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Your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news and interviews with industry veterans. New episodes released every Friday!

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Your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news and interviews with industry veterans. New episodes released every Friday!

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@retrohouruk

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English


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437: From Bullfrog to Two Point: Syndicate, Theme Hospital and Beyond with Mark Webley & Gary Carr

7/11/2024
This week we sit down with industry legends Mark Webley and Gary Carr! From Gary's start at Palace Software working on the classic Barbarian, to Mark's entry into Bullfrog, working on classics like Syndicate, Theme Park and Theme Hospital. Plus, how they continued this legacy with the making of Two Point Hospital and Two Point Campus. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 36:16 - Mark Webley & Gary Carr Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books - https://www.bitmapbooks.com/products/the-art-of-the-box Get 3 months of ExpressVPN for FREE: https://expressvpn.com/retro Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes: Sonic Mania ported to Dreamcast: https://tinyurl.com/46hk3rwe Dead Rising remaster: https://tinyurl.com/2s4t9473 GameCube gets achievements: https://tinyurl.com/2u99k2eh Sega Neptune game announced: https://tinyurl.com/2p9aauks

Duration:01:43:10

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436: From Bedroom Coders to AAA Games: Paul Driscoll on the Amiga Era - The Retro Hour EP436

7/5/2024
This week we’re joined by fellow podcaster, author, and huge Amiga fan, Paul Driscoll, AKA The Drisk. Paul is the host of the RGDS podcast and the author of several incredible free books on retro gaming. We chat about his new book, "Amiga Top 50 Games: Book One - 50 to 26". We explore what made the Amiga such a standout machine, relive classic game bundles like the iconic Batman and Screen Gems packs, and discuss the unique era of bedroom coders and AAA games. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 37:19 - Paul Driscoll Interview Amiga Top 50 Games: Book One - 50 to 26 Book: https://tinyurl.com/mr3248pn RGDS Podcast: https://retrogamingdailyshow.libsyn.com/ Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books - Get £5 off The Art of The Box - Use code: RH5 at checkout - https://www.bitmapbooks.com/products/the-art-of-the-box Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes: Open World Crazy Taxi: https://tinyurl.com/56v5n7kc Yars Revenge Sequel in Talks with Atari: https://tinyurl.com/2tscz7wd SuperSega FPGA: https://tinyurl.com/mazhwz7u Life-Size Super Monkey Ball Controller: https://tinyurl.com/yckuf3yn Plus/4 Prince of Persia: https://tinyurl.com/ycckxcx4

Duration:01:39:14

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435: Dragon's Lair to Disney: The Journey of Darlene Lacey - The Retro Hour EP434

6/28/2024
This week, we chat to Darlene Lacey, a trailblazer in game design and narrative development. Starting with her early experiences in arcades and her passion for story writing, Darlene shares her fascinating journey into the world of Advanced Microcomputer Systems. Learn about her pivotal role in the creation of iconic games like Dragon's Lair and Space Ace, working with legends Rick Dyer and Don Bluth, and the innovative approaches that kept the studio's costs low. Darlene also delves into her transition to the Walt Disney Company, where she navigated the challenges of adapting to new creative approaches and working on beloved titles like Donald’s Alphabet Chase and Disney's DuckTales. 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 37:17 - Darlene Lacey Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books - Get £5 off The Art of The Box - Use code: RH5 at checkout - https://www.bitmapbooks.com/products/the-art-of-the-box Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes Sega Neptune is revived: https://tinyurl.com/52b9tnac Marvel vs Capcom collection is coming: https://tinyurl.com/ysjadasf Dune 2 remaster for Amiga: https://tinyurl.com/22zmpe9y 1 button handheld console: https://youtu.be/vJMq8O_84eU Carpark Capital: https://store.steampowered.com/app/3031880/Car_Park_Capital/

Duration:01:33:20

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434: Real Time Games Software & Carrier Command with Ian Oliver - The Retro Hour EP434

6/21/2024
This week, we hear the fascinating career of Ian Oliver as he shares insider stories from founding Real Time Games Software, including the development of the groundbreaking Carrier Command and creating development systems for Sega. From the humble beginnings of 3D Tank Duel on the ZX Spectrum to navigating the complexities of the Sega Dreamcast era, Ian offers a unique glimpse into the evolution of the gaming industry. 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 41:44 - Ian Oliver Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books - Get £5 off The Art of The Box - Use code: RH5 at checkout - https://www.bitmapbooks.com/products/the-art-of-the-box Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes $60 Sega Saturn Flash Cart: https://tinyurl.com/2j3xvcd5 Blingboard64 Keyboard: https://tinyurl.com/zxrt4396 New Power Rangers Beat 'Em Up: https://tinyurl.com/3te66jv8 Wonder Swan to TV Mod Kit: https://tinyurl.com/y6ehxrsr Contra Reforged: https://tinyurl.com/2s4artyr

Duration:01:39:51

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433: Stories of Amiga OS Development with Randell Jesup - The Retro Hour EP433

6/13/2024
This week, we chat with Randell Jesup, former Senior Software Engineer at Commodore Amiga Inc. From his pioneering work with 80's online gaming platform PlayNET and the revolutionary Amiga OS. Discover how PlayNET evolved into Quantum Link and AOL, the challenges of developing high-performance drivers, and the innovative spirit that drove Amiga's success. 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 39:15 - Randell Jesup Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books - Get £5 off The Art of The Box - Use code: RH5 at checkout - https://www.bitmapbooks.com/products/the-art-of-the-box Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes Lost Atari game brought back to life: https://tinyurl.com/bp8ujffh The Thing remaster: https://tinyurl.com/3u23dk4a USB to 3DO driver: https://tinyurl.com/mu9mk2vx New beat 'em up Deadly Metropolis: https://tinyurl.com/2ab8pvwz Rare Xbox in Charity Shop: https://tinyurl.com/3837en9d

Duration:01:41:07

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432: Finders Keepers to Stormbringer: The Magic Knight Story With David Jones - The Retro Hour EP432

6/6/2024
This week, we chat with legendary game developer David Jones, the creative mind behind the iconic Magic Knight series. David delves into the fascinating history of creating some of the most beloved 8-bit adventure games of the 1980s, from his innovative use of the TRS-80 Model III for Spectrum development to developing the storytelling and gameplay mechanics of titles like Finders Keepers and Spellbound. 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 40:44 - David Jones Interview David’s Links: https://davidxjonesauthor.com/retro-hour-podcast-links/ Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Get 3 months of ExpressVPN for FREE: https://expressvpn.com/retro Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes Evercade arcade: https://tinyurl.com/2s4d359p Resident Evil Zero & Code Veronica remakes: https://tinyurl.com/mw2seakj 8bit Do Keyboard and Numpad: https://tinyurl.com/mrj4jx6v Aliens Neoplasma II: https://tinyurl.com/4um523x8 Zelda LEGO announced: https://tinyurl.com/bdhdyhbw

Duration:01:31:45

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431: Orbital: Paul Hartnoll on Rave Culture & Video Game Music - The Retro Hour EP431

5/30/2024
We sit down with Paul Hartnoll of the legendary electronic duo Orbital. Paul takes us on a nostalgic journey, sharing his first gaming experiences and the early home systems that sparked his passion for technology. Plus the impact of Orbital's music featuring on classics like Wipeout, Test Drive 4 and creating music on the Atari ST. 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 42:48 - Paul Hartnoll Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes Atari purchase Intellivision: https://tinyurl.com/27n8vz93 Dreamcast PSU: https://tinyurl.com/3p43au66 Apple's Unreleased iPod Tetris Clone Has Been Discovered: https://youtu.be/q0c6SOP4CCo Mario kart rom hack: https://tinyurl.com/yc6pmyd2 RIP ICQ: https://tinyurl.com/5ed3hb8m

Duration:01:38:49

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430: Magic Carpet, Fun School & Theme Park with Mark Healey - The Retro Hour EP430

5/23/2024
This week, we're joined by legendary game designer and artist Mark Healey. From his early days with a Commodore 64, working on the classic KGB Super Spy, to his pivotal role in iconic Bullfrog titles like Theme Park and Dungeon Keeper, Mark shares the stories and inspirations behind his work. Hear about his experiences with industry giants like the Darling brothers and Peter Molyneux, his innovative approach to educational games with Fun School, and the creation of his own studio, Media Molecule. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 40:37 - Mark Healey Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes Mario Maker 64: https://tinyurl.com/mrxyhtrw Cronela's Mansion: https://tinyurl.com/3tv6xaj5 The Glass Staircase PS2 Horror: https://tinyurl.com/t8y32zmb Hack NES Tetris from inside the game: https://tinyurl.com/3svec93w Play with classic Mac OS's in your browser: https://infinitemac.org/

Duration:01:43:59

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429: The Sims and Myst: Bringing Emotion To Games - The Retro Hour EP429

5/17/2024
This week on the podcast, we sit down with the pioneering game designer Nicole Lazzaro, renowned for her work on iconic titles like The Sims, Myst, and Diner Dash. From playing Colossal Cave Adventure on shared computers to studying Psychology and Film at Stanford, and how these experiences shaped her understanding of emotions in games. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 34:10 - Nicole Lazzaro Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes Incredible new N64 recomp tool: https://tinyurl.com/49s9sxsw Ron Gilbert is creating a new Zelda-type game: https://tinyurl.com/yc5bkevd Dread Delusion: https://tinyurl.com/ycy33e8h Tomb Raider TV show: https://tinyurl.com/4bz8274h Mario 64 on GBA: https://tinyurl.com/dv56mxnv

Duration:01:29:53

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428: Burnout 1&2 to Sonic Rivals with Joe Bonar - The Retro Hour EP428

5/10/2024
We catch up with the legendary Joe Bonar as he discusses his journey from the early days of the GameCube to developing on quirky systems like the Nokia N-Gage. Joe gives us an insider’s look into the creation of groundbreaking titles like Burnout, Tron 2.0, and Sonic Rivals. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 39:09 - Joe Bonar Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Get 3 months of ExpressVPN for FREE: https://expressvpn.com/retro Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes Super Mario Bros CD: https://tinyurl.com/35tbt53m Gladmori for Dreamcast and Neo Geo: https://tinyurl.com/5byrnpbn BASIC turns 60: https://tinyurl.com/5xsawmbj Tricky Madness: https://tinyurl.com/2uj3v6zn ZX Spectrum game broadcast on FM radio: https://tinyurl.com/4dzxdfdp

Duration:01:35:19

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427: Williams Electronics and Designing The Amiga with Sam Dicker - The Retro Hour EP427

5/2/2024
This week, we're joined by Sam Dicker, a pioneer who helped shape the sound and fury of iconic games like Defender and Sinistar. We explore his time at Williams Electronics and joining the early Amiga crew, Sam shares his stories behind the creation of game-changing sounds and making the legendary Amiga 'boing ball' demo that wowed CES in 1984. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 40:48 - Sam Dicker Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes: Xbox 360 store to close this summer: https://tinyurl.com/6hs6suxj SummerCart64: https://tinyurl.com/yc6mjuzr Dr Robotnik ring racers: https://tinyurl.com/43x9466s Fallout excel: https://tinyurl.com/2ktmw25t 30 years since Commodore went bust: https://tinyurl.com/m573sxhx

Duration:01:25:39

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426: Amstrad CPC with Roland Perry Pt 2: The Sinclair Takeover, Expanding the Range - The Retro Hour EP426

4/25/2024
We continue our celebrations of 40 years of the Amstrad CPC with part 2 of our chat with Roland Perry. This episode dives into the Sinclair acquisition, the transformation of Amstrad after incorporating the Spectrum, the expansion of the CPC line into high-end models, and a peek at some intriguing unreleased prototypes. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 42:36 - Roland Perry Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes: Infogrames revival announced: https://tinyurl.com/mtvjj6ar Game Boy as FM Radio with new cart: https://tinyurl.com/y7xauz4t Switch Arcade Racing Dock revealed: https://tinyurl.com/3j9hcnrt Doom 64 coming to the Dreamcast: https://tinyurl.com/59zwawsf Phoenix launches on Amiga: https://tinyurl.com/mk635zy3

Duration:01:18:21

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425: Amstrad CPC 40th Anniversary with Roland Perry Pt 1 - The Retro Hour EP425

4/19/2024
Join us on a special journey back in time with Roland Perry, the visionary tech consultant behind the legendary Amstrad CPC, as we celebrate 40 incredible years of this iconic machine. In this not-to-be-missed episode, Roland takes us from his early days tinkering with electronics in school, through the founding of Ambit International, right up to his crucial role in steering the Amstrad CPC to success against heavyweights like the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 45:20 - Roland Perry Interview Amstrad Addict Magazine: https://www.pixel.addict.media/shop/amstrad-addict-magazine Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes: Golden Axe TV Show: https://tinyurl.com/3abhf8sr Xbox Launch Dedicated Team to Backwards Compatibility: https://tinyurl.com/bdujbj55 New Atari ST Racer: https://tinyurl.com/y5c6b8zr Tomb Raider Coming to Evercade: https://tinyurl.com/hefukt8w Control Your Switch Using Your GBA: https://tinyurl.com/mwdkpa9r

Duration:01:28:50

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424: From Harvester to Midway with Lee Jacobson - The Retro Hour EP424

4/11/2024
This week, we have a virtual sit-down with Lee Jacobson, the creative force behind the cult classic dark adventure game 'Harvester' and the groundbreaking 'Command Adventures: Starship' and the B-movie style 1994 FPS 'The Fortress of Dr. Radiaki', sharing behind-the-scenes tales from the early days of FPS and adventure games. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 43:59 - Lee Jacobson Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes: Wii U connects to new servers no jailbreak: https://tinyurl.com/2a5fn96j Rare PS1 controller turned into handheld: https://tinyurl.com/5bsjmytr Prototype N64 cancelled game appears online: https://tinyurl.com/yc4erc7c CEX launches repair service for consoles including retro: https://tinyurl.com/4jm5ymk7 Ninja Action Shadow game: https://tinyurl.com/8u297mye

Duration:01:31:07

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423: BioShock: Creating Rapture with Ken Levine - The Retro Hour EP423

4/4/2024
This week on the podcast, we sit down with Ken Levine, the mastermind behind Bioshock, to explore his gaming roots and creative journey. From his early fascination with electro-mechanical games to the immersive worlds of Ultima Underworld and Civilization, Ken unfolds the layers behind Bioshock's immersive narrative and art deco influences. We'll also peek into the development of his newest project, Judas, and its appeal to Bioshock fans. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 48:37 - Ken Levine Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Get 3 months of ExpressVPN for FREE: https://expressvpn.com/retro Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes: Time Splitters Rewind seeks developers: https://tinyurl.com/ymwth8wy New Amstrad fan game: Mighty Street Fighter: https://tinyurl.com/y57hdmad NES cartridge turned into a console: https://youtu.be/ON-vArvervA Cyber Mission: New Genesis/Mega Drive game: https://tinyurl.com/mw3su79d PO'ed Mightdive remaster revealed: https://tinyurl.com/382vp9hk

Duration:01:40:54

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422: Macintosh Librarian: Vintage Apple Computers - The Retro Hour EP422

3/28/2024
This week we're joined by Kate Fox, the Macintosh Librarian, to explore the world of retro Apple tech. Kate shares how Apple's educational programs and early experiences with technology shaped her career. We'll delve into the creation of her Youtube channel and her AI assistant Maccy, the allure of the NeXT computers, and the intrigue of third-party Mac clones. Plus, Kate gives us a glimpse into her gaming favourites, essential maintenance tips for classic Macs, and her visions for future projects. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 43:17 - Macintosh Librarian Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes: GameCube Goes Online: $15 Device: https://tinyurl.com/br8ufsk3 NBA 2K19: Unwanted Copies: https://tinyurl.com/2484n8zb Amigo Sampler: Amiga Plugin: https://tinyurl.com/4x77vrp5 Unveiled: 'Tetris Reversed' Sequel: https://tinyurl.com/ye29a9zd N64's Secret DVD Drive: https://tinyurl.com/ypye4pcz

Duration:01:36:00

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421: Origin Systems, American Laser Games & Women in Gaming: Sheri Graner Ray - The Retro Hour EP421

3/21/2024
We chat with industry legend Sheri Graner Ray, tracing her journey from her early days at Origin Systems, where she shaped the fantastical realms of Ultima, to her pioneering role at Her Interactive in creating the first-ever CD-ROM titles aimed at females, along with the challenges that entailed. Beyond her technical achievements, we delve into her passionate advocacy for gender inclusivity within gaming, inspiring women both as players and industry professionals. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 32:30 - Sheri Graner Ray Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Thanks to our latest Patreon backers, in the Hall of Fame this week: Rodney Underkoffler, Andreas Wanda, Tiago Epifanio, James Randall We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes: Archer Maclean's Atari Arcade Experiments Preserved: https://tinyurl.com/ywwe29wj New Saturn-Style Parking Garage Racer Looks Ridiculously Fun: https://tinyurl.com/39yr9v9y Mirror Your PC Screen to a CRT with MiSTerCast: https://tinyurl.com/3vruhrhm Duck Hunt Gets an Enhanced Remake for the Amiga: https://tinyurl.com/4hwczef6 Atari Returns to the Arcade with Its Recharged Series: https://tinyurl.com/2cpfctn8

Duration:01:17:09

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420: Nintendo NES Homebrew Games: Lowtek Games - The Retro Hour EP420

3/14/2024
We catch up with Alastair Low of LowTek Games, as we explore how classic consoles like the NES and Dreamcast are getting a new lease on life. Alastair shares his journey from early gaming memories to developing the huge NES hit 'Flea' and the new sequel, the impact of NES Maker and the success of these retro projects. https://lowtek.games/ Flea 2 Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/flea-game/flea2-new-nes-game Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 44:13 - Lowtek Games Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs Thanks to our latest Patreon backers, in the Hall of Fame this week: Rodney Underkoffler, Andreas Wanda, Tiago Epifanio, James Randall We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes: Nintendo 64 VR: https://tinyurl.com/58hyjs35 Lego Mario Kart: https://tinyurl.com/2m7na7ka PSP Go storage mod: https://tinyurl.com/35keatya Sega Bass Fishing for NES: https://tinyurl.com/y56upns7 Great Giana Sisters for Commodore Plus/4: https://tinyurl.com/4bjv8kev

Duration:01:25:32

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419: The Father of Internet Radio: Carl Malamud - The Retro Hour EP419

3/7/2024
This week, we talk to Carl Malamud, heralded as "The Father of Internet Radio". We trace Carl's journey from the early buzz of bulletin board systems to setting up the first-ever Internet radio station back in 1992. Carl shares tales from the creation of his flagship show "Geek of The Week," where Internet legends like Tim Berners-Lee took the mic, to orchestrating the monumental Internet 1996 World Exposition, a digital World's Fair that connected millions globally. Internet Talk Radio Archives: https://archive.org/details/RT-FM Public.Resource.Org: https://public.resource.org/ Bangalore Literature Festival: https://archive.org/details/bangalore.literature.festival.2023 Internet Talk Radio on Computer Chronicles: https://youtu.be/U_o8gerare0?si=IciilvN84v4DpYqY&t=1027 Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 49:05 - Carl Malamud Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes: Amstrad's Return Under Lord Alan Sugar: https://tinyurl.com/2kerma83 Atari 2600 Movie Experience: https://tinyurl.com/2vna892p Indie Game Thunder Helix Pays Homage to Classics: https://tinyurl.com/2s4jdjz6 Jeff Minter's Interactive Documentary Preview: https://tinyurl.com/4wxrrybm Unearthed Time Splitters 4 Prototype: https://tinyurl.com/3ustfvwh

Duration:01:37:50

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418: John Riggs: From NES Mods to Indie Hits - The Retro Hour EP418

3/1/2024
This week we're joined by the awesome John Riggs, renowned for his YouTube channel and contributions to the NES and indie gaming scenes. John walks us through his earliest gaming memories, his arcade roots, and his journey into the heart of YouTube. From collaborating with Metal Jesus Rocks to the therapeutic joys of 'Open Cart Surgery'. John also shares insights into his game development adventures, from ROM hacks to indie successes, and his love of vintage breakfast cereal. John Riggs: https://linktr.ee/johnriggs Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 40:55 - John Riggs Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ We need your help to ensure the future of the podcast, if you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://theretrohour.com/support/ https://www.patreon.com/retrohour Get your Retro Hour merchandise: https://bit.ly/33OWBKd Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/GQw8qp8 Website: http://theretrohour.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrohouruk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrohouruk/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrohour Show notes: Flipper Zero Gameboy Adaptor: https://tinyurl.com/mv3d78jf Return of Physical Media: https://tinyurl.com/3j2emtnm Virtual Boy Emulator for the 3DS: https://tinyurl.com/4wj6ytc4 Age of Empires 2 Still Getting DLC: https://tinyurl.com/38mxwtps Official Doom Port to a Lawnmower: https://tinyurl.com/3dd5zps2

Duration:01:39:14