Into the Vertical Blank Generation Atari
Season 3 Episode 7: Discussion with Curt Vendel about the Atari 7800 XM Module
In this Episode we dive deep into the 7800 Expansion Module with Curt Vendel. We also discuss some history of the 7800, the original development and why it took Atari Corp so long to put it out into the market.
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What was Atari's biggest mistake? To truly be inside The Vertical Blank is to ruminate on "what could have been." For Atari, there are many "what could have been" moments. What if they produced The Amiga computer? What if they released the NES? In this two-part season opener we delve into, what we believe, was the biggest mistake Atari ever made. Any mention of the games Pac-Man and E.T. for the Atari VCS elicit groans from Atari fans because they have heard the arguments before: they are "the worst ever", they "caused the crash". But what if those games were only a small part of much bigger and more fundamental mistake that Atari made in the 80's, that still has repercussions today? Show Note Links Atari Age Issue 1 - Pac Man Interview: https://www.atariage.com/magazines/magazine_page.php?MagazineID=1&CurrentPage=2 Atari Age Issue 1 - Word Find : https://www.atariage.com/magazines/magazine_page.php?MagazineID=1&CurrentPage=10 Atari Pac Man Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FHkMqHx5xM ...
Steve and Jeff provide two new stories about wanting to work for, with, or somehow adjacent to classic Atari. The pair also answer feedback, to explain recent Irata, and give some responses to their favorite podcasts. Tony Longworth’s incredibly melodic industrial grunge track “Into the Vertical Blank” again accompanies this episode, along with original music and audio productions from the Fulton Brothers. Tony Longworth’s Music: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/TonyLongworth The Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast: http://2600gamebygamepodcast.libsyn.com/ The Atari Bytes Podcast: https://ataribytes.libsyn.com/ The XL/XE Podcast: https://player.fm/series/xlxe The Pie Factory Podcast: http://www.fab4it.com/piefactory/#/ The Christmas Bytes Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1678105444/christmas-bytes ...
S5: E1 - Generation Atari In this opening episode for season 5, after a tumultuous season 4, inspired by some feedback, we reaffirm just why we are here and what we mean by “The Vertical blank” and “Generation Atari. BCB #36 - "The Atari Generation" (Delving "Into the Vertical Blank.")https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tRdFWpt3L0&t=1180s “Video Games For The ‘Basest Instincts Of Man’” Jan, 28, 1982 (New York times Subscription required)Opinion | VIDEO GAMES FOR THE 'BASEST INSTINCTS OF MAN' - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Not mentioned in the episode but a good resource on this subject is “The Atari Age:The Emergence Of Video Games In America” by Michael Newman Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America (The MIT Press): Newman, Michael Z.: 9780262536110: Amazon.com: Books Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton Music : Into the Vertical Blank - Tony Longworth : support Tony's Patreon music https://www.patreon.com/tonylongworth Theme by Brian TravisTitle: Into The Vertical Blank theme Words & music by Brian Travis (c)(p)2021 Taste This Moment Music ASCAP http://www.briantravisband.com/ Find us here: http://intotheverticalblank.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank Twitter: https://twitter.com/Atari_VB_Pod ...