October 2001

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Xbox stands on shaky ground, Lord of the Rings gets a second master & Gaming goes to academia

These stories and many more on this episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in October of 2001. As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always a bit behind the actual events.

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Links: 7 Minutes in Heaven: Video version - https://www.patreon.com/posts/58896891 https://www.mobygames.com/game/looney-tunes-sheep-raider https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94eqXbijowE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Wolf_and_Sam_Sheepdog Corrections: September 2001 Ep - https://www.patreon.com/posts/57280094 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Boy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GarageGames https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Flash#Macromedia

2001: Xboxes are coming off the line... but at what cost? https://archive.org/details/NextGen82Oct2001/page/n9/mode/2up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)#Sales

3rd party confidence in Xbox shaken https://segaretro.org/index.php?title=File:Edge_UK_102.pdf&page=6 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_game_consoles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto_III

Malice goes multiplatform https://www.devuego.es/pres/revista/hobby-consolas/120 pg. 14 https://www.mobygames.com/company/argonaut-games-plc https://www.mobygames.com/game/malice https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argonaut_Games https://www.mobygames.com/game/star-fox_ What Xbox lacks in exclusives it makes up in emulation https://archive.org/details/NextGen82Oct2001/page/n19/mode/1up http://xbmcxbox.blogspot.com/2013/03/complete-list-of-emulators-for-original.html https://www.instructables.com/The-Easiest-Way-To-Soft-Mod-An-Original-XBOX/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodi_(software)

Nintendo outlines online plans for Gamecube https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameCube_online_functionality#Supported_games https://segaretro.org/index.php?title=File%3AEdge_UK_102.pdf&page=11 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_2_Expansion_Bay August 2000 Jump - https://www.patreon.com/posts/42013999

Alien Front Online brings voice to Dreamcast multiplayer https://www.devuego.es/pres/revista/hobby-consolas/120 pg. 20 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_Front_Online

ECTS abandoned by the majors https://archive.org/details/MicromanaTerceraEpocaSpanishIssue81/page/n13/mode/1up https://archive.org/details/NextGen82Oct2001/page/n11/mode/2up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_of_Warcraft#Development https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Computer_Trade_Show https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diablo_Immortal Greg Fischbach Interview: https://www.patreon.com/posts/46578120 Joe Morici Interview: https://www.patreon.com/posts/37289815 Windows XP launches October 25 https://archive.org/details/MicromanaTerceraEpocaSpanishIssue81/page/n25/mode/1up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP July 2001 Jump: https://www.patreon.com/posts/54644068

Monolith announces Shogo sequel https://archive.org/details/PC_Zone_107_October_2001/page/n22/mode/1up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shogo:_Mobile_Armor_Division EA secures Lord of the Ring movie license https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Electronic_Arts Don Daglow Interview Part 2: https://www.patreon.com/posts/39095819 https://www.mobygames.com/game/lord-of-the-rings-the-two-towers

EA seeks licenses for LAN tournaments https://archive.org/details/pcgames200110/PC-Games%202001-10/page/11/mode/1up https://www.pcgames.de/Spiele-Thema-239104/News/FIFA-Verbot-fuer-LAN-Parties-11115/ https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/ea-sports-games

Napster suffers legal blow https://archive.org/details/PC_Zone_107_October_2001/page/n17/mode/1up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napster#Legal_challenges

Compaq to merge with HP https://archive.org/details/MicromanaTerceraEpocaSpanishIssue81/page/n25/mode/1up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compaq#Late_1990s%E2%80%932000s

Titus takes control of Interplay https://archive.org/details/pcgames200110/PC-Games%202001-10/page/14/mode/1up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titus_Interactive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplay_Entertainment https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Isle%27s_Torn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultima_IX:_Ascension https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Isle_Studios

Harvard study claims game ratings underreport violence https://archive.org/details/Computer_Gaming_World_Issue_207/page/n37/mode/1up https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2001-aug-01-fi-29231-story.html https://www.kidrisk.org/team/about/profiles/KMTprofile.html https://www.mobygames.com/game/arcade/ms-pac-man https://9gag.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Coffee_(mod)

Gaming gets its first dedicated academic journal http://gamestudies.org/ https://archive.org/details/PC_Zone_107_October_2001/page/n26/mode/1up Recommended Links: The History of How We Play: https://thehistoryofhowweplay.wordpress.com/ Gaming Alexandria: https://www.gamingalexandria.com/wp/ They Create Worlds: https://tcwpodcast.podbean.com/ Digital Antiquarian: https://www.filfre.net/ The Arcade Blogger: https://arcadeblogger.com/ Retro Asylum: http://retroasylum.com/category/all-posts/ Retro Game Squad: http://retrogamesquad.libsyn.com/ Playthrough Podcast: https://playthroughpod.com/

Sound Effects by Ethan Johnson of History of How We Play and Enzo Maida.

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