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miner2049er
28-06-12, 09:15
The June RoundUp has landed for your aural pleasure.

Hear about SoCal's latest Kickstarter ideas and his preferred sexual practises, as well as some gaming stuff too.

TOPICS COVERED IN THE SHOW
Hardware Flashback - (00:00)
It Came From MAME - (23:00)
Guinness Gaming Records - (31:41)
Cannon Fodder (Artist) - (33:08)
Sean Kelly Interview - (36:05)
The Great And Powerful Oz - (82:05)
Top Ten Dreamcast Games - (82:34)
Gaming Trivia - (220:37)
Atar-Rewind - (221:04)
Live News And Listener Views - (275:16)
Zoltan - (416:16)
URLs And EMails - (418:00)

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indieseoul
28-06-12, 12:38
What goes well with an episode of RGRU? Well a nice slice of Raspberry Pi of course. Here it is in all of it's video glory UK Mike's Unboxing Extravaganza! This should be a nice treat for all of those that sadly missed the latest live news this month. More videos coming soon!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SRo5ZfQ3nA&list=UUi9bZsk3XqcS958FtbAdP9w&index=1&feature=plcp

Warning: melting cheese or ice cream on your Raspberry Pi voids the warranty.

focusrs
28-06-12, 12:46
Awesome Mr. Mike!!!! Been thinking of getting one of those myself.

Matt Den.aris
28-06-12, 09:15
Blimey only just got through the last one. Downloading for the work drives now.

My Pi was dispatched yesterday. Now to get the emulation running eh? Let us know how you get on Mike. How many emulators have been compiled for the ARM chip?

Mr Johnson
29-06-12, 03:29
Great! New show to listen to.

saberman
29-06-12, 08:47
What goes well with an episode of RGRU? Well a nice slice of Raspberry Pi of course. Here it is in all of it's video glory UK Mike's Unboxing Extravaganza! This should be a nice treat for all of those that sadly missed the latest live news this month. More videos coming soon!
Warning: melting cheese or ice cream on your Raspberry Pi voids the warranty.

Cool - my Raspberry Pi arrived today I haven't got past unboxing it yet.

On a totally separate note another great podcast guys. Guess I've had a good 24 hours a new RGR podcast and a new Raspberry Pi.

The start to the top ten is great I love the way Scott kept starting again. I like his definition of retro too, although I've never bought a console for my kid so by Scott's definition my Wii and 3DS are retro. My definition is that something is retro when when the true classics shine through. That works for anything, cars, consoles, TV eras... So if you can do a top ten of the true classics then it must be retro. I never had a Dreamcast so I have no idea by the way.

BydoEmpire73
29-06-12, 09:47
No Phantasy Star Online? My favorite game of all time. Booooooooooooo.

Carry on.

meppi
30-06-12, 01:22
Pleasantly surprised to see Crazy Taxi come out on top. Without a shadow of a doubt that is my most played Dreamcast game.
Loved it the day it came out and still play it regularly today. :)

Oh and I couldn't help noticing how you guys talked about possibly doing a best video games magazines top 10 in the future.
Since only one of you is from the UK, I'm guessing both SoCal Mike and Scott might have missed a bunch of the top British magazines, which always have been my favorites even though I'm from Belgium myself.
They always felt very different from most US magazines to me.

So to help you guys decide and possibly discover some incredible magazines from the past, I hope you don't mind me posting my little site here. ;)
http://www.outofprintarchive.com/
Besides articles that can be read on the site itself, you will also find cbz editions of the full magazines in the "magazines" section.
Those can be used with various comic book readers on pretty much any device you have.
Just select the optimal resolution version and enjoy! :)

miner2049er
01-07-12, 01:30
Thanks for the link. I'm pretty sure we talked about the site in an early news segment.

I know I've used it before anyway.

meppi
01-07-12, 03:16
Wouldn't be surprised as Carl actually introduce me to the podcast.

All Your Base
01-07-12, 03:22
Yup, my Pi arrived as well, with a reather spiffing free T-shirt from element 14. I think the t-shirt was in lieu of all the foam packaging that Mike's Pi had, because mine was in a small cardboard box with some bubble wrap, but then wrapped up in a t-shirt!

miner2049er
01-07-12, 03:32
That T-Shirt will of course prove to be a chick magnet.

SubaruBrat
02-07-12, 05:32
Meppi; What part of Belgium are you from? I have done some trips there, me and some of the boys did a tour of the rivers in Liege with a seaplane. It was awesome and we ate at some amazing restaurants at the waterfronts. I can't recall the city but we got stuck for 3 days because of the local wine got us so wasted we had to sleep it off for a day. And I should also say that unlike the French we were in awe at the respectful treatment of American war dead from WWII.

All Your Base
02-07-12, 05:12
That T-Shirt will of course prove to be a chick magnet.
Agreed, but I suspect it would prove to be more of a chick magnet than you going out wearing your foam packaging ;-)

miner2049er
02-07-12, 05:33
Agreed, but I suspect it would prove to be more of a chick magnet than you going out wearing your foam packaging ;-)

Oh I don't know. Depends what I pack out with it.....

saberman
02-07-12, 07:11
Agreed, but I suspect it would prove to be more of a chick magnet than you going out wearing your foam packaging ;-)

Dam I only got the foam packaging I want a chick magnet 'Pi T-Shirt :(

RedWolfJC
02-07-12, 07:39
One thing to add about the Space Invaders Multigame from Braze...
On the Midway 8080 boards, a common source of failure is the rom sockets. Since the Kit bypasses the on board roms, you can use the kit to "save" otherwise bad boards. So not only are the diagnostics a huge help in tracking down problems with the boards, oftentimes the kit itself can also "fix" them, just by installing it. Plus, buying this kit costs less than sending the boards out to one of the various repair companies out there (and of course gives you the benefit of learning how to fix it yourself versus having someone else do it for you)
All in all a great kit, I highly recommend it.

lank.g01
06-07-12, 05:00
Another great show guys, I blazed through it in two days driving back and forth from work, really helps the day go by looking forward to that drive home.

A note to add to the Consolized MVS news submission i sent, the console can also use original Neo geo AES controlers and is also compatiable with the Neo Geo CD game pads, sorry if the email was vague.

Cheers guys

Flare
07-07-12, 07:34
I got your back on Silver, SoCal... I guess I'm the other person that played and loved that game on the Dreamcast.

I have great memories of that game. It was nice that you mentioned it.

http://dreamcast.cheatcodesgalore.com/games/Silver/Silver-s0.jpg

GameGavel
08-07-12, 05:06
Hey Flare, Welcome back :) Ya, I loved that game. I still have a saved game on my VMU but I don't have the game anymore. I need to pick it up and finish it. Did you ever finish it?


I got your back on Silver, SoCal... I guess I'm the other person that played and loved that game on the Dreamcast.

I have great memories of that game. It was nice that you mentioned it.

http://dreamcast.cheatcodesgalore.com/games/Silver/Silver-s0.jpg

Flare
08-07-12, 10:12
Hey Flare, Welcome back :) Ya, I loved that game. I still have a saved game on my VMU but I don't have the game anymore. I need to pick it up and finish it. Did you ever finish it?

I sure did. It was rare to see a nice action RPG on that console.

indieseoul
11-07-12, 12:26
Retro Gaming Roundup: Well Dressed Well Armed. Scott's segment you might have missed. Recorded from last month's live news.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jLJkc1BX3U&feature=youtu.be

retrotechblog
17-07-12, 10:18
Just finished the podcast. SoCal, how long are you going to be in WV? Maybe we can meet up for a couple beers.

GameGavel
17-07-12, 11:47
Just finished the podcast. SoCal, how long are you going to be in WV? Maybe we can meet up for a couple beers.

Love to. I am in hurricane, wv about 25 miles past Charleston on 64.. Let me know if you are in this area. Evening is best. Here Wed, Thurs and then heading back to Charlston Fri night to hit the airport sat morn. Let me know.

retrotechblog
18-07-12, 08:17
Excellent, I am in the area. I work in Charleston. I have a "date" with the wife tonight but Thursday and Friday evenings look wide open. Since you are going to be back in Charleston Friday maybe that would be best. Here is my email, give me a shout and we can work out the details. sschoolc@gmail.com

Gordon Bennett
23-07-12, 09:31
Pleasantly surprised to see Crazy Taxi come out on top. Without a shadow of a doubt that is my most played Dreamcast game.
Loved it the day it came out and still play it regularly today. :)

Oh and I couldn't help noticing how you guys talked about possibly doing a best video games magazines top 10 in the future.
Since only one of you is from the UK, I'm guessing both SoCal Mike and Scott might have missed a bunch of the top British magazines, which always have been my favorites even though I'm from Belgium myself.
They always felt very different from most US magazines to me.

So to help you guys decide and possibly discover some incredible magazines from the past, I hope you don't mind me posting my little site here. ;)
http://www.outofprintarchive.com/
Besides articles that can be read on the site itself, you will also find cbz editions of the full magazines in the "magazines" section.
Those can be used with various comic book readers on pretty much any device you have.
Just select the optimal resolution version and enjoy! :)

Yes, I've been there several times myself. Very nice collection!

On that topic, the other day I found a large collection of computer and gaming magazines hidden away on archive.org.

http://archive.org/details/computermagazines

It has the full run of the short-lived yet influential Big K, plus all (or most) of Amtix, Crash, Your Sinclair, Zzap plus many, many others. They're all in PDF format. Personally I prefer CBR or CBZ for reading magazines on the screen, but they're still quite readable.

On World of Spectrum's FTP (http://www.worldofspectrum.org/faq/resources/ftp.htm) there is also an enormous magazine archive including print scans and tape/disk zines. Everything that I can think of for the Spectrum is there, including multiformat magazines with Spectrum coverage. The scans are individual jpegs which can be easily converted to CBR/CBZ or viewed with a comic book viewer.

soren
25-07-12, 07:33
In his interview Sean Kelly presented an idea, that I've personally had as well.

What if you pack a 2600 cart with a modern CPU with own ROM and RAM. And a system for communicating with the 2600 through some shared RAM within the 2600 address space. Aided with some hardware that supports the timing of both systems.

The program that the 2600 runs (static ROM as well within the 2600 address space) is only transfering user control (joystick) data to the cart CPU. And display/sound data from the cart CPU. Cart CPU does anything else. Within the limitations of the 2600 graphics and sound, you could essentially run anything on such system. MAME for instance.

I wonder if anyone has done work along those lines.

The fascinating thing about a project like this, is, in my eyes, that the cart will look like any other cart. And an unmodded 2600 will run a game that is potentially much more advanced. If only the 2600 can deliver sufficient electrical power to the cart.

http://i47.tinypic.com/34ip6yo.png

Brumisator
25-07-12, 07:58
What if you pack a 2600 cart with a modern CPU with own ROM and RAM. [...] Within the limitations of the 2600 graphics and sound, you could essentially run anything on such system. MAME for instance.


Well that's kind of the issue here, isn't it? I agree it's a rather fascinating concept, but the limitations of the atari would apparently still make it impossible to output anything but atari looking video & sound, so you couldn't just slap mame on there,you'd need to reprogram every single game from the ground up to make it compatible with that kind of frankenstein monster.

soren
25-07-12, 08:07
For the "MAME scenario", the cart CPU (assuming it has all the power in the world) would reprocess MAME output to 2600 compatible graphics data in real time.

If a 2600 program is practically only updating the screen from ROM-space data, I wonder what the effective resolution and colour depth is?