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

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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

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

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

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