Episode 67 – Final Fight (Arcade, SNES)

WARNING: This episode could almost be as controversial as the game was! We speak all in good fun on some controversial topics. Please do not take everything we say seriously.

Final Fight was a hug beat-em-up from the late 80s early 90s tht was heavily influenced by many things from the time as well as heavily censored for different regions and systems around the world. Learn all about these things and more as we discuss one of Adam’s favorite games.

Source:: Episode 67 – Final Fight (Arcade, SNES)

      

ANTIC Interview 269 – Mark Odendahl, Rush Hour

Mark Odendahl, Rush Hour

Mark Odendahl was the creator of Rush Hour, a Frogger-like game that appeared in the winter 1983 Atari Program Exchange catalog, the final APX catalog. He also wrote one program for A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing magazine: Number Editor appeared in the January 1989 issue.

This interview took place on January 24, 2017.

“So I sold one copy of the program, but not through Atari. I sold it directly to one guy in New Jersey.”

Rush Hour at AtariMania

Winter 1983 APX catalog

Source:: ANTIC Interview 269 – Mark Odendahl, Rush Hour

      

The Toys R Us Report Ep 107: Who’s Who In The DC Comics Universe: Cave Carson

Hey kids! Thanks for stopping by. We have a super fun show ahead of us this week. We start off with a quick story about The Flea Market and then we move onto At The Movies where we talk on a movie I saw awhile back called Edge Of Seventeen. I thought it was terrific and that it had an interesting moral lesson. After that it’s all Cave Carson all the time! It’s a real fun and informative piece about one of my favorite off the wall DC Comic Characters! He’s recently made a big comeback and we get into that as well as his long and rich past. It’s a ton of fun!

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 107: Who’s Who In The DC Comics Universe: Cave Carson

      

Episode 3: Missile Command and Pac-Man

On this episode, we introduce our third host and hardware guru, Glen Planamento. A previous guest and friend of the show, Steve Averitt swings by to talk about trak-ball controllers. We cover the seminal games, Missile Command and Pac-Man. And we debunk the haters that give the 5200 a bad rap. All this and more from your hosts Capt. Bob, David, and Glen.

Source:: Episode 3: Missile Command and Pac-Man

      

ANTIC Episode 39 – I Need More Memory!

In this episode of Antic the Atari 8-bit podcast: Nir Dary talks about all the available memory upgrade options (You need more memory!), we discuss what we’ve been up to in the Atari world, give you all the Atari 8-bit news that’s fit to print, and tell you about our “of-the-month” finds.

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Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

Atari interview discussion thread on AtariAge

ANTIC Facebook Page

AHCS

Eaten By a Grue

What we’ve been up to

News

New at Archive.org

Of-the-Month

Nir Dary Segment – Memory Upgrades

Source:: ANTIC Episode 39 – I Need More Memory!

      

ANTIC Interview 268 – Steve Gerber, VP of International New Product Development

Steve Gerber, VP of International New Product Development

Steve Gerber was head of the Atari Software Acquisition Program. In October 1981, Atari opened its first Regional Software Acquisition Center, managed by Steve, in a 4,000 square-foot location that also housed the Atari Program Exchange (APX). Later Steve was Atari’s VP of International New Product Development, in charge of software development for non-US markets.

This interview took place on January 17, 2017.

Teaser quote: “I had these guys that were in a barn that was built in 1100-something that had set it up to be their “office” somewhere in northern England, in the middle of nowhere. They had come up with a … baseball cap that you’d put on and you could move the cursor with your eyes.”

Source:: ANTIC Interview 268 – Steve Gerber, VP of International New Product Development

      

S02E04: Best of the Millennium

In this episode I present eight Emmy-winning theme tunes (along with lots of trivia) from seven selected series that aired during the New Millennium (between 1999 and the present). Here are the shows and theme music featured:

THE WEST WING
(1999-2006)
[1999-2000 opening and closing main titles]
[2000-2006 opening and closing main titles]
Winner of Prime Time Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2000
for composer W.G. Snuffy Walden

MONK
(2002-2009)
[2002-2003 opening main titles]
Winner of Prime Time Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2003
for composer Jeff Beal

[2003-2009 opening main titles: “It’s a Jungle Out There”]
Winner of Prime Time Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2004
for composer Randy Newman

-Commercial Break-

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
(2004-2012)
[opening and closing main titles]
Winner of Prime Time Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2005
for composer Danny Elfman

THE TUDORS
(2007-2010)
[opening and closing main titles]
Winner of Prime Time Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2008
for composer Trevor Morris

NURSE JACKIE
(2009-2015)
[opening and closing main titles]
Winner of Prime Time Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2010
for composers Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman

-Commercial Break-

THE BORGIAS
(2011-2013)
[opening and closing main titles]
Winner of Prime Time Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2012
for composer Trevor Morris

JESSICA JONES
(2015-present)
[opening and closing main titles]
Winner of Prime Time Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2016
for composer Sean Callery

During the commercial breaks, I’ve included promos for the show MILLENNIUM starring Lance Henriksen; it ran on Fox between 1996 and 1999, and also starred Megan Gallagher and a pre-LOST Terry O’Quinn. And you’ll also have fun listening to some ads that my podcasting friends provided to me to promote their own great podcasts; be sure to check them out.

Many, many thanks to Zerbinator for his continued support. His encouragement and expertise are very much appreciated by me. You can find all of his fun-to-listen-to podcasts here, including my favorite, “Please Stand By.” And I’d also like especially to thank him for providing the opening and closing theme music for Tube Tunes; all of his fantastic music can be found here. And, again, thanks are in order for him for providing TUBE TUNES with the “We’ll Be Right Back” drops heard during the podcast. Thanks, Burford.

I would also like to again thank Rob “Flack” O’Hara and Sean Johnson for adding TUBE TUNES to The Throwback Network. It’s a great place to find just about any retro-themed podcast you can think of. Please check out the network here.

I also need to thank the Free Music Archive for the following musical artists and songs that were used in this episode under the Creative Commons License: “Dancing On the Edge,” “Endless Story of Sun and Moon,” and “The Flames of Rome,” all by Kai Engel; and “Sense the Wind” by Lee Rosevere.

Finally, my thanks to Ferg of The Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast. His inspiration and dedication to covering every game cartridge ever made for the Atari 2600 (I think over 1000 of them!) is what gave me the courage to begin this podcast. And his continued support and promotion of TUBE TUNES on his excellent podcast is greatly appreciated by yours truly. Please, check out his podcast, even if you’re not an Atari 2600 collector; or at least visit his website here.

Next Episode: “S02E05: The Earle Hagen Theme-ography” (available January 2017)

Source:: S02E04: Best of the Millennium

      

Episode 78 – ThunderCats

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Thanks to our supporters: 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 for in-game footage!

Next Week: Alfred Chicken

Source:: Episode 78 – ThunderCats

      

RCR Episode 145

Panelists: Ken Gagne (hosting), Earl Evans, Paul Hagstrom, and Carrington Vanston

Host’s Topic: What’s your favorite retrogaming input device?

What’s your preference for retrogaming? On original hardware, on new hardware?

Retro Computing News:

Vintage Computer Commercials

Retro Computing Gift Idea:

Auction Picks:

Feedback/Discussion:

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

Listen/Download:

Source:: RCR Episode 145

      

ANTIC Interview 267 – Mark Pelczarski, Penguin Software

Mark Pelczarski, Penguin Software

Mark Pelczarski was the founder of Penguin Software — later renamed to Polarware. Penguin published many graphics programs and games for Apple II, Atari 8-bit, and other platforms. The company’s programs included Magic Paintbrush, Graphics Magician, Pie Man, Spy’s Demise, The Spy Strikes Back, and Transylvania.

Mark was editor of Softside Magazine for a time, and an editor of the book The Creative Apple, published by Creative Computing.

This interview took place on January 10, 2017.

Teaser quote: “It was not a competitive industry, really … There wasn’t too much as far as trade secrets. It was like, ‘Hey, I figured out how to do this.’ There was a lot of exchange of ideas and collaboration between the companies.”

The Digital Antiquarian on Penguin Software: http://www.filfre.net/2012/09/the-magnificent-penguin/

Wikipedia on Penguin Software: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_Software

Mark’s web site: http://graphicsmagician.com/polarware/

Graphics Magician at AtariMania

Penguin Software games at AtariMania

Wikipedia on Mark: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Pelczarski

ANTIC interview with Doug Carlston

Source:: ANTIC Interview 267 – Mark Pelczarski, Penguin Software