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Retro Asylum is the UK's No.1 Retro Gaming podcast and won the UK Podcasters "Best Video Game Podcast" award in 2015.

Retro Asylum is the UK's No.1 Retro Gaming podcast and won the UK Podcasters "Best Video Game Podcast" award in 2015.
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United Kingdom

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Retro Asylum is the UK's No.1 Retro Gaming podcast and won the UK Podcasters "Best Video Game Podcast" award in 2015.

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English

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Episode 171 - Podcast Mashup

10/12/2017
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We host a podcast mash-up with David Turner and Andi Hamilton about their gaming back stories and retro gaming’s resurgence. As always, a massive thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters: Richard Pipes Piper Nick Lees Edward Fitzpatrick Chris Worthington Alistair Downs Retromash Andre Russell Andrew Gilmour Shep Sheppard Duncan Bell Garry Heather Stephen Stuttard Mike Coolican Magnus Esbjörner Darren Coles Blake Brett Laurens de Bruijin Lee Spencer M John...

Duration: 02:34:03


Episode 170 - Emulation

9/28/2017
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Steve Erickson & Matt Wilsher delve into the tricky topic of emulation and discuss what emulators they use and recommend plus a whole lot more! Again, a massive thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters: Richard Pipes Piper Nick Lees Edward Fitzpatrick Chris Worthington Alistair Downs Retromash Andre Russell Andrew Gilmour Shep Sheppard Duncan Bell Garry Heather Stephen Stuttard Mike Coolican Magnus Esbjörner Darren Coles Blake Brett Laurens de...

Duration: 02:40:54


Episode 169 - Alone In The Dark

8/27/2017
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Mads Kristensen & Chris O'Regan rewind back to the early 1990's to fire up their 486's, talk a load of DOS and play Infogrames Alone In The Dark. Once again a huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters: Richard Pipes Nick Lees Edward Fitzpatrick Chris Worthington Alistair Downs Nick Lees Retromash Duncan Bell Garry Heather Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum Retro Asylum on Facebook:...

Duration: 02:18:08


Episode 168 - PC Engine

8/12/2017
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Retro Asylum finally succumbs to listener pressure as Mads Kristensen & Steve Erickson delve into the NEC PC Engine console range and play some of the systems top games. Show Links To book tickets for "The Arcade Experience" event that s taking place in Cambridge on 2nd Of September 2017 please visit: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/43848/The-Arcade-Experience-Saturday-2nd-September/ If you are interested in the "Games For Atari: 1977 to 1995" Kickstarter project, please visit:...

Duration: 02:19:13


Episode 167 - Colecovision

7/24/2017
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Paul Davies & Dean Swain play one of the hottest consoles of the early 1980's that played host to a ton of quality arcade conversions, namely the CBS Colecovision - A console that for it's time had superb graphics & sound but fell victim of the American games crash of 1983. Plus, there's a round up of all of the latest retro gaming news and more answers revealed in the latest section of Ask RA. Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters: Richard Pipes Nick...

Duration: 01:26:03


Episode 166 - Discworld

7/3/2017
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Mads Kristensen and Chris O'Regan take a retrospective look at the Discworld games from the mid 1990's and discuss point & click adventures in general. Show links: Hipolito Pichardo Twitch Channel: https://m.twitch.tv/hipolitopichardo?desktop-redirect=true Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters: Richard Pipes Nick Lees Edward Fitzpatrick Chris Worthington Alistair Downs Nick Lees Retromash Duncan Bell Garry Heather Help support the Retro Asylum by...

Duration: 01:59:37


Episode 165 - The Atari ST

6/20/2017
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After a short break following our Revival 2017 specials, Dean Swain & Chris O'Regan return to take a fascinating look back at Atari's much maligned range of 16 bit computers. The guys also discuss all of the latest news of the retro gaming scene including the reveal of Nintendo's lost arcade game "Sky Skipper" and much much more! Show Links: For more information on the SkySkipper project, please visit: https://www.skyskipperproject.com/ For the latest news on the Atari Box, checkout...

Duration: 02:07:30


Episode 264 - Revival 2017: Paul Rose

6/1/2017
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So here it is, the grand finale of our Revival 2017 panels is here and it’s time for our talk with Paul Rose aka your friend and ours Mr Biffo. Paul Davies finally got his childhood dream of chatting on stage with the man behind the Teletext screen to not only get some great Digi stories, but also chat about Paul’s new video project Found Footage. So if you want to know about the Digitiser ‘French Book’ that was never aired or learn about new characters ‘Manorak’ and ‘Manbag’ then you’ve...

Duration: 01:10:38


Episode 163 - Revival 2017: Rare Panel

5/29/2017
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Our penultimate Revival 2017 audio podcast is our much-anticipated Rare panel featuring Kev Bayliss, Chris Marlow and Sean Pile talking about their work at the legendary development house. The panel was hosted by former Rare staffer and host of the Cane and Rinse podcast, Darren Gargette. Being such a Rare fan we knew that Darren was the perfect host to get the best from the guys and boy were we right! This is an absolute treasure for fans of Rare’s canon of work. Find out all about...

Duration: 01:20:10


Episode 162 - Revival 2017: Jim Bagley And The ZX Spectrum Next

5/28/2017
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Almost a year to the day since Henrique Olifiers brought the Spectrum Next prototype and his grand idea to our 2016 panel, Jim Bagley joins Dean Swain and Paul Jenkinson (from The Spectrum Show) to talk about the Spectrum Next, Jim’s ideas that are now part of the project and its phenomenal Kickstarter campaign. Be sure to check out The Spectrum Show: http://www.thespectrumshow.co.uk/ For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events visit: http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk/ Huge thanks and a...

Duration: 00:46:49


Episode 161 - Revival 2017: Gremlin Panel

5/26/2017
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Our Gremlin panel at Revival 2017 sees Mark Hardisty talking with Mike Lister and Rich Stevenson about their development careers at Gremlin and their journey to the software house via Alligator, Hi Tech and Bizarre Developments among others. If you ever wanted to hear the origin story for BMX Ninja’s then this is the podcast for you! ;) For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events check out: http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk/ Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon...

Duration: 00:55:27


Episode 160 - Revival 2017: Dave Perry

5/24/2017
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After an 18 year hiatus Dave Perry roared back to the retro gaming scene at Revival 2017. Join Paul Davies as he and the Revival audience hear all about Dave’s career and adventures as a true icon of a UK video gaming generation. For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events check out: http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk/ Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters: Edward Fitzpatrick Chris Worthington Alistair Downs Nick Lees Retromash Gary Heather Help support the...

Duration: 01:06:14


Episode 159 - Revival 2017 Shakedown!

5/22/2017
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With the dust settling on an incredible Revival 2017, the team sit down with Craig Turner and Jim Bagley to chat about all the fun that was had by all of us who attended the two-day retro gaming blowout. For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events check out: http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk Huge thanks and a name check to our Patreon supporters: Edward Fitzpatrick Chris Worthington Alistair Downs Nick Lees Retromash Gary Heather Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:...

Duration: 01:08:22


Episode 158 - Activision On The Commodore 64

5/18/2017
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Mads Kristensen & Steve Erickson take a look at some of the early games by Activision on the Commodore 64 and where possible, compare them to their Atari 2600 counterparts. Games discussed in this episode: Park Patrol H.E.R.O Ghostbusters Pitfall Pitfall II Little Computer People Huge thanks and a name check to our Patreon supporters: Edward Fitzpatrick Chris Worthington Alistair Downs Nick Lees Retromash Gary Heather Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:...

Duration: 02:00:19


Episode 157 - Virtually Retro

5/4/2017
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In this jam-packed show Paul, Mads and Chris take a slight detour and showcase modern games which take a significant influence from the classic gaming retro era through either their aesthetic, gameplay or themes. In addition to the main topic, the gang fill us in on the latest on the Spectrum Next and also provide plenty of further information about our newly launched Patreon campaign and much more! Games featured: Shovel Knight Axiom Verge Rock Boshers Downwell Life of...

Duration: 02:25:40


From The Vault - Top 10 Amiga Driving Games

4/15/2017
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Join us down in the deepest depths of the Asylum for another trip to RA podcast vaults. This visit takes us back to Matt Wilsher and Darren Fogarty deciding their Top 10 Amiga driving games. Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/ Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag Twitter: @theretroasylum If you’d like to sponsor the show please visit our website at retroasylum.com and click the donate button at the bottom of...

Duration: 01:34:13


Episode 156 - 8 Bit Wars III

4/1/2017
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GMA Award nominated "The Sausage Factory" host Chris O'Regan joins the Retro Asylum team for the ultimate 8 bit wars showdown as we add the Atari 8 bit computer range into the mix. The games covered this time around are: Head over Heels, The Eidolon, Boulderdash, Bruce Lee, Star wars, Spy vs spy, Trailblazer & Summer Games. Which system has the best versions of these games? Find out as our hosts battle it out once again! Retro Asylum on Facebook:...

Duration: 02:42:50


Episode 155 - Budget Games Bonanza

3/13/2017
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Paul Davies, Steve Erickson & Dean Swain return for a 3 hour long episode of the UK's No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast. This time around, the guys take a look at nine original budget titles that were released on the 8 bit micro's in the UK. The team also discuss the ZX Spectrum Vega+ and the ZX Spectrum Next projects at length and also answer listener questions in the "Ask RA" section of the show. Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/ Retro Asylum YouTube Channel:...

Duration: 02:58:37


Episode 154: Amiga Live Play - Bubble Bobble

2/17/2017
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Steve Erickson & Mads Kristensen play the Amiga version Taito's classic 2 play romp and discuss the games various sequels and spin offs! To view Steve & Mads playing the game visit https://youtu.be/RGOhvV1zmRQ

Duration: 01:13:54


From The Vaults #1 - Sam & Paul's Top 5 Footy Games

2/12/2017
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Paul Davies delves into the Retro Asylum vaults to discover golden moments from our past. Paul & Sam Dyer discuss their top 5 footy games looking at titles such as Kick Off & Sensible Soccer.

Duration: 01:38:14

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