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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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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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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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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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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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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.com/2016/10/26/celebrate-atari-day-art-of-atari/

 

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

 

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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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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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That's is so unfair..I hate you!!, I ordered this in June or something and now im being told mine won't arrive till freaking December 2nd, that's outrageous, what the hell are they sending by..pigeon!

 

Imy aware the book is all retro, but wasn't bloody expecting the postage to be retro too..this is definitely a guru meditation

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Tops......

 

I can't understand the UK is 40 min plane flight, they get the book over there on time and living in Ireland appears to be some far away tropical location to where things arrives months later? By the time the book arrives either his second book will be in production or the postman-men will know about the content than I will :(

 

You guys are living it up over while I play hiding in the closet waiting there like Mike Myers in a boiler suit. Not happy about this..

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Well I was originally told November 18 and then that mysteriously leap to December 2 so my book is on a banana boat somewhere. Cancelling the order won't make it get here any sooner, I went for regular delivery charges, but didn't think that meant fecking dark ages..

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