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Oliver Frey - A Legend Passes Away - This Week In Retro 89

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27th August 2022 1 hr 7 min

Crash Magazine usually had some of the best covers seen on an 8-bit gaming magazine. Artist Oliver Frey has sadly passed away and in our own small tribute we look at some of his pieces of art that really had an impact on us as youngsters.

We also take a look at an awesome new DIY 8-bit computer build by Ivan Farafontov. Finally, Wing Commander IV is getting a high def remaster.

All of this (and more) and our Community Question Of The Week where we read out some of your game to movie adaptation pitches. You have some good imaginations!

00:00 - Show Opening

07:46 - The Passing Of A Legend - Oliver Frey

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24:24 - Brand New DIY Computer Inspired By Sir Clive

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39:03 - Grab that Thrustmaster it’s time to fly for the Confed with Luke! Wing Commander IV Remaster

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57:05 - 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.

Episode Credits

Parts of "DIY 8-Bit Z80 Single Board Computer" courtesy of Ivan Farafontov


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