RCR 162 – 3-Smooth

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting (not hosting)

Topic: 3-Smooth


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


Source:: RCR 162 – 3-Smooth


ANTIC Interview 319 – Tay Vaughan, Atari Connection and Antic magazines

Tay Vaughan, Atari Connection and Antic magazines Tay Vaughan used Atari computers in his school for maritime skills and as a marine surveyor. He was featured in that capacity in a 1983 Atari catalog “Atari Home Computers — The Next Generation.” Next, he was hired by Atari and was an editor of The Atari Connection magazine, where he wrote the Bits & Pieces column. Later, Tay was senior editor at Antic magazine, and he edited the book The Best of Atari Software, published by Consumer’s Guide. In this interview, we discuss Ted Richards and Jim Capparell, whom I have previously interviewed. This interview took place on December 4, 2017. “Those guys came to the school, the Atari marketing people, and said ‘we’d like to give you a couple of computers to let your students play with them and so forth. In exchange, we’ll come and take some pictures and maybe use you for marketing.” Tay Vaughan in Atari computer catalog Tay’s web site Bits and Pieces Tay’s articles in Antic magazine Interview with Ted Richards Interview with Jim Capparell The Best Atari Software book

Source:: ANTIC Interview 319 – Tay Vaughan, Atari Connection and Antic magazines


Amigos Episode 123 – The Double Dragon Series

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The SNES Podcast #87 — Battletoads and Double Dragon

In this episode Greg and George look at one of the strangest pairings in video game history (but don’t just take our word for it, several magazines agree!) — Battletoads and Double Dragon! First created by Rare for the NES the game got ported to the SNES, Genesis, and Game Boy and seeks to combine the best beat em up action from both franchises. Does it succeed? We discuss that and more in this episode! Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always we thank you for your support!

Source:: The SNES Podcast #87 — Battletoads and Double Dragon


Bonus Track – John Lennon 1940-1980

John Lennon has been a huge part of my life for decades. In this Bonus Track episode, I talk about how his murder affected me then and now. I know it’s not the most happiest of topics around the holidays, I probably should have put this out on his birthday. But it didn’t make sense to me to do that. One thing I forgot to talk about during the show was one of my trips to NYC in the late 80s. I went with some friends to the Dakota building, where John Lennon lived and was murdered. I left feeling a renewed sadness about the murder, because the area where he was shot was so small. I had built it up in my head that since this was such an earth shattering event for me, the area where it happened would be bigger somehow. But it wasn’t, it was just the entrance to an apartment building, albeit an expensive one. We went to Strawberry Fields in Central Park across the street afterwards, which made me feel a little better, but not much. I wasn’t expecting so many flowers and trinkets left by fans on the Imagine mosaic almost a decade after the murder. I think a part of me was hoping to find some answers there as to why this happened, but I was disappointed. I don’t think now that there are any answers. I would like to go back to Strawberry Fields someday, but I will stay away from the Dakota. Regardless of the morose subject matter, I do hope you enjoy the episode and I thank you for listening. We all shine on. John Lennon’s Final Print Interview with Jonathan Cott Lennon Remembers Part 1 Lennon Remembers Part 2 Radio the night Lennon was killed Lennon’s Last Radio interview with Andy Peebles

Source:: Bonus Track – John Lennon 1940-1980


ANTIC Interview 318 – Linda Schreiber: T.H.E.S.I.S. Software and author

Linda Schreiber: T.H.E.S.I.S. Software and author Linda Watson-Call is better known to Atari users as Linda Schreiber, which was her name at that time. Linda was the founder of T.H.E.S.I.S. Software, an educational software publisher for the Atari 8-bit and Apple II computers. The company was best known for her game, Big Math Attack. She wrote several books about the Atari 8-bit computers: Atari Programming with 55 Programs, Advanced Programming Techniques for your Atari, and Atari Fun & Games: Discover New Heights in Game-Playing Excitement on Any Atari, as well as books about the TI 99/4A and Atari ST computers. She also wrote the Education column in very early editions of Antic magazine. This interview took place on November 25, 2017. “Oh my gosh, I was like kicking out a program every other month. That was a lot of coding.” Linda’s blog Atarimania’s list of Linda’s software Atarimania’s list of THESIS software Linda’s articles in Antic magazine ATARI Programming with 55 Programs Advanced Programming Techniques for Your Atari ATARI Fun & Games Antic magazine review of Big Math Attack

Source:: ANTIC Interview 318 – Linda Schreiber: T.H.E.S.I.S. Software and author


The Toys R Us Report Ep. 139: Who’s Who In The DC Comics Universe: The Elongated Man Plus A.B Silver Plus! Valuable Life Advice!

Hey kids! Thanks for stopping by. We have a super fun show ahead of us this week. We start off with a new little bit from Engineer Emily and The Ensign From Pod-B.. It’s fun from there we have the return of A.B Silver and we find out what dude was wanting to talk with me about. It’s well worth the wait

Then we talk about a movie I saw called Three Billboards Outside Ebbings Montana. I really dug it and I’ll tell you all about it.

After that it’s onto the Main Event of the show where we learn all about the latest dude to appear on the DC-W Network.. The Elongated Man!

We end the show out with some life advice based around The One Day At A Time theme song. It’s a valuable lesson that I’m super happy to pass along to you..

Make sure to hop on over to Support The Report and check out how you can get the ISR Supertape VHS Tape! While helping to support the show. Man, we need all the help that we can get.

Also hop on over to VirtualDirtmall.com The ISR Superstore and take care of some of your Retro Junk Shopping needs while also supporting The Toys R Us Report.

Source:: The Toys R Us Report Ep. 139: Who’s Who In The DC Comics Universe: The Elongated Man Plus A.B Silver Plus! Valuable Life Advice!


Podcast 99 – Kangaroo


Flop eared marsupial ‘fun’ at the Ten Pence towers this time.

Everyone loves Kangaroo, right?

What We’ve Been Up To Since The Last Podcast – 0:00:00
Arcade News – 20m 18s
Pickups – 29m 26s
Victorian Insults – 38m 07s
Feedback – 39m 10s
Shout Outs! – 44m 14s
Tech Tip (sort of) – 48m 23s
Top 100 Games – 51m 18s
Music Quiz – 55m 07s
Featured Game Review – 1h 0m 14s
Next Show’s Game – 1h 31m 50s

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Kangaroo Flyer (US)
Kangaroo Flyer (German)
Atari Visoneering Flyer
Arcade Blogger On Kanagroo
Creative Computing Article On Kangaroo
rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Atari Kangaroo Coin Op TV Advertising
The National Videogame Arcade Nottingham
Ultimarc Arcade Parts
Duramold Cabinets on Rothe Blog
Red Baron Cabaret
Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast (Warlords)
Rashlander On Arcade Heroes
‘Flip Out’ London Pinball Club
How To Do a Backflip (don’t try this at home kids.)



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ANTIC Interview 317 – Richard Taylor, Digital Devices Corporation

Richard Taylor, Digital Devices Corporation Richard Taylor was an employee of Digital Devices Corporation. DDC built a number of adapters for the Atari 8-bit computers — it’s most well-known product was probably APE-FACE, an inexpensive ($90) device that connected the Atari’s SIO port to standard parallel printers. The company’s other products included UPRINT, a printing buffer; and the Ape-Link Serial Peripheral Input/Output Expansion Cable. Richard’s job? He said in an AtariAge message board message “I was the warranty repair department, shipping department, prototype builder, janitor, etc. while I was going to Georgia Tech in 1984/85.” This interview took place on November 14, 2017. Teaser quote: “The printer buffer was just a huge hit. It blew me away. Wow, look, it’ll take it all in 10 or 20 seconds and just sit there and spool it out to the printer!” Richard on AtariAge Ape-Face Fact Sheet AtariAge discussion about Ape-Face

Source:: ANTIC Interview 317 – Richard Taylor, Digital Devices Corporation