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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Can you build an old computer using only brand new parts? Turns out you can! How about about shiny new C64? The ants are back causing trouble in the desert again in It Returned To The Desert, a follow up to the classic Cinemaware game. US Customs ruined a WATA graded game, trashing its apparent value. We also have your answers to our Community Question Of The Week!
We are sponsored by Pixel Addict Magazine, the monthly digital culture magazine. Available from WHSmith in the UK and various other newsagents around the world. You can also buy individual issues and subscriptions at https://www.pixel.addict.media/
00:00 - Show Opening11:05 - It Came from the ‘80s.Story Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/10hxzdp/brilliant_news_for_antheads_and_fans_of_it_casme/
25:01 - WATA Disaster!Story Link: https://twitter.com/pripyatbeast/status/1616202248899657728 
35:34 - Building a C64 100% from new parts.Story Link: https://blog.adafruit.com/2023/01/14/building-a-100-new-commodore-64/
47:21 - Community Question of the Week
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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 Jan 21, 2023

This is your weekly Retro Computing round-up and this week we look at the three new consoles from Atari, might they tempt you to dip into their back catalogue of games? How do you find a retro destination in your area? There is now a website which will show you what is where: retro shops, museums, clubs and even podcast and magazines. We also look at the big box release of Return To Monkey Island. Are we going to buy it? Is it good value? Does the box look awesome?
All this as well as the usual catch up and the Community Question Of The Week. 
00:00 - Show Opening
Amiga Speech by Ron Nicholson (Amiga Ireland 2023) - Sound is poor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG_SvjO8w2o
12:25 - The Rise of the Retro DestinationStory Link: http://retro.directory/
27:24 - Big Monkey BoxnessStory Link: https://limitedrungames.com/collections/return-to-monkey-island/products/return-to-monkey-island-collectors-edition-pc
42:24 - My ATARIStory Link: https://retrododo.com/atari-my-arcade/
1:04:41 - Community Question of the Week
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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 Jan 14, 2023

For the first show of 2023 we are joined by a special guest, Mark Fixes Stuff. We talk about how a game engine (in this case Doom) can be used to recreate logical operations. We look at a report of the 8 most expensive video games you probably never want to play. Finally we say a goodbye to PC Mag in its printed form. 
All that plus other chat and the Community Question Of The Week.
00:00 - Show Opening
11:58 - Can Doom Run It?Story Link: https://hackaday.com/2022/12/25/not-can-it-run-doom-but-can-doom-run-it/
19:08 - PC Mag it is safe to shut downStory Link: https://www.vintageisthenewold.com/after-40-years-pc-magazine-magazine-ceases-to-exist
31:40 - More Money Than SenseStory Link: https://www.destructoid.com/the-8-most-expensive-video-games-you-dont-want-to-play/
49:21 - Community Question of the Week
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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 Jan 07, 2023

This is the 2nd collection of out-takes from 2022. Normal service will resume next week.
You might enjoy this episode more if you watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6Vn28r9ZBmc
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Subscribe to the audio version of the show!📻 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-retro/id1526487568?uo=4📻 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2OPQ3cADaB92E9SpRdTe5y📻 Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yZjQ5ODlmOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw📻 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/2f4989f8/podcast/rss📻 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFMx-JitepTttWc-ABHhu8A/📻 All other services: https://anchor.fm/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 Dec 31, 2022

This is the first of our 2 shows where we share some of the silly bits and things that didn't make the show since episode 50 (see episode 50 for some of the older out-takes https://youtu.be/mOEX6kDC5-Q?t=1326 ). 
Back next week with more!
You may enjoy this more if you watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/thVplIfMHRo
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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 Dec 24, 2022

For the last (proper) episode of 2022 we have a special guest joining us to talk about some old photos depicting arcades of the past, how some people have been collecting computers before it was the thing it is now and about the recently found (high quality) footage of Michael Jackson for the SEGA game Scramble Training.
All this and the reveal of the three wrapped retro gifts.
We are sponsored by Pixel Addict Magazine, the monthly digital culture magazine. Available from WHSmith in the UK and various other newsagents around the world. You can also buy individual issues and subscriptions at https://www.pixel.addict.media/
Amigos Retro Gaming covers Amiga, Atari ST, Spectrum, CoCo, Atari 1200XL and games from every other system you can think of! Find out more here: https://www.youtube.com/@AmigosRetroGaming
00:00 - Show Opening
20:16 - Visions Of Vintage Video GamesStory Link: https://allthatsinteresting.com/vintage-arcades
39:33 - Retro Computer Collecting Is… RetroStory Link: https://youtu.be/kxdcdCa-Reg
58:37 - Sega Thriller - Michael Jackson Footage FoundStory Link: https://metro.co.uk/2022/12/12/long-lost-michael-jackson-sega-game-discovered-in-uk-car-boot-sale-17923996/
01:16:47 - Community Question of the Week
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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 Dec 17, 2022

This week we look at R Type which has just been ported to the Sega Megadrive/Genesis, this sparks discussion on our favourite shooters. Then we check out the fantastic stand alone Atari Jaguar emulator which is 100% compatible with all Jag titles. Finally, Dave (the Amiga's biggest fan boy) points out how smart an EATX Amiga 2000 motherboard is.
Finally we have our community Question of the Week which is a little different this week.
00:00 - Show Opening
10:22 - R You My Type?Story Link: https://realotakugamer.com/homebrew-dev-working-on-r-type-port-for-sega-mega-drive-genesis/86702/
31:17 - Jagged EmulationStory Link: https://www.retrorgb.com/bigpemu-atari-jaguar-emulator-released.htmlVideo Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIcAdJ0mf40
44:00 - Brand new Amiga 2000Story Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLhRbbE6Lz8&list=PLYFGOsULUwGKYVvuWwpFxfFiHPrSVIyHT&index=1
54:17 - Community Question of the Week
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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 Dec 10, 2022

This week we discuss Dave Haynie's article where he talks about what could have been the next gen Amiga before Commodore folded. We also have two computer case swap stories. Can you put a PC into an Amiga A500 style case and how pretty can a BBC computer in a PC tower case be? Turns out the answers are yes and very.
We are joined by Alex from Arcade Archive who talks about setting up his new retro arcade which is open to the public.
All that and the community question of the week.
00:00 - Show Opening
15:40 - Amiga, An Alternative RealityStory Link: https://www.quora.com/Had-Commodore-not-gone-bust-and-continued-their-line-of-Amiga-computers-fast-forward-today-What-innovation-would-we-have-how-would-their-machines-differ-from-mainstream-Windows-desktops-and-laptops-of-the-2020s-and/answer/Dave-Haynie?ch=10&oid=371286005&share=1d462dd2&srid=OZdJI&target_type=answer
39:57 - The Perfect PCStory Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/comments/z17byv/i_like_old_wedge_computers_like_amiga_500_and/
52:13 - OMG USB BBC ATX RGBStory Link: https://github.com/dekuNukem/RGBeeb/blob/master/README.md
1:07:41 - Community Question of the Week
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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:RMC Charity Calendar: https://rmcretro.store/charity-retro-calendar/Visit the Arcade Archive: https://rmcretro.store/visit/

Saturday Dec 03, 2022

Hope you are sitting comfortably as its a longer than usual episode this week. We were joined by Jason from Mr Lurch's Things on the team this week and had a good old chat. There is a wonderful story of an Amiga user who died far too young and after recovering some of his Deluxe Paint art he now has an exhibit dedicated to him at the Derby Computer Museum. We talk about the different stages of collecting, are you the type who must buy everything or have you moved on to only wanting what you need? Finally we look at the stunning version of Eye Of The Beholder for the C64 & C128.
All that and the Community Question Of The Week.
00:00 - Show Opening
15:00 - Immortalised by an AmigaStory Link: https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/gallery/gallery-derby-teenagers-computer-art-7827504Additional Link: https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/derby-teens-lost-computer-art-7826297
30:04 - The Stages Of CollectingStory Link: No link, this is just a chat!
57:40 - Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beer HolderStory Link: https://eotb64.com/Additional Link: https://ase.zorbus.net/
01:15:44 - Community Question of the Week
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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 Nov 26, 2022

Episode 100 achieved! We celebrate a milestone for the show with a very special guest. We also check out the ability to place Microsoft Flight Simulator within Microsoft Flight Simulator. We were also made aware of a Barber shop that has incorporated retro gaming machines for the customers to play while they wait for a trim, good idea or not?
All this and our Community Question Of The Week, this week with your answers and some from some of our previous special guests.
Thanks for watching and being a part of the TWiR community for 100 episodes. We really do appreciate it. Here is to the next 100!!
Finally, a big thank you to our new sponsor!! Pixel Addict is a monthly digital culture magazine. Available in stores and online in printed and PDF form. Please check them out: www.pixel.addict.media
00:00 - Show Opening11:34 - 100 Episodes Of TWiR
30:20 - But Can It Play MS Flight Simulator V1?Story Link: https://www.pcgamer.com/you-can-play-flight-simulator-inside-flight-simulator-now/
47:16 - Haircare Advice (Barbers and Gaming)Story Link: https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/barbershop-retro-games-play-you-7827934
57:50 - Community Question of the Week
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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
See all of John and Aaron's content over at Amigos Retro Gaming: https://www.youtube.com/@AmigosRetroGaming
Link to Xyphoe's YouTube Channel ( Amstrad CPC ): https://www.youtube.com/@Xyphoe
Flight Simulator Patch Notes: https://www.flightsimulator.com/release-notes-for-40th-anniversary-edition-sim-update-11-1-29-27-0-now-available/  

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