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  1. 2 points
    BlackCatz40

    Small Size, Big Heart

    The A2600 was a definite deviation from the norm in the way we looked at television. It was like you had each game as like an interactive TV channel. Channel Three came alive, with graphics and gaming! Of course, the Fairchild Channel F was the first system to offer interchangeable game cartridges (I believe that was the first), but the A2600 was the system that caused the idea to take off. It was to be reckoned with, for sure, and put Atari in the true mainstream. Definitely a fun system to this very day, 43 years later. I was almost two years old when it came out. My family got their first Atari system in 1982. We spent hours playing Frogger, Outlaw, Night Driver, et cetera! It never stopped. It was and is fun at its finest.
  2. 2 points
    RickR

    Hair grooming during self isolation.

    My story: I was lucky enough to get a haircut right before this mess happened in very early Feb. For whatever reason, I asked the lady for a "2" instead of my normal "3" (which is shorter). So far, I'm in decent shape. But I think when this is over, I'll be sporting a "Gaston". Everything pulled back into a pony of some kind. My hair tends to grown out sideways....like Krusty the Clown. But I have had to trim my wife's bangs once so far. God help me, it's a lot of pressure. I think I did ok, and she says so too.
  3. 2 points
    TrekMD

    Hair grooming during self isolation.

    Oh, I expect to have an early 80's look by the time I can get a haircut! LOL A mullet!
  4. 2 points
    TrekMD

    Been a little sick (don't worry!)

    Glad that you're feeling better. Best to be safe than sorry.
  5. 2 points
    RickR

    Been a little sick (don't worry!)

    I'm glad you are feeling better and able to clear out those sinuses. It could just be seasonal allergies, but you are wise to take it seriously and be careful.
  6. 2 points
    RickR

    RE: My Tragic C64 incident

    I think that sad story has been repeated millions of times by other kids in every place on Earth. It's called the "stupid tax". The price we pay for the stupid things we do. Hopefully, we all learn from these mistakes the first time they happen!
  7. 2 points
    I agree, this is one excellent controller.
  8. 2 points
    Wow thank you! I really don't now what else to say. I greatly appreciate your review and thoroughness. I am working on a new variant with a micro-switch that will allow you to switch button modes - so both buttons when pressed will act like port 2 button fire 1 - so you can use it to play spy hunter, star gate and raiders of the lost ark - etc. there is an updated video here to show the example: Thanks again
  9. 2 points
    RickR

    The Terminators .45 Long Slide With Laser Sighting.

    Awesome re-creation! And I agree with you on T1 being the best of the series by far.
  10. 2 points
    kamakazi20012

    Atari 7800 - Top 10 Games

    Thanks for the comments, guys. It was hard for me to decide between a few of them for equal play time. I have Ken Siders' Q*Bert 7800 port and it's a fantastic game! But I tried to stick with official releases on this list. I may do a homebrew one later once I get a few in my collection if I decide to get more. And Ballblazer would have made the list easily taking the number 2 spot for it's fun and original play style but I don't own a copy of that one yet. I have Donkey Kong Junior and One on One, neither of which I'm a huge fan of. While I enjoy the game I just don't get into Donkey Kong arcade games much...but I enjoy Donkey Kong Country on the SNES. I'll have to give One on One another go sometime. At present time it is my very least played game along with Hat Trick. I have Joust, Dig Dug, PP II and a few others as well but I played PP II so much in the past that it sort of became the 7800's "Combat" in my opinion. Still a great game though. Joust? I prefer the 5200 version over the 7800 version. Graphics are better on the 7800 but the sounds impress me more on the 5200. Dig Dug? The 7800 is spot on but...it's Dig Dug. Sounds again I prefer on the 5200 version more. Those games I play more on the 5200 than the 7800. I'm curious to see who else reads this and chimes in with their favorites that I made have missed.
  11. 2 points
    RickR

    Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

    Now THAT'S an aura of foreboding.
  12. 2 points
    Justin

    Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

    Here's a nice storm we had roll in off the water in November. It was afternoon with a bit of lightning but it sure looked ominous. Photo taken with Huji.
  13. 2 points
    RickR

    Atari 7800 - Top 10 Games

    Your list is great. I'd put "Centipede" a bit higher for one reason: the two player co-op mode. Asteroids has this same feature, and it makes an awesome game even better. Another of my favorite 7800 games is the Dr J/Larry Bird One on One. I absolutely LOVED this game on the Atari 8-bit computers and played it to death. It's amazing the control the designers gave each player using only a stick and one button -- spins, dunks, jumpers, steals, jumps, checks. The 7800 version plays exactly the same, but has much better graphics. From your list, it's hard to find any game I'd replace with One on One, but I'd probably choose Choplifter. Just because the 7800 Choplifter is worse than some of the earlier versions. I really love Food Fight, and the 7800 version is absolutely the best home version of that great game. I'd say the games that really show off the ability of the 7800 to move LOTS of sprites quickly are Asteroids and Food Fight. Great post, K -- I really enjoyed reading your thoughts. Thanks!
  14. 1 point
    Justin

    Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

    Thank you, that was a cool read! It's nice to see it getting a proper renovation and will survive for future generations to get to see. I love that you live in a very special place.
  15. 1 point
    StormSurge

    Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

    @Justin: Here's a fairly recent article on the Round House: https://fishersisland.net/fishers-islands-round-house-stands-out-even-in-the-land-of-unusual-houses/
  16. 1 point
    I've got a very old single core laptop that runs Windows 7 just fine, but Win10 won't install due to a missing driver for some motherboard component. It's a really nice PC because the form factor is tiny and it has a really great keyboard. But it's getting pretty slow, and I think it's mostly that single core CPU. I've pretty much retired that one to the attic. It has no value, so no use trying to sell it. Anything dual core will do Win10 just fine and adding memory does help it run faster IMO. I've got a Core 2 Duo laptop that's very old but works great. SSD and 4GB of memory have kept it going, and I use that one a lot.
  17. 1 point
    I recently updated the oldest desktop computer in my office with Windows 7 and it works like a charm with Windows 10.
  18. 1 point
    Justin

    Been a little sick (don't worry!)

    Great to have you back Rob!
  19. 1 point
    Justin

    Diggin' With Dig Dug

    Cool review @kamakazi20012!! I love how you went all out with the graphics!
  20. 1 point
    RickR

    You are ALL my children now!!!

    That thing turned out AWESOME. Nice work.
  21. 1 point
    btbfilms76

    You are ALL my children now!!!

    Loved seeing you do your thing. This at one time was given life, then it sat in a box In pieces. You now have given it new life and a new home. You are a great artist, love watching you work. From one kindred spirt to another... keep that shit up.
  22. 1 point
    I got a decent start on the scope mount, had to cut it short but at least there is progress and it is not just parts in a box.
  23. 1 point
    @RetroGameBoyz - Those improvements sound really interesting. I think its great that you're taking feedback from users to incorporate into future revisions. I'm still very happy with mine; it hasn't left my 7800 in a week!
  24. 1 point
    You are talented!! Nice job!
  25. 1 point
    StormSurge

    XBOX E3 Highlights

    Great write-up!! Did you know that the $1 deal for Game Pass Ultimate is even better than it looks? Thanks to Microsoft Rewards, I had paid for my Gold subscription through April of 2021. When I signed up for the GP Ultimate for $1, it converted my existing Gold subscription to Ultimate (I never had signed up for Game Pass) and I don't get charged again for nearly 2 years.
  26. 1 point
    atarilbc

    Atari 7800 - Top 10 Games

    Great post! You can't really go wrong with the core 7800 arcade conversions. All of them are fantastic in my opinion and make the 7800 worth owning. I happen to really enjoy Joust, DK, DK Jr. & Mario Bros. in addition to the ones that you've named. Ballblazer is just amazing with a second player. It's stunning, really. It would definitely make the list. These days many of my favorite 7800 games are homebrews. My top game on the system is probably either Jr. Pac-Man or b*nQ. I also really like DK PK, Space Invaders and Moon Cresta. I can't wait until Baby Pac-Man gets released. I missed the list. It looks great!
  27. 1 point
    RickR

    Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

    World of Motion! It made me think of the building in Los Angeles built to look like a stack of records.
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