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by DRS
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: The Ted Dabney Experience podcast
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: The Ted Dabney Experience podcast

Hello all - just to say since I last posted in November, there are three more episodes of our monthly podcast to listen to, with guests including Rampage designer Brian Colin and Steve Golson, one of the creators of Ms. Pac-man. If you like tales from the golden age of arcades, I think you'll like i...
by DRS
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for David 'Q*bert' Thiel
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Questions for David 'Q*bert' Thiel

NorthWay wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:12 pm
(Is that Epyx' "Winter games"?)
Did you have tools on the C= 64 that would analyze real sounds and generate similar synthetic sound effects? I always wondered this about the Epyx 'Games series.
Yes it was Northway - and I'll definitely ask that question!
by DRS
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for David 'Q*bert' Thiel
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Questions for David 'Q*bert' Thiel

Merman, I really do appreciate you getting the ball rolling (ooh, nice pinball link there... sorry...) - many thanks as always!

I'm speaking to David via Skype on Monday evening so do get your questions in by then - cheers all.
by DRS
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for David 'Q*bert' Thiel
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Questions for David 'Q*bert' Thiel

Hello all - hope the new year is bringing you much joy and happiness. Erm... anyway, my next interviewee started in coin-op at Gottlieb, moved into home micros and console development at Action Graphics & Incredible Technologies (he jointly founded the latter with Richard and Elaine Ditton) and has ...
by DRS
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Brian 'Ocean to Soleil' Flanagan
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Questions for Brian 'Ocean to Soleil' Flanagan

NorthWay wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:11 pm
What was your development environments over the years?
I'm sorry mate, I missed this... printed em off just before you posted! Apologies. I'll get you in next time, I promise! Happy holidays too
by DRS
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Brian 'Ocean to Soleil' Flanagan
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Questions for Brian 'Ocean to Soleil' Flanagan

Thanks folks. Really kind of you to take the time to post these. Nice questions too! I'm talking to Brian in the morning and I'll make sure i get all your names in the mag. Cheers till next time!
by DRS
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Brian 'Ocean to Soleil' Flanagan
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Questions for Brian 'Ocean to Soleil' Flanagan

Hello all - hope you can find time between negotiating your xmas bubble to post a question or two for my next interviewee. Brian started at Ocean and is now based in Japan, working for Core Design, Warthog, TKO and many others along the way. His back catalogue includes loads of interesting stuff (se...
by DRS
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 213
Replies: 23
Views: 799

Re: Issue 213

I'm very late to the party but I wanted to say how much stuff I enjoyed in issue 213. Nice one Crooksey for the Parappa piece and Martyn C for introducing me to the joys of POW-ploitation. Highlight was Owen's fascinating article on St. Bride's. Proper retro investigative journalism, that. Cheers.
by DRS
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: The Ted Dabney Experience podcast
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: The Ted Dabney Experience podcast

The latest episode of our podcast features the always eloquent and charming Andy Walker talking about being a Brit making arcade games in an American dominated world... some great tales! And some fascinating little insights on working with the Stamper Brothers of Rare/Ultimate fame https://www.tedda...
by DRS
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Betty 'Quantum' Ryan Tylko
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Questions for Betty 'Quantum' Ryan Tylko

These are great. Thanks so much. I'm talking to her via Skype this Friday (Nov 6th) so post any other questions before then folks. Cheers.
by DRS
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 213
Replies: 23
Views: 799

Re: Issue 213

I've just read the Reg Stevens interview, wow what a story, he was unassuming about it all. Great job tracking him down. Thanks for those kind words - all the credit for tracking him down goes to Frank Gasking. My hero. And yeah, though Reg was only in the business for a few years, the stuff he did...
by DRS
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Betty 'Quantum' Ryan Tylko
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Questions for Betty 'Quantum' Ryan Tylko

Hello all - hope you're staying safe and well. My next interviewee is a name you probably haven't heard of but I think her story will be really interesting. Betty worked at GCC, the company that produced the Missile Command hack Super Missile Attack and then Ms. Pac-Man... if you have watched High S...
by DRS
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: The Ted Dabney Experience podcast
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: The Ted Dabney Experience podcast

Latest episode of the podcast is out today - featuring John Newcomer of Joust and Sinistar fame. A really interesting bloke. Do give it a listen and share wherever you think folks might enjoy it. Cheers.

https://www.teddabneyexperience.com/epi ... n-newcomer
by DRS
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: The Ted Dabney Experience podcast
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: The Ted Dabney Experience podcast

Thanks Paul, surprised we’ve not seen this before now. Interviews with these pioneers are always good, so I’ve subscribed in iTunes. Is there any benefit in viewing the YouTube shows instead, e.g. footage of games discussed or pics of people mentioned, or is it just the audio? Ah thanks for your ki...
by DRS
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Reg 'Skramble!' Stevens
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Questions for Reg 'Skramble!' Stevens

Hello all - my next interviewee is kind of special for me... and maybe for others who had a Vic-20. The first ever game I played on the Vic (my first computer) was a great (if rock hard) clone of Scramble written by Reg. I know I'm not the only one to have fond memories of it and a big thanks to Fra...