Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari

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April 21, 2022 01:10:12
Generation Atari

Generation Atari

S5: E1 - Generation Atari In this opening episode for season 5, after a tumultuous season 4,  inspired by some feedback, we reaffirm just why we are here and what we mean by “The Vertical blank” and “Generation Atari. BCB #36 - "The Atari Generation" (Delving "Into the Vertical Blank.")https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tRdFWpt3L0&t=1180s “Video Games For The ‘Basest Instincts Of Man’”  Jan, 28, 1982 (New York times Subscription required)Opinion | VIDEO GAMES FOR THE 'BASEST INSTINCTS OF MAN' - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Not mentioned in the episode but a good resource on this subject is “The Atari Age:The Emergence Of Video Games In America” by Michael Newman Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America (The MIT Press): Newman, Michael Z.: 9780262536110: Amazon.com: Books   Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton Music : Into the Vertical Blank - Tony Longworth : support Tony's Patreon music https://www.patreon.com/tonylongworth Theme by Brian TravisTitle: Into The Vertical Blank theme Words & music by Brian Travis (c)(p)2021 Taste This Moment Music ASCAP http://www.briantravisband.com/ Find us here: http://intotheverticalblank.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank Twitter: https://twitter.com/Atari_VB_Pod ...

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April 02, 2022 02:45:28
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S4:E14: Atari Pac-Man Day 40th Anniversary Documentary

Clocking in at almost 3 hours, this episode is a remastered super-cut of Into The Vertical Blank Season 3, Episode #1, #4 and #6 (2020) that cover April 3, 1982: Atari Pac-Man Day and it's lasting effects on the company. Yep, this one is all about Atari VCS Pac-Man, but so much more as well. It features a discussion with the late Curt Vendel, in one of his final interviews, speaking very very passionately about what we all believed to be "Atari's Biggest Mistake". Written, edited, produced and hosted by Steve And Jeff FultonMusic by Tony LongworthBranding by Daryl Litts Rest In Peace Mr. Vendel, we miss you very much ...

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February 04, 2022 01:18:50
Bonus Atari ST Games That Rock: LLamatron ++: Llamatron, Jeff Minter and Heart of Neon

Bonus Atari ST Games That Rock: LLamatron ++: Llamatron, Jeff Minter and Heart of Neon

In this episode, the brothers discuss recent Christmas, the latest Atari recharged  releases and then bring on their brother from another mother (and father) Tony Longworth to discuss the Jeff Minter Classic, LLamatron for the Atari ST.  They also disuss the Jeff Minter Documentary, Heart of Neon, and play a new Tony track made for the film.  Discussion Video Version: https://youtu.be/D1E45ePl6rU with Music Video by Heart of Neon Film maker, Paul Docherty Notes:  Heart of Neon: https://www.heartofneon.com/ Buy a Jeff Minter Game or swag here:  http://www.minotaurproject.co.uk/Minotaur/theshop.php ST Section of the Llamasoft site: http://www.llamasoftarchive.org/oldsite/llamadloads2.html#AtariST Atarimania Llamatron Page: http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-llamatron_31157.html Tony’s LLamatron Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxqqSSUMelI Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton Music : Perpetual Darkness - Tony Longworth : You can download this exclusive track by supporting Tony's Patreon music campaign @: https://www.patreon.com/tonylongworth Theme by Brian TravisTitle: Into The Vertical Blank theme Words & music by Brian Travis (c)(p)2021 Taste This Moment Music ASCAP http://www.briantravisband.com/ Find us here: http://intotheverticalblank.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank Twitter: https://twitter.com/Atari_VB_Pod ...

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December 29, 2021 01:24:36
S4:E12 Xmas 1984 : BBS: Demented and Sad, But Social

S4:E12 Xmas 1984 : BBS: Demented and Sad, But Social

S4:E12 Xmas 1984 : BBS: Demented and Sad, But Social In  this episode, Steve and Jeff discuss Christmas 1984. Tramiel had purchased Atari but the Fulton brothers were oblivious and just wanted a modem to call BBSs and download public domain software. They also discuss Atari Writer, Printers, Gateway to Apshai, and a few magazines from December of 1984. Steve’s story goes over this time in detail and the events surrounding it. The boys discuss what really happened to the Atari 8bits and video games during the USA Video Game crash during this time period by going through ads from various local newspapers at the time.   Notes Local Ads on the ITVB site: https://intotheverticalblank.com/2021/12/29/december-1984-computer-and-game-advertisements/ Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton Music : Oceans of Neon – Tony Longworth : Patreon: Tony Longworth is creating free music for everyone | Patreon Theme by Brian TravisTitle: Into The Vertical Blank theme Words & music by Brian Travis (c)(p)2021 Taste This Moment Music ASCAP http://www.briantravisband.com/ Find us here: http://intotheverticalblank.com Into the Vertical Blank: Generation Atari | Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank Into The Vertical Blank Pod Cast – Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Atari_VB_Pod ...

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November 29, 2021 01:14:52
S4:E11 Sanctuary in Pelnor: The First Atari ST Role-Playing Games

S4:E11 Sanctuary in Pelnor: The First Atari ST Role-Playing Games

In this episode Steve and Jeff discuss the Atari ST role-playing games listed in Atarimania.com from 1987, and also briefly go into the 1986 ones they discussed in S4:E10.  They also discuss the latest news that interests them. This all leads into a story by Steve that weaves their home experience growing up with playing a game of Phantasie on the Atari ST.  Show Notes: AtariMania Games List http://www.atarimania.com/pgelstsoft.awp?system=S&type=G&year=1987&genre=4&step=25 Games Discussed in this Episode: AutoDuel (Origin)  Casque des Forgerons (Le) (Coconuts) Eden Blues (Ere Informatique / Atari Italia)  Maitre des Ames (Le) [Advertised/MIA] (Ubi Soft) Phantasie II 1.0 (Strategic Simulations, Inc.) Phantasie III  (Strategic Simulations, Inc.) Quest (Pyramide) Rings of Zilfin (Strategic Simulations, Inc.) Roadwar 2000 1.0 (Strategic Simulations, Inc.) ST Larn 12.0 (no publisher) Wizard Warz (Go! / US Gold) Wizard's Crown (Strategic Simulations, Inc.) Ultima II Ultima III Atari XP : https://atarixp.com/ Champ Games Qix: https://champ.games/qix Gamestop T-shirts: https://www.gamestop.com/search/?q=Seven%20Squared&prefn1=brand&prefv1=Seven%20Squared Atari ST Droid Special Edition: https://www.bitmapsoft.co.uk/product/droid-definitive-collection/ Jaguar Kings of Edom: https://songbird-productions.com/product/kings-of-edom/ Credits Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton Music : Beneath The Light of a Winter’s Moon– Tony Longworth ...

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October 27, 2021 01:21:40
S4:E10: Atari  ST Games the Early Years

S4:E10: Atari ST Games the Early Years

S4:E10: Atari  ST Games the Early Years In this Episode, we cover the Atari ST, released in 1985 and what we consider to be the best "launch" titles for the system release in 1985 and 86. Of course these are not necessarily Launch Titles as computers rarely have them, but our favorite early years ST games. We have gone  through all of the Atari ST games released before 1987 using the excellent atarimaina.com database. We consider the first 18 months of the ST’s life as the launch period before most of the big games started being developed and huge European software houses began to flood the market with games. This is the list of games we recommend that the new Atari should re-release on a pack for the VCS and re-make as new games if possible.  We purchased our 520 ST in January of 1987 and had access to most of these titles. It would be another year before we would  start getting a lot of new UK and European games, and we’ll cover those later, but these are what we feel are the best in various genres for the ST during our pivotal move from 8 to 16 bit gaming.  There are more we could add to the list and your list might vary. Let us know if  if we missed any of your favorites. Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton Music : Don’t Go Into The Woods – Tony Longworth : Patreon: Tony Longworth is creating free ...

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