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

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

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Bob Wakelin Ocean Software Cover Artist – The Retro Hour EP93

10/20/2017
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We chat to the man behind some of the most iconic video game cover art of all time, Ocean's Bob Wakelin. We chat to the man behind some of the most iconic video game cover art of all time, Ocean's Bob Wakelin. Email us: show@theretrohour.com Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Daniel Waddington, Adrian Nelson, Aleisha Cuff, Gareth Murfin Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: Rob...

Duration: 01:11:32


Sensible Software with Stoo Cambridge - The Retro Hour EP92

10/13/2017
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We chat to Stuart 'Stoo' Cambridge about classics like Mega lo Mania, Cannon Fodder and Sensible Soccer, and why he always died first in games. Blobbit: https://www.facebook.com/BlobbitPush/ Email us: show@theretrohour.com Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Roeland Kok, Darren Coles, Erlend Saksaug, Adam Hinde Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: Commodore 64 mini:...

Duration: 01:16:21


Twin Galaxies and Classic Arcades with Walter Day - The Retro Hour EP91

10/6/2017
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We talk about the golden age of arcades with Twin Galaxies' Walter Day! The games, the gamers and how accurate was the King of Kong movie? Twin Galaxies: http://www.twingalaxies.com/ Email us: show@theretrohour.com Buy Play Expo Manchester tickets: https://www.playexpomanchester.com/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Torstein Rodset, James Plant, Steve Piggot, Wojciech Jancz Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter:...

Duration: 01:18:44


ZZap 64 to Frontier and GTA with Gary Penn - The Retro Hour EP90

9/29/2017
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Gary Penn talks to us about his early days on ZZap 64, working with David Braben on Frontier then his journey to DMA Design working on the original GTA series. Denki website: http://www.denki.co.uk/ Win Play Expo Manchester weekend passes: http://bit.ly/2jQHBcl Email us: show@theretrohour.com Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Steve Jewkes, Linus Johansson, Tom Van de Weile, Bart ter Haar Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our...

Duration: 01:05:20


Gremlin Graphics founder Ian Stewart - The Retro Hour EP89

9/22/2017
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We talk about classics like Zool and the Lotus series with Gremlin founder Ian Stewart! Urbanscan website: http://www.urbanscan.co.uk/ Win Play Expo Manchester weekend passes: http://bit.ly/2jQHBcl Email us: show@theretrohour.com Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Graham Thompson, Brenda Stones, Damian Page, Dan Ryan Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: Super Play is back for...

Duration: 00:55:14


Lara Croft and Games Workshop with Ian Livingstone CBE - The Retro Hour EP88

9/15/2017
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We're joined by Ian Livingtone CBE to talk Tomb Raider, founding Games Workshop and Fighting Fantasy. Ian Livingstone Twitter: https://twitter.com/ian_livingstone Email us: show@theretrohour.com Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Stephan Ricken, Clive Glazebrook, Steve Engledow, Benny Damsgaard Nielsen Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: Resident evil Mega Drive:...

Duration: 01:06:57


Thalamus Rebirth and Commodore Format with Andy Roberts - The Retro Hour EP87

9/8/2017
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We talk about the rebirth of the legendary Thalamus with Andy Roberts, and an inside look at some classic Commodore 64 magazines. Thalamus Digital: http://www.thalamusdigital.co.uk/ Email us: show@theretrohour.com Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Alan Bennett, Christopher Zaremba, Lauri Turjansalo, Greg Gaughan Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: Mario is no longer a...

Duration: 01:10:11


AMOS and STOS with François Lionet - The Retro Hour EP86

9/1/2017
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We're joined by François Lionet, the man behind the legendary game creation tools STOS and AMOS! The history, highs and lows and his plans for a 21st century update of AMOS. Friend UP: http://friendup.cloud Click Team: http://www.clickteam.com/ Email us: show@theretrohour.com Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Simon Pilgrim, Northeast Horizons, Warren Jenkins, Colin Walker Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter:...

Duration: 01:08:25


Postal & Spy VS Spy with Vince Desi - The Retro Hour EP85

8/25/2017
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The story behind one of the most controversial games ever, Vince Desi gives us an inside look at Postal. Running With Scissors website: http://runningwithscissors.com/ Email us: show@theretrohour.com Thanks to our amazing donators this week: James Weiner, Carl Parkes, Mathew Martin, Raymond Montalban Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: Tempest 4000: http://bit.ly/2vuFyLy Atari Jag...

Duration: 00:59:55


Q*bert - The Inside Story With Warren Davis - The Retro Hour EP84

8/18/2017
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We get the inside story on a true arcade classic - the legendary Q*bert from the man behind it, Warren Davis. Email us: show@theretrohour.com Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Holy Cheever Church Records, Stelios Kalogreadeas, Konstantinos Daskalakis, Darren Coles Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: Sonic Mania released: http://bit.ly/2uOzGRF Sonic Mania Animated Opening on...

Duration: 01:17:02


Night Trap 25th Anniversary Story - The Retro Hour EP83

8/11/2017
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Cult Sega Mega CD FMV horror game Night Trap is being re-released and remastered for its 25th anniversary. We get the story on how it happened and why it deserved to reach a new audience with the man behind it, Tyler Hogle. Night Trap 25th Anniversary: http://www.nighttrap25.com Email us: show@theretrohour.com Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Christopher Foulds, Naweed Iftkhar, Wiktor Zarema, Garry Heather Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook:...

Duration: 01:04:51


The Commodore 64 Scene in 2017 - The Retro Hour EP82

8/4/2017
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We talk about the Commodore 64 in 2017 with Joerg "Nafcom" Droege, the creator of long running C64 diskmag Scene World. Scene World: https://sceneworld.org/ Email us: show@theretrohour.com Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Timothy Blanks, Johnathan Kaye, Philip Bailey, George Toohey Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: RIP iPod: http://bit.ly/2v5sJKY Are Flashcarts slowly...

Duration: 01:04:11


Guru Larry Talks Classic Gaming TV and Fact Hunting - The Retro Hour EP81

7/28/2017
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Hello you! Larry Bundy Jnr AKA Guru Larry is our special guest this week! We talk classic gaming TV, industry scandals and fact hunting. Guru Larry on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LarryBundyJr Email us: show@theretrohour.com Thanks to our amazing donators this week: RoblewellnUk, John Dijkman, G Liddon, Anthony Clarke Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: Reset 64 magazine:...

Duration: 01:02:21


Ocean Software The Inside Story with Gary Bracey - The Retro Hour EP80

7/21/2017
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We get the story of the movie licencing kings Ocean Software from former director Gary Bracey. How they landed the big film licences, the highs and lows, and games like Robocop, Platoon and Batman The Movie. Thanks to Retro Unlim for recording this week's interview: http://retrounlim.com/ Email us: show@theretrohour.com Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Magnus Esbjorner, Adam Hinde, Christopher Foulds, Billy Rooney Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook:...

Duration: 01:00:20


Andy Brown of PLAY Expo Joins Us - The Retro Hour EP79

7/14/2017
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On the weekend of PLAY Expo Blackpool, we're joined by the man behind the UK's biggest retro gaming events and retailer Console Passion, Andy Brown! Play EXPO Blackpool website: https://www.playexpoblackpool.com/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Steve Ruston, Andrew S Baster, Henrik Andersson, Nigel Clark. Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: Augmented reality Super Mario...

Duration: 01:07:06


E.T on Atari 2600: The Story of The Worst Video Game Ever - The Retro Hour EP78

7/7/2017
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We get the full story of 'the worst video game ever', E.T on the Atari 2600 in the second part of our interview with the legendary Howard Scott Warshaw! Plus, win a pair of Play EXPO Blackpool tickets. Howard's website: http://hswarshaw.com/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Frederick Burbidge, Jason Landridge, Bret Pritchard, Jonathan Parry, Chris Baker. Win a pair of Play EXPO weekend passes: http://www.theretrohour.com/win-a-pair-of-play-expo-blackpool-weekend-passes/ Our...

Duration: 01:03:51


Atari Legend Howard Scott Warshaw - The Retro Hour EP77

6/30/2017
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We're joined by Atari legend Howard Scott Warshaw in the first of a two part special. We talk about classics like Yarr's Revenge, Raiders of the Lost Ark and the 'worst game ever' E.T on the 2600! Howard's website: http://hswarshaw.com/wordpress/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Barry Jack, Chris Cowland, Paul Edwards, Przemyslaw Duchnicki Win a copy of Amiga/C64 Forever 7: http://www.theretrohour.com/win-amiga-forever-c64-forever-7-bundle/ Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our...

Duration: 01:06:07


New Sega Mega Drive Games in 2017 - The Retro Hour EP76

6/23/2017
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We talk about making new Mega Drive games in 2017 with Matt Philips, the creator of new game Tanglewood. Tanglewood website: http://tanglewoodgame.com/index.html Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Poul Gadving, Efraim Juntunen, James Alston, Arnt-Ove Todnem Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: Sega's mysterious new trailer: https://youtu.be/y50nAoA5KwY New Wipeout collection:...

Duration: 00:53:01


Defender: The Story of an Arcade Legend With Eugene Jarvis - The Retro Hour EP75

6/16/2017
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We talk to the arcade master Eugene Jarvis about Defender, Robotron, Smash TV and more early arcade memories! Raw Thrills website: http://rawthrills.com/ Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Steve from Wavem Studios, Darren Coles, Mikael Norrgard, Martin Williams Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: New Atari console coming?: http://bit.ly/2suXVBY Xbox One to play Original Xbox...

Duration: 01:13:06


C64 Legend Rob Hubbard – The Retro Hour EP74

6/9/2017
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We’re joined by legendary Commodore 64 game musician Rob Hubbard, the man behind the music for International Karate, Commando, Monty on The Run and many more! Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Eric Nelson, Liam Clancy, William Bateman, Leigh Bestford Our website: http://theretrohour.com Our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theretrohour/ Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/retrohouruk Show notes: Sonic Mania release date: http://bit.ly/2rTmSYs NeXT: Steve Jobs’ dot.com IPO that never...

Duration: 01:04:28

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