Wow, I realized that I've been a member for a few months now (but not very active) but haven't formally introduced myself.
You might recognize my handle from AtariAge. I looooooooooove my 7800 (I'm lucky enough to have one that plays *everything* that it theoretically should, including all the Activision carts and even the Supercharger) and in fact will soon be sharing something that hopefully you 7800 fans will enjoy. Started out with an Atari 2600 4-switcher on Christmas 1982 and have never given it up. I'm not into modern games; they bore me.
I'm a music guy. Amateur musician (guitar, bass, harmonica, bit of piano) and obsessed with the music of The Beatles and Brian Wilson.
Other stuff about me?? Uhh....
Locale: Chicago (and I mean *Chicago*, not a suburb!)
Occupation: web site developer (in fact, if you live in the US, there's a good chance you've actually run some of my code!)
Pets: a beagle
Marital status: very happily married for 17 years
Children: No, thank you.
Religion: Christian but I don't go to church as often as I "should" and I generally keep my religion to myself and don't get preachy -- what works for me works for me, what works for you works for you;
Politics: liberal but I don't associate with any political parties as I feel they're all equally crooked, just in different ways (I always do vote though)
Favorite Atari 2600 game (offically sanctioned): wow, too hard to choose...Jr. Pac-Man is up there (I've been a major Pac-Man fan since 1981), and I've been getting into Megamania and Communist Mutants From Space! lately...
Favorite Atari 2600 homebrew: tie between Ladybug and lately have been getting into Space Rocks
Favorite Atari 7800 game (officially sanctioned): Food Fight by a landslide!
Favorite Atari 7800 homebrew: wow...too hard to pick just one...I love Bob DeCrescenzo's Frenzy/Berzerk twofer and have kinda been getting hooked on K.C. Munchkin! lately
Atari 2600 Coleco conspiracy beliefs: shut up, there's no conspiracy there!
Favorite arcade game: again, too much to name, but I've really been getting into Pigskin lately (and have a TG world record on the "turbo" version of Jr. Pac-Man!)
Oh, and to answer the question that will probably be asked of everybody:
- My handle comes from the character played by Bill Faggerbakke on the TV show Coach, because when I was in college, people told me I looked just like "that guy from Coach" -- and I worked for the college's football team, which just further encouraged the association. And I use Charley Chuck as my avatar because I kinda look like an obese version of him.
I...think that's about it for now...anyway, I've gotten some really great welcomes already, so thanks, everybody!
Edited by dauber, 07 December 2016 - 05:51 PM.