The Upper Memory Block
About This Show
The Upper Memory Block podcast is all about DOS and pre-Windows XP gaming. Every two weeks we talk in-depth about a game, game series, company and/or technology from this era. Enjoy!
Most Recent Episode
UMBCast 102 - Hangout #7 - Feats of Strength
It is time for yet another Patreon Hangout! This time around, Brian, Craig, Tomer, Troels and myself get together to discuss "feats of strength" in DOS and Pre-Windows XP gaming.
What does this mean?
Have you ever gone to extraordinary measures to get a game running?
Done anything nuts with hardware?
Done anything crazy in a game that resulted in either an epic win or a crushing defeat?
We talk about those things, largest executable program size, programming while under rocket attack and more!
Next time, we'll be covering the 1986 Cinemaware game, Defender of the Crown.
Rated 5 out of
Every Episode is timeless!
Your podcast is making me lazy! I used to do my own research about old games I'd find myself reminiscing about. Now I just think "Joe will do a show on it". Your podcast is one of the best out there. A lot of people have criticized other great single host retro podcasts like Retrocity and The Retroist for sounding to much like NPR, but they're very focused without the pointless rambling between all the hosts. Your focus keeps my attention ever when covering genres I have no interest in. I have gone back and re-listened to all your old episodes, and they are just as great now as they were when they first when up, since the topics were already about old games! I love it! Thanks for all your work!
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 4 out of
A little hit of nostalgia
Every morning as I commute to work, I look forward to travelling through the Upper Memory Block, both revisiting old favorites and learning about the classics I missed along the way. Our host's relaxed style and broad coverage of the story, technology, development story adds depth to what would otherwise be a simple game review podcast. Well worth the listen!
Date published: 2014-05-28
Rated 5 out of
fun look into the past
I love video games. Alot to the games this show talks about are games from the 80s. Brings back memories of my 286 sx with turbo button
Date published: 2014-04-15