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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 »


Podcast Episode #75 - Christian Spanik's Digisaurier

Christian Spanik is one of the best known IT journalists on the planet. From his start in journalism, to writing books, TV shows, and eventually joining Data Becker, he has had a hand in almost every facet of the computer world since the 80s. In this podcast, Christian sits down with AJ and Joerg to talk about his new project, Digisaurier, and about how changes in technology and our digital lifestyles impact the way that we consume information. (Interview begins at 14:53)

Posted by Nafcom on Oct 01, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #74 - Antstream with Jo Clifford and Brandon Keenen

Antstream is the world's first retro game streaming subscription service (think Netflix, but for retro games!). AJ, Martin, and Joerg talk to Antstream's Brandon Keenen and Jo Clifford about how this all came together, and how they're paving the way for the future of retro gaming.

Posted by AJ on Sep 09, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #73 - Dr. Wuro Industries with Christian Gleinser

Christian Gleinser is the guy behind Dr. Wuro Industries and some of the most popular and unique games to come out for the C64 in decades. He joins AJ and Joerg to talk about how he got started, where he gets inspiration for creating such unique products, and where he's headed in the future. Also, AJ learns some German. (Interview begins at 8:00)

Posted by AJ on Aug 15, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #72 - The Kodai16 with Peter Smets and Valerio Cannone

Superguns may not be actual guns, but they're definitely super! They're also vital for preserving vintage arcade machines. Valerio Cannone and Peter Smets have designed their own -- the Kodai16 -- and they join the podcast to talk about their version of this important component, and what it means for the future of arcade preservation. Interview starts at 12:15!

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


Video interview with Wolfgang Back (English version)

Wolfgang Back is a computer journalist pioneer since the first hour and of the birth of computers.

Posted by Nafcom on Jul 24, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #71 - The Repair Association with Gay Gordon-Byrne

Gay Gordon-Byrne is the Executive Director of The Repair Association, and is one of the foremost voices in the Right to Repair movement. She joins AJ and Joerg to finish up Scene World's Right to Repair Month [obnoxious air horn], to discuss why the right to repair is so important, the ways in which we're losing this right, and how everyone can help to keep the right to repair. (interview begins at 8:55)

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


Podcast Episode #70 - Tora.mod with Katja Becker

The Right to Repair movement covers not only repairing, but also the right to modify. Katja Becker, the force behind Tora.mod, is one of the premier hardware modders around. She joins AJ and Joerg to talk about vintage hardware, the modding scene, and why it's important that the knowledge and ability to do this be available. Also, Joerg gives his views on why disk drives are still important. (Interview begins at 34:30)

Posted by AJ on Jul 08, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #69 - iFixit's Kelsea Weber and Kay-Kay Clapp

If you're looking to repair almost anything, iFixit is THE place to go for almost every resource you'd need. Joerg wraps up Scene World's Right to Repair Month [obnoxious air horn] with iFixit's Kelsea Weber and Kay-Kay Clapp, where they talk about the amazing resource that iFixit provides to those who want to repair their stuff, and why having the right to repair is so important. (interview begins at 11:40)

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