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  1. 2 points
    dauber

    Autobiography of a Schnook

    Barely in time for Paul McCartney’s birthday, a new episode that, surprisingly, has virtually zero mention of The Beatles! This chapter begins with some serious thinking I needed to get out. But after that: ∙ City of Success — A schnook’s reflections on life in the big city ∙ Music for Schnooks — Hopefully better late than never, a long, long overdue tribute to a true musical genius. https://www.schnookpodcast.com/audio/Schnook_Chapter022.mp3
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    atarilbc

    Comparing Jaguar Controller Variants

    My original Atari Pro-Controller is great. In my view it's the best available for the Jag. I personally never noticed a ton of difference between the black button and grey button standard pads. I bought the reproduction controller (2x) on release but both had issues. The pins were misaligned and completely bent on one and the other doesn't function well - issues with option button. Because of personal circumstances they sat in a box for months before I tried them out so I never followed up. I hear most people like them. 🤷‍♂️
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    I say might because Atari Jaguar accessories are getting scarce and so are parts for them. That is why a Jaguar can have a street value of USD$1,300.00 or possibly more.
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    I am guessing, if he has the parts for it, Brad from Best Electronics. But, I am not sure. It might be possible.
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    Justin

    7800 Avenue

    This is an interesting one! Point-for-Point, Barnyard Blaster is a better game compared to Duck Hunt. Barnyard Blaster offers more screens, more scenes, a greater variety of things to shoot at. Duck Hunt just offers Ducks or Discs. Barnyard Blaster offers music, more detailed graphics, more detailed objects to target. And yet Duck Hunt looks and feels like the better game. It has that Nintendo high-polish shine. It feels like it exists in that Nintendo world. Sadly Atari just couldn't create a cohesive world in quite the same way. The moment you shot Gramps just to see what would happen has to be the greatest moment in BTB history.
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    🤯 PS5 looks like a 2050 maxi pad dispenser. Disappointing!
  7. 1 point
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Time to do some Raiding in Space with Universal's Space Raider! https://youtu.be/iboq-VjQzd8
  8. 1 point
    TrekMD

    The Atari Creep

    I got one of those for $6. I figured, for that price, it wouldn't be that bad. 🙂
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    kamakazi20012

    Favorite XE Game

    The Microprose games are good for those interested in WWII kinda of stuff. I'm not very good at those but I am having fun trying to figure out the strategies on the Commander series games. I love all the attention to details those games have. And those manuals are more than just manuals...there's American history in those books. My only wish is that the A8 series got Microprose's highly recommended Railroad Tycoon. That one is one of my favorites from them. Covert Action on the IBMs was fun, too. These games, along with a few others, came out while the A8 were still somewhat supported. It's a shame they didn't get them either.
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    atarilbc

    The Atari Creep

    Interesting that it has so many buttons for an Atari collection. Do they function as the select, reset, B&W and difficulty switch buttons?
  11. 1 point
    Justin

    Comparing Jaguar Controller Variants

    I got two new Atari Jaguar joypads in the mail this week. I've heard various accounts comparing the Jaguar controllers. Of course we know about the Six Button Atari Jaguar controllers, but looking at the original 3 Button Jaguar controllers we notice differences. I've heard varying accounts between there being 2 versions of the original Jaguar controller, vs. there being 3 versions of the original Jaguar controller. Anyone with first hand knowledge want to weigh in? What I know for sure is at least two versions: 1st Rev: Grey Pause, Option & Keypad Buttons, Very Thick Cord, Smooth D-Pad. Very Nice Feel. 2nd Rev: Black Pause, Option & Keypad Buttons, Very Thin Cord, Sharp D-Pad with "pop" sound. Feels cheap. My original Jaguar controller (stolen) was the earliest release, as I received my Jaguar the morning they became available in November, 1993. It had the grey keypad buttons and the thick cord. You could buy additional Jaguar controllers at Babbage's, which I remember being the 2nd Rev. controllers with the black buttons and thin cord. My new Jaguar controllers that I just received this week also have grey keypad buttons and a thick cord, but the d-pad feels different than I remember, more mushy as though there's no internal spherical "rocker" base at the inside center of the d-pad. I also don't recall my original Jaguar controller having the numbers stamped in a "Courier" serif font, I remember them being more Helvetica. That leads me to wonder if there were actually 3 revisions of the original Jaguar controller. @Video 61 told me something along these lines a few years ago. Is it possible there was a 3rd Rev. that brought back the grey buttons, thick cord, but had a "spongy" d-pad and the keypad numbers stamped in a "Courier" font?
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    TrekMD

    Comparing Jaguar Controller Variants

    Do you know of anyone who does? I have been trying to get it fixed for some time.
  13. 1 point
    BlackCatz40

    Comparing Jaguar Controller Variants

    Cool. Maybe it can be refurbished. :O)
  14. 1 point
    TrekMD

    Comparing Jaguar Controller Variants

    I have the original controller, the Atari-made Pro controller (I have two of them but one of them has something wrong with the D-pad an no amount of contact cleaning has helped it), and the repro Pro controller.
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    BlackCatz40

    Comparing Jaguar Controller Variants

    I have both the original (revision A, I believe) and Pro controllers. Actually, the Pro is not a reproduction. It is the Atari-manufactured Pro controller. I bought it for a pretty penny, too. Great controller, though. It suits me well, especially with my TeamTap.
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    btbfilms76

    Comparing Jaguar Controller Variants

    I have my original pack in and 3 of the cheaper “black number pad” thin cord ones. I’m wondering if the thicker corded grey number pad variant is what was left over from the Falcon? I have seen pictures of the grey / blue button Falcon controller but never held them in my hands.
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    Video 61

    Favorite XE Game

    hi, its amazing how many 7800 games were bungled. i suspect jacks cheapness to be the main culprit! it looks like the xe version of mario bros. was a outright done from scratch. lance www.atarisales.com
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    Video 61

    Putt 18 Miniature Golf for Atari 7800

    and thank you very much, lance www.atarisales.com
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    Barnyard Blaster on 7800 Ave - New Episode
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    btbfilms76

    7800 Avenue

    Duel of the light guns! We had some fun filming some light gun episodes - check it out!!
  21. 1 point
    btbfilms76

    Putt 18 Miniature Golf for Atari 7800

    Very very excited for this! Great job guys, looks like a blast.
  22. 1 point
    kamakazi20012

    Favorite XE Game

    The 7800 version of Mario Bros feels like it was made by amateurs. A step up from the 2600 version but still not right. I grew up with the 5200 version so, to me, that one seems the better one but even it is wrong at times. That XE version looks really good. I'm surprised they didn't try to reuse the 5200 port. After all, it was an 8-bit in disguise.
  23. 1 point
    Video 61

    Favorite XE Game

    hi guys, now more 64k excellence. there was no reason why the 7800 version is what it is. when you look at this compared to the 7800 version you need to ask what went wrong? lance www.atarisales.com
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    Justin

    Favorite XE Game

    Jack had a good opportunity to beat Nintendo if he cared about GAMES. Atari sure as hell could've come in a solid 2nd at the end of the 8-bit era and be prepped to dominate the 16-bit generation. Stripping sound out of games and not encouraging third party development and not advertising surrendered the market yet again. This is the most pedantic frustrating thing ever.
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