Into the Vertical Blank: Growing Up Atari. Season 1 Episode 2: “A hole burned In my Pocket: Toys R Us And The Atari 7800”.
What was the “game cage”? What does it mean to “disconnect” while being “connected”? “Can a hole really be burned in your pocket?” In this episode, the brothers focus on the now closing Toys R Us, not with a history, but with some personal stories, a visit to a closing store, a play session of 7800 games, and a discussion of what the Vertical Blank generation or Generation Atari really is. Includes the non-fiction story “Claw Hammer” written by Steve Fulton © 2018
- https://8bitweapon.com/ : 8bitweapon
- https://www.toysrus.com/ : Check out the last vestiges of the current Toys R Us.
- https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS773US773&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=bR7-WvfNLYSGjwTr95FY&q=toys+r+us+classic+images+atari&oq=toys+r+us+classic+images+atari&gs_l=img.3..35i39k1.4251.5508.0.57188.8.131.52.0.0.0.110.523.5j1.6.0....0...1c.1.64.img..0.5.448....0.P-YdSBXJpTE : Classic images of Toys R Us and Atari
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b822aYCR78k : The Blank Generation
- https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=8bitrocket-20&keywords=atari 7800&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&linkId=b3866929960d7b5b725a71caf1192e31 : Buy a 7800 on Amazon
- https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_id=114&ipn=icep&toolid=20004&campid=5338307588&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp2380057.m570.l1312.R1.TR10.TRC1.A0.H1.XAtari%2B7800.TRS1%26_nkw%3Datari%2B7800%26_sacat%3D0 : Buy Atari 7800 on Ebay
- http://www.8bitrocket.com : The 8bitrocket.com site
- https://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank/ : Face Book Page
- https://twitter.com/Atari_VB_Pod :Twitter Page
- https://twitter.com/8bitrocket : Jeff’s Twitter
- https://twitter.com/fultonbot: Steve’s Twitter
The intro music and many, but not all, of he ambient 8-bit sounds you hear through out the pod cast were created with a loop library by 8bitweapon. You can read the show notes at www.8bitrocket.com , where you can also reach us with comments and suggestions. We are also are available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have an Into The Vertical Blank page on Facebook, are very active on Twitter @Atari_vb_pod
Next time will will be covering the first video game that really dug its nails into me and got me hooked, Asteroids. You can read the show notes for this episode at www.8bitrocket.com. You can also leave us with comments and suggestions, and feed back on this episode, any episode, and especially any memories or comments you have on your first Atari 7800 experience, Toys R US or and version of Asteroids for any computer console, or Arcade Cabinet that you have fond or not so fond memories of. We are also are available via email at email@example.com. We also have an Into The Vertical Blank page on Facebook, and again, we are very active on Twitter @Atari_vb_pod, @8bitrocket, and @fultonbot
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