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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 »


Podcast Episode #51 - Digging Deeper with Tectoy's Stefano Arnhold

Tectoy is the producer and distributor of Sega products in Brazil, credited with keeping the consoles popular in Brazil long after their discontinuation around the rest of the world. Andrew and Joerg welcome back Tectoy CEO Stefano Arnhold for a deeper dive into the unique legacy of this company and their 2017 edition of the Megadrive. Also, AJ and Joerg fall into a sci fi rabbit hole. 199090

Posted by AJ on Aug 17, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #50 - 50th Episode Extravaganza with Lars Sobiraj!

Lars Sobiraj is a freelance journalist, member of the Amiga scene as Ghandy, and editor for Tarnkappe.info and fomer editor of the Hugi diskmag and the news / underground portal gulli.com. He is also the first guest to ever be on the Scene World Podcast, all the way back in 2014. AJ and Joerg welcome Lars back to catch up with him on this special 50th episode!

Posted by AJ on Aug 15, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #49 - Neohabitat with Steve Salevan

Habitat was one of the precursors of the modern MMORPG: in the 1980s and 1990s, it was an immersive graphical world populated by C64 users in real-time, through the Quantumlink network. AJ and Joerg talk to developer Steve Salevan about the challenges in resurrecting Habitat and why this unique chapter of computing history is important today.

Posted by AJ on Jul 16, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #48 - Engineering a New C64 Keyboard with Lau Brix

Lau Brix has designed a modern, drop-in replacement for the C64's keyboard. Joerg and AJ talk to him about this awesome new hardware, and the story behind how it came to be.

Posted by AJ on Jun 16, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #47 - The 128 Remastered with Peter Reichenbach

Peter Reichenbach has been hard at work designing and building a remastered motherboard for the much neglected Commodore 128! AJ and Joerg talk to him about the hurdles and triumphs of this project, and why it's awesome. Also, Peter troubleshoots AJ's C128, and AJ gets to talk about Jeeps again.

Posted by AJ on May 16, 2018 // Read more »