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This Week in Retro

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A weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC - The Cave, Chris for 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles

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Size Matters! - This Week In Retro 125

May 27th, 2023


We are back to chat about going to the pub to game using both their kit and your own. We then move on to looking at some new, old-school, handheld PC …

Falcon Crash Lands Back at Microprose - This Week In Retro 124

May 13th, 2023


Jason from Mr Lurch's Things joins us once again for this longer than usual chat about retro gaming, old tech and more. Microprose has reacquired the …

It’s Burger Time! - This Week In Retro 123

May 6th, 2023


How do you recreate images made on such an early build of an art package that there was no save function? The answer is found within one of the …

Imagine A New Atari - This Week In Retro 122

April 29th, 2023


Talking retro computers and more this week we are joined by Gareth from Pixel Addict magazine (he assures us he isn't here to oversee the sponsorship slot).  We'll be taking a look at an Atari 800XL recreation, talking …

WinAmp Gets Whipped Again, But Has It Gone Too Far? - This Week In Retro 121

April 22nd, 2023


We are once again joined by Mark Fixes Stuff, as last time he was on he missed out on a chat with Neil. This week's stories are: WinAmp returns …

Is PS3 Retro yet? - This Week In Retro 120

April 15th, 2023


We are joined by Amstrad streamer Xyphoe (Al) this week to talk about the mobile/cell phone hitting 50 years old, to ponder if the PS3 really is …

Is Everyone Going To Sue The Internet? - This Week In Retro 119

April 8th, 2023


The Internet Archive is being sued, is it really the end of Moore's Law and the brand new ZX Spectrum which recreates the entire box fresh experience. 

All this and our community question of the week, will your answer …

Encyclopaedias, Disc or Book? - This Week In Retro 118

April 1st, 2023


No Dave this week, if you find him wandering please point him in the direction of home.  This means that it is down to Neil and Chris to muse this week's topics. Microsoft's Encarta is having a big birthday, what are …

Time To Sell Your Retro? - This Week In Retro 117

March 25th, 2023


The gang is all back this week to chat about if selling old tech to fund new tech is a good idea. They also check out a modded version of the …

The Guide To PCs Of The 1980/90s - This Week In Retro 116

March 18th, 2023


Neil is back and Chris has a week off, but we are joined by Shelby from Tech Tangent. He joins us to talk about how the floppy disk may not be on its way out, a free book about the history of the PC and a video about an …

Colour On A Vectrex? - This Week In Retro 115

March 11th, 2023


Mean Machine Dean joins us this week to check out (and be bamboozled by) how colour graphics are achievable on the Vectrex. We also find out why the …

SEGA Takes Down Art Book? - This Week In Retro 114

March 4th, 2023


Joined by special guest The Brent from ARG Presents we talk about the potential negative side of nostalgia from retro collection. We check out a …

Amiga Vs Atari ST - It’s WAR! - This Week In Retro 113

February 25th, 2023


Brace yourselves for the revival of that old school argument. Which is better, the Amiga or the Atari ST? Please don't throw your half eaten …

Did You Know Doom Could Do This? - This Week In Retro 112

February 18th, 2023


We have another guest this week, Clint from LGR. He joins us to talk about how a specific version of Doom has been tweaked to provide a multi screen …

Talking About 3DFX Voodoo cards - This Week In Retro 111

February 11th, 2023


We have a special guest this week from Germany. Ian joins us to talk all things 3dfx VooDoo. We also think about some claims from Lord Alan Sugar …

RISC OS & The Acorn Archimedes - This Week In Retro 110

February 4th, 2023


After a recent article about RISC OS & The Acorn Archimedes we take some time to talk about what we thought of the Archimedes. Was it really in the same league as the Amiga? Arcade1up are re-releasing their Star …

Building A Brand New Retro Computer - This Week In Retro 109

January 28th, 2023


Can you build an old computer using only brand new parts? Turns out you can! How about about shiny new C64? The ants are back causing trouble in the …

3 New Atari Consoles - This Week In Retro 108

January 21st, 2023


This is your weekly Retro Computing round-up and this week we look at the three new consoles from Atari, might they tempt you to dip into their back …

Collecting Expensive But Rubbish Games - This Week In Retro 107

January 14th, 2023


For the first show of 2023 we are joined by a special guest, Mark Fixes Stuff. We talk about how a game engine (in this case Doom) can be used to recreate logical operations. We look at a report of the 8 most expensive …

2022 Out-take Special 2 - This Week In Retro 106

January 7th, 2023


This is the 2nd collection of out-takes from 2022. Normal service will resume next week.

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2022 Out-take Special 1 - This Week In Retro 105

December 31st, 2022


This is the first of our 2 shows where we share some of the silly bits and things that didn't make the show since episode 50 (see episode 50 for some …

Michael Jackson Sega Footage Found - This Week In Retro 104

December 24th, 2022


For the last (proper) episode of 2022 we have a special guest joining us to talk about some old photos depicting arcades of the past, how some people …

Atari Jaguar Emulation - This Week In Retro 103

December 17th, 2022


This week we look at R Type which has just been ported to the Sega Megadrive/Genesis, this sparks discussion on our favourite shooters. Then we check …

Dave Haynie Reveals Next Gen Amiga - This Week In Retro 102

December 10th, 2022


This week we discuss Dave Haynie's article where he talks about what could have been the next gen Amiga before Commodore folded. We also have two …

Eye Of The Beholder Comes to C64/C128 - This Week In Retro 101

December 3rd, 2022


Hope you are sitting comfortably as its a longer than usual episode this week. We were joined by Jason from Mr Lurch's Things on the team this week …

Microsoft Flight Simulator Has A Secret - This Week In Retro 100

November 26th, 2022


Episode 100 achieved! We celebrate a milestone for the show with a very special guest. We also check out the ability to place Microsoft Flight …

80s Cherry Switches Return - This Week In Retro 99

November 19th, 2022


Fans of Cherry Keyboard Switches rejoice as they bring back MX Black Clear-Top switches after 30 years! Did you hear about the lost FMV game Sacred …

NEW B17 Flying Fortress Games From MicroProse - This Week In Retro 98

November 12th, 2022


It happened! Neil is over the moon. MicroProse has announced a number of new B17 Flying Fortress games. Have you ever wanted to use two C64 computers as an accordion? Of course you have, who hasn't? It has finally been …

Quake On a 3.5Mhz Sinclair Spectrum? - This Week In Retro 97

November 5th, 2022


Violet Berlin tweeted to remind us that Bad Influence (the CITV show) is now 30 years old. We think back to some the tech/computer/console/gaming …

Old School ’VR’ Tank Simulator - This Week In Retro 96

October 29th, 2022


An awesome video by Tom Scott was bought to our attention and it shows how tank drivers of yesterday were taught using "VR". We also check out a new horror game trilogy that uses 8-bit inspiration to produce something …

Tiny 486/Pentium PC Using New Components - This Week In Retro 95

October 22nd, 2022


Do you fancy a 486 that (almost) fits in the palm of your hand? Do you miss LAN parties or couch gaming with your friends? Have you thought about disembodied brains that can play Pong? If any of the answers to those …

Is Thorin Still Singing? - This Week In Retro 94

October 15th, 2022


We hit the ground running after a short break with a follow up on Retrobrite story from episode 93. There is talk of a perfect score in Pac-Man and …

Risk Free Retrobrite? - This Week In Retro 93

September 24th, 2022


Hello, this week we have taken a look at a a remaster of Rise of the Triad which is coming soon. A contact free method for Retrobriting is …

Every N64 Game Completed (Took Nearly 6 Years) - This Week In Retro 92

September 17th, 2022


We have a guest on this week's show. Tune in to see who and what they have to talk about. Our stories this week are a chat about using AI to remaster …

Retro Technology Targeted - This Week In Retro 91

September 10th, 2022


This week the guys take a look at a huge gaming collection that has appeared on Ebay, the asking price is quite a sum. We all know the C64's SID chip …

Carmageddon Reverse Engineered - This Week In Retro 90

September 3rd, 2022


Buckle up, Carmageddon is being reverse engineered so it can be ported to more systems!
Would you open sealed new old stock? Should you open sealed …

Oliver Frey - A Legend Passes Away - This Week In Retro 89

August 27th, 2022


Crash Magazine usually had some of the best covers seen on an 8-bit gaming magazine. Artist Oliver Frey has sadly passed away and in our own small tribute we look at some of his pieces of art that really had an impact …

Pac-Man The Movie - This Week In Retro 88

August 20th, 2022


Neil is back and ready to talk about some new mini console, the Sharp X68000. Chris wonders what a movie about Pac-Man would be. Dave is quite …

New Version Of Winamp - Back To The 90s - This Week In Retro 87

August 13th, 2022


This week we ponder if a new version of Winamp will tempt people away from streaming or mobile devices. A tweet asked people to pick which classic …

Modern OS for the C64 - This Week In Retro 86

August 6th, 2022


Are you looking for a modern operating system for your Commodore 64? You are in luck, OS64 could be just the trick. We also look at the Orpheus 2 a …

Buying Every Video Game....Ever!? - This Week In Retro 85

July 30th, 2022


An old friend returns this week to talk about efforts that are underway to collect and preserve each and every game ever. We check out Doom running …

Spectrum Games on Steam - This Week In Retro 84

July 16th, 2022


This week we talk about Atari showing signs of wanting to do right by their heritage. We look at the Spectrum games bought to Steam by Pixel Games …

A New Old School Soundcard & Return To Monkey Island Dev Abuse - This Week In Retro 83

July 9th, 2022


On this episode of This Week In Retro we look at another new soundcard for old PCs, this one is for those on a budget. We talk about some of the …

It’s The MSneXt - The MSX3 Is On Its Way! - This Week In Retro 82

July 2nd, 2022


For the first time ever we have 4 presenters! A guest from The Retro Hour pops in for a chat this week. Join us for about an hour of chat about old …

Raspberry Pi Sings Like A PiGUS - This Week In Retro 81

June 25th, 2022


Another great week for Retro Computing fans. Fancy recreating the unique sounds of the Gravis Ultrasound audio card without having to locate one of …

Talking about the Duke Nukem Movie - This Week In Retro 80

June 18th, 2022


We talk about some of our favourite game tunes this week after hearing a fantastic version of the Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 theme by BanjoGuyOllie. We take a look at the Evercade EXP, the limited edition handheld games …

There are Stranger Things Than A Customised Workbench - This Week In Retro 79

June 11th, 2022


It's a sad day when a respected member of the retro gaming community scams fellow members for big cash, yet that is what has happened. We take a look at the Ultimate scam. In happier news SEGA has announced their new …

Jet Set Willy Remake On The Way! - This Week In Retro 78

June 4th, 2022


First up this week we talk about Spreadsheets, Lotus 123 to be specific which has had a new port. Do you remember when you switched to Excel or did you never leave? Did you know about the different versions of the …


May 28th, 2022


Hurrah! Dave is back, and this time as a regular presenter. Yes, we are now a trio. This week we chat about Sega looking at its back catalogue of …

An Ocean of Respect - This Week In Retro 76

May 21st, 2022


Ocean Software gave us some memorable games back in the 8 and 16 bit era of gaming. With the passing of one of its co-founders David Ward we talk about some Ocean greats. We also cover the end of the line for the …

The Internet Time Machine - This Week In Retro 75

May 14th, 2022


When the Neil is away the Dave will play! Dave is back to sit in for Neil this week. He and Chris talk about Midi, an Elden Ring demake for the Game Boy, a device which allows you to browse the internet of the past …

Did You Record Games Onto VHS - This Week In Retro 74

May 7th, 2022


This Week in Retro we look at the history of Oregon Trail, find out what will happen to classic Bethesda games now it is closing its own launcher. Arcade Bars are now a thing, how do you feel about them and did you …

Atari 2600 Born Again in Lego - This Week In Retro 73

April 30th, 2022


After an unplanned week off Neil and Chris return to talk about the latest classic games console to return in brick form from Lego, its the Atari …

We Want 90’s Beige PCs! - This Week In Retro 72

April 16th, 2022


This week, Overclockers UK made a fool of us by teasing some new beige 90's style PCs. We can't wait to get back to Monkey Island. The original …

Thank You For The GIFs - This Week In Retro 71

April 9th, 2022


Retro computing and gaming chat looking at how the prototype for PONG sold for quite a pretty penny. We also mark the sad passing of the inventory …

Neil’s Epic Skidmarks - This Week In Retro 70

April 2nd, 2022


Did you miss us? Back after a week off and with another guest presenter. Say hello to Dean AKA MeanMachineDean. He joins Chris and Neil to talk about video game dioramas, fun racer Epic Skidmarks, Currys giving you …

Top Gear take on Lotus Turbo Challenge - This Week In Retro 69

March 19th, 2022


In a longer than usual episode we welcome Tony from OzRetrocomp as a guest host this week. We talk about emulating those old Windows environments …

Can Apple Claim The Wedge Computer As Their Own? - This Week In Retro 68

March 12th, 2022


Can Apple really claim the concept of a computer and keyboard in one unit as their own? Do you want to document your life in a pinball machine? Weird Al does and so he has! Mortal Kombat on the Megadrive/Genesis gets …

Musk Up for the Atari Panther - This Week In Retro 67

March 5th, 2022


Another major tech Birthday approaches, the Speccy will soon be 40. Does a wireless tank mouse float your boat? What is known about the Atari …

30 Years of Lemmings - This Week In Retro 66

February 26th, 2022


Another week, another batch of interesting computer and gaming stories to cover. Neil and Chris discuss 30 years of Lemmings, a huge haul of mint …

Computers with Trumpets? - This Week In Retro 65

February 19th, 2022


With help from our guest presenter Dave we talk about a stunning Steampunk Amiga A500, celebrate Mame's 25th Birthday, ponder the idea of a central web based repository for hardware repair info and wonder why Atari …

A 486 Mac!? - This Week In Retro 64

February 12th, 2022


In episode 64 we continue last weeks look at prices for magazines and games in Australia. Help Principle Skinner cook up some Steamed Hams in a Simpsons inspired point and click game. Get to grips with an early …

The Joy of Sticks - This Week In Retro 63

February 5th, 2022


In this episode of This Week In Retro we chat about retro computer magazines old and new, take a good look at a new joystick for our old machines, …

Decades of Fun: Computers Built to Last - This Week In Retro 62

January 29th, 2022


This week Neil and Chris mull over whether it should be Retro or Vintage Computing, take a look at some proposed new game controllers from Hori, …

A New Year of Retro Computing - This Week in Retro 61

January 22nd, 2022


We kick off 2022 with a new host, tune in to find out who! We wish the C64 a very happy 40th birthday and take a look at its staring role in the …

Doom - The Greatest Arcade Game? This Week in Retro 60

December 11th, 2021


Was 80s Britain the Silicon Valley of Europe? We dial up some modem memories, talk about a man with way too many copies of a Burger King game, and dish the dirt on mince pies. All this, plus our community question of …

Goodbye, 8-bit Pixel Master - This Week in Retro 59

December 4th, 2021


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Doctor Who C64? This Week in Retro 58

November 20th, 2021


Have you been psychologically damaged by 80s computer games? Or maybe you saw a C64 in a recent episode of Dr. Who? We talk about a new Amiga run and …

40 Years of the BBC Micro - The experts weigh in! This Week In Retro 57

November 13th, 2021


This week on TWiR we talk about snooping through old hard drives, what treasures can they contain? The BBC Micro is 40 and the people that know all …

Windows XP turns 20 - Are you still using it? This Week in Retro 56

November 6th, 2021


Windows XP turns 20, the reimagined BBC Spectrum, the Phantom console goes to auction, and Rogue64 from Badgerpunch Games. All this plus our …

Drop this BLAZING fast 6502 FPGA into your retro computer! This Week in Retro 55

October 23rd, 2021


The retro community rallys around one of their own in response to tragedy, SCUMM turns 20, a blazing fast 6502 FPGA chip, Tachyon Dreams is a EGA-style adventure game with a liberal dose of humour, and Henhouse Harry …

The MEGA65 Sells Out! This Week in Retro 54

October 16th, 2021


A mini RF modulator for your mini VCS, getting freaky in high school, Atari is back! Again! and the MEGA65 sells out. All this plus our community …

Street Fighter II on the NES? This Week in Retro 53

October 9th, 2021


Street Fighter 2 comes to the NES, Galaga flies on the the C64, people don't like Billy Mitchell, and camping with the Atari ST. All this plus our community question of the week on This Week in Retro!

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Did Sinclair influence your life? This Week in Retro 52

September 27th, 2021


Pinball arcades and town councils, Retro Arch on Steam, Joust flaps onto the CoCo, and the passing of Sir Clive. All this and our community question of the week!

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Is Dread finally the Amiga’s Doom? This Week in Retro 51

September 18th, 2021


GPS on your NES, games within games, a 40 year old typo gets fixed, and we judge Dred. All this and our community question of the week on This Week …

Fraud, Collusion, and Super Mario Bros. - This Week in Retro 50

September 11th, 2021


Are WATA and Heritage Auctions colluding to artificially rise game prices? Arcade1Up has a plan to introduce kids to classic games. Will it work? …

Amiga in Spaaaaace! This Week in Retro 49

August 28th, 2021


A mysterious version of Zelda only available in hotels, an unearthed *other* Mario game on CD-i, Amigas at NASA, and The Simpsons get Unreal. Join Neil and John as we break down the biggest stories in the retro scene …

The A500 Mini - Who’s getting one? This Week in Retro 48

August 21st, 2021


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Zool is back! (Does anyone care?) - This Week in Retro 47

August 14th, 2021


The MiSTer Multisystem gets an exclusive preview, Zool makes a return but did anyone really want him back? Neil bumbles about the industrial …

Can Colouring Create a Museum? This Week in Retro 46

July 31st, 2021


Unlock the musical power of your Super Nintendo, play Doom in TATE Mode, colour your way to a new retro computer museum, and print some 8 bit banners …

Is now the time to invest in video games? This Week in Retro 45

July 24th, 2021


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Does Thrifting Still Pay? This Week In Retro 44

July 10th, 2021


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Which Computer Made Britain? This Week in Retro 43

July 3rd, 2021


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The Hippest Amiga MOD Player? This Week in Retro 42

June 26th, 2021


HippoPlayer returns after a 20 year absence, Zelda gets the Game and Watch treatment, and Leicester's Retro Computer Museum reopens. Join special guest host Amigo Aaron and John as we cover this week's top stories in …

Is the Retro Bubble About to Burst? This Week in Retro 41

June 19th, 2021


Build your own ZX 81, Wing Leader is the Wing Commander sequel we always wanted, an Earthbound data disc is recovered, and is the retro bubble about to burst? Join Neil and John as they discuss this week's hottest …

TATE Mode with the Taito Mini! This Week in Retro 40

June 12th, 2021


Taitio has a new mini arcade cab--and it goes vertical! Nintendo's lawyers get a payday, the SNES goes widescreen, and a long-lost arcade machine is found and dumped. Join Neil and John for another recap of the week's …

Carry on adventure gaming! Ken Williams is back! This Week in Retro 39

June 5th, 2021


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PDF Gaming is Finally Here! This Week in Retro 38

May 29th, 2021


British bedroom coders go Hollywood, Amiga OS 3.2 bounces onto the scene, Mega Man gets physical, and is this the first ever PDF game? All this and …

Put an FPGA in your ISA slot! This Week in Retro 37

May 22nd, 2021


This week Neil and John discuss the recent resurrection of Castlequest, the Graphics Gremlin FPGA GPU project, using the PiePacker to bring back days of couch co-op virtually, and we ask the question "Is VR the future …

Apogee is BACK! This Week in Retro 36

May 8th, 2021


Pinball Dreams set the standard for pinball computer games for the rest of time. Where does it rank in the Dreams/Fantasies/Illusions trifecta?

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Let’s all drill holes in our retro and turn them into lamps! This Week in Retro 35

May 1st, 2021


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How fast can YOU run Quake? This Week in Retro 34

April 18th, 2021


The Quake Olympics, looking back on Amstrad's aquistion of Sinclair, a new way to access the internet on retro computers, and Atari Lynx comes to the MiSTer!

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Nipples Kill Demo Parties - This Week in Retro 33

April 11th, 2021


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Atari’s $3000 Virtual Sneakers | This Week in Retro 32

April 4th, 2021


Atari's NFT Sneakers sell for $3000. Who's buying? Plus the Playstation finally gets a softmod 27 years in, retro greats judge a new code contest, and a rare Neo Geo game is found in a California field. All this and …

The Demo Scene is Legit! | This Week in Retro 31

March 27th, 2021


The Demo Scene gets government recognition, Activision's original team returns to the 2600, it's Marchintosh, and the retro world mourns a Rockstar legend.

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Mass Effect as a LucasArts Demake? | This Week in Retro 30

March 12th, 2021


Mass Effect is being demade as a point and click LucasArts-style adventure--what other modern games do you think deserve similar treatment? Max Reload and the Nether Blasters tries to break the curse of the video game …

The light at the end of lock down? | This Week in Retro 29

March 5th, 2021


Are we seeing the light at the end of the lock down retro drought? Zelda is 35, but Nintendo don't care. Fry's Electronics closes its doors for good, and new SA1 chips for the SNES. Plus our community question of the …

C64 Hidden Gems | Pour one out for Tapper | The Andy Warhol Museum Amiga Exhibit | Sayonara Kawasaki - This Week In Retro Podcast 27

February 21st, 2021


This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil Thomas from RMC and John Shawler from Amigos Retro Gaming.

Gamesmaster is Back! | RetroArch on MiSTer | Lunark | Collapse OS - This Week in Retro Podcast 26

February 13th, 2021


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