Happy Gluttonous Shopping Season everyone! Please be sure to visit your local mom and pop stores this season, they’ll feel good and you will too. Today I am discussing Keystone Kapers by the one and only Activision! I apologize for the refrigerator this episode, it sounded really loud and distracting
Our friend Michael Thomasson has published a new book, Downright Bizarre Games: Video Games that Crossed the Line, poking fun at the video game industry, an entertainment business that often takes itself much too seriously. This is a hilarious look at the odd side of the industry, from games outside …
Steve Panak, Game Reviewer
Steve Panak was a prolific writer of Atari computer game reviews. He wrote the Panak Strikes! column in A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing magazine, and also wrote reviews for Antic magazine and ST-Log magazine.
This interview took place on November 28, 2016.
“Companies were just sending me games to
Particles BBS (PETSCII/ANSI)
This BBS is probably the most active one I call, and also the one I’m the most active on. Always tons of interesting discussions and the sysop (Icebreaker) is very active on it. I also see him around on a lot of the other BBS I call.
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Michael Mulhern, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston
Host’s Topic: Replica replica
Replicas, precise or otherwise. What do you think about (near-)perfect replicas? Is our nostalgia for using a new-looking object, or for using an object that was actually produced in the past? Should
Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has updated the manual for the popular Apple II graphics programming tool Turtlesoft with a new softcover manual. Originally published in 1983 by A.P.P.L.E., the new manual features revised formatting and now includes the 15 sample programs with screenshots. In addition to the …
Bev and Bryan Wilkinson, Optimized Systems Software
Bev and Bryan Wilkinson were part of Optimized Systems Software, the company that brought DOS XL, Mac/65, Action!, BASIC XL, BASIC XE, and other products to Atari computer users.
Bill Wilkinson was founder of OSS. Bev was his wife, and Bryan his son.
The HP Series 80 (HP83/85/86/87)
This episode is the third and final in a series about the Hewlett Packard HP-85 computer, or more accurately, the entire line of similar computers known as the HP Series 80. Once again, I have the tremendously knowledgeable duo of Everett Kaser and Vassilis Prevelakis