This Week in Retro

A weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC - The Cave, Chris for 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles

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Saturday Sep 24, 2022

Hello, this week we have taken a look at a a remaster of Rise of the Triad which is coming soon. A contact free method for Retrobriting is highlighted which minimises risk but still gives good results in plastic colour restoration. Finally, there is discussion about the benefits and pitfalls of old computer systems still being used on a daily basis to run all sorts of things. That and Chris and Dave go head to head as they try to guess the game from you answers to last week's Community Question Of The Week. We will be back in 3 weeks! 00:00 - Show Opening08:28 - Rise Of The Triad RemasteredStory Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KGThR-8FEI 17:27 - A Restoration Even I Could DoStory Link 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXhxTtK42A8Story Link 2: https://twitter.com/A3rgan/status/1539964670039076865?s=20&t=XgKL720Atg6N15Uv2AMyPQ  30:05 - BART Reaches 50 With Retro HelpStory Link: https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/09/17/how-clever-mechanics-keep-50-year-old-bart-trains-running-windows-98-ebay-and-scraps/ 41:00 - Community Question of the Week 🏆Your monthly support helps us keep the retro news flowing!https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinretro ☕Or just buy us a coffee!https://ko-fi.com/thisweekinretro 🕸 TWiR Sub Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/

Saturday Sep 17, 2022

We have a guest on this week's show. Tune in to see who and what they have to talk about. Our stories this week are a chat about using AI to remaster retro games, a modern flight sim that uses old school graphics and one guy has taken 6 years to complete every single N64 game. All this and your answers to last week's Community Question Of The Week! 00:00 - Show Opening 08:23 - Could AI Remaster Retro Games?Story Link: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/09/with-stable-diffusion-you-may-never-believe-what-you-see-online-again/ 25:27 - Tiny Combat ArenaStory Link: https://www.microprose.com/games/tiny-combat-arena/ 40:24 - Every Single N64 Game Completed in Nearly 6 YearsStory Link: https://www.gamingbible.co.uk/news/gamer-completes-every-single-nintendo-64-game-20220906 53:36 - Community Question of the Week 🏆Your monthly support helps us keep the retro news flowing!https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinretro ☕Or just buy us a coffee!https://ko-fi.com/thisweekinretro 🕸 TWiR Sub Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/   This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC, Chris from 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles. Episode Links: CIVITAS 2230 Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thecivitasuniverse/civitas-2230-build-the-cyberpunk-city-of-your-dreams/  Thunder Helix (helicopter game in development): https://twitter.com/HiddenAsbestos

Saturday Sep 10, 2022

This week the guys take a look at a huge gaming collection that has appeared on Ebay, the asking price is quite a sum. We all know the C64's SID chip can create some interesting sounds but did you know that you can control it by waving your hands in the air? How about a Theramin add on? Finally, a Japanese Minister has called time on the use of out dated technology including the humble Floppy Disk! Is it time to say goodbye? All this and your answers to our community question of the week. 00:00 - Show Opening11:27 - Million Dollar RetroStory Link: https://kotaku.com/game-collection-ebay-nintendo-sega-sony-microsoft-1849481394 24:56 - The C64 Is A Theremin?Story Link: https://linusakesson.net/hardware/theremin/index.phpYouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZKklJG-UaYC64 Bass Keytar: https://hackaday.com/2012/07/09/jeri-ellsworth-on-making-her-c64-bass-keytar/ 40:21 - Floppy Disks In Japan: Minister Declares War On Retro TechnologyStory Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-62749310 55:57 - Community Question of the Week 🏆Your monthly support helps us keep the retro news flowing!https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinretro ☕Or just buy us a coffee!https://ko-fi.com/thisweekinretro 🕸 TWiR Sub Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/   This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC, Chris from 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles. Episode Credits "scifi_scare_b" Theramin sound by realtheremin used under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0)https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/Link: https://freesound.org/people/realtheremin/sounds/119012/  

Saturday Sep 03, 2022

Buckle up, Carmageddon is being reverse engineered so it can be ported to more systems!Would you open sealed new old stock? Should you open sealed old tech or games?  What if you found that the item sealed away was defective? Oh and it turns out that Janet Jackson can crash your laptop! All this and your replies to last weeks Community Question Of The Week 00:00 - Show Opening 11:30 - Cunning Stunt Bonus (Carmageddon)Story Link: https://twitter.com/dethrace_labs/status/1562992904246685696 24:08 - Sealed Or Unsealed? That Is The QuestionStory Link: https://kotaku.com/nintendo-unboxing-tragedy-cards-kyoto-collector-1849443892 46:04 - Janet Jackson Crashes Hard DrivesStory Link: https://uk.pcmag.com/laptops/142142/a-janet-jackson-song-could-crash-windows-xp-laptops 57:17 - Community Question of the Week   🏆Your monthly support helps us keep the retro news flowing!https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinretro ☕Or just buy us a coffee!https://ko-fi.com/thisweekinretro 🕸 TWiR Sub Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/

Saturday Aug 27, 2022

Crash Magazine usually had some of the best covers seen on an 8-bit gaming magazine. Artist Oliver Frey has sadly passed away and in our own small tribute we look at some of his pieces of art that really had an impact on us as youngsters.  We also take a look at an awesome new DIY 8-bit computer build by Ivan Farafontov.  Finally, Wing Commander IV is getting a high def remaster. All of this (and more) and our Community Question Of The Week where we read out some of your game to movie adaptation pitches. You have some good imaginations! 00:00 - Show Opening 07:46 - The Passing Of A Legend - Oliver FreyStory Link: https://www.gamedeveloper.com/culture/obituary-oliver-frey-illustrator-of-iconic-video-game-magazine-covers-has-passed-away 24:24 - Brand New DIY Computer Inspired By Sir CliveStory Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcKSvVWSVHs 39:03 - Grab that Thrustmaster it’s time to fly for the Confed with Luke! Wing Commander IV RemasterStory Link: https://www.pcgamer.com/wing-commander-iv-remastered-revitalizes-a-pc-gaming-classic/Demo Link: https://wcrespace.com/ 57:05 - Community Question of the Week   🏆Your monthly support helps us keep the retro news flowing!https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinretro ☕Or just buy us a coffee!https://ko-fi.com/thisweekinretro 🕸 TWiR Sub Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/   This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC, Chris from 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.

Saturday Aug 20, 2022

Neil is back and ready to talk about some new mini console, the Sharp X68000. Chris wonders what a movie about Pac-Man would be. Dave is quite excited by a 3D version of Monkey Island. All that and your answers to our Community Question Of The Week PLUS a special surprise from banjoguyollie..... 00:00 - Show Opening 12:07 - Big Mini News ( Sharp X68000)Story Link: https://www.timeextension.com/news/2022/08/arcade-manufacturer-zuiki-appears-to-be-teasing-a-new-x68000-mini 22:20 - Wacca Wacca Wacca ( Pac-Man the movie)Story Link: https://ew.com/movies/pac-man-live-action-movie/ 38:41 - Monkey Island 3D - But Amazing!Story Link: https://twitter.com/mausmoto/status/1558076988438761472 50:48 - Community Question of the Week 58:36 - banjoguyollie's Daddy Mulk RemixLink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z2aEsID3zU 🏆Your monthly support helps us keep the retro news flowing!https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinretro ☕Or just buy us a coffee!https://ko-fi.com/thisweekinretro 🕸 TWiR Sub Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/   This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC, Chris from 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.

Saturday Aug 13, 2022

This week we ponder if a new version of Winamp will tempt people away from streaming or mobile devices. A tweet asked people to pick which classic FPS they would like remastered, we get in on the action. We were pointed in the direction of a YouTube video that looks at collecting and how it can detract from actually enjoying the games you already have. All that and our community question of the week. 00:00 - Show Opening 06:50 - New Winamp Version - Back To The 90s!Story Link: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/winamp-releases-new-version-after-four-years-in-development/?fbclid=IwAR2IS7BxdIKsVO5BkabN7i2B8flxLrcVvUJJSNgFhcC0QifB-3F78RtHSto 20:25 - More FPS Remasters On The WayStory Link: https://metro.co.uk/2022/07/28/system-shock-remake-dev-hints-at-more-retro-fps-remasters-17087370/ 36:43 - Completing Your Retro Collection?Story Link: https://youtu.be/DUsM_ZZ4ikA 45:12 - Community Question of the Week 🏆Your monthly support helps us keep the retro news flowing!https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinretro ☕Or just buy us a coffee!https://ko-fi.com/thisweekinretro 🕸 TWiR Sub Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/   This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC, Chris from 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.

Saturday Aug 06, 2022

Are you looking for a modern operating system for your Commodore 64? You are in luck, OS64 could be just the trick. We also look at the Orpheus 2 a new PC soundcard that seems to have it all!  Well, this is almost the special episode we had planned for last week. Chris as made it to the Cave and he gets to have a good look around. See what he got up to in this episode. 00:00 - Show Opening08:27 - Orpheus II - New PC SoundcardStory Link: https://www.retrorgb.com/orpheus-ii-gus-isa-soundcard.html 20:41 - Chris Is In The Cave 36:37 - A Modern OS For The C64Story Link: https://hackaday.com/2022/07/28/new-os-for-commodore-64-adds-modern-features/ 50:46 - Community Question of the Week   🏆Your monthly support helps us keep the retro news flowing!https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinretro ☕Or just buy us a coffee!https://ko-fi.com/thisweekinretro 🕸 TWiR Sub Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/   Music mentioned in the responses to this week's Community Question: C64 Miami Vice music - https://youtu.be/j88nxPbkg4EKaze no Notam music - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm06eh34fOnrjsWmcO2n14uOOF1Qexh1gNinja Warriors music "Daddy Mulk" - https://youtu.be/OFjv6_p7qREOutrun music - "Magical Sound Shower" - https://youtu.be/NpUetfAWJRs   This Week in Retro is a weekly round-up of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC, Chris from 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.

Saturday Jul 30, 2022

An old friend returns this week to talk about efforts that are underway to collect and preserve each and every game ever. We check out Doom running within Doom and lets not forget musical masterpieces hidden within PlayStation 1 games. All that and our community question of the week. Amigathon 2022 Links:Watch here: https://www.twitch.tv/amigosretrogamingDonate here (thank you): www.amigathon.com 00:00 - Show Opening 12:04 - Unexpected Musical MasterpiecesStory Link: https://www.thumbculture.co.uk/outstanding-orchestra-retro-playstation-games-with-surprising-soundtracks 27:22 - DoomceptionStory Link: https://hackaday.com/2022/07/12/even-doom-can-now-run-doom/ 35:49 - Who Deserves To Preserve?Story Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/w53nuw/random_elected_official_in_japan_is_looking_to/Additional Link: https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7b8wy/why-is-a-game-publisher-trying-to-buy-every-video-game-ever-made?utm_source=reddit.com 52:17 - Community Question of the Week 🏆Your monthly support helps us keep the retro news flowing!https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinretro ☕Or just buy us a coffee!https://ko-fi.com/thisweekinretro 🕸 TWiR Sub Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/   This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC, Chris from 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.

Saturday Jul 16, 2022

This week we talk about Atari showing signs of wanting to do right by their heritage. We look at the Spectrum games bought to Steam by Pixel Games UK, are your old faves included? Finally, something a little different with the return of Fighting Fantasy Books.    Plus your answers to last week's question of the week.   🏆Your monthly support helps us keep the retro news flowing!https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinretro   ☕Or just buy us a coffee!https://ko-fi.com/thisweekinretro 🕸 TWiR Sub Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/   This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC, Chris from 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.

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