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EPISODE 66: BREAKOUT

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On episode 66 of ATARI BYTES, we’re gonna BREAK…OUT. Mighty mighty. Gonna let it all hang out…

And by IT, we mean the 1978 Atari original BREAKOUT. It’s a game about smashing bricks and…well, smashing more bricks.

And providing the ying to our gaming yang, we also have a Lego correspondent in the studio giving a play-by-play of his assembly of a stack of Lego bricks into…well, you’ll just have to listen to find out.

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Pinball Spring” and “Take  Chance”.

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EPISODE 65: CONVERSATION BYTES – WITH OUR GUEST SCOTT RHOADES

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Join us for episode 65 featuring the debut of what we expect will become a recurring segment on the show: Conversation Bytes!

Our guinea pig guest for this new interview segment is Scott Rhoades, fiction author and longtime writer of technical manuals – including manuals for games like BasketBrawl and Shanghai on the Atari 7800 and the Lynx during a stint with Atari in the 1980s and ’90s. Thanks for chatting with me, Scott!

My thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Pinball Spring”, “Reformat” and “Take a Chance”.

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EPISODE 64: FLAG CAPTURE

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See the flag. Capture the flag. It’s all in the name.

Our subject this week is: FLAG CAPTURE, a flag-ship game (see what I did there?) for Atari, being one of the first eleven games released in 1978. You and an opponent race across the field of play, striving to be the first to “capture” the “flag” and which point…well, not much happens.

Is this a pirate game? I don’t know, but it sure feels like a pirate game. Jolly Roger and all that? Mostly, I just want an excuse to wear an eye patch and say “arr” a lot. As if anyone needs an excuse for that sexy and totally not annoying behavior.

My thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Pinball Spring” and “Take a Chance.”

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EPISODE 63: HOME RUN

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Ahh! Baseball! The smell of the grassy outfield and the dusty infield. Does Atari’s 1978 appeal to the Louisville Slugger in all of us score a HOME RUN or is it the sporting equivalent of AMIDAR? (We’re never going to forgive that game for wasting our time.) Head down to your digital ballpark and find out!

My thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Pinball Spring” and “Take a Chance”.

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