S3:E4: Atari’s Biggest Mistake Part 2: Game Player Non Expandable

Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari show

Summary: In part 2 of “Atari’s Biggest Mistake” we explore the core reasons  why Atari blundered in 1982 with their biggest releases and explore a “what if” scenario right out of The Vertical Blank.      What really was Atari’s biggest mistake? Was it ET for the 2600, was it Pac-Man for the 2600? Was it over confidence and inexperience? Or was it some else entirely?  In this 2nd part of our brand new investigative series on the real failure of Atari, we delve deep into the exact moments that we feel turned Atari from, the fastest growing company in the world, to a failure 3 years later.    This podcast includes never before heard interviews with Nolan Bushnell, Chris Crawford and Curt Vendel.  Atari Business is Fun by Marty Goldberg (Author), Curt Vendel (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Atari-Inc-Business-Complete-History-ebook/dp/B00CELBAJS/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=atari+business+is+fun&qid=1586136981&sr=8-2   Arcade Perfect by David L. Craddock  (Author), Milan Jaram (Illustrator) https://www.amazon.com/Arcade-Perfect-Pac-Man-Coin-Op-Classics-ebook/dp/B07XCDZZ12/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=arcade+perfect&qid=1586137006&sr=8-1   Chris Crawford Interview : http://www.8bitrocket.com/2017/06/16/in-depth-interview-with-game-philosopher-king-chris-crawford/ History Of Atari Part 1 (with Nolan Bushnell Quotes): https://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/2000/the_history_of_atari_19711977.php?page=1 History Of Atari Part 2 (with Nolan Bushnell Quotes): https://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3766/atari_the_golden_years__a_.php?page=1