On this episode the guys take a look at Remco’s Mighty Casey Ride’Em Railroad, a fun toy that lets you be the engineer and ride around! Next, Fireball Island is discussed, a great action board game!
Hi! would you like to win an Atari 2600 and games donated by my friend Tim? You would? Well, here’s how you do that. I have taken 10 2600 games and retitled them with similar words (kind of like crossword puzzle clues), thanks to my friends at the Stone Age Gamer podcast (which means I ripped them off). You have to identify all 10 of them and send the answers to me at ONLY firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put “Contest” in the subject line. I will pick a winner at random from all of the correct entries (or as close to correct as you can get, some of these are hard).
As an example, if the clue is, “1960s TV Show About World War 2 Starring Vic Morrow,” then the answer would be Combat. See? Okay, here are the clues:
1. Butter, Wheat Chex, Rice Chex, Nuts, Salt, Worcestershire Sauce, Baked in 300 Degree Oven for 30 Minutes
2. Golden State Festivities
3. Without Underwear
5. Mispronounced Punctuation Mark
6. Isosceles Onions or Shorts
7. Terrible 1970s Sci-Fi film shown on MST3K
8. Owner of Grieg’s Hall
9. Pitch Black Enchanter
10. Diarrhea in Mexico
In this episode Greg and George look at the classic creation software game Mario Paint! It shipped with the mouse and had three main parts to it — a drawing program, a music program, and a mini game. We talked about the game’s creation, how each part handles, it’s importance in the industry, and how it holds up today. If you have any questions, comments, feedback, etc. please check us out on our FB post or send a e-mail to the email@example.com and as always thanks for your support!
Source:: The SNES Podcast #69 — Mario Paint
Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Earl Evans, Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting
Host’s Topic: Still Going Strong
Adobe Illustrator recently turned 30 years old. AutoCAD is 34, Microsoft Word and Excel are both over 30, and Mathematica is 28. Even the IBM PC emulator DOSBox is itself now almost 15 years old. What new versions of old applications do you still regularly use today?
Retro Computing News:
- WordStar: A Writer’s Word Processor
- Bytecellar: To Upgrade or not to upgrade?
- Usborne children’s instructional computer books
- Seymore Papert’s “Mindstorms” book, MIT Media Lab
- Wonderful restoration of an Atari 1040st on YouTube from Modern Vintage Gamer:
- “Making Games for the Atari 2600” book
- Harwell-Dekatron WITCH at TNMOC
- WITCH-E update at Hackaday
- WITCH-E main page
- Retrochallenge RC2017/04 open for entrants
- The 2017 edition of the “BASIC 10-liners” contest is open for submissions, deadline is April 15
- Building miniature CP-500 (Brazilian TRS-80 clone), translated at VITNO
- CP-500 miniature project page (in Portuguese)
- CP-500 information page
- Hercules IBM mainframe emulator
- Seth Morabito’s walkthrough of installing Open Genera’
- Symbolics stuff that was on eBay:
- Upcoming festival/convention/show roundup, additions:
Vintage Computer “Commercials”
Retro Computing Gift Idea:
- Earl: DSI DATA SPECIALTIES INC. Tape Reader Punch SRP-3075-01
- Jack: Amstrad PPC 512
- Michael: MicroSci Floppy Drive for A2
- Paul: Red Guard
- @rcrpodcast on Twitter
- Vintage Computer Forum
- RCR Podcast on Facebook
- Throwback Network
Source:: RCR Episode 149
Peter Shankman, Help A Reporter Out
Peter Shankman is a well-known American entrepreneur and author. He was creator of Help A Reporter Out, and author of several business books. He got his start in technology with an Atari 2600 and an Apple ][.
A video version of this interview is available on Youtube, you’ll find the link in the show notes at AtariPodcast.com.
This interview took place on March 20, 2017.
Teaser quote: “What would you change, if you could go back and talk to your 10-year-old self? I wouldn’t change a thing. Because the hell that I went through there has led to, pretty much, the majority of the success I’ve had today, and I’m very very lucky with that. I can trace that back to the Atari, to the 2600, to those games…”
Source:: ANTIC Interview 275 – Peter Shankman
A review of the classic arcade game Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, released by Namco in 1988.
Click HERE to check out Mike and Jeff’s scores!
Source:: No Quarter 150: Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Next Week: Marvin’s Marvelous Adventure
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If you have archived all the old episodes of You Don’t Know Flack, you are in luck! On Episode 181 of YDKF I talk about all the things I archive: photos, VHS tapes, vinyl records, floppy disks, and more!
Download the new C64 game GPAC Dementia Defender (CSDB/D64)
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Source:: YDKF Episode 181: Archiving
Hey kids! This week we have a little something different. An All New Episode of.. This Boring Life, where every episode we will explore The Secret Origin Of IseeRobots. One Topic At A Time.
The topic for this episode? Comic Stores. Yep, this is the one where I go in-depth into my comic book collecting history. It’s super fun and also Super Informative. Over the course of the show we take a look at all of the comic shops here in lovely Santa Rosa California and the surrounding areas.
There are stories about Mr. T, this is one of my best stories so make sure to give it a listen. There are tales of my early days in SR as well as a story about the time I met comic book legend, Jim lee.
It’s a super fun episode and at just over 2 hours long is the longest episode of anything that I have recorded to date. I don’t know if that is good or bad.
I had the extreme privilege to speak with Joe Grand, the creator of this week’s game, SCSIside/Ultra SCSIside. Why are there two versions? You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out! I would again like to thank Joe for taking the time to talk with me for the podcast, it was a great experience that I hope you will enjoy as much as I did.
There’s an announcement at the end of the episode that I really would like your feedback on. You can send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also get a jump start on feedback for the next game, which is Atari’s Galaxian. As always, thank you all so much for listening and for your support.
Joe’s Grand Idea Studio
SCSIside page on Grand Idea Studio site (lots of goodies here, especially the SCSIside archive download and roms)
SCSIside on Atari Age (roms available here too)
Gamasutra: SCSIside Post-mortem by Joe Grand
Atari Age pictures from Philly Classic 3
AA Ultra SCSIside label contest
Joe Grand’s Youtube page
All Prototype This episodes on Youtube
Dakotacon March 31- April 2 2017 (you can livestream the con on the site)
GRay Defender on Youtube
Check out Jose’s awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I’ve already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose!
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