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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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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?).

Nov 28, 2021

Commavid knew what it was doing. I mean, they went out of business, but they knew a good basis for a game.

Cake!

People really only like two things: kittens and cake. I know, people SAY they like other things, but this is actually about it. Unfortunately, "Kitten Walk" doesn't roll of the tongue as easy as "Cakewalk", so Commavid went with that for its 1983 game. And we're playing it in ATARI BYTES episode 294.

Pass a fork!

Short Story: JACK & JILL

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

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the "Storytime" theme.

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com has everything you need to know about this show ATARI BYTES here, and about my other show "IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN" here. 

The website also has info about books I've written, like 2nd DUCK ON THE RIGHT AND OTHER VERY SHORT STORIES here, along with links to a few places you can order them. 

Check out the new 2nd DUCK book trailer here - like and share with your friends.

Support the show by subscribing on patreon.com here. 

Nov 14, 2021

Birds of a feather listen to podcasts together. Or alone. Whatever. You do you.

In episode 293, from 1982, we're playing one of the few Ultravision titles, CONDOR ATTACK. Does the game soar above the rest, or was I a dodo for playing? 

Here's hoping you don't get dive bombed while listening...

Short Story: ATTACKED

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" theme.

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you need to be for show notes, episodes and more for ATARI BYTES here and for my other show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here. 

The website also has info about books I've written, like 2nd DUCK ON THE RIGHT AND OTHER VERY SHORT STORIES here. 

Support the show by subscribing at whatever level works for you at patreon.com here. 

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