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Atari I/O Interviews _Art of Atari_ Author Tim Lapetino


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#1 Ballblaɀer

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 08:18 PM

With the Art of Atari book release now right around the corner (tomorrow!) I'm pleased to present an interview that I did with the book's author, Tim Lapetino, on behalf of the site.  Huge thanks to Tim for his participation and his willingness to give thorough and informative answers.  We hope to have Tim join us for a Wednesday night chat in the near future -- stay tuned for details on that.

 

I'm now watching my post office box like a hawk for my copy of the book!  I intend to post a review once I've had the chance to read it cover to cover -- I don't imagine it will take me long, as this has been circled on my calendar for months.  :D

 

Looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts about Art of Atari!


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 09:58 PM

They had the book for sale at PRGE, and the authors were there to sign.  The issue for me was that they had sold out the standard version ($30), and the deluxe version was $80.  I'm a cheap SOB, we all know that.  I couldn't justify that higher price with 1 kid in college and another on the way next year. 

 

I will tell you that the book looks absolutely stunningly awesome.  So much better than I imagined.  For those that bought it, I can promise you are going to love it.  Trust me on this.  I agonized about buying the deluxe version.  I do feel thankful that they let me thumb through it. 

 

I also had the opportunity at PRGE to purchase an Intellivision flash cart that looked awesome.  But it was $120.  Well worth it...but did I mention that I'm a cheap SOB?  I thought very hard about this one too, but imagined my wife with her hands on her hips making angry eyes....I had to leave it. 


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 12:10 AM

With the Art of Atari book release now right around the corner (tomorrow!) I'm pleased to present an interview that I did with the book's author, Tim Lapetino, on behalf of the site.  Huge thanks to Tim for his participation and his willingness to give thorough and informative answers.  We hope to have Tim join us for a Wednesday night chat in the near future -- stay tuned for details on that.

 

I'm now watching my post office box like a hawk for my copy of the book!  I intend to post a review once I've had the chance to read it cover to cover -- I don't imagine it will take me long, as this has been circled on my calendar for months.  :D

 

Looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts about Art of Atari!

I may put it on My Christmas wish list. but honestly I'd prolly just look at the pictures   :pole_position_blimp_big:

 

 

They had the book for sale at PRGE, and the authors were there to sign.  The issue for me was that they had sold out the standard version ($30), and the deluxe version was $80.  I'm a cheap SOB, we all know that.  I couldn't justify that higher price with 1 kid in college and another on the way next year. 

 

I will tell you that the book looks absolutely stunningly awesome.  So much better than I imagined.  For those that bought it, I can promise you are going to love it.  Trust me on this.  I agonized about buying the deluxe version.  I do feel thankful that they let me thumb through it. 

 

I also had the opportunity at PRGE to purchase an Intellivision flash cart that looked awesome.  But it was $120.  Well worth it...but did I mention that I'm a cheap SOB?  I thought very hard about this one too, but imagined my wife with her hands on her hips making angry eyes....I had to leave it. 


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 12:44 AM

Thank you Ballblaɀer! You did an incredible job with this! Your really put so much thought into your interview with Tim Lapetino. Thank you, sincerely, for creating something of such quality and choosing to share it with us. :emoji-E420:  :100:  :100:

 

This is a fantastic interview. I honestly enjoyed reading this and thought that you asked the questions we'd really want to ask. This book is really a compilation of video game archeology with so many stories and lore behind each piece of artwork, and so many questions about what has been left undiscovered. You did such a nice job with this. I think your article looks great on the site. 

 

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 08:33 AM

Fantastic!

I pre-ordered this on April 9 & I cannot wait!!!

Thanks for the interview! Great stuff!


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 08:38 AM

Looking forward to reading, thanks!


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 08:41 AM

And I still think that whoever has the licensing rights to these images needs to sell some posters!


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 12:31 PM

The Art of Atari books are on sale on Amazon today for very nice prices. For me, the regular version is $30 and the deluxe is $78.
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Posted 25 October 2016 - 03:18 PM

Bravo sir!   Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy.


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 04:05 PM

It's cool of Tim Lapetino to talk about the 2700 in the book. There's a new 2700 section on Atari I/O that's about to go full blast. I wonder how much he goes into the 2700 in his book. It's my favorite version of the 2600 I wish they had been sold
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Posted 25 October 2016 - 04:13 PM

I myself ordered this in may and got confirmation that it will be shipped early next month so it won't be long before this awesome book is in my hands, will be clearing my calendar when this arrives
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Posted 25 October 2016 - 10:05 PM

Great article Ballblazer! I shared this with everyone I know!
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Posted 26 October 2016 - 08:06 AM

A fantastic interview and one that has left me ever more eager to get my copy of the book.

 

Great work...


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 01:57 PM

Glad to hear that many of you have enjoyed my interview with Tim -- I was incredibly pleased with how thoroughly and thoughtfully he answered all my questions.  Pretty much every review I've seen so far has indicated that this same thoughtfulness and attention to detail is evident in the quality and presentation of the book itself.

 

Unfortunately I'm still awaiting my copy (AGH, HURRY UP, AMAZON!) but I expect to have it by early next week.

 

Tim has mentioned the possibility of joining us for a Wednesday night chat in the near future -- stay tuned for details!


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 02:13 PM

Great work on the interview Ballblaɀer! Shared on Atariage/ Digital Press / 10 classic gaming themed Facebook groups and my own timeline.  :beer:


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 02:22 PM

HAPPY ATARI DAY! Be sure to hop on over and check out The Retroist today, where they're celebrating with a look at the new book Art of Atari and our interview with Author Tim Lapetino: http://www.retroist....y-art-of-atari/

 

Here's The Retroist's Vic Sage checking out Art of Atari:

 

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 02:53 PM

I'm avoiding all reviews on this until it arrives, I don't want any spoilers in any form, so I've I've put my hands over both my ears and eyes on this..I bet your all wondering how is he typing this message then? I'm using a Cx-10 joystick with my foot to point on the letters..only took 2 hrs to write this message :)
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Posted 26 October 2016 - 04:47 PM

I'm avoiding all reviews on this until it arrives, I don't want any spoilers in any form, so I've I've put my hands over both my ears and eyes on this..I bet your all wondering how is he typing this message then? I'm using a Cx-10 joystick with my foot to point on the letters..only took 2 hrs to write this message :)


Try using MindLink.
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#19 Greyfox

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 07:20 PM

Now you tell me!?!?..sjevsyjsuiksm....doesn't work....
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Posted 27 October 2016 - 06:05 AM

My copy is here :-)
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