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  1. 2 points
    I agree, this is one excellent controller.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 2 points
    RickR

    Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

    Now THAT'S an aura of foreboding.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 2 points
    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.
  9. 2 points
    RickR

    Before & After

    The trees here tell their own story. Some grew, some are gone. So much to see in these two pictures.
  10. 2 points
    RickR

    Before & After

    I love this. I agree with @Justin, this blog is one of the best I've seen in a long time.
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
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    Justin

    Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

    The cylindrical building makes me think of The World of Motion at EPCOT just a bit:
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    RickR

    Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

    Wow! The fury of nature is incredible.
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    StormSurge

    Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

    Thanks @Justin! No injuries & the majority of the damage was tree limited to fallen trees. The one home that took the most damage was the one with photo of the tree through a roof. That’s actually a garage roof. That home was ground zero & trees fell all around the house but none hit the house directly. The siding was damaged & the power lines were ripped from the house, but that’s it. That home is actually one that my organization rents, so I’m technically the “property manager”. It was quite the headache dealing with the tenants & contractors while on the way to the concert, but it all worked out. In fact, we just received the insurance settlement last month. The repairs are nearly complete & I’m pretty sure everyone else has cleaned up their yard. The cylindrical building is a home, “The Round House” It was recently sold & is quite interesting. It’s located on a wonderful spot, right on the southern shore of the island. The tornado moved ashore right at this location. http://fishersisland.net/wilderness-point-property-sale/
  17. 1 point
    Justin

    Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

    WOW this is an incredible post @StormSurge. I'm glad none of the houses hit were yours and that you were safe. Was anybody seriously hurt? We took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma about a year and a half ago, and it's common to see people's roofs still being worked on. Has all the damage on the island been taken care of, or do you still see people fixing up their properties? ▶️ This was a great post Matt, especially how you included all of these photos and embedded Tweets. I love seeing these kinds of blog posts go up, completely unrelated to video games but incredible reads that give us great insights into the lives of Members outside of the forums. What are we doing when we're not in the forums talking about old video games? In StormSurge's case, responding to fires and tornadoes. Getting to hear about each others' interests, and in this case seeing StormSurge's life on the island, these are all awesome adventures and seeing them shared in personal blogs is a real treat. What was the cylindrical building in the last photo? Looks like that was once a pretty cool looking building.
  18. 1 point
    Atari Creep

    BYO Gonk Droid

    Thanks so much Storm!!!!
  19. 1 point
    StormSurge

    Before & After

    Agreed, those are very cool to focus on. Stumps from former trees, etc. I have access to a lot of old photos that I’d like to compare to the present day.
  20. 1 point
    StormSurge

    Before & After

    I forgot to mention that the house on the far left in the top image was either demo’ed or burned down years ago. I’ve never laid eyes on it. I have a good story about the house on the left! When I was young staying next door, the woman who lived there made THE BEST vanilla milkshakes. She was an author & you may recall my story I shared with @VicSage about a woman who was an old-time radio personality. http://fishersisland.net/memoriam-patricia-hosley-kibbe/
  21. 1 point
    StormSurge

    Before & After

    Thanks!! I’ll attempt to keep updating this thing. 😀
  22. 1 point
    Justin

    Before & After

    Absolutely. More like this please! 🙌
  23. 1 point
    Justin

    Before & After

    @StormSurge this has turned into a VERY cool blog. I've really been enjoying reading about your life on the island, fighting fires and discovering a place I never really knew anything about. I've also enjoyed your Instagram too. Very awesome of you to share snippets of your life with us here. 👨‍🚒
  24. 1 point
    StormSurge

    BYO Gonk Droid

    I love the Gonk droid! Nice job! Impressive!
  25. 1 point
    StormSurge

    Fire Call!

    Thanks man!!
  26. 1 point
    Atari Creep

    Fire Call!

    This is cool.
  27. 1 point
    RickR

    Fire Call!

    Very nice video. PS - your desk is NOT messy!
  28. 1 point
    StormSurge

    Please Allow Me to Ramble

    I can't believe I didn't respond to you both. Thank you @RickR & @kamakazi20012 for your kinds words. I appreciate it! And @RickR, I don't think I had a difficult childhood at all! Yeah, my parents divorced & my mother had poor choices in men going forward, but I had two Christmases, two birthdays & my father pretty much gave me anything I could have hoped for. Yes, I wish that the time was reversed (meaning I went to school with my Dad & weekends with my Mom), if only to have more time with all the cool stuff I had at my Dad's. But if that was the case, maybe I wouldn't have had all those cool things and my summers wouldn't have been as awesome as they were.
  29. 1 point
    Yep! Probably the biggest year ever for 2600 Homebrews! This was the master list we used for the 2018 Atari Awards and gave to the nomination committee to reduce it to a manageable size per category before the public vote.
  30. 1 point
    That is quite the list!
  31. 1 point
    Thanks! Edit done!
  32. 1 point
    FYI Dark Cavern "Black Edition" is a hack. You have it listed as a homebrew.
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