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    My main goal for 2019 is to repair and sell/gift several 2600s in the garage. I'm moving them from my house - which is being sold as part of my divorce - to my apartment and I just don't have the room. Other than that, I want to try and play through a game a month after everything settles.
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    Squad Challenge - Buggy Boy (Atari ST)

    There we go, my highscore for buggyboy ~spkr
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    Football Card Fridays

    For today's Football Card Friday, I open a box of Gunslingers, a $10 retail repack sold at places like Walmart.
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    Hey hey! A new recruit! Welcome to Atari I/O and very nice score.
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    Tonight I plan on doing a live stream starting around 10:30 pm EST playing the Sega Genesis 6 Pak.
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    Atari Creep

    The Atari Creep

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    Cobra Kai

    For anyone who hasn't watched this yet (me), Youtube will be making these free to watch soon. https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/youtube-originals-strategy-free-ad-supported-shows-scripted-1203037846/
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    Thanks Justin! Those are great prices! I just ordered one of each. FYI - I don't think Asteroids ever got released. It also looks like they had a Joust planned. I wonder if IDW spent too much on all the licenses they acquired
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    Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Show


    It's in Longview, WA.
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    Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Show

    https://www.cowlitzgamers.com/ This Saturday, it's the 10th annual Cowlitz Gamers for Kids show. Is anyone else here going? I'll be there, so let me know.
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    Squad Challenge - Buggy Boy (Atari ST)

    Absolutely! It will be a 520 STFM refurbished through Lance at @Video 61. It's only been on my Atari shopping list for 17 years. I'll need to get some good games.
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    TurboGrafx-16 Podcast

    Episode 12 - Ys Book I and II is available! http://traffic.libsyn.com/turbotasticpodcast/Episode_12_-_Ys_Book_I_and_II.mp3 Libsyn Page: http://turbotasticpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-12-ys-book-i-and-ii Link to show notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AR8dP0zJ78-OrprTNaCjLe22t6Eq84fB1b3h84in740/edit?usp=sharing
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    Arcade USA

    For a "explosive" good time, lets check out Telko's Mr. TNT from '83!
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    Decent ST setup? A standard 520 can do a LOT. The only thing to watch out for are ST games that state they are for STe only. But for the most part it was mandatory that most ST programs were to work on the 520. I'd recommend an STFM because 1): floppy drive and power supply are built in, no bricks, 2): They offer RF TV out, standard STs don't. It's nice to see a high score challenge for the ST. It's easy to see all kinds of high scores for other Atari consoles...the STs don't seem to get as much attention. As to why is beyond me. No they are not as readily available as the A8s but they are solid systems with some good games here and there. I do know that most of the games I have tried left a lot to be desired or just felt and played weird. Then again it was a time when shareware was born and anyone with the tools and know how was attempting to make games. Some good, some not so good. I would have loved to see the likes of Apogee, ID, and Epic make games for the ST. Could you imagine Doom on the ST? How about Zone 66 which was a pain to get working on a decent PC setup because of its conventional memory requirements. STs are nice no matter which model you have. Easy to use but like an Apple on the price point.
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    @kamakazi20012 I've got good news! The Centipede and Missile Command board games are still available on Amazon, and at very reasonable prices. You can grab them here: Centipede: https://www.amazon.com/IDW-Games-Ataris-Centipede-Board/dp/B07573VNQJ Centipede "2600 Edition": https://www.thinkgeek.com/product/kisn/?mrkgcl=507&mrkgadid=3189408283&itm=178188462050 Missile Command: https://www.amazon.com/IDW-Games-Missile-Command-Strategy/dp/B077BTGRKZ/
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    Squad Challenge - Buggy Boy (Atari ST)

    I'm sorry it took me so long to get a score in and spread the word. But that flooring project at home (it's done now) set me back a few weeks on the gaming front. Special thanks to RadioPoultry for posting the emulation guide. That was super helpful.
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    Squad Challenge - Buggy Boy (Atari ST)

    I've tried to get new people involved via the Atari ST Facebook group with a couple of posts. But I probably should have tried earlier.
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    Squad Challenge - Buggy Boy (Atari ST)

    I want to point out how thrilled I am to see that we have FOUR active members submitting scores in this Squad Challenge! I thought participation might be half that, without bringing in new members from the outside world. I wasn't so sure how our first Atari ST Squad Challenge would go but participation has been strong enough to warrant more Atari ST challenges in the future. I'll join in too once I get a decent ST set up!
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    It is possible to use a PC drive but there is an issue...Atari ST Floppy drives are set to work as Drive 0 and PC drives are set to work as Drive 1. That's why PC floppy cables have that twist in them to match the drive. Not sure if that is the only difference but I do know that the drive itself has a setting. Not exactly sure if it is a jumper setting or a some other type of connection.
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    Squad Challenge - Buggy Boy (Atari ST)

    I totally understand your point of view. But I can tell you, the Gotek upgrade is totally and easily reversible. You can put it back the way it was in 15 minutes with just a screwdriver. In my case, my floppy drive no longer worked. I've kept the broken drive so I can put it back if I ever need to (and I figure out how to fix it). It's also possible to use an old PC floppy drive instead, but they usually don't fit exactly right.
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    The Atari Creep

    You'll love the Lynx port. It has all the thrills of the arcade and was really really impressive on a handheld for its time. It really gave that feeling that you had an arcade in your pocket, Istill play it a lot.
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    Autobiography of a Schnook

    The wake of St. Patrick’s Day brings the world a new chapter in this as-read-by-the-author book in podcast form. In this episode: • Death of The Mad Russian - Six years to the day of his death, we must wonder: why WAS he so angry? • Music for Schnooks: The Cliché-Free Love Segment - Sorry, no puns based on the name of the Elektra Records band, but…well, just listen! http://schnookpodcast.com/audio/Schnook_Chapter007.mp3
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