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The Commodore Chronicles Podcasts

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The Commodore Chronicles Family of Podcasts, including the "Commodore Chronicles", "Fine and Tandy" and "486 Deluxe" podcasts. Featuring news, reviews but most of all, your feedback!
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Commodore Chronicles Episode Twelve - Slicks and Lester (Bonus Review)
Commodore Chronicles Episode Twelve - Slicks and Lester (Bonus Review)
Covered in episode twelve of the Commodore Chronicles: 1) One bit of news (Castle Shadowgate) 2) The Commodore Years - 1985 3) A review of Slicks and bonus review of Knifegrinder's Lester As for our next title on the Commodore Chronicles, we'll be featuring Devon Aire in the Hidden Diamond Caper (Inside Outing is the Europe). However, next up in the Commodore Chronicles Family of Podcasts is Fine and Tandy with a review of Dynamix' Rise of the Dragon, then 486 Deluxe with a review of Star Trek: The Next Generation "A Final Unity". 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 Family of Podcasts,  including Fine and Tandy and 486 Deluxe at patreon.com/c64chronicles. Special thanks to my "Fast Load Collective" patrons; Chris Petzel, Jim Pones, Matthew Warren and Eric Nelson! Lastly, Commodore Chronicles, Fine and Tandy and 486 Deluxe stream every Thursday evening at 9PM EST on twitch.tv/commodore_chronicles.  Hope to see you there. Thanks for tuning in!
30:18
January 31, 2023
486 Deluxe Episode One - Wolfenstein 3D
486 Deluxe Episode One - Wolfenstein 3D
Wolfenstein 3D (IMHO) was the catalyst for the modern first person shooter.  It was also the reason I insisted that my parents pickup an IBM-Compatible PC.  That PC would be an AST Advantage Adventure 6066d with a 486DX2/66 processor and 8MB of RAM and is the inspiration behind the 486 Deluxe podcast. Thanks to the Commodore Chronicles Family of Podcasts "Fast Load Collective" Patrons Chris Petzel, Jim Pones, Matthew Warren and Eric Nelson.  I'm so thankful for your on-going support!  If you want to support the Commodore Family of Podcasts, including 486 Deluxe and Fine and Tandy, you can do so over at patreon.com/c64chronicles. If you wish to provide feedback on the next episode of 486 Deluxe, where we'll be covering Spectrum Holobyte's Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Final Unity, you can do so by watching for posts on twitter.com/c64chronicles and facebook.com/c64chronicles.  You can also provide feedback via email at commodorechronicles@gmail.com I hope you enjoy the episode.  Thanks for listening!
32:45
January 08, 2023
Fine and Tandy Episode Three - PGA Tour Golf and Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs
Fine and Tandy Episode Three - PGA Tour Golf and Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs
In the third episode of the Fine and Tandy podcast, we explore if all early era MS-DOS sport games suck.  Also, we introduce the newest member to the Fine and Tandy family, a Tandy 1000 TL and the upgrades that have been done to it. The next episode of Fine and Tandy will cover Dynamix' point and click adventure, Rise of the Dragon.  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, Matthew Warren and our newest member Eric Nelson.  Thank you for entrusting the Commodore Chronicles Family of Podcasts with your hard earned funds!
32:43
December 29, 2022
Commodore Chronicles Episode Eleven - The Last Ninja
Commodore Chronicles Episode Eleven - The Last Ninja
Covered in episode eleven of the Commodore Chronicles: 1) Seven bits of news (including a new podcast, 486 Deluxe) 2) The Commodore Years 1984 3) A review of The Last Ninja As for our next title on the Commodore Chronicles, we'll be featuring the top-down racer, Slicks. However, next up to the plate is Fine and Tandy: A Tandy 1000 Podcast asking the question, "Do any good early MS-DOS sports title exist".  AKA, reviews of Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs and PGA Tour Golf. 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 "Fast Load Collective" patrons; Chris Petzel, Jim Pones, Matthew Warren and our newest member, Eric Nelson! 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!
37:03
December 13, 2022
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
Commodore Chronicles Episode Nine - Bagman Comes/Strikes Back, Galaga C64 and Zeta Wing
Commodore Chronicles 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
Commodore Chronicles Episode Eight - Pitfall II: Lost Caverns, Realm of Impossibility and Skate or Die
Commodore Chronicles 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
Commodore Chronicles Episode Seven - Samurai Warrior and The Goonies
Commodore Chronicles 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
Commodore Chronicles Episode Six - Paperboy and Impossible Mission
Commodore Chronicles 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
Commodore Chronicles Episode Five - Yie Ar Kung Fu vs. International Karate and Hessian
Commodore Chronicles 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
Commodore Chronicles Episode Four - Stunt Car Racer and Rock N' Bolt
Commodore Chronicles 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
Commodore Chronicles Episode Three - Sam's Journey and The Amazing Spider-Man
Commodore Chronicles 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
Commodore Chronicles Episode Two - Raid On Bungeling Bay and Project Firestart
Commodore Chronicles 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
Commodore Chronicles Episode One - Pooyan and Space Taxi
Commodore Chronicles 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