Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari

--- Jeff Fulton & Steve Fulton ---

A Podcast about growing up In the 70s and 80s, at the dawn of video games, navigating family strife, punk rock, Star Wars obsessions, and trying to understand to the world while developing an inexplicable love for everything “Atari”. -- 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. S4:E9: Charley Chuck Has Been Found Alive!

    Charley Chuck has been found!  Atari announced recently that there will be a 21st century new console update for the game Food Fight!  In this episode we track down Interview with Andrew Marsh of Mega Cat to talk about their plans for the game, and also about what ...

    08/29/2021

  2. S4:E8: The Disappearance Of Charlie Chuck - Remaster

    There is new information regarding the whereabouts of one Charlie Chuck, the star of Atari's 1984 coin-op, Food Fight.  We will be revealing what we know and have a special interview in the next episode.  But for now, refresh your memories of the full mystery with a remastered version of ...

    08/14/2021

  3. S4:E7: A Joyous Noise: Adventures With The Pokey Audio Chip

    In the 80's we sold all of our Atari 800 discs and lost all of our youthful programs BASIC programs and creative output forever.  Or so we thought.A few weeks ago we discovered a lost "treasure":   an audio tape from 1984 that we never remembered recording of us using ...

    07/18/2021

  4. S4:E6: Top-10 Atari 400/800 Games Atari Should Remake For The VCS

    In this episode we have a great story about the Atari 8 bit computers from Tony Longworth (and also his song "Star Raiders"...we should have just called this the Tony Longworth episode!), some Atari retro news, and a discussion about the Atari 8bit computers games we feel are ripe to ...

    06/20/2021

  5. S4:E5 Discovering the Atari 400, Star Raiders, Caverns Of Mars, Miner 2049er

    The Atari 400 was a games machine masked as an entry-level computer computer.  When it was released in 1979, it could play Atari’s killer-app “Star Raiders” just as well as it’s more serious, older brother the Atari 800.   At the same time, the Atari 400 acted as ...

    05/08/2021