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Title: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 6: Dungeon Master
Post by: Lorfarius on October 29, 2017, 20:09:02 PM
So I'm dabbling in something new.... just done a podcast all on my own!  Decided to focus on the Amiga as it's what I know best and just posted the first episode:

http://amigarama.podbean.com/ (http://amigarama.podbean.com/)

Its on iTunes so would appreciate it if people would have a listen and subscribe... and if it's not too much bother leave a review!  Will be doing a new episode each week and going to have a crack at covering every Amiga game release, though that's probably impossible going to have a good laugh along the way.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
Post by: zapiy on October 29, 2017, 21:04:02 PM
Wallop fella,

 8)

Good to see you post this here pal.

Look forward to listening.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
Post by: Lorfarius on October 29, 2017, 21:16:04 PM
Thanks, more the merrier  :D
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
Post by: zapiy on October 29, 2017, 21:27:13 PM
Listening now pal.

Just finished pal, good start, bit of waffling but hey that's to be expected. Looking forward to seeing how the format pans out bud.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
Post by: JoeMusashi on October 29, 2017, 22:01:50 PM
I was looking out for a decent Amiga podcast just last week. I'll give it a listen.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
Post by: Lorfarius on October 30, 2017, 17:43:11 PM
Listening now pal.

Just finished pal, good start, bit of waffling but hey that's to be expected. Looking forward to seeing how the format pans out bud.

I was hoping I didn't go off on too much of a tangent  :) Sure it will get better with time!
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
Post by: Lorfarius on October 30, 2017, 17:43:38 PM
I was looking out for a decent Amiga podcast just last week. I'll give it a listen.

Thanks and let me know what you think!  8)
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
Post by: JoeMusashi on October 30, 2017, 20:35:57 PM
I quite liked it. Its well recorded for a start. Doesn't sound like you're talking through a plastic cup with string attached.
I reckon I could listen to you talking about games. Its sounds like it will be very casual, which is fine by me.
What are your plans for this? My suggestion would be to add a bit of structure to it. Stop you wandering off on a tangent and repeating bits of information lol.

Good luck and I'm looking forward to hearing what game(s) you start off with.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
Post by: Lorfarius on October 30, 2017, 20:46:54 PM
I quite liked it. Its well recorded for a start. Doesn't sound like you're talking through a plastic cup with string attached.
I reckon I could listen to you talking about games. Its sounds like it will be very casual, which is fine by me.
What are your plans for this? My suggestion would be to add a bit of structure to it. Stop you wandering off on a tangent and repeating bits of information lol.

Good luck and I'm looking forward to hearing what game(s) you start off with.

Got a fairly decent mic setup from my Youtube days even with a professional filter/arm. Add in some software and I think it comes off quite well.

I'm going to stick to a bit of news (if possible, not always stuff to use) and one game a week. Each time I'll try and do a bit of history on it, stuff I can find out from development as well as my own experience with it either from back in the day or now topped off with a sort of review... mainly me yammering on ;D Next episode we will be going into the Danger Zone. That's as much a hint as I can give.

I think there might be a bit of wandering off here and there as I don't have a co-host to give me a kick up the backside! Hopefully I will become more natural over time, got loads of episodes planned.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
Post by: JoeMusashi on October 30, 2017, 21:17:49 PM
Danger zone...? I've got Kenny Loggins rattling around my skull now. Did Top Gun ever appear on the Amiga?
One game a week should see you to retirement age! Whats your criteria for choosing them? Plucked out of a hat? From some sort of cerebral list? Listener requests?
I can understand your lack of co-presenter comment. I guess its difficult to rein yourself in when you get going. I'd be the same lol.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
Post by: Lorfarius on October 30, 2017, 21:24:04 PM
Danger zone...? I've got Kenny Loggins rattling around my skull now. Did Top Gun ever appear on the Amiga?
One game a week should see you to retirement age! Whats your criteria for choosing them? Plucked out of a hat? From some sort of cerebral list? Listener requests?
I can understand your lack of co-presenter comment. I guess its difficult to rein yourself in when you get going. I'd be the same lol.

Afraid I can't give any more away, else it's too obvious  ;D

To start with I'm picking them based off my own experience in the past and if there's anything to talk about in general about the games. I'm sure loads will have zero info so might be a problem. I heard there might be as many as 2000 games though  :o  Right now I have a list for about 20 episodes but as I go along I'll open it up for user requests, will give me a chance to experience loads I've never played before.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
Post by: zapiy on October 31, 2017, 16:28:47 PM
Looking forward to the next episode pal. What's the planned time line for each episode pal, you looking at an average of an hour each one or what?
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
Post by: Lorfarius on October 31, 2017, 17:27:30 PM
Looking forward to the next episode pal. What's the planned time line for each episode pal, you looking at an average of an hour each one or what?

Aiming to upload on a Sunday evening and 20-30 minutes to start with but might grow as I get more comfortable on my own.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
Post by: Lorfarius on November 05, 2017, 14:00:02 PM
Episode 2 is now live! This week I'm having a close look at... Jetstrike.

https://amigarama.podbean.com/e/amigarama-episode-2-jetstrike/ (https://amigarama.podbean.com/e/amigarama-episode-2-jetstrike/)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/zvrjx5.jpg)

Bit of an under-appreciated gem. Doesn't seem to get a lot of love in Amiga circles :(
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 2 - Jetstrike
Post by: JoeMusashi on November 05, 2017, 21:01:50 PM
I'm not familiar with this one but I see the Danger Zone link, however tenuous  ;)
I'll give it a listen and also try and load the game up at some point
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 2 - Jetstrike
Post by: Lorfarius on November 05, 2017, 21:58:44 PM
I'm not familiar with this one but I see the Danger Zone link, however tenuous  ;)
I'll give it a listen and also try and load the game up at some point

It even has the Danger Zone music...

https://youtu.be/Si69-4giMcs
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 2 - Jetstrike
Post by: JoeMusashi on November 06, 2017, 08:17:17 AM
 ;D thats so shit. I love it.

Out of interest, are you using emulation for any of these reviews? Do you have any recommendations for one? Particularly for Raspeberry Pi;
or are you literally collecting originals as you go along?
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 2 - Jetstrike
Post by: Lorfarius on November 06, 2017, 17:44:40 PM
;D thats so shit. I love it.

Out of interest, are you using emulation for any of these reviews? Do you have any recommendations for one? Particularly for Raspeberry Pi;
or are you literally collecting originals as you go along?

Nope I'm running everything on an Amiga 500  :) Though I think Amiga Forever is probably the best way forward if you want to go down the emulation route.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 2 - Jetstrike
Post by: zapiy on November 09, 2017, 17:12:16 PM
Great episode pal, really enjoyed that.

Whats up next?
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 2 - Jetstrike
Post by: Lorfarius on November 09, 2017, 19:24:33 PM
Great episode pal, really enjoyed that.

Whats up next?

Something dark with a touch of Blade Runner!
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 2 - Jetstrike
Post by: JoeMusashi on November 09, 2017, 21:03:54 PM
Ooh, Beneath a Steel Sky...?
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 2 - Jetstrike
Post by: Lorfarius on November 10, 2017, 11:33:50 AM
Ooh, Beneath a Steel Sky...?

Good guess... but no! Though it will have a web of deceit.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 2 - Jetstrike
Post by: JoeMusashi on November 10, 2017, 11:55:32 AM
I'm trying to think of Cyberpunk games that were released on the Amiga now. The obvious one is Flashback. I believe an adaption of Neuromancer was released for Amiga actually. Never played the game but the book is a classic. Other than those I'm stumped..............until Sunday I guess!
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 2 - Jetstrike
Post by: zapiy on November 10, 2017, 12:09:18 PM
I'm stumped as well lol.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 2 - Jetstrike
Post by: Lorfarius on November 10, 2017, 12:57:30 PM
 8)

Last clue!
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 2 - Jetstrike
Post by: Lorfarius on November 12, 2017, 10:49:16 AM
AMIGArama takes a walk on the darker side of life in this serial laden, futurisitc Blade Runner-esque game.

https://amigarama.podbean.com/e/amigarama-episode-3-dreamweb/
 (https://amigarama.podbean.com/e/amigarama-episode-3-dreamweb/)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/eajqsn.jpg)
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 3 - DreamWeb
Post by: JoeMusashi on November 12, 2017, 18:57:58 PM
Hmm, I don't know this one but it looks right up my street! I'll look forward to listening tomorrow. I'll resist the temptation to search the web in the meantime...
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 3 - DreamWeb
Post by: zapiy on November 13, 2017, 12:10:43 PM
Loved it mate, I think the fact you waffle gives it a more real fan appeal to me at least.


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Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 3 - DreamWeb
Post by: Lorfarius on November 13, 2017, 20:30:00 PM
Loved it mate, I think the fact you waffle gives it a more real fan appeal to me at least.

Be prepared for lots more then  ;D
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 3 - DreamWeb
Post by: JoeMusashi on November 13, 2017, 21:02:23 PM
I like the sound of this game, I enjoyed listening.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 3 - DreamWeb
Post by: zapiy on November 14, 2017, 17:54:26 PM
Hope your not offended by my waffle statement?  I mean I love the way you go of on a tangent lol when reading the instructions for example lol.


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Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 3 - DreamWeb
Post by: Lorfarius on November 16, 2017, 12:42:39 PM
Hope your not offended by my waffle statement?  I mean I love the way you go of on a tangent lol when reading the instructions for example lol.


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No  ;D
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 3 - DreamWeb
Post by: JoeMusashi on November 16, 2017, 21:44:02 PM
Gonna drop any hints as to whats on next?
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 3 - DreamWeb
Post by: Lorfarius on November 17, 2017, 07:49:45 AM
Gonna drop any hints as to whats on next?

Swashbuckling adventure this week!
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 3 - DreamWeb
Post by: JoeMusashi on November 17, 2017, 09:13:22 AM
Ah, there's one obvious answer but is it too obvious....? Its got to me Monkey Island, right?
Which leads me to a question actually. Are you dealing with games as a series or individually?
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 3 - DreamWeb
Post by: Lorfarius on November 17, 2017, 09:55:01 AM
Ah, there's one obvious answer but is it too obvious....? Its got to me Monkey Island, right?
Which leads me to a question actually. Are you dealing with games as a series or individually?

Yep! Too obvious clue though it could have been Pirates!  8)

Haven't decided yet, think it depends on the game. If its something really short say Bubble Bobble and Rainbow Islands there might not be a lot to cover for a full show so I'd stick them together. But something like the Shadow of the Beast series are huge on their own with a fair bit of history, despite being a bit simple in what they involve.

I have a prepped list of games to cover the next 20 episodes, most are fairly good and worth some attention so loads of content.  Though I'm really looking forward to trying out more of the Cinemaware games as I only played a few back in the day.  "It Came From the Desert" looks really good and wouldn't mind a good reason to play it in depth.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 3 - DreamWeb
Post by: Lorfarius on November 19, 2017, 13:26:58 PM
Set sail on the seven seas with a touch of a rubber chicken (with a pulley in the middle!) in one of Lucasfilm's finest its the 4th episode of the AMIGArama Podcast, covering... The Secret of Monkey Island.

https://amigarama.podbean.com/e/amigarama-episode-4-the-secret-of-monkey-island/ (https://amigarama.podbean.com/e/amigarama-episode-4-the-secret-of-monkey-island/)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2iivknq.jpg)
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 4 - The Secret of Monkey Island
Post by: zapiy on November 21, 2017, 07:58:55 AM
What a cracking game. Will listen to this later.


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Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 4 - The Secret of Monkey Island
Post by: Lorfarius on November 21, 2017, 11:18:08 AM
What a cracking game. Will listen to this later.


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Yep, wasn't a tough one to choose  :D Will have to return to the second one eventually but I'll probably dip into another graphic adventure before I return to the sequel.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 4 - The Secret of Monkey Island
Post by: Lorfarius on November 26, 2017, 13:11:26 PM
A classical adventure in the time of Julius Caesar but can you truly become the Emperor and conquer all of Rome? AMIGArama is going to find out this week...

https://amigarama.podbean.com/e/amigarama-episode-5-rome-ad92/ (https://amigarama.podbean.com/e/amigarama-episode-5-rome-ad92/)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2hqc60w.jpg)
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 5: Rome AD92
Post by: zapiy on November 27, 2017, 15:15:02 PM
Just looking for something to listen to for tonight at work and now I have it.  8)

Great timing.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 5: Rome AD92
Post by: Lorfarius on November 27, 2017, 18:15:07 PM
Just looking for something to listen to for tonight at work and now I have it.  8)

Great timing.

Let me know what you think, wasn't too sure about covering this one too early. It's an odd game.
Title: Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 5: Rome AD92
Post by: Lorfarius on December 03, 2017, 17:29:27 PM
Take a trip into the dark dungeon crawl that is... Dungeon Master!

https://amigarama.podbean.com/e/amigarama-episode-6-dungeon-master/
 (https://amigarama.podbean.com/e/amigarama-episode-6-dungeon-master/)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/dpcs5v.jpg)