Wednesday, January 10, 2018

PB 5370, Popeye!

Happy New Year! Today's episode is about Popeye by Parker Brothers, based on the Nintendo arcade game, which in turn is based on the Popeye cartoons, which in turn again is based on the original comic strip which didn't originally feature Popeye (I know, right?!). Lots of great feedback, thank you all so much! Coming up next is Congo Bongo by Sega. If you have feedback for this game, please get it to me by January 21st. I am trying to turn over a new podcasting leaf, hopefully starting on feedback earlier will help. Thank you all so much for listening!

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Popeye on KLOV
Popeye on Atari Protos
Popeye on Random Terrain
Popeye Easter egg/bug page on Atari Compendium
Popeye scratchoff game card thread on Atari Age
Popeye Scratchoff card on Atarimania
Popeye plastic cup on Atarimania
Excerpt from The Voice of Betty Boop by James D Taylor
No Swear Gamer 357 - Popeye
No Swear Gamer - Bluto vs. Brutus
Special Ed Toys
Memory Machine Podcast
Atari Bytes Podcast 30 - Popeye

Monday, December 25, 2017

Bonus Track - What Makes A Man Start Baking?



Merry Christmas everyone! I recorded this episode while I was baking Christmas cookies, so please excuse the sound quality and background noises. I thought that would be a good time to talk about what I do for a living (and for leisure too!). I hope that you will enjoy listening to it. Thank you once again for a wonderful year!

Rainbow Cookie recipe (TRY IT)
Books by Peter Reinhart (I have Crust and Crumb and Bread Baker's Apprentice)
Standard Baking Company in Portland ME
Bing's Bakery in Newark DE (my favorite in the state)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

2017 Super Christmas Spectacular Holiday Extravaganza!

Welcome to the 5th annual Christmas show. Thanks to all of you for contributing over the years to make these special shows so much fun for everyone to listen to. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. Thank you so much for listening!

Puerto Rican Christmas music
Puerto Rican Christmas music Part 2
Crimbo by iddod

Friday, December 8, 2017

Bonus Track - John Lennon 1940-1980

John Lennon has been a huge part of my life for decades. In this Bonus Track episode, I talk about how his murder affected me then and now. I know it's not the most happiest of topics around the holidays, I probably should have put this out on his birthday. But it didn't make sense to me to do that.

One thing I forgot to talk about during the show was one of my trips to NYC in the late 80s. I went with some friends to the Dakota building, where John Lennon lived and was murdered. I left feeling a renewed sadness about the murder, because the area where he was shot was so small. I had built it up in my head that since this was such an earth shattering event for me, the area where it happened would be bigger somehow. But it wasn't, it was just the entrance to an apartment building, albeit an expensive one. We went to Strawberry Fields in Central Park across the street afterwards, which made me feel a little better, but not much. I wasn't expecting so many flowers and trinkets left by fans on the Imagine mosaic almost a decade after the murder. I think a part of me was hoping to find some answers there as to why this happened, but I was disappointed. I don't think now that there are any answers. I would like to go back to Strawberry Fields someday, but I will stay away from the Dakota.

Regardless of the morose subject matter, I do hope you enjoy the episode and I thank you for listening. We all shine on.

John Lennon's Final Print Interview with Jonathan Cott
Lennon Remembers Part 1
Lennon Remembers Part 2
NYC Radio the night Lennon was killed
John Lennon's Last Radio interview with Andy Peebles

My favorite photo of John Lennon, by Richard Avedon. Unsurprisingly, it appears on the cover of the first Beatles album I was aware of, Love Songs. A copy of this poster hangs in my living room.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CX 2686, Quadrun!

Alfred E. Neuman once said, "Better late than never. Unless you're going to the dentist!" Oh, how we laughed. This episode is about the extremely elusive Atari Age magazine mailaway game, Quadrun. It is the first home video game to feature speech without having to use an add on unit, like those OTHER systems. It also makes its own gravy! Coming up in January is Popeye by Parker Brothers. If you have any feedback for this game or any I've already covered, please send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com and I will read or play it on the show. Also, if you have any Christmas memories you'd like to share for the Christmas episode, please send it in by December 15th. I would love to hear from you! Thank you so much for listening.

Steve Woita's web site
Steve Woita interview by Ken Horowitz
Steve Woita interview on Planet Virtual Boy
Steve Woita interview by Michael Thomasson
Steve Woita interview by Scott Stilphen
Steve Woita interview by 8 Bit Rocket
Tiny Games web site
Quadrun Easter Egg page on Atari Compendium
Quadrun on Random Terrain
Atari Age magazine Quadrun announcement Nov 83 - Feb 84 issue
Atari Age magazine Quadrun Contest extended Mar-Apr 84 issue (last issue)
Quadrun Video Game Masters patch on Atarimania
Mighty Squirrel plays Quadrun 
No Swear Gamer 279 - Quadrun
Turbotastic Podcast on Facebook
Virtually Human Podcast - Waterworld

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Extra Life 2017 Wrap Up

Here's a short episode about the Extra Life Marathon I did which happened this past weekend. It is a great charity and an event that I look forward to doing every year. Thank you so much for all of your support, please check the links below if you'd like to make a donation. I believe you can donate until the end of the year. Thank you for listening!

My Extra Life donation page
Ryan's Extra Life Donation page
Rick's Extra Life Donation page
Greg's Twitch page

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

MT 5661, Armor Ambush!

Hi there, it's time for another episode! This one features Armor Ambush by M Network, plus a lot of great feedback from youse guys. Next time I'll be talking about Quadrun by Atari, so if youse guys have any thoughts on the game, or any game I've covered, please send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com.  Please also consider donating to my Extra Life marathon to benefit the Philadelphia Children's Hospital. It starts this Friday at 6 pm, and at 2 pm Saturday,  let's all get together on Steam to play some Atari Vault. See you then and thanks so much for listening!

You can donate to Extra Life here. Thank you!
Armor Ambush on Random Terrain
Armor Ambush on Intellivsion Lives
VG Update newsletter 9/82 on Atari Compendium
VG Update newsletter 1/83 on Atari Compendium
Hal Finney interview by Scott Stilphen
M Network button on Atarimania

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

2017 Halloween Spooktacular - Top 10 Scary Spiders on the Atari 2600!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Did I scare you? I hope so. Join your host Urrrggggghhhhh as he counts down the top 10 scariest spiders appearing in Atari 2600 games. Theres lots of them, WATCH OUT THERE'S ONE BEHIND YOOOOOUUUUUUUUU!!!! Haha, got you again! I hope you enjoy the episode, and the Happiest of Halloweens to you and yours!

Check out music from Zerbinator on Bandcamp
Holiday Special Podcast, hosted by Rick Reynolds
Robert Nichol's Soundcloud page (allcastcoUK)
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