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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?).

Oct 30, 2022

On this Halloween Eve...eve, we've got an awesome treat. No, not candy. No, not money. No, not world peace in our time.

Look, it's another podcast episode, ok? Episode 318 is MIDNIGHT MUTANTS for the 7800. Is it a tasty confection or a bitter pill? And why is Grampa Munster here?!?!

Bad Poetry Corner: MIDNIGHT MUTANTS - A POEM

Into the Vertical Blank: Atari in the Wild piece about Airlock

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

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the "Storytime Theme".

Support the Show at patreon.com here.

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you need to go for all things related to ATARI BYTES, my other show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN and about books I've written that you can possess.

 

Oct 16, 2022

In 1982, did Data Age got a LOCK on the submarine adventure genre? Or does this game suck the AIR out of gaming fun?

We're playing AIRLOCK. Well, mostly we're cursing AIRLOCK.

There's a nice story though...

SHORT STORY: AIRLOCKED AND LOADED - A STEVE STETSON, 1980's SUPERSPY ADVENTURE

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. 

Find out more about this show, my other show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN and about books I've written, which you can own! Go to www.carnivalofgleecreations.com to do all that. 

Support the show at patreon.com 

Oct 2, 2022

With the game NO ESCAPE!, episode 316 is escapist fun you can't escape from! Well, you could just not listen, I suppose. But you wouldn't do that, would you? Would you?!?!?

We're playing this 1983 title from iMagic. Goddesses! Guys named Jason! Getting stoned! It's all here!

Original Short Story from Me: Yourself and Nowhere to Go From There - A Play

So. Many. Exclamation. Points.

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

Thanks to Sean Courtey for the "Storytime" theme. 

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com has everything you need for this show, ATARI BYTES, and my other show, IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN. You'll also find info about my short story collections and novel IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME, and links to some places you can buy them. 

Support the podcast at patreon.com here!

 

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