Tech Tales
Tech Tales
Mar 18, 2022
Bleem! and Connectix VGS
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The original Sony PlayStation was a smash hit when it was released in 1994, and two commercially-sold emulators aimed to bring the PlayStation's game to the PC and Macintosh: Bleem! and Connectix Virtual Game Station. However, both emulators faced fierce legal battles with Sony, and their ultimate fates were very different. Hosted by Corbin Davenport, guest starring Katie Janzen. Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TechTalesShow Follow on Mastodon/Fediverse: https://mas.to/@techtales Support on PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/techtalesdonate Videos: • https://youtu.be/3OqMcqRI-xA • https://youtu.be/nGnQiReCnq0?t=142 Sources: • https://web.archive.org/web/19990125104324/http://www.virtualgamestation.com/ • https://web.archive.org/web/20001206222500/http://www.virtualgamestation.com/mid_globnews_cvgs.html • https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2001-mar-17-fi-38955-story.html • https://web.archive.org/web/20020401230230/http://www.connectix.com/products/cvgs_rgl.html • https://www.wired.com/1999/03/from-pentium-to-playstation/ • https://www.wired.com/1999/04/court-clears-playstation-clone/ • https://web.archive.org/web/19990429140703/http://www.bleem.com/ • https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2001-nov-22-tt-7044-story.html • https://pikointeractive.com/making-return-as-a-digital-games-mark/ • https://cyber.harvard.edu/people/tfisher/IP/2000%20Sony%20Abridged.pdf • https://web.archive.org/web/20000829080513/http://www.bleem.com/press/pressrelease/bleempress.PDF • https://web.archive.org/web/20010703123358/http://www.bleem.com/nshtml/products/bleemcastfaq.html • https://www.myce.com/news/Sony-is-trying-to-stop-the-bleemcast-PSX-emulator-discs-for-the-1995/ • https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-12-11-the-history-of-bleem
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