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!
UMBCast 114 - Links
Welcome to episode 114, where I dive into the prolific Access Software golf sim series, Links.
My video research sessions:
French PC game magazine archive:
Buy Links online:
UMBCast 113 - Unreal
In episode 113, we take on the massively popular and genre-defining Unreal series.
My video research sessions:
X-Wing Soundtrack (redone):
TIE Fighter Soundtrack (redone):
Buy Unreal Gold
UMBCast 112 - Heart of China
Time for episode 112, in which we explore the mysterious world of 1930's Hong Kong in the 1991 Dynamix adventure, Heart of China. Links: My video research sessions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKLSnBxpjNM&list=PL2whCuUnKwYC1gOgCR6N229FHnVpkI5MZ Buy Heart of China on GoG: https://www.gog.com/game/heart_of_china?pp=1106a1dda2d680438ecfb0bb70fd479c55a1791f Next Episode: Next time, we jump forward to 1998 with the Unreal series from Epic games.
UMBCast 111 - One Must Fall
In episode 111, we hit our first fighting game, 1994's One Must Fall 2097 by Diversions Entertainment. Links: My video research sessions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ-OBT0PYE0&list=PL2whCuUnKwYBNDRCGWvJzjmVSIg0Ij8Tk One Must Fall 2097 on archive.org: https://archive.org/details/OneMustFall2097 One Must Fall 1.0 (Demo) on archive.org: https://archive.org/details/msdos_MUSTFALL_shareware Tomer's interview with Rob Elam on Mobygames: Part 1 http://www.mobygames.com/featured_article/feature,8/ Part 2 http
UMBCast 110 - Wing Commander Roundup
In a very special UMBCast, for the second time ever I have a live guest! I dragged my friend and fellow podcaster Brian "Space Game Junkie" Rubin to sit with me and talk Wing Commander. Specifically, in light of my recent complete playthrough of Wing Commander 2 on the YouTube channel, I wanted to sit down with someone to discuss that game in particular. Of course, we couldn't just limit ourselves to JUST WC2 so of course we discuss the entire series with a bit more of a focus on the second game then on the
UMBCast 109 - We'll Miss You Akago (The Neverhood repost)
Earlier today, I received word that long time friend of the show, Amayirot Akago (aka Maarten Amkreutz), took his own life. As a very small, very insignificant gesture, I'm reposting his guest show from mere days before the arrival of the UMBaby covering The Neverhood.
Akago was one of the first to step up when I put out the call for guest shows and has been a constant and welcome fixture of the show since its earliest days.
Postman's Quest: http://www.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Deep dive into computer history
Wonderful in-depth overviews of some classic games. I love hearing the stories of how these games were developed and the developers themselves. Great stuff!
If you want to relive your best memories from the DOS era of PC gaming, the UMB podcast is what you are looking for. Joe brings a mature, down to earth style that really compliments the content well. Every episode is dedicated to one game from the past. Joe does an overview of the game, talks tech, and gives the dev story behind the game. It really shows how much research and prep work goes into each episode. I would say he works hard, but it's obvious Joe truly enjoys doing this so I'm not sure if it really qualifies as "work". Very highly recommended!!
Retro and Loving It!
Really enjoying this podcast! Your Tex Murphy episode really sold it for me!