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What Killed The Xbox? - This Week In Retro 159

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24th February 2024 1 hr 7 min

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We look back at Knightmare, the incredible adventure game for kids that has maintained its popularity. Are we approaching the end of gaming consoles as we know them? What caused the Xbox red ring of death? Microsoft have finally explained.

All this plus some other news in brief and the Community Question Of The Week.

00:00 - Show Opening

06:03 - Reliving The Knightmare

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25:58 - Leaving The Platform

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38:21 - Dave's Housekeeping

2 Old Microcomputers Discovered:

C64 Instant Messaging:

Walkman Memories:

Super Mario Language Deciphered :

Jonathan Ross Retro Cave:

Cassette Tape Revival:

45:38 - My Red Ring Of Death

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59:55 - 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 and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.

Episode Credits

"Hylton Castle Chapel interior DSC00713 (51)" by Stan Adie is marked with CC0 1.0. To view the terms, visit

"Ball Grid Array" by coniferconifer is licensed under CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

Parts of "Knightmare - A Retrospective | Documentary" used with kind permission of Back In The Day.

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