Antony Crowther

Antony Crowther

Antony Crowther interview by Peter Ward and Mark Hellewell Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend….  What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job?  When I was still at school, I was steering my career towards engineering/design. As I love Art, Woodwork  and Engineering Drawing. I ended up with a grade A A-level in Engineering drawing. When did you realise you wanted to get into game industry and how…

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Matt Gray Interview

Matt Gray Interview

Matt Gray Interview by Peter Ward Reformation Project Page click here An Introduction In 1986 when I first set out to write music on the Commodore 64, I was mindful of the impressive catalogues from legends like Rob Hubbard and Martin Galway. The SID chip was a fully working synth capable of sounds that even now are impossible on other synths. However, it only had 3 monophonic channels and Rob and Martin pushed it to its limits. They set the bar high. At the time I wasn’t sure if I’d…

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Doug Barnett Tribute RIP

Doug Barnett Tribute RIP

Tragically Doug passed away on 4th June 2017 and very sad by this news I had the pleasure of some online chats and the last thing Doug said to me was “You know, I have such admiration and respect for the young people whom are retro game lovers. These’s a special magic and in the early games…and these young people see it. Awesome. Please take care of yourself and I wish you the best of health and fortune. -Doug” Retro Interview: Doug Barnett by Peter Ward Bio Doug Barnett has…

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John Gibson Imagine

John Gibson Imagine

Interview with John Gibson by Peter Ward Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend…. What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? There were no such things as computers when I went to school so I didn’t dream of becoming a programmer. I don’t remember what aspirations I had but I certainly didn’t want to be a fireman or a train driver. My very first ‘proper’ job was driving…

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Retro Gaming Music Quiz

Retro Gaming Music Quiz

  Ten questions about games music of old, the first ten seconds are reversed and if you get the answer from the reversed version give yourself 2 points, if from the normal version give yourself 1 point can you score maximum points?

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Steve McNeil of Go 8 Bit

Steve McNeil of Go 8 Bit

Interview with Steve McNeil by Peter Ward What was your first TV appearance? My first TV appearance was on Anglia TV in the early 90s, on a regional magazine programme in which I can be seen for approximately 2 seconds rollerskating backwards. Thanks for asking.   How did you get involved withVideogame nation? Very early on in the development of Go 8 Bit, I met a guy called David McClelland (great tech presenter on various telly things/live events) who worked for the Virgin Media video gaming TV channel, Ginx TV,…

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Kevin Toms

Kevin Toms

Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend…. What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? I wanted to be a games designer! And my first real job was as a computer programming trainee. A combination made for what followed later. As a kid I used to create games as a hobby. Mostly board games. The IBM mainframe was your first computer is that your favourite computer? Now, it is…

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Clive Townsend

Clive Townsend

Interview with Clive Townsend by Peter Ward Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend…. It’s an honour to have Saboteur remembered after three decades! The ZX82 was your first computer you owned – is that your favourite computer or do you have a different favourite? Definitely the Speccy. I liked the idea that you were just given a lump of memory to play with and the rest was up to your skill and imagination. What did you want to do when…

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Steve Hammond DMA

Steve Hammond DMA

Interview with Steve Hammond by Peter Ward Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend…. I’m not a legend, just willing to talk is all! What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? I wanted to be an artist for 2000AD until I decided that I just couldn’t draw people. My first actual job was filling shelves at Wm. Low. After that it was college and then freelancing for Dave…

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Mevlut Dinc

Mevlut Dinc

Mevlut Dinc Interview by Peter Ward Twitter Facebook http://www.pixelagestudios.com/   Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend…. MD- You are very kind! Thank you for keeping our memories, and work alive, it’s much appreciated! What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? MD- What a difficult question to start the interview with! J The full answer to this question would be too long for the interview but I will…

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