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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?).

Jul 24, 2022

Call the Orkin man!

(Gratuitous Orkin Man shout out. Send me a check.)

In episode 311, I'm sorry to tell you, you've got termites.

And not just any termites. Giant, space-faring, killer nest-building termites. It's COSMIC SWARM, the 1982 title from CommaVid. Termites all over the darn place. And you, friend, must destroy them.

Fight that creepy crawling feeling you're experiencing right now thinking about giant bugs and get to work.

Bad Poetry Corner: BATTERED BY THE COSMIC SWARM

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.

Support the show at patreon.com here. 

The website www.carnivalofgleecreations.com has all you need about this show, ATARI BYTES, my other show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN and about books I've written that you can own for your very...own.

 

Jul 10, 2022

Episode 310 is going to the dogs...er, rabbits. We're playing Apollo's 1982 title WABBIT for the 2600. The bunnies are on a fluffy rampage!

So grab your carrots...er, joysticks and join us!

This episode's original short story: THE CABAL

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

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the "Storytime" theme.

Support the show at the ATARI BYTES page on patreon.com and get...stuff!

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is your one stop shop for all things about ATARI BYTES, my other show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN, and about books written by me that YOU CAN OWN. 

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