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ATARI BYTES

Remember those great Atari 2600 games? I have fond memories of playing classics like Pitfall or Yar's Revenge or River Raid. In this podcast, I take another look at the games, but as a writer, not a gamer. When I think of these games now, I see writing prompts; taking inspiration from the game plots or maybe even the titles to create original short stories. But this isn't simply fan fiction. The stories, more often than not, spin-off into some weird places in all kinds of genres. Sometimes funny, occasionally serious, always unique.
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Now displaying: July, 2021

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?).

Jul 25, 2021

In ATARI BYTES episode 285, we're playing the David Crane (squee!) 1983 Activision (squee!) title DECATHLON in honor of the increasingly misnamed 2020 Olympics!

With ten events, is this game ten times the fun? We've got our tank top and tight shorts and are ready to find out.

Bad Poetry Corner: DEAD CAT LON

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

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the Storytime and Jason Sez Stuff themes.

Go to www.carnivalofgleecreations.com for info, show notes and links for this show ATARI BYTES here and for my other show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here. 

The website is also your stop for info and links you can pick up books I've written, like HELL'S CEREAL: VERY SHORT STORIES FORTIFIED WITH ESSENTIAL SYLLABLES. 

Support the show at whatever level you're comfortable on the ATARI BYTES page on patreon.com here. Thanks!

Jul 11, 2021

Episode 284 of ATARI BYTES gets its groove ON with the 1982 Sega port of ZAXXON!

(That's a terrible set up. But the episode is good. I promise. Probably. Maybe. Look, just listen, please. )

This week's short story: ZACH'S ON

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

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the "Storytime" and "Jason Sez Stuff" themes.

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you should go for info, show notes and links for ATARI BYTES here and for my other podcast IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here. 

The website also has info and links to some places you can order my books, like HELL'S CEREAL: VERY SHORT STORIES FORTIFIED WITH ESSENTIAL SYLLABLES. 

You can support the show by donating on the ATARI BYTES page on patreon.com here. 

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