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Podcast Episode #82 - Welle:Erdball

Welle:Erdball has been making music for almost 30 years, and the Commodore 64 has been an integral part of their unique sound since the beginning. Joerg and AJ talk to W:E members Honey and MissMoonlight about their musical process, what it means to them to be able to create art at this level, and the importance that the C64 plays in their music. (Interview begins at 35:49)

Posted by AJ on Jan 22, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #81 - Kick-Off II World Cup with Frank Fuhrmann and Oliver Stender

Kick-Off II is one of the most difficult football (or soccer, if you're NTSC) games to master. Oliver Stender and Frank Fuhrmann have done just that, though, and their skill has lead to them being two of the highest ranked players to take part in the Kick-Off II World Cup -- championships that are still being held today. AJ and Joerg talk to them about what draws them to this game, as well as the challenges of keeping a vintage game championship series relevant and entertaining in the 21st century. (Interview starts at 21:34)

Posted by AJ on Dec 31, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #80 - Gamescom 2019 Special Episode!

Martin Ahman, AJ and Joerg look back at the games that were revived via retro IP successors. (Yes, PC retro is also retro nowadays!). Let's have a look together at what publishers and development studios showed us today!

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 29, 2019 // Read more »


Video interview with Birgit "Biggi" Lechtermann (English version)

Birgit "Bigi" Lechtermann is a German TV moderator, book writer and media trainer which talks in this interview about pioneering in television with computer shows aimed towards the youth with German computer shows "Computer Corner" & "Technik-2000" which she did back in the 80s and 90s with journalist Klaus Moeller) in which she brought the home computers closer and more appealing to the masses including other tech related topics in the follow-up TV show Technik-2000" later on.

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 06, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #79 - Pleasant Green: Exploring the World of Internet Scammers with Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor likes to make friends with internet scammers. He's the man behind the Pleasant Green YouTube channel, where he tells the stories of -- and gives a human face to -- people we often think of as entirely nefarious. AJ and Joerg talk to him about what drew him to this, the very human stories behind many internet scammers, and what we can all do to help others. (Interview starts at 10:00)

Posted by AJ on Nov 30, 2019 // Read more »


Video interview with Birgit "Biggi" Lechtermann (German version)

Birgit "Bigi" Lechtermann is a German TV moderator, book writer and media trainer which talks in this interview about pioneering in television with computer shows aimed towards the youth with German computer shows "Computer Corner" & "Technik-2000" which she did back in the 80s and 90s with journalist Klaus Moeller) in which she brought the home computers closer and more appealing to the masses including other tech related topics in the follow-up TV show Technik-2000" later on.

Posted by Nafcom on Nov 25, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #78 - Creating a New Mechanical Amiga Keyboard with Liwei Guan

The Micronics is hard at work creating a new mechanical keyboard for the Amiga 500, 600, and 1200, and Liwei Guan is the person making it all happen. AJ and Joerg talk to her about how she got involved in the Amiga community, the logistics of creating a new keyboard, and the unique directions she's taking to get this done. (Interview begins at 10:19)

Posted by AJ on Nov 21, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #77 - The Internet Archive with Jason Scott

Jason Scott is the free-range archivist of the Internet Archive and the creator of textfiles.com. AJ, Joerg, and Martin W. talk to him about why preservation is so important and ways in which everyone can help ensure that our digital histories are preserved. Interviews starts at 26:59

Posted by AJ on Nov 17, 2019 // Read more »


Video Interview with Roman Werner

Roman Werner is an Amiga developer who developed games for the Amiga and participated with his music to many Amiga games back in the days! Among those are his jump'n'run Traps 'n' Treasures, music for Leonardo on the Amiga and the Eliminator intro music on the Amiga. He also created the one button controller and type-in BASIC game developer! Not only he talks about how it was to develop games for Starbyte under contract, but also how it was to work on the single-button collection with the Polish Komoda & Amiga + magazine! Enjoy this deep ride into the past of software development of the 80s and 90s and what kind of retro related activities he dig up ever since! Last but not least, funny stories of the early days of the cracking scene and how the first Amiga virus was invented are included in this 2 hour history ride!

Posted by Nafcom on Nov 02, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #76 - Gamescom: Publishers and Devs with Michael Blatz, Nico Grupp, and Markus Grupp

Gamescom is one of the biggest gaming conventions on the planet. AJ and Joerg start off Scene World's annual Gamescom retrospective by taking to Markus and Nico Grupp, developers of the game Highrisers; and Michael Blatz, who was at Gamescom as a publisher, to learn about the Gamescom experience from their unique perspectives. Also, AJ learns what "Ego Shooter" means. (interview begins at 33:43)

Posted by AJ on Nov 02, 2019 // Read more »