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

Episode 2 May 17, 2018 01:19:59
Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari
S1:E2: Toys 'R Us, The Atari 7800 and Claw Hammer, a true story. (Remaster)

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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




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