List of episodes
S2:E5: Electronic Games Magazine
May 16, 2019
In this epiosde of Into The Vertical Blank: Generation Atari, Steve and Jeff celebrate the magazine that started it all. The first publicaion in the USA that was strictly devoted to video and electronic games. The brothers bring you two stories of thos glories magazine, each featuring a different issue of that impacted their childhood in a remarkable way. Digital Press Landing pages for Electonic Games Magazine Scanned Issues
s2:E4: Top-10 Worst Real-Life Products For Classic Video Gamers
April 26, 2019
What were some of hidden factors that led to the fall of Atari and the golden age of classic video game consoles? Did the world at large really understand video games at all? In this episode we set out to prove, through the lens of some truly awful products and ideas, that the industry might have killed itself. The back pages and new products sections of Electronic Games magazine in 1982 and 1983 were filled with all sorts of products, services and offers that were d...
S2: E3. We Always Wanted To Work for Atari
April 06, 2019
Steve and Jeff provide two new stories about wanting to work for, with, or somehow adjacent to classic Atari. The pair also answer feedback, to explain recent Irata, and give some responses to their favorite podcasts. Tony Longworth’s incredibly melodic industrial grunge track “Into the Vertical Blank” again accompanies this episode, along wit...
S2:E2: Going,Going,Gone (Fun Factory, Sears, Pizza Parlours)
March 22, 2019
This week we are inspired by one of our all-time a favorite podcasts This American Life. Taking a cue from Ira Glass’s often copied, but never duplicated style, we have collected three new stories on single topic: Going Going, Gone. Our first “Going” story from myself, Steve, called “Surprise Box” is about a seaside arcade that is destined to close forever. Our next &ldq...
Bonus #2 Friday Display List: Feedback and response
March 16, 2019
This week, 8bitjeff gets into a some awesome listener feedback and provides some of his own for the Atari 5200 Podcast. First up some questions and answers for Tony Longworth, who’s Into The Vertical Blank song gets its own full length airing in the episode. Next up is an incredible story by Bill Lange about his father, his childhood, Christmas and Lionel Trains. To finish off the episode, Jeff provides instant feedback to the 5200 Podcast on...