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Giana Power Edition 2023

Giana Sisters with 16 New Levels, and loads of trainers. Have fun! Released by: Who CaresRelease Date: 15 September 2023Download: wc-gianapowered!.d64Source: CSDb

Let’s Make an Amiga Game Tutorial and Game Jam

‘Prince’, founder of the group ‘Phaze101’, streams the assembler coding course English on Twitch and uploads the respective episodes time-delayed to YouTube. (The site amiga-news.de reports it regularly so make sure to check it out as well!). Let’s Make a Game – a separate tutorial teaching Amiga Assembly for beginners – Prince now explains with examples how to write a…

When The Classics Are Getting Stale: Retro ROM Hacks

When The Classics Are Getting Stale… If you live in my world, you’ve sought out all of the classic platformers, beat ’em ups, shoot em’ ups, sport sims and arcade hits.  And though I seldom get sick of any of them, my curiosities have started to wander.  That has led me down a rabbit hole that I had previously ignored,…

Chloe 280SE gets a firmware update and new demos

Sponsors on Patreon got an early look at Chloe ports of two classic Amiga demos (Boing and Juggler) late last year, but they are now available to download from Source Solutions, Inc. Two years ago when we first reported on the Chloe, firmware updates were roughly quarterly, but last year there was only one update. Development had stalled, and efforts…

The Commodore Chronicles Podcast Ep. 1 – Pooyan and Space Taxi

I haven’t really introduced myself since I started writing for VITNO back in October 2021, but my name is Adam Dorough (loves retro games, vintage technology and short walks to the refrigerator). I have been running the Retro Gaming Bygones Podcast (https://anchor.fm/retrogamingbygones) just over a year now and just released a podcast titled The Commodore Chronicles Podcast about my favorite…

Edutainment of the 80’s and 90’s – When Learning Was Fun!

I don’t know about you, but I hated school. I found it overly dramatic, full of bullies and overall drawn out. I didn’t get along with most kids my age either. I found homework and reports tedious and often figured out ways to avoid doing them altogether. I eventually embraced the “slacker” role starting in middle school, being satisfied with…

Unsung (and Mostly Forgotten) Heroes: Dynamix, Inc.

Even when I look back and think about the best game developers of my youth, my memories gravitate towards companies like Electronic Arts, Activision, Epyx, Lucasarts, Capcom, Konami and even Nintendo or Sega. However, many of my childhood treasures share an unsung name in gaming history, Dynamix. Dynamix was founded in 1984, but the founders Jeff Tunnell and Damon Slye…

Before They Were Monoliths: Electronic Arts

Original Electronic Arts Logo

Hey readers! This article has a sibling, an episode of the Retro Gaming Bygones podcast titled “Before They Were Monoliths: Activision”. Check it out at https://www.anchor.fm/retrogamingbygones or wherever you gather your podcasts (Apple, Google, Spotify, etc.). With revenue of 5.54 billion dollars in 2020, Electronic Arts has cemented themselves as the number two gaming company in the world. And though…

An Ode to ScummVM – A Celebration of Twenty Years

On October 9th, 2021, the ScummVM (https://www.scummvm.org) team celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their brilliant game engine emulator with a new 2.5.0 release. This release brings along many new features including: Full implementation of the 2.5D game engine emulator, ResidualVM, for emulation of such titles as Grim Fandango, The Longest Journey and Myst 3: Exile. Addition of ten new game…

Scene World Podcast Episode #123 – Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher is an author, journalist, coder, musician, and scholar of all things Commodore. He’s a contributor to Retro Gamer Magazine, and also one of the main editors of Scene World. AJ and Joerg catch up with him, talk about his career, and get very, very sidetracked. (interview begins at 10:55) https://scene.world/merman there is even a video version: