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Podcast Episode #59 - Farming Simulator with GIANTS' Martin Rabl

2018 was a banner year for commercial C64 releases, none more surprising -- or more well-received -- than GIANTS Software's hit game Farming Simulator. AJ and Joerg talk to GIANTS' Martin Rabl about how the C64 port came to be and why retrogaming is such a big part of gaming culture. The interview starts 12 minutes into the podcast.

Posted by AJ on Feb 03, 2019 // Read more »


Video interview with John Romero

John Romero is one of the most famous computer game designers, most known for his 3D Ego shooters like Doom, Wolfenstein 3D, Quake, and the jump'n'run series "Commander Keen"

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 27, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #58 - Richie Knucklez

AJ and Joerg talk to Richie Knucklez who is very famous for his Kong Off events, his skills in repairing Arcades to make them look again like new from factory, and his strong bounds with good old Twin Galaxies, when Walter Day still ran it. We cover everything about arcades in this interview, Twin Galaxies, high score scandals, changes in the scene, his experience with Walter and the rest of the core founder gang of Twin Galaxies! The interview starts 30 minutes into the podcast

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 21, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #57:Andras Kaptas - Hungarian C64+Amiga Gaming Scene

Martin Ahman and Joerg talk to Andras Kaptas from the insert-coin.hu Association about the Hungarian C64 and Amiga Gaming Scene and how it came to be behind the iron curtain and how it envolved into creation of independand full price games for these machines long after their lifetimes. Also we talk about preserving the Hungarian videogame culture with him and a lot of other things! The interview starts 17 minutes into the podcast

Posted by Nafcom on Nov 14, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #56 - PLATO and IRATA.ONLINE with Thomas Cherryhomes

PLATO is the great, great, great granddaddy of the online computer network. Developing forums, email, multiplayer networked games, screen sharing, and instant messaging, it is responsible for many of the things we take for granted today. AJ and Joerg take a deep dive with IRATA.ONLINE's Thomas Cherryhomes into why PLATO is as awesome as it is, and how it still has plenty to offer both retro- and non-retro-enthusiasts. The interview starts 19 minutes into the recording! Watch the YouTube version preferably!

Posted by AJ on Nov 09, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #55 - Databases with Retroplace and Consolevariations!

How do you keep track of all the different machines released over the years? How do you catalogue different versions of games, down to the different packaging? And how can you ensure that the game you're looking for is real and authentic? Databases, that's how! The guys talk to Fred Fischer from Consolevariations and Armin Hierstetter from Retroplace about creating and maintaining these databases and how this plays a vital role in the retro scene.

Posted by AJ on Oct 28, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #54 - Gamescom 2018 Special

As each year, we have been with a booth at the biggest game fair in the world: Gamescom! This is our special episode in which Martin Ahman and Joerg discuss with AJ about the experiences and flair of this year's gamescom, including interviews with creators and publishers about what's coming up for us retro gamers for end of this year and 2019!

Posted by Nafcom on Oct 21, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #53 - Building a New C64 PSU with Andrzej Wisniewski

Andrzej Wisniewski is making amazing new power supplies for vintage Commodore hardware! Joerg talks to him about this complex project, and how important it is to preserving this hardware. The interview starts at timestamp 16 minutes into the podcast.

Posted by AJ on Sep 14, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #52 - Kim Justice

Kim Justice is one of the retro scene's most popular YouTube broadcasters, with videos covering nearly every aspect of the video game industry. This month, Kim joins AJ and Joerg to talk about her history in the gaming scene, YouTube popularity, and her process for creating engaging content.

Posted by AJ on Sep 06, 2018 // Read more »


Scene World @ Gamescom 2018 from a Retro lover point of view

Since 2014, Scene World is part of the Retro Area @ Gamescom, so here is our yearly report. As a blog post (and later in the C64 and Amiga versions of our diskamg as well!)

Posted by Nafcom on Sep 05, 2018 // Read more »