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130 – Keystone Kapers by Activision

November 30, 2016 2600 Game by Game

Happy Gluttonous Shopping Season everyone! Please be sure to visit your local mom and pop stores this season, they’ll feel good and you will too. Today I am discussing Keystone Kapers by the one and only Activision! I apologize for the refrigerator this episode, it sounded really loud and distracting


Downright Bizarre Games: Video Games that Crossed the Line

November 29, 2016 AtariAge

Our friend Michael Thomasson has published a new book, Downright Bizarre Games: Video Games that Crossed the Line, poking fun at the video game industry, an entertainment business that often takes itself much too seriously. This is a hilarious look at the odd side of the industry, from games outside …


ANTIC Interview 257 – Steve Panak, Game Reviewer

November 29, 2016 ANTIC

Steve Panak, Game Reviewer

Steve Panak was a prolific writer of Atari computer game reviews. He wrote the Panak Strikes! column in A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing magazine, and also wrote reviews for Antic magazine and ST-Log magazine.

This interview took place on November 28, 2016.

“Companies were just sending me games to

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My BBS call list

November 27, 2016 Dan Hevey



This BBS is probably the most active one I call, and also the one I’m the most active on.  Always tons of interesting discussions and the sysop (Icebreaker) is very active on it. I also see him around on a lot of the other BBS I call.

Mad World …

Retro Computing Roundtable

RCR Episode 142

November 27, 2016 Retro Computing Roundtable

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Michael Mulhern, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston

Host’s Topic: Replica replica

Replicas, precise or otherwise. What do you think about (near-)perfect replicas? Is our nostalgia for using a new-looking object, or for using an object that was actually produced in the past? Should

Apple II

Turtlesoft – New Manual and ProDOS Version

November 27, 2016 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

   Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has updated the manual for the popular Apple II graphics programming tool Turtlesoft with a new softcover manual. Originally published in 1983 by A.P.P.L.E., the new manual features revised formatting and now includes the 15 sample programs with screenshots. In addition to the …


ANTIC Interview 256 – Bev and Bryan Wilkinson, Optimized Systems Software

November 26, 2016 ANTIC

Bev and Bryan Wilkinson, Optimized Systems Software

Bev and Bryan Wilkinson were part of Optimized Systems Software, the company that brought DOS XL, Mac/65, Action!, BASIC XL, BASIC XE, and other products to Atari computer users. 

Bill Wilkinson was founder of OSS. Bev was his wife, and Bryan his son.