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

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May 11, 2016

In this episode of Retro Asylum Dean Swain, Matt Wilsher & Steve Erickson discuss the newly announced ZX Spectrum Next, THE 64 & SEGA Megadrive Hub. Meanwhile Paul Davies talks to Henrique Olifiers, co-founder of Bossa Studios and co developer of the ZX Spectrum Next in our exclusive interview.

Apr 29, 2016

In the 6th episode of Retro Asylum Bytesize, Matt Lambourne & Mads Kristensen team up to talk about their favorite failed systems. Namely the 3DO & Amiga CD32!

Games discussed include Canon Fodder, Space Hulk, Angels, Return Fire, Bubble & Squeak, Twisted: The Game Show & Banshee.

Apr 18, 2016

Episode 141 of the award winning Retro Asylum see's the return of Dean Swain & Paul Davies as they finally dodge the demons of time as they cover the latest goings on of the retro scene.

Topics covered include the unveiling of THE 64 computer & handheld systems, the resignation of key ZX Spectrum Vega staff at Retro Computers Ltd and the latest in the ever continuing drama of the Colleco Chameleon story plus lots lots more!

 

Apr 1, 2016

Come join Metz and Drisk, as they air their gaming skeletons and go through some of those terrible games they all quite like. Games covered are: 1. Last Battle (MDrive) 2. Night Breed : The interactive Movie (Amiga) 3. Colin The Cleaner (Spectrum) 4. Krazy Ivan (PS1 / Sat) 5. KikStart 2 (Spectrum) 6. Pacman (2600) 7. Cruisin' USA (N64) 8. Last Action Hero (Amiga)

Mar 19, 2016

Matt Wilsher and Steve Erickson take a look at the music, art and design software of the past, and how it inspired today's creative applications.

 

Mar 4, 2016

Paul Driscoll and new presenter Mads Darø Kristensen take a look at some of the greatest shooters on the Mega Drive. Hopefully people will discover some hidden gem shooters to sit down and play and enjoy. Games covered include: MUSHA Gaiares Thunderforce 3 Trouble Shooter (Battle Mania) Gley Lancer Empire of Steel (Or Steel Empire) Battle Mania 2

Feb 19, 2016

Can you believe that the Legend of Zelda is 30 years old?! Paul Driscoll (AKA The Drisk) and Matt Lambourne (AKA Metz) can't and are feeling very old. Still, we put on our best Peter Pan outfits and celebrate, by taking a look at the early Zelda gaming gems – or should that be rupees?! Legend of Zelda 30 years

Feb 5, 2016

In this episode of Retro Asylum Matt Lambourne (aka Metz) and special guest Matt Aguilera run through the pre-history and legacy of The Street Fighter II series, covering the games that preceded it, all the home conversions and the games that wanted to cash in on its success. We also have a special guest contribution from forum member 'RetroRic' who gives us an expert insight into the very much thriving SF II arcade competitive scene. Smash your Shoryuken into the play button and prepare for battle!’

Jan 23, 2016

Dean Swain (AKA Swainy), Steve Erickson (AKA Press Play On Tape) and Paul Driscoll (AKA The Drisk) takes a look at some of the forgotten gaming heroes of yesteryear. We have tried to concentrate on the more computer based platformer from days gone by. So come and join in as Retro Asylum reminisces about some of our favourite platform heroes, including Pitfall Harry, Monty Mole, Rick Dangerous, Bonk, James Pond, Chuck Rock and Zool. Also in this episode we announce the winner of our ZX Spectrum Visual Compendium competition, so if you entered, make sure you listen to see if you're the lucky winner. Also come join the Retro Asylum Club, and get a totally free digital quarterly magazine. To join just email us at club@retroasylum.com and enjoy the fun.

Jan 15, 2016

In the first episode of Indie Asylum Paul Davies chats with the gaming industry’s ‘Indie Champion’ Shahid Ahmad. During his ten years heading up Sony’s Strategic Content division in the UK Shahid has played a pivotal role in enabling independent developers to launch games across Sony’s platforms. We not only talk about how Shahid fostered relationships with developers during his time at Sony but we also touch on his game making track record, and his new career jumping back over the fence to become a game developer once again. If you’ve ever heard Shahid talk before you’ll know that he’s a hugely entertaining and engaging guy and he’s the one person we were determined to appear on our debut episode.

Jan 8, 2016

Welcome to episode 134, where Paul Driscoll AKA The Drisk and Matt Lamborne AKA Metz look through some hidden arcade, obscure gems for our listeners to track down and play. So come and have a listen, and let us know your views on our suggested game titles.

Jan 4, 2016

In the fifth Bytesize episode of Retro Asylum, Steve chats to old friends of the show Sam Dyer and Matt Wilsher. Discussing everything from Matt’s leaving the show to Sam’s books to singing some praise for the ZX Spectrum, they even manage to throw in a little announcement and a chance to win a ZX Spectrum Visual Compendium.

 

Dec 23, 2015

*WARNING- This is a Spoiler Cast. Don't go near this episode if you haven't seen The Force Awakens* The Movie Asylum is back for one time only to discuss 2015's biggest film release, Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens. We share our impressions, discuss the reveals and delve to all the secrets and crazy theories that are now spinning around our heads. Chris O'Regan and James Clifford Kent join Paul Davies, Dean Swain and Paul Driscoll for a show full to the brim with Star Wars geekery.

Dec 18, 2015

The Retro Asylum team get together for secret Santa and some festive retro gaming banter plus Dean Swain talks to games developer Gary Plowman about his book "ZX Spectrum Games Code Club".

 

Dec 4, 2015

After lengthy discussion, lawyers and C15 cassettes changing hands the second installment of 8 Bit Wars is finally upon us. Join Paul Davies as he looks to wrangle Dean Swain, Steve Erickson and Chris O'Regan into agreeing whether the Commodore 64, Amstrad or ZX Spectrum came out top from a specially-selected list of 10 classic retro games. Expect plenty of heated discussion and laughter along the way as we decide which 8 Bit system comes out on top this time round. Including: Cobra, Jack the Nipper 2, The Trap Door, Turbo Esprit, Wizball, Nebulus, Spy Hunter, Shadowfire, Green Beret and Salamander. Also, be sure to check out Chris O'Regan's podcast The Sausage Factory which is a current gen gaming show that lifts the lid on video game making through interviews with the creators of the titles we all love to play - find it here.

 

Nov 30, 2015

Join the team as they get together for a post-event Currycast to talk about their time at the Revival 2015 Winter Warmer. As always expect cracking poppadoms and mango chutney as the boys talk about the games played, retro items bought and the people we caught up with over the weekend. Including: Ridge Racer, Donkey Kong, Sega Rally, Robocop 2, CD-i Zelda, Bill and Ted, the Turbografx and Star Wars.

Nov 20, 2015

Matt and Paul are fuel injected suicide machines, rocking and rolling, and out of controlling, in this awesome hi-octane, explosive episode as we take us through some vehicular explosive combat action. Including: Wipeout, Road rash, Road blasters, Twisted Metal, Carmageddon and more.

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.

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