The Retro Hour (Retro Gaming Podcast)

The Retro Hour (Retro Gaming Podcast)

Your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news and interviews with industry veterans. New episodes released every Friday! read less
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417: The Amiga Advantage: Out of the Bit's Secret Weapon for Full Void's Success - The Retro Hour EP417
3d ago
417: The Amiga Advantage: Out of the Bit's Secret Weapon for Full Void's Success - The Retro Hour EP417
Dive into a fascinating journey with Ali Motisi, the mastermind behind 'Full Void' and the founder of Out of the Bit, as we explore the captivating world where retro meets modern. Discover how Commodore Amigas are being used to craft stunning graphics and soundscapes for today's gaming giants like PlayStation 5 and Xbox. From the formation of Out of the Bit to the groundbreaking creation of 'Full Void', Ali shares insider details on the unique blend of old-school inspirations and cutting-edge technology.  Out of The Bit: https://www.outofthebit.com/ Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 42:29 - Out of The Bit Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Thanks to our latest Patreon backers, in the Hall of Fame this week: Seb, Justin “Jutman” Hickman, Rodney Underkoffler 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: Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection Remaster: http://tinyurl.com/yeytp835 New Xbox Exploit: Hacks Your Console with Just a Memory Card: http://tinyurl.com/4kubduyu Evercade Gets Its First 64-bit Title: Glover: http://tinyurl.com/4w7amudn Jeff Minter's Akka Arrh Comes to PSVR2: http://tinyurl.com/3f7m4eew Collector Finds Rare Philips CD-i Hotel Mario Prototype in Goodwill: http://tinyurl.com/2eck6aj3
416: Domark: The Inside Story With Co-Founder Dominic Wheatley  - The Retro Hour EP416
16-02-2024
416: Domark: The Inside Story With Co-Founder Dominic Wheatley - The Retro Hour EP416
In this week’s episode, we're joined by Dominic Wheatley, a true pioneer in the gaming industry and co-founder of the iconic Domark. From the groundbreaking 'Eureka!', securing iconic James Bond and Star Wars licenses, to the merger with Eidos, launching the era of Tomb Raider. Catalis Group: https://www.catalisgroup.com/ Testronic: www.testroniclabs.com Curve Games: www.curvegames.com Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 35:20 - Dominic Wheatley Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ 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: All 25 games announced for the 400 Mini: http://tinyurl.com/8h2tcans New Mega Drive game, Rocket Panda, launches on Kickstarter: http://tinyurl.com/48pnz3u4 Atari-themed TV show under development: http://tinyurl.com/228k5ds5 Modders rectify a longstanding NES issue: http://tinyurl.com/24pbp3yu Safedisc DRM finally cracked: http://tinyurl.com/hurr6udb
415: Amiga Kit: How To Run a Full Time Amiga Business in 2024  - The Retro Hour EP415
09-02-2024
415: Amiga Kit: How To Run a Full Time Amiga Business in 2024 - The Retro Hour EP415
In this week’s episode, we dive into the remarkable world of AmigaKit, a beacon of nostalgia in the modern age, with its Managing Director, Matthew Leaman. Discover how this unique company thrives as a full-time Amiga retailer, providing an extensive range of hardware and software that breathes new life into the classic Amiga computers. Plus, we find out about their upcoming new machine, the A600GS. Amiga Kit: https://amigakit.amiga.store/ A600GS: https://www.a600gs.com/ Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 51:12 - AmigaKit Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs Get 3 months of ExpressVPN for FREE: https://expressvpn.com/retro 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: JoeyN64: https://youtu.be/QHzUMbHv9zU Minecraft on the Dreamcast: http://tinyurl.com/39nwkdwu  Terrorbytes documentary pre-order: https://terrorbytesdoc.com/ Defender of the Crown remaster: http://tinyurl.com/yfn9azx5  Celeste 64: http://tinyurl.com/59b7s5a2
414: The New Retro Wave: ZX Spectrum Next and the Sound of Tomorrow - The Retro Hour EP414
02-02-2024
414: The New Retro Wave: ZX Spectrum Next and the Sound of Tomorrow - The Retro Hour EP414
We dive into the fusion of retro gaming and modern music with Richard Faulkner who is creating game soundtracks for the Spectrum Next. We discuss the challenges and triumphs of composing with retro hardware, the role of MIDI and synths, and the vibrant resurgence of the Spectrum scene. Richard shares his journey from nostalgic tunes to cutting-edge chiptunes, revealing the collaborative spirit behind developing new games for this beloved platform.  A Man in his TechnoShed: http://tinyurl.com/4fbjv84u Priority Order List for TX-1696: http://tinyurl.com/yyyz4dpv Bikers: http://tinyurl.com/4dyk3xka  Spectrum Next game list: http://tinyurl.com/2v3dsrw5 Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 44:19 - Richard Fawlkner Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: 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: Will Bamford, Scott McCulloch, Adam Surtees 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: CDi Controller Re-release: http://tinyurl.com/mph6yn32 Sega AI Preserved Online: http://tinyurl.com/3hwnzwtf Game On in Doncaster: http://tinyurl.com/mujbd2xj Atari Publishing 3 7800 Classics: http://tinyurl.com/y4nec9mp Ami Cube: http://tinyurl.com/ma4d5x5z
413: Alien Hominid to Rapture with Andy Crawshaw - The Retro Hour EP413
26-01-2024
413: Alien Hominid to Rapture with Andy Crawshaw - The Retro Hour EP413
We have a virtual sit-down with the talented artist and producer, Andy Crawshaw, to hear about his remarkable contributions to iconic titles like 'Alien Hominid', 'Excalibur 2555 AD', and the genre-defining 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture'. We'll delve into his experiences developing for platforms ranging from the PS1 to the GBA, and explore how Andy's artistry evolved with technological advances in gaming. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 40:05 - Andy Crawshaw Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ 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: The Riishop: http://tinyurl.com/4jrpus8u The Z Poket: http://tinyurl.com/3479fhex Super Sunny World Is A Brand New NES Game Featuring Zapper Support: http://tinyurl.com/mr3jvxr6 The Retro Watch: http://tinyurl.com/ax26afbs Alone in the Dark Deluxe Will Include OG Skins: http://tinyurl.com/4xz4b2mn
412: Curious Video Game Machines - Rare and Unusual Consoles & Computers - The Retro Hour EP412
19-01-2024
412: Curious Video Game Machines - Rare and Unusual Consoles & Computers - The Retro Hour EP412
On this week's show, we delve into the lesser-known realms of video game history with Lewis Packwood, author of new book 'Curious Video Game Machines.' Lewis unveils a world beyond the mainstream narrative of gaming giants, exploring the intriguing and obscure: from a wargame computer made of calculators to voice-recognising LaserDisc machines and sticker-printing consoles. Join us for a journey through gaming's hidden gems and untold stories. Curious Video Game Machines on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/mtt9nuf8  Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 52:28 - Lewis Packwood Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs Take ownership of your health, try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 Free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to: https://drinkAG1.com/retrohour Thanks to our latest Patreon backers, in the Hall of Fame this week: Editorb, Kate Pankhurst, PigDan, Mark Devlin 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: BBC Toast Commodore Episode: http://tinyurl.com/7mpx7v3b Atari 400 mini: http://tinyurl.com/5b4e9jm4 Rocket Knight Adventures Resparked: http://tinyurl.com/yj2akk7p  Turbo Outrun ported to Commodore Plus/4: http://tinyurl.com/yc2pdh48 Atari Game Station: http://tinyurl.com/43v9smvx  The Casio Loopy gets a flash cart: https://youtu.be/dMUZkTdj_GA
411: Inside SEGA's Golden Era: A Chat with Mike Fischer - The Retro Hour EP411
12-01-2024
411: Inside SEGA's Golden Era: A Chat with Mike Fischer - The Retro Hour EP411
In this week's episode, we're joined by Mike Fischer, former Product Manager and Vice President at Sega of America, who gives us an insider's view of SEGA's vibrant culture and the strategic relationship between its American and Japanese branches. He touches on the impact of iconic titles like Sonic the Hedgehog and reminisces about marketing strategies and celebrity encounters, including Michael Jackson. Dive into a nostalgic exploration of SEGA's groundbreaking era, packed with fascinating insights and lesser-known stories. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 39:35 - Mike Fischer Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs Take ownership of your health, try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 Free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to: https://drinkAG1.com/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: Handheld Mega Drive: http://tinyurl.com/29fmtdv4 Vector Man 3 PS2 Prototypes Unearthed: http://tinyurl.com/4cjjfpyw Tomb Raider Ported to 32x: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYsGbMjM7tQ Robocop vs Predator Gameboy Game: http://tinyurl.com/yb2n27rw I Made a Nintendo Playstation: https://youtu.be/9lpTfVxwwSU?si=ZTrVnC7JWl0Tx6FF
410: Atari 2600+: The Inside Story With Creator Ben Jones - The Retro Hour EP410
05-01-2024
410: Atari 2600+: The Inside Story With Creator Ben Jones - The Retro Hour EP410
We chat with Ben Jones, the mastermind behind the new Atari 2600+, about his journey from childhood Atari enthusiast to Commercial Director of Retro at Plaion. We delve into the design and audience of the Atari 2600+, the challenges of incorporating modern tech into a classic, and Ben's personal connection to Atari's legacy.  Atari 2600+: https://atari.com/products/atari-2600-plus Dan's Video: https://youtu.be/-22KiX2REeI Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 43:08 - Ben Jones Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs Take ownership of your health, try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 Free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to: https://drinkAG1.com/retrohour Thanks to our latest Patreon backers, in the Hall of Fame this week: Scott Coulter, Ant, Frink and Ron Van Sherpe 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: 23 Years Later, PS1 Alien Resurrection's Naughty Piracy Cheat Code Is Revealed: http://tinyurl.com/2pfn6bkm  Long Lost N64 Footage Reveals Mario 64 Multiplayer & Playable Luigi: http://tinyurl.com/2ftnnhdx Teensy Rom for the C64: http://tinyurl.com/3pjeuv3u SNES Ticking Time Bomb: http://tinyurl.com/4pu2v3xy Game Boys Used In Vehicle Diagnostics: http://tinyurl.com/3zztn8j9
409: Retro Gaming Christmas Quiz 2023 - The Retro Hour EP409
22-12-2023
409: Retro Gaming Christmas Quiz 2023 - The Retro Hour EP409
It's our favourite episode of the year, we let our hair down and find out who will be crowned this year's Retro Hour Christmas Super Quiz champions!  Regulars Paul Drury from Retro Gamer/Edge magazine and quiz extraordinaire Oliver Wilmot, take on Joe and his mate Jason, and Dan brings out his secret weapon, DJ Slopes from Slopes Game Room. Grab a mince pie, and enjoy! Merry Christmas to all our amazing listeners, we'll see you in 2024! Paul Drury co-hosts The Ted Dabney Experience podcast - interviews with the leading lights and supporting cast of the Golden Age of Arcades:  https://www.teddabneyexperience.com/ Check out Oliver Wilmot's regular Yet Another Video Games Quiz at: https://www.facebook.com/anotherquiz Slope's Game Room,  the complete history on your gaming past: https://www.youtube.com/@slopesgameroom Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/ Try Notion AI for free - Work faster. Write better. Think bigger: https://notion.com/retro Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/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
408: Retro Rewind 2023: Unforgettable Moments & Hidden Gems - The Retro Hour EP408
15-12-2023
408: Retro Rewind 2023: Unforgettable Moments & Hidden Gems - The Retro Hour EP408
Dive into a spectacular nostalgia trip with us as we revisit the standout moments of 2023! It's been a year brimming with amazing stories, fascinating insights, and unforgettable interviews with some of the most influential figures from the golden age of gaming and technology. From groundbreaking developments in retro tech to deep dives into classic video game history, join us for an exhilarating journey as we celebrate the best of The Retro Hour from 2023. Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs 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: Cyberia: Revisiting The Cyber Cafe with Eva Pascoe: http://tinyurl.com/4jsdrdas Homeworld Co-Creator Rob Cunningham - The Retro Hour EP371: http://tinyurl.com/2fcawuzw Age of Empires II and Xbox Live with Mark Terrano - The Retro Hour EP383: http://tinyurl.com/4xejvcch Swordquest and Atari's Pac-Man with Tod Frye - The Retro Hour EP384: http://tinyurl.com/mppajh7z From Dark Seed to True Crime: The Artistic Journey of Joby Otero - The Retro Hour EP391: http://tinyurl.com/2zrvz82t From Commodore 64 to BAFTA Nominee: The Sonic Boom of Ross Tregenza - The Retro Hour EP399: http://tinyurl.com/2s3ckvvt Back To The BBS with Al's Geek Lab - The Retro Hour EP382: http://tinyurl.com/27hv4jh5 Core Design, Psygnosis & Disney Studios with Rolf Mohr - The Retro Hour EP369: http://tinyurl.com/42zeyb45 Bringing Konami Games To The West - The Retro Hour EP386: http://tinyurl.com/bdcmy62b Controversial Retro Games with Kirk Ewing - The Retro Hour EP365: http://tinyurl.com/55dpbp2r Shaping the Sounds of Fallout and Star Trek: Starfleet Academy - The Retro Hour EP405: http://tinyurl.com/f7jyt7s2     South Park Games, DMA Design and Acclaim with Neill Glancy - The Retro Hour EP375: http://tinyurl.com/y443zxj3 Microsoft Memories with Dave Plummer - The Retro Hour EP373: http://tinyurl.com/3rvkcxdt Retro Edutainment: Unpacking the Classic Arthur Games with Marc Brown - The Retro Hour EP379: http://tinyurl.com/y48mtcbp The Dreamcast Junkyard - The Retro Hour EP377: http://tinyurl.com/mtncem7f
407: Cinemaware and MicroProse Reflections with Ed Magnin - The Retro Hour EP407
08-12-2023
407: Cinemaware and MicroProse Reflections with Ed Magnin - The Retro Hour EP407
In this fascinating episode, we chat with Ed Magnin. From his first encounter with video games to pioneering developments on the Apple II, Ed shares his unique insights and experiences. We explore the early days of online services in 1979, his involvement with iconic companies like Cinemaware and MicroProse, and the intricacies of porting games across platforms like the Amiga, Apple II, and GameBoy. Ed's passion for 1950s sci-fi and its influence on his work, the dynamic culture at Cinemaware, and his journey through the evolving gaming landscape from the SNES to mobile gaming are all on the table. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 38:34 - Ed Magnin Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Get 3 months of ExpressVPN for FREE: https://expressvpn.com/retro 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 50 gets free updates: https://tinyurl.com/2t6p2x2t Turok 3 is remastered: https://tinyurl.com/587t2f5d Cyborg force comes to neo geo, dreamcast, and PSP: https://tinyurl.com/mwpdv4sf SEGA Partners With Anicorn To Launch $800 Mega Drive/Genesis Watches: https://tinyurl.com/3cv23rfh A new Commodore console?: https://tinyurl.com/yc6a8svb
406: Developing for the Atari Jaguar and The Love of Lisp - The Retro Hour EP406
01-12-2023
406: Developing for the Atari Jaguar and The Love of Lisp - The Retro Hour EP406
We chat with the fascinating Conrad Barski, creator of "FlipOut!" for the Atari Jaguar. He discusses the game's development, reflecting on the Jaguar's unique hardware and the creative challenges he faced. He also delves into his work on the unreleased "Dante's Inferno," his love for Lisp programming, and his current projects like the Lisperati1000, an Amstrad inspired computer and developing for the Playdate console.  Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 39:23 - Conrad Barski Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs Try Notion AI for free - Work faster. Write better. Think bigger: https://notion.com/retro 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: Virtua fighter 3 gets online mode after 25 years: https://tinyurl.com/45cv3fr2 Virtua fighter robot: https://tinyurl.com/65f88587 Amiga Christmas Tree: https://tinyurl.com/mr3z8j6s Crimbo AGA - Unofficial ZX Spectrum to Amiga conversion: https://tinyurl.com/bdeuzcdx Sega Neptune fan made project: https://youtu.be/oz_8-sqxLjs?si=msOATiyHDy8aV3i- The Fallout TV trailer is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ADY30Awz6Q BBC Basic is back: https://tinyurl.com/4kk5mrfn
405: Shaping the Sounds of Fallout and Star Trek: Starfleet Academy - The Retro Hour EP405
24-11-2023
405: Shaping the Sounds of Fallout and Star Trek: Starfleet Academy - The Retro Hour EP405
This week, we delve into the creative mind of Douglas Rapport, the renowned Speech Designer and Senior Producer whose work has shaped some of the most iconic video games of our time. Douglas opens up about his journey in the gaming industry, from his early days at Interplay to his groundbreaking work on classics like Fallout, Fallout 2, and Star Trek: Starfleet Academy. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 40:30 - Douglas Rapport 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: Half Life 25th Anniversary Update: https://tinyurl.com/m5vr4438 Gears Of Rage: https://tinyurl.com/4863rxnx IBrowse 3.0 Released: https://tinyurl.com/ya8raf75 Sonic Roll Board Game: https://tinyurl.com/3s2z92ee BioFury: https://tinyurl.com/3rzzpse5 BioFury Gameplay: https://youtu.be/19fUZOMrT58?si=SkYS96K0I9aAZL1j   3DO Tempest: https://youtu.be/_OLBXDVbULM?si=gUw56zcTgs7CPqVL
404: Celebrating 90's Gaming & Computer Magazines - The Retro Hour EP404
17-11-2023
404: Celebrating 90's Gaming & Computer Magazines - The Retro Hour EP404
We chat with retro gaming magazine historian (and all round nice chap!) Paul Monahan to re-live the days of classic console and computer magazines, cover disk demos and those amazing bumper Christmas issues. Join us for a delightful rewind to those pre-Internet days when these magazines were the heart of the gaming community. Amiga Addict: https://www.amiga-addict.com/ Pixel Addict: https://www.pixel.addict.media/ Maximum Power Up Podcast: https://maximumpowerup.com/ Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 40:25 - Paul Monahan Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour Thanks to our latest Patreon backers, in the Hall of Fame this week: Fabio, David Le Brocq, Jay San, John Gillotte 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: Live Action Zelda Movie Announced: https://tinyurl.com/4c3hsmp2 New Retro Mini PC AM01 Perfect For Emulation: https://youtu.be/jPhpVzbUNSE Flip DS Handheld Windows PC Revealed: https://tinyurl.com/yjnsrcy2 Marvel Super Heroes Runs on Mega Drive: https://tinyurl.com/2dh4afva Beyond Sunset: Cyberpunk Mix of Classic Doom and Deus Ex: https://tinyurl.com/muvfwv76 Dark Chambers for Atari 2600+: https://tinyurl.com/5yz2v4mb
403: TerrorBytes: The Evolution of Horror Video Games - The Retro Hour EP403
10-11-2023
403: TerrorBytes: The Evolution of Horror Video Games - The Retro Hour EP403
We dive into the history of horror games with Dan Richardson, the producer of 'TerrorBytes,' a new documentary that charts the rise of horror in video games from the flickering screens of the '70s to the immersive experiences of the mid-2000s. Tune in for a journey through the golden age of chills and remember the games that turned our playtime into fright time. TerrorBytes: https://www.creatorvc.com/terrorbytes Dan Drambles Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@DanDrambles Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 43:39 - TerrorBytes Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Check out PCBWay at https://pcbway.com for all your PCB needs Get 3 months of ExpressVPN for FREE: https://expressvpn.com/retro Try Notion AI for free - Work faster. Write better. Think bigger: https://notion.com/retro 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: A new full-size Amiga console set for 2024 release: https://tinyurl.com/bddfedwf John Romero to release new Doom episode, Sigil II: https://tinyurl.com/2d8twj5h The first dog speedrunner to debut at AGDQ 2024: https://tinyurl.com/bdhjpuar TZXCassette: A 'Universal Cassette Emulator' for retro computers: https://tinyurl.com/44uys9ab Fanmade Jaguar Port of Mortal Kombat announced: https://youtu.be/Qqo4xKq2Fnc
402: The Italian Amiga Demo Scene & Darkage Software - The Retro Hour EP402
03-11-2023
402: The Italian Amiga Demo Scene & Darkage Software - The Retro Hour EP402
In week's show, dive deep into the 1990s Italian Amiga scene with Paolo D'Urso. From his days as a demo coder and cloning Super Mario 64 with the late Amiga classic 'Tales of Heaven', to the publication of 'Passione Amiga' magazine. Now, Paolo's reigniting his Amiga passion, collaborating with his childhood hero and music maestro, Allister Brimble, on a new game and reviving those iconic Amiga parties.  Darkage Software: https://www.darkagesoftware.it/ Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 37:05 - Paolo D'Urso 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: Cold Case - New Sega Saturn Horror Game: https://tinyurl.com/yc6rwsjp Give Your Game Gear An Audio Boost: https://tinyurl.com/38vptj57 Voyager Probe Computers Patched: https://tinyurl.com/7p4bk2t6 Anbernic - New Handheld: https://tinyurl.com/ax7sw5nk Night Slashers - Getting A Remake: https://youtu.be/QTPaUOMAiSE
401: Classic LucasArts Adventures: The SCUMM Engine's Development Pt 2 - The Retro Hour EP401
26-10-2023
401: Classic LucasArts Adventures: The SCUMM Engine's Development Pt 2 - The Retro Hour EP401
In part two of our epic interview with the SCUMM Engine's co-creator Aric Wilmunder, we venture further into its evolution through the lens of iconic titles. Aric reminisces on the technical and collaborative strides from 'Monkey Island 2', 'Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis', and shares intriguing insights on the friendly rivalry with Sierra. We explore the auditory dimension added by Skywalker Sounds, the engine shuffle in 'The Dig', and how the INSANE video engine accelerated 'Full Throttle's development. As 'The Curse of Monkey Island' marks the engine’s finale, Aric reflects on SCUMM’s legacy, the ScummVM project, and his current endeavours in the gaming arena. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 43:03 - Aric Wilmunder Interview Pt 2 Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: 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: Show Notes: Atari Jaguar Welcomes Classic FPS Revivals: https://tinyurl.com/bp9dhbm9 Two Decades of N-Gage: https://tinyurl.com/2bd9xjhw Preservation of Nuon's Rarest Title: https://tinyurl.com/57x6es37 PiStorm Integration with Atari STe: https://youtu.be/xtQSo7G3DBo?si=HL7hb4PeiBSZ00G1 Terrorbytes’ Horrific Journey Through Gaming History: https://www.creatorvc.com/terrorbytes Enjoying the show? Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and join our Patreon for exclusive content!
400: The SCUMM Engine: From Maniac Mansion to Monkey Island - The Retro Hour EP400
19-10-2023
400: The SCUMM Engine: From Maniac Mansion to Monkey Island - The Retro Hour EP400
It's our 400th episode! In the first of an epic two-part interview, we chat with Aric Wilmunder, the co-creator of the legendary SCUMM Engine, which enabled some of the best adventure games of all time, including Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and Loom. Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 40:00 - Aric Wilmunder Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Take your business to the next level today and enjoy 3 months of Shopify for £1/month: https://shopify.co.uk/retrohour Thanks to our latest Patreon backers, in the Hall of Fame this week: Fabio, Andy Aldrich, Paul Bullard, and Brian Downie 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: Analogue's New Hardware: Nintendo 64: https://tinyurl.com/2p8bfay2 New Hogs of War - Lardcore: https://tinyurl.com/mt3x8xn8 Fraser Fantasy RPG: https://tinyurl.com/43zydvmk Super Mario Film (1993) Getting 4K Re-release: https://tinyurl.com/5n94fbj4
399: From Commodore 64 to BAFTA Nominee: The Sonic Boom of Ross Tregenza - The Retro Hour EP399
12-10-2023
399: From Commodore 64 to BAFTA Nominee: The Sonic Boom of Ross Tregenza - The Retro Hour EP399
We're joined by BAFTA-nominated composer and sound designer Ross Tregenza. From his early days of falling in love with the Commodore 64's SID chip to lending his audio magic to legendary games like TimeSplitters, Crysis, and Team Sonic Racing, Ross has crafted audio experiences that resonate with gamers worldwide. In this episode, we unravel Ross's journey, explore his inspirations, and get a glimpse into the magic that brings video games to life. https://www.rosstregenza.com/ Leave us a Voicemail for episode 400: https://www.speakpipe.com/retrohour Contents: 00:00 - The Week's Retro News Stories 37:17 - Ross Tregenza Interview Please visit our amazing sponsors and help to support the show: Bitmap Books https://www.bitmapbooks.com/ Get 3 months of ExpressVPN for FREE: https://expressvpn.com/retro 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 2600 Game Re-release: https://tinyurl.com/2s3fu93s Saturn Pro Controller: https://tinyurl.com/2fdnjh6s The Last Exterminator: https://tinyurl.com/33ndudas  PS1s Turned into CD Players: https://tinyurl.com/5yd8t3tw