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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 »


Podcast Episode #46 - User Group Meetings with Robert Bernardo

Robert Bernardo is a very known figure in the American Commdore scene, being the head of the "Fresno Commodore User Group", we have been in touch with him since we started with Scene World 18 years ago - time to talk to him and hear about his side of our Commodore User World and Sphere! Enjoy listening to his experiences! This guy knows everybody and everything!

Posted by Nafcom on Apr 25, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #45 - Sam's Journey with Chester Kollschen

Chester Kollschen has been producing groundbreaking games on the C64 for over two decades. AJ and Joerg talk to him about his acclaimed new game, Sam's Journey, as well as about his past, and what might be in his future (hint: it's not a racing game).

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


Podcast Episode #44 - Rob Hubbard!

Rob Hubbard is one of the best known composers of video game music, and has been producing music on the C64 as well as many other machines for decades. AJ and Joerg talk to him about the recently completed PROJECT HUBBARD, his career, and the future of game music.

Posted by AJ on Feb 07, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #43 - Talking Bitpop with Gavin Graham

AJ and Joerg talk to musician Gavin Graham about the mixture of sid/retro vgm sounds and pop music called "Bitpop". He talks about his journey from being a former demoscener under the handle of "Gazza" over analyzing C64 sound drivers written by famous C64 composers into going towards Bitpopping.

Posted by Nafcom on Feb 04, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #42 - AmeriCon Special

As every year, Scene World has also been visiting conventions in America! Jon, AJ and Joerg talk about the VCFEMidwest and EEEC that our staffer Jon has visited and VCFEast and AVGC which AJ has visited.

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 28, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #41 - David Fox

David Fox is a game designer and programmer that worked on some of LucasArts' most memorable games, as well as the new Thimbleweed Park. AJ and Joerg talk to him about his history in the games industry, and his experience coming back to the point-and-click adventure genre.

Posted by AJ on Dec 02, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #40 - Gamescom 2017 Special

As every year, Scene World has also had a booth at the biggest game fair in Europe: Gamescom! AJ, Martin Ahman and Joerg have a look at the experiences and interviews Scene World had this year.

Posted by Nafcom on Nov 19, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #39 - Talking Project Hubbard Kickstarter with Chris Abbott

Joerg and AJ talk to Chris Abbott, "C64Audio.com", about his currently running Rob Hubbard book Kickstarter called "Project Hubbard", and whatever else comes up in the retro computing music sphere.

Posted by Nafcom on Oct 22, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #38 - Talking Sonic Mania and Sega with Fabian Mario Doehla

Joerg and AJ talk to Fabian Mario Doehla, "Mr. Sega", about Sonic Mania, doing PR for Sega Europe and America, and whatever else comes up.

Posted by AJ on Oct 09, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #37 - RetroKram's Senad Palic Talks Retrobourse 2017!

Senac Palic of RetroKram is back with his newest project, Retrobourse Darmstadt 2017! AJ and Joerg talk to him about the bourse, RetroKram, and whatever else he's been up to!

Posted by AJ on Sep 05, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #36 - Saul Cross

Saul Cross is a pioneering graphician and developer who is still active to this day. Andrew, AJ, and Joerg talk to him about what he's been up to, and about his history in the scene.

Posted by AJ on Aug 10, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #35 - Reshoot R with Richard Loewenstein and Altraz

Richard Loewenstein and Altraz are currently working on Reshoot R, the follow-up to Richard's 2016 game, Reshoot, for the Amiga. AJ and Joerg talk to them about developing for the Amiga, and the challenges they face in bringing new games to the market.

Posted by AJ on Jul 25, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #34 - The Bolo Museum's Yves Bolognini

Yves Bolognini is the founder of the Bolo Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. They’re working to preserve and display the history of computers, and they need your help! AJ and Joerg talk to Yves about this unique collection, and about the largely unknown Swiss influence on computing history.

Posted by AJ on May 27, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #33 - Ron Gilbert

Ron Gilbert is legendary for genre-defining games like Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, and The Cave. His newest game, Thimbleweed Park, builds on the classic point-and-click adventure games while delivering a fun new gaming experience. AJ and Joerg talk to him about his history in the gaming industry, what makes a good game, and what the future might hold.

Posted by AJ on May 08, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #32 - Andreas Wallstroem

AJ and Joerg talk to Andreas “Morpheus” Wallstroem about his new book, Commodore 64: For the Love of a Machine.

Posted by AJ on Apr 17, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #31 - Cosplay with Lily Stitches and Sven Voessing

AJ and Joerg welcome Lily Stitches and Sven Voessing back to the podcast to talk all things cosplay, Ghostbusters, and... er... everything else!

Posted by AJ on Mar 22, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #30 - MEGA65 Update

AJ and Joerg start off the year with an update from the MEGA65 team, Paul Gardner-Stephen, Andre Kudra, and Detlef Hastik.

Posted by AJ on Feb 13, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #29 - Individual Computers with Jens Schoenfeld

AJ and Joerg close out the year by talking to Jens Schoenfeld from Individual Computers about their Commodore products and what their plans for the future hold.

Posted by AJ on Dec 27, 2016 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #28 - Talking Tectoy with Stefano Arnhold

Stefano Arhnold is the chairman of Tectoy, a Brazilian company that helped Sega gain a foothold in South America. AJ and Joerg welcome him to the podcast to talk about his history with the company and with gaming, and about Tectoy's new Mega Drive Limited.

Posted by AJ on Dec 07, 2016 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #27 - For Amusement Only with Reiner Krapohl and Senad Palic

AJ and Joerg welcome Reiner Krapohl and Senad Palic from For Amusement Only and the Flipper- und Arcademuseum, Seligenstadt, to the podcast to talk about their unique video game and pinball museum.

Posted by AJ on Nov 29, 2016 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #26 - A Video Game Con's Paul Solomine

Paul Solomine is the guy behind A Video Game Con, New Jersey’s first and biggest gaming con, now in its second year. AJ went there, and now he and Joerg talk to Paul about how this event came together and what’s planned for the future.

Posted by AJ on Oct 13, 2016 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #25 - Jon Hare talking about Sociable Soccer & Gamescom 2016 Special

Scene World ran again a booth together with the retro gaming music group Hans Hiscore and crashed into Jon Hare to talk about his newest and upcoming soccer game: Sociable Soccer!

Posted by Nafcom on Aug 25, 2016 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #24 - Nick Vivid!

Nick Vivid is both an accomplished musician as well as a member of Scene World’s editorial staff! AJ and Joerg talk to him about his history and experiences with the C64, and how he uses retro sounds and effects in his modern music production.

Posted by AJ on Aug 16, 2016 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #23 - Joseph Lewandowski and the Alamagordo Atari Dig

Near mythical tales have been told of the 1983 burial of 700,000 Atari games and products in a New Mexico landfill. Joseph Lewandowski is the man who separated fact from myth to track down, locate, and excavate these games. AJ and Joerg talk to him about the process behind that, and the many interwoven stories that make this such an endearing legend.

Posted by AJ on Jun 30, 2016 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #22 - THE 64 with Darren Melbourne

Darren Melbourne, creator of the C64 DTV, is trying to bring the C64 back with THE 64, a reimagining of the Commodore 64 in both console and handheld form. AJ and Joerg talk to him about this new project, and how his history has led to what he’s doing now.

Posted by AJ on May 28, 2016 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #21 - Susan Bennett and Karen Jacobsen

Susan Bennett and Karen Jacobsen are voice actors perhaps best known for being the original American and Australian voices of Apple's Siri personal assistant. AJ and Joerg talk to them about their experiences and thoughts on being two of the most recognizable voices in the world.

Posted by AJ on Apr 26, 2016 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #20 - The MEGA65 Project

What could be cooler than a fully compatible, functioning, and NEW Commodore 65? AJ and Joerg talk to Paul Gardner-Stephen, Andre Kudra, and Detlef Hastik from the MEGA65 Project about just how they're working to make this a reality!

Posted by AJ on Feb 17, 2016 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #19 - Scene World Magazine

AJ and Joerg start the year with a look back at the history of Scene World -- as well as the history and future of computing in general -- with two of magazine's founding members, Andrew Fisher and Silvio Savarino.

Posted by AJ on Jan 16, 2016 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #18 - Nerdlesque with Lily Stitches and Vonka Romanov

Happy holidays, everyone! AJ and Joerg wrap up 2015 with Lily Stitches and Vonka Romanov, covering the emergence of nerdy burlesque -- "nerdlesque" -- and where it fits in the video game and scene subculture.

Posted by AJ on Dec 18, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #17 - eGaming with Vanessa Arteaga

Vanessa Arteaga was the #1 draft pick of the Championship Gaming Series, excelling in fighting games, and was a contestant in Syfy's WCG Ultimate Gamer reality show. AJ and Joerg talk to her about eGaming and her experiences in the field.

Posted by AJ on Nov 24, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #16 - Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 with Konami's Adam Bhatti

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 has been released to rave reviews, with IGN saying that it "might well be the best football game ever made." We played the game ourselves, and were duly impressed. Tonight, Joerg and AJ talk to PES Global Product and Brand Manager Adam Bhatti about the future of PES, and where he thinks the franchise is going.

Posted by AJ on Nov 19, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #15 - Extra Life's Rick Heaton

Extra Life is a unique way for gamers to give back, and has raised more than $14 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals since 2008. AJ and Joerg talk to community manager Rick Heaton about his experiences with the organization, the work they do, and how all of us can help out. Also, Joerg really wants Extra Life to expand to Europe.

Posted by AJ on Nov 04, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #14 - Mushroom 11 by Untame

After talking a lot about Retro and Triple A games, this time we shed a light on Indie Games! Joerg talks to Julia Keren Detar of Untame about their new Geek Awarded mushrooming game: Mushroom 11 and what makes Indie Game development standing out and coolish aside the other videogame sections of the industry!

Posted by Nafcom on Oct 16, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #13 - Commodore Business Machines

Commodore is back, with a... smartphone? AJ and Joerg talk to Commodore Business Machines CEO Massimo Canigiani and General Manager Paolo Besser on resurrecting the brand and what they hope to accomplish.

Posted by AJ on Sep 25, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #12:The new episode of the Aquanox franchise: Deep Descent

Aquanox is a 19 years old IP that is famous for its underwater action, also often quoted as being "The Wing Commander of sea fighting". Published first by BlueByte in 1996, now Aquanox is owned by Nordic Games and the 4th episode of the series is now handcrafted by the Serbian game development studio "Digital Arrow". Currently, they are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to get the ideas of the community and fans and form a game that will provide underwater action surpreme. AJ and Joerg talk to CEO, Producer, Designer and underwater expert Norbert Varga.

Posted by Nafcom on Sep 06, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #11: Gamescom Special with EA Sports!

Scene World visited Gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany -- the largest video game conference in the world! AJ and Joerg check out some highlights, including an interview with EA Sports!

Posted by AJ on Aug 29, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #10 - Jay Maynard: The Tron Guy

Jay Maynard – "The Tron Guy" – is one of the first celebrities born of the internet. AJ, Joerg, and special chat host Sven Voessing, talk to him in their first LIVE podcast at the Film Museum of Frankfurt, hosted by Olymptronica.

Posted by AJ on Aug 28, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #9 - Uncle Art: Dave Lowe and Holly Jazz Lowe

Dave Lowe is one of the most prolific game musicians on any platform. Now he and his daughter, Holly Jazz Lowe, are working to remake and re-release his classic compositions in ways they could never have been heard before! AJ and Joerg talk to them about their project, Uncle Art: A Temporal Shift.

Posted by Nebulous on Jul 06, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #8 - John Draper aka Captain Crunch

Inventor of the Blue Box, coder of EasyWriter, and a legend in the hacking and phreaking scenes, John "Captain Crunch" Draper sits down with AJ and Joerg to talk about security, privacy, and some other things.

Posted by Nebulous on Jun 21, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #7 - Tess & Tel: Tess Fries and Jeroen Tel

Jeroen Tel is one of the most prolific and famous game music composers on the planet. With singer and dancer Tess Fries, the two are moving music forward with their new Pixel-Pop genre.

Posted by Nebulous on May 21, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #6 - Charles Martinet, the Voice of Super Mario and Luigi!

Charles Martinet is the voice of Super Mario and Luigi, among a ton of others. AJ and Joerg talk to him about his incredible career and his love of people.

Posted by Nebulous on Mar 08, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #5 - The Frag Dolls

The Frag Dolls are Ubisoft's professional, all-female competitive gaming team who represent all-inclusive communities and gaming for all. AJ and Joerg talk to Krystal “SiREN” Herring and Michelle “Esper” Roberson about what they do and where they're going.

Posted by Nebulous on Feb 20, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #4 - 3D Realms

Firepower matters with 3D Realms, and they're back producing the bad ass games they're known for. AJ and Joerg talk to 3D Realms President and CEO Mike Nielsen and Vice President Frederik Schreiber in a surprisingly candid interview.

Posted by Nebulous on Feb 12, 2015 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #3 - The Peruvian Scene

AJ and Joerg talk to Lobsang Alvites (Mr. Byte) about the Peruvian Scene.

Posted by Nebulous on Dec 13, 2014 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #2 - The Return of Cinemaware

Cinemaware is back! AJ and Joerg talk to Matt Falcus and Sven Vößing from Cinemaware, who have taken their classic games to entirely new levels. Aheh… get it? Games? Levels?

Posted by Nebulous on Nov 14, 2014 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #1 - retro music copyright violence, social network security, privacy in danger for everybody?

Welcome to our new project: Scene World Podcast with Derision as host, Nafcom as co-host and always a special guest.

Posted by Nafcom on Jul 20, 2014 // Read more »