List of episodes
S1:E5: All Appointments Life (Asteroids Part 2)
July 22, 2018
Into the Vertical Blank - Generation Atari: Season 1, Episode 5. All Appointments Life (Asteroids Part 2 ) This is the second episode where we will be covering the game Asteroids in story and discussion form. We have a story from 8bitjeff, and also very nice contributions Shinto, and Jim Fullerton.
S1:E4: Escape To The Asteroids Zone (Asteroids Part 1)
June 21, 2018
Into The Vertical Blank: Generation Atari Season 1, Episode 4: Escape To The Asteroids Zone Part 1. In Part One of our two-part extravaganza, we delve into the that game forms the backdrop of The Vertical Blank: Asteroids. We discuss our experiences with Atari’s best selling coin-op and discover why this game, in particular, means so much to us. This episode includes a story written by Steve Fult...
S1:E3: Atari Nerd (Was this the first ever Atari podcast from December 2008?)
June 01, 2018
Into The Vertical Blank: Generation Atari Season 1, Episode 3: Atari Nerd In this episode we dig up one of our first podcasts from December 2008, which is one of the first Atari dedicated podcasts ever recorded. This low-fi descent into the aughties, complete with bad mics, driving noise, and half-baked ideas is where we began. It’s also a bit prophetic about Atari in 2018. We also hav...
S1:E2: Toys 'R Us, The Atari 7800 and Claw Hammer, a true story.
May 17, 2018
Into the Vertical Blank: Growing Up Atari. Season 1 Episode 2: “A hole burned In my Pocket: Toys R Us And The Atari 7800". What was the “game cage”? What does it mean to “disconnect” while being “connected”? “Can a hole really be burned in your pocket?” In this episode, the brothers focus on the now closing Toys R Us, not with a history, but with some personal s...
S1:E1: All The Scan Lines Have Been Written: Welcome Into The Vertical Blank
May 03, 2018
Into The Vertical Blank: Growing Up Atari Season 1 Episode 1 – All The Scan Lines Have Been Written In this, the real premiere episode, the boys pull out all the production stops to bring some much needed levity and interludes to a game playing session and discussion on modern releases for the Atari 8-bit computers. Games discussed and Played: Stu...