Episode 6: The Dreadnaught Factor

We do our traditional “deep dive” game review; this time it’s The Dreadnaught Factor from Activision. We interview the programmer / designer of the game, Tom Loughry. We also interview Kieren Hawken (aka “The Laird”) from Retro Video Gamer in the UK. And this month we have a special guest host, Kevin Savetz – author of “The Terrible Nerd”, one of the hosts of Antic: The Atari 8-bit Podcast, and an Intellivision collector. And all the feedback, news and fun you’ve come to expect from our show is here too.

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0:00:00 – Turn on the tube TV to ch. 3, insert Bomb Squad, power up, reset and hit the disc!
0:00:27 – The Intellivisionaries Theme (by Paul ‘Nurmix’ Nurminen)
0:01:47 – Welcome
0:09:25 – The Odyssey 2 Speaks! (# 1)
0:09:40 – Listener Feedback
0:24:25 – Retrogaming Roundup Promo
0:24:37 – Non-Intellivision Mentions Of Significance That Are Primarily Retro Themed!
0:31:29 – Intellivisionaries Promo (# 1)
0:31:39 – News!
0:45:31 – Keith Robinson Promo
0:45:46 – Interview: Kieren Hawken (Retro Video Gamer / Retrogamer Magazine UK) (part 1)
1:09:31 – Colecovisions Podcast Promo
1:09:49 – The Odyssey 2 Speaks! (# 2)
1:10:02 – Interview: Kieren Hawken (part 2)
1:20:26 – Intellivision commercial (Atari vs. Intellivision)
1:20:56 – Interview: Kieren Hawken (part 3)
1:30:04 – The Odyssey 2 Speaks! (# 3)
1:30:15 – Interview: Kieren Hawken (part 4)
2:06:41 – “Ride Of The Valkyries” (Intellivision game music – from Sub Hunt)
2:07:17 – ‘Vintage’ Canadian Intellivision / PlayCable infomercial (from Brent Santin)
2:13:07 – The Dreadnaught Factor “Deep Dive” review (part 1)
2:34:31 – Activision For Intellivision! (TV Commercial)
2:35:00 – Interview: Tom Loughry (part 1)
3:07:59 – Game Gavel Promo
3:08:11 – Interview: Tom Loughry (part 2)
3:42:04 – The Dreadnaught Factor “Deep Dive” review (part 2)
3:59:48 – William Culver (Colecovisions Podcast) reviews The Dreadnaught Factor
4:04:37 – Intellivisionaries Promo (# 2)
4:04:49 – Wrap-up and sign off (“Treasured” by Paul ‘Nurmix’ Nurminen)

Links mentioned in the show:

Antic podcast
http://ataripodcast.libsyn.com/

Terrible Nerd
http://www.amazon.com/Terrible-Nerd-Kevin-Savetz/dp/1939169003

Audio of PlayCable commercial from Brent Santin
http://www.cgcc.ca/articles/view.php?article=Intellivision%20PlayCable

The Space Invaders – In Search Of Lost Time (Jeff Von Ward)
http://www.thespaceinvaders.org/

Gameroom Junkies
http://www.gameroomjunkies.com/

Ultimate PC Interface (for connecting Intellivision controllers to a PC)
http://www.intellivision.us/intvgames/interface/interface.php

Cartoon-y Intellivision drawing from Steve Herold
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=795275387167769&set=o.463878910377260&type=1&ref=nf

Classic Console Gamernews episode mentioning the poddie awards
http://ccg.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-05T20_35_26-08_00

Link to podcasts mentioned by William
http://www.venganzamedia.com/Venganza_Media_Inc.html

Screen shot of Paul’s and Tommy’s Utopia game
https://www.facebook.com/intypodcast/photos/a.483978821700602.1073741829.463878910377260/527041940727623/?type=1&theater

Retro Video Gamer
http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/index.php

Retro Video Gamer’s Intellivision reviews
http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/index.php?page=intellivision

Homebrew Heroes
http://www.homebrewheroes.co.uk/

Revival Retro Event
http://www.revivalretroevents.com/

ROM Retro Event
http://www.rom.me.uk/

Retro Gamer Magazine
http://www.retrogamer.net/

Order Intellivision Rocks
http://www.intellivisionlives.com/retrotopia/rocks.shtml

Collector Vision Games (planning to publish Space Raid)
http://www.collectorvision.com/

AtariAge Forums (Magic Carousel Cart)
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/221057-official-pre-order-thread-for-magic-carousel-intellivision-homebrew/

AtariAge Forums (Space C*nt Cart)
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/221055-official-pre-order-thread-for-space-beaver-intellivision-homebrew/

Atari Homebrew Jump VCS
http://www.retro-reload.com/jumpvcs/

Story about John Doherty at urbanitenews.com
http://urbanitenews.com/2014/01/15/developer-goes-retro-with-new-intellivision-games/

AtariAge Forums (Announcement of Old Skool High cart)
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/221202-old-skool-intellivision-cartridge-release/#entry2912715

AtariAge Forums (Intellivision BASIC compiler)
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/221362-intybasic-compiler/

Top 10 Intellivision games at retrogamer.net
http://www.retrogamer.net/top_10/21427/top-ten-intellivision-games/

YouTube video of G4′s Icon episode on the Intellivision
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAbI8AC0P44

The Dreadnaught Factor at intvfunhouse.com
http://www.intvfunhouse.com/games/dred.php

The Dreadnaught Factor patch from Activision
dreadnaught-patch

The Dreadnaught Factor magazine ad
The Dreadnaught Factor - Beamrider (magazine ad)