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EPISODE 272: TEMPEST

ATARI BYTES

Release Date: 04/11/2021

EPISODE 275: TIME PILOT show art EPISODE 275: TIME PILOT

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For those of you who lack the physicality to dance to the time warp, ATARI BYTES episode 275 has you covered. In the 1983 Coleco port of TIME PILOT, the time warp requires no dancing, just wave after wave of aerial dogfighting. Not even Tim Curry can help you.

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EPISODE 274: LASER GATES show art EPISODE 274: LASER GATES

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In ATARI BYTES episode 274, we're playing LASER GATES. Two guesses what this game is about.

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EPISODE 273: BERMUDA TRIANGLE show art EPISODE 273: BERMUDA TRIANGLE

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One day in April 2021, ATARI BYTES drifted into Data Age's 1982 game BERMUDA TRIANGLE and was NEVER SEEN AGAIN.

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EPISODE 272: TEMPEST show art EPISODE 272: TEMPEST

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This week's ATARI BYTES episode, 272 for those scoring at home, is totally tubular (that's for you Gen Xers)

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EPISODE 271: Q*BERT'S QUBES show art EPISODE 271: Q*BERT'S QUBES

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ATARI BYTES 271 revisits an old friend. A twitchy, large-nosed, profanity-obsessed friend who just won't just hold still for goodness sakes. We all have a friend like that. If you're not sure about that, it's probably you.

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EPISODE 270: QUADRUN show art EPISODE 270: QUADRUN

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Guys, if life has taught us nothing else, we all should know by now that we must pick up our balls.

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EPISODE 269: SOLAR FOX show art EPISODE 269: SOLAR FOX

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In episode 269 of the ATARI BYTES podcast, we play SOLAR FOX, the 1983 CBS Electronics port of Bally/Midway's 1981 arcade game. Much like Icarus, we fly a wee bit too close to the sun, but do we get burned? Listen and find out!

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EPISODE 268: PEPSI INVADERS show art EPISODE 268: PEPSI INVADERS

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ATARI BYTES episode 268 is bubbling over with tasty goodness. We're playing PEPSI INVADERS, a 1983 cartridge created by Atari to cheer up sad Coca-Cola sales people sad about losing the "cola wars" to Pepsi. This episode is both sugar and caffeine free, so you'll just have to rely on my dulcet tones to keep you awake. Sorry. 

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EPISODE 267: ALIEN show art EPISODE 267: ALIEN

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In 1979, Twentieth Century Fox unleashed an iconic sci-fi movie called ALIEN.

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EPISODE 266: RUBIK'S CUBE 3D show art EPISODE 266: RUBIK'S CUBE 3D

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We're back to cram more square pod pegs into your round ear holes. It's another cubist's delight in 266 with RUBIK'S CUBE 3D. The three "D"s are "delightful", "delicious" and "de-wonderful", to borrow from an old song. 

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This week's ATARI BYTES episode, 272 for those scoring at home, is totally tubular (that's for you Gen Xers)

Or is it? We're playing the unfinished 1984 effort TEMPEST, which tries to translate the 3D tubes the action plays out on on the arcade screen onto our home screens. Listen to find out if it works. We also talk about Shakespeare and say the word "panties". A lot. 

This week's short story from Bad Poetry Corner: Parched in a Tempest.

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs "Take a Chance", "Reformat" and "Pinball Spring". 

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the Storytime theme.

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com has all the info you need about this podcast, ATARI BYTES here, and my other show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here. 

The website also has info about my books, like HELL'S CEREAL: VERY SHORT STORIES FORTIFIED WITH ESSENTIAL SYLLABLES here.

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