S3:E4: Atari’s Biggest Mistake Part 2: Game Player Non Expandable

Episode 4 April 06, 2020 00:58:02
S3:E4: Atari’s Biggest Mistake Part 2: Game Player Non Expandable
Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari
S3:E4: Atari’s Biggest Mistake Part 2: Game Player Non Expandable

Show Notes

In part 2 of “Atari’s Biggest Mistake” we explore the core reasons  why Atari blundered in 1982 with their biggest releases and explore a “what if” scenario right out of The Vertical Blank.   


What really was Atari’s biggest mistake? Was it ET for the 2600, was it Pac-Man for the 2600? Was it over confidence and inexperience? Or was it some else entirely?  In this 2nd part of our brand new investigative series on the real failure of Atari, we delve deep into the exact moments that we feel turned Atari from, the fastest growing company in the world, to a failure 3 years later. 


This podcast includes never before heard interviews with Nolan Bushnell, Chris Crawford and Curt Vendel. 

Atari Business is Fun

by Marty Goldberg (Author), Curt Vendel (Author)



Arcade Perfect

by David L. Craddock  (Author), Milan Jaram (Illustrator)



Chris Crawford Interview : http://www.8bitrocket.com/2017/06/16/in-depth-interview-with-game-philosopher-king-chris-crawford/

History Of Atari Part 1 (with Nolan Bushnell Quotes): https://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/2000/the_history_of_atari_19711977.php?page=1

History Of Atari Part 2 (with Nolan Bushnell Quotes): https://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3766/atari_the_golden_years__a_.php?page=1


Antic ET Story: https://www.atarimagazines.com/v2n4/etgame.html


Antic Podcast with Dave Comstock, programmer for E.T. Phone Home: https://ataripodcast.libsyn.com/antic-interview-316-dave-comstock-et-phone-home-superman-iii-cloak-dagger?fbclid=IwAR1PKHuEKcKRV6LhMBE6GxaMmElFu5s_eE-d1t6rZnuPt7Hx4BOCK2tj7yk

The Atari 5200 FAQ



Atariprotos.com Atari 5200 Pac-Man



Atarimania.com Atari 8bit Et Phone Hone



Atarimania.com Atari 8bit Pac-Man



AtariMuseum.com Atari 400 “Candy”


Antic Magazine December 1982



Electronic Games Magazine October 1982



Electronic Games Magazine May 1984



Antic Magazine July 1983



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