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hpr2630 :: Open Source Gaming: Revisiting Meridian 59

Released on 2018-08-31 under a CC-BY-SA license.

hpr2583 :: Random Rant

Released on 2018-06-27 under a CC-BY-SA license.


hpr2474 :: Open Source Gaming #3 The Atari Jaguar

Released on 2018-01-25 under a CC-BY-SA license.
Hasbro Releases Jaguar Publishing Rights
Dana Henry
Hasbro Interactive

Beverly, MA (May 14, 1999) - Leading entertainment software publisher, 
Hasbro Interactive announced today it has released all rights that it 
may have to the vintage Atari hardware platform, the Jaguar.

Hasbro Interactive acquired rights to many Atari properties, including 
the legendary Centipede, Missile Command, and Pong games, in a March 
1998 acquisition from JTS Corporation.

This announcement will allow software developers to create and publish 
software for the Jaguar system without having to obtain a licensing 
agreement with Hasbro Interactive for such platform development. 
Hasbro Interactive cautioned, however, that the developers should not 
use the Atari trademark or logo in connection with their games or 
present the games as authorized or approved by Hasbro Interactive.

"Hasbro Interactive is strictly focused on developing and publishing 
entertainment software for the PC and the next generation game 
consoles," said Richard Cleveland, Head of Marketing for Hasbro 
Interactive's Atari Business Unit. "We realize there is a passionate 
audience of diehard Atari fans who want to keep the Jaguar system alive, 
and we don't want to prevent them from doing that. We will not interfere 
with the efforts of software developers to create software for the 
Jaguar system."

Hasbro Interactive, Inc. is a leading all-family interactive games 
publisher, formed in 1995 to bring to life on the computer the deep 
library of toy and board games of parent company, Hasbro, Inc. (ASE:HAS). 
Hasbro Interactive has expanded its charter to include original and 
licensed games for the PC, the Playstation(R) and Nintendo(R) 64 game 
consoles and for multi-player gaming over the internet. Headquartered 
in Beverly, Massachusetts, Hasbro Interactive has offices in the U.K., 
France, Germany, Japan and Canada. For more information, visit the 
Hasbro Interactive Web site at

hpr2423 :: Open Source Gaming #2: Oolite

Released on 2017-11-15 under a CC-BY-SA license.

The game's website. If you're interested in playing, check it out.

Also here's the forum I was looking up during the podcast to find out if Elite Dangerous was multiplayer or not.

hpr2404 :: Open Source Gaming #1: Meridian59

Released on 2017-10-19 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Check out the game

Edited 2017-10-11T16:59:43Z (Wednesday) ken

Meridian 59

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Meridian 59 is known as the first 3D graphical massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) and stands as one of the longest running original online role-playing games. Developed by Archetype Interactive, the team included John Hanke who later founded Niantic, Inc. and codeveloped Google Earth and Pokémon Go.

First published by the now defunct 3DO Company, the game was first launched online in an early form on December 15, 1995 and released commercially on September 27, 1996 with a flat-rate monthly subscription. Meridian 59 is currently available as open source software and is being run by original developers Andrew Kirmse and Chris Kirmse.


hpr2401 :: Music Theory Hara-Kiri

Released on 2017-10-16 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Yeah just want feedback on what to do with a music theory show, since I see it was on the requested lists and no one was really doing it that I've seen.

hpr2285 :: The Tick Conspiracy

Released on 2017-05-05 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Reminder: This show is released in .ogg a non patent encumbered format.

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