8bitrocket’s Into The Vertical Blank, Growing Up Atari Ep: 0
This is the test episode of the Into The Vertical Blank, Growing Up Atari. In it, 8bit Jeff (Jeff Fulton from 8bitrocket.com) tries out and reviews 5 Atari XL/XE Cartridges (probably won’t work on a 400 or 800) that he recently purchased from Video 61.
This is a very extended version of what was originally going to be a short user submitted addition to the Antic Atari 8bit Podcast.
Extra Show notes for 8bitrocket.com’s New Podcast section: (use above and this)
We have decided to expand the focus to all 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 wit the backdrop the times they were released, and how they are being used now.
In the podcast #1 and beyond, Steve Fulton (8bitsteve, twin brother to Jeff, also from 8bitrocket.com) will join and start experiencing new games and old with Jeff as they discuss all things Atari.
Links for this show:
The Antic Podcast: https://ataripodcast.libsyn.com/
Homesoft Atari 8bit Games Archive: http://www.mushca.com/f/atari/index.php
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, but also because Pele’s Soccer for the Atari 2600 was one of the first games to include a fireworks show when a goal is scored. They also cover some personal stories about the time in which the game came out, and a special story that intertwines the narrative about trying to find something to connect to their father after their soccer days turned into Atari and teen angst days. Pele’s Soccer At AtariAge.com http://www.atariage.com/software_page.php?SoftwareLabelID=346 Pele’s Soccer At AtairMania.com http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-2600-vcs-pele-s-soccer_18298.html Wikipedia Article on the New York Cosmos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Cosmos_(1970%E2%80%9385) The Into The Vertical Blank YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPnyVqBr2glJ-vAcDYDUYYw The Into the Vertical Blank Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank/?ref=br_rs The Into the Vertical Blank Instagram Account https://www.instagram.com/into_the_vertical_blank/ The Into The Vertical Blank Twitter Account https://twitter.com/Atari_VB_Pod Jeff’s Twitter Account https://twitter.com/8bitrocket Steve’s Twitter Account https://twitter.com/fultonbot ...
In our quest to discover the secrets of programming 8 and 16 bit computers this season, we caught up with Dan Kitchen, a true survivor of the 80's video game crash, still making games today. In fact, he's on a quest to build and publish a brand new set of games for the Atari VCS n the spirit of Activision, the company he and his brothers Garry and Steve once worked for and ran the east coast branch We Catch Steve and Dan Talking about Dan’s new game and then start to dig into the History of the Kitchen Brothers In part 2 we get into deeper topics including Gary Kitchen’s game Maker,which Dan ported to the Apple II and created all of the demo games for the Commodore 64 version. Its a piece of software that as an Atari 800 user we were very jealous of not having on our own machine. Http://www.dankitchen.com ...
In this episode we cover Evercade Lynx 2, Pong Quest, Atari 2600 Game By Game Podcast, Atari Bytes Podcast, Antic The Atari Podcast, Atari Party East, Champ Games VCS Robotron, Atari 7800 Dragon's Havoc, and more!-Written, edited, produced by Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton -Additional Music - "Sense Delete" by Tony Longworth - -Branding By Tony Litts ...