This Week in Retro

Hosted by Neil Thomas and John Shawler

A weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil Thomas from RMC and John Shawler from Amigos Retro Gaming.

22 Episodes

Technology
                        

RIP Flash | Mini 486 | DOSBox Pure | Nox Archaist

     1/7/2021

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1.Gone in a Flash

https://www-bbc-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-55497353?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s

2. A mini 486

https://hackaday.com/2020/12/27/retrocomputing-with-modern-hardware-no-emulation-required/

3. A Pure Dos experience

https://hothardware.com/news/dosbox-pure-simplify-retro-pc-gaming-experience

4. Nox Archaist is the new retro Ultima you’ve been waiting for

https://nox-archaist.myshopify.com/collections/games


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A #DOSember to Remember | Unreleased Simpsons Dreamcast Demo | Wonderland Dizzy | Apple II Schematics Auction

     12/26/2020

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1. A DOScember to Remember

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2.A dev kit discovery

https://kotaku.com/someone-found-a-weird-unreleased-simpsons-game-on-an-ol-1845919560


3. The Oliver Twins return to Dizzy after 26 years!

http://www.indieretronews.com/2020/12/wonderful-dizzy-could-this-be-best.html


4. The Apple schematics that are worth a fortune

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/12/18/steve-wozniak-schematics-auction/


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Codemasters to EA? | C64 Protopad | Commander Keen | Super Nintendo Land

     12/17/2020

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1. EA buying Codemasters?

https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/kckcna/ea_ups_the_ante_for_codemasters/

2. Play your classic computer games the right way...with a control pad?

https://www.protovision.games/shop/protopad/protopad.php?language=en

3. How Commander Keen changed PC gaming

https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/kdc2vt/30_years_of_vorticons_how_commander_keen_changed/

4. Nintendo Land gets an Opening Date

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/30/21726093/super-nintendo-world-osaka-japan-opening-date-announced


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Owlet for BBC Micro | A History of Console Shortages | Sega Venus Prototype | Amiga Checkmate Mini Unveiled

     12/10/2020

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1. The Owlet BBC Micro Emulator

https://gizmodo.com/this-bbc-micro-emulator-takes-you-back-to-1981-1845778222

2. Launch day console shortages

https://www.denofgeek.com/games/ps5-vs-xbox-series-x-stock-shortages-estimates/

“Nuts for Nintendo”: https://youtu.be/yt4KG9ib8S4

3. The Sega Venus Prototype

https://kotaku.com/sega-shows-old-handheld-prototype-for-the-first-time-pu-1845773103

4. Checkmate Minis!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/checkmate1500mini/amiga-3000-inspired-mini-itx-computer-case?ref=user_menu


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Why invert? | Sit-down Outrun | Driver 2 PC Port | 8-Bit Unity

     12/3/2020

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1. Are you an invert?

https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/dec/02/scientists-studying-why-gamers-invert-their-controls

2. Sit-down Outrun comes home

https://www.reviewgeek.com/59641/arcade1ups-latest-cabinet-outrun-will-race-into-your-living-rooms/amp/

3. Driver 2 goes in reverse https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/k4qatq/disclosure_my_video_but_an_interesting_subject/

4. 8 bit Unity

http://8bit-unity.com/?p=669


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Video Games Make Lots of Money | The Super Famicom Turns 30 | Capcom Mini Arcade | Codemasters sells to Take Two

     11/26/2020

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Story Links:

1. Video Game BUSINESS https://www.visualcapitalist.com/50-years-gaming-history-revenue-stream/

2. The Super Famicom turns 30

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/11/hardware_classics_the_super_famicom_is_30_today

3. Another Mini.  ANOTHER MINI.

https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/k0fary/capcoms_releasing_a_miniarcade_system_packed_with/

4. Codemasters Sells Out

https://www.engadget.com/take-two-buys-codemasters-134923026.html


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TWiR Episode 15 | Fujinet for Atari 8 Bit | Burnley Retro Cafe | Warrior 64 | ZX Spectrum Next Clone

     11/20/2020

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TWiR Episode 14 | Wild Wood C64 | Arcade 1Up Pinball | Raspberry Pi 400 | Billy Mitchell in Court

     11/5/2020

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Mini PONG Jr. | Atari Hotels | Top Hole Golf | Arcade Dreams Documentary

     10/30/2020

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TWiR Episode 12 | Analogue Duo | Gaming Firsts | Ethernet at 40 | Amiga Addict Magazine

     10/22/2020

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TWiR Episode 11 | Mini Amiga 500 | Game Gear Micro | Dreamcast Mini | Monkey Island Doc

     10/16/2020

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TWiR Episode 10 | Fulfill your 8-bit Coding Dreams | The Playstation Turns 25 | A ZX Spectrum Museum | Brawler64 Controller

     10/10/2020

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TWiR Episode 9 | Sega Building 2 in Akihabra Closes | Sierra Tell-all | Windows XP Leak

     10/1/2020

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TWiR Episode 8 | Pac-Man Geo | Village CRT Kills Broadband | Myst VR | The Console Wars on CBS All Access

     9/24/2020

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TWiR Episode 7 | Hot Shot Racing Review | Engage Human-Powered Game Boy Clone | Sonic Encyclospeedia | Gateway 2000 Returns

     9/17/2020

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TWiR Episode 6 | The New Sinclair C5 | A Console for your Oscilloscope | 35th Anniversary Nintendo Game & Watch | Sid Meier's Memoir!

     9/11/2020

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TWiR Episode 5 | Gaming’s biggest urban legend comes to life / Turrican blasts back to modern consoles / THEC64 comes Stateside

     9/3/2020

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TWiR Episode 4 | Retro Gaming Comes to Netflix, A New Neo Geo Bartop, Crash Magazine is Back, The Dreamcast Lives On!

     8/26/2020

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TWiR Episode 3 | Atari VCS Preorders | Jetpac gets a Makeover | Sonic visits the SNES | The Latest Arcade1Up Cabs

     8/20/2020

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TWiR Episode 2 |The Luggable is Back! | Nintendo's Profits Soar | Intellivision Amico Gets Delayed | The Biggest Retro Kickstarter of 2020

     8/12/2020

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TWiR Episode 1 | Analogue Pocket is Sold Out | Powkiddy Q90 Reviews | Myst de-make | Elite on Vectrex!

     8/5/2020

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What is This Week in Retro?

     8/3/2020

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