Nolan Bushnell: Video Games in Retrospect at GameFest
Nolan shares a lot of behind the scenes stories of the early days at Atari and his personal visions of where the industry is heading.
GameFest continues with one of the founding fathers of video games: Nolan Bushnell. Nolan who back in 2010 return to Atari to join their board of directors, takes a moment out of his busy schedule to tell us how he got into the business after college. He dives back into where the first time he heard the term "video game" and all the risky business ventures he went through to launch Atari and kept it going during his time there. Not only does he look back, but also provides a personal insight of where things are going in the gaming world going forward. Quite enlightening.
GameFest continues with the next video, "A conversation with Hideo Kojima"
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I doubt we'll even have an event like this in the USA for a long time. Games have always been the subject to the question of "Is it art" and the fact we gamers got an exhibit (at the Smithsonian no less) it might be the first time in a long time we are taken seriously. The fact they had Nolan out there was a huge win, and that little kid in the front row that was calling out all the names of the games on the slides made me feel the future generation is going to be alright. The last time I heard him speak was at SGC 09 as he was the keynote speaker, it was a real honor and privileged to hear him speak publicly again about what he's doing (he's 70 and STILL working) and where he thinks things are going. At SGC 09 he predicted the rise of augmented reality games using handheld devices and smartphones and now they're very prevalent so take note of what he said here and we'll see what happens down the road!
That guy is indeed a legend! His knowledge of the industry is brilliant! Thank-you so much for putting this up I was just engrossed in the presentation & im super glad that I could watch it! Downside of living in the UK is we don't have events like this!
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He so is, they need to do a commercial just for the industry as a whole in the same way Clint Eastwood did for the Detroit automotive industry during the Super Bowl. That would be infinitely rad.
This man is like the Clint Eastwood of video games.
Yeah, 'retire' doesn't seem to be in the vocabulary of a visionary, does it? Lucky for us.
You can count on me sharing this :)
For a man of 69 he certainly hasn't slowed down one bit and I commend him immensely for never retiring. He is still such a visionary and it's pure magic to hear him speak, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Please share this with everyone you know that even remotely cares about video games :D and thank you for the kind words.
Thank you so much for uploading this. There's so much gold in this lecture. It's such a privilege to hear guys like Bushnell talk about their contribution to the dawn of video games. It's like listening to the Lumiere brothers give a lecture on the dawn of cinema. I love how Bushnell can be equally enthusiastic (and humorous) about the past, the present and the future of video games. Love his philosophy on life, too. So glad I watched this all the way through.
I approve of your approval, and it was 10 shades of radness that I got to go, and even moreso able to film it and share it with you guys!
It's my great honor to share it with all the g1s. This was the first time I had seen Nolan speak since his appearance at SGC in 2009 and it was a real honor to see him again. If you know anyone that cares about video games, please, share this with them!
Hey im from Europe, Slovakia, Thanks so much for posting these awesome videos. Must have been amazing to be there live.
Nice that you were able to go to this. oh and yes, Approved!!!
Alas no, you have to be a member of the industry or press to get in. San Diego Comic Con is pretty awesome. I just got lucky with this, since it's being run by a museum there was no admission charge. The only thing I had to pay out of pocket for was the subway ticket to downtown to get there to see it .
I wish I could go to conventions, but I don't have time or money for that. As a Californian, I gotta make it into Comic-Con or something...Don't know. Is E3 open to the general public?
Yup, and it was dumb luck that I found out the exhibit at the Smithsonian was going to have all these guest speakers all of 2 nights before it opened when I saw Ken Levine tweeting he was going to be there, and Hideo Kojima tweeting pictures of the cherry blossoms and pictures the capital building.
Are these conventions near your area?