ANTIC Interview 60 – Albert Yarusso, Owner AtariAge

Albert Yarusso, Owner AtariAge

This is Antic, the Atari 8-bit podcast, and I’m Randy Kindig. This interview-only episode features someone that many current Atari, vintage gaming, and vintage computer enthusiasts are probably familiar with by the service that he provides to the community, the AtariAge Website. Albert (or Al) Yarusso is one of the founders and is the current owner of AtariAge. The Atari 8-bit forum on AtariAge is probably the largest and busiest such forum in existence today, and forums for other Atari machines and for other platforms are popular and continually growing. Al was kind enough to sit down and give me an hour of his time to discuss a little about himself, how AtariAge came about, his love for Atari computers, and various other topics. Enjoy!

AtariAge is a website devoted to all things Atari. It was founded in 1998 by Alex Bilstein and Albert Yarusso and is well known for selling homebrew software for Atari video game systems, some of which have been included in official video game compilations such as Activision Anthology. The site also houses a discussion forum and a comprehensive, searchable database of Atari video games, including manuals, packaging art, estimated rarity, screenshots, reviews, and other details, as well as an Atari Age magazine archive.

Links

Deus Ex

Atari 8-bit Discussion Forum on AtariAge

AtariAge Store (homebrews)

Carina II BBS Software

Star Raiders (Atari 8-bit)

Label Design Contests on AtariAge

Atari Age Magazine Archive

Hardware Hacking Book

Game Console Hacking Book

Setting up an AtariAge BBS discussion

Picture of Ultima I running on 30″ monitor

Framemeister XRGB

Classic Game Fest – July 25-26, 2015

Portland Retro Gaming Expo, October 17-18, 2015

Vintage Computer Fest

Alternate Reality

Midi Maze

Melody Board

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