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Your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news, views and interviews.

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Grim Fandango with Bret Mogilefsky - The Retro Hour EP140

9/21/2018
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Bret Mogilefsky was the lead programmer on the LucasArts classic adventure Grim Fandango, we get the inside story on the game and life at Skywalker Ranch. Bret on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bmogilefsky Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Garry Heather, Paul Edwards, Lee Ashmore, Benjamin Barter Audioboom new channel: https://audioboom.com/channel/theretrohour Audioboom RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4970769.rss Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Our...

Duration:01:11:01

139: The Atari Jaguar with Bill Rehbock - The Retro Hour EP139

9/14/2018
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The inside story on the Atari Jaguar and Falcon 030 as we take a look at Atari's later days with ex-employee Bill Rehbock. Gameface Labs website: https://gamefacelabs.com/ Download MP3 file: https://audioboom.com/posts/6998500-welcome-to-arcadia-the-retro-hour-ep138.mp3 Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Greg Gerke, Magnus Esbjorner, Richard Legge, Christopher Nelson Audioboom new channel: https://audioboom.com/channel/theretrohour Audioboom RSS feed:...

Duration:01:07:29

Welcome To Arcadia: 100 Years of Arcade History - The Retro Hour EP138

9/6/2018
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We look back on 100 years of arcade history with movie maker Zach Weddington - the man behind the upcoming movie 'Welcome to Arcadia'. https://arcadiathemovie.com/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Iain Roberts, Nemanja Smiljanic, Gareth McKee, John Martorana Audioboom new channel: https://audioboom.com/channel/theretrohour Audioboom RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4970769.rss Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our...

Duration:01:03:29

137: Andrew Hewson - Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers - The Retro Hour EP137

8/31/2018
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Famous for games like Uridium, Cybernoid, Pinball Fantasies and many more - we chat to Andrew Hewson, the founder of Hewson Consultants and 21st Century Entertainment! Hewson Consultants: http://www.hewsonconsultants.com/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Scott Ravenscroft, Patrick McGinty, Diane Williams, Iain Roberts Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter:...

Duration:01:09:30

Archer Maclean: International Karate & Jimmy White's Snooker - The Retro Hour EP136

8/23/2018
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We talk to the man behind International Karate, IK+, Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker - the legendary Archer Maclean! Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Roy Gillotti, Karl Kuras, Paul Edwards, Norman Davie Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Events: PLAY Expo Blackpool:...

Duration:01:00:01

Knightmare with Hugo Myatt aka Treguard - The Retro Hour EP135

8/16/2018
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Knightmare was a groundbreaking kid's TV show combining RPG and adventure game with incredible graphics. Hear our live panel from PLAY Expo London with Hugo Myatt (Treguard), David Rowe, Paul Flannery Knightmare Live: [https://www.knightmarelive.com/](https://www.knightmarelive.com/) Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Mathew Martin, S Syrja, Simon Rose, Alan Purdom, West Darley Join our Discord channel: [https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8](https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8) Our website:...

Duration:01:07:46

Blizzard, Diablo and Warcraft with David Brevik - The Retro Hour EP134

8/9/2018
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We talk to Diablo creator David Brevik to get the inside story on Blizzard, Warcraft and his return to retro gaming! Graybeard Games: [https://www.graybeardgames.com/](https://www.graybeardgames.com/) Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Robinson Technologies, Simon Pilgrim, Raymond Montalban, Ian Poynter Join our Discord channel: [https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8](https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8) Our website: [http://theretrohour.com](http://theretrohour.com) Our Facebook:...

Duration:01:14:24

Alternative Software: The Inside Story with Roger Hulley - The Retro Hour EP133

8/3/2018
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Alternative Software has been making and releasing budget games for 33 years, we talk to founder Roger Hulley about classics like Skool Daze, Pheenix and much more! Alternative Software website: [http://www.alternativesoft.co.uk/](http://www.alternativesoft.co.uk/) Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Mark Heslop, Darren Coles, Patrick McGinty, Ben Litchfield Join our Discord channel: [https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8](https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8) Our website:...

Duration:01:02:55

Midway Arcade to Raven Software with Jake Simpson - The Retro Hour EP132

7/26/2018
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We reminisce about the Mortal Kombat series, WWF WrestleMania, Hexen II and much more with Jake Simpson - formerly of Midway and Raven Software. Jake's Twitter: [https://twitter.com/TheJakeSimpson](https://twitter.com/TheJakeSimpson) Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Paul Edwards, Marvin Droogsma, Roger McNally, Steve Clifford Join our Discord channel: [https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8](https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8) Our website: [http://theretrohour.com](http://theretrohour.com) Our...

Duration:01:16:01

The History of Sega with Ken Horowitz - The Retro Hour EP131

7/19/2018
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We talk to Sega historian Ken Horowitz, the owner of Sega-16.com and author of two Sega history books for some great nostalgic chat. [http://sega-16.com](http://sega-16.com) Thanks to our amazing donators this week: John Hall, Roy Gillotti, Garry Heather, Karl Kuras PLAY Expo London competition: [https://theretrohour.com/win-play-expo-london-knightmare-live-tickets/](https://theretrohour.com/win-play-expo-london-knightmare-live-tickets/) Join our Discord channel:...

Duration:01:14:29

C64 Remixer Supreme Chris Abbott - The Retro Hour EP130

7/13/2018
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Chris Abbott brings C64 music to live audiences and beyond! We chat about his work on Back In Time, Ninja Musicology and Project Hubbard! Plus, the new Amiga 1500+ with Stephen Jones. C64Audio.com: [https://c64audio.com](https://c64audio.com) Checkmate A1500 Plus FB group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/checkmate1500plus/](https://www.facebook.com/groups/checkmate1500plus/) Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Victoria Lamburn, Scott Goodwin, Matthew Green, William Forrest Join our...

Duration:01:03:34

The History of Hacking with Captain Crunch - The Retro Hour EP129

7/6/2018
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We chat to legendary "phone phreaker" John Draper AKA Captain Crunch about hacking, the Homebrew Computer Club and how he helped Woz and Steve Jobs start Apple. Beyond The Little Blue Box: [http://beyondthelittlebluebox.com/](http://beyondthelittlebluebox.com/) Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Paul Terry, Pawel Michalak, Greg Gerke, Eric Dawahare Join our Discord channel: [https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8](https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8) Our website:...

Duration:01:08:30

Did You Know Gaming? - The Retro Hour EP128

6/29/2018
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Covering obscure video game facts, Easter eggs, secrets, glitches and history for gaming's biggest names, we catch up with the crew behind Did You Know Gaming? Did You Know Gaming?: [http://didyouknowgaming.com/](http://didyouknowgaming.com/) Thanks to our amazing donators this week: John Cook, Colin Purves, Ron Van Scherpe, Christopher Baker Join our Discord channel: [https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8](https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8) This week's Easter Eggs:...

Duration:01:10:03

Developing Indie Retro Games - The Retro Hour EP127

6/22/2018
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We talk to ex Gameboy developer Quang Nguyen about his Space Harrier inspired indie game Moa Moa Castle, and tips on console collecting. Asobi Tech: [http://asobitech.com/](http://asobitech.com/) Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Pete Black, Karl Kuras, Eric Nelson, John Martorana Join our Discord channel: [https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8](https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8) This week's Easter Eggs: [https://theretrohour.com/easter-eggs/](https://theretrohour.com/easter-eggs/) Our website:...

Duration:01:00:23

How To Make It as a Retro Gaming Youtuber - The Retro Hour EP126

6/15/2018
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Ever wanted to become a successful retro gaming Youtuber? We get some top tips from Kim Justice and Slope's Game Room (recorded live at PLAY Expo, Glasgow) Kim Justice: [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ZWVL1Elyt2cdiQYjxS_1w](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ZWVL1Elyt2cdiQYjxS_1w) Slope's Game Room: [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC455p7ts9lh8IWi5zuf_8tQ](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC455p7ts9lh8IWi5zuf_8tQ) Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Justin Wilson, Garry Heather,...

Duration:01:07:12

Boulder Dash with Peter Liepa - The Retro Hour EP125

6/8/2018
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We talk to Peter Liepa to get the backstory on the classic Boulder Dash! Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Dan Thrue, Neil Ginns, Hubert Stancyk, Roy Gillotti Join our Discord channel: [https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8](https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8) This week's Easter Eggs: [https://theretrohour.com/easter-eggs/](https://theretrohour.com/easter-eggs/) Our website: [http://theretrohour.com](http://theretrohour.com) Our Facebook:...

Duration:00:58:05

Mindscape to Electronic Arts with Mark 'TDK' Knight - The Retro Hour EP124

6/1/2018
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We chat to BAFTA award winner Mark "TDK" Knight about his time at Mindscape, Bullfrog and Electronic Arts, and some old-skool Demo Scene chat. Mark Knight website: [http://www.flitkillsmoths.co.uk/](http://www.flitkillsmoths.co.uk/) Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Charles Astwood, Greg Gerke, Mike King, Matthew Cox Join our Discord channel: [https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8](https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8) This week's Easter Eggs:...

Duration:01:09:17

Activision: The Inside Story with David Crane - The Retro Hour EP123

5/25/2018
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Pitfall creator David Crane gives us the inside story on Activision - the world's first third-party games developer. David Crane: [http://www.dcrane.com/Home.html](http://www.dcrane.com/Home.html) Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Robert Smith, Aaron Ostrander, Andrew Craig, Kristian Svanes Join our Discord channel: [https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8](https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8) This week's Easter Eggs: [https://theretrohour.com/easter-eggs/](https://theretrohour.com/easter-eggs/) Our...

Duration:01:05:36

Pac-Man Fever with Jerry Buckner - The Retro Hour EP122

5/18/2018
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We talk to Jerry Buckner about the classic video game song Pac-Man Fever, working with Disney on Wreck-It Ralph and the early arcade scene. Jerry's website: [http://www.bucknergarcia.com/](http://www.bucknergarcia.com/) WIN weekend passes for PLAY Expo Glasgow: [https://theretrohour.com/win-play-expo-glasgow-weekend-passes/](https://theretrohour.com/win-play-expo-glasgow-weekend-passes/) Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Karl Perry, Kim Jorgensen, Vincent Pfiel, Patrick McGinty Join...

Duration:00:59:56

Killer Instinct & TimeSplitters with Graeme Norgate - The Retro Hour EP121

5/11/2018
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We get the story of Killer Instinct, TimeSplitters and GoldenEye 007 with Rare's resident sound man, Graeme Norgate! Graeme's website: [http://www.graemenorgate.com/](http://www.graemenorgate.com/) WIN weekend passes for PLAY Expo Glasgow: [https://theretrohour.com/win-play-expo-glasgow-weekend-passes/](https://theretrohour.com/win-play-expo-glasgow-weekend-passes/) Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Karl Perry, Kim Jorgensen, Vincent Pfiel, Patrick McGinty Join our Discord channel:...

Duration:01:14:31