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Is now the time to invest in video games? This Week in Retro 45

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24th July 2021 44 min

Is now the time to invest in video games? With auctions of Zelda and Mario games hitting record breaking figures are video games a sound investment or are we witnessing a bubble, or worse still, some kind of crazy money laundering operation!? The retro computer store where time stood still and the release of the source code for arcade classic Defender is discussed. All this and more, on This Week in Retro.

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0:00 Show Open

0:34 Video Games as an Asset Class

12:47 The computer store where time stood still

21:10 save 10% with TWIR10

21:52 Defender’s Source Code is Revealed

30:46 The curious history of video games on vinyl

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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 and John Shawler from Amigos Retro Gaming.

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