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Title: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on October 24, 2014, 10:44:53 AM
Hi guys

A while ago I started a new show as part of my production company Time for Toast Productions called Retro Zone.

This is the show where anything retro gets looked at. Whether that be games, music, movies, board games etc. Anything is possible on this show.

If this sounds like something you are interested in watching then please check out my channel at http://www.youtube.com/ukretrozone (http://www.youtube.com/ukretrozone)

As always if you had any comments or feedback regarding the show please let me know in the comments here or on the videos.

Thanks for taking the time to read this :-)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: zapiy on October 24, 2014, 12:57:15 PM
Thanks for sharing i will take a look.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: TrekMD on October 24, 2014, 13:22:17 PM
Cool, I've subscribed. Thanks for letting us know.  :)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on November 12, 2014, 07:45:48 AM
I've just released a new episode showing when I visited the London Film and Comic Con last month.

This will be my last episode for a little while. I will reveal why in due time :-)

http://youtu.be/3cPLWwU6WX8 (http://youtu.be/3cPLWwU6WX8)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: TrekMD on November 12, 2014, 11:47:03 AM
That looks like a great event and the guests that attended were all excellent!
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: Greyfox on November 12, 2014, 11:51:37 AM
Very Nice Video fella, well covered :)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on November 12, 2014, 20:19:40 PM
Thanks for the comments guys glad you enjoyed the episode :-)
Title: Re: Review of the Week - Splatterhouse 2
Post by: Greyfox on November 12, 2014, 20:30:34 PM
Subbed to the channel mate, hope to see more :113:

You can be blown away here! (http://http) by my YouTube channel, lousy plug I know, but I'm a sneak like that lol.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on November 12, 2014, 21:30:40 PM
Love the music on your page. I've subscribed to you :-)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: Shadowrunner on November 13, 2014, 04:03:33 AM
Great video, love seeing all the costumes :)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on November 13, 2014, 08:16:14 AM
Thanks everyone for your kind words on my latest video.

The cosplayers do make events like this. The passion and love really comes through
Title: Re: Review of the Week - Splatterhouse 2
Post by: Greyfox on November 13, 2014, 09:27:44 AM
Quote from: "llayboy"
Love the music on your page. I've subscribed to you :-)

Glad to liked the sparkly lights and fireworks. The gas thing was my aim to have it as a games review channel to begin with back in the day, and when I discovered nobody was really covering the stuff I actually wanted to see, it evolved into something completely different lol, but I might one day return to doing game reviews, now that I have the setup sorted.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on November 13, 2014, 09:32:33 AM
You should I'm finding it really fun and it gives me the chance to work through my collection
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: zapiy on November 13, 2014, 09:53:31 AM
Great video fella. Have subscribed using the main RVG channel. Must put more videos on there.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on November 13, 2014, 23:03:36 PM
Cool thank you for subscribing :-)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on November 24, 2014, 08:26:38 AM
Hi everyone

I've made a facebook page for the show. If you like the show then please give the Facebook page a like too.

To find the Facebook page please go to http://www.facebook.com/ukretrozone (http://www.facebook.com/ukretrozone)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: Greyfox on November 24, 2014, 11:31:31 AM
liked and following ;)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: zapiy on November 24, 2014, 13:01:24 PM
Will do this later pal.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on December 29, 2014, 23:07:59 PM
Thinking of starting a Patreon page for the show. What does everyone think?
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: zapiy on December 29, 2014, 23:12:19 PM
Whats that then?
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: TrekMD on December 30, 2014, 03:05:06 AM
I didn't know what it was either, so I checked on Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patreon (http://http)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: Greyfox on December 30, 2014, 13:52:35 PM
Quote from: "llayboy"
Thinking of starting a Patreon page for the show. What does everyone think?

In regards to doing something like this, your asking people to invest in your show and I feel with the minimum amount of subscribers, could find yourself with an up hill struggle :43:, You can check out his Patreon page here: http://www.patreon.com/LazyGameReviews (http://http) plus he's apart of RetroWare TEAM which I'm sure has reenforced his monthly donations, plus he does great stuff.

You could of course give it a shot, you could be lucky, but I think this service applies to people doing this as a full time living, but you never know, I hate been a party pooper, but just been realistic at a possible waste of time. Sorry fella.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on January 23, 2015, 11:27:10 AM
http://youtu.be/StkkV6pS_BM (http://youtu.be/StkkV6pS_BM)

In this episode of Retro Zone I take a look at figures like Monster in my Pocket, M.U.S.C.L.E, Trash Bag Bunch and many more!
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: zapiy on January 24, 2015, 09:46:26 AM
Awesome work as always Dan.. :113:
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on March 17, 2015, 08:33:26 AM
http://youtu.be/fnmuGIviMQY (http://youtu.be/fnmuGIviMQY)

Hi guys

The latest episode of Retro Zone is a special one so I would appreciate you guys giving this episode a watch. In this episode I interview Tim Clarke, the man behind The Boglins and Sectaurs. He also worked on the excellent Dark Crystal and is currently working on his new line of toys Totims.

So please give this episode a watch and let me know what you think
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: TrekMD on March 18, 2015, 00:25:58 AM
I just finished watching the episode with Tim Clarke.  That was excellent!  He seems like a very nice guy! 
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on March 18, 2015, 19:31:57 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I just finished watching the episode with Tim Clarke.  That was excellent!  He seems like a very nice guy!

He was a really nice guy was an absolute gent and a pleasure to interview. Will be ordering a Totim soon so will let you know what it's like when it a arrives
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: TrekMD on March 18, 2015, 23:36:27 PM
Very cool!  :)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: zapiy on March 19, 2015, 18:11:00 PM
Great video fella..

He came across really well.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on March 26, 2015, 09:06:20 AM
http://youtu.be/h88qRIDHXMs (http://youtu.be/h88qRIDHXMs)

With Wrestlemania 31 this Sunday I am joined on the couch by my brother and co-host of my other show Flickchat Gaz Williams. We play a game which holds a lot of nostalgia for us. This is SUPER WRESTLEMANIA
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: Greyfox on March 26, 2015, 10:52:55 AM
Just had watch, hilarious watching you both, but the Megadrive version? The Snes version was better IMO, but you can't please everyone, maybe you guys should do a sequal with Snes version, you won't regret it.

Kudo on the video Dan :113:
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on March 26, 2015, 12:16:13 PM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
Just had watch, hilarious watching you both, but the Megadrive version? The Snes version was better IMO, but you can't please everyone, maybe you guys should do a sequal with Snes version, you won't regret it.

Kudo on the video Dan :113:

Glad you enjoyed the video, the Mega Drive version was cheaper plus that's what we had growing up. Might get the SNES version at some point.

Want to get the others like Raw, In Your House, Wrestlemania the Arcade Game etc. Thanks again for giving the video a watch
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on May 13, 2015, 10:08:40 AM
http://www.youtu.be/23DJOBBN4wM (http://www.youtu.be/23DJOBBN4wM)

My latest episode is available and in this episode I discuss my time at Play Blackpool.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: Greyfox on May 13, 2015, 11:45:04 AM
Superb Work! Dan, loved the editing skills and the best I've seen on Play this year via video coverage very professional..big Kudos for that :(

some fair points, I don't know if any of the Play Expo team visit here but the suggests I very valid, maybe you should contact them about these concerns, as I'm sure they are very friendly and won't hold you down, while one of them drop kicks ya lol.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: TrekMD on May 13, 2015, 11:53:03 AM
Nice video and commentary about the event!
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: zapiy on May 13, 2015, 12:50:38 PM
Awesome editing Dan, great piece of journalism also...great stuff.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on May 13, 2015, 22:40:55 PM
Thanks for the feedback on the episode guys. Glad you all enjoyed it. I've sent the video to them so hopefully they will watch it.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on May 22, 2015, 14:12:45 PM
http://youtu.be/nRGmRoM7Vqc (http://youtu.be/nRGmRoM7Vqc)

In the latest episode I do a first for the channel, an unboxing! So I unbox a crate from Retro Gamer Zone!

If you would like your own crate check out their website:
http://www.retrogamerzone.com (http://www.retrogamerzone.com)
Title: Re: Hello There
Post by: Greyfox on May 22, 2015, 20:01:39 PM
Brilliant video fella, loved it, to see the shock and horror of getting Jack Nicolas Golf NES cart was wonderful, even though you did your best to hide it, we know inside you were sickened :24:
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on May 23, 2015, 00:04:16 AM
Hahaha aye that was a little disappointing. But as said in the video it was my fault as I should have put in the notes that I didn't want sports games.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: EchoPark on May 23, 2015, 06:25:27 AM
Check out the channel and subbed :)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on May 25, 2015, 16:55:58 PM
Thanks for checking out the channel really appreciate it :-)
Title: Retro zone
Post by: llayboy on June 11, 2015, 08:31:33 AM
[align=center:2gemxgqv]www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OqK2uAZrC4[/align:2gemxgqv]

In this episode I chat to the man behind the cover art for games like Ant Attack, Chess Master and James Pond 2. He is also the man who was responsible for all the art in the TV show Knightmare. If you haven't guessed today I am chatting with David Rowe.

David has released a book with an amazing selection of artwork from Knightmare. This includes early sketches and background art from the show. If you would like to get a copy of the book then go to http://www.davidrowe.net (http://www.davidrowe.net)
Title: Re: Hello There
Post by: Greyfox on June 11, 2015, 10:18:31 AM
Watched this last night, an excellent interview Dan, loved the way you asked the questions not been behind a webcam yourself, it's extra efforts like this that make your video really excellent, great work fella :)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on June 12, 2015, 07:46:26 AM
Thanks for watching the video and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Gonna be taking a break from the show soon as I've not had time off from YouTube in 3 years
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: zapiy on June 12, 2015, 10:00:31 AM
Fantastic video fella.. Like GF said, the fact you do a little extra makes your videos that much better. :113:
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on June 12, 2015, 18:27:08 PM
Glad you all have enjoyed the video. Filming the next episode this weekend and hopefully gonna release it next week.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: TrekMD on June 12, 2015, 20:55:47 PM
I just watched this.  Very nice interview.  I'm with GF, I like how you had it set up for when you asked questions. 
Title: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on June 13, 2015, 10:29:20 AM
Thank you guys, really appreciate all the kind words about my videos. Hope you guys enjoy the next video I release.

Just to let you know my channel has hit the 100 subs mark. So to celebrate I would like to release a special video to mark the occasion. So I am turning it over to you guys to decide what type of video you would like to see.

So all suggestions are very welcome!
Title: Re: Hello There
Post by: Greyfox on June 13, 2015, 14:33:15 PM
I gave you mind on Facebook, so it's open house to anyone here.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: TrekMD on June 13, 2015, 14:36:48 PM
Congrats on reaching 100 subscribers! 
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on June 17, 2015, 21:43:36 PM
http://youtu.be/s0uKql0_ZIE (http://youtu.be/s0uKql0_ZIE)

In this episode I take a look at the latest release from Arrow Video. This is one I've been looking forward to so let's look at The Hound of the Baskervilles
Title: Re: Hello There
Post by: Greyfox on June 17, 2015, 22:19:21 PM
Wow double video bonus within a week, will check it out later on Dan.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on June 17, 2015, 23:44:13 PM
I am now having a little break from YouTube. Haven't taken a break in about 3 years so I'm just taking time out to recharge.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: zapiy on June 19, 2015, 07:43:02 AM
Yes, sometimes you need a break to come back invigorated.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on June 21, 2015, 11:17:00 AM
Also it's going to give me time to actually play some games haha
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: TrekMD on June 21, 2015, 14:51:09 PM
Quote from: "llayboy"
Also it's going to give me time to actually play some games haha

That's always good!  :)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on June 21, 2015, 23:42:54 PM
http://www.twitch.tv/ukretrozone/profile (http://www.twitch.tv/ukretrozone/profile)

Thinking of starting a Twitch stream for Retro Zone where people can watch me play some Retro games! However I don't want to start streaming if it's something people aren't interested in.

So if you would like to see live streaming. Give the Twitch channel a follow and once it hits 20 followers, I'll start streaming.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: zapiy on June 24, 2015, 22:22:26 PM
Good luck pal.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on July 27, 2015, 22:48:50 PM
http://youtu.be/s4eqHQgd58Y (http://youtu.be/s4eqHQgd58Y)

Hi guys

I wondered if you would mind checking out this trailer I made over the weekend with my mate. We love 80s VHS movies and their trailers. So we decided to tip our hat to them by making this video.

Let me know what you think
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 27, 2015, 23:14:36 PM
Quote from: "llayboy"
https://youtu.be/s4eqHQgd58Y (https://youtu.be/s4eqHQgd58Y)

Hi guys

I wondered if you would mind checking out this trailer I made over the weekend with my mate. We love 80s VHS movies and their trailers. So we decided to tip our hat to them by making this video.

Let me know what you think
:113:
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: TrekMD on July 27, 2015, 23:18:25 PM
That was funny!  LOL  Nicely done.  Some gun there to make a car blow up!  LOL  Love the VHS effects.  ;)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on July 27, 2015, 23:43:51 PM
Thanks everyone for checking this out. It started out as a joke in the car one evening.

Then a script was put together, then we were up at 5am on Saturday shooting it.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on July 31, 2015, 08:53:15 AM
http://youtu.be/6GdV_l_E1-E (http://youtu.be/6GdV_l_E1-E)

I got the chance to check out an early screening of Pixels. So I thought I would share my opinion of the film. Is it a High Score or is it Game Over?
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: TrekMD on July 31, 2015, 14:54:59 PM
I haven't watched this movie yet.  I plan to watch it this weekend mostly to see the video game SFX.  No expections from the story.
Title: Re: Hello There
Post by: Greyfox on July 31, 2015, 19:38:01 PM
Will have a look this weekend as I'm planning on seeing it next week with my youngest. Although I'm not expect t any form of killer app as I know it's very poor story, I'm I it for the graphics and homages to the classics.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on August 05, 2015, 14:02:47 PM
http://youtu.be/3e1BrLETzMM (http://youtu.be/3e1BrLETzMM)

In the first episode of the new series of Retro Zone, Dan chats with video game legend; Mr Howard Scott Warshaw!

In the interview they discuss Howard's career before video games, his time at Atari and the games he made.

So please give the interview a watch and if you like it be sure to share it with your friends!

Be sure to check out Howard's website http://www.onceuponatari.com (http://www.onceuponatari.com)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: Greyfox on August 05, 2015, 14:35:34 PM
Great Stuff Dan, will of course check it out.. :113:
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: TrekMD on August 05, 2015, 23:26:23 PM
Very cool.  Definitely something to watch! 
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: zapiy on August 06, 2015, 21:08:42 PM
Great work Dan.  :113:
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on August 07, 2015, 07:04:57 AM
Thanks for giving the episode a watch. I know some of you have probably listened to the interview before on the podcast so I appreciate the views on the video version.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on August 24, 2015, 13:41:27 PM
http://youtu.be/JL_NrMLzi60 (http://youtu.be/JL_NrMLzi60)

In the latest episode of Retro Zone I'm joined by my parter in crime, Jemmy. We play a game that had a big part in her childhood. So watch us play some Mega Bomberman!
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 24, 2015, 15:14:44 PM
Bomberman is a lot of fun, great video!
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on September 02, 2015, 08:57:33 AM
http://youtu.be/FgoAYwIQ1hA (http://youtu.be/FgoAYwIQ1hA)

In this episode I take a look at an odd piece of WWF merchandise that's hated by a lot of fans. But is it as bad as everyone makes out?

The only way to find out is by checking out my review of WrestleMania The Album!
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on October 12, 2015, 08:10:59 AM
http://youtu.be/NYS4WtlAKOc (http://youtu.be/NYS4WtlAKOc)

The Retro Zone Halloween season kicks off with Crypt Killer for the Sega Saturn. I will be releasing one new episode a week so be sure to subscribe to keep up to date!
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: TrekMD on October 12, 2015, 15:30:20 PM
That looks like a nice game.  Nice episode, as always.  :)
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on November 11, 2015, 08:26:00 AM
http://youtu.be/C3qzsiFeINk (http://youtu.be/C3qzsiFeINk)

In this episode I am joined by my friend Liam in playing Star Wars Battlefront 2 on the original Xbox!
Title: Re:Retro Zone
Post by: Greyfox on November 11, 2015, 10:10:50 AM
if it has Star Wars in the title I'm in  :113: Checking it out now.
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on November 11, 2015, 21:58:54 PM
Cool thank you for taking the time to check the episode out
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: TrekMD on November 11, 2015, 22:03:40 PM
It's cool to see all this Star Wars video game coverage.  Very appropriate, particularly when done well.  Nice job llayboy!
Title: Re: Retro Zone
Post by: llayboy on December 09, 2015, 08:38:10 AM
http://youtu.be/8GaWItuXkL4 (http://youtu.be/8GaWItuXkL4)

In the first episode of Deathstalker December I'm joined by Liam in reviewing each movie in the Deathstalker franchise.

So for week 1 we look at where it all began with Deathstalker!