Posted on May 17, 2018
S1: E2: “A Hole Burned In my Pocket: Toys R Us And The Atari 7800″.
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 stories, a visit to a closing store, a play session of 7800 games, and a discussion of what the Vertical Blank generation or Generation Atari really is. Includes the non-fiction story “Claw Hammer” written by Steve Fulton © 2018
- The intro music and many, but not all, of he ambient 8-bit sounds you hear through out the pod cast were created with a loop library by 8bitweapon.
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- https://8bitweapon.com/ : 8bitweapon
- https://www.toysrus.com/ : Check out the last vestiges of the current Toys R Us.
- https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS773US773&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=bR7-WvfNLYSGjwTr95FY&q=toys+r+us+classic+images+atari&oq=toys+r+us+classic+images+atari&gs_l=img.3..35i39k1.4251.5508.0.57188.8.131.52.0.0.0.110.523.5j1.6.0….0…1c.1.64.img..0.5.448….0.P-YdSBXJpTE : Classic images of Toys R Us and Atari
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b822aYCR78k : The Blank Generation
- https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=8bitrocket-20&keywords=atari 7800&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&linkId=b3866929960d7b5b725a71caf1192e31 : Buy a 7800 on Amazon
- https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_id=114&ipn=icep&toolid=20004&campid=5338307588&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp2380057.m570.l1312.R1.TR10.TRC1.A0.H1.XAtari%2B7800.TRS1%26_nkw%3Datari%2B7800%26_sacat%3D0 : Buy Atari 7800 on Ebay
- http://www.8bitrocket.com : The 8bitrocket.com site
- https://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank/ : Face Book Page
- https://twitter.com/Atari_VB_Pod :Twitter Page
- https://twitter.com/8bitrocket : Jeff’s Twitter
- https://twitter.com/fultonbot: Steve’s Twitter
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