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Podcast Episode #136 - Composing for the Sega Master System with Polaria Poyon

We're delighted to welcome Polaria Poyon in our new episode. She's a genius composer of chiptunes for the Sega Master System and Game Gear. AJ, Joerg, and Denis get to know about her and her new projects, as well as some interesting tech insights. Enjoy the tunes and tune in! (interview begins at 23:00)

Posted by AJ on Mar 31, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #135 - Gaming journalism and more in Jamaica with Wayne Benjamin

AJ and Joerg start off their series to dig into what's going on about gaming in Jamaica - For this episode we're happy to welcome Wayne Benjamin. He is one of the most influential video game and Esports journalists from Jamaica. Enjoy! (interview begins at 18:00)

Posted by Nafcom on Mar 22, 2022 // Read more »


Andrew reviews Kung Fu Flash

Merman is back and this time he unboxes Kung Fu Flash for us - a new flashcart for the C64 by The Future Was 8-Bit. Take a look at a demonstration of the cartridge in use with gameplay from recent titles and previews. Enjoy!

Posted by Nafcom on Mar 12, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #134 - Michael "MrMobile" AKA "Captain2Phones" Fisher

AJ and Joerg talk to Michael Fisher, who is one of the most profiled mobile tech reviewers out there! We talk to him about his journey from being an actor to a fully fledged mobile tech reviewer and what made him a grown entity on youtube while still remembering and cultivating his roots that made him who he is now. Not only does he share his adventure in the race of trying to get a Commdore Pet Phone back in the day, but also how he dips into other fields of interests besides being MrMobile while keeping his coolness. (interview begins at 26:19)

Posted by Nafcom on Feb 28, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #133 - The Video Game History Foundation with Kelsey Lewin

We're delighted to welcome Kelsey Lewin to the podcast! Kelsey is a a huge nerd, preserving the history of video games with a focus on the weird and the obscure. She joins AJ, Joerg, and Frank to talk about her passion for games and her work for the Video Game History Foundation. (interview begins at 27:50)

Posted by AJ on Feb 13, 2022 // Read more »


Video interview with Frank Erstling (German version)

Let's take another look into the archives and this time we're happy to have Frank Erstling! Frank is not only the founder and publisher of RETURN, Germany's most popular print magazine for retro gaming and computing since 2009, but also a passionate collector of games, consoles and homecomputers. It's all about 'Faszination klassische Computer und Konsolen'. : ) (German version, English version will be following soon!).

Posted by Nafcom on Feb 11, 2022 // Read more »


Rogue64 - unboxing and gameplay by Merman

Merman unboxes the cartridge edition of Rogue64, from Badger Punch Games and Bitmap Soft. This is a Roguelike game for the C64, based on the earlier Rogue4K, coming on a physical cartridge. The boxed version includes some great extras as revealed in the video, and a digital download is also available to purchase. Note: the game is not fully NTSC compatible, but the updated digital download will run in NTSC emulation - fixing a bug in the original.

Posted by Nafcom on Feb 09, 2022 // Read more »


Video Interview with Andreas Garbe

It's time for a look into our archives and this time we're happy to welcome Andreas Garbe.Andreas is an acclaimed videogame journalist working for the german public sector television network ZDF and you also might know him from 3sat Kulturzeit.

Posted by Nafcom on Feb 05, 2022 // Read more »


Video Interview with Andreas Escher

It's time for a look into our archives. - a talk with Andreas Escher (Rainbow Arts): Working since the 80s in the German game industry, he's a pioneering graphic artist responsible for C64 gems like Katakis or Turrican and many more on various home computers and consoles of that era. Get ready for some insights and stories about his time at Rainbow Arts... Enjoy!

Posted by Nafcom on Jan 30, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #132 - Netlabels with Simon Carless

Simon Carless is a former Amiga musician and founder/owner of the Monotonik netlabel, which rose to prominence in the late '90s and early '00s. Joerg and guest co-host Martin Wisniowski pick his brain about this unique time in the development of the internet, independent labels, and music distribution. (Interview begins at 19:15)

Posted by AJ on Jan 22, 2022 // Read more »