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ATARI BYTES

Remember those great Atari 2600 games? Sure, they were fun to play, but didn't you ever wonder why they needed to call a plumber to take out Donkey Kong? What exactly Yar was seeking revenge against? What the Defender was defending? What was making those robots so Beserk? Me too! ATARI BYTES is a game review podcast like no other. On this show, we take a BYTE (get it?) out of a classic Atari 2600 game and see if the story within the game BYTES (now do you get it?) us back.
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Remember those great Atari 2600 games? Sure, they were fun to play, but didn't you ever wonder why they sent a plumber to take out Donkey Kong? What Yar was seeking revenge against? What the Defender was defending or why those robots went Berserk? Me too! ATARI BYTES is a game review podcast like no other. We review not just the game play, but the STORY within these classic games. We take a BYTE out of the story (get it?) and see if that story BYTES us back (now do you get it?).

Jan 31, 2016
EPISODE 2: Q*BERT

Q*Bert! He was adorable, wasn't he? Sure he was. But man, he was a little guy with issues. Can't really blame him though, what with Coily and Sam trying to push him off that pyramid. All the guy wanted to do was change the color of those cubes. In this episode, we decide whether this plot makes any sense and, along the way, psycho-analyze a fictional character from a thirty-year-old video game. Anyone who tells you the Internet is a waste of time...should listen to this podcast.

Thanks to Kevin McLeod, as always, for the creative commons license to the songs "Pinball Spring", "Reformat", and "Take a Chance".

Email the show at ataribytes2016@gmail.com. Like Atari Bytes on Facebook and follow as on Twitter @ataribytes

Jan 24, 2016
EPISODE 1: YAR'S REVENGE

Here it is! Episode 1! We're a real show now! The 1981 Atari game Yar's Revenge is our focus.  Who is Yar? Why does Yar want revenge? Against whom? Does Yar succeed? All this and more in this episode.

Music: Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for the use via Creative Commons License of "Take a Chance", "Reformat", and "Pinball Spring".

Jan 19, 2016
EPISODE ZERO SHOW NOTES

The Atari Age website has a ton of great Atari news and history, including all the Atari Force and Swordquest comics. Here's the link:

http://atariage.com/comics/index.html

 

Music on the show courtesy of a creative commons license by Attribution 3.0 from Kevin McLeod at Incompetech:

"Discovery Hit" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

"Pinball Spring: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Take a Chance": http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Reformat: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

 

Jan 18, 2016
EPISODE ZERO

Remember those classic Atari 2600 games? They were fun to play, but didn't you kind of wonder why they sent a plumber to take down Donkey Kong? What the Defender was defending? What Yar was trying to get revenge against? What made those robots go berserk? Me too! This podcast tries to divine those answers from within the games. Then, if we can't, we make 'em up.

 

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