Interviews

[Interview] Game Over Cafe - Retro Gaming Cafe, Portsmouth UK

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Nestled among the Georgian facades and naval monuments of Portsmouth’s old town lies a hidden retro gaming gem. Situated just a few doors down from the inn where Admiral Nelson spent his last night before setting sail to engage the Spanish Armada at the battle of Trafalgar is a subterranean treasure trove of blinking lights, flickering CRTs and b [ … ]

Last Updated ( 14 November 2015 )
 

Interview: TimeWalk Games - More Than Just Reproduction Carts

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This month brought along the saddening news that the manufacturer who created the limited edition DuckTales Remastered press kit, along with countless other video game reproduction cartridges, boxes and manuals has closed down. Timewalk Games recently announced their closure online, much to the disappointment of many many retro gamers, leaving behi [ … ]

Last Updated ( 24 February 2014 )
 

Interview: Andy Swann of Twilight Games (Frog Dude & Alfred Chicken Developer)

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The Mega Drive had Sonic and the Super Nintendo had Mario. In an age-old rivalry, the war between the blue blur and podgy plumber epitomised the 1990s video game industry at its competitive best. Sega and Nintendo were untouchable – but maybe, just maybe one British developer had an answer? Regular visitors to RetroCollect will no doubt be aware of [ … ]

Last Updated ( 08 February 2014 )
 

Interview: Rodney Greenblat (Creator of PaRappa The Rapper)

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Kick! Punch! It's all in the mind! These lyrics are all engaved in our gaming past thanks to PaRappa The Rapper's creator, Rodney Greenblat - but how exactly did a renowned graphic artist and his paper-thin rapping dog end up in the video game world?

Last Updated ( 01 February 2014 )
 

Interview: The Retro Gamer Who Made & Lost $100,000 In A Day

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It had been a normal day at work for Stephen Ross, though he was selling something of quite significant value on eBay and he hadn’t had time to check it. Little could prepare him for what he saw when he turned on his phone; his expensive $5,000 'Nintendo cartridge' was now set to raise him over $90,000. Stephen was living the dream of every Retro G [ … ]

Last Updated ( 30 January 2014 )
 

Interview: RetroGameBase (Retro Game Shop in London, UK)

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In 2012 it was reported that the last surviving retro game shop in London had closed. Despite this tragic news, another classic gaming specialist has since risen up in their absence to ensure the capital city still has a steady supply of vintage games. After recently launching their own faux-TV channel on YouTube to promote their cause, RetroCollec [ … ]

Last Updated ( 09 January 2014 )
 

Interview: Ste Pickford (Co-Developer Of Plok)

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With the recent news that Super Nintendo cult title Plok is receiving a much deserved comic strip revival, we managed to get a hold of the game’s co-creator Ste Pickford to talk about the much loved title and the cartoon it’s inspired.

Last Updated ( 11 August 2013 )
 

Interview: Howard Phillips (Ex-Nintendo Power Co-Editor)

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Howard Phillips sits down with us to chat about Nintendo, reflects on the cancellation of Nintendo Power and tells us more about his time in the video game industry.

Last Updated ( 14 April 2013 )
 

Interview: Dj Cutman (Video Game Remix Musician/Producer)

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Some say his tracks define the chiptune genre, those unaware ask who's that masked musician? We say it's Dj Cutman and we're avid listeners! Having recently provided audio for the RetroCollect FM Podcast, we sit down with Mega Man's mysterious enemy.

Last Updated ( 22 January 2013 )
 

Interview: Doc Isaac The Man Behind The Video Game Inspired Track Bullet Hell!

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Classic video games and music are quickly merging together to create an all new genre for the nostalgic generation. Alongside the likes of our beloved chiptune artists and the many talented composers behind OCRemix are those who lurk behind the term 'nerdcore'. We sit down to discuss the pixels and polygons with musician Doc Isaac in something comp [ … ]

Last Updated ( 24 October 2012 )
 

Interview: RetroCollect Your Link To The Past... Introducing Our Very Own Twilight Princess, Linky Lex

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Stepping aside from our usual duties of playing classic games and archiving them in our expansive database, we decided to catch up with a certain gamer who assumes the role of our favourite characters. Linky Lex, a well known cosplayer for her appearances dressed up as The Legend Of Zelda's Link sat down to discuss the enthralling world of cosplay. [ … ]

Last Updated ( 05 June 2012 )
 
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