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  1. 2 points
    RickR

    Thrift Store Finds

    A couple of PS2 games for cheap.
  2. 2 points
    It is indeed. I have plenty more here: Starships Album , including plenty of images of this Ambassador-class model.
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    Marble Madness, Road Runner, Peter Packrat, Road Blasters and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom all were Atari System 1 cabinet games. Which one was your favorite? Another Live! Arcade play from your old pal BTB
  4. 1 point
    RickR

    Restoring a Big Trak

    That's right Justin. I've been thinking about getting one of those. They use fewer batteries, which is an improvement in itself.
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    Justin

    Restoring a Big Trak

    I had no idea that in 2010 a british company called Zeon relaunched the Big Trak as a slightly modified replica. It looks nearly identical to the UK release of the original Big Trak and operates the same way. They replaced the MB logo on the side of the Big Trak with their Zeon logo, but otherwise it looks identical. https://www.amazon.com/BBT-BIGTRAK-Bigtrak-Zeon-Limited/dp/B0035IZ85G/ I wish someone would bring back the Big Trak, maybe in a slightly more modern form with rubber tires, a better suspension that can go over big stuff, and bluetooth connectivity to an app on your phone to map out your room and program it in grater detail to go under chairs, etc. etc.
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    Love my Road Blasters cabinet, but wouldn’t mind another just to switch out Indiana and Marble Madness. Such great memories with this game, from the music, to the digitized speech, and the chance to be Indy... wow.
  7. 1 point
    MaximumRD

    Thrift Store Finds

    Ah man, personally I LOVED Darkwatch.
  8. 1 point
    Should I order this contact paper & make my home look like a classic Subway restaurant? https://amzn.to/2KgtQki
  9. 1 point
    Some strong language and needless negativity from the Creep.
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    Some strong language
  11. 1 point
    Atari Creep

    The Atari Creep

  12. 1 point
    TrekMD

    Your Desktop / Favorite wallpapers etc.

    A few more but Trek enemies this time...
  13. 1 point
    New score. Small improvement.
  14. 1 point
    41,790 On a 4-switch Woody VCS via Harmony using a Coleco Gemini controller.
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    This post is largely ancedotal... After watching that video, it's as if Frye had no blueprint whatsoever when working on the 2600 version. Perhaps Frye didn't know how to extend the capabilities of the 2600, which is fair given how many titles looked & played later on once game designers figured out ways to trick the system. I agree in that a little humility from Frye would go a long way.
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    True story: I was playing the 8K version the other day when my wife arrived home from work. She watched for a while. When I died, I said what most of us have said: "Wow, if Atari had released this version, we would have all sh@t our pants in amazement". My wife: "This isn't the real version?". Me: "No, this is a homebrew". W: "Show me the real one". So I did. Her response: "Wow, that's terrible". Pac Man and Defender are the two games that shattered the illusion of Atari greatness for me. I was at that same show as TrekMD with Tod Frye. He's a nice enough man, but I don't think he'll ever admit any wrong-doing. It's always: "Atari policy on black backgrounds" and "Limited time" and "2nd player took up all memory". All bad choices. I think the Atari community would be a lot more forgiving if he'd just say "I'm sorry, I made some poor choices. I was new, and didn't have good feedback". Boom. Forgiveness would be his. All they had to do was get a group of kids to play test some of the games as they were being developed. I would think most kids at the time would have steered the developers in the right direction as the games were coming along. I never owned Ms. Pac Man for 2600 back then. I moved on to other systems by the time it was released. I was amazed at how good Ms Pac Man and Jr. Pac Man are when I started collecting. If Pac Man had that same quality, I probably would not have moved on. Most of the GCC 2600 games are incredible. Too bad they came along after a lot of games had moved on. I know it's so easy to go negative. I'm sorry. But I'm just being honest. I bought Pac Man and I played it a lot. What else could I do? That $30 was a lot of money for me back then. But I never liked the game. It's completely devoid of the charm of the arcade version. Tod Frye can stick that vitamin block in his fruit hole.
  17. 1 point
    RickR

    Your Desktop / Favorite wallpapers etc.

    A few of my favorites.
  18. 1 point
    TrekMD

    Your Desktop / Favorite wallpapers etc.

    Here are a few more...
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    Atari Creep

    The Atari Creep

  20. 1 point
    TrekMD

    Your Desktop / Favorite wallpapers etc.

    This is one of my favorites...
  21. 1 point
    TrekMD

    National Pac-Man Day!

    Waca Waca!
  22. 1 point
    TrekMD

    2019 Hallmark Arcade Ornament

    That's one cool ornament!
  23. 1 point
    I didn't know of the board games. I'd have grabbed those.
  24. 1 point
    That is unfortunate. They produce good books!
  25. 1 point
    TrekMD

    WANTED: Feedback for Rikki & Vikki

    Welcome back from hibernations! Time to get get started on writing feedback!
  26. 1 point
    dauber

    WANTED: Feedback for Rikki & Vikki

    Hey, everybody...I think it's about time I awaken The Atari 7800 Homebrew Podcast from hibernation! Let's start with this new title from PenguiNet, that technically isn't really a homebrew per se, but...hey, let me know whatcha think about it anyway. Because of its highly specialized custom chips, there's no way to emulate it right now, so you actually will have to play The Real Thing. Here's the link: http://www.penguinet.net/Games/Rikki_Vikki/Purchase/index.php It's a pretty expensive 7800 game, but even if you don't buy it, at least buy the (much cheaper) Windows version if you can -- it's worth having on any platform! I'm thinking my deadline will be Thursday, March 21, 11:59pm Central Daylight Time.
  27. 1 point
    RickR

    Battlestar Galactica

    It has been a few years since I watched the reboot, but I loved it at the time. I'd highly recommend it. The big problem, though, is that re-watchability is zero. You are correct in predicting the long story arcs, and there are also a lot of surprise twists. Once you know what's coming, it kind of loses the appeal. But maybe that's just me.
  28. 1 point
    TrekMD

    Battlestar Galactica

    Oh, the reboot is definitely worth watching. I'm curious about yet another reboot as a movie franchise now. I hope they do it well.
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