ANTIC Interview 271 – David Lubar, game developer

David Lubar, Game Developer (PastFinder)

Welcome to another interview episode of Antic the Atari 8-bit computer podcast.

David Lubar was a prolific games software developer who worked for Sirius Software, Activision and Absolute and freelanced for several other companies, including Broderbund, Origin Systems, and Imagineering. He developed games for many different systems, including game consoles like the Atari 2600 and the NES and computer systems such as the Apple II, C64, and the Atari 400/800.

His titles for the Atari 8-bits include Hacker, Master of the Lamps, Ogre, Pastfinder and Ultima IV.

David has since taken up writing and has several books to his name.

This interview took place April 23, 2016.


Source:: ANTIC Interview 271 – David Lubar, game developer


Memory Jogger Podcast Special: ’80s Crushes

In this special episode, Wyatt and Jason discuss their childhood crushes from the ’80s including our classmates and others from Hollywood, cartoons, video games, and more. This special podcast is part of another 80s League crossover event! We invite you to continue the #80sCrushess topic by visiting our show notes and linking over to the contributions from 80s Reboot Blog, 80s Overdrive Podcast, Return to the 80s Blog/Podcast, Killer Kitsch Blog, and RealWeegieMidget Blog.

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Amigos Podcast Episode 84 – A Conversation with David Pleasance

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Thanks to our supporters: Gary Hucker, Lane, Eric Nelson, Kim Tommy Humborstad, Josh Nan, David McCrandles, Jason Warnes, Graham W Wöbcke, Rob O’Hara, Paul Harrington, Laurent Giroud, Jonas Rullo, Kolbjørn Barmen, Tapes From the Crypt, Adam Bradley, Chris Foulds, Will Williams, Daniel Bengston, O’Brien’s Retro and Vintage, Chad Halstead, and Brent Doughty!
Special thanks to Zeusdaz and World of Longplays for in-game footage!
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Next Week: Pirates!

Source:: Amigos Podcast Episode 84 – A Conversation with David Pleasance


Protocast – Racer by Roklan Software

Welcome to the first Atari 2600 Game by Game Protocast. This series will focus on prototypes that do not have a part number. This episode features Racer, which was made by Roklan Software for Atari, but it never came out and is not in the part list. I’ve been wanting to start this for a while, but this episode is due to the fact that I was having trouble getting to the SCSIside research, so that episode will have to wait. Also, I picked this game and started research, but I had trouble getting the game on my Flashback portable. Later I found out that the rom from Atarimania will not work. But I started the research and I wanted to get something out this week, so here it is. My idea was to insert these episodes in between the main episodes; I normally don’t get much (if any) feedback on prototypes (especially if you can’t play them, I guess), so it wouldn’t take long to put the episodes together. Like always, if you have thoughts on these prototypes, I will be happy to read or play it on a subsequent episode. Thank you for listening and for your understanding.

Racer on DP Rarity Guide
Racer overview on Atari Protos
Racer photos and screen shots on Atari Protos
Stilphen’s Racer video
Original AA Racer thread
AA Racer artwork contest thread
AA Racer production bids thread
AA Reserve Sale thread
AA 2nd Racer prototype found thread
Roklan Software on GDRI
Antic Podcast – Ronald Borta interview by Kevin Savetz

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Source:: Protocast – Racer by Roklan Software


Floppy Days 70 – Michael Tomczyk (Vic-20)

Interview with Michael Tomczyk, Vic-20 Commando Team Leader at Commodore

Welcome to the Floppy Days Podcasts, where old computers are the best computers and new old computers are even better. Last month, I covered the history of the Vic-20 computer with the help of Neil Harris, Brian Bagnall, and Michael Tomczyk. Although I used some audio clips from each of those gentlemen to walk through the history timeline, I actually have a full-blown interview with each that I want to share with you over the span of three episodes. For this episode, I will be publishing the interview with Michael Tomczyk. Michael was with Commodore for some time, was an assistant to none other than Jack Tramiel, and was the leader of the team known as the Vic Commando Team. He was happy to talk about his time at Commodore and turned out to be a very interesting interview and a great guy with which to talk.

Before we get to that, I do have a few housekeeping items to cover, such as a few new acquisitions, some brief news, and a bit of feedback.

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Source:: Floppy Days 70 – Michael Tomczyk (Vic-20)


Podcast 81 : Satan’s Hollow

‘Cor blimey guv’nor – it’s old Nick ‘imself chuckin’ dahn lightning bolts and thems gargoyleys lobbing unearthly stuff at’cha!

Listen to the podcast to see what the above actually means! A hellish game to review – do the Ten Pencers get posessed? Will they join a black cult and start listening to dark music (one already does) But it’s good old fashioned arcade fun at the end of the day – don’t worry!

Some poor unfortunate from ‘Down Under’ gets an 1800s battering from the Victorian insulters.

What we’ve been up to since the last podcast – 0m 0s
Arcade News – 19m 11s
Pickups – 27m 12s
Victorian Insults – 30m 35s
Feedback – 31m 29s
Shout Outs! – 43m 19s
Tech Tips – 45m 16s
Music Quiz – 51m 44s
Featured Game Review – 54m 51s
New Retro Themed Games – 1h 19m 56s
Next Show’s Game – 1h 27m 42s

Satan’s Hollow Flyer (Front)
Satan’s Hollow Flyer (Back)
PLAY Satan’s Hollow Online
Satan’s Hollow On I-Mockery
Satan’s Hollow On The Retroist
Hollow CABARET (Todd Tuckey Video)
Satan’s Hollow Playthru Video
Playtips On Gamefaqs
Live – Little Missile
Official Page
Arcades Live On In Japan!
Arcades Live On In USA
Video Of Arcade Gameplay From a 1981 ‘7-11′
Kong Extreme
Locomalito Games
Came From Verminest Video
Alan Stone (Nintendo Of America Co Founder) RIP
Guys And A Polybius (Hilarious Video)

Repro Dig Dug Cabaret so far…

Ignore the odd parts on there – just to check the sizes etc.

Charliefar 498,730
Nurmix 390,215
Taggsta 220,190
Mark Happydude 133,875
Shaun 125,565
Trollnads 108,295
Ash Malkin 101,820
Mark K 94,965
Ian Cullen 62,000
Lesoleil 61,260
Chris MoonCrestaBootleg 58,385
Greg Pell 51,575
Neil 20to5 46,210
Paul McCaskie 31,650
Matthew Bridge 31,405
Ross Ross 30,400
Andrew Driver 28,355
Victor 26,750
Paul’s Tweets 26,430
Rob PlayerMissile 23,685
Giggity 12,750

Check the 10p High Score League Table

Metal Slug X, 1999 SNK.
Default settings, which are Lives: 3, Difficulty: 4, Time: 60, Play Manual: On. NO CONTINUES!

Submit your score on Twitter with #10pScore, or on Facebook as a comment on our podcast post. Pictures please!

Source:: Podcast 81 : Satan’s Hollow


The Toys R Us Report Ep.110: The Top 5 Pizza Toppings Of All The Times

Hey kids! Thanks for stopping by. We have a super fun show ahead of us this week. We start off with a little talk with Engineer Emily and then we move onto At The Movies where we examine a super weird movie that I saw called “Swiss Army Man” Dude, it was something else.

From there we move on the main event of the deal… The Top 5 Pizza Toppings Of All The Time. Man, this is going to be a divisive list. Dudes are gonna flip their lids. I mean that.

Finally we finish off with some talk about Riverdale and about a trip I took over to The Bowling Alley. I made a new bowling song and everything. It’s a super fun show. I think your’e gonna dig it..

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 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.110: The Top 5 Pizza Toppings Of All The Times


The SNES Podcast #67 — Mahjong and Pachinko

In this special episode Greg and George discuss two of the most popular Japanese games — the tile based game Mahjong and the combo pinball/slot machine game Pachinko. We look at the history of the games, the way to play it, and how the SNES versions of these games fared by looking at several examples. Hopefully you find this interesting! If you have any questions, comments, feedback, etc. please leave us a message on our FB page or contact us at and as always thanks for your support!

Source:: The SNES Podcast #67 — Mahjong and Pachinko