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. Mr_ Bondoc Member

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    Why not? If anything, you could also add Jodie Foster or Chastity Bono (the daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono),...
     
  2. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    Okay, here are some more things of UA:

    December 10, 1978: Space Battleship Yamato: The Movie, directed by Leiji Matsumoto and released Internationally by United Artists as their response to Star Wars. Starring Jack Grimes and Chris Latta

    April 16, 1979: United Artists rejects the script of Heaven's Gate, a project of director Michael Cimino

    September 17, 1979: Due to the success of the Space Battleship Yamato movie, United Artists Television broadcasts the Space Battleship Yamato anime show to the world as Star Blazers. (The voice cast is the same as the movie)
     
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  3. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    Also, should UA still get bought by Transamerica, if not then should they stay independent?
     
  4. OldNavy1988 Well-Known Member

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    UA still gets bought by Transamerica, but Transamerica still sells it to one of the companies below:

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    Turner Broadcasting System
    General Electric
    Anheuser-Busch
    RJR Nabisco
    Coca-Cola
    Kodak
    PepsiCo
    Berkshire-Hathaway
    Time Inc
    AT&T
    Sony Corp of America
     
  5. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    Which one is the least dickish
     
  6. OldNavy1988 Well-Known Member

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    I think a random result generator might help answer that question.
     
  7. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    The story so far:

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

    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, ....

    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, ....

    August 7, 1958: William Higinbotham showcases the Tennis For Two computer at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. After the critical acclaim, he 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.

    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,...

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

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

    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, ...

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

    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 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",...

    November 22, 1963: Aldous Huxley dies in Cambridge, England while playing on an AV-60 game console, sparking international attention,...

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

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

    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,...

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

    1965: Bombing Run is released to the arcades by ACE Games

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

    November 30, 1976: Channel F, the first console to use ROM cartridges as well having a `hold' button to change the time, speed, or both. Designed by Jerry Lawson and released by ACE Games.
    (The tech is slightly better than OTL and sells better than IOTL as well)

    April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. survives his assassination attempt, James Earl Ray was arrested for attempted murder and assassination, sparking international coverage and attention...

    May 12 – June 24, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr's Poor People's March on Washington with the help of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

    October 18, 1968: Circus Circus becomes the first casino to utilize GDC gaming in an effort to attract guests to Las Vegas, sparking national attention,...

    1968: Alien Invasion by ACE Games is released to the arcades

    May 19, 1969: Gulf+Western fails to purchase SEGA

    November 20, 1969: Gottlieb acquires Midway Manufacturing Company in an effort to compete with ACE Games

    January 5, 1971: Astrid Lindgren gives Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata permission to produce an adaptation of her book, Pippi Longstocking.

    July 21, 1971: MGM accepts a merger bid with 20th Century Fox

    May 14, 1972: "Atomovision-60" song by Audio Karate makes its hit debut, highlighting the history of GDC video games,...

    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

    May 18, 1973: Hudson Soft is founded in Japan by brothers Yuji and Hiroshi Kudo, train enthusiasts who named the business after their favorite, the Hudson locomotives
    (They'll be the Konami of TTL, as Konami ITTL is a pachinko company that'll get acquired by Hudson Soft in 1993)

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

    October 12, 1973: Williams' first-ever video game, Paddle-Ball, is released in arcades

    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,...

    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,...

    December 20, 1973: Pippi Longstocking, The Strongest Girl in the World, starring Chastity Bono, is released to the world by United Artists, where it's a critical & box office success

    January 27, 1974: Gottlieb creates the first-ever secure instant lottery ticket (a.k.a. the scratchcard)

    June 12, 1974: Atari releases their Home Pong console through Sears, which also spawned a slew of pong clones

    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,...

    May 12, 1975: Gottlieb renames itself Midway Games Corporation due to the huge success of their Midway brand

    June 24, 1975: Johnny Roselli of Los Angeles, California testifies before the Senate that the Mafia is attempting to make illegal inroads into the gaming market with the creation of arcades,...

    September 4, 1975: Dragon Pass fantasy RPG by Greg Stafford of Waterbury, Connecticut, capitalizing on the growing fantasy craze, sparking international attention and concern,...

    September 24, 1975: Tekumel fantasy RPG game by M.A.R. Barker of Saint Paul, Minnesota, makes its hit debut, capitalizing on the growing interest in fantasy literature,...

    August 9, 1976: Mobster Johnny Roselli is found dead in Biscayne Bay, Florida, after testifying about the rise of Mafia-controlled arcades, fueling a call for a criminal crackdown,...

    April 30, 1977: Nature Boy Ric Flair defeats Bruno Sammartino for the WWWF Championship.

    September 11, 1977: the release of the critically acclaimed and successful, Atari 2600
    (Yep, it's called that from the very start)

    October 5, 1977: WWWF signs deal with Atari to produce a game for their new 2600 console, it is to be called WWWF Pro Wrestling

    December 3, 1977: Bally acquires the struggling Chicago Coin and merged it with their pinball division to form Bally Astrocade Manufacturing

    April 28, 1978: Nintendo releases the first in the long-running Game & Watch series

    October 11, 1978: ACE Games' Channel H, (a.k.a. Channel F Mark II) is released to decent sales and applause
    (basically a Bally Astrocade)

    December 10, 1978: Space Battleship Yamato: The Movie, directed by Leiji Matsumoto and released Internationally by United Artists as their response to Star Wars. Starring Jack Grimes and Chris Latta

    Christmas Day 1978: Odyssey II (known as the Videopac G7000 in Europe) by European company Philips is released

    April 16, 1979: United Artists rejects the script of Heaven's Gate, a project of director Michael Cimino

    October 6, 1979: SEGA Game Gear is released to compete with the Game & Watch

    November 30, 1979: "My Console" single by the Bee-Gees makes its hit debut, highlighting the "Console Wars" sparking international attention,...

    December 13, 1979: Mattel Intellivision is released to the public to critical success and praise

    December 23, 1979: I Am Not Your Joystick" single by Queen, makes its hit musical debut, sparking international attention,...

    January 22, 1980: Walt Disney Productions is put on sale

    March 9, 1980: Rupert Murdoch is forced to withdraw his bid to acquire Walt Disney Productions. This development comes amid Murdoch's indictment for violating Australian tax laws.

    April 17, 1980: Jim Henson takes over Disney

    May 15, 1980: New York City based real estate tycoon Donald J Trump decides to enter the video game console business for himself.

    May 23, 1980: After a lengthy partnership with Lord Grade and ITC Entertainment, Jim Henson transfers the distribution rights to The Great Muppet Caper and The Dark Crystal to Buena Vista Distribution as part of his purchase of Walt Disney Productions. The aformentioned films are due for release in 1981 and '82 respectively.

    November 21, 1980: Mafia officials are suspected in the torching of an arcade in Paradise, Nevada, fueling calls for a regulation of gaming...

    February 10, 1981: Mafia officials are suspected in the torching of an arcade in Winchester, Nevada, fueling calls for regulation,...

    July 15, 1981: SEGA SG-1000, later dubbed the "Power Base" is released in Japan Only to great fanfare and success

    October 7, 1981: "Video Games" single by Tina Turner, highlights the influence of video games on the Boomer generation,...

    July 31, 1982: SEGA SG-1000 Mk-II, later dubbed the"Master System", released in Asia and Oceana with greater success

    February 10, 1983: Yakuza member Ken Eto is shot and killed in Chicago, Illinois, amidst rumors of rigged gaming tournaments worldwide,...

    April 3, 1983: Williams Electronics acquires Exidy

    October 20, 1983: SEGA Mark III, dubbed the "Mega Drive", beats the Nintendo Famicom in Japan by two days...

    March 13, 1984: Bally Manufacturing creates BAM Entertainment to publish console games, a year later, Williams Electronics and Midway Games establishes Williams Electronics Games and Midway Home Entertainment, perspectivity

    September 24, 1984: International release of the SEGA Mega Drive, to enormous fanfare and huge success (the Mega Drive is basically OTL Master System but with the FM sound module and the better Game Gear color chip built-in from day 1)

    October 23, 1984: SEGA Game Gear CCS (Card Captor System: it uses SEGA Cards for its games) is released to the International public with gigantic success

    October 18, 1985: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is released worldwide to immediate success
     
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  8. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    Okay
     
  9. Hulkster'01 alternatehistory.com's number 1 Hulkamaniac

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    February 20, 1978: Andre The Giant finally defeats rival Ric Flair for the WWF Championship, which began a 9 year title reign.

    August 5, 1978: the WWF (formerly WWWF) signs a deal with Nintendo to produce arcade and home games based of WWF Superstars and the product.

    March 3, 1979: WWF Wrestlefest is released in arcades and is a big hit

    April 9, 1980: Nintendo releases Donkey Kong and it becomes the biggest game ever released at that time with Mario even being on Time Magazine's 100 most influential people list.

    September 19, 1982: Mario Bros is released and outsells Donkey Kong and is even rumored to be installed in the White House by President Reagan.

    October 18, 1985: Alongside the Nintendo Entertainment System; Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Mario Bros, and a home port of the hit classic WWF Wrestlefest.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Hulkster'01 alternatehistory.com's number 1 Hulkamaniac

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    Crap! Wish I got my previous post out before you typed this
     
  11. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    No it's okay
     
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  12. Mr_ Bondoc Member

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    Here are a few PODs to flag that crime is slowly taking a hold on gaming:

    June 2, 1962: Teddy Yip brings GDC gambling to Macau, boosting the economy of Singapore, fueling the rise of organized crime in the region,...

    November 2, 1976: New Jersey legalizes betting on gaming, fueling concerns about the rise of organized crime in video games, sparking national attention,...

    October 24, 1977: Hong Kong colonial government announces legalized GDC gaming, fueling the rise of Triad organized networks in the region,...

    April 18, 1981: Ken Uston of Newark, New Jersey is banned from gaming, after winning c.$5 million in GDC gambling in Atlantic City, New Jersey,...

    April 5, 1982: Ken Uston publishes Winners' Choice detailing how he was able to cheat at various video games, making him a target of the Mob,...
     
  13. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    How long is this going to go on?
     
  14. Mr_ Bondoc Member

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    Until someone gets hurt or someone gets sufficiently embarrassed. I would guess a rigged gaming tournament, or the death of a celebrity gamer will force change. Just consider that much like any crime or vice, most people don't care until something happens to them personally...
     
  15. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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

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    Though, I imagine that anime & manga slips into pop culture undetected while this shit is going on
     
  17. OldNavy1988 Well-Known Member

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    Summer 1981

    Raiders of the Lost Ark becomes Disney's first box office hit under Jim Henson's ownership.
     
  18. Mr_ Bondoc Member

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    Here is one bound to be creepy:

    February 6, 1981: "Polybius Spring"; arcades across the country, starting in Portland, Oregon report the arrival of the game "Polybius", amidst claims that the game is a mind control experiment by the Soviet Union, Third Alliance, or the CIA/ FBI,...
     
  19. Here Comes The Pain Best Friend You'll Never Have

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    Hey, It's Polybius but actually reall
     
  20. Mr_ Bondoc Member

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    Then again, much like serial killers in the pre-Internet era, it could all be just an urban legend or supermarket tabloid story, ..