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

Episode 44 - The AmiWest Report

This October I loaded up my car and dove 14 hours to AmiWest in Sacremento California. I made some great friends and had a wonderful time. Join me as I cover the highlights of this excellent Amiga show. Huge thanks to Adam Spring from Remotely Interested Podcast for allowing me to use some of his pictures from the show. For videos of all the livestreams of AmiWest 2019,: Mentioned in this episode: A-Eon Amiga on the Lake Remotely Interested Podcast Inertial Computing - Alex Perez Sacremento Amiga Computer Club AmiWest info Pixel Gaiden Podcast
Episode 43 - The Amiga Art Contest 2019 Presentation (Short version)

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I cover all of the entries to "The Amiga Art Contest 2019". The winners were already announced in a Livestream in late October, so in this video I shorten things up a present larger versions of all the entries. Here are some links from the show: A-Eon Technology Amiga on the Lake Domesdagpoeton Youtube and Twitch: Twitch: Follow me on Twitter @10marc1 Follow Pixel Vixen on Twitter @lapixelvixen Check out her YouTube Channel:

Episode 42 - The Amiga Art Contest 2019 Livestream

The results are in! Join Vicky (Pixel Vixen) and I as we show off the incredible Amiga generated art that has been sent to us over the past few months. We have received some work from some surprising Amiga luminaries! Come join the fun! Thanks so much to everyone who joined in to the LiveStream, it was a blast! I suppose I need to more of them now... Congratulations to EVERYONE who submitted this year, they were all magnificent! You can find me here: Twitter @10marc1 or my website Pictures and such will eventually be available at (Nothing there yet, though...) Pixel Vixen is here: Twitter @lapixelvixen or on YouTube The Guru Meditation and Amiga Bill can me found here: Twitter @thegurumeditate or on YouTube AmigaL0ve can be found here: Twitter @Amigal0ve or on his fantastic website Follow Invent71 on Twitter @invent71

Episode 41 - Review and Interview of Matthew Arnold Sterns "Amiga" Novel

And now for something completely different... This week I am doing a book review and Interview with Matthew Arnold Stern all about his new book, "Amiga", which features our favorite computer! Matthews Website:

Episode 40 Checkmate 1500_ Review and Tutorial

This week I am exploring the brand new Checkmate 1500 Plus case from iMica, Ltd and Stephen Jones. This gorgeous case will hold your Amiga 500, Amiga 600 and Amiga 1200 and also some strange thing apparently called a "PC Motherboard" Join me as I review and build a new machine from start to finish! Get your floppy cables at: Get your Romulator (not required) at: Watch Pixel Vixen curse at her ACA500+ in her Checkmate: Watch Neil from Retro Man Cave ignore his manual: Please Check out DavePaulJones unboxing video, too!

Episode 39 - The ROMulator Review

This week I am previewing, and have the honor of helping launch the sale of, the new ROMulator card from Kipper2K and Amiga on the Lake. This little beauty is quite powerful, and can solve a lot of long standing compatibility issues with your Amiga. Take a look! Amiga on the Lake: English Amiga Board thread on the ROMulator Amiga Forever (For ROMS) Double Sided Games: - Producer of Vegetables and Black Dawn Commodore4Ever - Amiga Power Supplies

Episode 38 - Vegetables Deluxe for Commodore 64 and Amiga

This week I am reviewing the new "Vegetables Deluxe" video game for the Commodore 64 and now the Amiga. Mike Richmond and Double Sided Games have done a great job on this game. Take a look at the game running on my SX-64 and on my Amiga 4000, and meet the author himself. Mentioned in this video: Order the software at Find the SD2IEC and Epyx Fastload Reloaded at Find your piHat for your pi1541 at Follow Amiga Bill at and check out his twitch streams Follow Mike Richmond on Twitter @richmondmike Follow me on Twitter @10marc1

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Episode 37: My One Year Anniversary

Lets just pretend it has not been since November of 2018 since I have updated my website, OK? I last left off on Episode 11, and have since done 26 more 10 Minute Amiga retro Casts and 14 more ChickenHead Chronicles. Time for me to play catch up!

August marks my one year Anniversary of creating 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast, and it has been a very exciting year! I have made dozens and dozens of videos, made dozens of new friends, and passed 1200 subscribers and 42,000 views on my videos. Sure I am no 8 bit guy, but we all start somewhere!

Celebrate with me on my latest video - I go over history of the channel and why I created it and look into the future directions the channel will go. I also announce a fun new Art Contest sponsored by myself, Pixel Vixen and Amiga on the Lake. I will have a page dedicated to the contest.

Since I increased the quality and lengths of my videos I no longer convert them to MPEG1 and HAM6 files - they just got too big. But if anyone wants them in that format i am happy to do the conversion.

Here is the Link to Episode 37