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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 »


Podcast Episode #63 - The Retro Hour with Dan Wood and Ravi Abbott

Dan Wood and Ravi Abbott host the amazingly popular Retro Hour Podcast, as well as having awesome YouTube channels of their own. AJ and Joerg talk to them about how they do it, keeping retro fresh, and we trade some fun podcasting stories. (Interview starts at 24:50)

Posted by AJ on Apr 08, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #62 - Rad Rodgers RE - Ion Maiden - Wrath!

Even in 2019 firepower matters still! Our retro gaming expert Andrew and Joerg spoke to Frederik Schreiber (Vice President of 3D Realms + Managing Director of Slipgate Studios) and Mike Nielsen (President + CEO of 3D Realms) about their latest games: - Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition - Spiritual successor of "Commander Keen" with extended extras, and more characters to play with! - Ion Maiden - Action 3D game based on the same engine as "Duke Nukem 3D"! - Wrath - Action 3D game based on the same engine as "Quake". They talk about the long bumpy ride to develop and bring such new retro coined IP games to us enthusiastic old-school gamers! The interview starts at 4:56 minutes!

Posted by Nafcom on Mar 17, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #60 - The Guru Meditation!

Bill Winters and Anthony Becker are, together, the creative force behind The Guru Meditation, one of the Amiga scene's most beloved and visible institutions. AJ and Joerg sit down with them for a wide-ranging conversation about the modern Amiga scene and how they produce their brilliant content. (Interview begins @ 24:00)

Posted by AJ on Mar 03, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #59 - Farming Simulator with GIANTS' Martin Rabl

2018 was a banner year for commercial C64 releases, none more surprising -- or more well-received -- than GIANTS Software's hit game Farming Simulator. AJ and Joerg talk to GIANTS' Martin Rabl about how the C64 port came to be and why retrogaming is such a big part of gaming culture. The interview starts 12 minutes into the podcast.

Posted by AJ on Feb 03, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #58 - Richie Knucklez

AJ and Joerg talk to Richie Knucklez who is very famous for his Kong Off events, his skills in repairing Arcades to make them look again like new from factory, and his strong bounds with good old Twin Galaxies, when Walter Day still ran it. We cover everything about arcades in this interview, Twin Galaxies, high score scandals, changes in the scene, his experience with Walter and the rest of the core founder gang of Twin Galaxies! The interview starts 30 minutes into the podcast

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 21, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #57:Andras Kaptas - Hungarian C64+Amiga Gaming Scene

Martin Ahman and Joerg talk to Andras Kaptas from the insert-coin.hu Association about the Hungarian C64 and Amiga Gaming Scene and how it came to be behind the iron curtain and how it envolved into creation of independand full price games for these machines long after their lifetimes. Also we talk about preserving the Hungarian videogame culture with him and a lot of other things! The interview starts 17 minutes into the podcast

Posted by Nafcom on Nov 14, 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 #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 05, 2018 // Read more »