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The Commodore Chronicles & Fine and Tandy Podcasts

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C64 and Tandy 1000 EX/HX inspired podcasts featuring news, reviews and most of all, your feedback!
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Episode One - Pooyan and Space Taxi

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Fine and Tandy Episode Two - Neuromancer
Fine and Tandy Episode Two - Neuromancer
In the second episode of the Fine and Tandy podcast, we cover Neuromancer, a sci-fi, cyberpunk adventure from 1988.  Also, we take a moment to walk through the specs and upgrades on my personal Tandy 1000 EX. The next episode of Fine and Tandy will cover two EA Sports classics, PGA Tour Golf and Lakers Vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs.  If you want to provide feedback for our next episode, keep an eye out for posts on twitter.com/c64chronicles or facebook.com/c64chronicles where feedback can be submitted.  Feedback can also be submitted via email to commodorechronicles@gmail.com. If you feel so led, you can support the efforts of the Fine and Tandy and Commodore Chronicles podcasts over at patreon.com/c64chronicles.  Special thanks to my patron members Chris Petzel, Jim Pones and Matthew Warren.  Thank you for entrusting me with your hard earned funds!
23:05
November 07, 2022
Commodore Chronicles Episode Ten - Maniac Mansion
Commodore Chronicles Episode Ten - Maniac Mansion
Covered in episode ten of the Commodore Chronicles 1) Three bits of news 2) The Commodore Years 1983 3) A review of Maniac Mansion As for our next title on the Commodore Chronicles, we’ll be featuring System 3's The Last Ninja. However, next to bat is Fine and Tandy Episode Two, where we'll be covering the cyberpunk cult classic, Neuromancer. To have your feedback featured on the podcast, leave comments on the game posts found on social media: www.twitter.com/c64chronicles -or- www.facebook.com/c64chronicles Feedback, comments and questions can also be sent via email, commodorechronicles@gmail.com If you feel so led, you can financially support the Commodore Chronicles and Fine and Tandy podcasts at patreon.com/c64chronicles Special thanks to my patrons; Chris Petzel, Jim Pones and Matthew Warren! Lastly, Commodore Chronicles & Fine and Tandy streams every Thursday at 9PM EST on twitch.tv/commodore_chronicles.  Hope to see you there. Thanks for tuning in!
33:39
October 25, 2022
Fine and Tandy Episode One - D/Generation
Fine and Tandy Episode One - D/Generation
In the first episode of the Fine and Tandy podcast, we cover D/Generation, an isometric puzzle platformer from 1991.  Also, we take a step back in time and look at my history with the Tandy 1000EX, as well as an abbreviated history of Tandy 1000 range of computers. The next episode of Fine and Tandy will cover the 1988 adventure, Neuromancer.  If you want to provide feedback for our next episode, keep an eye out for post on twitter.com/c64chronicles or facebook.com/c64chronicles where feedback can be submitted.  Feedback can also be submitted via email to commodorechronicles@gmail.com. If you feel so led, you can support the effort of the Fine and Tandy and Commodore Chronicles podcasts over at patreon.com/c64chronicles.  Special thanks to my patron members Chris Petzel, Jim Pones and Matthew Warren.  Thank you for entrusting me with your hard earned funds!
24:44
October 05, 2022
Episode Nine - Bagman Comes/Strikes Back, Galaga C64 and Zeta Wing
Episode Nine - Bagman Comes/Strikes Back, Galaga C64 and Zeta Wing
Covered in episode nine of the Commodore Chronicles podcast. 1) A new segment, The Commodore Years, a rapid fire grouping of recommendations by year.  This episode features the Commodore year of 1982. 2) Three bits of news. 3) Reviews of Bagman Comes Back and Bagman Strikes Back by LC Games, Galaga C64 by Arlasoft and Zeta Wing by Witchsoft. With the introduction of Fine and Tandy, we’re going to see a few changes in the Commodore Chronicles.  Rather than normally featuring multiple titles per show, both the Commodore Chronicles and Fine and Tandy will feature a single review per episode.  The reviews will more in depth though.  Plus, this will yield an episode of each per month.  So twice the me…  If that’s a good or not, I’ll let you decide. As for our next title on the Commodore Chronicles, we’ll be featuring the classic Lucasarts Point and Click Maniac Mansion. And for the first episode of Fine and Tandy, we’re going to cover the isometric puzzle platformer, D/Generation. To have your feedback featured on the podcast, leave comments on the game posts found on social media: www.twitter.com/c64chronicles -or- www.facebook.com/c64chronicles Feedback, comments and questions can also be sent via email, commodorechronicles@gmail.com If you feel so lead, you can financially support the Commodore Chronicles and Fine and Tandy podcasts at patreon.com/c64chronicles Special thanks to my patrons; Chris Petzel, Jim Pones and newest member Matthew Warren! Thanks for tuning in!
33:42
September 18, 2022
Episode Eight - Pitfall II: Lost Caverns, Realm of Impossibility and Skate or Die
Episode Eight - Pitfall II: Lost Caverns, Realm of Impossibility and Skate or Die
Covered in episode eight of the Commodore Chronicles podcast. 1) The C64 Hardware Guide covers the C64 offerings from Retro Rewind. 2) Five bits of news, plus a new podcast announcement.   3) Reviews of Pitfall II: Lost Caverns, Realm of Impossibility and Skate or Die Next episode, we'll feature three reviews; Bagman Comes Back/Bagman Strikes Back by LC-Games, Galaga 64 by Arlasoft and Zeta Wing by Sarah Jane Avory. To have your feedback featured on the podcast, leave comments on the game posts found on social media: www.twitter.com/c64chronicles -or- www.facebook.com/c64chronicles Feedback, comments and questions can also be sent via email, commodorechronicles@gmail.com If you feel so lead, you can financially support the Commodore Chronicles on Patreon at patreon.com/c64chronicles Thanks for tuning in!
56:54
August 11, 2022
Episode Seven - Samurai Warrior and The Goonies
Episode Seven - Samurai Warrior and The Goonies
Covered in episode seven of the Commodore Chronicles podcast. 1) The C64 Hardware Guide covers the C64 offerings from Gideon's Logic. 2) Five bits of news, plus an editorial piece on the Mega 65. 3) Reviews of Samurai Warrior: The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo and The Goonies Next episode, we'll feature three reviews; Pitfall 2, Realms of Impossibility and Skate or Die. To have your feedback featured on the podcast, leave comments on the game posts found on social media: www.twitter.com/c64chronicles -or- www.facebook.com/c64chronicles Feedback, comments and questions can also be sent via email, commodorechronicles@gmail.com If you feel so lead, you can financially support the Commodore Chronicles on Patreon at patreon.com/c64chronicles Thanks for tuning in!
39:36
July 11, 2022
Episode Six - Paperboy and Impossible Mission
Episode Six - Paperboy and Impossible Mission
Covered in episode six of the Commodore Chronicles podcast. 1) The C64 Hardware Guide covers the C64 offerings from The Future Was 8 Bit. 2) Five bits of news, including streaming on Twitch at 9pm EST (twitch.tv/commodore_chronicles) and support via Patreon (patreon.com/c64chronicles). 3) Reviews of Paperboy and Impossible Mission (and rerecord a few times for saying the unthinkable...  Mission Impossible) Next episode, we'll feature reviews of Samurai Warrior: The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo and The Goonies. To have your feedback featured on the podcast, leave comments on the game posts found on social media: www.twitter.com/c64chronicles -or- www.facebook.com/c64chronicles Feedback, comment and questions can also be sent via email, commodorechronicles@gmail.com If you feel so lead, you can financially support the Commodore Chronicles on Patreon at patreon.com/c64chronicles Thanks for tuning in!
31:07
May 30, 2022
Episode Five - Yie Ar Kung Fu vs. International Karate and Hessian
Episode Five - Yie Ar Kung Fu vs. International Karate and Hessian
Covered in episode five of the Commodore Chronicles podcast. 1) In lieu of a C64 Hardware Guide, we covered some of my favorite website for C64 information and hardware repairs. 2) Six bits of news...  But I think I missed some things... 3) Had a Karate Deathmatch between Yie Ar Kung Fu and International Karate 4) Reviewed Hessian by Covert Bitops Next episode we'll feature reviews for Impossible Mission and Paperboy. To have your feedback featured on the podcast, leave comments on the game posts found on social media: www.twitter.com/c64chronicles -or- www.facebook.com/c64chronicles Feedback, comment and questions can also be sent via email, commodorechronicles@gmail.com Thanks for tuning in!
45:10
April 30, 2022
Episode Four - Stunt Car Racer and Rock N' Bolt
Episode Four - Stunt Car Racer and Rock N' Bolt
Covered in episode four of the Commodore Chronicles podcast. 1) A C64 Hardware Guide covering joysticks. 2) Four bits of news. 3) Reviews covering Stunt Car Racer and Rock N' Bolt Next episode we'll feature a "Karate Deathmatch Special" between Yie Ar Kung Fu and International Karate.  And also review the 2016 Covert Bitops release, Hessian. To have your feedback featured on the podcast, leave comments on the game posts found on social media: www.twitter.com/c64chronicles -or- www.facebook.com/c64chronicles Feedback, comment and questions can also be sent via email, commodorechronicles@gmail.com Thanks for tuning in!
30:43
March 31, 2022
Episode Three - Sam's Journey and The Amazing Spider-Man
Episode Three - Sam's Journey and The Amazing Spider-Man
Covered in Episode Three of the Commodore Chronicles Podcast: 1) Reviews of Sam's Journey and The Amazing Spider-Man, plus your feedback. 2) The third edition of the Commodore 64 buyer's guide covering various display options. 3) Three bits of news Next episode will cover the wildly unique 3D racing title, Stunt Car Racer, as well as an arcade-esque title, Rock N' Bolt. To have your feedback featured on the podcast, leave comments on the game post on social media: www.twitter.com/c64chronicles -or- www.facebook.com/c64chronicles Feedback, comment and questions can also be sent via email, commodorechronicles@gmail.com Thanks for tuning in!
38:18
March 07, 2022
Episode Two - Raid On Bungeling Bay and Project Firestart
Episode Two - Raid On Bungeling Bay and Project Firestart
Covered in Episode Two of the Commodore Chronicles Podcast: 1) Reviews of Raid On Bungeling Bay and Project Firestart, plus your feedback. 2) The second edition of the Commodore 64 buyer's guide covering modern drive implementations. 3) Four bits of news Next episode will cover a newer smash hit, Sam's Journey, and a classic title, The Amazing Spider-Man. To have your feedback featured on the podcast, leave comments on the game post on social media: www.twitter.com/c64chronicles -or- www.facebook.com/c64chronicles Feedback, comment and questions can also be sent via email, commodorechronicles@gmail.com Thanks for tuning in!
43:47
February 03, 2022
Episode One - Pooyan and Space Taxi
Episode One - Pooyan and Space Taxi
Covered in Episode One of the Commodore Chronicles Podcast: 1) Reviews of Pooyan and Space Taxi, plus your feedback. 2) The first edition of a Commodore 64 buyer's guide covering the Commodore 64 itself. 3) Three bits of news  4) A quick Commodore Chronicles' history lesson. Next episode will cover two ambitious titles, Raid on Bungeling Bay and Project Firestart.   To have your feedback featured on the podcast, leave comments on the game post on social media: www.twitter.com/c64chronicles -or- www.facebook.com/c64chronicles Feedback, comment and questions can also be sent via email, commodorechronicles@gmail.com Thanks for tuning in!
34:10
January 21, 2022