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Ep. 24: Jul 1982: Typo Attack

October 20, 2020 Wade Ripowski

Just a regular ol’ episode talking about magazines, learning typing during the pandemic, and if we’ve finally seen the end of creepy William Shatner ads for the VIC-20. Magazines Atari 8-bit magazines iCompute! Compute #26 Fred D’Ignazio interview on the ANTIC Podcast Inverse …

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GEM Desktop Music

October 18, 2020 AtariCrypt

Over the decades, I’ve seen many neat programs that would play a piece of chipmusic, in GEM, as a background task. I always thought this was so cool and wondered why there wasn’t more. Well, it turns out that there are a lot on several Budgie UK disks. I don’t …

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Evasion II

October 16, 2020 AtariCrypt

Evasion 2 was developed by Chris Skellern for Budgie UK and is a maze game where we run around collecting pills whilst being chased. Yes, I know this sounds all too familiar but the structure of the gameplay mechanics is different and quite the rush. Each level offers a chance …

Inverse ATASCII
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S6E01 Broderbund Bank Street Writer

October 11, 2020 Inverse ATASCII

Podcast: Download This episode features Bank Street Writer, originally released in 1982 by Broderbund. It was a beginners word processor.  It was developed by Intentional Software, Bank Street College of Education and Franklin E. Smith, with the Atari version being credited to Charles Olson Jr. Intro music is an excerpt …

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Dave Semmens

October 10, 2020 AtariCrypt

It’s now over three years ago since I featured a platformer called Spellfire The Sorceror, something that I hadn’t previously heard about so was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it. It’s tons of fun and very easy to pick up & play. Plus another glaring example that the Atari …

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Into The Vertical Blank

October 7, 2020 AtariCrypt

If you love retro gaming on the world’s best 16-bit computer then check this out! Jeff, from Into The Vertical Blank, has recently released two video compilations featuring a ton of Atari ST games – Photon Storm, Rainbow Islands, Stunt Car Racer, Sideways, Scooby-Doo, Fire And Ice, Oids, James Pond, …

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Ooze

October 3, 2020 AtariCrypt

Get ready to be scared stiff!! I’m always a little sceptical of so-called horror games because they’re never really gonna be all that scary. In fact, the only game that has ever made me jump was the Jaguar’s Alien vs Predator – it was a late night and I jumped …

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Recovery

September 28, 2020 AtariCrypt

Remember, the Atari ST cannot scrollWell, don’t be so quick because here is Recovery, a shoot ’em up by New Deal Productions. Oddly, it’s something I’ve not heard of until the other day and it takes us on a Fantastic Voyage through the lower bits of some poor soul. I …

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Review Episode 14

September 27, 2020 XEGS Cart by Cart Podcast

In Episode 14, we serve up a bit of surf and turf. First we put everything at “steak” by entering the BattleZone. Then find out if the submarine simulator GATO is a fresh catch? News #FujiNet: Atari 8-bit Network Adapter …

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ANTIC Episode 71 – Goodbye, Curt Vendel

September 26, 2020 ANTIC

ANTIC Episode 71 – Goodbye, Curt Vendel In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast…we say goodbye to good friend and Atari legend Curt Vendel and bring you lots of other Atari news. READY! Recurring Links  Floppy Days Podcast  AtariArchives.org  AtariMagazines.com  Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd”  New Atari books …