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Episode 28–The Internal Magic of the Atari 2600

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 May 2015

This is the fourth episode in our coverage of the 2015 Louisville Arcade Expo and we are proud to bring you the audio (and video – check that out below) from the David Crane seminar entitled “The Internal Magic of the Atari 2600”.

During the presentation, we are treated to a history lesson like no other.  David delves into some of the history of Activision and how he and the other founding members left Atari to go into startup mode and build what would become one of the most influential companies in video gaming history.  David covers many details behind development of some of the landmark titles Activision released for the platform (like Pitfall, Pitfall II, Kaboom, Freeway, Laser Blast, Dragster and many others) and it becomes apparent that there is FAR more story than could ever hope to fit into an hours’ discussion.

The title of the seminar is well-named in that David then takes the conversation into a very technical direction and talks about the process for developing games for the Atari 2600 and speaks to many of the lessons learned and even shows some of the internal coding mechanisms that were afforded by the Atari 2600 hardware to produce such engaging games with so little hardware resources.

We at the Brokentoken Podcast, in partnership with the Louisville Arcade Expo, are proud to bring you this fantastic seminar presentation that goes where only someone like David Crane can go – into the “magic”.

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Episode 27 – It’s Happy Hour (and then some)!

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April 2015

This is the third of a whopping five special episodes that encompass our live coverage of the 2015 Louisville Arcade Expo!

This show’s format is what I’d like to think of as “unplugged” as we camped out in a hotel room with the mics and portable recorders and 12+ people joined in on the fun where some beers were consumed, gaming was the topic and the Expo was the backdrop.  It was a great time and is something we’d definitely like to do more of.

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Episode 24 – Friday Night Live from the 2015 Louisville Arcade Expo

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March 2015

This is the first of a whopping five special episodes that encompass our live coverage of the 2015 Louisville Arcade Expo! This show was recorded live on Friday night, March 6th, 2015 and includes coverage from the expo floor and several sit-in guest interviews from friends of the show (Phoebe Smith, Jeff Waldron, Debs Fitzpatrick – and special guest Emma (Brent’s niece)) that were in attendance.

As we continue to post the other episodes over the next couple of weeks, refer back to the list below for links to the shows in the podcast feed as they go live!

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Live Show Schedule – 2015 Louisville Arcade Expo

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Hey everyone, we will have a booth set up at the 2015 Louisville Arcade Expo and will be doing a few live show broadcasts direct from the show floor, so please stop by and chat with us for a bit!  We’d love to grab a picture with you and get you on the show!

All live shows are broadcast on our MixLR channel – http://www.mixlr.com/brokentoken and can be streamed (via a browser or app) with no account signup or special equipment.  If you have an iPhone/iPad or Android device, then enhance your listening experience with the MixLR app, available below:

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Live podcast broadcast from the show floor!Friday - March 6th @ 7:00 PM EST - ???Live from the show floor with expo discussion and interviews!Listen Live @ http://www.mixlr.com/brokentoken
Live podcast broadcast from the show floor!Saturday - March 7th @ 7:00 PM EST - ???Live from the show floor with expo discussion and interviews!
Listen Live @ http://www.mixlr.com/brokentoken
Special Encore "Happy Hour" show!Saturday night, March 7th @ 10:30 PM ESTGonna run this baby for 60 minutes and cram as many show listeners in as possible.

Will be 'open-mic' and anything goes.

Broadcast location at the expo will be finalized on Sat. afternoon. Listen to the live show or stop by the booth for up-to-date info.

Bring a beer, grab a mic and let's talk games!
Listen Live @ http://www.mixlr.com/brokentoken

We’ll also have available for purchase our podcast T-Shirts, so please consider supporting the show and wearing the BT logo loud and proud!

Episode 07a – 2014 Louisville Arcade Expo – Friday Night Livestream Show

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March 2014

This is the first of 3 ‘special episodes’ that encompasses our coverage of the 2014 Louisville Arcade Expo.

This show was recorded Friday night, March 7th 2014 and includes live coverage from the expo floor, a daily recap of the show (with tons of banter, discussion and fun) and sit-in guest interviews from show participants.  We catch up with Ed Lutz (interviewed in Episode 02), Geoff Schunerle (interviewed in Episode 03), local collector Jason Bradley and Travis Sims from Arcade Rescue 911. To wrap it all up, we even have a special visit from Brent’s niece as she sits in for a bit and gives us all the ‘expert’ view from the perspective that really matters.

We’ll also be releasing the Saturday night livestream show (with special guests John Trudeau, Preston Burt from Gameroom Junkies Arcade & Pinball Podcast and Phoebe Smith, more family members and friends of the show – just to name a few!) along with our special coverage of the John Trudeau and Python Anghelo discussion panel. Be sure to check back for those episodes to be posted soon!

Join in on the fun and relive the action of the expo!  Brent and I proceed to talk ourselves hoarse over all the activity of the show, but it was a fantastic time and we look forward to bringing more live events to the show over time.

Let us know what you think – send us an e-mail (podcast@brokentoken.com) or leave us a voicemail at 470-2CALLBT!

Thanks for listening and GAME ON!

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