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HOWARD SCOTT WARSHAW DAY 2015


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#1 The Professor

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:04 PM

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HOWARD SCOTT WARSHAW DAY 2015



July 30th is Howard Scott Warshaw Day 2015! Howard was a game designer at Atari who was responsible for creating some of the 2600’s most memorable games. All of the games Howard created that were released by Atari became million-sellers. We’re celebrating Howard Scott Warshaw Day 2015 with a rewatch of the Atari: Game Over documentary on Netflix, complete with '80s-style snacks and popcorn. Included in this blog are a few bonus features and deleted scenes that didn’t make the documentary.

 

You can see more on the blog here: http://www.atari.io/...rshaw-day-2015/


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#2 VicSage

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 07:29 PM

Oh, you can be certain I will be doing a post for Howard Scott Warshaw day! Thanks a million for heads up. :D


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 09:09 AM

I'd wear one of those awesome ET shirts if I had one! 


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 12:36 AM

One of the greatest ever! I just watched Atari: Game Over for the 3rd time today! Such a cool dude.

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 01:18 AM

Happy Howard Scott Warshaw day!


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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 09:22 AM

Happy Howard Scott Warshaw Day to you all!

Before I watch Game Over again, I figured I'd pay tribute classically:

 

(I'd share more but I didn't realize how big these would be. Sorry!)

 

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#7 The Professor

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 09:33 AM

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 01:00 PM

Yars will always be my favorite 2600 game. If anyone is up to the challenge, here is my high score on setting 6, switch on "A"  difficulty.

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 01:05 PM

I'll see if I can top that score by tonight Greenween  :thumb:


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 01:09 PM

Awesome Justin! It gets very tough. I'm home from work with pneumonia for the week so i'll be getting in a lot of game time, good luck! :)


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#11 StormSurge

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 01:19 PM

Awesome Justin! It gets very tough. I'm home from work with pneumonia for the week so i'll be getting in a lot of game time, good luck! :)

 

I wanted to "like" your post but I didn't want you to think I was happy you had pneumonia. Feel better soon & enjoy the bonus game time!

I'll attempt that game later but I won't come close.


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 02:29 PM

The Retroist's Vic Sage, our friend and forums member, made a spectacular post to the Retroist Blog in celebration of Howard Scott Warshaw Day!

 

Vic's post introduces the reader to Howard and includes a look back at Yars' Revenge, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and E.T. along with the Atari: Game Over documentary and some other goodies. I hope you'll check out Vic's article and maybe take a look at the rest of the Retroist while you're there.

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to the Yars' Revenge Retroist Podcast here:

 

 

 

 

 

You can read Vic's post at the Retroist here:

http://www.retroist....tt-warshaw-day/


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 03:39 PM

Yars will always be my favorite 2600 game. If anyone is up to the challenge, here is my high score on setting 6, switch on "A"  difficulty.


Wow! Yar Master right there.
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#14 The Professor

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 04:32 PM

Didn't you win the Howard Scott Warshaw Day 2014 high score contest last year greenween?


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 04:44 PM

I sure did Professor! Here is the gem I won! 

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 04:50 PM

Thanks StormSurge, I'm on the mend. Give it a shot! Oh, and welcome to the group!


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#17 The Professor

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 05:19 PM

Oh man! You still have it in your collection! So cool! It even has the comic book inside!


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 05:43 PM

Yes indeed! I already had a copy of the comic and game manual, so this will stay sealed in mint condition!


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#19 Yo-Yo

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 05:53 PM

Dude that is awesome. Am I a bit jealous? Maybe… But I'll get over it
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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:14 PM

:D


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