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Everything posted by Swainy

  1. Well just for clarification, Hermski & @florinthedwarf are not the person in question. Neither is the guy who used to write for C&VG.
  2. Yeah it is and there is no easy solution to it. We’ve tried to handle this as carefully as possible. It’s not every day that you find out that an ex colleague is a sicko.
  3. Well the reason that I didn’t want to identify who it was is because for one, this person has a 16 year old son and a wife who I can only imagine are going through hell at the moment and I certainly didn’t want to add to their pain. Secondly he was arrested in December and I only found out last week so despite it being public knowledge, I certainly didn’t want to put his name out there. It only dawned on me this morning (we put the statement out last night) that there were other people in the retro scene with the same name. If you know the name, do a search and you will find an article all about what he has done and that includes a picture of him and info about where he is from.
  4. They’ve pleaded guilty and are being sentenced on Monday the 23rd.
  5. The other three people with the same name have never appeared on the show. Please don’t mix them up, I would hate for this situation to become even worse with innocent people being accused of someone else’s behaviour & crimes.
  6. Good news guys! The BBC have found the documentary!!! I should have it in a week or so.
  7. Well unless those episodes are in your phone’s memory you should be good.
  8. Yes, the past week has been shocking and a complete headache for me & the rest of the RA team. Loosing a lot of a back catalogue is damaging to us but it was obviously the right thing to do. I was more worried about how our listeners and the rest of the community would react. Thankfully the response has been overwhelming and the majority of people have shown us a great deal of support. We will be recording a new episode very soon so hopefully we can move on from this as quickly as possible.
  9. We have decided to remove certain episodes from our back catalogue as we were recently made aware of a former hosts involvement in a serious crime and subsequent police investigation, the person in question is now awaiting sentencing. Retro Asylum would like to state that we are utterly appalled by the former hosts crimes and even though this person hasn't been on the show for many years, we as a collective felt it to be in the public interest to remove all episodes and artworks featuring said host. Dean, Steve, Chris, Mads and Matt.
  10. Ever wanted to try the Konix Multisystem? This thread might be worth keeping an eye on: https://misterfpga.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&p=51297#p51297
  11. The PlayStation core has officially been released.
  12. The British Software scene wouldn’t have been the same without this man. Rest in peace David. https://deathobits.com/2022/05/09/david-ward-death-ocean-software-co-founder-computer-games-pioneer-david-ward-has-died/
  13. Loved Minder, although I’ve heard some horror stories regarding Dennis Waterman over the years (not just the wife beating stuff). Still, he was a pretty decent actor.
  14. Well the BBC have contacted me. As I appeared in the show, they might be able to help. I’ve had to fill in a form and hopefully I’ll hear back from them sometime next week.
  15. Well I explained that I was in the documentary, just tried the BBC. Will let you all know if I have any luck. Looks like that they used to sell VHS copies for educational purposes for around £65 plus vat & postage.
  16. Unfortunately they are unwilling to help.
  17. Yeah that’s the one. I’m briefly in this documentary, plus there’s lots of footage from the 1989 ECTS show hence my interest.
  18. Why Hate Boris? Which Hover Bike? No, it’s got to be Welsh Hairy Bloke! Join Dean, Chris, and Mads as they explore the wonderful ZX Spectrum puzzle game that is W*H*B. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/retroasylum/Episode_283_-_WHB.mp3
  19. I know that it is a massive long shot but I don’t suppose anyone has this QED documentary laying about on a hard drive at all? It’s long since been deleted from YouTube and I would love to see this again.
  20. We finish ‘em! Or, we try to at the very least. Hear how far Dean, Steve and Mads got in their quest to finish some childhood favourites. Matt also pops in to review the A500 Mini. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/retroasylum/282_-_Finish_Em_Part_2.mp3
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