Saturday Sep 10, 2022

Retro Technology Targeted - This Week In Retro 91

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 Opening
11:27 - Million Dollar Retro
Story 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.php
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZKklJG-UaY
C64 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 Technology
Story Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-62749310

55:57 - 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

"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/

 

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