The Channel F Files
By Willie! and Scott Schreiber
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Covering the the revolutionary console of its time created by the industry pioneer Jerry Lawson and Designed by Nick Talesfore!
||CleanVideoCart #26 Alien Invasion!||In this fun episode, Scott and Willie! discuss the last commercially released game for the Fairchild Channel F, Alien Invasion! Quite a fun port of space invaders to the Channel F with lots of cool play options and two neat easter eggs to find! Dow||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideoCart #25 Casino Poker!||Scott and Willie! discuss Casino Poker on the Channel F, sidebars abound in this episode :P. Scott tries to talk about the Nintendo Switch but Willie! is not having it. Download Here:||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideoCart #24 Pro Football!||In this episode Scott and Willie! talk about many things including Space X and other interesting topics. Oh ya, they talk about Pro Football to on the Channel F! Check out the music of the British IBM Check out the New York Toy Fair game by Gimpy S||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideocart #23 Galactic Space War and Lunar Lander!||In this episode Scott and Willie! discuss another fun Channel F Game - Galactic Space Wars and Lunar Lander! two fun games in one! Download Here:||12/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideoCart #22 Slot Machine!||In this episode Scott and Willie! discuss a neat slot machine simulator on the Channel F. Also some history and operation of slot machines is explained by Scott! Download here:||10/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideoCart 21 Bowling!||In this episode Scott and Willie! discuss bowling, share bowling memories and other fun tangents! Download Here:||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideoCart 20 Video Whizball!||In this episode a very unique and fun game is discussed! Kind of like a cross between Pong, Hockey, Target Shoot and Dodgeball! Download Here:||6/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideoCart 19 Checkers!||Scott and Willie! take a look at a age old classic game ported to the Channel F! Download Here:||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideoCart 18 Hangman!||Scott and Willie! take a look at a classic pen and paper game Hangman! Plus lots of tangent talk as well :) Another fun episode of The Channel F Files! Download Here:||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideoCart #17 Pinball Challenge! (I.E. Breakout :P)||In this episode Scott and Willie! discuss a neat breakout game on the Channel F called Pinball Challenge!???. Plus there is some stray talk as usual about the Microvision, Jay Smith and Cars :P Download Here:||1/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideoCart #16 Dodge It!||In this episode we examine Dodge It and have fond memories about Lawn Darts :P Download Here:||11/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideoCart #15 Memory Match!||In this episode a cool card matching game is examined on the Channel F! Challenging game! Download Here: Check out the facebook group Minnesota Retro Gamers!||10/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideoCart #14 Sonar Search!||On this episode Scott and Willie! talk about a neat game on the F similar to the board game Battleship! but with some cool alternative features! The guys also get sidetracked quite a bit talking about favorite electronic board games as well :)||9/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideoCart #13 Robot War and Torpedo Alley!||On this episode we talk about two more neat games on the Channel F! Robot War! can you evade the robots and make them run into the energy squares? Torpedo Alley! Sink those ships! Download Here:||7/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWillie! at the Game On Expo!||Hope to see you there! Download Here: azgameonexpo.com||7/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideoCart #12 Baseball!||In this episode Scott and I take a look at one of the first home console versions of Baseball! More of a pitch and hitting type game, but still very enjoyable (especially with all the control you have over the ball!) Download Here: Video Supp||6/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideoCart #10 Maze!||In this episode Scott and I take a look at Videocart #10 Maze! we discuss our favorite and least favorite game modes, talk about some Arcade activities and finally go off track with Mechawarrior online :) yep, we are all over the place y||3/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideo Cart #9 Drag Strip!||In this Episode Scott and I discuss and play VideoCart 9 Drag Strip! A really fun racing game for the Channel F! Download Episode Here: Video Supplemental: Linkys: Channel F on Archive.org||3/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideocart #8 Mind Reader and Nim!||On this episode Scott and I discuss Mind Reader and Nim on the Channel F, lots of interesting side bars abound! Download Episode VideoCart #8 here: Video Supplemental||2/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Channel F Files Videocart #6 and #7 the math games!||On this episode Scott and I discuss the first "educational" titles available for a home console :) Not really much to say about these so the episode does have quite a bit of "side tracking" going on :) Download the Episode Here: Video Supplemental||1/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Channel F Files Interview with Nick Talesfore!||Download Episode Here: We have a talk with Mr. Nick Talesfore who was part of the awesome team at Fairchild that brought us the Channel F Game System! Lots of great info in this episode!||1/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Channel F Files VideoCart #5 Space War!||In this episode Scott and I discuss the game Space War! plus get derailed many times during the episode :) Scotts rating - 7 out of 10 Willie!'s rating - 4 out of 10 Download the Episode Here: Links: Scotts Arcade Party Video Games Magazine Fairchild A||11/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Channel F Files Videocart Special Jerry Lawson at CGE 2005!||Thanks to Classy Freddy Blassie for suppling the footage for this interview! Listen to it here :)||10/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Channel F Files VideoCart #4 Spitfire!||In this episode Scott and I discuss VideoCart #4 Spitfire!, we also talk about aircraft in general, go on a tangent trying to find where the last license holder for the Channel F went (Zircon International) and other shenaningans :) Link to the epis||10/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
LOVE This Show
Everybody thinks that the Atari 2600 was the first cartridge based system, but everybody is wrong. The Channel F was first, and Willie and Scott are doing a terrific job of giving this system its due, complete with game reviews and interviews with people who worked on the system itself. Stop listening to endless podcasts about Final Fantasy and learn where gaming really started!
Willy does it again!
To be honest, as a sel-proclaimed retro gamer, I'm ashamed to admit that I'd never played a Fairchild game. But thanks to Willy, I sure want to! Excellent, informative, and entertaining show with an awesome and talented host! Kudos, Willygor!