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Join BastichB from YouTube Channel 64K and Daz from Retro Domination & The Arcade Perfect Podcast as they compare home computer and console games of yesteryear. From the Atari 2600, C64, Zx Spectrum to the PlayStation One and Sega Saturn. The team will cover game publishers from all over the world like Mastertronic, Gremlin Graphics, Capcom, Sega, Codemasters and many more. Join the team and relive your childhood. It's a blast!
 
The Bit Effect release two episodes a month focussing on new releases. We go in depth on mechanics and try to keep story spoilers fairly light. Any spoilers will be flagged! If you are looking for our retro show check out nomoresages for a trip down memory lane!
 
The Commodore 64 had lots of games. Not all of them are good. In Zapped to the Past, we cast a retrospective eye over those games reviewed in each issue of Zzap!64 magazine. Hosted by two lifelong C64 fans, we throw off those rose tinted specs and see if those games are still worth playing today.
 
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This week Frank from The Better Half Podcast joins The Retro Gamers in talking about and celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Commodore 64 home computer. The Retro Gamers: http://facebook.com/retrogamerspodcast http://instagram.com/retrogamerspodcast http://tinyurl.com/retrogamersyoutube Anthony @matsusu28 Larry @mohr365 #podcast #retrogames #cl…
 
Are you looking for a modern operating system for your Commodore 64? You are in luck, OS64 could be just the trick. We also look at the Orpheus 2 a new PC soundcard that seems to have it all! Well, this is almost the special episode we had planned for last week. Chris as made it to the Cave and he gets to have a good look around. See what he got up…
 
In this episode we learn the sad truth about Mads’ lacklustre gaming skills as we dive into PlayStation 2 “classic” Devil May Cry. Like the artwork used on this episode’s cover? It was created by ThePixman. You can visit his Deviantart page at https://www.deviantart.com/thepixman Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. Nick S…
 
Europe disses Xbox GTA3 makes Take Two a mint Activision goes after battle.net clones These stories and many more on this episode of the VGNRTM This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in June 2002. As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always a bit behind t…
 
This week we ponder if a new version of Winamp will tempt people away from streaming or mobile devices. A tweet asked people to pick which classic FPS they would like remastered, we get in on the action. We were pointed in the direction of a YouTube video that looks at collecting and how it can detract from actually enjoying the games you already h…
 
In the month of January 1988 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode seventy-three of Zapped to the Past, we continue our look at some of those games, including the tiring Track & Field, the terse Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper and the testing Trivial Fruit, and wonder at what point running up a wall became any kind of sporting ev…
 
In episode one of Battle of the Pilots, Adrian and Graham from the Zapped to the Past podcast reach into the massive back catalogue of TV shows from over the last 50 years and pluck out a couple of pilot episodes for a head to head battle. For this inaugural episode, we have chosen two blockbuster TV Sci-Fi shows from the late 70s/early 80s - the m…
 
Thank you Matt (from YouTube) for this great suggestion of a game review. Anthony and Larry talk about some great memories with this amazing SNES RPG. ----- Get your tickets NOW for the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo! August 12-14. The Retro Gamers Podcast will be there!! Get your tickets at http://www.liretro.com ----- The Retro Gamers: http://face…
 
On his episode Daz has gone solo hosting the show but with a special guest. Monte Boyd C64 game creator extraordinaire. They speak about past and future games games Monte has in store and also a brief history growing up in gaming and programming. We hope you enjoy something different on the show. A big thank you to our guest Monte Boyd for joining …
 
In the month of January 1988 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode seventy-two of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the cacophonous Combat School, the dreary Driller, and the ramshackle Rainbow Dragon, and wonder what sort of society there is to rebel against in a jungle environment… Games covered in …
 
An old friend returns this week to talk about efforts that are underway to collect and preserve each and every game ever. We check out Doom running within Doom and lets not forget musical masterpieces hidden within PlayStation 1 games. All that and our community question of the week. Amigathon 2022 Links:Watch here: https://www.twitch.tv/amigosretr…
 
Encore une fois de retour après une longue période d'absence, voici notre nouveau podcast le numéro 92. En esperant qu'il vous apporte un peu de fraicheur dans cet été caniculaire. Jingle by JGG - AmigaVibes Optimus Maximus (1992) par Paradise (0:26) Sublime (1997) par Darkage (6:46) Brain Drain (1991) par Dual Crew (8:04) Odorless (1995) par EMS-D…
 
Atari gets trounced in court Nintendo and Sega slash prices CD gaming goes OEM These stories and many more on this episode of the VGNRTM This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in June 1992. As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always a bit behind the actu…
 
Mads and Chris talk to Dean Mortlock and Paul Monaghan of Sega Powered and Daniel Crocker of WAVE Game Studios about the latest issue of Sega Powered magazine. They also announce the shortlist for the August/September RPG game club. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. Pete Rogers Rune P New Game Old Flame - Podcast Christ…
 
Here’s the second of our ‘Ask the Podcast’ specials where we tackle some of the questions asked by our Patreons in our exclusive Discord Channel. If you wish to pose us your own questions then you can do so by signing up to our Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/zappedtothepast We hope you are enjoying the rampant heat of the summer. At the Sidewa…
 
Activision and Atari bury the hatchet CES is flooded with 3rd party VCS carts Video games give Wall Street the jitters These stories and many more on this episode of the VGNRTM This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in June 1982. As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those ar…
 
It is official... North America will be getting a Genesis Mini 2! Larry and Anthony goes thru the games currently announced for both NA and Japanese releases. ----- August 12-14 will be the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island (across from Nassau Coliseum). The Retro Gamers Podcast will have a table and will…
 
Before we got all our information from the internet, magazines were the primary way of learning about specialty topics like computing. Randal Kottwitz was part of two major early pillars in this field, SoftSide magazine, as it transitioned from being a pamphlet with Basic programs to a full blown magazine with attached floppy disks and tapes and Ma…
 
This week we talk about Atari showing signs of wanting to do right by their heritage. We look at the Spectrum games bought to Steam by Pixel Games UK, are your old faves included? Finally, something a little different with the return of Fighting Fantasy Books. Plus your answers to last week's question of the week. 🏆Your monthly support helps us kee…
 
We return after taking the holiday week off to talk about Larry's fixation on completing #Metroidvania games and catch up on a bunch of retro news. The Retro Gamers: http://facebook.com/retrogamerspodcast http://instagram.com/retrogamerspodcast http://tinyurl.com/retrogamersyoutube Anthony @matsusu28 Larry @mohr365 Open/Close Music: “Home at Last“ …
 
As a final farewell to 1987, we look back over the year and the games from the issues of Zzap from January to December 1987, selecting some of the titles we have played for our prestigious Zapped to the Past Golden Breadbin awards. Which game will be heralded as having the ‘Best Visuals’ or win the ‘Best Audio’ or the ‘Sunday Best Award?’ There is …
 
Once again we welcome Min and Mina Bekker to the podcast. Joerg and AJ talk to them about new levels for their game Takelshin... and the best thing is: these levels are free of charge! We also talk to them about their non-video-game projects in literature and art.We hope you enjoy this part as much as part 1.Have fun!…
 
Microsoft and Nintendo slash prices, Steam enters the game retail business & Germany thinks about banning Counter Strike These stories and many more on this episode of the VGNRTM This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in May 2002. As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those a…
 
On this episode of This Week In Retro we look at another new soundcard for old PCs, this one is for those on a budget. We talk about some of the negativity that has been directed at the creators of Return to Monkey Island. Can you believe that the Atari brand is now 50 years old......50! Finally, have you ever felt like you wanted to run Windows 95…
 
In the month of December 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode seventy of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the nifty Nebulus, the mighty Maniac Mansion and the bolshy Bangkok Knights and wonder why they always seem to hold Thai boxing tournaments in ornate garden centres… Games cove…
 
For the first time ever we have 4 presenters! A guest from The Retro Hour pops in for a chat this week. Join us for about an hour of chat about old computers. The MSX is back for a 3rd round! Classic hardware returns but it's not another Mini it's a full blown system. Can't wait! We talk about gaming accessibility as 8BitDo show off their controlle…
 
RPGs go VR PC gaming embraces the 386 Hudson Soft wants you to play responsibly These stories and many more on this episode of the VGNRTM This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in May 1992. As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always a bit behind the actu…
 
The Retro Gamers: http://facebook.com/retrogamerspodcast http://instagram.com/retrogamerspodcast http://tinyurl.com/retrogamersyoutube Anthony @matsusu28 Larry @mohr365 Open/Close Music: “Home at Last“ off of “Lesser than Three” by Ozzed http://ozzed.net --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/retrogamerspodcast/support…
 
In the month of December 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode sixty-nine of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the bouncy Buggy Boy, the slappy Street Hassle and the shonky Super Sprint and wonder just what made Lion-O’s hair turn grey… Games covered in this episode: Buggy Boy Captain America Thu…
 
Magnavox debuts the Odyssey Sinclair goes color with the Spectrum Gamers grow up These stories and many more on this episode of the VGNRTM This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in May 1982. As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always a bit behind the act…
 
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