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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 30, 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 »


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 #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 »


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 #65 - Andrew and Rob Hewson!

Hewson Consultants! Who doesn't know them! (Later renamed to 21st Century Entertainment), we talk to Andrew Hewson who started all this and talk about the good old times, as well, as talking about what Rob Hewson does nowadays as an Indie videogame developer and publisher with Huey Games, releasing Hyper Sentinel on the Switch before and currently working on Kickstarting their new game Droid Assault! (Interview starts at 20:55)

Posted by Nafcom on May 19, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #64 - The 8-Bit Symphony with Rob Hubbard and Chris Abbott

Chris Abbott and Rob Hubbard are at it again! This time, they're working on the 8-Bit Symphony, a live concert featuring the Hull Philharmonic, celebrating the history of home computer gaming. They join AJ and Joerg for this special 64th episode to discuss bringing together this amazing project. (Interview starts at 22:27)

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


Podcast Episode #61 - Silk with Chris Bateman

Chris Bateman is a game designer with a storied history. From helping to develop the Discworld game series to his newest endeavor, Silk, he has been blazing trails in game design for years. Joerg talks to him about his history and about his newest project, the unique sandbox RPG and adventure game, "Silk", that is on Kickstarter right now! (Interview starts at 11:33)

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