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Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari

By Jeff Fulton & Steve Fulton

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 love for everything “Atari”. -- We are twin brothers who grew up "Atari" or as we call it, in The Vertical Blank. The Vertical Blank is space between the lines. It's the the second half of Generation X. It's the where work occurs you never see on screen. It's the nuances that makes nostalgia real. It's the transcendental location that holds our best memories, biggest joys, greatest fears, and our most terrible losses. In this podcast we discuss Atari computers and systems, new and old, review new games we collect, talk about all the systems, and the significance they had in our lives and the lives of others, and even talk about them in an historical context with the backdrop the times they were released, and how they are being used now. We do all this in an effort to finally understand the answer to this existential question: what does it mean to have grown up "Atari" in the generation of the Vertical blank. Credits: Written, Engineered and Produced by Steve Fulton @fultonbot and Jeff Fulton @8bitrocket Branding by Daryl Litts @daryllitts

  1. 1.
    S3: E23. Why We Are Thankful for STOS: The Game Creator11/21/2020
    1:10:31
  2. 2.
    S3:E22: Haunted House and the top 27 Scary Things For Atari Fans10/30/2020
    1:06:21
  3. 3.
    S3E21: News Update! Plus the Top-50 Toys and Products from the 1977 Sears Wish Book10/19/2020
    1:34:02
  4. 4.
    S3:E20: The Ballad Of Castle Park Arcade10/04/2020
    1:28:53
  5. 5.
    S3:E19 Interview with Thomas Cherryhomes. How Fujinet and IrataOnline Give Plato New Life09/24/2020
    1:28:17
  6. 6.
    S3:E18: News Updates and Musing On The Amazing "Karateka"09/09/2020
    1:02:11
  7. 7.
    S3 E17: Our Top 50 Favorite Games from Atari08/11/2020
    1:46:48
  8. 8.
    S3:E16: GCC  Part 2: Ms. Pac-Man  and the Sad Fate of the The  Atari 780007/10/2020
    1:19:27
  1. 9.
    S3:E15: How A Few MIT Dropouts Became Atari’s Secret Weapon 07/03/2020
    1:07:02
  2. 10.
    S3:E14 - Tempest, Yars’ Revenge And The Advent Of Hardcore Games06/25/2020
    1:10:52
  3. 11.
    S3:E13: Common Off The Shelf Dad : A Father's Day Story 06/20/2020
    14:10
  4. 12.
    S3:E12 :Atari News In A Time When You Probably Shouldn't Care About Such Things06/04/2020
    54:25
  5. 13.
    S3:E11 Interview With Game Developer Jon Williams05/27/2020
    55:38
  6. 14.
    S3:E10 : May 2020 News And Notes For Those Who Grew-Up Atari05/20/2020
    54:25
  7. 15.
    S3:E9: One Left Turn: Discovering the Atari 8bit Computers In 198105/12/2020
    33:09
  8. 16.
    S3:E8: Westworld Redux 1976: Our First Venture Into An Arcade 05/04/2020
    42:44
  9. 17.
    S3:E7 Discussion with Curt Vendel about the Atari 7800 XM Module05/01/2020
    1:55:17
  10. 18.
    S3:E6: I Want Candy. Atari's Biggest Mistake Part 3: A Discussion with Curt Vendel04/22/2020
    1:10:21
  11. 19.
    S3:E5: Monthly News and Notes for those who grew up Atari. 04/13/2020
    39:11
  12. 20.
    S3:E4: Atari’s Biggest Mistake Part 2: Game Player Non Expandable04/06/2020
    58:02
  13. 21.
    S3:E3: Dan Kitchen Interview Part 2: The First "Pro Brew" Game Developer 03/30/2020
    47:57
  14. 22.
    S3:E2 Dan Kitchen Interview Part One: The Rise Of The Kitchen Brothers03/23/2020
    40:19
  15. 23.
    S3:E1: Atari's Biggest Mistake (part 1): The Day Atari Lost The Video Game War03/16/2020
    54:54
  16. 24.
    S2:E19 : It's A Clip Show! "Best Of" moments From Season 1 and Season 3 Preview03/01/2020
    1:17:34
  17. 25.
    S2:E18 Bonus #2: Pork Chops And Retro Games Sizzle At CES 202001/15/2020
    18:16
  18. 26.
    S2:E17: Bonus - Book Review Of Galaga From Boss Fight Books And More!01/01/2020
    28:46
  19. 27.
    S2:E16: Season 2 Finale: The Best Atari Christmas Ever12/23/2019
    1:24:33
  20. 28.
    S2: E15: The Atari 7800 and ST. Our Next Gen Super Systems11/29/2019
    1:14:38
  21. 29.
    S2:14: Asteroids 40th Anniversary11/03/2019
    51:23
  22. 30.
    S2:E13: Mind Games and The Haunting of the Vertical Blank 10/20/2019
    1:08:41
  23. 31.
    S2:E12: Star Wars and Atari In The Vertical Blank : Part 210/04/2019
    1:16:42
  24. 32.
    S2:E11: Star Wars and Atari In The Vertical Blank : Part 109/22/2019
    1:15:48
  25. 33.
    S2:E10: Playing Outside in Generation X 09/13/2019
    26:02
  26. 34.
    S2:E9: DragonStomper And The Birth Of Console RPGs08/23/2019
    55:20
  27. 35.
    S2:E8: The Exact Moment Nintendo Won The Video game War (A Short, Left Handed Episode)07/26/2019
    11:12
  28. 36.
    S2E7: Claw Hammer : Father's Day Special Edition06/16/2019
    27:06
  29. 37.
    S2:E6: Why We Collect Atari06/09/2019
    1:09:54
  30. 38.
    S2:E5: Electronic Games Magazine05/16/2019
    1:01:10
  31. 39.
    S2:E4: Top-10 Worst Real-Life Products For Classic Video Gamers04/26/2019
    19:51
  32. 40.
    S2: E3. We Always Wanted To Work for Atari04/06/2019
    1:01:30
  33. 41.
    S2:E2: Going,Going,Gone (Fun Factory, Sears, Pizza Parlours)03/22/2019
    49:20
  34. 42.
    S2:E1.5 Friday Display List: Feedback and response03/16/2019
    29:01
  35. 43.
    S2:E1: Atari Food Fight (Audio Remaster)03/10/2019
    1:07:32
  36. 44.
    S1:E11: Bonus : A Trip To The Retro City Festival In Pomona, CA (Remaster)01/11/2019
    38:41
  37. 45.
    S1:E10: Christmas In The Vertical Blank plus The Christmas Train (remaster) 12/23/2018
    1:27:12
  38. 46.
    S1:E9: Laser Blast And The Weird Family Thanksgiving (remaster)11/22/2018
    1:07:20
  39. 47.
    S1:E8: Wild Gunman and The Bronze Age Of Arcade Games (remaster)10/25/2018
    1:08:03
  40. 48.
    S1:E7: Playing The VCS Together, Interview with Jamie Lendino (Remaster)09/19/2018
    1:23:09
  41. 49.
    S1:E6 - How The Atari ST and MIDI Might Have Ruined Our Favorite 80's Rock Band (Remaster)08/21/2018
    57:30
  42. 50.
    S1:E5: All Appointments Life (Asteroids Part 2) (Remaster)07/22/2018
    1:28:14
  43. 51.
    S1:E4: Escape To The Asteroids Zone (Asteroids Part 1) (Remaster)06/21/2018
    1:23:38
  44. 52.
    S1:E3: Atari Nerd (Was this the first ever Atari podcast?) (Remaster)06/01/2018
    37:02
  45. 53.
    S1:E2: Toys 'R Us, The Atari 7800 and Claw Hammer, a true story. (Remaster)05/17/2018
    1:19:59
  46. 54.
    S1:E1: All The Scan Lines Have Been Written: Welcome Into The Vertical Blank (Remaster)05/03/2018
    49:51
  47. 55.
    S1:E0: Newbie (Jeff's Original Test Episode) (Remaster)04/26/2018
    36:24

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