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Retro Asylum - The UK’s No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast

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.
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Dec 26, 2014
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This week see's the Retro Asylum gang out on their Christmas dinner where they discuss games & systems of Christmas past. Dean Swain also has an exclusive chat with Classic Game Room's Mark Bussler and finally we say good bye to Sam aka Mr Sid. Check out our Official Retro Asylum YouTube channel for more retro discussion http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag Main Site Sponsors http://www.playexpo.net For all the latest news on Play Blackpool in May 2015 keep an eye on their site. http://www.funstock.co.uk Loads of excellent gift ideas, from Neo Geo X, JXD Android Gaming Tablet and much more! Get 5% off your order using the discount code ‘asylum’ at checkout. http://www.retrotowers.co.uk The only place to pick up the fantastic Everdrive and retro console cables and peripherals. For 5% off your order use the discount code ‘retroasylum’ at checkout. December Site Sponsors Mark Rung TheRetroHunter Mikey J Hay of Retromash Robert Norton Garry Plowman of Gazzaper Games. If you’d like to sponsor the show please visit our website at retroasylum.com and click the donate button at the bottom of our homepage. Everything pledged goes straight back into maintaining the site, so if you enjoy the show please consider donating. Any feedback is more than welcome and please leave us an iTunes review if you haven’t already.
Dec 12, 2014
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This week Dean Swain and Paul Davies talk about what they’ve been up to and about some of the big retro gaming news stories which have had everyone talking. Also, to celebrate the Playstation One’s 20th birthday they talk about the console’s launch and their memories of those early games. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag Main Site Sponsors Play Expo- http://www.playexpo.net/ Retro Towers http://www.retrotowers.co.uk/ The only place to pick up the fantastic Everdrive and retro console cables and peripherals. Remember to use the code ‘retroasylum’ for an exclusive 5% discount against any order. Funstock http://www.funstock.co.uk/ Home of the JXD7800, Dingo A330, NeoGeoX and stacks of retro gaming merchandise and usb controllers. Remember to use the code ‘asylum’ for an exclusive 5% discount against any order. December Site Sponsors Dino Dini Mark Rung TheRetroHunter Mikey J Hay of Retromash Robert Norton If you’d like to sponsor the show please visit our website at http://www.retroasylum.com and click the donate button at the bottom of our homepage. Everything pledged goes straight back into maintaining the site, so if you enjoy the show please consider donating.
Nov 28, 2014
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This week Dean Swain, Paul Davies, Steve Erickson and our special guest Chris O’Regan, host of Spong.com’s ‘Sausage Factory’ take sides and prepare for battle in our 8 Bit Wars Special. Paul tries to maintain order and decide which comes out top out of the Spectrum, C64 and Amstrad. Will there be 8 bit tears before bedtime?! Be sure to check out the Official Retro Asylum YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag Main Site Sponsors Play Expo- http://www.playexpo.net/ Retro Towers http://www.retrotowers.co.uk/ The only place to pick up the fantastic Everdrive and retro console cables and peripherals. Remember to use the code ‘retroasylum’ for an exclusive 5% discount against any order. Funstock http://www.funstock.co.uk/ Home of the JXD7800, Dingo A330, NeoGeoX and stacks of retro gaming merchandise and usb controllers. Remember to use the code ‘asylum’ for an exclusive 5% discount against any order. November Site Sponsors Dino Dini Mark Rung TheRetroHunter Anthony Tillet Matthew Clarke If you’d like to sponsor the show please visit our website at retroasylum.com and click the donate button at the bottom of our homepage. Everything pledged goes straight back into maintaining the site, so if you enjoy the show please consider donating.
Nov 13, 2014
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In this episode Paul Monaghan and Phil Hockaday sit down and discuss their weekend at Play Expo 2014 in Manchester that took place last month as well as general retro chat. Also we have a round table discussion that was recorded live from Play on the Saturday which features a well known voice... Check out our Official Retro Asylum YouTube channel for more retro discussion https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag November Sponsors: Play Expo - http://www.playexpo.net/ For all the latest news on Play Blackpool in May 2015 keep an eye on their site. Funstock - http://www.funstock.co.uk/ Loads of excellent gift ideas for Christmas here, from Neo Geo X, JXD Android Gaming Tablet and much more! Get 5% off your order using the discount code 'asylum' at checkout Retro Towers - http://www.retrotowers.co.uk/ The only place to pick up the fantastic Everdrive and retro console cables and peripherals. For 5% off your order use the discount code 'retroasylum' at checkout. Dino Dini - legendary game producer of the Kick Off and Goal series. Follow Dino on Twitter @dndn1011 Retromash Mark Rung TheRetroHunter Anthony Tillet Matthew Clarke
Oct 31, 2014
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It's the one that you've all been waiting for! The Retro Asylum Podcast Show reaches it's 100th episode and celebrates in style. We have exclusive interviews with the editor of Retro Gamer Magazine, Darren Jones and Paul Jenkinson, creator of YouTube hit The Spectrum Show. Dean Swain brags about his latest pick up, an un-used boxed rubber keyed ZX Spectrum whilst Paul Monaghan gets confused between Starwars & Doctor Who. We catch up with past hosts of the show plus we have an exclusive song by the legend that is Dino Dini! Massive thanks to all our wonderful sponsors and to Phil Hockaday for the superb cover artwork! Be sure to check out the Official Retro Asylum YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag Big thanks to all our wonderful sponsors and to Phil Hockaday for the EXCELLENT cover artwork! Main Site Sponsors http://www.playexpo.net http://www.funstock.co.uk Home of the Dingo A330, NeoGeoX and stacks of retro gaming merchandise and usb controllers. Remember to use the code ‘asylum’ for an exclusive 5% discount against any order. http://www.retrotowers.co.uk The only place to pick up the fantastic Everdrive and retro console cables and peripherals. October Site Sponsors Dino Dini- legendary game producer of the Kick Off and Goal series. Follow Dino on Twitter @dndn1011 Mark Rung Sean Higgins Michael Keith Rich King Retro Jamie Battison Phil Cave Blake Brett Michael Hay Any feedback is more than welcome and please leave us an iTunes review if you haven’t already.
Oct 16, 2014
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This week Paul Davies and Dean Swain get back our roots and have a big old retro gaming chat about anything and everything. This includes what to expect in our bumper 100th episode, the recent EGX event at Earl’s Court, their favourite retro multi-player games, gaming shop stories and why Dean can’t hack joystick wagglers! We grab the chance to sit down again with movie makers Anthony and Nicola Caulfield following the successful release of their movie ‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ an ode the wonderful back story of the UK gaming industry. Finally we meet up with Spanish game Dev Nachobeard at EGX to talk about his current games which have a retro heritage and also about the retro gaming scene back in his homeland. Be sure to check out the Official Retro Asylum YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag Main Site Sponsors Play Expo- http://www.playexpo.net/ Retro Towers http://www.retrotowers.co.uk/ The only place to pick up the fantastic Everdrive and retro console cables and peripherals. Remember to use the code ‘retroasylum’ for an exclusive 5% discount against any order. Funstock http://www.funstock.co.uk/ Home of the Dingo A330, NeoGeoX and stacks of retro gaming merchandise and usb controllers. Remember to use the code ‘asylum’ for an exclusive 5% discount against any order. October Site Sponsors Dino Dini- legendary game producer of the Kick Off and Goal series. Follow Dino on Twitter @dndn1011 Mark Rung Sean Higgins Michael Keith Rich King Retro Jamie Battison Phil Cave Blake Brett Michael Hay
Oct 2, 2014
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Welcome to episode 98 of the UK’s No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast. In this episode, Sam (mrsid), Steve (press play on tape) and Paul (the drisk) chat through the history of budget game kings, Mastertronic. In this third in the series or our company history podcasts, we chat about key games, milestones in the companies history and have some amazing listener contributions. If that wasn’t enough, we have even produced a History of Mastertronic PDF for you to download which includes loads more detail. Huge thanks to Paul for putting this together. Enjoy! View it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzvd4KYph8BNblFWelJrOXlDZkk/edit?usp=sharing Big thanks to all our wonderful sponsors and to Phil Hockaday for the EXCELLENT cover artwork! Dino Dino Play Expo Retro Tower Funstock Mark Rung Michael J Hay The Retro Hunter Stelios The Drisk Any feedback is more than welcome and please leave us an iTunes review if you haven’t already.
Sep 25, 2014
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Paul Driscoll AKA TheDrisk managed to interview legendary game developers John and Ste Pickford about their illustrious gaming history, going through such classics as Feud, Zub, Plok! to name but a few. I hope you enjoy the podcast and find it as interesting as I found it when doing it. Check Out John and Ste Plok! cartoon they are now doing, as a regular patreon of the cartoon and donating towards it, I can say it is a great cartoon and one people who love video games will really enjoy. To see the cartoons please go here... http://www.patreon.com/plok Main Site Sponsors http://www.playexpo.net is returning to Manchester’s EventCity for its third successive year. Taking place 11th and 12th October 2014. http://www.funstock.co.uk Home of the Dingo A330, NeoGeoX and stacks of retro gaming merchandise and usb controllers. Remember to use the code ‘asylum’ for an exclusive 5% discount against any order. http://www.retrotowers.co.uk The only place to pick up the fantastic Everdrive and retro console cables and peripherals. September Site Sponsors Dino Dini- legendary game producer of the Kick Off and Goal series. Follow Dino on Twitter @dndn1011 Stelios Michal J Hay TheRetroHunter Keep it retro...
Sep 18, 2014
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In this episode Paul Monaghan takes a walk down memory lane to discuss his arcade memories. Starting out in the 80's up to today, a lot of classic machines are discussed. Members of the team also discuss what they loved about the arcades. As well as this is an interview with Paul Bratt from Paul's Custom Cabs who makes an excellent range of custom made bartop arcade machines to order. Check out https://www.facebook.com/pauls.customcabs?fref=ts https://www.facebook.com/ABeadsCStart - for a great charity raffle run by a friend of our show. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag Main Site Sponsors Play Expo- http://www.playexpo.net/ Play Expo is returning to Manchester’s EventCity for its third successive year. Taking place 11th and 12th October 2014. Funstock http://www.funstock.co.uk/ Home of the Dingo A330, NeoGeoX and stacks of retro gaming merchandise and usb controllers. Remember to use the code ‘asylum’ for an exclusive 5% discount against any order. Retro Towers http://www.retrotowers.co.uk/ The only place to pick up the fantastic Everdrive and retro console cables and peripherals. September Site Sponsors Dino Dini- legendary game producer of the Kick Off and Goal series. Follow Dino on Twitter @dndn1011 Stelios Michael J Hay TheRetroHunter Finally thank you to Trish Bertram for our new LWT intro, her website is http://www.trishbertram.com/
Sep 5, 2014
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In Episode 96 of the UK's Number 1 Retro Gaming Podcast, we welcome a new Co-Host Phil Hockaday aka @Last1up Phil joins Ally for a retro banter and pick up's before they move onto the show's main topic which is all about SNK and specifically the enigma of a console the Neo Geo AES. There is also a bonus interview by Paul M with the mega talented beads artist A Beads C Start. Make sure you listen to it at the end of the Podcast as A Beads C Start is running a charity competition where you could win a one of a kind piece of bead art. Thanks for listening!
Aug 21, 2014
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Welcome to episode 95 of the UK's No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast show. This week we have a jam packed episode for you. MrSid talks about the C64 scene, Steve buys a sexy spectrum, Paul M talks cover disks and finally, we have the podcast that we recorded live from Revival earlier this month. Once again, a huge thanks to Chris and the Revival team for an awesome weekend. Any feedback, let us know on the Retro Asylum forums at www.retroasylum.com Useful show links http://www.lemon64.com http://www.c64endings.freeolamail.com http://www.c64.com http://www.hvsc.c64.org http://www.gamesthatwerent.com http://commodoreformat.wordpress.com http://www.zzap64.co.uk http://csdb.dk Also, don't forget to download issue 4 of RESET magazine: http://reset.cbm8bit.com Main Site Sponsors Revival Retro Events: http://www.revivalretroevents.com Play Expo: http://www.playexpo.net/ Play Expo is returning to Manchester’s EventCity for its third successive year. Taking place 11th and 12th October 2014. Funstock: http://www.funstock.co.uk/ Home of the Dingo A330, NeoGeoX and stacks of retro gaming merchandise and usb controllers. Remember to use the code ‘asylum’ for an exclusive discount against any order. Retro Towers: http://www.retrotowers.co.uk/ The only place to pick up the fantastic Everdrive and retro console cables and peripherals. August Site Sponsors Dino Dini- legendary game producer of the Kick Off and Goal series. Follow Dino on Twitter @dndn1011 Michael Keith Mads Kristensen Blake Brett TheRetroHunter
Aug 12, 2014
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Episode 94.5- The Retro Asylum Meets John Romero. Paul Davies caught up with John Romero at his recent visit to the Revival 2014 retro gaming event on 9-10 August 2014. During the interview John talks about what making games means to him, what Doom’s legacy is for modern developers, Daikatana’s marketing, how he’d change modern day shooters and how Doom’s shareware model back in the day is replicated in today’s free to play market. John also settles the score on the rumours following his recent Facebook check-in. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did making it!
Aug 7, 2014
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This week Paul Davies and Dean Swain take a walk through the most controversial retro video games ever made. From the beginnings with Death Race through Friday 13th and Sam Fox Strip Poker all the way up to Thrill Kill we delve into the games whose content caused hysteria in the public consciousness. In the middle section Paul Monaghan talks through his love for Dungeon Master and the memories the famous maze crawler offers. In the final segment the Retro Hunter dusts off his fedora and takes us through his latest retro gaming pick-ups. Be sure to check out the Official Retro Asylum YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag Main Site Sponsors Play Expo- http://www.playexpo.net/ Play Expo is returning to Manchester’s EventCity for its third successive year. Taking place 11th and 12th October 2014. Funstock http://www.funstock.co.uk/ Home of the Dingo A330, NeoGeoX and stacks of retro gaming merchandise and usb controllers. Remember to use the code ‘asylum’ for an exclusive discount against any order. Retro Towers http://www.retrotowers.co.uk/ The only place to pick up the fantastic Everdrive and retro console cables and peripherals. August Site Sponsors Dino Dini- legendary game producer of the Kick Off and Goal series. Follow Dino on Twitter @dndn1011 Michael Keith Mads Kristensen Blake Brett TheRetroHunter
Jul 25, 2014
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Today we try a slightly new magazine style format with the podcast. Foggy talks about his love for the Mattell Intellivision , the console that lost out to the atari 2600 in the 1st console wars. Matt Denaris has a ramble about F1 and asks YOU to get involved ! Mrsid tells us about his Commodore 64 pickups , announces the donkey kong compition winner and reviews the game Hunter's Moon on the c64. Also music from thing on a spring on the c64 and the intellivision song from intellivision lives on the ps2 All that plus Foggy and Swainy have problems trying to pic up a copy of manic miner! links mentioned on the show - The intellivisionaries podcast - http://intellivisionaries.com/ Intellivision lives - http://www.intellivisionlives.com/ As always many thanks to our sponsors - Dino Dini, Play Expo, Retro Towers, Mikey J Hay, John Stratford, The Drisk, TheRetroHunter, Rich King Retro and www.funstock.co.uk
Jul 10, 2014
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Welcome to episode 92 of the UK’s No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast. In this episode, Sam (mrsid), Steve (press play on tape) and Paul (the drisk) chat through the history of gaming powerhouse Psygnosis. This is the follow up to our History of Ocean podcast and similar to that, we chat about key games, milestones in the companies history and have some amazing listener contributions. If that wasn't enough, we have even produced a History of Psygnosis PDF for you to download which includes loads more detail. Huge thanks to Paul for putting this together. Enjoy! View it here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bzvd4KYph8BNUkZla1huWjJqdmM/edit Also, don’t forget to enter our competition to win a copy of Donkey Kong on the C64. All you have to do is email sam@retroasylum.com the answer to this question and I will randomly select a name out of the hat at the end of the month. Question: In Donkey Kong what is the name of Mario’s girlfriend he is trying to save? Thanks to @aaronub4t for the kind donation of this game. Cheers Aaron! Big thanks to all our wonderful sponsors and to Phil Hockaday for the EPIC cover artwork! Dino Dino Play Expo Retro Tower Funstock Michael J Hay The Retro Hunter John Stratford The Drisk Any feedback is more than welcome and please leave us an iTunes review if you haven't already.
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