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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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Apr 26, 2018

In this special and slightly different episode Paul Davies and Chris O'Regan are fresh from EGX Rezzed 2018 and want to talk about all the games there that had a retro developer, inlfuence or mechanic. There were a stack of games at Rezzed this year that fitted one or more of these categories!

Games discussed:

Dead Cells
Hollowpoint
Huntdown
MaoMao Castle
Planet Alpha
Rogue Aces
Travis Strikes Again
Shaq Fu
Phoenix Point
Onrush

Outro music: Zero Zero- Zeroxed

Apr 6, 2018

Matt, Steve and Mads come together to discuss the gaming club game of March 2018: Worms for the Amiga by Team 17.

Once again, massive thanks to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Richard May
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Andrew Marsh
Tom Potter
Chris Mcgilvray
Patrick Fürst
Stephen Stuttard
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Jonathan Quilter
Blake Brett
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke
Retro Man Cave

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Mar 29, 2018

Chris and Paul catch up with Paul Rose to talk gaming TV, Digitiser The Show and Biffo’s return to Revival 2018.

A massive thanks to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Richard May
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Andrew Marsh
Tom Potter
Chris Mcgilvray
Patrick Fürst
Stephen Stuttard
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Jonathan Quilter
Blake Brett
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke
Retro Man Cave

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Mar 23, 2018

Dean Swain & Chris O'Regan are back with all of the latest retro gaming related news, answering your #askRA questions and discussing joysticks, control pads and all manor of input devices.

A massive thanks to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Richard May
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Andrew Marsh
Tom Potter
Chris Mcgilvray
Patrick Fürst
Stephen Stuttard
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Jonathan Quilter
Blake Brett
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke
Retro Man Cave

 

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Mar 9, 2018

Steve Erickson & Mads Kristensen talk to Juan J. Martinez about his most recent games and how it is to develop modern games for the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and the Commodore 64.

 

As usual, a massive thanks to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Richard May
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Andrew Marsh
Tom Potter
Chris Mcgilvray
Patrick Fürst
Stephen Stuttard
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Jonathan Quilter
Blake Brett
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke
Retro Man Cave

 

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Feb 18, 2018

Episode 178 sees Paul and Chris take a trip to the Dark Side with Star Wars actor Christian Simpson. No we don’t mean the C64, but Christian is famous for standing in for Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker and also Episode I’s Gavyn Sykes among many other roles across the Star Wars film and game universe.

We chat with Christian about his film work and how he now doubles down on his love of micros and his growing presence in the community through his burgeoning retro maintenance videos.

You can follow Christian’s work in a recording-breaking number of places:

www.patreon.com/perifractic

www.youtube.com/perifractic

www.twitter.com/chrisimpsonline

www.facebook.com/chrisimpsonline

https://plus.google.com/+chrisimpsonline

KYBER KYBER!!

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

 

 

Feb 4, 2018

We catch up with Dean Swain, Paul Davies & Chris O'Regan as they answer another round of #askRA questions plus Dean & Paul play four Commodore 64 games picked at random in the debut of our new "Lucky Dip" feature.

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

Jan 22, 2018

Chris O'Regan talk's to Greg Caldwell of Retrotainment on creating new games such as the Haunted Halloween series for the Nintendo Entertainment System and other platforms plus they discuss future projects from Retrotainment.

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

Dec 19, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls it’s time for the Retro Asylum 2017 Christmas Special!

Join the team, friends and the RA community as they talk about their favourite retro gaming Christmas memories. There’s fun, quizzes and hilarity galore as we close out 2017 in the only way we know.

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

Nov 26, 2017

Matt Wlsher, Steve Erickson & Mads Kristensen play nine beautiful looking Commodore Amiga games but do the games play as good as they look?

A massive thanks as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

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The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

 

Oct 25, 2017

Matt Wilsher talks to Andy Roberts on how he got into magazie & game publishing, the rebirth of Thalamus, Hunters Moon Remastered and a whole lot more!

Hunter's Moon Remastered Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thalamusdigital/hunters-moon-remastered

TA massive thanks as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

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The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Oct 21, 2017

Paul and Chris were kindly invited to The Science Museum to attend the launch night for year two of their Power Up event. We had a chance to speak with Mark Cutmore, the Science Museum's Head of Commercial Enterprises about how the event came about and what visitors can expect to see.

Power Up is a fantastic installation which celebrates the joy of gaming, with over 180 playable computers and consoles spanning 40 years of gaming. It runs from 20-31 October and for more info and ticket details visit:

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/power-up

A huge thanks to Dave Moore for helping with arrangements.

Thanks yet again as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Oct 12, 2017

We host a podcast mash-up with David Turner and Andi Hamilton about their gaming back stories and retro gaming’s resurgence.

As always, a massive thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Sep 28, 2017

Steve Erickson & Matt Wilsher delve into the tricky topic of emulation and discuss what emulators they use and recommend plus a whole lot more!

Again, a massive thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Aug 27, 2017

Mads Kristensen & Chris O'Regan rewind back to the early 1990's to fire up their 486's, talk a load of DOS and play Infogrames Alone In The Dark.

Once again a huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

Aug 12, 2017

Retro Asylum finally succumbs to listener pressure as Mads Kristensen & Steve Erickson delve into the NEC PC Engine console range and play some of the systems top games.

Show Links

To book tickets for "The Arcade Experience" event that is taking place in Cambridge on 2nd Of September 2017 please visit: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/43848/The-Arcade-Experience-Saturday-2nd-September/

If you are interested in the "Games For Atari: 1977 to 1995" Kickstarter project, please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/993169463/games-for-atari-1977-to-1995

Once again a huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

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Jul 24, 2017

Paul Davies & Dean Swain play one of the hottest consoles of the early 1980's that played host to a ton of quality arcade conversions, namely the CBS Colecovision - A console that for it's time had superb graphics & sound but fell victim of the American games crash of 1983. Plus, there's a round up of all of the latest retro gaming news and more answers revealed in the latest section of Ask RA.

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

<strong>Richard Pipes
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather</strong>

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

Jul 4, 2017

Mads Kristensen and Chris O'Regan take a retrospective look at the Discworld games from the mid 1990's and discuss point & click adventures in general.

Show links:

Hipolito Pichardo Twitch Channel: https://m.twitch.tv/hipolitopichardo?desktop-redirect=true

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

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Jun 20, 2017

After a short break following our Revival 2017 specials, Dean Swain & Chris O'Regan return to take a fascinating look back at Atari's much maligned range of 16 bit computers. 

The guys also discuss all of the latest news of the retro gaming scene including the reveal of Nintendo's lost arcade game "Sky Skipper" and much much more!

Show Links:

For more information on the SkySkipper project, please visit: https://www.skyskipperproject.com/

For the latest news on the Atari Box, checkout https://www.ataribox.com/

For more information on the Retron 77 console, please visit: https://www.hyperkin.com/

For more information on the SNES30 control pad, please visit: http://www.8bitdo.com/

To order a Spectrum Next, please visit: http://www.specnext.com/

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

Jun 2, 2017

So here it is, the grand finale of our Revival 2017 panels is here and it’s time for our talk with Paul Rose aka your friend and ours Mr Biffo.

Paul Davies finally got his childhood dream of chatting on stage with the man behind the Teletext screen to not only get some great Digi stories, but also chat about Paul’s new video project Found Footage. So if you want to know about the Digitiser ‘French Book’ that was never aired or learn about new characters ‘Manorak’ and ‘Manbag’ then you’ve come to the right place!


Find out all about Digitiser 2000 here: http://www.digitiser2000.com/
and Found Footage here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdMWnD7qCz4Y7FbbbfyDq5g

For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events visit: http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

May 30, 2017

Our penultimate Revival 2017 audio podcast is our much-anticipated Rare panel featuring Kev Bayliss, Chris Marlow and Sean Pile talking about their work at the legendary development house.

The panel was hosted by former Rare staffer and host of the Cane and Rinse podcast, Darren Gargette. Being such a Rare fan we knew that Darren was the perfect host to get the best from the guys and boy were we right!

This is an absolute treasure for fans of Rare’s canon of work.

Find out all about Cane and Rinse here: https://caneandrinse.com

For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events visit: http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

May 28, 2017

Almost a year to the day since Henrique Olifiers brought the Spectrum Next prototype and his grand idea to our 2016 panel, Jim Bagley joins Dean Swain and Paul Jenkinson (from The Spectrum Show) to talk about the Spectrum Next, Jim’s ideas that are now part of the project and its phenomenal Kickstarter campaign.

Be sure to check out The Spectrum Show: http://www.thespectrumshow.co.uk/

For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events visit: http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk/

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

May 26, 2017

Our Gremlin panel at Revival 2017 sees Mark Hardisty talking with Mike Lister and Rich Stevenson about their development careers at Gremlin and their journey to the software house via Alligator, Hi Tech and Bizarre Developments among others.

If you ever wanted to hear the origin story for BMX Ninja’s then this is the podcast for you! ;)

For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events check out: 

http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk/

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

May 24, 2017

After an 18 year hiatus Dave Perry roared back to the retro gaming scene at Revival 2017. Join Paul Davies as he and the Revival audience hear all about Dave’s career and adventures as a true icon of a UK video gaming generation.

For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events check out: http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk/

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

 

May 22, 2017

With the dust settling on an incredible Revival 2017, the team sit down with Craig Turner and Jim Bagley to chat about all the fun that was had by all of us who attended the two-day retro gaming blowout.

For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events check out:

http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk

Huge thanks and a name check to our Patreon supporters:

Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

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