5 thoughts on “Amigos Top 10 of 2016!

  • June 29, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Nice to see Aaron dressed up for the event; *now* it’s a proper awards ceremony! Quite a contrast with last week’s Hawaiian number. 😉

    Anyway, what are you guys doing to me? I got quite emotional listening to your recap of AP’s past year. How is it possible to feel nostalgic only 12 months down the line? It really does feel like it’s been quite a journey though.

    Thanks again for the warm welcome and all your efforts on the podcast, play-throughs and various web sites you juggle, and congratulations on reaching 50 shows. Here’s to the next 50 and beyond! You’ve been there week in, week out, churning out quality media, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed in the Amiga community. For every reluctant commenter you drag kicking and screaming out of the bushes, there will be dozens more listeners who quietly sit back wearing an ear to ear smile, absorb and geek out on your audio and video. That’s just the way the world (ww) turns.

    Thanks for the interest in getting me on the show. To be honest I tend to run for the hills whenever there’s the faintest whiff of being put in the limelight so might have to bow out if you don’t mind. I actually used to skive school lessons if I knew I’d have to stand up in front of the class, and have always suffered from chronic anxiety. Anxiety leads to stress, stress leads to migraine and lots of painkillers. It’s not a barrel of laughs.

    I wouldn’t have pegged the no. 1 game. I had a great time with *spoiler* and it was in my top 10, but it wouldn’t have made pole position for me personally. Still it’s a worthy title and clearly has lasting, widespread appeal.

    Can we get the developer, *spoiler spoiler* on the show to collect his gold trophy? He’s working as a freelance developer now following *spoiler’s* demise.

    Losing your work-in-progress is gut-wrenching, I know. I wrote my Cannon Fodder review twice… on a smartphone! Back then I thought it would be a good idea to write articles as an email draft because they were autosaved and they’d be accessible wherever I was, home or away, on whichever device. Big mistake! My Gmail app threw a tantrum and somehow reverted back to a draft that was last saved about three hours previously. I wasn’t a happy bunny to say the least, and now use Google Docs, which hasn’t failed me since. You live and learn.

  • June 29, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Congrats on surviving the year.
    In a year that has seen so many global tragedy's, famous people pass on and now Europe on the brink of collapse – two guys in a basement playing games on a computer that has not been on sale in over 20 years has been my highlight!!

    Whilst I work everyday on a desk that has an Amiga 1200 fully setup next to me it can sometimes go weeks without me flicking the power switch, my Amiga was my first true love, the computer I learnt to program on which went on to setup my entire life and career. So listening to your podcast helps me feel connected and nostalgic for simpler times when I don't get the chance to use the real thing.

  • June 30, 2016 at 8:13 am

    I can't tell ya'll what your words mean to us. I talked to Boat for several years about doing an Amiga podcast since I couldn't find one. He loved the idea and worked me over on the idea forever before I finally relented and we got it off the ground. Boat had a very modest rig the first few episodes. Trust me when I say we were and still are just two goofs from West "By Gawd" Virginia jacking around in a basement. I've never been a mover or a shaker in the Amiga community..i'm not a message board guy. Boat had never used an Amiga..so we just sorta showed up and did our thing, and we both assumed no one would listen or care. I remember when Boat first told me we were getting email from Australia and the U.K. and all points in between, I was baffled…honestly completely gobsmacked. Then all the sudden we're getting backed on Patreon…Boat's getting a better mike, then 2 mikes. Hell, next thing I know there's a damn studio down in that basement. I tell Boat all he's got left to upgrade on the show is his co-host!

    I've derived a great deal of pleasure doing the show. It's been great to reacquaint myself with my old Amiga. I've enjoyed researching the people behind the games. I've had this feeling the last few months that the Amiga scene is on the cusp of something big, as insane as that may sound. We're getting so much news and so much is being done with the hardware now. It's so amazing to have that feeling in 2016! But above all that, it's very moving to me personally to know that hundreds of people all over the world are letting a guy like me into their cars or homes for an hour or so a week to just chat and reminisce and have a few laughs.

  • July 1, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Congrats on making it though the year barrier!

    Amazingly I stumbled upon your first episode around the same time as I re-ignited my love for all things Amiga, so in some ways it's been a modern take on the Amiga magazines I read back in the day (such as AP and AF). Over the past year I've managed to join the A1200 + CF + WHDLoad gang (although I paid for it (WHD) literally a week before it went gratis), picked up a spare 1200 and also have hosted a retro games evening where we broke out classics such as Cannon Fodder, North & South and Sabre Team. It's been a lot of fun, and I intend to keep it going, so I hope you guys keep it coming too.

    Thanks for all your time and effort in making these weekly shows. It's massively appreciated, as it makes my commute to work so much more interesting.


    p.s. what is the intro music? It seems to have the same chord progression as Basket Case by Green Day

  • July 5, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Hi Dan! I'm glad you enjoy the show, and super glad you're hosting a retro games evening! That sounds like a ton of fun! We plan on keeping on keeping on for another 50 episodes at least!

    Oh, and the chord progression you're talking about…it's been in a few songs 🙂

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