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. Credits: Written, Engineered and Produced by Steve Fulton @fultonbot and Jeff Fulton @8bitrocket Branding by Daryl Litts @daryllitts
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Latest Episodes…

  1. S1:E7: Playing The VCS Together, Interview with Jamie Lendino (Remaster)

    This episode takes a slightly more personal turn as twin brother hosts Jeff and Steve Fulton tell stories and relive memories of playing together in both analog and digital ways  in the 1970’s. The episode includes an original non-fiction story by Steve Fulton titled “Big Mouse And Little ...

    2018-09-19

  2. S1:E6 - How The Atari ST and MIDI Might Have Ruined Our Favorite 80's Rock Band (Remaster)

    The only thing from the 80's that could rival our love for Atari was our love for punk rock and new wave, and especially, our favorite band: The Alarm.  In 1987 those two things combined in an unexpected way. So unexpected in fact, that we were only able ...

    2018-08-21

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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