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EPISODE 109: BOXING

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Ding-Ding! In the left corner, weighing in at episode 109, it’s BOXING by Activision, 1980. In the right corner, weighing in at…well, he’s working on it. Gotta get back on that treadmill. It’s PODCASTER BILL.

Gentlemen…fight! Dirty tricks and junk-punching totally okay.

Our salute to the Olympics concludes this week with an Activision game. We do love us some Activision here on the podcast. Does this game disappoint? Listen and find out. Then hang around the ring for this week’s story devoted to the “sweet science”…

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

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EPISODE 108: BOWLING

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Our salute to the Olympics continues this week in episode 108. Like all elite Olympic athletes, I’ve got a beer and a pocket full of nachos (I hope those are nachos). Why? Because we’re going BOWLING! The 1978 Atari version that is. 

You might argue bowling is not an actual Olympic sport. I submit to you that, as with doughnuts being a health food, in my reality Olympic bowling darn well is a thing.

In this week’s story: what mystery and intrigue lurks at the other end of the lane? 

Grab your balls and join us!

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

Atari Bytes – show notes, social media, episodes, puppies and chocolates (guess which one is a lie)

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – get all your Snoopy needs met here.

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EPISODE 107: WINTER GAMES (7800)

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As the episode rolls out, the 2018 winter Olympics are underway. The competition! The pageantry! The steroid scandals! To celebrate, we’re leaping off the ski jump into the future to play the 1985 game WINTER OLYMPICS from Epyx FOR THE ATARI 7800!!!

If the story WITHIN the game we’ve come up with can be believed (it can’t), the drama and intrigue on the ski jump, bobsled, speed skating rink and biathalon (biathalon? Really?) is NOTHING compared to the thrilling adventure going on behind the scenes. Good thing our old friend, Steve Stetson, superspy, is on the case. 

So cinch up your leotard, grab a bowlful of steroids and join us at the medal ceremony that is this episode!

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

Atari Bytes – show notes, episodes, social media and more here

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – Hey! That’s my other show.

The AB_Pod_Store at Zazzle.com – pick up show merchandise here.

Patreon – you can support the show on our Atari Bytes page here

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EPISODE 106: COMMANDO RAID

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This week on the podcast, we’re going commando!

Aren’t you glad this is an audio podcast?

Of course, we’re actually referring to this week’s game COMMANDO RAID, a 1982 game from U.S.Games, a division of Quaker Oats. The odor of heavy artillery fire and oatmeal hangs heavy in the air.

In this week’s story within the game, we wonder: in the war between the humans and androids, are there any winners?

R.I.P. Mort Walker

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

Atari Bytes episodes, show notes, social media here

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – Hey! That’s my other show. Get your Snoopy fix here every month.

Pick up Atari Bytes “go play some old games’ merchandise and other stuff in our Zazzle.com store here. AB_Pod_Store

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