The Retrobits Podcast
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Welcome to Show #135!  This episode's topic: The Commodore 64, Part II!

In Part II of this series on the Commodore 64, I talk about two of the chips in the Commodore 64 that really set it apart from the competition - the VIC-II graphics chip, and the SID sound/synthesizer.

300 Baud Magazine - what a great title!  Check it out at their website...
Linus Åkesson does some great stuff with chiptunes and demos!
Results are in for Retrochallenge 2010!  See them here...
Happy 25th birthday Amiga!  Want to read a cool retrospective at the Technologizer website?
Dates are set for KansasFest 2011!  Time to start counting the days...
At Bletchley Park, they're teaching computing old skool.  See this article on BBC News!
Wow, the 2600 game doesn't look like the game art!  Really? has a great post on this...
Lots of info on the C64 "SID" chip at
Wikipedia to the rescue for the VIC-II!  Make sure to check out the links at the bottom of the page.

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Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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