Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari
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.
Written, Engineered and Produced by Steve Fulton @fultonbot and Jeff Fulton @8bitrocket
Branding by Daryl Litts @daryllitts
Brought to you by Jeff Fulton & Steve Fulton of Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari
Right before the Atari VCS, Star Wars toys, and Lego hit big in the 70's there was the 1977 Sears Wish Book. It's like an archive of everything "cool" before things got real. Every year in September or October, the Sears Wish Book would arrive in the ...
In this episodes we take you back to an era when arcades in the shape of rockets and castles ruled the land, and TV shows like CHiPs ruled the airwaves.Most every kid who grew-up in the Golden Age of video games had a favorite place to play games. For ...
Into The Vertical Blank: Generation Atari S3:E19 Interview with Thomas Cherryhomes. How Fujinet and Irata-Online Give Plato New Life Fujinet is an exciting new creation for Atari 8bit computers that, among other things, allows them to connect up to the internet and load disk images straight ...
In this episode we have updates on news from around the world of Atari, including the very sad and depressing passing of Curt Vendel, who we only just interviewed this season. We also have a discussion about the game "Karateka" along with a book review of Jordan Mechner's "The Making ...
Into the Vertical Blank: Generation Atari - Episode 50! In this Episode we both ranked out top 50 games released by Atari across all platforms and came up with our combined top 50 + about 30 honorable mentions. Systems - Atari 2600, 5200, 400/800/XL/XE, ST, Lynx Jaguar ...