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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