Q*Bert! He was adorable, wasn't he? Sure he was. But man, he was a little guy with issues. Can't really blame him though, what with Coily and Sam trying to push him off that pyramid. All the guy wanted to do was change the color of those cubes. In this episode, we decide whether this plot makes any sense and, along the way, psycho-analyze a fictional character from a thirty-year-old video game. Anyone who tells you the Internet is a waste of time...should listen to this podcast.
Thanks to Kevin McLeod, as always, for the creative commons license to the songs "Pinball Spring", "Reformat", and "Take a Chance".
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Here it is! Episode 1! We're a real show now! The 1981 Atari game Yar's Revenge is our focus. Who is Yar? Why does Yar want revenge? Against whom? Does Yar succeed? All this and more in this episode.
Music: Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for the use via Creative Commons License of "Take a Chance", "Reformat", and "Pinball Spring".
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:
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/
Remember those classic Atari 2600 games? They were fun to play, but didn't you kind of wonder why they sent a plumber to take down Donkey Kong? What the Defender was defending? What Yar was trying to get revenge against? What made those robots go berserk? Me too! This podcast tries to divine those answers from within the games. Then, if we can't, we make 'em up.