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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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 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We've got some big news! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 729

We've just launched a book!

 352: Guitar Hero & Rock Band - The History with Mike Dornbrook - The Retro Hour EP352 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5294

We're launching a book! Plus. we get the inside story on Harmonix Music Systems, the company who brought us the legendary party games Guitar Hero and Rock Band. How the company founders remortgaged their houses to make it happen, how they did an industry first and made a game featuring the Beatles music, and how their two leading games eventually became rivals!

 351: Infocom: The Inside Story with Mike Dornbrook - The Retro Hour EP351 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5202

In the first of our epic 2 part interview, we go deep inside the world of Infocom with Mike Dornbrook. Infocom were one of the earliest video games companies, starting on university mainframes, their text adventures like Zork and Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy soon became cult classics on home micros.

 350: Nostalgia Nerd's Gadgets, Gizmos & Gimmicks - The Retro Hour EP350 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5457

We catch up with Peter Leigh aka Nostalgia Nerd for a chat about the history of personal tech, from the N-Gage to the Newton, the Atari Lynx to the Laser pen.

 349: Civilization and Railroad Tycoon with Bruce Shelley - The Retro Hour EP349 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5643

Our guest this week was named one of the "25 Game Gods" by PC Gamer, we chat to Bruce Shelley, who helped design Sid Meier’s Civilization and Railroad Tycoon.

 348: Exploring Vintage Computers with Shelby from Tech Tangents - The Retro Hour EP348 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6019

We explore the world of vintage computer collecting, restoration and upgrading with Shelby from the wonderful Youtube channel, Tech Tangents.

 347: The Story of The XBox with Co-Creator Kevin Bachus - The Retro Hour EP347 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6318

We go inside Microsoft back in the late 90s to hear the story of the original Xbox, Direct X, Microsoft's failed attempt to buy Nintendo and lots more with Kevin Bachus.

 346: Celebrating The Atari ST & Jaguar with ctrl-alt-rees - The Retro Hour EP346 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5978

We chat to Youtuber ctrl-alt-rees about classic Atari machines like the ST, Falcon and Jaguar, and learn some lesser-known stories about unreleased systems like the Atari Sparrow and Panther.

 345: 3D Construction Kit & Incentive Software - The Retro Hour EP345 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5556

We get the inside story of Incentive Software and the classic 3D Contruction Kit which allowed users to create 3D worlds on platforms like the ZX Spectrum, C64 and Amiga with special guest Paul Gregory.

 344: The Point & Click Adventure Revival with Wadjet Eye Games - The Retro Hour EP 344 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5372

Point & Click adventure games are going through a major revival at the moment, and we chat to Dave Gilbert from indie studio Wadjet Eye Games. Inspired by classics from Sierra and Infocom, they specialise in the adventure genre, with some stunning pixel art and stories.

 343: Bringing Metal Gear Solid & Oddworld to the PC - The Retro Hour EP343 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5334

We chat to the fascinating Michael Case who started his career working on adult games for the Atari 2600, and then brought some of the biggest Playstation titles to the PC.

 342: Video Toaster with NewTek Founder Tim Jenison - The Retro Hour EP342 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5380

We're joined by a legend this week, NewTek founder and the 'father of desktop video', Tim Jenison, to hear the story of how the Commodore Amiga changed the movie and TV industry.

 341: Donkey Kong Land: Rare Legends - The Retro Hour EP341 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4674

We catch up with Rare legends Kev Bayliss and Paul Machacek at Retromessa in Norway to hear some incredible stories from inside Rare in the 90s.

 340: Shareware Heroes - The Retro Hour EP340 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5386

The Renegades Who Redefined Gaming

 339: Missile Command and Gravitar with Rich Adam - The Retro Hour EP339 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5347

We take a trip back to the heyday of Atari and chat to developer Rich Adam who worked on legendary titles like Missile Command and Gravitar.


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