Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari

A Podcast about growing up In the 70s and 80s, at the dawn of video games, navigating family strife, punk rock, Star Wars obsessions, and trying to understand to the world while developing an inexplicable ...more

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December 16, 2022 02:06:58
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S5:E10: Mike Mika Interview + How The “Atari Anniversary Celebration” Saved Christmas

This time we present a double-long, double-wide, twin-brother-scale episode of all-out Christmas madness!First, we have an audio review of "The Atari 50th Anniversary Celebration", followed by a knock-down-drag-out discussion of international scale of its merits with Tony Longworth from the UK.  Then we pull out all the stops and feature a full hour-long interview with one of the main men behind the stunning Atari 50th Celebration, Mike Mika.   You will laugh, you will cry, and you will never look at the name "Mrs. Cripps" the same again.    Oh, and Merry Christmas from The Vertical Blank. Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton Music : Cristal – Tony Longworth : support Tony’s Patreon music https://www.patreon.com/tonylongworth Theme by Brian TravisTitle: Into The Vertical Blank theme Words & music by Brian Travis (c)(p)2021 Taste This Moment Music ASCAP http://www.briantravisband.com/  Branding by Daryl Litts Find us here: http://intotheverticalblank.com Itch.io:  https://intotheverticalblank.itch.io/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank Twitter: https://twitter.com/Atari_VB_Pod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@intotheverticalblank ...

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November 30, 2022 01:10:16
USA v. England Anco v. Sensible Association Footie Special

USA v. England Anco v. Sensible Association Footie Special

S5:e9 USA v. England Anco v. Sensible Association Footie Special In this episode the brothers bring on brother from another country and mother, Tony Longworth to discuss Anco Kickoff vs Sensible Soccer on the ST, the World Cup and Welcome to Wrexham.  Kickoff 2 http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-kick-off-ii_37007.html https://www.mobygames.com/game/atari-st/kick-off-2 Sensible http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-sensible-soccer-european-champions-1992-3-season-edition_23549.html https://www.mobygames.com/game/atari-st/sensible-soccer-european-champions-9293-edition Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton Music : The Machines are Listening – Tony Longworth : support Tony’s Patreon music https://www.patreon.com/tonylongworth Theme by Brian TravisTitle: Into The Vertical Blank theme Words & music by Brian Travis (c)(p)2021 Taste This Moment Music ASCAP http://www.briantravisband.com/  Branding by Daryl Litts Find us here: http://intotheverticalblank.com   Itch.io:  https://intotheverticalblank.itch.io/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank Twitter: https://twitter.com/Atari_VB_Pod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@intotheverticalblank   ...

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November 06, 2022 01:33:20
S5:E8: 75th Episode Free For All: Twin Brothers In Conversation

S5:E8: 75th Episode Free For All: Twin Brothers In Conversation

S5:e8 75th Episode Free For All! In this episode, Steve and Jeff catch up on the state of their Arcade 1Up and AtGames systems, and  discuss  their current gaming and media time killers. They also discuss the state of the ST and 7800 ports they are working on and  bring Ballistik Coffee Boy in for a further discussion of the latest additions to his home arcade.    Show notes: AtGames Legends Takes Over My Home office! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcE4LkA874o   Arcade1up Atari Centipede Legacy Overview and Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQRH_mLoe1Y&t=7s   Atari XP "Aquaventure" Standard Edition Cartridge Shipped **NOT WORKING** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPc96yRccCs   Atari Makes Good On Atari XP Cartridge Mishap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB1f49hP7wU&t=118s   Two Brothers and their Atari ST https://www.oldschoolgamermagazine.com/two-brothers-and-their-atari-st/   BCB #72: Ridge Racer 5-in-1 Home Arcade by Arcade1Up (Gameplay & Overview) And: History of the Games https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1UVyTILAUU&t=656s   Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton   Music : Uncanny Valley – Tony Longworth : support Tony’s Patreon music https://www.patreon.com/tonylongworth   Theme by Brian TravisTitle: Into The Vertical Blank theme Words & music by Brian Travis (c)(p)2021 Taste This Moment Music ASCAP http://www.briantravisband.com/    Branding by Daryl Litts   Find us here:   http://intotheverticalblank.com   Itch.io:  https://intotheverticalblank.itch.io/   FB: https://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank   Twitter: https://twitter.com/Atari_VB_Pod   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@intotheverticalblank ...

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October 17, 2022 01:11:07
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S5:E7: The Ballad of The Arcade1UP Atari Legacy Centipede Machine

Steve recently won a small hometown writing contest with a story about Star Wars in 1977.  With the prize money he purchased an item he’s had his eye on for almost 2 years: The Arcade 1Up Atari Legacy Centipede cabinet. In this episode we go deep into the Arcade 1Up product, discuss its strengths and weaknesses and the invite Brian Bolding (AKA Ballistik Coffee Boy) in to talk about the Arcade1Up products, retrocades, gatekeepers, and our shared love for the 80’s.    Watch the video version of the Arcade1Up machine here: Arcade1up Atari Centipede Legacy Overview and Review - YouTubeRead Steve’s original Star Wars story here: EasyReader (onlinedigitaleditions.com) Brian’s channel Ballistik Coffee Boy - YouTube Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton Music : Uncanny Valley - Tony Longworth : support Tony's Patreon music https://www.patreon.com/tonylongworth Theme by Brian TravisTitle: Into The Vertical Blank theme Words & music by Brian Travis (c)(p)2021 Taste This Moment Music ASCAP http://www.briantravisband.com/  Branding by Daryl Litts Find us here: http://intotheverticalblank.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank Twitter: https://twitter.com/Atari_VB_PodYoutube: Into The Vertical Blank - YouTube   ...

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September 25, 2022 01:15:39
S5:E6: Atari ST Halcyon Days of 1989 Part 3: Atari ST Gaming Gems

S5:E6: Atari ST Halcyon Days of 1989 Part 3: Atari ST Gaming Gems

S5:e6 Atari ST Halcyon Days of 1989 Part 3: Atari ST Gaming Gems Our favorite 1989 Console Style Games for the ST We had an ST when most of the other kids near us had various consoles. We knew our machine could play superior RPGs, Simulations, and Adventure titles, but how did it hold up against the 8 and 16 bit console games of the day?  Some ST console-like games were as good, some were not. We've chosen 20 console style games from 1989 for the ST to highlight and talk a little about, but before we get to those we’d like to highlight, let's first look at a list of the top 10 games in all genres from 1989, based on our ratings.  To make these lists we played every single game that has a 1989 release date in Atari Mania’s database, and ranked them based on Sound, Graphics, Game Play and Addictiveness,  usings scores of 1-10, then averaged those scores to come up with a rating.  The following list is how the numbers worked out for a top 10. It’s all subjective + math, but we did play all of the games from the year to be certain we were ranking them against their contemporary competition.  Videos for this Podcast:Atari ST Gaming Gems #6 1989 Top 10https://youtu.be/dCBzOatNAng Atari ST / STE Gaming Gems: Vol 7 -  Top Console Style Games from 1989 https://youtu.be/rZ0qsS42av0   Games discussed in this episode: Interphase    RVF Honda   Gauntlet 2  Midwinter  Seven Gates of ...

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September 07, 2022 01:19:43
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S5:E5: The Computer Lab and The Horrors of Junior High

This episode is about  the early 1980's Junior High computer lab. A wonderous place where Bank Street Writer and Sands of Egypt were loaded from 5 1/4 inch floppy disks,  LOGO and BASIC were viable programming options, and where kids like us could find a place of our own.   The story this time is about the computer lab, and also about how sometimes you don't understand the affect teachers have on your life until decades later. Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by Steve And Jeff Fulton Music : Everything Has Energy - Tony Longworth : support Tony's Patreon music https://www.patreon.com/tonylongworth Theme by Brian TravisTitle: Into The Vertical Blank theme Words & music by Brian Travis (c)(p)2021 Taste This Moment Music ASCAP http://www.briantravisband.com/ Find us here: http://intotheverticalblank.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank Twitter: https://twitter.com/Atari_VB_Pod ...

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