Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari

--- Jeff Fulton & Steve Fulton ---

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. Credits: Written, Engineered and Produced by Steve Fulton @fultonbot and Jeff Fulton @8bitrocket Branding by Daryl Litts @daryllitts

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Latest Episodes…

  1. S3:E12 :Atari News In A Time When You Probably Shouldn't Care About Such Things

    Into the Vertical Blank: Generation Atari: S3:E12 :Atari News In A time When You Probably Shouldn;t Care About Such Things In this episode we cover news from around the internet and the globe about all things Atari, New and old.  Written, Edited, Produced by Steve Fulton ...


  2. S3:E11 Interview With Game Developer Jon Williams

    An Interview with Jon Williams a Gamer Developer for the Atari 8bit computers, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore C16, Amiga and many other platforms.  We discuss some technical details about developing for the Atari 8bits, Commodore C16 and C64, and well as dive into his game development ...


  3. S3:E10 : May 2020 News And Notes For Those Who Grew-Up Atari

    In this episode we cover Evercade Lynx 2, Pong Quest, Atari 2600 Game By Game Podcast, Atari Bytes Podcast, Antic The Atari Podcast, Atari Party East, Champ Games VCS Robotron, Atari 7800 Dragon's Havoc, and more!-Written, edited, produced by Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton -Additional Music - "Sense ...


  4. S3:E9: One Left Turn: Discovering the Atari 8bit Computers In 1981

    A story about the day in 1981 when our mom made a split decision that helped us discover Atari computers. Written, engineeerd, and produced by Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton Additional music from Tony Longworth Branding by Daryl Litts ...


  5. S3:E8: Westworld Redux 1976: Our First Venture Into An Arcade

    In this episode we discuss the affect the movie Westworld had on us as kids, and try to figure out why its' "anti-technology" message did not resonate.  This episode also includes a remastered version of "Sharpshooter", the Westworld themed story from way back in Season 1.PS: We will ...