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Podcast: The Keyboard is the Computer

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Microcomputers were a significant part of gaming in the world for the better part of the 80s and early 90s.  In the United States, they were more of a hobby at lower price points or only for those willing to shell out large sums.  That all changed in 1982 when the Commodore 64 hit the market.  In other countries, the C64 was present and significant, but not quite to the degree as in the US.  In a time when the console world was crashing, the C64 became the go-to gaming platform for the early to mid 80s.  Special guest Eric Bouchard from Everyday Gamers joins Fred to discuss their childhood microcomputer with a plethora of great games.

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Lost Treasures of Gaming: Chip’s Challenge (Lynx)

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This week’s Lost Treasures of Gaming featured Chuck Sommerville, formerly of Epyx, to discuss the development of the famed “games” series and of course Chip’s Challenge.  In his many years at Epyx, Chuck touched and led many a team into popular titles including California Games.  It was later on Epyx’s (and later Atari) portable console, the Lynx, that he made a game many love: Chip’s Challenge.  This is a highly addicting puzzle game as you will see in the video.

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Written by Fred Rojas

November 14, 2015 at 11:00 am