In 1977, Atari said, "We need a small batch of games to show off this new video console we've got."
Larry Kaplan heard this and was like, "Great! Here's like six of them. Car racing. Skiing. Airplanes. All sorts of stuff."
"But, Larry," Atari said, "we've only got room in the catalog for one more."
Larry grumbled a bit and instead of scrapping his six games, he stuffed them all into one cart, slapped a STREET RACER label on it and went home to dinner.* Before Atari knew it, the misnomer STREET RACE became one of the "original nine" of Atari...and episode 184 of this podcast.
*We totally made that up. But what if we didn't?
This week's short story: BAD POETRY CORNER: MOVING ON, STANDING STILL
Thanks to Mike Mann for the "Mad Mike Hughes" update theme.
Thanks to Sean Courtney for the "Storytime" theme.