For gamers in the 80’s & 90’s magazines such as Nintendo Magazine System, Mean Machines Sega, Amiga Action, MegaTech, CU Amiga were all well loved titles. Our latest podcast guest Steve Merrett worked on all of these and more.
When Nintendo announced their follow up to the much criticised Wii U, Nintendo fans had no idea what to expect. The Nintendo Switch was released in 2017 and made a bold move to have a home console that you could also remove from it’s charging dock and take with you wherever you went.
In this episode Paul chats to Jonathan Beales who has worked within the games industry for over 30 years. Jonathan started his career back in the 80’s working on Popular Computing Weekly and ACE magazines before moving on in 1989 to begin working in games and video promotion.
Jonathan has worked for Gremlin, Sony and many more well known names in the games industry. We discuss his time working with Sony and HMV helping promote Sony’s first games event to promote their products. We also cover making an advert for Games X magazine, working on the launch for 3DO, Tomb Raider 2 and more.
“Welcome to the stage of history…”
Following our first Listener Top 10 episode, where we took a stroll through a selection of C64 games, we return to the format to spend some time with SEGA’s ambitious Dreamcast. Once again we invited our listeners to contribute their personal favourite games for the system, and we compiled the votes to create a Top 10.
“Once again…welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.”
Phil is joined by first time guest host, Chris Smith (not that one), to take a wander through Konami’s Castlevania series. Naïvely attempting to drop in on almost every game, our heroes just about make it through to the end for one last fight with Dracula.
In this episode we start a new series of Listener Top 10’s. First up is the 8bit powerhouse the Commodore 64. The C64 lasted for around a decade from it’s very strong start in the home computer market facing off against the Spectrum and Amstrad 464. Known for it’s amazing SID chip the C64 soon gathered a massive fan base for the music heard coming from it but luckily there were many great games to go alongside that