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Is it Time To Eliminate CRT Monitors? - This Week In Retro 134

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12th August 2023 1 hr 15 min

Do you really need a CRT screen to get the best from retro games? 8BitDo have a new Nintendo/Famicon inspired keyboard set up with some interesting features. The story of SWIV (the sequel to Silkworm), is it the best vertical SHMUP?

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14:11 - Eliminating CRTs

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34:51 - The Quick Fox Jumped Over The Snazzy 8BitD o!

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49:27 - Swivel On It

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01:07:15 - Community Question of the Week

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This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC, Chris from 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.

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