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  1. It DID occur to me lack of participation may be down to many not having photos / Polaroids in digital format available for posting and no easily accessible scanner to consider doing so and with that in mind just a thought........ These days for the most part one could likely use a tablet or phone camera as these are so common to just take a picture of an original photo or Polaroid, MY image I started with was actually just taken with an older tablet camera of a Polaroid. IF any of you have a photo in mind consider that method, just be wary of reflective light and FOCUS as much as possible, I think you might be surprised how easily this can be done. I am considering doing some more of my own this way 😛
  2. Dug this up just now and thought this might make for something different. Post a photo / picture / image that you are in showing something silly, fun, retro etc. I'll kick off with this one - Here's me at 16 getting a promo Polaroid picture before seeing JAWS. Honestly, I love this shot and there is as far as I am concerned only one embarrassing thing about it, IT WAS FOR JAWS 3 ! 😂🙄
  3. Happy Canada Day EH! To all my Canadian brothers and sisters ! 🍁🍻
  4. This is a hard one, as an man who brought so much great entertainment in life. RIP CARL REINER https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/carl-reiner-dies-1.5632537

    1. BlackCatz40

      BlackCatz40

      He was one of the greats for sure. Bummer. T_T

  5. Director Joel Schumacher, known for Lost Boys, St. Elmo's Fire and Batman films, dead at 80
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/obit-joel-schumacher-1.5622378
     

  6. Playing MAME on desktop and thinking "WHY THE HELL DON'T I DO THIS MORE OFTEN?" 😀😎

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Exactly.  It's my thought every time I think about doing another XBOX/PS2/Wii mod or creating a new Raspberry Pi build.  The desktop PC version is the easiest way to get your emulation fix. 

       

       

    2. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      I go back to it every so often, it is a funny reminder that even though I was pretty much a videogame console player that there are some major differences when compared to original arcade versions. I mean pretty much from NES onward (well even before that Colecovision) it felt like having the "arcade" at home but then you load up MAME and suddenly it's like a slap in the face in comparison, especially with a lot of NES ports, or EVEN Sega Genesis you realize damn the arcade game had even bigger sprites and more frenzied action. I mean sure the Arcade game dynamic sometimes would not work as well and was changed to suit a home console but in some cases it was definitely changes due to limitations. I was playing some of the Golden Axe sequels and was surprised how different it felt, sometimes it is just a different color palette but it is definitely nice to go back and experience versions closer to the Arcade.
  7. 😔 Rip brilliant actor Ian Holm. He was 88.image.jpeg.7a1c6da8e1bbf87b2a9d0ef86f784858.jpeg

  8. RIP - 

    Denny O’Neil, ‘Batman’ writer and comic book legend, dead at 81

    RIP - 😢 Longtime comic book writer and editor Denny O’Neil died Thursday at home of natural causes, Games Radar reports. He was 81.

    Best known for his work writing DC Comics’ “Batman” and editing Batman titles from 1986 to 2000, O’Neil also worked at Marvel Comics on such series as “Spider-Man” and “Iron Man.” Over the course of his more-than-four-decades-long career in the industry, he was involved in the naming of the character Optimus Prime and in leading Batman back to a darker narrative. He also wrote episodes for TV shows “Batman: The Animated Series” and “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero,” among others.

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  9. Yes, this is on my main daily driver desktop, Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview because I live on the edge baby! 😎😛😆😆😆I AM JUST THAT HARD CORE ! I take risks, I am a rebel, you can't tell me what to do !

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    1. Justin

      Justin

      Rob dunking on everybody with that Microsoft Pro Insider status 🙌

    2. MaximumRD
  10. I had just made a topic about the trailer when I noticed this thread so I will simply paste my reaction. Happy for actor Alex Winter, nice Keanu remembers the movie that helped launch his career, yes he did other things before but let's face it average person thinks of Bill & Ted. PARTY ON DUDES ! 🎸🥳
  11. YES it's big and crazy but I loved that about it 😆 Mine is an original 4-port which I love but I believe it had the mod done to work with those couple games that caused issues if memory serves. It's in great condition, I immediately purchased a BEST ELECTRONICS refurbished controller. Despite all the complaints of the original controller I get it, for certain games though it seems decent, not so much for others. I REALLY need to get around to cleaning my 5200 trakball one day as it did not seem to work great with the little testing I did. I have a Atarimax flashcart (USB type) but I do have several original carts. I think I got a nice full package deal some years back I could not resist, I did purposely choose the original 4 port, my only experience with it back in the day is a friends dad had one but NO ONE WAS ALLOWED TO PLAY IT 😛 I also have the 2600 adapter, 2 actually, one stock and one that has been modded to work either connected to the 5200 OR as a standalone 2600 console, I really hope to get around to do some up to date videos on it all again someday, here is a couple of my old videos on it: Here I talk about getting a 5200 soon! This was, my god...9 years ago! First hook up and testing of the 5200 and some games ! My nice refurbished 5200 controller unboxing from BEST ELECTRONICS. Atarimax 5200 multicart Testing the ,multicart, refurbished controller and even a PC joystick adapter !
  12. RIP - Kurt Thomas, Champion Gymnast and Star of ‘Gymkata,’ Dies at 64. Sad to hear so young, unfortunate cause as well 😞 "The worlds of elite gymnastics and cult film have lost one of their greatest stars. International Gymnast Media reports that Kurt Thomas, the world-champion gymnast turned hero of the beloved 1985 movie Gymkata, died on Friday after he suffered a “tear of the basilar artery in the brain stem” and a severe stroke in late May. Thomas was only 64 years old.https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ny-kurt-thomas-20200606-uhxysya5kbgp5do2slymrq4wge-story.html

     

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  13. RIP - ANTHONY JAMES - He was awesome as a spooky chauffeur in Burnt Offerings (1976) ! Always a great as a menacing or sleazy character in movies and TV shows! One of those actors that just helped everyone else shine. 

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/anthony-james-dead-actor-unforgiven-heat-night-was-77-1296310

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  14. 😆😛Careful what you wish for ! - Though I'd totally watch that! -
  15. Seen this today and it gave me a smile. Feel free to drop any image (within respectful boundaries obviously) that entertained you or made you smile.
  16. Whelp, time to dispose of the old VHS and tapes of old home movies! 😜😎

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    2. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      I think I will always keep 1 VCR, I don't know, I have this worry for some reason I will want to record on it specifically to create something with that VCR effect, though I plan to get rid of most tapes, which seems difficult here for some reason, I don't want to pay and I don't want to end up in landfill, not sure allowed to throw in garbage? Nobody seems to want to accept used recording tapes 😜But anyway, as I was saying, yeah keep one VCR and oddly I have a few multi-packs of UNUSED and SEALED Fuji and Maxwell tapes because they were left downstairs (we have an "area" downstairs where fellow residents just leave things they think others might want) so if I DO want to record something on VHS I have nice unused tapes. I am always torn letting things go but also can never resist items that meet two criteria 1. Free 2. New. 

    3. RickR

      RickR

      I know those feelings so well!

      On the pre-recorded tapes, my local library took them to sell in their little store.  A thrift store took the sealed blank tapes.  And sadly, the tapes with my recordings on them all went in the trash (I did recycle the cardboard sleeves). 

      Funny story:  Just yesterday, my son was in a panic because the power cord to his laptop was broken.  No problem, I pulled out a shoebox full of power bricks and cords and found an exact match.  So it's good to keep some things sometimes, as long as there is room to store them.

       

    4. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Yes! I LOVE that feeling, the SONY VAIO laptop I found, it is ancient and slow but beautiful, the only thing was, no PSU sitting in the electronics bin with it, no problem, I had one that I snagged ages ago, the exact spec model, I was pretty damn happy about that! 

  17. Just having fun here, ATARI was king back in the day, hell must have been a blast to work there in the early days (we've heard the stories) but commercials like THIS you'd likely never see today 😆😆 I mean, I LOVE IT but the ending especially did kind of make me go WTF? 😜😆 Nothing was too insane or out there back in the day, would love to have been a fly on the wall during these marketing pitches! Bless'em, I MISS those days!
  18. It is funny though I do not watch many of my favorite TV shows I grew up with how hearing one of those opening intro themes one is instantly taken back! . A few immediately come to mind, my god within the first note or two I would instantly turn my head towards the TV 😆 MASH Not often heard but WITH LYRICS ! 😮👍 All in the Family Frasier Cheers PLEASE POST YOUR FAVORITES ! PERHAPS SOMETHING LESSER KNOWN THAT YOU LOVED ! 🍻
  19. So THIS just popped up in my subscribed videos thread and honestly, I would actually consider getting this. At least it seems to know what it is and I would definitely choose it over the AtariVCS (To be clear I speak of the new modern AtariVCS offering we've yet to see anyone actually receive, you would have to pry any of my original Atari VCS consoles from my cold dead hands ! 😆😜 ). Hell, maybe just get the AtariVCS shell and stick THIS inside? 🤔😜New Micro Center Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming Kit with 100 Licensed ATARI Games!
    1. BlackCatz40

      BlackCatz40

      Too bad that he is gone. He lived a long life, though. Bummer…

    2. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Yea, it is sad he is gone.  Now when we get to the pearly gates we will hear, "You keep a knocking but you can't come in!"

    3. BlackCatz40

      BlackCatz40

      LOL! Yeah, right. :)

  20. RE: N64 😎 I am a huge Resident Evil games fan so of course even though my first experience of it was on Playstation I simply HAD to own a original N64 cart as shown. It's just loose cart and I have not played it in years (Hope it still saves?) but it is one of only a handful of original N64 carts I still own as I use my Everdrive mostly. Still, look forward to trying it out again soon, what they achieved on a N64 cart was impressive. 😍

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    2. RickR

      RickR

      There is something very special about the N64, despite all the criticism.  Plugging in a cartridge and playing straight-away makes it a throwback to the oldest days of gaming.  Sweetness.

      Enjoy that game and let us know how it goes. 

    3. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      The N64 was the last of the cartridge systems.  I have to admit that I admire that console.  It has some great games both 1st and 3rd party.  Midway supported it very well as did Rare. I have a lot of good memories on the console with the RUSH series and the Rare platformer/adventure games (Gemini, Conker, Banjo, Perfect Dark, etc.).  I could listen to the Cruis' N World theme all day long and not get tired of it.  The only aspect of the N64 I had issues with were with the controllers.  I would wear out the thumbsticks in about three months.  And it was hard for me to find aftermarket controllers that were comfortable.  It's just a neat and unique system to own with fun choices of colors, only cartridge system to make use of an expansion port (for something other than a CD-ROM), and is overall pleasing to use.  The controllers are surprisingly comfortable and easy to use and they don't cause cramps.

      I've never played RE on the N64, only on PS.  I'd like to know how it stands up today.  Oh...F-Zero on the N64 is a no-brainer.  That's a must-own N64 title! 

    4. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      😎😉Now, I typically use my Everdrive but I have a pretty small but ok collection of original carts. I think I got most in a lot some time back, Ogre Battle 64 was sent to me from a fellow youtuber who said it was a good one. I would definitely play most of these happily though Quest 64 I have heard is not so great? Also, I am not much of a Pokemon fan in any capacity but I think it requires a separate accessory pak which I have but it is missing the Mic that plugs into it. Anyone know if I can plug any mic with a plug that fits? Maybe the mic from my Dreamcast vmu for playing Seaman? That would be a funny alternative. Of course Shadows of the Empire, Resident Evil 2 and Goldeneye are my favorites, of the rest does anyone have a favorite or even one you cannot stand? Thanks.image.jpeg.3fadf1188e2d9ccdac5568e9312c9467.jpeg

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