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Game & Gadget Podcast #36 – New Retro Handheld Under £1, Cost of Retro Tech & More…

Game & Gadget Podcast #36 – New Retro Handheld Under £1, Cost of Retro Tech & More…

Description of Game & Gadget Podcast #36 – New Retro Handheld Under £1, Cost of Retro Tech & More…


I am joined by Tony Warriner who is one of the founders of Revolution Software and Aaron Fothergill previously from Argonaut Games and now with Shifty Eye Games as we discuss more gaming, gadgets and technology both retro and modern.




Topics include:





James’ visit to Tony’s retro computer and console collection




Tony spending money to get his retro collection connected to a modern display – OSSC, RGB cables, power cables etc




Mister FPGA costs versus retro hardware collections




Aaron positive thoughts (and excellent excuses) on the cost of collecting retro hardware




The Atari Falcon, the development kit for the Atari Jaguar




Aaron’s first computer, which he still owns!




Modifying old computers ROM chips and copyright risk




My brand new retro hardware portable device for less than £1




RGB cables everywhere!




The Apple G4 Cube USB flaw




Skiving to get into computer games




The inspiration of the ZX81 and micro computers




My fondness of the Atari 65XE 8-bit computer




Bye bye ICQ




Tony and Aaron invent Code Jenga




Development is hard




Manually typing code from old books and magazines – oh the typos!




Code in books, to disks on magazines to digital DLC




What happens to digital licensed content when you die?




The importance of archiving DLC and game patches




Licensing music for games




The cost of patching a console game




The beauty of Xbox Live Arcade and developing the first games




Playing Xbox Live Arcade version of Golden Eye on an Xbox 360 debug unit





Featured Atari Falcon image By F-Andrey, CC BY 2.0, Link








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