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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?).

Jan 19, 2016
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The Atari Age website has a ton of great Atari news and history, including all the Atari Force and Swordquest comics. Here's the link:

http://atariage.com/comics/index.html

 

Music on the show courtesy of a creative commons license by Attribution 3.0 from Kevin McLeod at Incompetech:

"Discovery Hit" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

"Pinball Spring: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Take a Chance": http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Reformat: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

 

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