Here's a little update on what I've been doing instead of working on the Survival Run episode. That episode will be out next Wednesday. And don't forget the contest!  If you'd like a shot at winning Survival Run (provided by Strudders hisself), all you have to do is guess the combined Strudders' Score of Strudders himself and also Mini Strudders. So for example, if Strudders rates it 6 out of 10 and Mini Strudders gives it 5 out of 10, the entrant who comes closest to 11 (over or under, this ain't the Price Is Right) will win the game! In case of a tie, I will use random.org to determine the winner. Please get your entries in to me by July11th, and if you have any feedback you'd like me to read on that show, please try to have it in by then as well. As always, thank you so much for listening! Happy 4th of July!

Pertinent Links

UDairy Creamery in Newark DE
Coleco thread on Atari Age
Stone Age Gamer Podcast 2017 Too Many Games panel discussion
Tube Tunes Podcast
Crabtowne USA
Follow AtariSpot on Twitter! He posts awesome pictures!
Gauntlet Slayer Edition review on IGN
Atari's Forgotten Arcade Classics by Benj Edwards

Direct download: Summer_Podcast_Progress_Report.mp3
Category:Not Video Games -- posted at: 2:38am EDT

Batman is my favorite super hero of all time, which oddly enough I did not mention in the episode (I'm assuming a podcast episode makes that obvious). I talk a little about my history with Batman in all its permutations, which is a lot. I hope you enjoy this episode, thank you so much for listening!

PS - I thought Bill Finger was the artist of the original Batman comics, he was one of the writers. I think Dick Sprang did some of the art for the early comics.

Pertinent Links

A26GBG - Favorite Childhood Toys Other Than The Atari 2600
Mego Batman Figures
Batman Colorforms commercial, holy crap!
Batman From The 30s to the 70s book
Toy Biz DC Heroes figures
Kenner Batman Returns action figures
Batman at DC Comics
Geek Show Podcast
Fat Man on Batman podcast

Direct download: Bonus_Track_-_Batman.mp3
Category:Batman -- posted at: 7:37am EDT

This is a short episode rounding up the multitude of news that has recently been happening in the Atari 2600 world. Much later than all the other podcasters and Youtubers have done, of course. :)

As always, thank you for listening.

Pertinent Links

Hyperkin video of RetroN 77 from E3
Ataribox
Atari Codebreaker TM
Atari Games TM
Atari Touch Games TM
Flashback 8 Gold Activision edition (I didn't know abnout this one)
Flashback 8 Gold
Flashback 8 Classic
Flashback Portable
Dynamite Comics Atari offerings
Intellivision Lives web site
Tribute to Keith Robinson by Kishi from Retronauts
Keith Robinson's Making It comic strip

Direct download: Atari_2600_News_Break_-_RetroN_77_Ataribox_and_more.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:22am EDT

Biddi biddi biddi my friends, here's an episode about the Sega arcade port Buck Rogers, Planet of Zoom! I hope that you enjoy the game and the episode. Next up will be Survival Run by Milton Bradley, which was packaged with its very own controller! Thank you to Strudders for sending me a copy of the game to give away to one lucky listener. If you'd like a shot at winning the game, all you have to do is guess the combined Strudder's Score of Strudders himself and also Mini Strudders. So for example, if Strudders rates it 6 out of 10 and Mini Strudders gives it 5 out of 10, the entrant who comes closest to 11 (over or under, this ain't the Price Is Right) will win the game! In case of a tie, I will use random.org to determine the winner. Please get your entries in to me by June 26th, and if you have any feedback you'd like me to read on that show, please try to have it in by then as well. As always, thank you so much for listening!

Pertinent Links

Buck Rogers on KLOV
Buck Rogers Pinball on KLOV
Buck Rogers on Atari Protos
No Swear Gamer 301 - Buck Rogers
Buck Rogers on Random Terrain's site
Video Game Player Aug/Sep 1983 (page 21) on Atari Compendium
Buck Rogers vs. the Tiger Men from Mars
Creation of Q*Bert, by Warren Davis on Coinop.org
All Things Considered segment on E.T.

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Direct download: 138_-_Buck_Rogers_Planet_of_Zoom_by_Sega.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:16am EDT

Play ball! This episode looks at Pete Rose Baseball by Absolute Entertainment, a late entry in the 2600 library. How does it measure up to Home Run? Listen and find out! I apologize for the sound issues I was having within the episode. Next up will be Buck Rogers Planet of ZOOOOOOOOMMMMM by Sega. If you have any feedback for this or any game I've covered, I would love to hear it! Send your text or audio submissions to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Thank you for listening.

Pertinent Links

Mediagenic article by Jimmy Maher/The Digital Antiquarian
Digital Press review of Pete Rose Baseball
No Swear Gamer 190 - Pete Rose Baseball
Ballblazer's collection thread on Atari.io
Tim's Atari inspired music on Bandcamp
Stone Age Gamer 150 - If Mountain Dew Was A Sound
Colecovisions Podcast 29 - Miner 2049er and Quest For The Golden Chalice
Atari Bytes - Swordquest Earthworld with Chad Bowers and Chris Sims
Swordquest #0 (not sure if it's still free)

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Direct download: 137_-_Pete_Rose_Baseball_by_Absolute_Entertainment.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

In this Protocast episode, I cover the Data Age prototype Secret Agent. It would have been a late paddle game release, had Data Age not gone out of business. I hope to have Pete Rose Baseball for you to listen to next week. If you have any comments on that game or Secret Agent, or any other game I've covered, please send them to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!

Pertinent Links

Secret Agent on Atari Protos
Secret Agent 2001 release on Atari 2600 Homebrew
Secret Agent on Atarimania
Secret Agent from Data Age catalog (Atari Age)
Secret Agent trademark information
Atari Spot finds video featuring Data Age sample cartridges (starts at 18:45)
Box made by Shyone
Box made by Marc Oberhauser
Another picture of Marc Oberhauser's box with a cartridge
Marc Oberhauser's web site for 2600 boxes
Fan site for Celal Kandemiroglu
Crime Time for PC

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Direct download: Protocast_-_Secret_Agent_by_Data_Age.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

Join me today as I talk about the wonderful port of Galaxian for the Atari 2600! There's lots of great feedback, as well as the song Galaxian from Dya's album Neon Dreams. Thanks to Aaron Hickman for giving me permission to use the song. Next episode will be about Absolute's Pete Rose Baseball. If you have any thoughts on this game or any game I've already covered, please send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Thank you so much for listening and for your support!

Pertinent Links

Galaxian on Atari Protos
Galaxian on Random Terrain
Galaxian on KLOV
Galaxian patent by Mark Ackerman and Glenn Parker
Mark Ackerman's web site
Hiro Kimura's web site
The basketball art by Kimura that I mentioned.
Galaxian comic on Atari Age
Get the Neon Dreams album by Dya (Aaron Hickman)
Atari Age - Nukey Shay's Galaxian Expanded
Atari Age - KevinMos3's Galaxian Arcade Expanded & Galaxian Vector
Atari Age - espire's Galaxian Expanded Graphics hack
No Swear Gamer 273 - Galaxian
Willie and Ferg play Salvo!
MS Walk Donation Page - Thank You!


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Direct download: 136_-_Galaxian_by_Atari.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

April 17th is National Bat Appreciation Day! Celebrate with me by listening to this short episode featuring bats from 2600 games (hint: they're jerks). Thanks for listening!

Warren Robinett interview by A. Merrill
Crackbats by OmegaMatrix on Atari Age
Our attic in 2004

Direct download: National_Bat_Appreciation_Day.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

This episode was inspired after Sarah and I went to see Peter Noone play down the road, something I have been waiting most of my life to do. I talk a little about the history of the band, but more about MY history with the band. Some of the things I forgot include the fact that their name came from the fact that Peter Noone resembled Sherman, from the Mr. Peabody and Sherman cartoon. I also forgot their movie appearances. They starred in 2 films of their own and appeared in another (none of which I've seen, I'm ashamed to admit). I did check Spotify after I recorded the episode in hopes of making a playlist, but most of the regular albums aren't there. There's a LOT of re-recorded stuff though, which I avoid like the plague, and I suggest you do the same if you have any interest in listening. I did find some cool live stuff that I hadn't heard before, so that was good.

I hope you enjoy the episode! There's still a few days to get your contest entries in, so if you haven't done that yet, please do. I will be on vacation after Easter, so there won't be any episodes of any kind until after that. Thanks for listening!

Links

Peter Noone's web site
Barry Whitwam's web site
Keith Hopwood's Pluto Music
Cool (but old) Herman's Hermits web site

Direct download: Bonus_Track_-_Hermans_Hermits.mp3
Category:Bonus Track -- posted at: 12:24pm EDT

Hi there, here's my first Bonus Track episode about working as a paperboy back in the 80s. The inspiration for this was an episode of Klickitcast, which is a podcast about Beverly Cleary books. In one of her early books, Henry Huggins has a paper route and it reminded me of my own paper route. One thing I had wrong was that the News Tribune merged with the Home News, not the Courier News. Thank you all again for your kindness and for listening, I hope you enjoy these bonus tracks.


Links? For what?

Courier News Online
Hangly Man on KLOV
John Lennon Whiskey Decanter
Cornell Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield
Corner Deli in South Plainfield on Yelp

Direct download: Bonus_Track_-_My_Year_as_a_Paperboy.mp3
Category:Bonus Track -- posted at: 11:38am EDT



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