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Game & Gadget Podcast #34 – Tomb Raider, BBS, Jetstrike & More…

I am joined by Aaron Fothergill, Martin Mulrooney, and Karl from as we delve into piracy software, dial-up internet, Jetstrike aliens and more.

I am joined by Aaron Fothergill previously from Argonaut Games and now with Shifty Eye Games, Martin Mulrooney of Alternative Magazine Online and Karl from Retro32 as we discuss more gaming, gadgets and technology both retro and modern.

Topics include:

  • What is BBS and how was it used?
  • BBS today on the Amiga
  • The joys and sounds of dial up internet and blocking for Grandmothers
  • Piracy software and the effects on development and livelihoods
  • Funny copy protection at level 10
  • Jetstrike release version not the final and included a serious bug
  • Jetstrike game featured Aliens “one in a million” chance though of seeing them!
  • How did we all use our first connections to the Internet?
  • The success of iTunes and iTunes Match against mp3 piracy
  • Broken Sword Reforged and AI as a tool
  • Our fondness of Tomb Raider 1-3 Remastered and its intentional limitations
  • How what is acceptable has changed over the years
  • Early gameplay mechanics

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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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