Monday, December 30, 2019

Episode 50 - 2019 Amiga Hardware Year in Review

This week I am covering new hardware that has come out in 2019 for our Amigas. We have had quite a few new and really great hardware products this year. If I missed any, please let me know in the comments. The new year also is bringing in a new 10MARC logo and startup video created by the incredibly talented Kevin Saunders, and new audio intro by the incredible Mike Richmond. I am also starting a Patreon, and would love it if you would consider supporting me and my channel in the future, take a moment to check out my Patreon site and perks right here: Here are links to all the cool stuff in my video: Stephen Jones Checkmate Case Irix Labs Classic 520 Accelerator : Amiga 500++ Motherboard: ROMulator: RGB to Component converter: Edu Arana A1000 CPU relocator: Vampire V4 Standalone: Amiga Tabor Board A1222 Amiga Dust Covers from Retro Ready:

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Episode 49 - The RetroTink 2X Upscaler Review

This week I am reviewing the really clever RetroTink 2X Upscaler. This device is intended for use with consoles that output 240P and upscale and filter it to 480P, so I thought it would work well on my RGB to Component converter I reviewed in Episode 48. And I was right! It works like a champ to allow display on almost any HDMI TV, and also works so well with my Commodore 8 bit computers. Buy your own Retrotink here: Pick up you RGB to Component converter here: Want those awesome games like Ms. Rodman, Vic Nibbler and others? Also the fantastic Penultimate cartridge! Like Pixel Vixens artwork? Twitter @lapixelvixen David Wright created the really cool Christmas Intro Graphic this week

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Episode 48 - Amiga Component Video Adapter

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am reviewing the brand new 23 Pin RGB to Component adapter usable on any Amiga. This adapter will let you hook up to many LCD Televisions that support 240P displays and give you some of the nicest colors I have seen on an Amiga outside a 1084 monitor - and that says a lot!
Buy them here: Check to see if your TV is compatible here: Twitter links: Amiga Bill @thegurumeditate Jojo073 @jojo073jose Eric Schwartz: @ProductionsEric Me: @10marc1

Sunday, December 8, 2019

This week on Chickenhead Chronicles I am interview Ayd Instone, Physics instructor at the Fyling Hall School in England who also hosts a VIC-20 club for the kids every week. He introduces them to BASIC programming and recreates what it was like using computers back in the eighties. Join me as we tour Ayd's classroom and he and I discuss the VIC-20, Childrens learning and many other great topics. School website: Ayd Instone email: Ayd Instone blog: Twitter: @aydinstone My Website: Twitter: @10marc1 Facebook:

Saturday, November 30, 2019

10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast Episode 47 - Amiga Black Dawn Review

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am reviewing the brand new Black Dawn Rebirth game for our Amiga computers. You just need any Amiga with 1 MB of CHIP RAM to play this, or emulation. Join me as I take a look at gameplay and cover the pros and cons of this new game. There seems to be a buzz noise during my voiceover - That does not come from the game but seems to be coming from my AD516 audio card in my Amiga. I am trying my new Mixer, and I think the Gain may be a bit high. Order it from : It was made by: Code & Game Design Shaun Watters Game Graphics & Box Cover Ten Shu Sound & Music Mike Richmond Introduction & Installer Code Colin Vella Testers Olivier Cappelaere Douglas Compton Nicolas Robillard Publisher Jérémie Marsin

Friday, November 29, 2019

Episode 46 - The Classic 520 Accelerator Review and Tutorial

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am reviewing the new 520 Classic Accelerator for the the Amiga 500 and Amiga 1000. Take a tour of the hardware and learn how to set up this device for your own machine! Mentioned in this video: Buy your own Amiga Goodies here: Hang out with John and Aaron on the Amigos Podcast here: Buy a copy of Amiga OS 3.1.4 from these guys! Kevin Saunders on Twitter @invent71 Follow me on Twitter @10marc1

Episode 45 - Amiga 1000 Adventures

This week I am spending some quality time with my lovely new Amiga 1000 that I bought at AmiWest a few weeks back, The A1000 was a Work of Art and a creative tool as much as it was a computer. Join me as I explore this great little machine! Mentioned in this weeks video: A-Eon Technologies Irix Labs - 520 Classic Accelerator Commodore Amiga: err....ummmm.... They don't have a website. Me: Twitter @10marc1