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

Episode 14 June 25, 2020 01:10:52
S3:E14 -  Tempest, Yars’ Revenge And The Advent Of Hardcore Games
Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari
S3:E14 - Tempest, Yars’ Revenge And The Advent Of Hardcore Games

Show Notes


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, and a new song from Tony Longworth

Written, Edited, Produced by Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton

Branding by Daryl Litts

Additional music - “Spineless Wannabe Tinpot Dictator” By Tony Longworth

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