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. S3 E17: Our Top 50 Favorite Games from Atari

    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 ...

    2020-08-11

  2. S3:E16: GCC  Part 2: Ms. Pac-Man  and the Sad Fate of the The  Atari 7800

    In part 2 of our discussion with Steve Golson, we cover the glory of the Ms. Pac-Man, arcade game, and fate the lay ahead for GCC as Atari's silent but productive game  and hardware producing secret weapon.Betty Ryan bio: http://www.atariwomen.org/stories/betty-ryan-tylko/Electronic ...

    2020-07-10

  3. S3:E15: How A Few MIT Dropouts Became Atari’s Secret Weapon

    In this episode we talk to Steve Golson, hacker/engineer for GCC and creator of the hardware that converted Pac-Man into Ms. Pac Man.   In part one of a two part conversation, we chat about the era of coin-op “speed-up kits” and how GCC's revolutionary ideas for converting ...

    2020-07-03

  4. S3:E14 - Tempest, Yars’ Revenge And The Advent Of Hardcore Games

      S3:E14 Tempest, Yars’ Revenge And The Advent Of Hardcore Games In this episode Steve and I discuss the games Tempest and Yars' Revenge and how they represented a change, at least to us, in the home and arcade gaming experience. We also have some home brew news, ...

    2020-06-25

  5. S3:E13: Common Off The Shelf Dad : A Father's Day Story

    A father's day story about being the "right-kind" of obsolete.Written, Recorded, Edited, Produced by Jeff And Steve FultonBranding by Daryl LittleSome music created with 8-bit Weapon Loop Library ...

    2020-06-20