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Podcast Episode #91 - From Vultures to Vampires with David Pleasance

David Pleasance is the former marketing director for Commodore, and gained notoriety for his use of software bundles to sell computers, especially in the UK. He's also the author of "Commodore - The Inside Story", which detailed the internal workings of Commodore during its waning years. He's following this book up with a look at the Amiga: "From Vultures to Vampires", which looks at what became of Amiga after Commodore vanished into the mist. David joins AJ and Joerg today to talk about his time at Commodore, how other companies can carry on the torch, and about his new book, which is on Kickstarter. (Interview beings at 24:00)

Posted by Nafcom on Jul 03, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #90 - Comanche with Hakan Bilenler and Hien Quy Tran

Who doesn't know Comanche? A development studio in Hanover Germany (Nukklear) is doing a reboot with the help of THQ Nordic and they talk to us about it in what makes the reboot so great and welcoming old retro and new players! :) The interview starts at 25:40

Posted by Nafcom on Jun 23, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #89 - The Uncensored Library

The world is a weird place right now, and censorship of the press has become widespread. Reporters Without Borders have created a unique way to get around this: censored articles become uncensored books inside Minecraft. AJ and Joerg talk to Reporters Without Borders' Kristin Baesse about The Uncensored Library, and how it, and Minecraft, is being used to bring the truth back into countries without press freedom. (Interview begins at 21:00)

Posted by AJ on May 25, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #88 - Digital Retro Park with Stefan Pitsch and Falk Heinzelmann

The Digital Retro Park is one of the premier museums of digital culture. Falk Heinzelmann and Stefan Pitsch are the guys who started it all, and they've taken some time to talk to AJ and Joerg about the museum, as well as take us on a virtual tour while we're all stuck at home! (interview starts at 10:05)

Posted by AJ on Apr 27, 2020 // Read more »


A Message from Scene World (April 2020)

As we all go through these unprecedented, socially isolated times together, AJ and Joerg have a quick message for everyone looking for ways to pass the time.

Posted by AJ on Apr 26, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #87 - Scene World's 20th Anniversary - With guest host Rick Heaton!

Scene World was founded 20 years ago, on November 1st, 2000 to be exact. Long ago enough to look back with staffers Altraz, Merman and Nafcom and share stories how this was all made possible and where it lead to. We are also proud to have gotten the great Rick Heaton aka Sapience!

Posted by Nafcom on Apr 05, 2020 // Read more »


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 02, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #85 - Let's Encrypt with Josh Aas

Josh Aas is one of the founders of Let's Encrypt, THE non-profit certificate authority. We talk to Josh and learn more about why it's important that the last 20% of the internet that isn't secure yet is getting encrypted and why it is also important for us retro related homepage owners (and surprisingly also to phishing sites)! interview starts at 18:23

Posted by Nafcom on Mar 17, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #84 - Right to Repair South Africa with Gunther Schmitz

If you thought that the Right to Repair was limited to Europe and North America, you were totally wrong! Being able to repair your own stuff is an important topic all over the world, including Africa. Joerg and AJ talk with Gunther Schmitz of Right to Repair South Africa about how this topic relates to his unique neck of the woods, and ways that this is important for more than just us tech nerds. (Interview begins at 10:15)

Posted by AJ on Feb 25, 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 »