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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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Nov 6, 2015

The Bitmap Brothers were UK gaming’s first Rockstars. They appeared in our computer magazines looking more suited to the cover of NME rather than the bedroom coders we’d become accustomed to. Their video games had a look and style all of their own that when combined with their cutting edge dance music collaborations and savvy marketing created not only a loyal following among gamers but also influenced future generations of game makers. In this episode we focus on their 16-bit era and the games which dominated not only our gaming memories but also the charts and award ceremonies of the time. We couldn’t let such legendary game makers go by without marking the occasion as best we could. So, the Drisk has been at it again created another huge 222 page companion book which goes into even deeper detail about the games, stories and images around the Bitmap Brothers’ canon. You can download the book for free from castaway.media/retroasylum

Oct 29, 2015

This episode of Bytesize has a real pick and mix flavour about it. In summary just think of a mash-up of Dizzy driving a Ferrari down the freeway being chased by zombie dogs full to the brim with t-Virus. In more detail this means we have Paul Davies talking on the Oliver Twins’ Kickstarter book launch, the Drisk gets into his favourite game of all time Out Run and James Kent talks spooky goings on in his gaming past. Sound good? Of course it does. So sit down and get comfy as we blast this pod squarely in your face.

 

Oct 23, 2015

In Celebration of Halloween the retro hosts Paul Driscoll, Steve Erickson and Matt Lamborne set to work through some spooky themed games... Don't forget to join us on the Retro Asylum forums under Retro Asylum Podcasts & Feedback to see detailed show notes with gameplay links to all the games discussed - http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php Thanks to all of you who kindly sponsored Retro Asylum this month. Hope you all enjoy and Happy Halloween!

Oct 19, 2015

We all know that the UK retro gaming community is one of the most active and knowledgeable around, but how much do you know about the retro scene across Europe? Heidi aka stopxwhispering hops on our second Bytesize episode to talk about her huge retro collection and to drop some knowledge on Sweden's huge retro scene and its special attachment to Nintendo. We talk collecting, games and we even get into some N-Gage talk. Literally nothing is off limits for the Retro Asylum. You can keep up with Heidi via her website www.retro-video-gaming.com and Twitter @Retro_Game_Blog

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Oct 8, 2015

The circle is almost complete as we present the third and final episode of Star Wars video game trilogy. Once again, we’re joined by Matt and Chris from Neozaz’s Star Wars in Character podcast to help us bring things home. Episode three takes us from the Playstation stinker Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi through to our final game, the Lego Star Wars series. We discuss how the later games began to deliver an authentic movie experience over their 8-bit predecessors. Remember, these special shows come with a huge 266 page companion book which goes into even further detail about the games, stories and images from the greatest movie licence in the galaxy. You can download the book for free here. You can follow Star Wars in Character on Twitter via @swicpodcast or visit their website at http://www.neozaz.com.

Oct 2, 2015

We’re joined again by our good friends from Neozaz’s Star Wars in Character podcast for the second instalment of our epic Star Wars Video Game Trilogy. Episode two takes us from the release of the Star Wars cartoon spin-off Droids on the ZX Spectrum through to the acclaimed Dark Forces games on the PC and Playstation. Also, much like the Empire Strikes Back this episode ends with everyone wondering just what will happen next.... Remember, these special shows come with a huge 266 page companion book which goes into even further detail about the games, stories and images from the greatest movie licence in the galaxy. Find details on castaway.media/retroasylum You can follow Star Wars in Character on Twitter via @swicpodcast or visit their website at http://www.neozaz.com.

Sep 29, 2015

In the first of a new series, Dean Swain talks to event host & event organizer Craig Turner about Revival 2015 which is taking place this November in the Midlands. Dean & Craig also discuss arcade collecting and the current state of the arcade industry.

Sep 24, 2015

We’re joined by our guests from Neozaz’s Star Wars in Character podcast for the first part of our epic Star Wars Video Game Trilogy. Over the next three episodes we embark on the largest review of Star Wars video games ever undertaken. This means we don’t just discuss the greatest games based on the films but we also delve into the garbage compactor to rip into the rotten ones too. Episode one takes us from the release of the first Star Wars game, The Empire Strikes Back on Atari’s 2600 console through to Namco’s Star Wars game released on the Nintendo Famicom. Of course, as well as lots of game chat we all share our experiences of playing the games and being huge Star Wars fans as we grew up on different sides of the Atlantic. This epic trilogy also comes with a huge 266 page companion book which goes into even further detail about the games, stories and images from the greatest movie licence in the galaxy. You can download the book for free here. You can follow Star Wars in Character on Twitter via @swicpodcast or visit their website at http://www.neozaz.com.

Sep 12, 2015

We’re knee deep in the dead with our in-depth review of PC First Person shooters and how they shaped the future video gaming landscape.

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Aug 28, 2015

Episode 124 is part 2 of our special interview with Lorne Lanning, gaming legend and all round dude. Part 1 is in episode 123, available on iTunes or via castaway.media/retroasylum

For the lowdown on ‘New and Tasty’ and the ways you can buy the Oddworld games head over to: http://www.oddworld.com/

Please remember to give us your vote for ‘Best Video Game Podcast’ in the UK Podcaster Awards Vote here: newmediaeurope.com

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Aug 21, 2015

Episode 123 is part 1 of our special interview with Lorne Lanning, gaming legend and all round dude. Lorne is best known for heading up Oddworld Inhabitants, home of the Oddworld game series.

For the lowdown on ‘New and Tasty’ and the ways you can buy the Oddworld games head over to: http://www.oddworld.com/

Please remember to give us your vote for ‘Best Video Game Podcast’ in the UK Podcaster Awards Vote here: newmediaeurope.com

Finalist Voting Period Closes: 31st August 2015 at 23:59 (BST)

So remember… VOTE RETRO ASYLUM FOR BEST UK VIDEO GAMES PODCAST!!!

Aug 7, 2015

Steve Erickson jumps into the hot seat for this episode of Retro Asylum, the team are also joined by Chris O’Regan of “The Sausage Factory” fame as they look at the Amstrad CPC range of computers and a few CPC games along the way too.

 

Aug 5, 2015
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Paul & Dean have a couple of bits of news regarding the Retro Asylum podcast show. Please do listen, as it's rather important stuff! Firstly, the Retro Asylum podcast has reached the finals in the video games category of the UK Podcasters Awards. If you enjoy the show then please give us a vote: http://newmediaeurope.com/2015/uk-podcasters-awards-the-nominations-are-in/?utm_content=buffer53224&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Secondly Retro Asylum is leaving Podomatic and is becoming part of the Castaway Media Network: http://castaway.media/ Please stay tuned to www.retroasylum.com or follow our Twitter account @retroasylum1 for further details.
Jul 24, 2015
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Episode 121 is our special interview with the Godfather of football management games, Kevin Toms. We talk with Kevin about his first steps in game making, his games and the new IOS game Kevin Toms Football. Also in this episode Dean and Paul chat about what’s been happening, answer your questions in ‘Ask RA’ and run through the avalanche of retro crowd funding projects that are out there right now. Kevin Toms blog: http://blog.kevintoms.com/ Kevin Toms Football App Store link: https://appsto.re/gb/H9fN6.i Main Site Sponsors http://www.playexpo.net For all the latest news on Play Margate. http://funstock.co.uk Loads of excellent gift ideas here, from the 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. July site Sponsors- Nicholas Lees, Garron Tungate, John McManus, Michael Keith, Retrotowers.co.uk, Retromash.com. 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. Any feedback is more than welcome and please leave us an iTunes review to help us spread the word to all the Retromaniacs out there.
Jul 17, 2015
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Episode 120 is our special coverage of the official launch of the ZX Spectrum Vega console. SMS Electronics gave us exclusive behind the scenes access to the console’s manufacturing process and we spoke to the key people responsible for bringing this project to life. We speak with Chris Smith, Chief Technical Officer and David Levy, Chairman of Retro Computers. So, if you had any questions about the Vega here’s where you’ll find the answer. The home of the Sinclair Vega- http://zxvega.co.uk/ Twitter- @sinclairzxvega SMS Electronics- http://www.smselectronics.co.uk/ Twitter- @SMSElectronics Main Site Sponsors http://www.playexpo.net For all the latest news on Play Margate. http://funstock.co.uk Loads of excellent gift ideas here, from the 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. July site Sponsors- Nicholas Lees, Garron Tungate, John McManus, Michael Keith, Retrotowers.co.uk, Retromash.com. 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. Any feedback is more than welcome and please leave us an iTunes review to help us spread the word to all the Retromaniacs out there.
Jul 10, 2015
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Dean and Paul deliver a news and info update as well as bringing focus to an often-overlooked system, the Sharp X68000. The Retro Asylum has been listed in the Video Games category of the prestigious 2015 UK Podcaster Awards! We want to really encourage every member of our awesome community to help us be in with a chance of winning the award by voting for us on the dedicated page: http://ukpodcasters.com/directory/podcast/uk-retro-gaming-podcast-games-culture-curators/ Nine Worlds on 7-9 August 2015. It’s about gaming, film, cosplay, fandom, literature, science, geek culture, meeting people and having a really big party: https://nineworlds.co.uk/ Sharp X68000, XM6 Pro68k emulator: http://mijet.eludevisibility.org/XM6%20Pro-68k/XM6%20Pro-68k.html Sinclair Vega: http://www.retro-computers.co.uk/ Jump on our forums for stacks of retro chat: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php Check out our Official Retro Asylum YouTube channel to see the team playing and review the best retro games out there! http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag Main Site Sponsors http://www.playexpo.net For all the latest news on Play Margate keep an eye on their site. http://www.funstock.co.uk Loads of excellent gift ideas here, 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. July site Sponsors- Dino Dini, Mads Kristensen, Nicholas Lees, Darron Tungate, John McManus, Michael Keith, Retrotowers.co.uk, Retromash.com. 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.
Jul 5, 2015
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The Retro Asylum has been listed in the Video Games category of the prestigious 2015 UK Podcaster Awards! We’re extremely proud of our show and making the finalist list and receiving credit for our hard work and love for retro gaming culture would mean a great deal to us. We want to really encourage every member of our awesome community to help us be in with a chance of winning the award by voting for us on the dedicated page below: http://ukpodcasters.com/directory/podcast/uk-retro-gaming-podcast-games-culture-curators/ The nomination process only takes a few moments and you can do so by using your email, facebook or Google accounts. The voting for finalists runs until the end of July so please get voting now for the RA Team! More information is available via the UK Podcaster Awards page and our website: http://ukpodcasters.com/uk-podcasters-awards/ http://retroasylum.com/retro-asylum-nominated-for-the-uks-podcasters-awards/
Jun 26, 2015
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The Drisk and special guest Alex Mort of Retro Game Squad get to grips with Nintendo’ legendary ol’ grey toaster, the NES. Retro Game Squad: http://www.retrogamesquad.com/ Game Over by David Sheff: https://archive.org/details/Game_Over_1999_Cyberactive_Publishing It’s Behind You by Bob Pape: http://bizzley.com/ Jump on our forums for stacks of retro chat: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php Check out our Official Retro Asylum YouTube channel to see the team playing and review the best retro games out there! http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag Main Site Sponsors http://www.playexpo.net For all the latest news on Play Margate keep an eye on their site. http://www.funstock.co.uk Loads of excellent gift ideas here, 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. June site Sponsors- Dino Dini, Mads Kristensen, Nicholas Lees, Darron Tungate, John McManus, Michael Keith, Retrotowers.co.uk, Retromash.com. 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.
Jun 12, 2015
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Dean, Paul and Matt get together to talk about the other retro sports games that don’t often grab the back pages. We defy you to find another gaming podcast that gives as much time to the Hacky Sack! 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 Margate keep an eye on their site. http://www.funstock.co.uk Loads of excellent gift ideas here, 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. June site Sponsors- Nicholas Lees, Darron Tungate, John McManus, Michael Keith, Retrotowers.co.uk, Retromash.com. 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. DRISKY!
May 28, 2015
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The Drisk, Ally and Steve Press Play on Tape© chat about all things Master System in a Sega 8-bit special! 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 Margate keep an eye on their site. http://www.funstock.co.uk Loads of excellent gift ideas here, 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. May Site Sponsors Sigma Data Solutions, Darran Tungate, Adam Tree, RetroMash, Michael Keith and bitmapbooks.co.uk. 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 a '5 gold stars!' iTunes review if you haven’t already.
May 15, 2015
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Retro Asylum jumps into the ring as Matt & Darren go on a mission to seek out the best wrestling games out there! 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 Margate keep an eye on their site. http://www.funstock.co.uk Loads of excellent gift ideas here, 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. May Site Sponsors Sigma Data Solutions Darron Tungate Adam Tree RetroMash Michael Keith Bitmapbooks.co.uk 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.
May 8, 2015
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Episode 114 see's the Retro Asylum team meet up at Play Blackpool where the guys interview the Oliver Twins and discuss a lot more than the Dizzy series. 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 Margate keep an eye on their site. http://www.funstock.co.uk Loads of excellent gift ideas here, 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. May Site Sponsors Sigma Data Solutions Darren Tungate Adam Tree RetroMash Michael Keith 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.
May 1, 2015
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Retro Asylum goes to the movies with TheDrisk in charge of tickets and Matt Lambourne armed with the popcorn as the guys look back at a bunch of movie licensed video games! Show Notes Way to legally watch the documentary: Atari Game Over - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/atarigameover Instructions to get Blade Runner working: http://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2014/03/05/blade-runner/ Indepth movie licensed game thread: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2765&p=18103&hilit=movies#p17956 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 here, 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. May Site Sponsors Sigma Data Solutions Darren Tungate Adam Tree RetroMash Michael Keith 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.
Apr 17, 2015
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Episode 112 of the Retro Asylum sees Swainy, Paul and the Drisk get to grips with Nintendo’s classic N64 console. They talk about its history, games and the impact it made as part of the advent of 3D gaming. 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.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. http://www.funstock.co.uk Loads of excellent gift ideas here, from Neo Geo X, JXD Android Gaming Tablet and much more! Get 5% off your order using the discount code ‘asylum’ at checkout. Thanks to this month’s community sponsors- Sam Dyer, Shaun Higgins, Garron Tungate, Retro Towers, Retromash and Alan Flanagan. 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 welcome and please take to the to leave us an iTunes review if you haven’t done so already.
Apr 2, 2015
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Dean Swain & Paul Davies return in what can only be described as the most strange episode of the show so far. The guys somehow manage to crash a jet and end up stranded on a desert island with only a handful of retro systems and games to keep themselves entertained. Check out our Official Retro Asylum YouTube channel for more retro discussion http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag For more information on the Hello Ranbow album by YamaYama, visit http://www.yamayamatheband.com/
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