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
love for everything “Atari”.
We are twin brothers who grew up "Atari" or as we call it, in The Vertical Blank. The Vertical Blank is space between the lines.
It's the the second half of Generation X.
It's the where work occurs you never see on screen.
It's the nuances that makes nostalgia real.
It's the transcendental location that holds our best memories, biggest joys, greatest fears, and our most terrible losses.
In this podcast we discuss Atari computers and systems, new and old, review new games we collect, talk about all the systems, and the significance they had in our lives and the lives of others, and even talk about them in an historical context with the backdrop the times they were released, and how they are being used now.
We do all this in an effort to finally understand the answer to this existential question: what does it mean to have grown up "Atari" in the generation of the Vertical blank.
Written, Engineered and Produced by Steve Fulton @fultonbot and Jeff Fulton @8bitrocket
Branding by Daryl Litts @daryllitts
Brought to you by Jeff Fulton & Steve Fulton of Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari
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 ...
Into the Vertical Blank. Generation Atari Season 3, Episode 6. I Want Candy. Atari's Biggest Mistake Part 3: A Discussion with Curt Vendel In this episode we go into a deep discussion with Atarimuseum.com’s Curt Vendel about what Atari could have been if the Atari 400 was ...
The Vertical Blank: Generation Atari. Season 3 Episode 5: Monthly News and Notes for those who grew up Atari, Or Atari News and HomeBrew Update for Q1 of 2020: Apocalypse Edition.In this episode we cover news from the Official Atari as well as ...
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 ...
In the 2nd part of our Dan Kitchen interview, we discuss the ground-breaking title "Garry Kitchen's Game Maker", Dan's new game "Gold Rush" and try to figure out what to call new games that are made by original developers for vintage systems. Http://www.dankitchen.com http://www.garrykitchen.com/ ...