The Turing-Nash Power Hour, A Collaborative Pop Culture TL

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Here Comes The Pain, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    After having a conversation with Mr_ Bondoc, I decided to start a new TL with him. And yes, this is a collaborative effort so anyone who wants to join in and share your ideas, you can with, (of course) our permission.

    So here's the POD:

    POD: June 7, 1954: Alan Turing refuses to commit suicide in Cambridge, England, but tenders his resignation from the university....

    May 23, 1955: Alan Turing meets John Nash at Princeton University, developing "game theory", the theoretical basis for the "game console device (GCD)", ...

    June 7, 1957: Alan Turing develops the first game console, unveiling the "gaming console device (GCD)" in Boston, Massachusetts

    July 16, 1958: Amidst advertising hoopla, RCA unveils the "Atomovision 1960" (a.k.a. "AV60") in New York City, New York, sparking a massive consumer rush,....
     
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  2. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    Maybe this will work?:

    August 7, 1958: William Higinbotham showcases the Tennis For Two computer at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. After the critical acclaim of Tennis For Two, William Higinbotham opened up American Computer Entertainment (ACE Games) to produce more software. The following year, Tennis For Two is released as a arcade game and is installed in bars, restaurants, and other places, quickly gaining popularity.
     
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  3. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    WILL SOMEBODY PAY ATTENTION TO THIS TL:

    1961: ACE Games releases Ping, a upgraded Tennis For Two, to the arcades, which became an immediate success

    1962: MIT's Spacewar!, created by Steve Russell and his fellow members of the Tech Model Railroad Club (TMRC)

    1963: ACE Games officially releases Spacewar!, from the newly-hired Steve Russell

    1964: Starfighter and Bombing Run is released to the arcades by ACE Games, gaining immediate popularity

    1966: ACE Games' Baseball Stars is released in the arcades

    1968: Alien Invasion by ACE Games is released to the arcades
     
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  4. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    Here is one for some pop culture changes:

    November 22, 1961: "Atomic Hit" musical single by Elvis Presley makes its hit debut, detailing the "Gamer Craze"; religious and social conservatives call for a ban on the song,...
     
  5. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    Okay here some more:

    May 24, 1972: The "Console Wars" begin as Dutch-owned Magnavox unveils the "Odyssey" as a means to compete against the RCA "AV" GDC Consoles. European leaders lineup the markets behind the Odyssey console...

    June 27, 1972: Atari is founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney after their success
    with Computer Space

    June 15, 1973: Atari release Pong in the arcades, which becomes immensely successful.
    Later, ACE Games sue Atari for patient infringement

    June 12, 1974: Atari releases their Home Pong console through Sears, which also spawned a slew of pong clones
     
  6. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    Proving that this is not a waste of your time:

    April 24, 1955: Zhou En-Lai, Josip Broz Tito, Jawarhalal Nehru, and Gamal Abdel Nasser establish the "Third Alliance " (a.k.a. Banding Pact) in Bandung, Indonesia; uniting the Southern Hemisphere and China into an anti-colonialist/ anti-imperialist bloc, against both Soviet and American power blocs, ....

    December 12, 1974: Third Alliance (a.k.a. "Bandung Pact") leaders proclaim a "New World Information and Communication Order" (NWICO) in Geneva, Switzerland, citing the influence of radio, television, and GDC modules worldwide,...
     
  7. Mr_ Bondoc Member

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    Here is one to flag a few changes:

    September 20, 1973: Battle of the Sexes; Roxabeth "Roxie" Frausto of Oakland, California defeats Shane "Mad Dog" Davis of Houston, Texas in 2 hours of gaming on ABC Wide World of Sports,...
     
  8. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    I like this, though they'll probably be people trying (and failing) to ban video games
     
  9. Mr_ Bondoc Member

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    True, but also consider the many controversies gaming has brought up in OTL. Case and point, Gamergate controversies, the Grand Theft Auto games, the Left Behind game, or even the dreaded Custer's Revenge,...
     
  10. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    Okay. And speaking of the devil

    February 10, 1964: Barry Goldwater calls for the banning of video games calling them "degenerate filth" and "corruption of the soul"
     
  11. Mr_ Bondoc Member

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    I can easily top that:

    June 22, 1963: Reverend Billy Graham condemns GDC and the rising "Gamer" movement as "blasphemous " during a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, claiming that games are "robbing the moral fiber from our children",...
     
  12. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    Should he launch a crusade against gaming?
     
  13. Mr_ Bondoc Member

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    Consider it the plan for the 1964 and 1968 elections, endorsing Goldwater and possibly Nixon in 1968...
     
  14. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    Okay
     
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    layout for PONG Doubles.

    Doing that with discrete Transistors and diodes would be a very expensive box in 1957, as most transistors cost around $2 apiece
     
  16. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    We're not tech people, we're pop culture people
     
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  17. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    I know this isn't much but I'll do more tomorrow:

    May 19, 1969: Gulf+Western fails to purchase SEGA
     
  18. Mr_ Bondoc Member

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    Here are a few PODs to flag how quickly things escalate:

    September 20, 1958: Soviet officials unveil the "Setun" game system in Moscow, led by Sergei Sobolov and Nikolai Brusentsov, based on stolen schematics of the RCA's "AV-60", sparking international attention,...

    September 6, 1961: Third Alliance (a.k.a. Bandung Pact) leaders call for independence and self-determination for Puerto Rico, sparking international attention,...

    October 16, 1962: Viktor Glushkov proposes OGAS ( a.k.a. "National Automated System for Computation and Information Processing") in Moscow; Conservative John Birch Society uses the report as proof that gaming is part of a "Soviet plot",....

    June 15, 1964: Third Alliance (a.k.a. Bandung Pact) demands admission onto the United Nations Security Council in New York City, pointing out that the represent 77 countries,...

    September 9, 1973: Third Alliance leaders in Algiers, call for independence and self-determination for Western Sahara, angering France and Spain, sparking international attention and concern,...
     
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  19. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    A Russian Video Game Console?
     
  20. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    Also, should we get Hulkster, because we're entering the 70's (and possibly more people who is far more skilled at this than me)
     
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