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Podcast Episode #86 - Johan Grip and the C128 Neo!

In the world of retro reproductions, the Commodore 128 is the red-headed stepchild, with the least attention from enthusiasts. That is, until now! Johan Grip joins AJ and Joerg to talk about the C128 Neo, a replica PCB designed to help preserve these vintage machines. (interview starts at 13:40)

Posted by AJ on Apr 01, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #83 - Intellivision!

Intellivision was one of the absolute pioneers in the video game industry, starting all the way back in 1979 with the original Intellivision console. Now in 2020, they're back with a new console called the Amico, which promises to rekindle some of the actual fun that video games used to be. AJ and Joerg talk to Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico and European president Hans Ippisch about how this all began and how they're bringing Intellivision into the 21st century while honoring its long legacy. Also, watch AJ struggle to keep his mic from falling over. (Interview begins at 7:00)

Posted by AJ on Feb 04, 2020 // 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 16, 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 #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 #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 »


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 #67 - Strange Parts with Scotty Allen

Scotty Allen is the man behind the hugely successful YouTube channel, Strange Parts. He joins Joerg and AJ for Scene World's Repair Month to talk building and repairing your own hardware, China's unique electronics marketplace, and why preserving older hardware is important for future generations. (Interview begins at 14:42)

Posted by AJ on Jun 11, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #66 - Valerio Cannone

Valerio Cannone is a hardware developer known for repairing vintage arcade machines in his spare time. Valerio shares some of his knowledge with Joerg, and gives us some insight into his history, what drives him, and why keeping vintage arcade machines functional is important in the 21st century. (Interview begins at 8:40)

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