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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November 29, 2021 01:14:52
S4:E11 Sanctuary in Pelnor: The First Atari ST Role-Playing Games

S4:E11 Sanctuary in Pelnor: The First Atari ST Role-Playing Games

In this episode Steve and Jeff discuss the Atari ST role-playing games listed in Atarimania.com from 1987, and also briefly go into the 1986 ones they discussed in S4:E10.  They also discuss the latest news that interests them. This all leads into a story by Steve that weaves their home experience growing up with playing a game of Phantasie on the Atari ST.  Show Notes: AtariMania Games List http://www.atarimania.com/pgelstsoft.awp?system=S&type=G&year=1987&genre=4&step=25 Games Discussed in this Episode: AutoDuel (Origin)  Casque des Forgerons (Le) (Coconuts) Eden Blues (Ere Informatique / Atari Italia)  Maitre des Ames (Le) [Advertised/MIA] (Ubi Soft) Phantasie II 1.0 (Strategic Simulations, Inc.) Phantasie III  (Strategic Simulations, Inc.) Quest (Pyramide) Rings of Zilfin (Strategic Simulations, Inc.) Roadwar 2000 1.0 (Strategic Simulations, Inc.) ST Larn 12.0 (no publisher) Wizard Warz (Go! / US Gold) Wizard's Crown (Strategic Simulations, Inc.) Ultima II Ultima III Atari XP : https://atarixp.com/ Champ Games Qix: https://champ.games/qix Gamestop T-shirts: https://www.gamestop.com/search/?q=Seven%20Squared&prefn1=brand&prefv1=Seven%20Squared Atari ST Droid Special Edition: https://www.bitmapsoft.co.uk/product/droid-definitive-collection/ Jaguar Kings of Edom: https://songbird-productions.com/product/kings-of-edom/ Credits Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton Music : Beneath The Light of a Winter’s Moon– Tony Longworth ...

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October 27, 2021 01:21:40
S4:E10: Atari  ST Games the Early Years

S4:E10: Atari ST Games the Early Years

S4:E10: Atari  ST Games the Early Years In this Episode, we cover the Atari ST, released in 1985 and what we consider to be the best "launch" titles for the system release in 1985 and 86. Of course these are not necessarily Launch Titles as computers rarely have them, but our favorite early years ST games. We have gone  through all of the Atari ST games released before 1987 using the excellent atarimaina.com database. We consider the first 18 months of the ST’s life as the launch period before most of the big games started being developed and huge European software houses began to flood the market with games. This is the list of games we recommend that the new Atari should re-release on a pack for the VCS and re-make as new games if possible.  We purchased our 520 ST in January of 1987 and had access to most of these titles. It would be another year before we would  start getting a lot of new UK and European games, and we’ll cover those later, but these are what we feel are the best in various genres for the ST during our pivotal move from 8 to 16 bit gaming.  There are more we could add to the list and your list might vary. Let us know if  if we missed any of your favorites. Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton Music : Don’t Go Into The Woods – Tony Longworth : Patreon: Tony Longworth is creating free ...

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August 29, 2021 00:58:37
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S4:E9: Charley Chuck Has Been Found Alive!

Charley Chuck has been found!  Atari announced recently that there will be a 21st century new console update for the game Food Fight!  In this episode we track down Interview with Andrew Marsh of Mega Cat to talk about their plans for the game, and also about what it means to make “retro” games in the year 2021   Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton Music : And The Sun Still Shines Above The Clouds - Tony Longworth : Patreon: Tony Longworth is creating free music for everyone | Patreon Theme by Brian TravisTitle: Into The Vertical Blank theme Words & music by Brian Travis (c)(p)2021 Taste This Moment Music ASCAPhttp://www.briantravisband.com/ Find us here: http://intotheverticalblank.com–Into the Vertical Blank: Generation Atari | Facebook –Into The Vertical Blank Pod Cast - Twitter Notes:   News Of Game:  Atari Announces Modernized Food Fight Remake Featuring Online Multiplayer ... 2021-07-29 (pr-inside.com)   Mega Cat: Creative First Video Games – Mega Cat Studios   Mega Cat Evercade Mega Cat Studios 1 - Evercade Info Central ...

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August 14, 2021 01:07:03
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S4:E8: The Disappearance Of Charlie Chuck - Remaster

There is new information regarding the whereabouts of one Charlie Chuck, the star of Atari's 1984 coin-op, Food Fight.  We will be revealing what we know and have a special interview in the next episode.  But for now, refresh your memories of the full mystery with a remastered version of the classic lead-off episode from Season 2 of "Into The Vertical Blank": The Disappearance Of Charlie Chuck. Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton Branding By Daryl Litts Additional Music by Tony Longworth Theme by Brian TravisTitle: Into The Vertical Blank theme Words & music by Brian Travis (c)(p)2021 Taste This Moment Music ASCAPhttp://www.briantravisband.com/ Find us here: http://intotheverticalblank.com –Into the Vertical Blank: Generation Atari | Facebook –Into The Vertical Blank Pod Cast   ...

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July 18, 2021 01:12:30
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S4:E7: A Joyous Noise: Adventures With The Pokey Audio Chip

In the 80's we sold all of our Atari 800 discs and lost all of our youthful programs BASIC programs and creative output forever.  Or so we thought.A few weeks ago we discovered a lost "treasure":   an audio tape from 1984 that we never remembered recording of us using one of our programs.  With the help of musician Tony Longworth, we embarked on quest to plumbs the depths of this computer audio ephemera, the Pokey audio chip and how it was the cornerstone of much of the Atari "Into The Vertical Blank" experience. Features a remix by Tony Longworth. Written, edited, produced by Steve Fulton, Jeff Fulton  Branding by Daryl Litts Music "Pokey Remix" by Tony Longworth . Find Tony on Bandcamp Here:Tony Longworth (bandcamp.com) Theme by Brian TravisTitle: Into The Vertical Blank theme Words & music by Brian Travis (c)(p)2021 Taste This Moment Music ASCAPhttp://www.briantravisband.com/ Links: The Retro Hour UK Podcast Unfinished Atari Jaguar FMV Game American Hero Coming to Console – Push Square Ultima Forever  Press Reset Book by Jason Schreier and Ray Chase Music Video of New Theme by Brian Travis : Video by 8bitrock Studios Wikipedia Article Pokey Chip Our Pokey Sound Player Tool PokeyONE – Atari POKEY Chip Replacement for Atari Arcade Games Starting Line: A sound introduction (atarimagazines.com) Atarimania.com Mule Page Nothing Special – Pokey Tunes Video Atari Books and References noted:Atari Graphics and Arcade Game Design-Chapter 8 (atariarchives.org) Atari Program Exchange: Sound Editor (atariarchives.org) ...

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June 20, 2021 01:17:36
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S4:E6: Top-10 Atari 400/800 Games Atari Should Remake For The VCS

In this episode we have a great story about the Atari 8 bit computers from Tony Longworth (and also his song "Star Raiders"...we should have just called this the Tony Longworth episode!), some Atari retro news, and a discussion about the Atari 8bit computers games we feel are ripe to be re-released and/or remade for Atari's new VCS, which had finally seen general release this week. Written, edited, produced by Steve Fulton, Jeff Fulton and Tony Longworth Branding by Daryl Litts Music "Star Raiders" by Tony Longworth Find us here: - http://intotheverticalblank.com -Into the Vertical Blank: Generation Atari | Facebook -Into The Vertical Blank Pod Cast ...

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