culture. Created for listeners who wistfully long for the 80s but want to understand the complexities of today, this podcast demystifies and explains the world's most compelling technologies and events through 80's movies, music, and television.

This is where history, tech, and retro pop collide.

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References:

  1. Bosom Buddies Original Intro Theme Song
  2. Mazes and Monsters Clip
  3. The Makers Of 'Leeroy Jenkins' Didn't Think Anyone Would Believe It Was Real (Kotaku)
  4. Leeroy Jenkins Clip
  5. Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissel
  6. King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
  7. Summary Decision by Twin Galaxies on the revocation of Billy Mitchell's world record
  8. Report: Cheating Is Becoming A Big Problem In Online Gaming IForbes Magazine)

Music:

Photo by Kelly Sikkema