Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari

A Podcast about growing up In the 70s and 80s, at the dawn of video games, navigating family strife, punk rock, Star Wars obsessions, and trying to understand to the world while developing an inexplicable ...more

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May 16, 2019 01:01:10
S2:E5: Electronic Games Magazine

S2:E5: Electronic Games Magazine

In this epiosde of Into The Vertical Blank: Generation Atari, Steve and Jeff celebrate the magazine that started it all. The first publicaion in the USA that was strictly devoted to video and electronic games.  The brothers bring you two stories of thos glories magazine, each featuring a different issue of that impacted their childhood in a remarkable way.  Digital Press Landing pages for Electonic Games Magazine Scanned Issueshttp://www.digitpress.com/library/magazines/electronic_games/electronic_games.htm All audio content, production and enginnereing by Jeff and Steve Fulton (c) 2019 8bitrocket Studios ...

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April 06, 2019 01:01:30
S2: E3. We Always Wanted To Work for Atari

S2: E3. We Always Wanted To Work for Atari

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 ...

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March 22, 2019 00:49:20
S2:E2: Going,Going,Gone (Fun Factory, Sears, Pizza Parlours)

S2:E2: Going,Going,Gone (Fun Factory, Sears, Pizza Parlours)

This week we are inspired by  one of our all-time a favorite podcasts This American Life.  Taking a cue from Ira Glass’s often copied, but never duplicated style, we have collected three new stories on single topic: Going Going, Gone. Our first “Going” story from myself, Steve, called “Surprise Box” is about a seaside arcade that is destined to close forever.  Our next “going” story S from Jeff called “The Magic Basement” is about a certain retail establishment that is now on its last legs, but still fighting to stay alive.The final piece,   “Gone” story, named “Terms Not Disclosed” from  Steve,  talks about a certain restaurant from our youth that has disappeared and may never come back. Photos from The Fun Factoryhttp://www.8bitrocket.com/2019/03/22/s2e2-going-going-gone/   ...

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March 16, 2019 00:29:01
S2:E1.5  Friday Display List: Feedback and response

S2:E1.5 Friday Display List: Feedback and response

This week, 8bitjeff gets into a some awesome listener feedback and provides some of his own for the Atari 5200 Podcast.  First up some questions and answers for Tony Longworth, who’s Into The Vertical Blank song gets its own full length airing in the episode. Next up is an incredible story by Bill Lange about his father, his childhood, Christmas and Lionel Trains.  To finish off the episode, Jeff provides instant feedback to the 5200 Podcast on their most recent episode about Star Wars games for the Atari Super System: Tony Longworth’s CD Baby Storehttps://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/TonyLongworth Old School Gamer Magazine - Which contain numerous Articles by Bill Langehttps://www.oldschoolgamermagazine.com/magazine/ The Atari 5200 Podcast https://theatari5200superpodcast.libsyn.com/ Atari Mania Atari 8bit Star Wars Games http://www.atarimania.com/list_games_atari_search_83.84.65.82.32.87.65.82.83._8_G.html ...

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March 10, 2019 01:07:32
S2:E1: Atari Food Fight (Audio Remaster)

S2:E1: Atari Food Fight (Audio Remaster)

In this first episode of season 2 the Fulton’s dive into a mystery: Why hasn’t Atari’s magnificent 1983 game “Food Fight” appeared any of their retro game collections? Where has it is gone?   Episode features an in-depth interview with the fabulous Jonathan Hurd, creator on the Food Fight arcade game for GCC and Atari. Atari 2015 IP Catalog: http://news.calyptus.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Atari-IPs-Sept15.pdf Atari Production Numbers Memo:  http://www.atarigames.com/atarinumbers90s.pdf Atari Vault: https://www.atari.com/games/atari-vault/ Atari Flashback Classics 1: https://www.atari.com/games/atari-flashback-classics-volume1/ Atari Flashback Classics 2: https://www.atari.com/games/atari-flashback-classics-volume2/ Atari Flashback Classics 3: https://www.atari.com/games/atari-flashback-classics-volume3/ Atari Flashback Classics Switch: https://www.atari.com/games/atari-flashback-classics-switch/ Atari Foodgod’s Food Truck Frenzy:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.atari.mobile.atarifoodfight Quantum Arcade Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFs_nIOMXJs Food Fight Arcade Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdNcro22TbQ Nightmare arcade game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo60wBg3H2w&t=1254s Food Fight Atari 7800: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ8qNjya0B0 Crazy Otto Arcade Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIL8aYDfALU Ms Pac Man Arcade Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQv0zAXDCo8 Jr. Pac Man Arcade Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAu5-Zt4nL4 Ms Pac Man Atari 2600: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYjSI4Pnh7M Jr. Pac Man Atari 2600:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8-y4o7VX3I Atari Red Baron at Retroist: https://www.retroist.com/2012/07/27/ataris-red-baron/ Food Fight Atari  8Bit: http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-food-fight_2036.html Etsy: Atari Food Fight, Red Baron, Tunnel Hunt & Battlezone Vintage Video Arcade Game Joystick Pivot Ball: https://www.etsy.com/listing/595024277/atari-food-fight-red-baron-tunnel-hunt Atari Food Fight Operators Manual: https://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-videogames/F/foodfight.pdf Atari ST Mudpies: https://www.mobygames.com/game/mudpies Williams Splat game: https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9727 ...

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January 11, 2019 00:38:41
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S1:E11: Bonus : A Trip To The Retro City Festival In Pomona, CA (Remaster)

In this Bonus podcast between Season 1 and Season 2, Steve takes his family to the Retro City Festival in Pomona, CA . Mild, family friendly hijinks ensue. ...

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