2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Need something for the Atari weirdo in your life? Look no further! Here are some gift ideas that will make you scream “STELLAAAAAAA!!!” That makes no sense. As always, thank you for listening. WHERE TO BUY You can support the Throwback Network by doing your Amazon shopping through this link Scramble Anguna Star Castle AtGames Flashback systems 2017 Flashback Portable review Bridge Direct Plug and Play Joystick Jakks Plug and Play Joystick Art of Atari by Tim Lapetino Art of Atari Poster Collection Atari Flashback, the Essential Companion by Bill Loguidice Unauthorized Atari 2600 Arcade Companion by Michael Salzman Unauthorized Atari 2600 Sports Almanac by Michael Salzman Adventure Game Journal Phoenix IV by Leonard Herman In The St. Nick of Time by Bill Pepper Atari Bytes 67 – Interview with Chad Bowers and Chris Sims Swordquest Comics Centipede Comics Original Swordquest Comics Trade Paperback Original Atari Force Comics Trade Paperback IDW Centipede tabletop game IDW Missile Command tabletop game (available March 2018) Packrat Video Games Good Deal Games

Source:: 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

      

Bonus Track – John Lennon 1940-1980

John Lennon has been a huge part of my life for decades. In this Bonus Track episode, I talk about how his murder affected me then and now. I know it’s not the most happiest of topics around the holidays, I probably should have put this out on his birthday. But it didn’t make sense to me to do that. One thing I forgot to talk about during the show was one of my trips to NYC in the late 80s. I went with some friends to the Dakota building, where John Lennon lived and was murdered. I left feeling a renewed sadness about the murder, because the area where he was shot was so small. I had built it up in my head that since this was such an earth shattering event for me, the area where it happened would be bigger somehow. But it wasn’t, it was just the entrance to an apartment building, albeit an expensive one. We went to Strawberry Fields in Central Park across the street afterwards, which made me feel a little better, but not much. I wasn’t expecting so many flowers and trinkets left by fans on the Imagine mosaic almost a decade after the murder. I think a part of me was hoping to find some answers there as to why this happened, but I was disappointed. I don’t think now that there are any answers. I would like to go back to Strawberry Fields someday, but I will stay away from the Dakota. Regardless of the morose subject matter, I do hope you enjoy the episode and I thank you for listening. We all shine on. John Lennon’s Final Print Interview with Jonathan Cott Lennon Remembers Part 1 Lennon Remembers Part 2 Radio the night Lennon was killed Lennon’s Last Radio interview with Andy Peebles

Source:: Bonus Track – John Lennon 1940-1980

      

146 – Quadrun by Atari

Alfred E. Neuman once said, “Better late than never. Unless you’re going to the dentist!” Oh, how we laughed. This episode is about the extremely elusive Atari Age magazine mailaway game, Quadrun. It is the first home video game to feature speech without having to use an add on unit, like those OTHER systems. It also makes its own gravy! Coming up in January is Popeye by Parker Brothers. If you have any feedback for this game or any I’ve already covered, please send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com and I will read or play it on the show. Also, if you have any Christmas memories you’d like to share for the Christmas episode, please send it in by December 15th. I would love to hear from you! Thank you so much for listening. Steve Woita’s web site Steve Woita interview by Ken Horowitz Steve Woita interview on Planet Virtual Boy Steve Woita interview by Michael Thomasson Steve Woita interview by Scott Stilphen Steve Woita interview by 8 Bit Rocket Tiny Games web site Quadrun Easter Egg page on Atari Compendium Quadrun on Random Terrain Atari Age magazine Quadrun announcement Nov 83 – Feb 84 issue Atari Age magazine Quadrun Contest extended Mar-Apr 84 issue (last issue) Quadrun Video Game Masters patch on Atarimania “>Mighty Squirrel plays Quadrun Swear Gamer 279 – Quadrun Turbotastic Podcast on Facebook Virtually Human Podcast – Waterworld Check out Jose’s awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I’ve already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose! Proud member of the Throwback Network! Proud member of the Retro Junkies Network! Facebook page Twitter page Google + page My YouTube channel, for whatever reason Blog page WHAT A FORUM TOO Listen to the show on Stitcher! Subscribe to the show on iTunes, and leave a review! Reviews are nice! Listen to the show on Tune In! Please check out my other shows: Intarivisions Podcast Please Stand By! The League of Extraordinary Podcasters

Source:: 146 – Quadrun by Atari

      

Extra Life 2017 Wrapup Special

Here’s a short episode about the Extra Life Marathon I did which happened this past weekend. It is a great charity and an event that I look forward to doing every year. Thank you so much for all of your support, please check the links below if you’d like to make a donation. I believe you can donate until the end of the year. Thank you for listening! My Extra Life donation page Ryan’s Extra Life Donation page Rick’s Extra Life Donation page Greg’s Twitch page

Source:: Extra Life 2017 Wrapup Special

      

145 – Armor Ambush by M Network

Hi there, it’s time for another episode! This one features Armor Ambush by M Network, plus a lot of great feedback from youse guys. Next time I’ll be talking about Quadrun by Atari, so if youse guys have any thoughts on the game, or any game I’ve covered, please send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Please also consider donating to my Extra Life marathon to benefit the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital. It starts this Friday at 6 pm, and at 2 pm Saturday, let’s all get together on Steam to play some Atari Vault. See you then and thanks so much for listening! You can donate to Extra Life here. Thank you! Armor Ambush on Random Terrain Armor Ambush on Intellivsion Lives VG Update newsletter 9/82 on Atari Compendium VG Update newsletter 1/83 on Atari Compendium Hal Finney interview by Scott Stilphen M Network button on Atarimania Check out Jose’s awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I’ve already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose! Proud member of the Throwback Network! Proud member of the Retro Junkies Network! Facebook page Twitter page Google + page My YouTube channel, for whatever reason Blog page WHAT A FORUM TOO Listen to the show on Stitcher! Subscribe to the show on iTunes, and leave a review! Reviews are nice! Listen to the show on Tune In! Please check out my other shows: Intarivisions Podcast Please Stand By! The League of Extraordinary Podcasters

Source:: 145 – Armor Ambush by M Network

      

2017 Halloween Spooktacular – Top 10 Atari 2600 Spiders

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Did I scare you? I hope so. Join your host Urrrggggghhhhh as he counts down the top 10 scariest spiders appearing in Atari 2600 games. Theres lots of them, WATCH OUT THERE’S ONE BEHIND YOOOOOUUUUUUUUU!!!! Haha, got you again! I hope you enjoy the episode, and the Happiest of Halloweens to you and yours! Check out music from Zerbinator on Bandcamp Holiday Special Podcast, hosted by Rick Reynolds Robert Nichol’s Soundcloud page (allcastcoUK)

Check out Jose’s awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I’ve already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose! Proud member of the Throwback Network! Proud member of the Retro Junkies Network! Facebook page Twitter page Google + page My YouTube channel, for whatever reason Blog page WHAT A FORUM TOO Listen to the show on Stitcher! Subscribe to the show on iTunes, and leave a review! Reviews are nice! Listen to the show on Tune In! Please check out my other shows: Intarivisions Podcast Please Stand By! The League of Extraordinary Podcasters

Source:: 2017 Halloween Spooktacular – Top 10 Atari 2600 Spiders

      

144 – Time Pilot by Coleco

Why hello! In this episode I discuss the Coleco game Time Pilot, based on the Konami arcade game of the same name. I hope that you enjoy it. Next time I’ll be talking about Armor Ambush by M Network. Have any thoughts on that game, or any others I’ve already covered? Please send them to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. As always, thank you so much for listening. Please donate to Extra Life Charity if you can, Game Day is November 3-4! Time Pilot on Random Terrain Time Pilot on KLOV Video Games article about the Coleco Gemini Dec. 1983 Swear Gamer Time Pilot gameplay video 347 – Time Pilot review Brian’s Noise From The Basement web site Willie’s AtariCade 2600 series on Arcade USA Willie’s ABCs of Favorite Atari 2600 Games on Arcade USA Portland Retro Gaming Expo Charity Navigator site Holiday Special Podcast Our Brooklyn Bytes Podcast File Under Water Podcast Check out Jose’s awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I’ve already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose! Proud member of the Throwback Network! Proud member of the Retro Junkies Network! Facebook page Twitter page Google + page My YouTube channel, for whatever reason Blog page WHAT A FORUM TOO Listen to the show on Stitcher! Subscribe to the show on iTunes, and leave a review! Reviews are nice! Listen to the show on Tune In! Please check out my other shows: Intarivisions Podcast Please Stand By! The League of Extraordinary Podcasters

Source:: 144 – Time Pilot by Coleco

      

Atari 2600 10-20-30-40

Hello friends, please celebrate the Atari 2600’s 40th anniversary with me by listening to the 10-20-30-40 of the Atari 2600 for 2017! Apologies to the Stone Age Gamer podcast (link below). Don’t forget to send in your feedback for Time Pilot to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Also, I am playing in the Extra Life charity marathon again this year for the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital, starting November 3rd. If you are able to donate to the cause, I would greatly appreciate it. I think you are able to donate until the end of the year. Thanks so much for listening! Donate to Extra Life here, thank you so much! Michael Current’s Atari WCI Games 1977 Timeline Stone Age Gamer podcast on Geekade AA thread on 2600 launch pricing Batari Basic website Atari 2600 Homebrew website AA development thread for Elevators Amiss Buy Elevators Amiss on AA Repairman – Atari 8 bit game video Demise – Atari 8 bit game video AA development thread for Gosub AA development thread for Colony 7 Buy Colony 7 on AA Colony 7 on KLOV Cubis on Atari 2600 Homebrew (rom available here, whoops) Check out Jose’s awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I’ve already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose! Proud member of the Throwback Network! Proud member of the Retro Junkies Network! Facebook page Twitter page Google + page My YouTube channel, for whatever reason Blog page WHAT A FORUM TOO Listen to the show on Stitcher! Subscribe to the show on iTunes, and leave a review! Reviews are nice! Listen to the show on Tune In! Please check out my other shows: Intarivisions Podcast Please Stand By! The League of Extraordinary Podcasters

Source:: Atari 2600 10-20-30-40

      

143 – Bermuda Triangle by Data Age

Thanks for your patience this week everyone! This episode is about the Data Age game Bermuda Triangle, I hope that you enjoy it. Congratulations to John Sturgis, he won the Ladybug cart provided by David at the Atari 5200 Podcast. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. Next up will be Time Pilot by Coleco. Have any thoughts on this game? Send them to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Thank you so much for listening! Bermuda Triangle on Random Terrain J Ray Dettling interview by Phil Wiswell Marc Erickesen’s blog Marc Ericksen’s illustrations site Marc Ericksen prints for sale (includes Galaga) Yellow Submarine hack by Kyle Pittman Tangentg’s Atari 2600 remakes Swear Gamer 350 – Bermuda Triangle Ed’s Tunnels of Doom page Atari 5200 Podcast Check out Jose’s awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I’ve already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose! Proud member of the Throwback Network! Proud member of the Retro Junkies Network! Facebook page Twitter page Google + page My YouTube channel, for whatever reason Blog page WHAT A FORUM TOO Listen to the show on Stitcher! Subscribe to the show on iTunes, and leave a review! Reviews are nice! Listen to the show on Tune In! Please check out my other shows: Intarivisions Podcast Please Stand By! The League of Extraordinary Podcasters

Source:: 143 – Bermuda Triangle by Data Age

      

Atari Party East 2017

This past weekend, Bill and Lucy Lange hosted the Atari Party East at their home in Somerset NJ, close to where Atari had an office back in the 80s. Atari Party was started by Bill Kendrick in CA, and Bill decided to pick up the torch for those of us on the East coast! It was a great time, and this is just a short episode about the day. Thanks to Bill and Lucy and everyone who attended, we are looking forward to next year. Thanks for listening! The Original Atari Party Bill Lange’s writeup in Old School Gamer magazine Bill’s web site Pete Fletcher on Twitter Rob on Twitter Rob’s photos of Atari Party Jamie Lendino at Extreme Tech Jamie’s book Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation Paul Rickards on Twitter Paul’s web site Jason Scott’s web site Internet Archive Jason Scott Talks His Way Out Of It podcast Atari 5200 Super Community Podcast Star Castle 2600 on Atari Age Scramble on Atari Age Edladdin Controllers Scramble and Star Castle unboxing video Atari Party East walkthrough video

Source:: Atari Party East 2017