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S2:E12: Star Wars and Atari In The Vertical Blank : Part 2

Tunes Google Play   Player FM   Spotify S2:E12: Star Wars and Atari In The Vertical Blank : Part 2 In the follow-up episode to the Season 2, Episode 12, Steve and Jeff continue their discussion of the impact that… Read More

S2:E11: Star Wars and Atari In The Vertical Blank : Part 1

Tunes Google Play   Player FM   Spotify Read Show Notes Here Watch Video Of The Star Wars “A Nerd Is Born” story below: See the photos from Sunday Sept 25th, 1977 below. A Nerd Was Born By Steve Fulton… Read More

S2:E10: Playing Outside in Generation X

To salute the end of summer, w e are re-running a story from last season named “Big Mouse And Little Mouse” that has been updated, expanded and remastered.   This is a story about the type of imaginative play… Read More

Into the vertical blank: Generation Atari: Season 2, Episode 9 DragonStomper

In the episode, Steve and Jeff take a deep look at the Atari 2600 game Dragon Stomper, what it meant to them in the grand scheme of gaming, and also how it had an effect on early 80’s… Read More


S2:E8 The Exact Moment Nintendo Won the Video Game War

The Exact Moment Nintendo Won The Video game War (A Short, Left Handed Episode) In this short summer bonus episode, Steve explores what he thinks is the exact moment Nintendo beat everyone and and won the video game… Read More

S2:E7 Emits a shower of Sparks: Pele’s Soccer

Into the Vertical Blank: Generation Atari – Season 2 Episode 7 : Emits a shower of sparks: How we stopped playing  soccer and started playing Atari (along with Pele) In this episode, Steve and Jeff cover Pele’s Soccer… Read More

Claw Hammer : Father’s Day Special Edtion

iTunes Google Play   Player FM   Spotify This is a rebroadcast of the the story ‘Claw Hammer’ from season 1, episode 2. specially for father’s day (Note: My dad died 8 years ago today.  This is story I’ve written… Read More

S2:E6: Why We Collect Atari

In this episode, Steve and Jeff have a frank discussion about what they collect and why they collect Atari.  Also includes a couple segments from Steve’s “Fultonbot’s Atari Quest” blog series, as well as an impromptu live remote… Read More

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S2: E5 Electronic Games Magazine

In this episode of Into The Vertical Blank: Generation Atari, Steve and Jeff celebrate the magazine that started it all. The first publication in the USA that was strictly devoted to video and electronic games, Electronic Games Magazine…. Read More

S2:E4: The Top-10 Worst Real-Life Products For Classic Video Gamers

What were some of hidden factors that led to the fall of Atari and the  golden age of classic video game consoles?  Did the world at large really understand video games at all?  In this episode we set… Read More

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