Best C64 podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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The C64 NTSC/PAL Disk Magazine also has a podcast. In this podcast we talk to VIPs in the tech area that have something to plug and tell to our listeners. So far we have had high profile guests since the beginning of the show and will have in the future! We also keep up on the current development of things of our past guests!
 
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BitJam Podcast
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The Retro Asylum is the UK’s number one retro gaming podcast show that looks at gaming culture from a UK perspective. The site regularly features at top of the iTunes chart and sits among some of the industry's biggest names.
 
Home to Rob "Flack" O'Hara's multiple podcasts. Whether you're interested in old video games, old computers like the Commodore 64 and Apple II, arcade games, technology, or other retro topics, you'll find a show here worth listening to!
 
Video Game Music Podcast
 
Monthly show looking back at video game news headlines from 20, 30, and 40 years ago from around the globe.
 
Forever Sound Version is a video game music podcast from out of Newcastle upon Tyne that explores classic tracks and deep cuts from the 8-bit home computers and consoles onwards!
 
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The Bit Effect
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Welcome to The Bit Effect. A gaming podcast by four friends that covers a range of different topics and shows over a range of sub shows!The Bit Effect show releases every month, in which we go in to depth with whichever game takes our, or your, fancy!Retro Rewind releases on the other weeks. A show where one of us or one of our audience picks a retro game for us to replay and then discuss.Operation Sequel is Dave's challenge to play through all the games in a series, is he mad or just obsess ...
 
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Retro Game Audio
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Retro Game Audio is a monthly podcast about sound design in classic video game music. Hosted by Patrick ("bucky") and Steve Lakawicz.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RetroGameAudioRSS feed: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:46473124/sounds.rss
 
Retro and new era computing and gaming discussion podcasts.From 8 bit and up, we discuss how computing changed our lives, the games and systems we played with and where it's loading to now.
 
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[REDACTED] Any thoughts on NIER: Automata, or even what we should play next? Hit us up at www.thebiteffect.com where you can contact us about anything, and we mean ANYTHING.By The Bit Effect.
 
Japan Pro Golf Tour 64 is a golf simulator developed and released by SETA and Media Factory in May of 2000 for the failed Japanese only N64 add on, the 64DD. Featuring Japanese pro golfers and official golf courses, it’s a fairly conventional golf sim with the the unique distinction of being the only 64DD game… Read More »…
 
In this episode Chris Worthington, Steve Erickson and Matt Wilsher delve into Core Designs and some of their games, without hardly mentioning Tomb Raider. A massive thanks to Simon Phipps for allowing us to use his awesome Rick Dangerous artwork. If you would like to purchase a poster print of this lovely art, please visit the store over at www ...…
 
Yes that's right, Dave, Mike and Craig try to get to grips with NIER: Automata as best they can. Episode one as usual is a spoiler free summary of the mechanics, with a little chat about growing old thrown in there for good measure! Any thoughts on NIER: Automata, or even what we should play next? Hit us up at www.thebiteffect.com where you can ...…
 
This on the rails shooter sees us pick up our keyboards as our weapons of choice in the House of the Dead spin-off series that really gets your heart racing! Craig and Dave find out very quickly as well that there aint a lot to talk about here and so go off topic in tremendous style. As I said above, no need to listen, just play this classic!…
 
Dangerous Seed is a vertical shooter released by Namco in arcades in 1989 and adapted by TOSE in 1990 for the Mega Drive, both released only in Japan. While not a groundbreaking shooter, it does feature an inventive tri-ship mechanic, allowing players to switch up their shot mid-game and introduces a bit of strategy in managing the… Read More »…
 
Chris and Mads dive into contraption making with The Incredible Machine. Plus we find the winner of our competition, reveal the game of February, and the list of games to vote on for March.
 
In the 1990s, the Strike series was like the video games equivalent of a hit action movie franchise, with bad guys seeking world domination, daring missions, and loads of big explosions. I loved these games when I was a kid (and possibly too young to be playing them!) so here is a playlist made up of tunes from their soundtracks playing on many ...…
 
2018 was a banner year for commercial C64 releases, none more surprising -- or more well-received -- than GIANTS Software's hit game Farming Simulator. AJ and Joerg talk to GIANTS' Martin Rabl about how the C64 port came to be and why retrogaming is such a big part of gaming culture. The interview starts 12 minutes into the podcast.…
 
Yes it's part 2 of Yakuza where we have a chat about what we thought about the story. Mike joins for half the episode before promptly bailing out before we ruin the end! Hope you enjoy! :) Any thoughts on Yakuza 6, or even what we should play next? Hit us up at www.thebiteffect.com where you can contact us about anything, and we mean ANYTHING.…
 
Commodore tries to get into the retail business,Atari announces plans to release a 16 bit console, Interplay hits hard times And much, much more! We look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in January of 1979, 1989, 1999. Send comments on twitter @videogamenewsr2Orvideogamenewsroomtimemachine@gmail.comSources: 1979 ...…
 
That's right! Mike is back in the recording studio and ready to rock and roll, which means it's finally Yakuza time. Having been on our list to play since release hype is running high, let's hope Kiryu's final outing lives up to expectations! Any thoughts on Yakuza 6, or even what we should play next? Hit us up at www.thebiteffect.com where you ...…
 
GRIS was developed by Nomada Studio and published by the hitmaker Devolver Digital in December of 2018 for Nintendo Switch/Mac/Windows. Gris is a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. As the story unfolds, Gris will grow emotionally and see her world in a different way, revealing new paths to e ...…
 
We're back! Kicking off season 3 with an in depth analysis of the sound design in the long-lost SimCity NES game. Patrick and Steve also talk about MAGFest.For more history on this version of SimCity, visit https://gamehistory.org/simcity/LuigiBlood's mashup of NES and SNES Metropolis:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpSTa1X4xMw…
 
Happy New Year! We are back and start off with a catch up after a couple weeks off and then move into the games we are looking forward to in 2019. Wahooo!By The Bit Effect.
 
It may not have been the most sophisticated of sound chips, but in the right hands, the AY was capable of producing some fantastic 8-bit game music. Join me as I explore some classic tunes – as well as some oddities – from games released on systems as diverse as the ZX Spectrum 128K, MSX2, and the Intellivision! Listen: http://traffic.libsyn.co ...…
 
This month we look back at December 1978, 1988, and 1998. Bushnell gets the boot, Phillips jumps into the cartridge console market, Nintendo stops the Giana Sisters and much, much more! Our sources this month include: http://www.the-nextlevel.com/odyssey2/articles/timeline/index.php https://www.nytimes.com/1978/12/06/archives/technology-the-com ...…
 
In this episode we discuss the classic Sin and Punishment for the N64, as well as have a long and rambling conversation regarding Craig's new Switch. According to the audio up next on Retro Rewind we have [INSERT GAME HERE] which should be great! If you would like to chose a game for us to play hit up the website at www.thebiteffect.com…
 
Craig and Dave take a trip through the meat circus as they discuss Psychonauts, with some added bonus Rhombus of Ruin chat towards the end! The episode runs long but for once we stay on topic!By The Bit Effect.
 
In December we’ve spent a lot of time out in the snow - virtual snow that is. Join us as we discuss this month’s game club game Midwinter by Mike Singleton (of Lords of Midnight fame). The game of the month for January is revealed at the end as usual, as are the candidates for February. Happy New Year Everyone! Help support the Retro Asylum by ...…
 
What does skateboarding have to do with Christmas? Nothing… almost! Links — iTunes | RSS | Facebook | Twitter | WWW | ThrowbackNetwork
 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our listeners. 2018 has been an excellent year and to celebrate we go through our Games of the Year as well as some highs and lows for the year. If you agree, disagree, or just want to get in touch hit us up at www.thebiteffect.com where you can contact us, or even suggest a game for us to play! :)…
 
Join Dave as he closes out the series with a bit of an oddball. Are the changes good, or do they muddy the waters?By The Bit Effect.
 
Seasons greetings! We’ve got a new Expansion Pack with music, both new and old, fitting of the holiday season. With bright synths, bells and occasionally familiar melodies join us as we get ready to ring in the new year. Track List: 0:00:00 Icicle Mines – Stardew Valley (Switch/PS4/XB1 and others) Eric Barone 0:12:18 Winter – Story… Read More »…
 
AJ and Joerg talk to Richie Knucklez who is very famous for his Kong Off events, his skills in repairing Arcades to make them look again like new from factory, and his strong bounds with good old Twin Galaxies, when Walter Day still ran it. We cover everything about arcades in this interview, Twin Galaxies, high score scandals, changes in the s ...…
 
We continue our discussion on Red Dead Redemption 2 by getting right into the middle of it. Join us in this ruckus of a spoiler filled spat. YEEEEHAW If you agree, disagree, or just want to get in touch hit us up at www.thebiteffect.com where you can contact us, or even suggest a game for us to play! :)…
 
Have you been good? Because Matt, Dean, Steve & Mads are back for our Christmas special in which the guys discuss all of the latest retro news, reminisce about Christmas presents of the past and look back at their favourite festive games! Merry Christmas everyone & enjoy the episode!
 
Conventional racing games are fun, but deep down, we all have that urge, that appetite for destruction… why race cars when you can smash them up?! In 1995, Studio 33, Reflections, and Psygnosis came out with Destruction Derby, one of the most visceral and chaotic gaming experiences of console gaming’s fifth generation, kicking off a series that ...…
 
That's right, we are on Red Dead Redemption 2 and it's a rollercoaster ride of feelings as we discuss the mechanics of Red Dead and our initial impressions on the game itself. There are some pros, many cons and some arguments as we get through this one! In part two next week we get in to the nitty gritty of the story! If you agree, disagree, or ...…
 
Illusion City is a cyberpunk JRPG from Microcabin, originally released for the MSX Turbo R in 1991, only in Japan. It was later ported to a number of other systems including the PC98, X68000 and Mega CD over the next few years. The game mechanics are fairly traditional RPG fare of the era, but the graphics, animations and music… Read More »…
 
This pick was Luke's. All he had to do was pick a good game to go back to. Instead he picked one purely to nibble away at what is left of Dave's sanity. If you would like to choose a game to annoy Dave hit us up at www.thebiteffect.comBy The Bit Effect.
 
This is the first episode of Forever Sound Version since I returned from my trip to Japan, where I bought my very own Super Famicom. So… here’s an episode dedicated to Japan-only Super Famicom games! There will be RPGs! There will be mechs! Lock in and enjoy some rare tunes from games like Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin as well as some mini mas ...…
 
Mads and new host Chris Worthington discuss the wonderful PC Engine pinball game Devil's Crush that we have been playing in the gaming club all November. Thanks to our Patreon supporters: Andrew Gilmour Richard May Richard Piper Nick Lees Edward Fitzpatrick Chris Worthington Alistair Downs Retromash Thomas Scoffham Jeremy Shaw Andy Marsh Duncan ...…
 
In an odd turn the we go off topic and discuss not only the later half of Tales but also nostalgia itself. Why do we play old games and how we feel when memories aren't all they are cracked up to be?! A genuine thank you to Austin for this first listener suggested game, you really got us thinking! :) If you would like to suggest a game hit us u ...…
 
Here is a list of the sources I used when researching this month's episode. Atari Coin Connection Volume 2 No. 10, November-December 1978 The Best Games Electronics Can Produce, New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/1978/11/27/archives/the-best-games-electronics-can-produce.html Rusel DeMaria and Johnny Wilson, "High Score! The Illustrated Hi ...…
 
The week Craig and Dave have a bit of an arcade showdown with Namco Museum Volume 2, the second such challenge in the podcast so far! Let's see how they get on with Mappy, Xevious, Gaplus, Super Pac-Man, Grobda and Dragon Buster!By The Bit Effect.
 
Martin Ahman and Joerg talk to Andras Kaptas from the insert-coin.hu Association about the Hungarian C64 and Amiga Gaming Scene and how it came to be behind the iron curtain and how it envolved into creation of independand full price games for these machines long after their lifetimes. Also we talk about preserving the Hungarian videogame cultu ...…
 
Micro Maniacs is an isometric racing game (based on the Micro Machines franchise) for the Game Boy Color, released only in the UK and Australia in 2001. This offshoot originally began on the PlayStation, by Codemasters, but given the popularity of Nintendo’s handhelds, it ended up making a transition to the portable market shortly after.… Read ...…
 
Some people consider it the best of the series, Do the additions to the gameplay and change of engine help or harm the series?By The Bit Effect.
 
PLATO is the great, great, great granddaddy of the online computer network. Developing forums, email, multiplayer networked games, screen sharing, and instant messaging, it is responsible for many of the things we take for granted today. AJ and Joerg take a deep dive with IRATA.ONLINE's Thomas Cherryhomes into why PLATO is as awesome as it is, ...…
 
!!!!SPOILERS!!!! This week the guys continue their discussion on Marvel's Amazing Spider Man on the PS4 by going into depth on the story and their final thoughts. Want to share your thoughts, suggest a game or get in touch? Socials - @thebiteffect Email - thebiteffect@gmail.com Website - http://thebiteffect.com…
 
Spoiler Free! This week the guys give their first impressions and a spoiler free review of Marvel's Amazing Spider Man on the PS4. Want to share your thoughts, suggest a game or get in touch? Socials - @thebiteffect Email - thebiteffect@gmail.com Website - http://thebiteffect.comBy The Bit Effect.
 
We return with our 3rd annual Halloween playlist of spooky video game music! Lots of obscure and great tunes. Also, an announcement about the upcoming 3rd season of Retro Game Audio. You can listen to & download the music-only version of this episode here:https://soundcloud.com/retrogameaudio/halloween-mix-iii-music-only/s-uw4U2Tracklist:Agony ...…
 
The Retro Asylum gaming club game for October 2018 was 720 degrees on the Commodore 64. Join Mads and new RA host Chris Worthington, as they discuss the ins and outs of this 1987 arcade conversion. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum Twitter: @theretroasylum Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://w ...…
 
Onimusha 2 changed a few things for the series, were they changes for the better?By The Bit Effect.
 
How do you keep track of all the different machines released over the years? How do you catalogue different versions of games, down to the different packaging? And how can you ensure that the game you're looking for is real and authentic? Databases, that's how! The guys talk to Fred Fischer from Consolevariations and Armin Hierstetter from Retr ...…
 
Join Dave, Craig and Luke on a trip down bombing lane as they play the every classic and awesome Super Bomberman. This 1993 hit was developed by Produce! (yes with an exclamation mark Dave) on the SNES and has been a regular family go to game for one of the gang.By The Bit Effect.
 
If you’ve been listening to Forever Sound Version for a while, you’ll probably be aware of my love for the Commodore 64. This home computer was one of the most important platforms of the 8-bit era, but its games library isn’t limited to titles released in the 1980s! I’m joined by super special guest Ed Wilson – host of the excellent VGMbassy po ...…
 
As each year, we have been with a booth at the biggest game fair in the world: Gamescom! This is our special episode in which Martin Ahman and Joerg discuss with AJ about the experiences and flair of this year's gamescom, including interviews with creators and publishers about what's coming up for us retro gamers for end of this year and 2019!…
 
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