This past weekend, Bill and Lucy Lange hosted the Atari Party East at their home in Somerset NJ, close to where Atari had an office back in the 80s. Atari Party was started by Bill Kendrick in CA, and Bill decided to pick up the torch for those of us on the East coast! It was a great time, and this is just a short episode about the day. Thanks to Bill and Lucy and everyone who attended, we are looking forward to next year. Thanks for listening!

The Original Atari Party
Bill Lange's writeup in Old School Gamer magazine
Bill's web site
Pete Fletcher on Twitter
Rob on Twitter
Rob's photos of Atari Party
Jamie Lendino at Extreme Tech
Jamie's book Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation
Paul Rickards on Twitter
Paul's web site
Jason Scott's web site
Internet Archive
Jason Scott Talks His Way Out Of It podcast
Atari 5200 Super Community Podcast
Star Castle 2600 on Atari Age
Scramble on Atari Age
Edladdin Controllers
Scramble and Star Castle unboxing video
Atari Party East walkthrough video

Direct download: Atari_Party_East_2017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:37am EDT

In this episode I discuss the Atari Club mailaway game Gravitar, as well as the Video Game Masters contest of which it was a part. I also announced a contest sponsored by the Atari 5200 Podcast! You can win a copy of John Champeau's wonderful 2600 homebrew version of Ladybug, complete with manual! To enter, just send your favorite Atari 5200 game to me at with 5200 Contest in the subject line. Please get your entries in to me by September 19th and I will announce the winner on the next episode. Which will be Bermuda Triangle,  so if you have feedback for that game, be sure to send it to me at the aforementioned email. Thanks so much for listening!

Atari Retro Handheld at Funstock
Gravitar at KLOV
Gravitar at Random Terrain's site
Gravitar on Atari Protos
Atari Age magazine vol. 2 no. 3
Video Game Masters Gravitar patch
Gravitar box schematic (?) on Atarimania
Dan Coogan's Gravitar web site
Gravitar longplay by Dick Moreland
No Swear Gamer 348 - Gravitar
Charity Navigator - Hurricane Harvey relief

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Direct download: 142_-_Gravitar_by_Atari.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:08am EDT






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