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  1. 3 points
    35,200. Got all the way to the beginning of the second course.
  2. 2 points
    TrekMD

    Will you be going to the movies again?

    Once the vaccine is out, yes. I enjoy going to the movie theater but mainly to watch movies on the IMAX screen. I have an AMC with an IMAX screen close to my house. Otherwise, I just enjoy the movies on my 65" TV with the 1000 Watt surround sound system. 🙂
  3. 2 points
    Video 61

    calling all collectors

    hi rickr, the c-64 had a lot of games. but the atari's were almost always better to play, and yes, the c-64 drive was a relic compared to a 1050. plus atari had a huge edge wise with their cart port compared to the c-64. what i like is comparing the same game on different systems. it makes collecting even funner! lance www.atarisales.com
  4. 2 points
    Gianna

    Will you be going to the movies again?

    Me too 😄 Although we are still in the pandemic, I did go to Universal, but they took everything very seriously. Also, restaurants. Have you been to any yet? I've gone out maybe 3-4 times since they reopened here in May and at each place the tables were spread out very far. It is nice not being jam packed close to people and being able to have a lot of space!
  5. 2 points
    RickR

    Will you be going to the movies again?

    I'm going to say that when this horrid pandemic is over and there is a vaccine, I plan on doing EVERYTHING. Movies? Yes. Restaurants? Every night. Theme parks? You betcha. If I ever make it any or your areas, I'll buy you a beverage of your choice 🙂
  6. 2 points
    I just did!
  7. 2 points
    Justin

    Favorite Sega Master System Game

    After Burner is a great one!! How did I forget After Burner?! I had a blast playing the full-size cockpit After Burner in the arcade. After Burner on Sega Master System was my go-to jet fighter game until I started playing Blue Lightning on Atari Lynx. Those games were a lot of fun! Global Defense was a fun game too, very challenging! I remember thinking it was going to be like Missile Command and Liberator but that wasn't the case. Pretty cool. Always remembered the opening screen of the missile striking the twin towers.
  8. 2 points
    dauber

    Pie Factory Podcast

    In this new episode we talk about the arcade classics 720º and Congo Bongo. Yep, that's how hot it gets in the summer, so break out your percussion instruments and play along with episode 114! Satisfaction guaranteed! (Note: satisfaction not guaranteed.) http://fab4it.com/piefactory/audio/PFP_Episode114C.mp3
  9. 2 points
    Here's the NSG review of Moon Patrol...it has a few helpful tips. And he also mentions a little trouble with the difficulty switches!
  10. 1 point
    Video 61

    calling all collectors

    hi every one, i used to collect a lot in the gaming world. but settled strictly on atari by the late 1980's, early 1990's when i figured out room wise, i was going to be in trouble. so i still love getting something atari related that i do not have. but one thing that really excites me is when i am able to collect every version of a game that was released on various atari platforms, like dark chamber, it came out on the 2600, 7800, and the XEGS. i recenetly was posting comparisons between 7800 games and the XEGS, showing the differences in the games. one thing that turned me off about collecting 5200 games was that many of them were simply a port of a 400/800 game. many you could not tell the difference between machines, except the shape of the cartridge. what i like about collecting games for the different atari platforms is to see how different each released game is compared to the same game on other atari platforms. lance www.atarisales.com
  11. 1 point
    Justin

    Favorite Sega Master System Game

    Sega Master System was one of those "not the NES" 8-Bit systems that I would get really into, especially as the years went on. My interest would come in waves, seems like every spring I get into the mood for Master System. It didn't have the library that the NES did, but it had a lot of cool games. I was fortunate to enjoy a handful of these awesome titles while I was growing up. Here are a few of my favorites in no particular order. What are some of your favorites? Out Run Phantasy Star Rastan R-Type Hang On Golden Axe
  12. 1 point
    Gianna

    Will you be going to the movies again?

    Will you be going to the movies when this is all over, or staying in and streaming? What will it take to get you back into theaters? So much has changed not only since the virus. I was never that big into going to the movies. I always thought they could be a bit gross with it being dark and difficult to see the aisles and seats. Just thinking about what I could be sitting on and around is a bit gross to me. A few theaters around my town have been remodeled and now have big leather reclining seats. I noticed a theater near me that's been around since 2007 has closed for good since the virus, and unfortunately I think this will become much more common. It is, however, so convenient being able to watch movies from your house. It feels crazy that Blockbuster is gone, movie theaters are dying and now we can simply watch pretty much anything we want at home thanks to Netflix, Youtube, and so on. I remember when Redbox became popular, now I feel like I don't even see them anywhere. It feels like it was just a few years ago that I was renting VHS tapes at Blockbuster! Will you be going out to the movies again or do you think you'll lean more towards staying home?
  13. 1 point
    Video 61

    calling all collectors

    hi everyone, atari screwed up when they did not make the ports of 400/800 games a tad bit different on the 5200 than the 8-bit versions. just look at mario bros. for the 2600, 5200, 7800 and XEGM, what a difference all four are. they are a must to own if you are a true collector. lance www.atarisales.com
  14. 1 point
    Video 61

    calling all collectors

    hi, yes atari really screwed up on the 5200. and they should have tweaked the games a bit to be different than the 8-bit versions. its why the 7800 was a hit, the games were different from the 8-bit and 5200 versions. lance www.atarisales.com
  15. 1 point
    RickR

    Will you be going to the movies again?

    PS - the last movie I went to was "Onward" with my 10 year old niece. I think it was early March. Right before this mess started. It was a good movie -- I'm a huge Pixar fan.
  16. 1 point
    RickR

    Will you be going to the movies again?

    I've only done take-out at restaurants since this started. I have not gone inside to sit and eat. Isn't that awful? On the bright side, we've been doing a lot of cooking of new recipes and it's fun to try new things. But on the other hand, it gets tiring, as I'm sure it is for everyone. We do take-out maybe once or twice a week. I try to tip as much as possible even with the take-out and support our local businesses. I know there will eventually be a vaccine, but I sure wish everyone would wear a mask while out in public. I believe if that occurred, I've heard the virus would be gone in 2-3 months.
  17. 1 point
    30,640. Holy heck, how do you get past that rocket car that comes behind you?
  18. 1 point
    RickR

    calling all collectors

    I like doing this exact thing too! It all started when I was a teenager. I had an Atari 800XL, and most of my friends had a Commodore 64. There were many games common on both systems. I used to get made fun of a lot because the Atari versions of various games had slightly worse graphics and sound. I think it's fair to say that the C64 has smaller and more detailed sprites than the PM graphics of the Atari. But the Atari versions were usually a lot faster and more colorful. I also noticed right away how much of a dog that C64 disk drive was. SLOW! And the Atari computer has a lot more design polish. For example, it will auto-load a disk when you turn on the system, while the C64 will not. Whatever, they both are great. And as an older dude, I now have them both and enjoy them very much.
  19. 1 point
    DegasElite

    calling all collectors

    I have every major Atari game system released, over 400 games, and a MegaSTE computer. I agree about the ports of certain game for certain systems. There have been ST ports for the Jaguar. But, they look exactly like the ST versions. That is because they are. The A5200 was really a 400/800 Atari computer. The carts were bigger for the A5200 to show that they were set apart from other systems at the time. It did not fare well because they were too incompatible for the other Atari system at the time, the A2600. I think they should have made the cart port the same size as the A2600, which is something they tried to rectify in the A7800, and mostly did. However, some A2600 games were still incompatible with the A7800. Unfortunately.
  20. 1 point
    There are six drive-in theaters left in Minnesota. In the 1950s, there were over eighty. Well, let's hope that they make a comeback. :O)
  21. 1 point
    It is still there! The Vali-Hi drive-in theater. It is east of Saint Paul in a town called Lake Elmo, Minnesota. Cool! I thought that it was closed down. I am happy. :O)
  22. 1 point
    Video 61

    Coolest Atari Game?

    hi, rickr, that is the one that changed my perception of gaming. after space invaders, i had a hard time playing the early games, they seemed to easy and lacked the visuals and the experience of space invaders, which opened up my mind to use my imagination, asteroids really did that trick for me also, then pitfall, crystal castles were all ground breaking for me. getaway on the 8-bit was a real imagination creator, food fight on the 7800 was like a 3 stooges movie to me. of course the pacmans on all atari systems. mouse trap on the 2600 is a killer. video pinball on the 2600 for its time, was a killer. lance www.atarisales.com
  23. 1 point
    atarilbc

    Will you be going to the movies again?

    Yes, we wore masks at entry. Staff were wearing masks, gloves and face shields. We brought our hand sanitizer, drinks and snacks and never left the car. It was a great way to enjoy a movie night while social distancing. Who knew 2020 would be the year of the drive-in?! To answer Gianna's question, it will take a proven vaccine to get me back to a traditional movie theatre. And I love the movies!
  24. 1 point
    I last went to the drive-in in 1982. We saw "Bambi" there. I have not been to one since. They are mostly closed since then in my area.
  25. 1 point
    It's a great idea because it is easier to socially distance that way.
  26. 1 point
    Well, drive-in movie theaters are making somewhat of a comeback. I forgot about that. Great idea. :O)
  27. 1 point
    Since I rarely go out to the movies anyway, I think that I would stay mostly home and stream. However, I am not above going to a movie theater either. I might do a little of both. I still worry about COVID-19, so if I did go out I would definitely take a mask with me. I would encourage my friends to do the same. Safety first, and I live carefully. :O)
  28. 1 point
    I can't get close to MY high score either. I feel for us.
  29. 1 point
    I can't get close to my last score. The highest I've made it lately is 6,000 points.
  30. 1 point
    kamakazi20012

    Favorite Sega Master System Game

    I was still in high school when I got that game. The headphone jack on the Genesis allowed me to stay up late and quietly play. I loved the music in that game. Favorite SMS game? Hmm. Well, the only reason why I wanted an SMS to begin with was because of Out Run. I loved the arcade game but the closest thing I could find for the NES was Rad Racer which was not even close. I got Out Run with an SMS for Christmas one year but another game I got received more attention. Astro Warrior. I really enjoyed that one. It was simple and not overly complicated. Off Road Racing I got eventually along with Space Harrier. The SMS did a decent job bringing home arcade games but something about that Astro Warrior stuck with me. It's a fun little shoot 'em up game. Phantasy Star on the SMS is a real gem. Most of the SMS games based on arcade games are going to be no brainers. My pick...Astro Warrior.
  31. 1 point
    RickR

    Favorite Sega Master System Game

    I need to pull out my real SMS to re-play some of these classics. I'm sorry I was too time-crunched to do it for the Alex Kidd challenge. Seems like that pause button was the only way to get a screen shot of the score.
  32. 1 point
    Keep it going! I need to get my score up on this. I've been too distracted getting some extra innings in on Alex Kidd in Miracle World. I want to get to the end of that game.
  33. 1 point
    dauber

    Pie Factory Podcast

    So…an episode for your amusement! Prepare for a podcast! (See what we did there?) We swear, this is the absolute last episode we will be releasing this month. If you want another one, sorry; you’ll have to wait. https://www.fab4it.com/piefactory/audio/PFP_Episode113.mp3
  34. 1 point
    Got top 5 in the state for an individual!!!! THANK YOU ALL for all the support.
  35. 1 point
    It's That time of year again! Click here ---> http://act.alz.org/goto/ataricreep <--- Click here Every year I register with the Alzheimers Association and raise funds that go toward care, awareness and most important, RESEARCH. Research to find a cure. I Campaign and participate in the walk every year in honor of my father who passed away in 2006 of Alzheimer's at the age of 63. Whats more I lost another family member to Alzheimer’s just this past week. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. In 2020, Alzheimer's disease will cost the United States $305 billion. This number is projected to rise to more than $1.1 trillion in 2050. In 2019, more than 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias provided an estimated 18.6 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at more than $244 billion Between 2000 and 2018, deaths from Alzheimer’s has increased 146%. 50% of primary care physicians believe the medical profession is not ready for the growing number of people with Alzheimer's or other dementias. Your funds at work Every year I ask for your support in any way you can. Donations or sharing the link around. There will be many way to support this year. -Simply click on the link above and bellow and give what you can. No amount is too small. -There are also item such as a custom game cartridge dust sleeve made by Chris at Video Game Dust Sleeves on Twitter. ALL Proceeds go to the Alzheimers Association. -There will be a special 2020 Walk to END ALZ shirt available in the next week. Again ALL Proceeds go to the Alzheimers Association. In doing so you can possibly win some really cool prizes. This year I have a custom NES Jason Voorhees figure that I will give away Monday the 18th. There is also a custom game pad of your choice provided by Retro Game Boyz, WINNIES CHOICE. Click here ---> http://act.alz.org/goto/ataricreep <--- Click here Please join me in the fight to END Alzheimer’s Thank you, Chris The Atari Creep
  36. 0 points
    Gianna

    Will you be going to the movies again?

    I have never been to a drive in! I would like to though. It appears the closest one is 123 miles away 😞
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