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The Retrobits Podcast


Aug 29, 2010

3.2 GHz hexacore, and my GIGO goes faster!

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?  Rundlc.com has a great post on this...
Lots of info on the C64 "SID" chip at sid.kubarth.com...
Wikipedia to the rescue for the VIC-II!  Make sure to check out the links at the bottom of the page.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to earl@retrobits.com.

The Retrobits Podcast blog can be found at www.retrobits.com.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter @RetroEarl.

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Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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