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Ep. 22: Special Episode: Phase 2

March 14, 2019 Wade Ripowski

Introducing Phase 2 of the Player/Missile extended podcastimatic universe. The magazine coverage will stay the same, but instead of a typical game review, I will focus on reverse engineering to discover interesting game programming techniques used by the authors of these classic games. I intend it to be …

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Ep. 21: May 1982: Fujirun

October 1, 2017 Wade Ripowski

The hiatus is over. With my new slimmed-down post-production, I now plan to get back to regular episodes. For this one, it’s back to the usual magazine coverage and talk about what’s I’ve been doing in the last year.

Introduction KansasFest! Listener Written Programs Astroblaster Carnival

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Ep. 20: Apr 1982: Jumpman

October 14, 2016 Wade Ripowski

The culmination of the first “season” of the Player/Missile podcast is a review of my favorite game and the announcement of the project undertaken by Kevin Savetz and myself to reverse engineer the game. We’re sponsoring a level design contest, and there’s still time to enter! Oh, and I’m

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Ep. 19: Mar 1982: Getaway!

March 31, 2016 Wade Ripowski

Game review of Getaway! and interview with the author Mark Reid. The program won the Atari Star Award and the $25,000 prize in 1983. I also introduce Omnivore, the 8-bit binary editor that I’ve been working on during the hiatus. Kevin Savetz has a guest review of the …

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Ep. 17: Jan 1982: Shamus

October 19, 2015 Wade Ripowski

The universe of games really begins to expand in 1982. From here on out we’ll have a huge selection of choices to talk about, and Shamus by Cathryn Mataga leads us off. Also, an interview with Michael Portuesi who is both a published author in Compute!’s books and …

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Ep. 16: Dec 1981: Flight Simulators, Part 2a

September 1, 2015 Wade Ripowski

The first half of the military flight simulator roundup with Chris Olson. I’ve included a bonus tech section at the end discussing a clever display list technique used by the MicroProse sims. Guest reviews: Michael Glaser of the XEGS Cart-by-Cart podcast covers SoftSide and Kevin Savetz summarizes the …

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Ep. 15: Nov 1981: Reversi II

August 2, 2015 Wade Ripowski

Two new magazines for the coverage: Computer Gaming World and my first magazine from the UK: Computer & Video Games, and two guest reviewers of magazines. An overview of KansasFest from the Atari point of view, and a review of the APX game Reversi II. Introduction California