S1:E2: Toys 'R Us, The Atari 7800 and Claw Hammer, a true story.

May 17, 2018

Into the Vertical Blank: Growing Up Atari. Season 1 Episode 2: “A hole burned In my Pocket: Toys R Us And The Atari 7800".

What was the “game cage”? What does it mean to “disconnect” while being “connected”? “Can a hole really be burned in your pocket?” In this episode, the brothers focus on the now closing Toys R Us, not with a history, but with some personal stories, a visit to a closing store, a play session of 7800 games, and a discussion of what the Vertical Blank generation or Generation Atari really is.   Includes the non-fiction story “Claw Hammer” written by Steve Fulton © 2018


  • The intro music and many, but not all, of he ambient 8-bit sounds you hear through out the pod cast were created with a loop library by 8bitweapon.
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