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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

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

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

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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

Into The Vertical Blank: Generation Atari S1:E6 – Interfaces are where two worlds collide

Into The Vertical Blank: Generation Atari S1:E6 – Interfaces are where to worlds collide The only thing from the 80’s that could rival our love for Atari was our love for punk rock and new wave, and especially,… Read More

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Atari Play field – Atari ST games #1 : Michtron.

Note: (This article was originally written by me – Jeff Fulton – in 2009 for the Retrogaming Times online magazine. The article does not show up anywhere in their archives anymore, so to make sure it is not… Read More

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