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Video Interview with Stello Doussis

Stello Doussis is a veteran graphic designer, coder and composer, mostly recognized for for the cool soundtrack of Game Boy Color games such as "Happy Hippo" for the Kinder Surprise brand! In this interview he talks about how he started with is love for game music, learned how to code, do graphics and finally was able to turn his love for music into an employment to make a living. He also covers his steps working on music on the C64 for the cracking and demoscene. Learn more about the process of creating Game Boy (Color) music and how he tried to squeeze more out of the system's sound hardware than what he used to hear before. Also he shares stories about working on games for the pre-smartphone mobile phones (J2ME devices) with tiny screens and crude possibilities! A journey not to be missed!

Posted by Nafcom on Oct 24, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #96 - The Retro Gaming Scene in Venezuela with Pedro Planas

Pedro Planas is a computer game retro composer and a YouTuber from Caracas, Venezuela. Not only he shares his passion for video and computer game music, but also gives us an inside about what is going on regarding the retro scene in his country and why it became harder in the last 11 years for the video game companies to leave a footprint. The interview starts at 13:14 mins.

Posted by Nafcom on Sep 30, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #95 - Mechanical Pinballs with Hagen Krentz

Hagen Krentz is a man who knows mechanical pinball machines a lot. He is also a co-founder of the For Amusement Arcade + Pinball Museum in Seligenstadt, Germany. Furthermore, he also used to work for the movie industry in the 90s. Join AJ and Joerg as they listen to the tales and stories for this man! The interview starts at 11:43 minutes

Posted by Nafcom on Sep 26, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #94 - The Yandex Computer Museum - The Russian Retro and Demoscene

There is a massive knowledge gap regarding what is going on in Russia and how it all started with the demoscene and retro scene in general in a country that is mostly known for sending us Tetris with love. AJ and Joerg talk to the the Founder of the museum Pavel Anokhin and to the Technical Manager Oleg Senin about what is going on in Russia in those regards. The interview starts at 9:45

Posted by Nafcom on Aug 25, 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 22, 2020 // Read more »


Recording of the June 2020 livestream where AJ and Joerg played Sega Mega Drive / Genesis classics.

On June 7th,AJ and Joerg were live on Twitch.tv playing Sega Mega Drive / Genesis classics against each other!

Posted by Nafcom on Jun 12, 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 »


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 #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 #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 »