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Game & Gadget Podcast #30 – 8-bit Computers, PiStorm, Broken Sword Reforged & More…

I am joined by Tony Warriner discussing 8-bit treasures like the £20 bargain Acorn Electron, challenges of storing vintage computers and the thrill of Motorola 68000 coding.

I am joined by Tony Warriner who is one of the founders of Revolution Software as we discuss more gaming, gadgets and technology both retro and modern.

Topics include:

  •  Tony has been on an event panel and another to follow with Charles Cecil of Revolution Software
  •  The Acorn Electron bargain £20 spend
  •  So many 8-bit computers that didn’t make it!
  •  Storing computers is harder than consoles!
  •  Tony’s 8-bit computer collection
  •  Collecting original retro computer boxes and using modern replicas 
  •  The Enterprise computer that failed
  •  Real Amiga with PiStorm and a Raspberry Pi makes your CPU stupid fast!
  •  All the versions of the Atari ST
  •  The true joy of programming for the Motorola 68000
  •  Tony wanting to write an Amiga game in the future
  •  Programming between the different 16-bit computers
  •  Broken Sword Reforged using AI and ‘real’ artists to increase the visual detail

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James Woodcock

James is a Freelance Journalist, Copywriter, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming, gadgets and technology, both retro and modern. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles, including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, whilst also interviewing well-known industry figures for popular online publications. Creator of the ScummVM Music Enhancement Project and host of the Game & Gadget Podcast. View his portfolio for more information.

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