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ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast


hosts: Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz, Brad Arnold
email: antic@ataripodcast.com
twitter: @AtariPodcast
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Apr 29, 2015

Victor Cross, Atari copywriter

 

Victor Cross was a freelance copywriter for Atari from 1982 through 1984. He wrote many press releases and product announcements for Atari 2600 and 5200 games. He also wrote the documentation for the Atari 5200 Baseball game; plus various catalog copy for Atari.  He also wrote game manuals for LucasArts, Spectrum Holobyte, Br0derbund, and other software companies.

 

Victor lent me his collection of Atari news releases that he wrote, which I scanned and uploaded toarchive.org. You'll find a link to that in our show notes atAtariPodcast.com.

 

This interview was conducted March 5, 2015.

 

LINK

 

Victor's Atari 5200 and Atari 2600 News Releases

 

Teaser quotes:

 

"For me, this was kind of like my big break... it was a huge blessing for me, really."

 

"I did play the game, and I kept killing E.T.. ... He kept dying on me. He'd literally have little crosses over his eyes. And I was going my god, nobody's going to like this."