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The Demo Scene is Legit! | This Week in Retro 31

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26th March 2021 29 min

The Demo Scene gets government recognition, Activision's original team returns to the 2600, it's Marchintosh, and the retro world mourns a Rockstar legend.

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0:35 Activision founders form a new 2600 game dev studio

Video of Circus Convoy

7:39 What's new from

9:12 The Demoscene goes legit

15:21 Happy Marchintosh!

20:32 The passing of a Rockstar

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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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