Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari Jeff Fulton & Steve Fulton

We are twin brothers who grew up "Atari" or as we call it, in The Vertical Blank. The Vertical Blank is space between the lines. It's the the second half of Generation X. It's the where work occurs you never see on screen. It's the nuances that makes nostalgia real. It's the transcendental location that holds our best memories, biggest joys, greatest fears, and our most terrible losses. In this podcast we discuss Atari computers and systems, new and old, review new games we collect, talk about all the systems, and the significance they had in our lives and the lives of others, and even talk about them in an historical context with the backdrop the times they were released, and how they are being used now. We do all this in an effort to finally understand the answer to this existential question: what does it mean to have grown up "Atari" in the generation of the Vertical blank.
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Latest Episodes…

  1. S1:E5: All Appointments Life (Asteroids Part 2) (Remaster)

    Into the Vertical Blank - Generation Atari: Season 1, Episode 5.  All Appointments Life (Asteroids Part 2 ) This is the second episode where we will be covering the game Asteroids in story and discussion form. We have a story from 8bitjeff, and ...

    2018-07-22

  2. S1:E4: Escape To The Asteroids Zone (Asteroids Part 1) (Remaster)

    Into The Vertical Blank: Generation Atari Season 1, Episode 4: Escape To The Asteroids Zone Part 1. In Part One of our two-part extravaganza,  we delve into the that game forms the backdrop of The Vertical Blank: Asteroids. We discuss our experiences with  Atari’s best selling ...

    2018-06-21

  3. S1:E3: Atari Nerd (Was this the first ever Atari podcast?) (Remaster)

    Into The Vertical Blank: Generation Atari Season 1, Episode 3:  Atari Nerd In this episode we dig up one of our first podcasts from December 2008, which is one of the first Atari dedicated podcasts ever recorded.  This low-fi descent into the aughties, complete with bad mics, ...

    2018-06-01

  4. S1:E2: Toys 'R Us, The Atari 7800 and Claw Hammer, a true story. (Remaster)

    Into the Vertical Blank: Growing Up Atari. Season 1 Episode 2: “A hole burned In my Pocket: Toys R Us And The Atari 7800". What was the “game cage”? What does it mean to “disconnect” while being “connected”? “Can a hole really be burned in your pocket?” ...

    2018-05-17

  5. S1:E1: All The Scan Lines Have Been Written: Welcome Into The Vertical Blank (Remaster)

    Into The Vertical Blank: Growing Up Atari Season 1 Episode 1 – All The Scan Lines Have Been Written In this, the real premiere episode, the boys pull out all the production stops to bring some much needed levity and interludes to a game ...

    2018-05-03