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  1. 2 points
    I've done the same thing! I also stopped drinking anything with sugar almost two years ago. I had gotten into a habit of drinking too much of this stuff and I started feeling not-so-great. I was noticing a little numbness in my pinky fingers in bed and my body was telling me that I wasn't eating healthy foods. So I gave it all up. That numbness went away immediately. For a while I had cravings for some of these drinks but after a month they quickly dissipated. I've always looked at soft drinks the way a lot of other people look at beer, I love to taste different drinks and sample what else is out there. When I first built the forums I lived right next to Disney World and spent a lot of time hanging out and going to dinner at EPCOT, I'd always stop into the Coca-Cola pavilion and sample all of the little drinks from around the world. Only twice in the past two years have I granted myself a pass to have a soft drink; once was to taste Faygo Red Pop when we were discussing it in nosweargamer's Faygo review thread here, and this past 4th of July I had an IBC Rootbeer which although I've always loved those, suddenly tasting it after almost 2 years felt like I was drinking a bottle of brown sugar and carbonated syrup. Which I was. Now I mostly only drink Water and Unsweetened Iced Tea. Sometimes I mix it up. San Pellegrino is a carbonated mineral water that I drink maybe twice a week. (Of course because it's still just water, it's 0 calories, 0g sugar. It's water with a punch.) I used to hate that stuff until my tastes changed, now it's like a little gift I give myself every day. I also like Fiji water. When I buy the big boxes with 6 water jugs at Sam's Club I always buy natural spring water as opposed to filtered water, the natural spring water has natural minerals in the water. I brought this up recently with a friend of mine who is a physician, she told me that in her opinion filtered water was essentially "dead water" as it had filtered all of the benefits out of it, and the minerals in natural spring water were beneficial. At this point I've entirely changed my diet. I rarely get fast food, I make better choices with food and try to eat less processed foods and make more food myself. I try to swim 50-100 laps a day six days a week, ride my bike, walk, run, lift weights, whatever it takes. It's been good. This would make an excellent discussion in the Off Topic forum.
  2. 1 point
    Justin

    Fatal Run for Atari 7800

    Fatal Run is one of my favorite games for the Atari 7800 and also one of its biggest disappointments. Fatal Run should’ve been RoadBlasters. RoadBlasters is a legendary Atari arcade game and done properly would’ve been an incredible addition to the 7800 library. Atari Games had some amazing arcade games that should’ve made it into our living rooms as 7800 exclusives. RoadBlasters, Tetris, Paperboy, Marble Madness, Pit-Fighter, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom just to name a few. Why wasn’t the 7800 relaunched with Paperboy as the pack-in game and two D-Pad Controllers? Hello? The 7800 was my first and favorite video game system and became an underdog that I always rooted for. It was developed to be the cutting-edge game system of 1984 designed to bring the arcade experience home. It wound up being the undersupported, underdeveloped NES competitor of 1990. The 7800 would’ve benefitted nicely from an OutRun style driving game, done right with nice graphics and sound. RoadBlasters took OutRun a step further adding “Mad Max” road warfare with missiles, road mines and fuel globes. Fatal Run is a cool road warfare game but lacks the polished perfection of RoadBlasters. Still, Fatal Run has cool elements like a shop to build up your car, and the best title screen of any game on the system. When it was new, Fatal Run retailed at twice the cost of regular 7800 games and today is considered one of the more collectible games for the system. It’s worth playing if you can pick one up, but RoadBlasters on Atari Lynx is better. How many of you have gotten your hands on Fatal Run for your collection? Am I alone in having this as one of my favorite games for the system but also considering it to be one of its biggest disappointments? What do you think about this game?
  3. 1 point
    MaximumRD

    MaximumRD's YouTube Videos

    My NES loose cart collection! Join me in some rambling and memories. MaximumRD Published on Jan 9, 2019 YES technically not my first video of 2019 as I say in the video BUT my first "REAL" video as far as I am concerned 😜Just a look at my NES loose cart collection, some memories rambling all off the cuff. PLEASE enjoy and comment on any titles YOU particularly enjoyed or despised or have a interesting history of. Also as always feel free to correct any info, these are fading memories for me and I only go by what I recall off the top of my head.
  4. 1 point
    PREACH Brother RickR. PREACH!
  5. 1 point
    GREAT JOB! 💯 I wanted to tune in for this last night but I was in a restaurant
  6. 1 point
    I'm glad you picked up on this Rick! I thought so too! This is absolutely one of my highest goals with High Score Squad, a curated mix of classics that gives us a chance to discover new games for these classic systems that are really very good that we may not have picked up before, and give us a reason to pull out and also enjoy the "pillar" games that have become the killer apps on each of these systems. It's fun to dig up these gems and go "You know what, this is one of the best games on this system" I love hearing that.
  7. 1 point
    Atari Creep

    Keep or sell super valuable games?

    I agree with EVERY past comment. I would make sure it ended up in the hands of someone that would truly enjoy it while taking care of my family with the cash. I of course would keep a few bucks to myself for my own fun.
  8. 1 point
    RickR

    Keep or sell super valuable games?

    I'd add in one more factor: fear. If you have something that you are afraid to use or touch....get rid of it. A collection is meant to be enjoyed in my opinion. If it's too valuable, I can't enjoy it, so it goes. And one more: dust. If it just collects dust and isn't enjoyed...give it up. Similar to fear, but a touch different.
  9. 1 point
    nosweargamer

    Keep or sell super valuable games?

    Yeah, it depends for me too. My goal is not to build a museum, so anything that can help my family by selling is fair game. One of the few exceptions would most likely be a 1984, silver label 7800 game. I'd really like to have one to hold onto.
  10. 1 point
    RickR

    Restoring a Big Trak

    An update! Here's a picture of the old girl on my shelf. And also, a picture of the re-fixed axle. The original repair broke after a few forays onto the carpet. But now it's exoxy and a metal clip and it seems to be holding much better.
  11. 1 point
    Atari Creep

    Restoring a Big Trak

    I remember wanting one of these as a kid. Forgot about it until this post and Willies video. My girls just a programing Robotics thing sponsored by LEGO for Girl Scouts this past weekend. I looked up ebay for a few and I amy pick up one of the cleaner $25 "untested" ones to see if I can get one working too. Thanks so much for posting this. Looking great BTW.
  12. 1 point
    Atari Creep

    Fatal Run for Atari 7800

    Agree 100% here. Shame.
  13. 1 point
    Man that got crazy. Doubled my last score live on Instagram tonight without anyone watching. Lol
  14. 1 point
    OMG, this is one of the best games on the system IMO. 15538
  15. 1 point
    I stopped drinking soda entirely about a year ago. Don't miss it at all. Unsweet iced tea or water are my main choices now. If I'm at a McD's that doesn't have tea, I'll to that Sprite/Orange mix that they have, which I think is delicious. Don't consider me judgy about soda.. I have really bad bones, and soda isn't good for someone like me who is getting up in age. I have no issue with others enjoying it, and heck I'll have one on some occasions. It's the phosphoric acid that's bad for bones, and some sodas don't contain that at all.
  16. 1 point
    I knew diet drinks were good for something other than drinking. It powered your Intellivision! I'm never touching diet drinks again. Which is fine, I don't drink diet drinks anyway. Wonder if you could power an Atari with that stuff?
  17. 1 point
    kamakazi20012

    Fatal Run for Atari 7800

    Road blasters I know and like. But what I think hurt the 7800 as well was that the arcade division of Atari did nothing for the 7800 but gave full blown support for the NES. Joust, Defender II, Millipede, both released by Hal Laboratories was actually developed by Atari Games and then there were the Tengen games all by Atari Games. All those games you mentioned graced the NES. If Atari Corp could have licensed those games by Atari Games, which were still owned by Warner, it might have had a chance. But you also have to understand something. The arcade style games were worn out, tired, by the time the 7800 finally made a public appearance. The NES was offering a new style of game play, game play where the game could have been beaten with an ending. I've not seen anything like that on the 7800. But it had some good exclusives like Food Fight and Dark Chambers. I never seen or played Fatal Run on the 7800. I found it once on the 2600 but didn't care much for it. I love the 7800 more now after understanding how to program it and what it is capable of. In the graphics department the 7800 would have won hands down. Having only TIA for sounds, though, might have hurt it. However, programmed right and those two channels can be impressive as showcased in Ms. Pac-Man.
  18. 1 point
    I plan to ply a few more rounds tonight.Hopefullyy I can come close to this score!!!! Amazing job bro!
  19. 1 point
    louisg

    Fatal Run for Atari 7800

    I really want that one because I'm a complete sucker for those kinds of games. I haven't been able to find an NTSC one for a decent price, though. But, I agree; it should've been RoadBlasters. I'm sure Fatal Run is pretty decent, judging from the videos I've seen, but it's got some big shoes to fill when comparing it to RoadBlasters. I actually think the gameplay in RoadBlasters is much more refined than people give it credit for...
  20. 1 point
    RickR

    Restoring a Big Trak

    Oh man, I would have loved that trailer and manual. I'm sure you made somebody very happy with your generosity, Willie! If you ever have good stuff you no longer want, I'd be happy to pay for shipping to Oregon. Meanwhile, after a few hours of playing, my fixed front axle gave way and cracked in the same spot. So I've re-glued with a fabricated metal clip over the wound. I'm going to let it cure over a few days before I put er back together. Merry Christmas everyone!
  21. 1 point
    Willie!

    Restoring a Big Trak

  22. 1 point
    Willie!

    Restoring a Big Trak

    I had one I restored with a trailer, wish I had known you wanted one as I gave it away.
  23. 1 point
    RickR

    Restoring a Big Trak

    The bulb is fixed now too. Turns out it's the same type of bulb you'd find in a penlight. I had a few spares once I took the time to look.
  24. 1 point
    Atari Creep

    Restoring a Big Trak

    Thats aweaome! I wanted one of them when I was little. Nice job!
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