ANTIC Interview 195 – Kathy and Phil Bergh, I’m Different!

Kathy and Phil Bergh, I’m Different!

Kathy and Phil Bergh published one program through Atari Program Exchange: I’m Different!, which first appeared in the inaugural APX catalog, winter 1982-1983. The program won third prize in the Education category in that catalog. It was one of the few commercial programs developed in the PILOT language. Kathy and Phil also wrote three articles — also about PILOT — for ANTIC magazine.

This interview took place on May 24, 2016.

Kathy and Phil’s articles in ANTIC

I’m Different in the winter 1982 APX catalog

I’m Different at AtariMania

I’m Different on YouTube: https://

Teaser quotes:

“‘Consumer Reports Tests Educational Software’ and so he made a big production of ‘Let’s see if our game is in it.’ … and it turns out, Consumer Reports did indeed review our game.”

“They must have sold a few because I remember getting a check for $12.”

Source:: ANTIC Interview 195 – Kathy and Phil Bergh, I’m Different!


Weird Science (1985)

On this episode Sean & Rob talk about Kelly LeBrock………I mean, the 1985 film Weird Science.

Download: Weird Science

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Source:: Weird Science (1985)


124 – Lost Luggage and Shark Attack by Apollo

After quite a long delay, episode 124 featuring Lost Luggage and Shark Attack is finally available. Thank you once again for your patience. Coming up in July will be an all-Epyx episode featuring Winter, Summer, and California Games. You can send your thoughts on these games or any others that I’ve done to me at I sincerely hope you are all enjoying your summer, thanks for listening and I will see you all soon!

Ernie Runyon interview by Scott Stilphen
Ed Salvo interview by Scott Stilphen
Lochjaw Easter Eggs on 2600 Connection (Shark Attack Easter Eggs are about the same)
to Beat the Home Video Games: Shark Attack
Luggage jingle by Byron Parks
Magazine Games by Apollo piece
Swear Gamer 250 – Shark Attack (Phil LOOOOOVES sharks)
Swear Gamer 254 – Lost Luggage
Rama’s Youtube channel
Easy To Learn, Hard To Master: The Fate of Atari Kickstarter campaign by 8bit generation
Super Podcast Bros. Podcast
Bill’s Atari 8 bit Ads blog post about buying his Atari 400
Atari 2600 vs Channel F Chess on AA
Atari Party 2016!

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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Source:: 124 – Lost Luggage and Shark Attack by Apollo


Podcast 64 : Circus Charlie

This time we’ve been to clown school and we are now PRO clowns

We *may* have also been swearing at poor old Charlie for our terrible playing. The poor red nosed fellow – he just wants to entertain! This game gripped us both (eventually!)

What we’ve been up to since the last podcast – 0m 0s
Arcade News – 23m 05s
Pickups – 36m 45s
Feedback – 49m 35s
Shout Outs! – 1h 0m 5s
Tech Tips – 1h 4m 25s
Musical Interlude – 1h 16m 20s
Featured Game Review – 1h 19m 35s
Cabs You Never Knew Existed – 1h 59m 27s
Hardware Heroes – 2h 01m 31s
Next Show’s Game – 2hh 5m 35s

Circus Charlie Flyer (Jap-Ace)
Circus Charlie Flyer (US-Poor)
DIY Arcade Font Generator
Data Discs Outrun On Vinyl
VR Arcade Games In The Future?
IAAPA Attractions Expo Shanghai
Touch Screen Quiz Machine Emulator
RGP Website
Hack Space
Man vs Snake Film
On Bank Panic Level 1!
Podcast (Youtube)
4 Quarters Bar (Peckham Rye)
4 Thieves Bar (Clapham)


Dates for your diary:
2 – 3 July – Nerg
23 – 24 July – Play Expo Margate
30 – 31 Jul – Revival Solstice Walsall

CharlieFar – 475620
Ian Cullen – 392310
Neil 1637 – 339570
Shaun – 312310
Vipp – 273390
Victor – 262100
Mat Witch Finder – 228620
John Battlezone Keay – 192400
Lucid Spritemare – 147600
Mark Happydude – 136960
Kerry Rhian – 106480
Andrew Driver – 103560
Tronads – 95940
Ross – 93820
MadSte – 60730
Stacey King – 22200


Konami’s Pandora’s Palace – Difficulty 2 (normal) Extra at 20K and every 60K.

Source:: Podcast 64 : Circus Charlie


ANTIC Interview 194 – David Thiel, musician and interactive audio

David Thiel, musician and interactive audio

David Thiel is a musician and interactive audio designer. At Gottlieb, he did the sound for arcade games including Reactor, Q*Bert, and Mach 3. At Action Graphics, David created the sound for Artillery Duel for the Atari 2600, and Beamrider and Pitstop for the Atari computers. And at Free Radical Software/Incredible Technologies, he worked on Winter Games for the Amiga and Atari ST. He has created the sound and music for dozens of other computer games and pinball games.

This interview took place on May 17, 2016.

GDRI’s list of David’s games:

2013 interview with David:

Teaser quotes:

“In coin op, I had a sound board. I had a processor. It’s my sandbox, I can do anything I want. But the minute you’re doing console work, you’re now seen by the programmer as a parasitic element that eats CPU and storage, and poops out sound.”

“I think, ultimately, doing the Q*Bert voice was the finest destiny of that technology.”

Source:: ANTIC Interview 194 – David Thiel, musician and interactive audio


Classic Episode TRU Report 20: Mattel Toys Presents Secret Wars

Hey kids! We are still away from The Jupiter Station due to a repair type situation after the Pirate Attack. So not being able to make a new episode for you dudes I thought hey man! why not spotlight a classic from the past! So ya man, that’s what we are doing this week, next week too but after that we are back in effect! So take a listen to this and dude, don’t worry. It’s a lot of fun. Here is the synopsis that I wrote that week… Oh ya, The Dog story at the beginning is awesome!

Hey kids! This week on the show we got a heck of a fun episode ahead of us! We lead off with a story about how my old lady lost her dog. It’s an epic tale and one you don’t want to miss. After that It’s At The Movies where I speak about a movie I saw on VHS! It’s called Outland and it stars Sean Connery. It’s totally cool. This is one of my fave flicks. I hope you check it out and dig it too!

After that it’s The Retro Toy Marketplace, the main event of the show. Topic? Marvel’s Secret Wars by Mattel. It’s a really great episode this week guys! Make sure to tell a friend and make sure to check out our new pals over at Entertainment Earth. They help us keep the lights on over here at the HQ!

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoy the show.






Source:: Classic Episode TRU Report 20: Mattel Toys Presents Secret Wars


RCR Episode 129

Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston

Host’s Topic: Was the tech in the 80’s better than today?

Was the 80’s tech better, or do you prefer today’s offerings? What did you love about the 80’s tech, and what do you miss?

Retro Computing News:

Vintage Computer Commercials (sort of)

Retro Computing Gift Idea:

Auction Picks:


Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
Show audio files hosted by CyberEars


Source:: RCR Episode 129