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… Read More

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

Summary 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,… Read More

S3:E1: Atari’s Biggest Mistake (part 1)

Atari’s Biggest Mistake (part 1): The Day Atari Lost The Video Game War Summary What was Atari’s biggest mistake? To truly be inside The Vertical Blank is to ruminate on “what could have been.” For Atari, there are… Read More

S2:E19 : It’s A Clip Show! “Best Of” moments From Season 1 and Season 3 Preview

Remember back in the 70’s, after May sweeps, when   in the TV Guide it would say Happy Days had a (New) episode, but when you watched, it was just Fonzie, Ritchie and Laurie Beth reminiscing about what-not or… Read More

s2:18 Bonus #2: Pork Chops And Retro Games Sizzle At CES 2020

In this season 2 bonus episode, Steve makes a  visit to CES 2020 and looks in all corners for signs of retro games.   Subscribe Here Tunes Google Play   Player FM   Spotify Photos Below

S2:E17: Bonus – Book Review Of Galaga From Boss Fight Books And More!

This episode is a quick apology for mixing an episode of The Alarm podcast into the Into The Vertical Blank Feed.   This episode contains content that never made it into season 2 including book reviews for Galaga from… Read More

S2:E16 Finale: The Best Atari Christmas Ever

The Season 2 finale of Into The Vertical Blank. In this episode we pull out all the stops and explain exactly why Atari means so much to us. This honest, naked, all-cards-on-the-table, frank episode includes an Eponymous Story… Read More

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Season 2: Episode 15: The Atari 7800 and ST. Our Next Gen Super Systems

Notes: Season 2: Episode 15:  The Atari 7800 and ST. Our Next Gen Super Systems In this episode we dig into American Thanksgiving 1986 and discuss our transition from the Atari 800 to the Atari ST with the… Read More

S2:E14 – Asteroids 40th Anniversary

We salute Asteroids 40th anniversary with a discussion of how things have changed since 1979, and with a rebroadcast of the story “Escape To The Asteroids Zone” Please Subscribe And/Or Give Us A Review Tunes Google Play   Player… Read More

S2:E13: The Haunting of the Vertical Blank

Into the vertical Blank: Generation Atari Season 2 Episode 13: The Haunting of the Vertical Blank This time the guys discuss “scary” Atari games (mostly *not* scary all), some real-word experiences that beg the question “Was Jeff and… Read More

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