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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

The Top-10 (or so) Worst Real-Life Products For Video Gamers (circa 1982) Part 2: Your Future Career In Video Games

By Steve Fulton Last week I posted a story named The Worst Real-Life Products For Video Gamers (circa 1982-1983) .  However, that was not the end of the story.  You see, you survived that Halloween in your Asteroids costume,… Read More

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S2:E3 We always wanted to work for Atari

iTunes Google Play   Player FM   Spotify Into the Vertical Blank: Generation Atari. Season 2: Episode 3. We always wanted to work for Atari Steve and Jeff provide two new stories about wanting to work for, with, or somehow… Read More

S2:E2: Going, Going, Gone

iTunes Google Play   Player FM   Spotify This week we are inspired by  one of our all-time a favorite podcasts This American Life.  Taking a cue from Ira Glass’s often copied, but never duplicated style, we have collected three… Read More

Bonus #2 Friday Display List: Feedback and response

This week, 8bitjeff gets into a some awesome listener feedback and provides some of his own for the Atari 5200 Podcast.  First up some questions and answers for Tony Longworth, who’s Into The Vertical Blank song gets its… Read More

S2:E1: The Disappearance Of Charlie Chuck : Atari Food Fight

iTunes Google Play   Player FM   Spotify S2:E1: The Disappearance Of Charlie Chuck : Atari’s Food Fight In this first episode of season 2 the Fulton’s dive into a mystery: Why hasn’t Atari’s magnificent 1983 game “Food Fight” appeared… Read More

Bonus Podcast: A Trip To The Retro City Festival In Pomona, CA

Summary: In this Bonus podcast between Season 1 and Season 2, Steve takes his family to the Retro City Festival in Pomona, CA .Mild, family friendly hijinks ensue.

S1:E10 Christmas In The Vertical Blank

S1:E10 Christmas In The Vertical Blank S1:E10: Christmas In The Vertical Blank n this season 1 finale, the Fulton brothers discuss the early years of Atari and Christmas, culminating in a Christmas story that ties a bow on… Read More

s1:e9: The Weird Family Thanksgiving In the Vertical Blank

s1:e9: The Weird Family Thanksgiving In the Vertical Blank In the penultimate episode of season one of Into The Vertical Blank, travel back to Thanksgiving holidays of the past to find out how pop culture,  games and Atari fit into The Vertical… Read More

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