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    HDN got a reaction from Atari Creep for a status update, HAPPY ATARIVERSARY! One year ago today, I finally got the system of my dreams after w   
    HAPPY ATARIVERSARY! One year ago today, I finally got the system of my dreams after wanting one for years and years. I'm very happy to finally have these systems and I can't believe it's been a year already!
    I've gone a little cuckoo for Atari collecting these past 365 days. I've collected close to 100 Atari 2600 cartridges! I also have around 25 games for my 7800 (thanks to the site for convincing me to get that awesome system). Many of the games I've gotten from Atari.io. Special thanks to @RickR, @chas10e, @socrates63, @cjherr, and @Scott Stilphen (I really hope I'm not forgetting anybody). A lot of you sent me free games completely out of the blue, which you didn't need to do. I'm very grateful, and I'm trying to find a way to repay you.
    Some of my accomplishments thus far:
    I finally found in the wild (and bought) my favorite game, Tunnel Runner!
    I lucked in to getting Flag Capture and Adventure, which had been hard to find for me (thanks Young!)
    I revived a broken Atari 2600! It was super corroded and needed a good scrubbing.
    I gave games a second chance and grew to like them, like GORF and Dragster to name a few (thanks Rick for teaching me how to play Dragsterand Chas10e for sending me GORF out of the blue!)
    I got my first-ever CIB retro games (thanks Jon for saving your boxes from forty years ago, and thanks Young for sending Gravitar!)
    I have been working on building a decent collection of home arcade ports for my 2600. I'm proud of it so far! I hope to expand further in the future!
    I joined various Atari communities, including this one (especially this one)!
    I wrote in to an Atari podcast! (thanks @fergojisan for putting up with me)
    I got an Atari 7800 as well! (thanks to CJ for sending me so many games! Some were pretty rare and it was very kind of you to do that!)
    I participated in many Atari-related challenges here at Atari.io! (thanks @Justin for setting them up, and thanks Rick for trading me Galaxian for one of said challenges!)
    I hacked my DSi, so for the first time I can play all the Atari 2600 I want WHEREVER I want!
    I taught myself how to fix controllers because I was a cheapskate with the Atari and didn't want to buy new controllers! I also know new methods of cleaning games and systems.
    After wanting to do it for some time but not having the equipment to do so, I finally starting making gaming videos, including Atari videos! I hope to shoot Atari Night ep. 2: 7800 games, soon! There have been a few delays this weekend.
    I started a blog!
    I discovered some great new gaming channels on YouTube with lots of Atari content, like @nosweargamer and @Atari Creep! (I already knew about @Willie!)
    But, most importantly, I made a lot of new retro gaming friends along the way! People who will listen to my silly rants about games from before my time and talk about it with me. Seriously, YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! THANK YOU ALL!
    My Atari journey is far from over. What do I hope to accomplish on year two? Here are just a few select things.
    Complete my Atari 2600 and 7800 Nintendo subsets. I love Nintendo, and I'm really close to having all of their games for my 2600 and 7800! All I need is Donkey Kong Junior on the 2600 and Mario Brothers on the 7800. Should be easy! I just have to keep my eyes peeled.
    Collect more home arcade ports!
    Maybe get some homebrews? If I can afford it, that is!
    Build a real arcade-style controller? I know I've wanted to for some time now.
    Give one of my 2600s back to its original owner! I have wanted to do this pretty much since I got my first two 2600s, but with the pandemic I haven't been able to visit Jon and give it back. I have been slowly collecting parts like adapters and controllers for him, and I plan on buying some games from somebody here for him. He said that he would maybe like it back someday, just not with the pandemic. I think that it'll be safe to return it before March 1st of 2022.
    Get some keypad controllers, and games to go with it! I only have a video touch pad now.
    Keep on collecting!
    Really, thank you all for being there. This has been a fun journey to go on, and I'm happy to have people willing to join me. You're the best, all of you.
    Take care and best wishes,
    Harrison D. N.
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    HDN got a reaction from socrates63 for a status update, HAPPY ATARIVERSARY! One year ago today, I finally got the system of my dreams after w   
    HAPPY ATARIVERSARY! One year ago today, I finally got the system of my dreams after wanting one for years and years. I'm very happy to finally have these systems and I can't believe it's been a year already!
    I've gone a little cuckoo for Atari collecting these past 365 days. I've collected close to 100 Atari 2600 cartridges! I also have around 25 games for my 7800 (thanks to the site for convincing me to get that awesome system). Many of the games I've gotten from Atari.io. Special thanks to @RickR, @chas10e, @socrates63, @cjherr, and @Scott Stilphen (I really hope I'm not forgetting anybody). A lot of you sent me free games completely out of the blue, which you didn't need to do. I'm very grateful, and I'm trying to find a way to repay you.
    Some of my accomplishments thus far:
    I finally found in the wild (and bought) my favorite game, Tunnel Runner!
    I lucked in to getting Flag Capture and Adventure, which had been hard to find for me (thanks Young!)
    I revived a broken Atari 2600! It was super corroded and needed a good scrubbing.
    I gave games a second chance and grew to like them, like GORF and Dragster to name a few (thanks Rick for teaching me how to play Dragsterand Chas10e for sending me GORF out of the blue!)
    I got my first-ever CIB retro games (thanks Jon for saving your boxes from forty years ago, and thanks Young for sending Gravitar!)
    I have been working on building a decent collection of home arcade ports for my 2600. I'm proud of it so far! I hope to expand further in the future!
    I joined various Atari communities, including this one (especially this one)!
    I wrote in to an Atari podcast! (thanks @fergojisan for putting up with me)
    I got an Atari 7800 as well! (thanks to CJ for sending me so many games! Some were pretty rare and it was very kind of you to do that!)
    I participated in many Atari-related challenges here at Atari.io! (thanks @Justin for setting them up, and thanks Rick for trading me Galaxian for one of said challenges!)
    I hacked my DSi, so for the first time I can play all the Atari 2600 I want WHEREVER I want!
    I taught myself how to fix controllers because I was a cheapskate with the Atari and didn't want to buy new controllers! I also know new methods of cleaning games and systems.
    After wanting to do it for some time but not having the equipment to do so, I finally starting making gaming videos, including Atari videos! I hope to shoot Atari Night ep. 2: 7800 games, soon! There have been a few delays this weekend.
    I started a blog!
    I discovered some great new gaming channels on YouTube with lots of Atari content, like @nosweargamer and @Atari Creep! (I already knew about @Willie!)
    But, most importantly, I made a lot of new retro gaming friends along the way! People who will listen to my silly rants about games from before my time and talk about it with me. Seriously, YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! THANK YOU ALL!
    My Atari journey is far from over. What do I hope to accomplish on year two? Here are just a few select things.
    Complete my Atari 2600 and 7800 Nintendo subsets. I love Nintendo, and I'm really close to having all of their games for my 2600 and 7800! All I need is Donkey Kong Junior on the 2600 and Mario Brothers on the 7800. Should be easy! I just have to keep my eyes peeled.
    Collect more home arcade ports!
    Maybe get some homebrews? If I can afford it, that is!
    Build a real arcade-style controller? I know I've wanted to for some time now.
    Give one of my 2600s back to its original owner! I have wanted to do this pretty much since I got my first two 2600s, but with the pandemic I haven't been able to visit Jon and give it back. I have been slowly collecting parts like adapters and controllers for him, and I plan on buying some games from somebody here for him. He said that he would maybe like it back someday, just not with the pandemic. I think that it'll be safe to return it before March 1st of 2022.
    Get some keypad controllers, and games to go with it! I only have a video touch pad now.
    Keep on collecting!
    Really, thank you all for being there. This has been a fun journey to go on, and I'm happy to have people willing to join me. You're the best, all of you.
    Take care and best wishes,
    Harrison D. N.
  3. Like
    HDN got a reaction from RickR for a status update, HAPPY ATARIVERSARY! One year ago today, I finally got the system of my dreams after w   
    HAPPY ATARIVERSARY! One year ago today, I finally got the system of my dreams after wanting one for years and years. I'm very happy to finally have these systems and I can't believe it's been a year already!
    I've gone a little cuckoo for Atari collecting these past 365 days. I've collected close to 100 Atari 2600 cartridges! I also have around 25 games for my 7800 (thanks to the site for convincing me to get that awesome system). Many of the games I've gotten from Atari.io. Special thanks to @RickR, @chas10e, @socrates63, @cjherr, and @Scott Stilphen (I really hope I'm not forgetting anybody). A lot of you sent me free games completely out of the blue, which you didn't need to do. I'm very grateful, and I'm trying to find a way to repay you.
    Some of my accomplishments thus far:
    I finally found in the wild (and bought) my favorite game, Tunnel Runner!
    I lucked in to getting Flag Capture and Adventure, which had been hard to find for me (thanks Young!)
    I revived a broken Atari 2600! It was super corroded and needed a good scrubbing.
    I gave games a second chance and grew to like them, like GORF and Dragster to name a few (thanks Rick for teaching me how to play Dragsterand Chas10e for sending me GORF out of the blue!)
    I got my first-ever CIB retro games (thanks Jon for saving your boxes from forty years ago, and thanks Young for sending Gravitar!)
    I have been working on building a decent collection of home arcade ports for my 2600. I'm proud of it so far! I hope to expand further in the future!
    I joined various Atari communities, including this one (especially this one)!
    I wrote in to an Atari podcast! (thanks @fergojisan for putting up with me)
    I got an Atari 7800 as well! (thanks to CJ for sending me so many games! Some were pretty rare and it was very kind of you to do that!)
    I participated in many Atari-related challenges here at Atari.io! (thanks @Justin for setting them up, and thanks Rick for trading me Galaxian for one of said challenges!)
    I hacked my DSi, so for the first time I can play all the Atari 2600 I want WHEREVER I want!
    I taught myself how to fix controllers because I was a cheapskate with the Atari and didn't want to buy new controllers! I also know new methods of cleaning games and systems.
    After wanting to do it for some time but not having the equipment to do so, I finally starting making gaming videos, including Atari videos! I hope to shoot Atari Night ep. 2: 7800 games, soon! There have been a few delays this weekend.
    I started a blog!
    I discovered some great new gaming channels on YouTube with lots of Atari content, like @nosweargamer and @Atari Creep! (I already knew about @Willie!)
    But, most importantly, I made a lot of new retro gaming friends along the way! People who will listen to my silly rants about games from before my time and talk about it with me. Seriously, YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! THANK YOU ALL!
    My Atari journey is far from over. What do I hope to accomplish on year two? Here are just a few select things.
    Complete my Atari 2600 and 7800 Nintendo subsets. I love Nintendo, and I'm really close to having all of their games for my 2600 and 7800! All I need is Donkey Kong Junior on the 2600 and Mario Brothers on the 7800. Should be easy! I just have to keep my eyes peeled.
    Collect more home arcade ports!
    Maybe get some homebrews? If I can afford it, that is!
    Build a real arcade-style controller? I know I've wanted to for some time now.
    Give one of my 2600s back to its original owner! I have wanted to do this pretty much since I got my first two 2600s, but with the pandemic I haven't been able to visit Jon and give it back. I have been slowly collecting parts like adapters and controllers for him, and I plan on buying some games from somebody here for him. He said that he would maybe like it back someday, just not with the pandemic. I think that it'll be safe to return it before March 1st of 2022.
    Get some keypad controllers, and games to go with it! I only have a video touch pad now.
    Keep on collecting!
    Really, thank you all for being there. This has been a fun journey to go on, and I'm happy to have people willing to join me. You're the best, all of you.
    Take care and best wishes,
    Harrison D. N.
  4. Like
    HDN got a reaction from nosweargamer for a status update, HAPPY ATARIVERSARY! One year ago today, I finally got the system of my dreams after w   
    HAPPY ATARIVERSARY! One year ago today, I finally got the system of my dreams after wanting one for years and years. I'm very happy to finally have these systems and I can't believe it's been a year already!
    I've gone a little cuckoo for Atari collecting these past 365 days. I've collected close to 100 Atari 2600 cartridges! I also have around 25 games for my 7800 (thanks to the site for convincing me to get that awesome system). Many of the games I've gotten from Atari.io. Special thanks to @RickR, @chas10e, @socrates63, @cjherr, and @Scott Stilphen (I really hope I'm not forgetting anybody). A lot of you sent me free games completely out of the blue, which you didn't need to do. I'm very grateful, and I'm trying to find a way to repay you.
    Some of my accomplishments thus far:
    I finally found in the wild (and bought) my favorite game, Tunnel Runner!
    I lucked in to getting Flag Capture and Adventure, which had been hard to find for me (thanks Young!)
    I revived a broken Atari 2600! It was super corroded and needed a good scrubbing.
    I gave games a second chance and grew to like them, like GORF and Dragster to name a few (thanks Rick for teaching me how to play Dragsterand Chas10e for sending me GORF out of the blue!)
    I got my first-ever CIB retro games (thanks Jon for saving your boxes from forty years ago, and thanks Young for sending Gravitar!)
    I have been working on building a decent collection of home arcade ports for my 2600. I'm proud of it so far! I hope to expand further in the future!
    I joined various Atari communities, including this one (especially this one)!
    I wrote in to an Atari podcast! (thanks @fergojisan for putting up with me)
    I got an Atari 7800 as well! (thanks to CJ for sending me so many games! Some were pretty rare and it was very kind of you to do that!)
    I participated in many Atari-related challenges here at Atari.io! (thanks @Justin for setting them up, and thanks Rick for trading me Galaxian for one of said challenges!)
    I hacked my DSi, so for the first time I can play all the Atari 2600 I want WHEREVER I want!
    I taught myself how to fix controllers because I was a cheapskate with the Atari and didn't want to buy new controllers! I also know new methods of cleaning games and systems.
    After wanting to do it for some time but not having the equipment to do so, I finally starting making gaming videos, including Atari videos! I hope to shoot Atari Night ep. 2: 7800 games, soon! There have been a few delays this weekend.
    I started a blog!
    I discovered some great new gaming channels on YouTube with lots of Atari content, like @nosweargamer and @Atari Creep! (I already knew about @Willie!)
    But, most importantly, I made a lot of new retro gaming friends along the way! People who will listen to my silly rants about games from before my time and talk about it with me. Seriously, YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! THANK YOU ALL!
    My Atari journey is far from over. What do I hope to accomplish on year two? Here are just a few select things.
    Complete my Atari 2600 and 7800 Nintendo subsets. I love Nintendo, and I'm really close to having all of their games for my 2600 and 7800! All I need is Donkey Kong Junior on the 2600 and Mario Brothers on the 7800. Should be easy! I just have to keep my eyes peeled.
    Collect more home arcade ports!
    Maybe get some homebrews? If I can afford it, that is!
    Build a real arcade-style controller? I know I've wanted to for some time now.
    Give one of my 2600s back to its original owner! I have wanted to do this pretty much since I got my first two 2600s, but with the pandemic I haven't been able to visit Jon and give it back. I have been slowly collecting parts like adapters and controllers for him, and I plan on buying some games from somebody here for him. He said that he would maybe like it back someday, just not with the pandemic. I think that it'll be safe to return it before March 1st of 2022.
    Get some keypad controllers, and games to go with it! I only have a video touch pad now.
    Keep on collecting!
    Really, thank you all for being there. This has been a fun journey to go on, and I'm happy to have people willing to join me. You're the best, all of you.
    Take care and best wishes,
    Harrison D. N.
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    HDN got a reaction from socrates63 for a status update, Two great new finds.   
    Two great new finds.

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    HDN got a reaction from nosweargamer for a status update, Two great new finds.   
    Two great new finds.

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    HDN got a reaction from Atari 5200 Guy for a status update, Two great new finds.   
    Two great new finds.

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    HDN got a reaction from RickR for a status update, Two great new finds.   
    Two great new finds.

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    HDN got a reaction from RickR for a status update, Spring is upon us, finally! HERE COMES THE SUN, DO DO DO DO!   
    Spring is upon us, finally! HERE COMES THE SUN, DO DO DO DO!
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    HDN reacted to socrates63 for a status update, Hello, I/O! I wanted to provide a quick personal update. I suffered a big heart attac   
    Hello, I/O!
    I wanted to provide a quick personal update. I suffered a big heart attack and had open heart surgery on Wednesday last week. I was discharged and returned home yesterday. I’ve missed the I/O community. I hope everyone is well. I am on the road to recovery and doing as well as can be. Life is good. God is good all the time.
    The doctor said I should expect 70% recovery by two months time, so it’ll still be a while before I can actively join the fun here, I suspect. I’m hoping that I’ll be feeling well enough to pop in from time to time to check up on this wonderful community. I bought a Turbo Express a while back in anticipation of the scoring challenge but oh well 😭
    Live life! Stay strong and safe! ❤️🕹
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    HDN reacted to nosweargamer for a status update, I'm closing in on both my 250th Atari 2600 game review and my 700th episode. So I'm p   
    I'm closing in on both my 250th Atari 2600 game review and my 700th episode. So I'm planning to do something special for my next three episodes...
     

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    HDN reacted to Funkmaster V for a status update, Asteroids Deluxe not only sounds like it comes with all the veggies, cheese and possi   
    Asteroids Deluxe not only sounds like it comes with all the veggies, cheese and possibly bacon, its probably the best game in the space rock family. http://www.atari7800forever.com/adeluxe.html
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    HDN got a reaction from Justin for a status update, When @Justin features your topic.   
    When @Justin features your topic.

  14. Haha
    HDN got a reaction from MaximumRD for a status update, When @Justin features your topic.   
    When @Justin features your topic.

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    HDN reacted to Justin for a status update, ⏲️ Attack of the Timelord!, our very first Odyssey 2 High Score Squad Challenge is up   
    ⏲️ Attack of the Timelord!, our very first Odyssey 2 High Score Squad Challenge is up! Enjoy! 
     
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    HDN reacted to RickR for a status update, I think I should play some "ice" based games today!   
    I think I should play some "ice" based games today! 

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    HDN got a reaction from RickR for a status update, My mom FINALLY budged and let me take Drivers Ed. YES! However, there is one problem.   
    My mom FINALLY budged and let me take Drivers Ed. YES! 
    However, there is one problem. I can't stop thinking of Night Driver. Beep beep!
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    HDN reacted to RickR for a status update, I've been selling stuff...slowly. Next on the docket will be a very rare "Interact" c   
    I've been selling stuff...slowly.
    Next on the docket will be a very rare "Interact" computer with a bunch of tapes and paperwork. 
     



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    HDN got a reaction from Sabertooth for a status update, I only buy my boxed games in mint condition.   
    I only buy my boxed games in mint condition.

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    HDN got a reaction from nosweargamer for a status update, I only buy my boxed games in mint condition.   
    I only buy my boxed games in mint condition.

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    HDN reacted to socrates63 for a status update, I've been pretty quiet in the I/O lately because I came down with COVID-19. My wife c   
    I've been pretty quiet in the I/O lately because I came down with COVID-19. My wife came down with symptoms over a week ago (got tested and confirmed) and a couple of days later, I started experiencing symptoms. A few days after me, my elder son became symptomatic and a couple of days later, the younger son became symptomatic.
    It's a day to day thing -- some days are worse than others. Hopefully, things will be much better for me after this week. My wife was feeling very good today, so hopefully, she's on the mends. Lots of body aches and low grade fever.
    Gaming wise, I haven't been able to play much if at all. However, I've watched a lot of Star Trek while resting.
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    HDN got a reaction from nosweargamer for a status update, For absolutely no reason, I watched Little Shop of Horrors yesterday in the middle of   
    For absolutely no reason, I watched Little Shop of Horrors yesterday in the middle of the night. Just out of nowhere I decided to watch it on my phone.
    I should clarify that this is the 1960 version I watched, not the musical. I've never seen the musical/movie adaptation of it before.
    I honestly loved this movie so much. It's not good, mind you, but it's entertaining. It's campy and corny as all hell. I laughed a couple of times actually. It's nice that it doesn't take itself too seriously. There's one scene in the movie when Audrey comes over to Semour's mother's house for dinner. She takes a drink of something and says something along the lines of "This tastes like cough syrup". Without skipping a beat, the mother says "Doctor FLYNN'S cough syrup!" That got a chuckle out of me. There are a lot of little moments like that and plenty of slapstick as well. That stuff just makes this low-budget film burst with charm.
    This movie reminds me a TON of Help!, the Beatles film. The humor is very similar in the two. 
    I highly recommend watching this "so bad it's good" movie. I love this. I know it isn't everybody's cup of tea but it's at least worth a shot. It's up on YouTube in its entirety.
     
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    HDN got a reaction from RickR for a status update, For absolutely no reason, I watched Little Shop of Horrors yesterday in the middle of   
    For absolutely no reason, I watched Little Shop of Horrors yesterday in the middle of the night. Just out of nowhere I decided to watch it on my phone.
    I should clarify that this is the 1960 version I watched, not the musical. I've never seen the musical/movie adaptation of it before.
    I honestly loved this movie so much. It's not good, mind you, but it's entertaining. It's campy and corny as all hell. I laughed a couple of times actually. It's nice that it doesn't take itself too seriously. There's one scene in the movie when Audrey comes over to Semour's mother's house for dinner. She takes a drink of something and says something along the lines of "This tastes like cough syrup". Without skipping a beat, the mother says "Doctor FLYNN'S cough syrup!" That got a chuckle out of me. There are a lot of little moments like that and plenty of slapstick as well. That stuff just makes this low-budget film burst with charm.
    This movie reminds me a TON of Help!, the Beatles film. The humor is very similar in the two. 
    I highly recommend watching this "so bad it's good" movie. I love this. I know it isn't everybody's cup of tea but it's at least worth a shot. It's up on YouTube in its entirety.
     
  24. Haha
    HDN got a reaction from Sabertooth for a status update, Pitfall II is good. BallBlazer is good. The friend zone is NOT good. Unfortunately, I   
    Pitfall II is good. BallBlazer is good. The friend zone is NOT good.
    Unfortunately, I don’t have BallBlazer or Pitfall II, but I AM in the friend zone. Life’s a bitch, ain’t it?
  25. Sad
    HDN got a reaction from socrates63 for a status update, Pitfall II is good. BallBlazer is good. The friend zone is NOT good. Unfortunately, I   
    Pitfall II is good. BallBlazer is good. The friend zone is NOT good.
    Unfortunately, I don’t have BallBlazer or Pitfall II, but I AM in the friend zone. Life’s a bitch, ain’t it?
  26. Sad
    HDN got a reaction from 1Littlebeast for a status update, Pitfall II is good. BallBlazer is good. The friend zone is NOT good. Unfortunately, I   
    Pitfall II is good. BallBlazer is good. The friend zone is NOT good.
    Unfortunately, I don’t have BallBlazer or Pitfall II, but I AM in the friend zone. Life’s a bitch, ain’t it?
  27. Sad
    HDN got a reaction from RickR for a status update, Pitfall II is good. BallBlazer is good. The friend zone is NOT good. Unfortunately, I   
    Pitfall II is good. BallBlazer is good. The friend zone is NOT good.
    Unfortunately, I don’t have BallBlazer or Pitfall II, but I AM in the friend zone. Life’s a bitch, ain’t it?
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