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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

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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

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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

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 In the Wild No. 2: 2600, 5200, 400/800/XL/XE Carts

This is the second installment of “In The Wild”.  In this series, I do first impression reviews of games I have added to my collection of carts for old Atari Systems. In the Wild refers to me having… Read More

Old Crap From My Attic: Atari and Sega Extravaganza!

Old Crap From My Attic: Atari and Sega Extravaganza: Atari 400/400/xl/xe, Atari Lynx, Sega Game Gear storage space win! Well, not exactly from my attic, but from my garage this time, and not exactly from there, but from my… Read More

Atari 8-bit Computer Demon Attack (1982) – Full Boxed Edition (all the old crap in my attic)

By Jeff Fulton Today we are going to take a look at one of a small handful of Atari 8-bit computer game cartridges that I have stowed in my attic. This time the game is Demon Attack, one… Read More

Atari 8-bit Computer Games Played with The Syzygy Company’s new Classic 2 USB Stick

I received a review version the the new Syzygy Company’s Classic Atari 2600 stick a couple months ago. It was right as my mom was going in and out of the hospital, so I didn’t get a chance to… Read More

ATASCII Tile Sheets

ATASCII Tile Sheets So, I have been knocking around the idea of making some games that mimic the old Atari computer aesthetic in both graphics and sounds.  These games will just be for fun and they will probably be just… Read More

A young Chris Crawford teaches the Magic of Atari 8-bit computer graphics (3 videos)

By Jeff Fulton (8bitjeff) Way back when Atari was trying to capture home computer market share from the Apples and Commodores of the world, they created the first ever Evangelist Position in consumer software development. Chris Crawford was… Read More

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