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miner2049er
31-08-12, 11:50
The August Show and our first RoundUp after CGE 2012 is out, just in time.

We almost got blown away during Live News (well some of us did) but we made it through the storm in one piece to live another day.

So what are you waiting for? Go and get it you muppet!

TOPICS COVERED IN THE SHOW
CGE 2012 Wrap Up - (00:00)
Hardware Flashback: CGE Loot - (33:38)
Retro Regurge - (57:27)
Guinness Gaming Records - (61:13)
Connection Remix (Nurmix) - (63:01)
Portland Retro Gaming Expo Interview - (67:24)
The Great And Powerful Oz - (101:23)
Top Ten Video Game History Museum Exhibits - (101:53)
Gaming Trivia - (217:27)
David Crane Interview - (217:55)
Mike'd Up - (240:41)
Live News And Listener Views - (269:23)
James On James (Brumisator and Nurmix) - (365:09)
URLs And EMails - (368:51)

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saberman
01-09-12, 07:09
Cool - downloading it now.

Are we ever going to get another British Hour Mike?

miner2049er
01-09-12, 11:36
We are.

Some day. ;)

Brumisator
02-09-12, 01:56
I can't wait to put on my curiculum vitae "recorded a song downloaded by tens of thousands of people".

Cheers!

indieseoul
02-09-12, 02:06
Funny song Brumisator! It's still stuck in my head.

Leathco
03-09-12, 02:54
Sweet.

All Your Base
03-09-12, 04:40
"He can fly satellites but the sonofabitch sure as hell can't count up to 21"

Still laughing at that one!

Nurmix
05-09-12, 01:23
I can't wait to put on my curiculum vitae "recorded a song downloaded by tens of thousands of people".

Cheers!

We will have to collaborate on another one Brumi! I'm sure they guys will give us another idea during the next drunken Live News...

Download the higher quality MP3 (and alternate mixes) here! (http://www.notatari.com/james_on_james.html)

Nurmix
05-09-12, 01:36
You guys do realize that you posted a picture of the [comparatively] readily available Mattel Intellivision "ECS Computer" module (http://www.retrogamingroundup.com/images/events/cge2012/hires/cge2012_063_hi.jpg) in your top ten when I'm sure you meant to post the scarce, rarely seen, exorbitantly priced original Intellivision "Keyboard Component" (http://spatula-city.org/~im14u2c/images/kbd/)?

Granted, you did post the brown European version of the ECS (which is perhaps where the confusion came in). And while it's more rare than the US [white] version (http://www.corestack.com/machines/ecs.html) of the ECS, it's no original keyboard component by any stretch of the imagination.

I haven't listened to that part of the podcast yet, and I'm sure you were talking about the original keyboard component in it, but being the huge Intellivision fan that I am, I felt compelled to set the record straight on the image.

Ahemm...

Carry on then... nothing to see here...
:WHISTLE:

GameGavel
05-09-12, 01:42
Correct. Uk, posted the wrong pic :)


You guys do realize that you posted a picture of the [comparatively] readily available Mattel Intellivision "ECS Computer" module (http://www.retrogamingroundup.com/images/events/cge2012/hires/cge2012_063_hi.jpg) in your top ten when I'm sure you meant to post the scarce, rarely seen, exorbitantly priced original Intellivision "Keyboard Component" (http://spatula-city.org/~im14u2c/images/kbd/)?

Granted, you did post the brown European version of the ECS (which is perhaps where the confusion came in). And while it's more rare than the US [white] version (http://www.corestack.com/machines/ecs.html) of the ECS, it's no original keyboard component by any stretch of the imagination.

I haven't listened to that part of the podcast yet, and I'm sure you were talking about the original keyboard component in it, but being the huge Intellivision fan that I am, I felt compelled to set the record straight on the image.

Ahemm...

Carry on then... nothing to see here...
:WHISTLE:

indieseoul
05-09-12, 10:39
So where is the thread to win the signed by alumni bottle of Stetson? Are you still doing the best commercial wins contest?

Compute
05-09-12, 03:14
Great job as usual, guys. Odd that my link didn't make it into the email either time it was mentioned. Oh well. Here it is, the space invaders bar: http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Invaders-Bar/

Enjoy your slut game!

GameGavel
05-09-12, 05:08
Sorry about that?? Not sure how we keep missing just yours? You are sending to news@retrogamingroundup.com correct? We won't miss them in the future, promise :)


Great job as usual, guys. Odd that my link didn't make it into the email either time it was mentioned. Oh well. Here it is, the space invaders bar: http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Invaders-Bar/

Enjoy your slut game!

Burgertime
05-09-12, 06:02
I was drooling when Mike found all of those Megaman games at the Swap, and then cried when wasn't able to grab them :(
Still need those games for my collection, and $60 for all of them is a damn good deal!

GameGavel
05-09-12, 08:53
Ya, I can't believe I set them down. Dumb move :)


I was drooling when Mike found all of those Megaman games at the Swap, and then cried when wasn't able to grab them :(
Still need those games for my collection, and $60 for all of them is a damn good deal!

Compute
05-09-12, 09:57
It's cool. You did mention it, but I forgot to paste the link in the email. Woops!

miner2049er
05-09-12, 10:08
You guys do realize that you posted a picture of the [comparatively] readily available Mattel Intellivision "ECS Computer" module (http://www.retrogamingroundup.com/images/events/cge2012/hires/cge2012_063_hi.jpg) in your top ten when I'm sure you meant to post the scarce, rarely seen, exorbitantly priced original Intellivision "Keyboard Component" (http://spatula-city.org/~im14u2c/images/kbd/)?


Correct. Uk, posted the wrong pic :)

Corrected. Fuck you very much. ;)

Nurmix
06-09-12, 05:17
Corrected. Fuck you very much. ;)

Ah, not in my browser... unless you meant to still show the brown ECS (http://www.retrogamingroundup.com/images/events/cge2012/hires/cge2012_063_hi.jpg), then yes, corrected beautifully, sir! Bravo!
:PO

Chris
07-09-12, 05:55
Hey I got a mention! Wooohoo! Thanks guys!

LovelyWong
09-09-12, 05:35
The "Viva Las Vegas" clip just reminded me of my journey by car from the Los Angeles area to CGE. On the way up to CGE I stopped at Peggy Sue's 50's Diner in Yermo and during my meal "Viva Las Vegas" started playing and of course my mind started expecting to hear one of the hosts of this podcast. What a great way to start CGE and how coincidental was that? Great memories. :)
By the way, I picked up a Zaxxon board game at the show and have already played it with my nephew.

tschak909
11-09-12, 04:08
I initially sent this to the RGR guys, thanks for the mention of LinuxMCE in RGR 51!

I am Thom Cherryhomes, a long time software developer, who has worked quietly through both the commercial and free software world for the last 20 years, writing a wide variety of software applications and doing research work for myself and various clients.

For the last decade, I've been one of the core developers of a piece of software called LinuxMCE. LinuxMCE is, quite simply, the most advanced smart home platform ever designed; able to unify media, lighting, climate, security, and telecom control under a single unified messaging system where every part of the system can (and does) talk to every other part of the system, providing a home experience completely unparalleled even today, as compared to when we started over a decade ago. (For clarification, LinuxMCE is defended from a commercially available system called PlutoHome, which its parent company had decided to market to two distinct sets of people, tweakers and people with tons of disposable cash...the company changed direction and only the open source variant LinuxMCE remains.)

The website is here: http://www.linuxmce.org/ and A 20 minute demo of the system can be found here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2176025602905109829

One of the aspects that LinuxMCE has, is a Game Player subsystem, which I have been systematically retrofitting with emulations of every single game system that I can reliably support via such methods. Following the integration patterns of the rest of the system, we gather the best of breed of different emulation systems such as MAME, MESS, VICE, Atari800, and so on, and provide the necessary integration so that a user only needs to concern themselves with acquiring the ROMs and putting them into the correct location. The system tries to grab box art for the games that are put into the system, and they show up in an easy to use form within both the on-screen and off-screen (tablet, cell phone, IP phone, etc) displays.

We also provide many other features include:

* The ability to create any number of named bookmarks for supported systems: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XMjWrJpEEw
* The ability to create any number of named game recordings which are then available in your videos/movies catalogue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH4LsBUM5k0
* The ability to play games not only on the same media director, but on different media directors in different rooms of the house: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADe4OhVthds

And some of the demos of different game system support:

* LinuxMCE: 2600 game support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNpK0MwMzTY
* LinuxMCE - Game Player - Preliminary V… (VIC20 and Commodore 64 Support) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJLrwLJUR0Q

There are many more:

* Arcade (via MAME)
* Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, 8-bit computer
* Sega SG-1000, SMS, Genesis
* Nintendo NES/Famicom/SNES
* Vectrex (with Overlays)
* NEC PC Engine/TG16/SGX

anyway, just wanted to let you guys know about it.

-Thom

eldphm
11-09-12, 08:54
Ya, I can't believe I set them down. Dumb move :)


I was drooling when Mike found all of those Megaman games at the Swap, and then cried when wasn't able to grab them
Still need those games for my collection, and $60 for all of them is a damn good deal!

"Mike'd Up" is (and has been) surprisingly entertaining, who would have known that listening to a guy going to swapmeets would be so interesting.
Maybe just because I lack any haggling skills whatsoever, there is no chance to hone them here in Sweden. We have price tags everywhere, even at the swapmeets.
Of course there are some haggling but it is not a common part of the process. At Least you got some good deals to make it sting a little bit less.

LovelyWong
12-09-12, 04:34
"Mike'd Up" is (and has been) surprisingly entertaining, who would have known that listening to a guy going to swapmeets would be so interesting.
Maybe just because I lack any haggling skills whatsoever, there is no chance to hone them here in Sweden. We have price tags everywhere, even at the swapmeets.
Of course there are some haggling but it is not a common part of the process. At Least you got some good deals to make it sting a little bit less.

Yes. I think that is very cool to hear what is available as well as the deal going down.
i usually visit a swap meet at a place called Alpine Village located in Torrance CA. But I mostly get there late in the afternoon and have not really found anything that I liked. Probably because of my late arrival no less.
I guess I should start getting there early in the day and have coffee and donuts in the parking lot before they open up.
I did buy some CD's there but only managed to get one of them for $1 less than the guy initially wanted. Guess I need to work on my haggling skills. But then again, the guy told me he knew what he was selling and added that it was still a better deal than going to a store to buy them especially if they are out of print.

Byte Knight
15-09-12, 04:44
Great job this month guys! Good interview with David Crane - I'm excited about the possibility of him returning to programming for the 2600. Unfortunately it's not looking good for his Kickstarter project... Good to see Mike'd up back too!

Clytor
21-09-12, 03:13
I'm not sure why they pulled their video. Anyway here is the Facebook page for the band that I tried to submit to news. Mario Speedwagon!
http://www.facebook.com/mario.speedwagon.50