List of episodes
S2:E11: Star Wars and Atari In The Vertical Blank : Part 1
September 22, 2019
In this two-part series we delve deep into Star Wars (or Star Wars:A New Hope for those who didn’t see the movie in the summer of 1977). We examine the movie’s affect on us as 70’s kids and how Atari’s 1983 coin-operated “Star Wars: The Arcade Game” finally gave us the chance to be Luke Skywalker. See the photos from Sept....
S2:E10: Playing Outside in Generation X
September 13, 2019
To salute the end of summer, w e are re-running a story from last season named "Big Mouse And Little Mouse" that has been updated, expanded and remastered. This is a story about the type of imaginative play that occurs when kids are trying to discover the world. This was play in world of the mid 70's, without screens (except the wood console one on the living room). The events in this story are all real, and all took place on a single day that I recall vividly fr...
S2:E9: DragonStomper And The Birth Of Console RPGs
August 23, 2019
Into the vertical blank: Generation Atari: Season 2, Episode 9 DragonStomper In the episode, Steve and Jeff take a deep look at the Atari 2600 game Dragon Stomper, what it meant to them in the grand scheme of gaming, and also how it had an effect on early 80’s video and computer games as a whole. AtariProtos.com Dragon Stomper Page
S2:E8: The Exact Moment Nintendo Won The Video game War (A Short, Left Handed Episode)
July 26, 2019
In this short summer bonus episode, Steve explores what he thinks is the exact moment Nintendo beat everyone and and won the video game war. I imagine, it's not exactly what you expect.
S2: E7 Pele's Soccer, Atari, and A Summer Story
July 08, 2019
Into the Vertical Blank: Generation Atari - Season 2 Episode 7 : Emits a shower of sparks: How we stopped playing soccer and started playing Atari (along with Pele) In this episode, Steve and Jeff cover Pele’s Soccer for the Atari 2600, and the cultural as well as business atmosphere surrounding the game. This game fit perfectly into the summer episode slot as Soccer in the USA is mostly a summer sport,...