Shark Tank's "Mr. Wonderful" helped kill the educational computer games industry

If you’re of a certain “only-true-’90s-kids” age, you mostly likely came across the many titles of educational software publisher The Learning Company at some point during your childhood. For a time the company was a true behemoth in an industry it more or less created. The Learning Company itself was responsible for…

An R-rated Oregon Trail would be full of death, disease, and debauchery

As educational video games intended for children go, MECC’s The Oregon Trail is already bleak in its depiction of life in 19th century pioneer life in America. After all, this was the software that made a pop culture byword out of “You have died of dysentery.” But even The Oregon Trail had to sugarcoat things a little…