Cross Cutting Concerns Podcast
About This Show
Cross Cutting Concerns presents a podcast for the technologist in a hurry. The guests on this show present "lightning" summaries (no more than 10-15 minutes!) about some single interesting piece of technology that would interest a computer programmer like you, scratching the surface and engaging your curiousity.
Most Recent Episode
Podcast 026 - Matt Bok on Retro Gaming Tech Again
6 days ago
Matt Bok is back yet again for an extra long, extra special episode. (Check out episode 16 for our last discussion on retro gaming). Just in time for the holiday season, we discuss the Atari Flashback portable and the NES Classic Edition.
AtGames - makes of the Atari Flashback systems
NES Classic Edition
Racing the Beam, a book about the amazing stuff that Atari developers were able to do with extremely primitive hardware.
The RCA Studio II, an early cartidge-based system that I actually didn't know about until this podcast!
Tempest 2000 on Atari Jaguar - a game that definitely needs a rerelease or a remaster or something.
Ben Heck, the console hacker, has a book called Hacking Video Game Consoles
The documentary we mentioned is called Atari: Game Over (also available on Netflix). Certainly the E.T. landfill legend is part of it, but the overall rise & fall of Atari is the subject of the documentary.
The E.T. 2600 ROM hack, with some commentary on why it's not a terrible game, and was perhaps just ahead of its time
I did a live stream of E.T. for 2600 on my on-again off-again show MSTCX.
CORGS: The Columbus Ohio Retro Gaming Society
Homestar Runner Atari 2600 home page - hover over the "email" button.
The Kia Sorento / Tecmo Bowl commercial. Here's some background on Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl.