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

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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/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Pete Black, Karl Kuras, Eric Nelson, John Martorana Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 This week's Easter Eggs: https://theretrohour.com/easter-eggs/ Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter:...

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 Slope's Game Room: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC455p7ts9lh8IWi5zuf_8tQ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Justin Wilson, Garry Heather, Richard Shannon, Kevin Anthony Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 This week's Easter Eggs:...

Duration:01:07:08

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 This week's Easter Eggs: https://theretrohour.com/easter-eggs/ Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Events: PLAY Expo London: https://www.playexpolondon.com/ PLAY Expo Glasgow:...

Duration:00:58:01

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/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Charles Astwood, Greg Gerke, Mike King, Matthew Cox Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 This week's Easter Eggs: https://theretrohour.com/easter-eggs/ Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook:...

Duration:01:09:13

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 Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Robert Smith, Aaron Ostrander, Andrew Craig, Kristian Svanes Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 This week's Easter Eggs: https://theretrohour.com/easter-eggs/ Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter:...

Duration:01:05:32

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/ WIN weekend passes for PLAY Expo Glasgow: 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: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 This week's Easter Eggs:...

Duration:00:59:52

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/ WIN weekend passes for PLAY Expo Glasgow: 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: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 This week's Easter Eggs: https://theretrohour.com/easter-eggs/ Our...

Duration:01:14:30

Bad Influence! with Andy Crane - The Retro Hour EP120

5/4/2018
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We go behind the scenes on Bad Influence! with host Andy Crane, plus a bit of Broom Cupboard and Ed The Duck chat. Andy Crane on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andycrane64/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Mike King, Mat Ammer, Ediz Mehmet, Adam Dimmick Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 This week's Easter Eggs: https://theretrohour.com/easter-eggs/ Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter:...

Duration:01:13:01

Bullfrog: The Inside Story with Glenn Corpes - The Retro Hour EP119

4/27/2018
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We get the inside story on Bullfrog and games like Populous, Syndicate and Magic Carpet from Glenn Corpes. Glenn's blog: http://glenncorpes.blogspot.co.uk/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Ramond de Vrede, Craig Marshall, Andrew M Marsh, Stefan Blixth Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Events: Ravi warming up for DJ Yoda:...

Duration:01:09:12

California Games & Chip's Challenge with Chuck Sommerville - The Retro Hour EP118

4/20/2018
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We talk Chip's Challenge, California Games and the ill-fated 3DO M2 with the legendary Chuck Sommerville, formerly of Epyx Games and Electronic Arts. Chuck's Challenge: http://www.chuckschallenge.com/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Hubert Stanczyk, Gary Heather, Craig Marshall, Joachim Mild Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk...

Duration:01:08:07

Mattel Electronics to Interplay with Peter Oliphant - The Retro Hour EP117

4/13/2018
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We talk to the amazing Peter Oliphant about classics like Stonekeep and Lexi-Cross, working at Mattel Electronics and life as a child actor. Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Roy Gillotti, Colin Bell, Nigel Wilkinson, Stephen O'Kane Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Events: Ravi warming up for DJ Yoda: https://bit.ly/2IeusRu PLAY...

Duration:01:14:00

Retro Man Cave - Collecting and Restoring Old Tech - The Retro Hour EP116

4/6/2018
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How to build the ultimate 'man cave', system restoration and maintenance tips with Neil from Retro Man Cave. Retro Man Cave on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/RetroManCave Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Greg Gerke, Eamonn Murphy, Pierre Kressman, Toby Philpott Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Events: Ravi warming up for DJ...

Duration:01:08:25

Magnetic Fields - The Inside Story with Andrew Morris - The Retro Hour EP115

3/30/2018
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We get the inside story on the Lotus series, Kikstart, Kid Chaos and Rally Championship and more with Andrew Morris! Magnetic Fields Retro: http://shaunsouthern.com/ Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Toby Philpott, Michael Vreede, Mathew Martin, Sikkema Accountancy and Risk Maskagement BV Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Events:...

Duration:01:17:34

C64 Legend Jeroen Tel of Maniacs of Noise - The Retro Hour EP114

3/23/2018
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We catch up with C64 legend Jeroen Tel of Maniacs of Noise about his classic game, demo and cracktro soundtracks. Maniacs of Noise: https://mon.home.xs4all.nl/ Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Aidan OLoan, Bart Pellens, Mathew Willetts, Andrew Holland Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: PLAY Expo comes to London:...

Duration:01:03:42

Donkey Kong Country to Snake Pass with David Wise - The Retro Hour EP113

3/16/2018
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We talk to Rare legend David Wise about composing Donkey Kong Country, Battletoads and other classic game soundtracks. David Wise website: http://www.davidwise.co.uk/ Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Thanks to our amazing donators this week: John McDowall, Tom Laermans, Daniel Waddington, Matthew Martin Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: AI' beats Qbert:...

Duration:00:59:06

The History of FPS Games - The Retro Hour EP111

3/2/2018
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We reminisce on the golden age of First Person Shooters with David L Craddock, the author of new book Rocket Jump. Rocket Jump website: https://unbound.com/books/rocket-jump/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Stephen Marshall, Garry Heather, Glenn Larsson, Anthony Ogden Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: Maplin goes bust: http://bit.ly/2oC1Udi The SidBox...

Duration:01:14:20

Henk Nieborg and Bitmap Bureau - The Retro Hour EP110

2/23/2018
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We talk to legendary pixel artist Henk Nieborg (Lionheart, Flink) and the team from Bitmap Bureau about making new Sega Mega Drive games in 2018! Bitmap Bureau website: https://bitmapbureau.com/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Michael Stouffs, Helge Blystad, Eamon Murphy, Gary Audley Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: Going for Golden Eye:...

Duration:01:01:16

Retro Gaming Youtubers Panel from PLAY Expo Blackpool - The Retro Hour EP109

2/16/2018
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We're joined by Ashens, Kim Justice, Nostalgia Nerd and Slope's Game Room for our huge retro gaming Youtubers panel at PLAY Expo Blackpool! Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Paul Vince, Graeme Stephenson, Greg Gerke, Lee Langley Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: New gaming show on Channel 4: http://bit.ly/2EvgRb8 PocketSprite: http://bit.ly/2oajFiW Retro Bit multi carts:...

Duration:01:18:47

DMA Design with Steve Hammond - The Retro Hour EP106

1/26/2018
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We gets the highs and lows of DMA Design with Steve Hammond. The story behind Lemmings, Hired Guns and the scrapped sequel, the strained relationship with Psygnosis and the origins of Grand Theft Auto. Steve's website: http://stevehammond.org/ PLAY Expo Blackpool tickets: https://www.playexpoblackpool.com/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Darren Coles, Stuart Smith, Rupert Fuller, Paul Szopiak Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/...

Duration:01:14:20

Crystal Quest to Carmageddon With Patrick Buckland - The Retro Hour EP105

1/19/2018
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This week we have a rare interview with Stainless Games CEO Patrick Buckland, the highs and lows of the Carmageddon series, Crystal Quest and Apple gaming. Stainless Games: http://www.stainlessgames.com/ Win Play Expo Blackpool tickets: https://theretrohour.com/win-play-expo-blackpool-tickets/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Christer Hollsten, Tim Daelemen, Laurence Fortt, Joe Locker Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our...

Duration:01:12:24