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The Retro Hour (Retro Gaming Podcast)

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

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 388: Reviving the Dream: Wave Game Studios' Dreamcast Journey - The Retro Hour EP388 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5095

This week, we're in conversation with Daniel Crocker from Wave Game Studios, the force behind some remarkable new titles for the Sega Dreamcast

 387: Cyberia: Revisiting The Cyber Cafe with Eva Pascoe - The Retro Hour EP387 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5636

We chat with Eva Pascoe, co-founder of Cyberia, Britain's first internet cafe.

 386: Bringing Konami Games To The West - The Retro Hour EP386 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5006

We speak to the man who brought some of your favourite games to the English-speaking world!

 385: First Person Shooters: Exploring 40 Years of History - The Retro Hour EP385 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5597

We chat with David L. Craddock and Richard Moss, the creators of 'First Person Shooter'

 384: Swordquest and Atari's Pac-Man with Tod Frye - The Retro Hour EP384 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5407

384: Swordquest and Atari's Pac-Man with Tod Frye - The Retro Hour EP384

 383: Age of Empires II and Xbox Live with Mark Terrano - The Retro Hour EP383 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5255

On this week's podcast, we journey into the heart of the classic strategy game, Age of Empires 2, with none other than its Lead Designer, Mark Terrano

 382: Back To The BBS with Al's Geek Lab - The Retro Hour EP382 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5605

We delve into the fascinating world of Bulletin Board Systems with Al's Geek Lab, the creator of the awesome YouTube series 'Back to the BBS'. We explore how BBSs laid the groundwork for today's Internet, the artistic flair of ANSI art, and the enduring allure of BBS games and mods and why the scene is thriving again today.

 381: Montezuma's Revenge with Rob Jaeger - The Retro Hour EP381 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5587

Join us for a deep dive into the iconic 1984 video game "Montezuma's Revenge" with its creator, Rob Jaeger. Delve into the mind of a then 16-year-old game designer and discover the untold stories of this gaming masterpiece, including features that didn't make it to the final cut.

 380: The Intellivision Amico with Slope's Game Room - The Retro Hour EP380 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5099

We have a long-overdue catch up with Daniel Ibbertson AKA Slope's Game Room, including breaking down the ill-fated Intellivision Amico. Promising to bring back the classic brand, the Amico's repeated delays, leadership changes, and potential cancellation have left it shrouded in uncertainty. DJ Slope, renowned for his comprehensive gaming history content, brings his insight into this saga, discussing the console's initial vision, the issues it faced, the intriguing lineup of games that were slated for release, and what the Amico's journey means for the wider retro gaming industry.

 379: Retro Edutainment: Unpacking the Classic Arthur Games with Marc Brown - The Retro Hour EP379 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4695

We chat to the creator of the beloved kid's TV and book series, Arthur. From TV to PC, we'll explore how Marc and the team at Living Books crafted an engaging, fun, and educational experience for kids back in the 90s. If you're a retro gaming enthusiast or an Arthur fan, you won't want to miss this nostalgic journey back to Elwood City's digital domain.

 378: Midway Magic and Strategic Simulations: Brian Lowe's Game-Changing Career - The Retro Hour EP378 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4722

We sit down with Brian Lowe, a veteran in the gaming industry, known for his work at Strategic Simulations and Midway.

 377: The Dreamcast Junkyard - The Retro Hour EP377 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5538

Born from a chance encounter with a low-priced Sega Dreamcast at video game shop, The Dreamcast Junkyard has grown from a personal blog into a thriving online community.

 376: Street Fighter 2: The History and Legacy with Oliver Harper - The Retro Hour EP376 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5642

We talk to Oliver Harper, the director of “Here Comes a New Challenger”, a documentary about the legendary Street Fighter 2. Oliver shares his passion for the game, his process of making the documentary, and some of the fascinating stories and insights he uncovered along the way.

 375: South Park Games, DMA Design and Acclaim with Neill Glancy - The Retro Hour EP375 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5295

Check out the captivating journey of Neill Glancy, from pixel artist to lead designer. We explore his work at DMA Design, Iguana Entertainment, and more, touching on classics like Walker, the ill-fated Walker 2 and the troubled development of the first South Park games.

 374: Checkmate Digital: The Story of Stephen Jones and His Amiga-Inspired Cases - The Retro Hour EP374 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5796

We chat with Stephen Jones, the founder of Checkmate Digital, a company that makes Amiga-inspired desktop computer cases. Stephen shares his journey from developing Amiga products in the late 1980s and early 1990s, such as the Checkmate A1500 and the Siamese System, to his return to the scene with new products and his love for the Amiga community.


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