In this episode I talk with Greg aka SoulBlazer from the SNES Podcast and the Playstation Power Podcast. He helped establish NES game rentals in the video store that his mother managed in the 80s and 90s. It's a fun interview and I hope that you enjoy it. As always, I thank you for listening.

The photo used as the artwork was found on Roger Ebert's web site without a photographer credit. Please don't sue.

Direct download: Video_Store_Golden_Age_with_Greg.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:31am EDT

Just a quick update on what's happening with the show. Thanks for your support, patience, and as always, for listening.

Direct download: Long_Overdue_Podcast_Update.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

Today's episode is about Crackpots, the Activision game that was the first 2600 game by Dan Kitchen, who went on to make many more (and is still making them!). I hope that you enjoy the episode.

Next on the podcast is Malagai, by Answer Software. If you have this game, I would love to see a photo of it on Facebook or Twitter, see the links below for those. If you have any thoughts on the game, please send them to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by end of day 17 February. Just tell me what you think of it, I will take care of the nuts and bolts of the game. As always, I thank you for listening.

Crackpots on Random Terrain
Crackpots on Atari Protos
Dan Kitchen's web site
Dan Kitchen's Games site
Dan Kitchen interview by Classic Gamer 74
Atari Age thread on Keystone Kapers 2 discovery
Crackpots patch on Digital Press
...and accompanying letter
Crackpots commercial
Jim's Ferg Quest sprite hack
Ryan's Atari Age High Score Showdown post for Crackpots
Wilson Oyama's Crackpots playthrough video
No Swear Gamer 521 - Crackpots
Sean's Autobiography of a Schnook Podcast Chapter 5

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Direct download: Crackpots_by_Activision.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

This episode is all about the very cute Sega arcade game Pengo, as ported by Atari. Not by GCC, which is surprising for this time period. I hope that you enjoy the episode. Next up is Crackpots by Activision. If you have any thoughts on Crackpots, please get them to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by 6 PM EST on 5 February.

Thank you for your patience, and for listening.

Pengo on Random Terrain
Pengo on Atari Protos
Pengo on KLOV
Mark Hahn interview by Scott Stilphen
Mark Hahn's web site
Andrew Fuchs' web site
Courtney Granner on San Jose State web site (features some artwork)
1984 Atari dealer catalog on Atarimania
Jim's hack of 2600 Pengo with Popcorn!
Pengo arcade soundtrack on Youtube
No Swear Gamer 299 - Pengo
Arcade USA - Pengo minisode
Atari 5200 Super Community Podcast - Pengo
Memory Machine Podcast - Christmas Menagerie
Gen X Grown Up Podcast

Check out Jose's awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I've already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose!
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WHAT A FORUM TOO
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Please check out my other shows:
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Direct download: Pengo_by_Atari.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:03am EDT

Greetings and welcome to my hopefully new feature, interview episodes! First up is Jeff Ronne, who was the programmer for Tron Deadly Discs from M Network. I really enjoyed talking with him and I am grateful to him for his time. He's an interesting guy and also one of the few programmers at that time who programmed games for multiple systems. If you have any comments, you can email them to me at 2600gamebygame@comcast.net, or leave them on the Facebook or Twitter pages. Thanks so much for listening!


Jeff Ronne on Quora
Takeover on Intellivision Lives
Tron Deadly Discs on Intellivision Lives
Tron Deadly Discs episode

Direct download: Interview_-_Jeff_Ronne_Tron_Deadly_Discs.mp3
Category:Creator Interview -- posted at: 8:07pm EDT

Happy New Year! The first episode of 2019 is all about Tron Deadly Discs, by M Network, a tiny little division of Mattel Electronics. Please stay tuned to the feed for an interview with programmer Jeff Ronne. I enjoyed talking with him and I hope that you will give it a listen. Next up will be Pengo by Atari. If you have any feedback for Pengo, please get it to me by the end of the day 20th January. Thank you all so much for listening!

Tron Deadly Discs on Random Terrain
Jeff Ronne on Quora
Takeover on Intellivision Lives
M Network decal card on Atarimania
Tron Deadly Discs on Intellivision Lives
Encom 2600 mod by Russ Caslis
Atari Bytes 153 - Mega Force the Movie!
Tron for 2600 Atari Age Thread
Only Solutions by Journey

Check out Jose's awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I've already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose!
Proud member of the Throwback Network!
Proud member of the Retro Junkies Network!
Facebook page
Twitter page
Google + page
My YouTube channel, for whatever reason
Blog page
WHAT A FORUM TOO
Listen to the show on Stitcher!
Subscribe to the show on iTunes, and leave a review! Reviews are nice!
Listen to the show on Tune In!
Check out Don's awesome t-shirt designs!
Please check out my other shows:
Intarivisions Podcast
Please Stand By!
The League of Extraordinary Podcasters

Direct download: Tron_Deadly_Discs_by_M_Network.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

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