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Apr 19, 2019

Please note:- There are 2 versions of this episode; the stereo mix is done in a cinematic way to celebrate the movies.  If you, for whatever reason, require the mono version - please choose that one

For best listening experience use headphones in a dark room with some alcoholic beverages of your choice :D

In this epic sci-fi episode, Ric and Kingy awake from their retro cryo-pods aboard the RGDS Nostromo and chat about all these lovely Alien themed games. The titles range from the 8-bit era, right through to the 64-bit generation. You may hear the lads wax lyrical about their favourite titles, but remember - in space, no one will hear them scream.
Games covered in this episode are:

Alien - Atari 2600
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2hTPqNqqJk

Alien - ZX Spectrum, C64 & Amstrad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6NVttxy_nI - Spectrum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCw3SmAvRMs - C64
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCtjw2-dNxc&t=286s - Amstrad

Fanmod Bugfix spectrum version - https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=625&p=18783&hilit=alien#p18783

Aliens - US Version - ZX Spectrum, C64 & Amstrad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5vqewOH474 - Spectrum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKq1b9CzToE - C64
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWJc0AO0Op4 - Amstrad

Aliens - EU Version - ZX Spectrum, C64 & Amstrad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_2E2BQiwHI&t=1471s - Spectrum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efolLO2zcpc - C64
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4qd-9CvnlU - Amstrad

Windows fan remake of Aliens titled LV-426 (2007)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TUOqAm3SeE
https://derbian.webs.com/lv-426/

Aliens 2 - MSX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0tLZbhlzcs
Play msx games online @ http://www.jamsx.com/
Cancelled NES/FAMICOM version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdgs5IVlWec

Aliens (Arcade)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvvgwFbHr7Q

Alien 3 - Mega drive/Amiga/Snes/C64/Gameboy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMOdKrs8wdg - Megadrive Version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ge5vZN_DiU Amiga Version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPafigDOOvI&t=849s - Snes Version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xarmn0gTCkg&t=529s - C64 Version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNuIz7yUx_E - GameBoy Version

Alien 3 The Gun - Arcade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htUjhFtgtEY

Aliens vs Predator Arcade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTHS2TIISUE

Aliens vs Predator - Atari Jaguar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kLG8v3O_UE

Alien Trilogy - PS1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW2IQrfci0I

Ultimate Doom Mod Alien Trilogy
https://www.moddb.com/mods/aliens-the-ultimate-doom/news/alien-trilogy-ud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djqjKV5wZ8U

Ultimate Doom Mod Aliens Total Conversion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5qOCCnxj88
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMzQPWfFIDM
https://www.moddb.com/mods/aliens-tc

Alien Infestation - Nintendo DS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFW4fOyEjlI

Alien Neoplasma - ZX Spectrum Homebrew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZEE2Gxex1s

Project Firestart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8UJamK45o4

Organism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7sZI04RXtM

Alien Breed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfZtX8Vj4s0

Alien Syndrome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC0wrCI0-EI

Xenomorph
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPrMz1SrAhI

Apr 19, 2019

Please note:- There are 2 versions of this episode; the stereo mix is done in a cinematic way to celebrate the movies.  If you, for whatever reason, require the mono version - please choose that one

For best listening experience use headphones in a dark room with some alcoholic beverages of your choice :D

In this epic sci-fi episode, Ric and Kingy awake from their retro cryo-pods aboard the RGDS Nostromo and chat about all these lovely Alien themed games. The titles range from the 8-bit era, right through to the 64-bit generation. You may hear the lads wax lyrical about their favourite titles, but remember - in space, no one will hear them scream.
Games covered in this episode are:

Alien - Atari 2600
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2hTPqNqqJk

Alien - ZX Spectrum, C64 & Amstrad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6NVttxy_nI - Spectrum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCw3SmAvRMs - C64
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCtjw2-dNxc&t=286s - Amstrad

Fanmod Bugfix spectrum version - https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=625&p=18783&hilit=alien#p18783

Aliens - US Version - ZX Spectrum, C64 & Amstrad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5vqewOH474 - Spectrum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKq1b9CzToE - C64
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWJc0AO0Op4 - Amstrad

Aliens - EU Version - ZX Spectrum, C64 & Amstrad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_2E2BQiwHI&t=1471s - Spectrum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efolLO2zcpc - C64
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4qd-9CvnlU - Amstrad

Windows fan remake of Aliens titled LV-426 (2007)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TUOqAm3SeE
https://derbian.webs.com/lv-426/

Aliens 2 - MSX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0tLZbhlzcs
Play msx games online @ http://www.jamsx.com/
Cancelled NES/FAMICOM version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdgs5IVlWec

Aliens (Arcade)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvvgwFbHr7Q

Alien 3 - Mega drive/Amiga/Snes/C64/Gameboy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMOdKrs8wdg - Megadrive Version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ge5vZN_DiU Amiga Version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPafigDOOvI&t=849s - Snes Version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xarmn0gTCkg&t=529s - C64 Version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNuIz7yUx_E - GameBoy Version

Alien 3 The Gun - Arcade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htUjhFtgtEY

Aliens vs Predator Arcade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTHS2TIISUE

Aliens vs Predator - Atari Jaguar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kLG8v3O_UE

Alien Trilogy - PS1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW2IQrfci0I

Ultimate Doom Mod Alien Trilogy
https://www.moddb.com/mods/aliens-the-ultimate-doom/news/alien-trilogy-ud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djqjKV5wZ8U

Ultimate Doom Mod Aliens Total Conversion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5qOCCnxj88
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMzQPWfFIDM
https://www.moddb.com/mods/aliens-tc

Alien Infestation - Nintendo DS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFW4fOyEjlI

Alien Neoplasma - ZX Spectrum Homebrew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZEE2Gxex1s

Project Firestart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8UJamK45o4

Organism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7sZI04RXtM

Alien Breed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfZtX8Vj4s0

Alien Syndrome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC0wrCI0-EI

Xenomorph
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPrMz1SrAhI

Apr 5, 2019

Yes, with Easter around the corner, Kingy and Drisky have decided to take you through an EGG-xellent adventure full of us poaching some of the best games and yolks through gaming past.

We cover the Dizzy series, Chuckie Egg 1 & 2, Jazz Jack Rabbit and Billy Hatcher and that's not all Yolks! we even manage to squeeze in a few honourable mentions.

So come and join us on this EGG-citing adventure and have a great Easter.

Show Notes:

Dizzy Fansite:-

http://yolkfolk.com/

Chuckie Egg Fansite (Get Chuckie Apple here):-

http://www.bagshot-row.org/chuckie-egg/

Jazz Jackrabbit on GOG:-

https://www.gog.com/game/jazz_jackrabbit_collection

Jazz Jackrabbit comic scans:-

https://www.gog.com/forum/jazz_jackrabbit/original_manual_scans_with_comics_here

 

 

Mar 22, 2019

35 Years ago this month, Jet Set Willy was unleashed upon the 8 bit world.  This sequel to the already popular Manic Miner still remains a fan favourite to this day.

 

Join Kingy and Drisky as they cover the entire series of Miner Willy games and discuss it's enduring legacy.

Show notes:-

8-bit Annual Kickstarter:-

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/8bitmagazine/8-bit-annual-2019-hardback

 

Spectronica Album by Tufty can be found here:-

https://tufty1.bandcamp.com/album/spectronica

 

Manic Miner & Jet Set Willy Remakes:-

http://retrospec.sgn.net/

 

Your Sinclair Tipshop Tiptionary

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=2001347

Sam Coupe Emulator

http://www.simcoupe.org/

 

Jet Set Willy Lord of the Rings

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek.cgi

Jet Set Willy Megamix

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0025421

Matthew Smith interview on Thumb Candy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ngGU4tUDLM

Central Cavern Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/centralcavern/

 

Jet Set Willy and Manic Miner Online Community

http://jswmm.co.uk/

Manic Miner: The Lost Levels NDS

http://headsoft.com.au/index.php?category=mmll

 

Sir Lancelot Mobile remake

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lapigames.sirlancelotquest

Gary Arnott's icon art (Pooterman)

https://www.deviantart.com/pooterman

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 8, 2019

The RGDS boys sit down to chat about memories of PC gaming during the 90’s and the numerous Hardware upgrades they purchased to play the latest and greatest games.

 

Hear why Matt L can’t be trusted to buy a good Graphics card, why Drisky was king of the gaming world (for a while at least), why Kingy overpays for corporate junk and Matt A believes the PC’s time is now (as well as then…).

 

If you played PC games in the 90’s and know your RTS from FPS, your 3DFX from PhysX and your HBP from your AGP, you’ll have a blast dipping back in time with this episode.

 

 

@TheDrisk

@UVTKingy

@Lambomat

@Matt_Aguilera

Feb 22, 2019

Kingy is joined by special guest, Will Brooker to discuss the phenomena of "Filling in the Blanks" in gaming. Where the imagination takes over the experience suggested in the particular game.

This episode is based around the 8-bit era where the games were a lot more basic and the players own imagination took the game to a new level.

Will has submitted an academic paper on this very topic and discusses it in the show.

Twitter details

Follow us on @rgdspodcast

Follow Kingy on @uvtkingy

Follow Will on @willbrooker

 

Show notes:-

Details of Will's Spectrum documentary (as discussed in the episode)

I’m currently filming my first round of interviews with Spectrum gamers - people local to me who can fund their own travel to the university - and I’m going to apply for funding to cover the costs of more distant interviews.

In the meantime I’m inviting Spectrum gamers to mail me their video memories. Here’s what I’ve sent my respondents so far.

We can ask your listeners to send in their videos, and they can check details in the show notes.

 

 

The end goal for this project is a short film about Spectrum fans which will be screened at the Centre for Computing History as part of their 2020 Spectrum anniversary celebrations. It may also be screened and hosted elsewhere -- I'll keep you informed if that happens. I'll be gathering material over a long period, with the aim of having the film edited in 2020-2021. I should be able to show you clips before that.

 

I'm currently interviewing fans who live close to me, and then I will be applying for funding to cover the cost of interviewing more distant fans. I hope I may also be able to interview you face to face.

 

Meanwhile, if you are willing, I'd like you to submit your responses to some questions by video. The questions are at the bottom of this email.

 

This can be as simple as you like -- no problem with using a phone, though if you have other camera equipment, please feel free to use it. The videos will be compiled into my documentary film as a montage of responses, so a mixture of different styles and quality will be fine.

 

Feel free to film your responses to them separately or all at once. There is no right or wrong way of doing this -- just please make sure that I can hear you clearly with no background noise, that you're well-lit and in focus.

 

If you want to include your own Spectrum and original cassettes in the video, please do.

 

Once you've filmed your responses, please upload them to https://wetransfer.com/

and send them to me at drwillbrooker@gmail.com. (My gmail account has more room than my work one).

 

Or you can attach them directly to an email and send them to me at drwillbrooker@gmail.com.

 

Thanks very much for taking part, and if you have any questions, do let me know.

I'll very much appreciate all contributions.




Questions for Spectrum fans

1. Your name, your age now, and where you’re from.

2. What Spectrum did you first have, and when? How old were you?

3. What did the Spectrum mean to you?

4. What were your favourite games?

5. Please read podcaster Gordon King’s review of Avalon here.  He talks about how he was entirely drawn into the world, experiencing fear and shivering in the cold dungeon.

http://girnygamer.scottige.com/2017/04/13/avalon-the-greatest-game-of-all/


Did you feel immersed like this in any games? Please say as much as you want.

6. What do you remember about the role the Spectrum played in your friendships and family relationships? (For instance, swapping games with friends, two-player mode with a brother or sister; your parents buying you games for Christmas; taking the Spectrum to a grandma’s house or on holiday...?) Say as much as you want.

7. Can you still experience the magic and wonder of the Spectrum in the 80s, or is it something of a specific time, which has now been lost?

Please feel free to send any photos of yourself from the time, and/or you at the Spectrum, your bedroom, Spectrum games from the time – or, even better, video from the time that you are happy for me to use.

Feb 8, 2019

In this episode Drisky and Kingy hark back to a time when the arcade was still king and we all coveted home ports of our favourite coin guzzlers. The lad’s champion what they think are some of the best arcade to home conversions on the Commodore Amiga.

Games featured in this episode are:

Arkanoid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lKr4M_4b3I

Pac-mania
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rzfco6rpy0&t=532s

Pang
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26GXjmzjAdU

Rainbow Islands
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-JXM43NkIg

Rodland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYVdnXuNRM8

Saint Dragon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeY9kOot9iI

Silkworm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdVX1kmSWw0

Super Hang On
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRdZSYpACk8

Show notes:-

Heart of Neon documentary
https://vimeo.com/310850660

Andrew Braybrook blog on Rainbow Islands
https://uridiumauthor.blogspot.com/2018/03/rainbow-islands.html

Afterburner Amiga (Activision)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERJ9-i9prng

Afterburner Amiga (sega)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UznN5Xc_4v0

Follow us on Twitter @RGDSpodcast
@UVTkingy@TheDrisk

Jan 25, 2019

Welcome back to RGDS. We’ve deployed our R.G.D.S Bravo team of Matt A, Matt L and Jon back to the Spencer Mansion to battle the evil demons of destruction, in celebration of the newly released Resident Evil 2 Remake.

The boys discuss their favourite memories of the original Resident Evil, the 1996 seminal Survival Horror experience for PS1, Saturn and PC, memories of acquiring via slightly dodgy means on Import 6 months before a PAL release, and Matt A had a few nightmares he’d like to forget about.

We also give a quick run through some of the games that inspired the original RE, and a round-up of the immediate sequels.

If you like Shotguns, Tyrants, and a Jill Sandwich, this is the podcast for you.

Follow - 

@RGDSPodcast

@Matt_aguilera

@Piepew

@Lambomat

Original BIOHAZARD Trailer that came on the disc for Street Fighter Zero (Alpha) in Japan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRuJeR_CkWM

DON”T OPEN THAT DOOR!

Jan 11, 2019

In this episode Drisky and Kingy look at a whole host of clandestine espionage games, covering a multitude of genres and systems. Expect much cloak & dagger discussions and many games secrets passed back and forth between our RGDS secret agents.

 

Games covered in this episode are:-

Goldeneye

Perfect Dark

Saboteur

Spycraft

Superspy

Covert Action

Spy Vs Spy

Sly Spy

Show notes:-

Captain MaCaw game on Steam...

https://store.steampowered.com/app/946000/Captain_MaCaw/

We have a competition to win a key for the upcoming game.

#RGDScompo on twitter and tell us why you'd like to win this key.

Winner will be chosen on Friday 18th January.

 

Tuckersoft pop up store - https://www.iambirmingham.co.uk/2019/01/03/surreal-black-mirror-bandersnatch-store-mysteriously-appears-birmingham/

Tuckersoft website - https://www.tuckersoft.net/ealing20541/

 

Golden Eye easter egg ZX Spectrum Emulator - https://kotaku.com/5897828/long-lost-emulation-easter-egg-discovered-in-goldeneye

 

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