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 

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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!

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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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Feb 14, 2016

Press Play On Tape Podcast Ep 11- Acorn

Insert tape, rewind to start, press play and listen to our special guest, Rob Caporetto, give a master class in all things Acorn and the BBC Micro! Listen carefully, as we assure you that you’ll learn something new – we definitely did! The honor of selecting the publisher of choice went to our special guest, with Rob opting for a left-field publisher Synapse Software. After much deliberation about this obscure software house, we were pleasantly surprised to learn that Synapse created a fair number of games that we actually enjoyed playing on our beloved 8-bit micros, and it seems you agreed with us by giving us your top Synapse games in our social media discussion. Listen to episode 11 now, we guarantee your ears will thank you!


Outro track for this episode: Spellbinder - The Weevil Remix 
Where else can you find us?

Listen to the ‘Press Play On Tape Podcast’: http://pressplayontape.podbean.com/

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Jan 20, 2016

Press Play On Tape Podcast Ep 10- We Love C64

As another year rolls around, the PRESS PLAY ON TAPE lads kick off the new year by gushing over their beloved Commodore 64. The lads are joined by none other than Mr. Mark Cassar (from Retro Domination and +3 Geekdom fame) in their C64 love-in. Alex starts off by giving us a crash course on the history of the C64, followed up by the best C64 games, which would not be a surprise to anyone listening. The audience participation was huge on Twitter, while Facebook languished with only a solitary response! Daz dropped a bombshell by opting for US Gold as the publisher of choice for the first episode of 2016. So, Slip on a shirt, Slop on the sunscreen, Slap on a hat and whack in the headphones and tune in for the first PRESS PLAY ON TAPE podcast for 2016!



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Dec 16, 2015

Press Play On Tape Podcast Ep 09- Xmas Shenanigans

Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas! It's just Daz and Alex for the final episode of Press Play On Tape for 2015 - it's so strange that it's just them two! Before there is any sitting on Santa’s knee and looking into his big red sack, the lads get all misty-eyed in their reflection of the year that was and then get excited about the year that will be. Alex gets excited about a few Kickstarters coming to fruition, while Daz gets excited about the unknown!

Press play on tape one final time for 2015 to hear the lads reminisce about their favourite old Xmas magazine issues and what they wish Santa will leave under the Christmas tree for them. Oh yeh, they even ask the audience what they wish Santa will bring them this Christmas! So be merry, stay safe and enjoy!


Xmas Music used on podcast by Aaron White
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Nov 17, 2015

Press Play On Tape Podcast Ep 08- C64 Back to the future

When Marty and Doc visited Oct 21 2015, they failed to tell us that the venerable Commodore 64 was still going strong, even after 33 years after its release. In episode 8 of Press Play on Tape, Daz and Alex welcome the time traveler, Mr Ant Stiller, who will finally set on the very rosy future of the C64. Once we hit 88MPH, we’ll discover games, magazines, music, demos, hardware and all other shades of homebrew awesomeness that the C64 still receives, after many of its contemporaries had been left in its dust!


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http://www.ausretrogamer.com/
www.retrodomination.com
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Oct 15, 2015

Press Play On Tape Podcast Ep 07- Genrebusters

The Press Play on Tape (PPOT) lads are back again, and this time they have taken one prisoner, Mr Mark Cassar from Retro Domination and +3 To Geekdom fame! Mark gives an insight into his gaming past, while Alex goes gaga over Mark’s love of arcade games and loathness of Zelda. The PPOT crew and special guest discuss their favourite gaming genres on 8 and 16-bit systems, with Daz delighting all with genrebusting games you may have not heard of or played before. As per usual, the publisher of choice segment was another animated discussion, this time, the honour of choosing the publisher was given to Mark – no, it wasn’t Capcom, Mark chose the hit maker, System 3. With lots of games to choose from, there was no shortage of classics on offer, with IK+ and Last Ninja (among others) getting the bulk of the votes. So rewind the tape, press play and kick back to another classic PPOT podcast!


Outro track by Aaron White. Flimbos Quest
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