In this episode we have updates on news from around the world of Atari, including the very sad and depressing passing of Curt Vendel, who we only just interviewed this season. We also have a discussion about the game "Karateka" along with a book review of Jordan Mechner's "The Making Of Karateka"
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The Making Of Prince Of Persia
Into the Vertical Blank Generation Atari Season 3 Episode 7: Discussion with Curt Vendel about the Atari 7800 XM Module In this Episode we dive deep into the 7800 Expansion Module with Curt Vendel. We also discuss some history of the 7800, the original development and why it took Atari Corp so long to put it out into the market. Subscribe Links Tunes Google Play Player FM Spotify Show Notes Tony Longworth https://tonylongworth.bandcamp.com/ http://www.atarimuseum.com/ Buy Atari Business is Fun (not an affiliate link): https://www.amazon.com/Atari-Inc-Business-Curt-Vendel/dp/0985597402/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Atari+Business+is+fun&qid=1587507833&sr=8-1 The Atari Bytes Podcast https://ataribytes.libsyn.com/ The Atari 5200 Podcast https://theatari5200superpodcast.libsyn.com/ The XEGS Cartby Cart Podcast https://xegs8bit.com/ The Atari 5200 Super Community Podcast http://theatari5200supercommunity.blogspot.com/ Antic the Atari 8bit Podcast https://ataripodcast.libsyn.com/ Follow or contact us Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Atari_VB_Pod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPnyVqBr2glJ-vAcDYDUYYw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/into_the_vertical_blank/ ...
In this episode Steve and Jeff turn calendar to 1989 and discuss what it was like gaming on the Atari ST back then. They list and discuss close to 50 games that they purchased and played that year. for the Atari ST Computer. Games Mentioned in this Episode: Action Fighter (Firebird) - Sega Arcade Port Airborne Ranger (Microprose) - Military Sim Axel’s Magic Hammer (Gremlin) - Multi Screen Platformer BAAL (Psyclapse) - Arcade Platformer / Shooter Bad Company (Logotron) 3D first person fly / drive and shoot Ballastix (Psyclapse) - Sports Marble game BattleHawks 1942 (Lucasfilm) - Battle / Air sim Blasteroids (Mirrowsoft/Imageworks) - Atari Coin-op Conversion Blood Money (Psygnosis) - Hor / Vert Scroll and blast Bloodwych (Mirrowsoft/Imageworks) - RPG 3D Breach (Omnirend) - Squad Strategy . Combat Captain blood (Mindscape) - Adventure /Arcade 2D Commando (Elite) - Capcom Arcade Conversion Darius + (Edge / Softek) - Horizontal Shooter - Arcade conversion Demon’s Winter (SSI / EA) - RPG 2D Double Dragon II (Virgin) - Arcade Scrolling Beat-em-up Dragon Spirit (Domark) - Namco Vertical Scroller Conversion Fighter Bomber (Activision) - Air Combat Sim Forgotten Worlds (ARC / US Gold) - Capcom Horizontal Scroller shooter ...
In this epiosde of Into The Vertical Blank: Generation Atari, Steve and Jeff celebrate the magazine that started it all. The first publicaion in the USA that was strictly devoted to video and electronic games. The brothers bring you two stories of thos glories magazine, each featuring a different issue of that impacted their childhood in a remarkable way. Digital Press Landing pages for Electonic Games Magazine Scanned Issueshttp://www.digitpress.com/library/magazines/electronic_games/electronic_games.htm All audio content, production and enginnereing by Jeff and Steve Fulton (c) 2019 8bitrocket Studios ...