Press Play On Tape: The House That Melbourne Built

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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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Press Play On Tape: Hitting The Reset Button

PPOT_14_HDRAs 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 shoutouts, so you better listen in!

Oh yeh, Daz and Aaron even also get to speak to Paul Bridger the director and producer of the new documentary, The Amiga Works – Allister Brimble. Get the inside information on how he produced and self funded his first feature documentary.

Stay away from the reset button and press play on tape now!

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Press Play On Tape: STart Me Up

PPOT_13_HDRFinally, 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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Press Play On Tape: Getting To Know You – The Tassie Jedi

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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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PRESS PLAY ON TAPE: The Acorn and BBC Micro Master Class

PPOT_eps11Insert 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 certainly did!

The honour 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. 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!

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Press Play On Tape: We Love C64

PPOT_eps10As 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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Press Play On Tape: Xmas Shenanigans

PPOT_eps9Ho, 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!

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