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    The Shah of Atari
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  1. 😎 Most excellent! Thrilled to see Bill & Ted 3 actually happening: 


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    Bill & Ted 3

    Looks like this is actually happening! Most excellent!! 😎
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    Sega VR

    @RadioPoultry and I got into a conversation in the chatroom last night about Sega VR, the long lost virtual reality headset initially developed for the Sega Genesis, and later for the Saturn and arcade machines. There hasn't been a lot of info about the Sega VR, although it appears a bit more info has surfaced in recent years. I remember seeing the Sega VR in video game magazines such as GamePro and Sega Visions the fall of 1993. It was right around the same time the Jaguar was about to drop, and although I was excited to see a Sega VR headset for the Genesis I was also hoping the Jag VR headset would trounce it. At the time it seemed to me that the Atari Jaguar would be a more advanced system that could better handle the demands of VR and would offer better games. However I've read the Sega VR was originally intended to be used with Sega Genesis games like Virtua Racing, which no doubt would've been an incredible experience. At least that's what you'd perceive it to be. What I remember hearing at the time was the Sega VR was delayed, and later canceled primarily due to people being disappointed in the actual experience not living up to what they had expected. This allegedly resulted from a combination of factors, namely: 1.) Insufficient motion tracking, 2.) focus group participants experiencing dizziness and motion sickness from gameplay longer than 20 mins, and 3.) poor video quality which severely hindered the experience from being truly immersive due to cost-effective low resolution screens, and the feel that you were looking at a moving movie screen from the back row, as opposed to being enveloped in an imax-like virtual environment. Maybe had the Sega VR been released McWill would have a nice screen mod for it 😉 I remember by the fall of 1994 all VR talk had moved to Virtuality and the Atari Jaguar VR headset, and everything coming out of Sega at the time was about 32x and Saturn, with Genesis beginning to look more and more like the generation that was about to be left behind. More on the Sega VR can be found in this recent article from DesignNews: From: DesignNews by Chris Wiltz The Story of Sega VR: Sega's Failed Virtual Reality Headset In 1991 video game giant Sega tasked its engineers with creating what would have been the first consumer VR headset. But the Sega VR was never released. Here's why. https://www.designnews.com/electronics-test/story-sega-vr-segas-failed-virtual-reality-headset/74451237860349
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    Squad Challenge - Buggy Boy (Atari ST)

    WE NEED YOUR HELP! This is our first Atari ST Squad Challenge. Help make this a great one by inviting other Atari ST gamers to participate in this challenge!
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    Squad Challenge - Buggy Boy (Atari ST)

  6. Buggy Boy Atari ST Controller: JOYSTICK / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: F1 Offroad Achieve high score to win challenge Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST March 31st, 2019 Objective: Play for the highest possible score using the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between March 15th through March 31st,, 2019. Screen captures are not allowed as they are easily manipulated for falsified scores. Multiple submissions are permitted. The player with the highest score at the end of the competition is the victor! Eligibility: Anyone can join in. All players are welcome! Play Rules: Games may be played on real hardware or emulation, using any controller or keyboard, following rules and game settings as delineated in the Squad Challenge. Enhancements, rewinds and hacked versions of this game are not allowed. Difficulty Level: Offroad. Press the F1 Key to select the Offroad course. Fair Play: Players should play fairly, be honest, and have fun! Falsified scores will result in your immediate removal from the site. It goes without saying that no use of cheats, hacks, cartridge frying, enhancements, rewinds, Photoshop, subterfuge, or any other unfair advantage is allowed. Everybody hates a cheater. More: To review detailed rules on how to play, please visit the High Score Squad page here: http://forums.atari.io/index.php/topic/1219-high-score-squad-how-to-play/ Message: Welcome to our 54th Squad Challenge! This time we're playing our first ATARI ST Squad Challenge! Buggy Boy is a fun Racing game with additional objectives to complete in the course. Buggy Boy was nominated in our recent topic asking Atari I/O Members what games they would like to see in an upcoming Squad Challenge. Buggy Boy was suggested for the Atari ST as a fun game that will be easy to learn and difficult to master. A very special WELCOME to all ATARI ST players joining us for this Squad Challenge! I hope you have a lot of fun with this challenge and get in some good scores! P Buggy Boy ROM and Instructions attached below. Good luck! Buggy Boy.stx
  7. Congratulations RadioPoultry! Congratulations @RadioPoultry on an excellent run! Super Mario Land is possibly one of the most important killer aps of all time, which along with Tetris helped launch the Game Boy to stratospheric dominance. For many of us this was the first Mario sequel we got to play, and we really loved joining Mario in a new adventure of ancient ruins, giant crabs, flying stone heads and strange creatures! I can never see the stone heads of Easter Island without thinking of playing this game out by the pool. Super Mario Land was our first GameBoy Squad Challenge, as well as our first Single-Life Run. I wasn't sure if we'd have a good turnout for our first Game Boy game, it was great to see so many of you jump in on this Challenge! @RadioPoultry won the Squad Challenge with a high score of 198,500. @Kid A was right on his tail with an incredible 181,390. @atarilbc brought his A-Game with his Lunchtime Unwinds, posting a high score of 87,510. @ThatBuffGamer posted an impressive 69,340. I showed up with @kamakazi20012, @Atari Creep and @RickR to post our best! Congrats to everyone who played! I'd encourage RadioPoultry to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and maybe this Challenge can continue on! Our next Squad Challenge will be for Atari ST. 2019 will be changing it up in High Score Squad with new challenges for Lynx, SNES, Genesis, Master System, Atari ST, Jaguar, 5200, TurboGrafx-16, Intellivision, ColecoVision, Game Boy and much much more, in addition to the usual lineup of video game systems. We may even have an Arcade challenge! Be ready to play all of these game systems, we'll be breaking new ground with more interesting Squad Challenges coming up very soon and throughout the year, and we hope to see you there. Way to go everybody! SUPER MARIO LAND SINGLE LIFE RUN FINAL STANDINGS 1 RADIO POULTRY 198,500 2 KID A 181,390 3 ATARILBC 87,510 4 THAT BUFF GAMER 69,340 5 JUSTIN 52,410 6 KAMAKAZI20012 46,610 7 ATARI CREEP 38,200 8 RICKR 15,680
  8. 🕹️ GREAT turnout for our Super Mario Land Squad Challenge! Congrats to everyone who played!

  9. Hoping to see that video @Atari Creep! 🤞
  10. I did my best to compete on real hardware, which is always what I want to do, but sadly my Game Boy screen is on the fritz and I won't have time to repair it properly before the Squad Challenge ends. I managed to get 52,410 points playing on an emulator before I lost my first man. This is a great game and I would've loved to have kept playing! I might pick this game back up again and see if I can beat my score in the Scoreboard once I get my Game Boy working right, or at least get a substitute in my hands. Great scores all! My High Score: 52,410
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    Retro Car Reviews

    Cool thread, Rick. I've been subscribed to the MotorWeek YouTube channel for some time and have been watching this show since the '80s. Glad to see I'm not the only one! Side note: That GM CRT display reminds me a bit of Nolan Bushnell's ETAK early Nav systems for cars. It also makes me think of Dona Bailey who worked on Centipede at Atari and had previously done some assembly language programming at General Motors and had worked with cruise control and display systems. I wonder if there's a tiny Atari connection here.
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    Shaving & Razor Blades

    Exxxactly 😑
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    Shaving & Razor Blades

    Gillette is out here misleading people and effectively encouraging people to wear their blades out early. This video, which Gillette put out to instruct people on “how to clean and maintain your razor”, contradicts almost every point we discussed above. It’s as if this video was made for the sole purpose of addressing these points and knock them down one by one, under the guise of an instructional “how to” video about razor maintenance. Gillette is encouraging users to: Run water over the blades Not tapping your razor to dry it off Not wipe your razor blades dry This is the opposite of what we discussed above. I wanted to clean the soap scum off of my razor handle and went on YouTube to search for a video. It’s not the blade itself I want to clean mind you, it’s the little bits of soap and dry shaving cream that gets into every crevice of the razor handle. I thought I might need to soak it in CLR or something. Then I came across this video. I wouldn’t have thought twice about this, but having remembered our thread above this video seemed super cringy, and frankly devious. It’s as if they’re telling people “no no no! Don’t listen to this common, sound advice! We want you to wear your razor blades out and buy more.” 🤔
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    Battlestar Galactica

    I don't doubt that. Especially regarding the "kiddie" elements. I've never seen much of the "new" version. I've said over in our Star Trek thread that the "kiddie" elements were some of my biggest complaints about Voyager. I loved DS9 and knowing Ronald D. Moore and some of the DS9 guys were behind the reboot of Battlestar Galactica made me think they probably took things to a new level and did a good job with really involved storytelling and long arcs. I'm glad to hear that you liked it, I'll have to check it out. I'm always hesitant with reboots but this sounds good.