Feb 22, 2017

Press Play on Tape episode 21: Repairs, restorations, and (it is dark, you might be eaten by) Grues

Got some computers needing a bit of love? Then this month’s episode of Press Play on Tape is for you!  On the back of a few recent repairs and restorations of their own, the team decided this month to talk through some of their favourite hints & tips. Where to start with a non-working system? Cap kits or not? Is Retrobrite for you? All this, and a lot more...

 

For our Publisher this month we’ve gathered our lamp and ventured into the dark to discuss the text adventure legends: Infocom! Tony and Aaron go over some of their favourite games, along with Damian dropping a shock bombshell!

 

Even if you’re not handy with a soldering iron or screwdriver, there’s still something for everyone this month. Kick back, have a listen and enjoy!

 

Where can you find us?

This episode along with all previous ones can always be found at http://pressplayontape.podbean.com. You can find us on iTunes by searching for Press Play on Tape Podcast – we’d love it if you gave us a review while you’re there. It all helps!

 

We can be found on Facebook by searching for Press Play on Tape podcast, and on Twitter @PPOT_Podcast

 

Tony has his game reviews, pickups and more over on the Electric Adventures YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/electricadventures

 

You can read up on some of Damian's restoration projects on his site at http://www.tehkella.net/retro/

 

Press Play on Tape is a part of the Console Domaination Gaming Network.

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Dec 20, 2016

Press Play on Tape episode 20: Enter JCVD.

Here comes a new Challenger! You might have seen him on our Facebook page (if not, come have a look), so now it's time to meet Mr. JCVD - aka. Damian - as he joins the Press Play on Tape team as our third co-host.

 

This month we're taking a look at the year that was 2016, and what some of our favourite Vintage Computer pick ups were. Not only that, we dive into what our "Holy Grail" wish list for 2017 looks like!

 

Wishing all our listeners and supporters a fantastic Christmas, and we'll be back bigger and better in 2017!

 

 

Outro track is Magical Sound Shower from Outrun (C64).

 

Where can you find us?

This episode along with all previous ones can always be found at http://pressplayontape.podbean.com. You can find us on iTunes by searching for Press Play on Tape Podcast – we’d love it if you gave us a review while you’re there. It all helps!

 

We can be found on Facebook by searching for Press Play on Tape podcast, and on Twitter @PPOT_Podcast

 

Tony has his game reviews, pickups and more over on the Electric Adventures YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/electricadventures

 

You can read up on some of Damian's restoration projects on his site at http://www.tehkella.net/retro/

 

Press Play on Tape is a part of the Console Domaination Gaming Network.

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Nov 15, 2016

Press Play on Tape episode 19: The Tasmanian Epoch

(Heads up - due to some problems in recording, the audio quality isn't fantastic. Sorry!)

 

After a short hiatus and some technical fun, Press Play on Tape flips sides and loads in a new adventure!

 

Aaron welcomes one of the podcast's new hosts, none other than fellow Tasmanian: Tony Cruise! You might remember him from his MSX masterclass back in episode 5, and he's on-board to help share the hosting duties and bring some vintage computing programming expertise to the crew (not to mention pour some MSX-flavoured water on the C64 love!). We also talk through some of the highlights from the Classic Gaming Area at PAX Australia 2016 - Just how long did the River Raid comp go for you ask? Listen and find out...

 

Publisher of choice this month was Newsfield's own in-house studio: Thalamus! Known for kick-ass music, developer journals in Crash & Zzap64!, Thalamus has quite the legacy to look back over.

Kick back, tune in and join us as we Press Play on Episode 19!

 

Outro track is an Atari 8-bit version of the Sanxion theme.

 

Where can you find us?

This episode along with all previous ones can always be found at http://pressplayontape.podbean.com. You can find us on iTunes by searching for Press Play on Tape Podcast – we’d love it if you gave us a review while you’re there. It all helps!

We're found on Facebook by searching for Press Play on Tape podcast, and on Twitter @PPOT_Podcast

Tony has his game reviews, pickups and more over on the Electric Adventures YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/electricadventures 

As always, thanks to http://www.ausretrogamer.com and http://www.retrodomination.com for their ongoing support!

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Sep 11, 2016

Press Play on Tape episode 18: Atari’s 8-bit legacy

The tape is rewound, the counter set to zero, and that means only one thing: it’s time to Press Play on Tape! This month, Alex, Daz and Aaron are joined by Serby from Weird and Retro to take a look back at Atari’s 8-bit computer range. Alex runs us through Atari’s lineup, spanning from the Atari 400 to the ST-inspired 130XE, before handing over the Serby to discuss his beloved XE Games System!


After picking Llamasoft as Publisher of Choice for this month, the crew discuss the many weird and wonderful games they’ve given us over the years. The group also discovers that Jeff Minter’s games were responsible for them getting the Atari Jaguar, Nuon and the PS Vita!


On a more subdued note, it’s with great sadness that this episode sees us saying goodbye to Alex and Darren from the show. Both have made the difficult decision to step down from regular hosting duties in order to focus on other projects. The show will go on, but they both will be missed.


Thanks for listening, and we hope you enjoy this month’s episode!



This episode along with all previous ones can be found at http://pressplayontape.podbean.com. You can also find us on iTunes by searching for Press Play on Tape Podcast – we’d love it if you gave us a review while you’re there. It all helps!


You can also find us on Facebook by searching for Press Play on Tape podcast, and on Twitter @PPOT_Podcast


As always, thanks to http://www.ausretrogamer.com and http://www.retrodomination.com for their ongoing support!


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Aug 26, 2016

Press Play On Tape Podcast Ep 17- The Commodore is still keeping up with you

As Commodore 64 month draws to a close, episode 17 of Press Play on Tape rolls in to prove that the Commodore is still keeping up with you! 


Hosts Alex and Aaron are joined by Ant Stiller and Hellfire64’s Rob Caporetto on a roundtable discussion on everyone’s favourite 34 year old bread bin. The group discusses what makes the system special to them, how they’ve been celebrating C64 month, and if there’s anything they’d ever do to change the system. There is also a look at some of the brand new releases that have caught their eye in recent times, and a few of the upcoming titles on the horizon.


The audience were challenged to tell us what game defined the Commodore 64 for them. The lads definitely weren’t ready for the overwhelming response - definitely proving that people are still keeping up with the Commodore!


If you’d like to see Rob in action, he posts weekly game reviews, previews and hardware videos on his YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/hellfire64


This episode along with all previous ones can be found at http://pressplayontape.podbean.com. You can also find us on iTunes by searching for Press Play on Tape Podcast – we’d love it if you gave us a review while you’re there. It all helps!


You can also find us on Facebook by searching for Press Play on Tape podcast, and on Twitter @PPOT_Podcast


As always, thanks to http://www.ausretrogamer.com and http://www.retrodomination.com for their ongoing support!


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Jul 24, 2016

Press Play On Tape Podcast Ep 16- The one where Sega released a computer

Press Play on Tape Episode 16: The one where Sega released a computer

Is it See-ga, or Say-ga? This, and many more things are discussed as your PRESS PLAY ON TAPE Podcast hosts Alex, Daz and Aaron take a look at that one time Sega entered the Home Computer market. Joined by Tim from the Retro Domination & +3 to Geekdom podcasts, we explore Sega’s history in the lead up to, and following the release of their SC-3000 computer.

The group discusses the different versions of the SC-3000 and where it was released, before taking a peek under the hood to see what hardware drove it. Listen as we talk through some of the accessories Sega made for it – including what might be one of the most expensive floppy disk add-ons ever! It’d be a boring computer without the games, and given SEGA’s arcade history there’s plenty to be discussed. The team runs through some of the games for the SC-3000, including a unique hidden gem from two of Sega’s greatest developers that you’ll only find on the SC-3000 (and SG-1000)!

This month Daz finally got his chance to pick Activision as the publisher of choice, who almost need no introduction. As the world’s first independent games publisher, they have an overwhelming history of games to choose from, yet our listeners still manage to pull a few out from left-field.

Regardless of how you pronounce SEGA, the Press Play on Tape team won’t judge you, and hope you enjoy this month’s episode!

This episode along with all previous ones can be found at http://pressplayontape.podbean.com. You can also find us in iTunes by searching for Press Play on Tape Podcast – We’d love it if you gave us a review while you’re there. It all helps!

You can also find us on Facebook by searching for Press Play on Tape podcast, and on Twitter @PPOT_Podcast

In addition, our Podcast episodes can found on http://www.ausretrogamer.com and http://www.retrodomination.com – Thanks to both sites for their ongoing support.

For those who revel in all things board gaming and pop culture, Tim and co-host Mark run the +3 to Geekdom podcast over at http://plus3togeekdom.podbean.com

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Jun 7, 2016

Press Play On Tape Podcast Ep 15- The House that Melbourne Built

The three Press Play On Tape horsemen ride into town and head straight to the house that Melbourne built. There they meet the great, Cameron “Gazunta” Davis!
As they are lead on a tour of this Melbourne House, Cam delves into his gaming past and absolutely blows away the horsemen with stories of making C64 games at age 8, badgering a TV Week editor to become a games reviewer, then the time he tested games for a living and becoming a Games Designer! Cam’s story doesn’t end there as he reveals his comic artist genius, his many published works, becoming a TV personality and finally his pièce de résistance, being the editor of the very last issue (#107) of legendary magazine, Zzap!64!
If that wasn’t enough, Cameron provides a comprehensive bio on this month’s publisher of choice, yep you guessed it, Melbourne House! Stop fiddling with the controls and press play now!


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www.retrodomination.com
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May 14, 2016

Press Play On tape Podcast Episode 14- Hitting The Reset Button

As the weather in the southern hemisphere gets cooler, the Press Play On Tape podcast heats things up with three hosts and one very special guest! In this episode, we welcome Aaron Clement as our co-host and we sit down to have a chat with the C64-centric Reset magazine editor extraordinaire, Kevin Tilley (aka: Unkle K). We probe Unkle K about all things Reset – how the magazine came to be, its evolution, highlights, lowlights and any sneaky inside information on the upcoming issue. For the publisher of choice, Unkle K chose Hewson Consultants, which had no shortage of classic video games! We hit the social media channels to read our your fave Hewson published games and we even have time for shout outs. Daz and Aaron also get to speak to Paul Bridger the director and producer of the new documentary The Amiga Works - Alister Brimble. Get the inside information on how he produced and self funded his first feature documentary.  So you better listen in! Stay away from the reset button and press play on tape now!

You watch The Amiga Works by Paul Bridger here 

Come check us out on Facebook and give us a like :)

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www.ausretrogamer.com
www.retrodomination.com

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Apr 12, 2016

Press Play On Tape Podcast Episode 13 - STart me up

Finally, the great Atari 16-bit computer gets its time to shine on the PRESS PLAY ON TAPE podcast! With Maximum Power Up’s podcaster, Paul Monaghan as the special guest, Daz is outnumbered and admits defeat in the 16-bit computer battle. The cast looks back fondly at the ST and its many great games, from exclusives like Oids, to awesome arcade conversions like R-Type and the ultimate adventure RPG, Dungeon Master.Rainbow Arts was chosen as the publisher of choice, with The Great Giana Sisters and Turrican getting lots of love from the lads. This month also saw a record number of responses for the audience question, which goes to show that there is plenty of love for Atari’s Sixteen/Thirty-two computer! So grab your Amiga mates and STart me up!

Come check us out on Facebook and give us a like :)

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www.ausretrogamer.com
www.retrodomination.com

Also Check out the Maximum Power Up podcast here
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Mar 11, 2016

Press Play On Tape Podcast Episode 12 - Getting to know you

A new year brings new ideas! The Press Play On Tape (PPOT) hosts have introduced a new segment which aims to get to know you, the awesome listeners, that little bit better. The PPOT crew aim to find out how you got into gaming, what your fave systems and games are, knowing about your collection, and anything else that is cool to know and discuss! The hope is that this becomes a regular segment. Having said that, all new things need to start somewhere, so the first guineapig, ahem, we mean special guest on ‘Getting To Know You‘, is the Tasmanian Jedi, Aaron Clement! The crew delves deep into Aaron’s past and takes many a tangents, but we promise you, it is all compelling listening! The regular publisher of choice segment is discussed feverishly, with Aaron opting for Palace Software – listen in, as your contributions are read out as well! So rewind the counter to 000 and press play now!


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www.ausretrogamer.com
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