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ANTIC Episode 88 – We Need More Atari Shows!

May 21, 2022 ANTIC

ANTIC Episode 88 – We need more Atari shows! In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-Bit Computer Podcast… lots of Atari action and news, loading Atari software from VHS, and a call for more Atari-specific shows READY! Recurring Links  Floppy Days Podcast  AtariArchives.org  AtariMagazines.com  Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd”  New …

AtariAge
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AtariAge Day 2022: LIVE on ZeroPage Homebrew Sat May 21, 2022

May 18, 2022 AtariAge

AtariAge Day returns for 2022 with all the latest Atari 2600, 5200, 7800 and Jaguar games from AtariAge! This online event via ZeroPage Homebrew will not only have the unveiling of the latest homebrew from AtariAge but will also have your favorite Atari homebrew developers LIVE on the stream talking …

Player/Missile
Atari

Ep. 34: 8-bit vs 5200 Part 2: Q1 1983

April 29, 2022 Wade Ripowski

5200 coverage in magazines from January through March 1983. Plus a special bonus look at a NY Times article about Warner’s stunning December 1982 earnings shortfall caused by Atari’s massive financial loss. 1983 Q1 1983 First Quarter P.O.P. (Point Of Purchase) Support Jan 1983 Video Games Vol …

ANTIC
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ANTIC Interview 433 – Scott Savage: Lefty, the Checkers Playing Robot

April 23, 2022 ANTIC

Scott Savage: Lefty, the Checkers Playing Robot “Lefty” was the name of the world’s first checker-playing robot, which was located at the Omniplex science museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The robot arm would play games of checkers against museum visitors, picking up and moving pieces on a physical checkerboard. Lefty’s …

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ANTIC Interview 432 – Anthony Ramos: Parrot, Creepy Caverns

April 16, 2022 ANTIC

Anthony Ramos: Parrot, Creepy Caverns Anthony Dandrea is better known to Atari computer enthusiasts as Anthony Ramos. Anthony programmed Creepy Caverns, a type-in BASIC game that was published in Antic magazine’s August 1984 issue. Anthony also created the software for Parrot, a $40 4-bit sound sampler and playback package that …

ANTIC
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ANTIC Episode 87 – Good News, Bad News

April 7, 2022 ANTIC

ANTIC Episode 87 – Good news, bad news In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-Bit Computer Podcast… we have tons of news, both good and bad, and lots of coverage of new hardware. READY! Recurring Links  Floppy Days Podcast  AtariArchives.org  AtariMagazines.com  Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd”  New Atari books scans …

AtariCrypt
Atari

shooter.prg

April 2, 2022 AtariCrypt

When nerds play…I’m not big on social media, as you know, but one of the reasons I remain on the cesspool that is Twitter is to follow people like Jonathan Thomas. Yep, that same dodgy fella who developed Pole Position for the Atari STe and then dared to update Lotus …

Player/Missile
Atari

Ep. 33: Dec 1982: Magazines, Part 3

March 31, 2022 Wade Ripowski

Coverage of a few magazines I missed last time. Live plays of two games, tips to speed up disk drive I/O, and articles on how automation has changed TV and film production. Magazines Atari 8-bit magazines Production Notes Music: Stef Animal’s Bandcamp page …

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Title-Designer

March 31, 2022 AtariCrypt

Let’s play…By sheer chance, I found another demo/intro maker the other day and it’s also something I’ve never actually seen before. It was released in 1987/89 for the Atari ST by Hans-Conrad Stamm. That’s right, The Blade Runners! Just when you think you know your ST stuff, something appears out …