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 Delete” by Tony Longworth – 
-Branding By Tony Litts

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2600 Robotron

Champ Games Atari 2600 Robotron 2084 Beta (First public release)

Champ Games does it again! An incredible Atari 2600 game that would look right at home on more powerful Atari systems. This video may to even do it justice as you need full 60FPS to enjoy it properly and YouTube seems to dump my videos down to 30FPS. In any case, go to http://www.atariage.com to try it for yourself!

S3:E9: Discovering 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, engineered, and produced by Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton

Additional music from Tony Longworth

Branding by Daryl Litts

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S3:E8 Westworld Redux 1976: Our First Venture In An Arcade


In this episode we discuss the affect the movie Westworld 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 soon have new branding by professional graphic designer and podcast listener Daryl Litts.   Watch this space 

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S3:E7 Discussion with Curt Vendel about the Atari 7800 XM Module

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 why it took Atari Corp so long to put it out into the market. 

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Tony Longworth

https://tonylongworth.bandcamp.com/

http://www.atarimuseum.com/

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The Atari Bytes Podcast

https://ataribytes.libsyn.com/

The Atari 5200 Podcast

https://theatari5200superpodcast.libsyn.com/

The XEGS Cartby  Cart  Podcast

https://xegs8bit.com/

The Atari 5200 Super Community Podcast

http://theatari5200supercommunity.blogspot.com/

Antic the Atari 8bit Podcast

https://ataripodcast.libsyn.com/

S3:E6: I Want Candy. Atari’s Biggest Mistake Part 3: A Discussion with Curt Vendel

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Into the Vertical Blank. Generation Atari

Season 3, Episode 6. 

I Want Candy. A  Discussion with Curt Vendel : Part 1

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 actually released as “Game Player non expandable” instead of as the Atari 400 computer. 

Tony Longworth

https://tonylongworth.bandcamp.com/

http://www.atarimuseum.com/

Buy Atari Business is Fun (not an affiliate link):

https://www.amazon.com/Atari-Inc-Business-Curt-Vendel/dp/0985597402/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Atari+Business+is+fun&qid=1587507833&sr=8-1

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S3:E5: Monthly News and Notes for those who grew up Atari.

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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 other new hardware projects that have sparked our interest. We also attempt to cover homebrew games for all of Atari Systems including the 2600, 5200, 7800, 8bit Computers, ST, Lynx and Jaguar. 

8bitrocket Pong Returns Post Mortem Video

Intellivision Amico
https://www.intellivisionamico.com/

Atari Pong Quest
https://www.atari.com/games/pong-quest/

Zero Page homebrew reports:Atari 2600 Homebrew Completed/WIP in 2020

https://atariage.com/forums/topic/301348-atari-2600-homebrew-completedwip-in-2020/

Atari 7800 Homebrew Completed/WIP in 2020

Zero Page homebrew reports:

https://atariage.com/forums/topic/301937-atari-7800-homebrew-completedwip-in-2020/

Atari 8-Bit/5200 Homebrew Completed/WIP in 2020
Zero Page Homebrew

https://atariage.com/forums/topic/304311-atari-8-bit5200-homebrew-completedwip-in-2020/

Below is a list of all the Atari 8-Bit/5200 homebrew games that have either been completed in 2020 or have released an updated WIP in 2020. Please let me know if there are any missing or inaccurate entries.

Atari Lynx – from atarigamer.com
https://atarigamer.com/explore/new-releases

Atari ST/E. TT. Falcon

Fun game, reminds me of Plutos. 

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S3:E4: Atari’s Biggest Mistake Part 2: Game Player Non Expandable

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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 Pac-Man for the 2600? Was it over confidence and inexperience? Or was it some else entirely?  In this 2nd part of our brand new investigative series on the real failure of Atari, we delve deep into the exact moments that we feel turned Atari from, the fastest growing company in the world, to a failure 3 years later. 

This podcast includes never before heard interviews with Nolan Bushnell, Chris Crawford and Curt Vendel. 

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S3:E3: Dan Kitchen Interview Part 2: The First “Pro Brew” Game Developer

 

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/

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S3:E2 Dan Kitchen Interview Part One: The Rise Of The Kitchen Brothers

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In our quest to discover the secrets of programming 8 and 16 bit computers this season, we caught up with Dan Kitchen, a true survivor of the 80’s video game crash, still making games today. 

 In fact, he’s on a quest to build and publish a brand new set of games for the Atari VCS  n the spirit of Activision, the company he and his brothers Garry and Steve once worked for and ran the east coast branch

We Catch Steve and Dan Talking about Dan’s new game and then start to dig into the History of the Kitchen Brothers In part 2 we get into deeper topics including Gary Kitchen’s game Maker, which Dan ported to the Apple II and created all of the demo games for the Commodore 64 version. Its a piece of software that as an Atari 800 user we were very jealous of not having on our own machine. 

Http://www.dankitchen.com

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