The Retro Asylum Thread - A Very Retro Christmas

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Re: The Retro Asylum Thread - Early First a Person Shooters

Post by Swainy » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:51 pm

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We're joined by our guests from Neozazs 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 dont 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 Ataris 2600 console through to Namcos 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 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxvnp7 ... view?pli=1

You can follow Star Wars in Character on Twitter via @swicpodcast or visit their website at http://www.neozaz.com.

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Re: The Retro Asylum Thread - Star Wars Special PT1

Post by Swainy » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:03 am

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It’s part 2 of the special Star Wars trilogy and we’re joined again by our good friends from Neozaz’s Star Wars in Character podcast.
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. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxvnp7 ... view?pli=1

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Re: The Retro Asylum Thread - Star Wars Special PT2

Post by Swainy » Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:17 am

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In Celebration of Halloween the retro hosts Paul Driscoll, Steve Erickson and Matt Lamborne set to work through some spooky themed games.
 
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Re: The Retro Asylum Thread - Halloween Spooktacular Special

Post by Swainy » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:12 am

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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.

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Re: The Retro Asylum Thread - The Bitmap Brothers

Post by Swainy » Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:50 am

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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.

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Re: The Retro Asylum Thread - Vehicular Combat Action

Post by Swainy » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:27 am

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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 ORegan 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.
 
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Re: The Retro Asylum Thread - 8 Bit Wars Part 2

Post by Swainy » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:55 am

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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”.

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