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Rocker67

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Rocker67 last won the day on December 12 2020

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About Rocker67

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    Atari Aged
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    Too Much To List-Depends on mood
  • Currently Listening To
    Whatever pops up on the iPod
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship Status
    Married
  • Current City
    Garland, TX
  • Hometown
    Rowlett, TX
  • First Console
    Atari 2600
  • Favorite Pizza Place
    Domino's
  • Favorite Arcade Game
    Crazy Climber
  • Favorite Board Game
    Hero's Quest
  • Favorite Movie
    Star Wars Franchise
  • Favorite TV Show
    The Twilight Zone
  • Favorite Comic Book Hero
    Wonder Woman
  • What I got at Toys Я Us
    Video Games
  • Podcast I Recommend
    2600 Game BY Game Podcast

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  1. Guess we will find out in February if there are other major changes. Love how they want to be the premier auction site but are making it harder to use the site for sellers. My guess is they might be doing it to help fight against scamming sellers by making a little harder to become a seller.
  2. A question on this. Will they still be accepting payments from buyers by PayPal? I feel safer making purchases by PayPal instead of credit card or bank withdrawal as I feel there is some protection from fraud that way.
  3. Since everyone is either doing videos or pictures I decided I needed to do the same so here are my pictures of my names.
  4. I posted this on the AtariCreep’s discord after I saw his video, but I will also post it here. I did my name with all 2600 games I owned the first time around when I owned the 2600 brand new in the early 80’s. I did both my real name and my name on here. R-Raiders of the Los Ark. J-Joust O-Outlaw. I-Ice Hockey C-Carnival. M-M*A*S*H K-kaboom! M-Mountain King E-E.T. the Extra-terrestrial. Y-Yar’s Revenge R-Reactor This was fun looking at and everyone of the games was a favorite growing up. I am so glad I did not have to choose games that were not really my favorites. It was a good representation of the type of games I love to this day.
  5. Some iconic themes I remember growing up was Hill Streets Blues and the Twilight Zone, and during the summers when I would veg out in front of the TV was Hogan's Heroes, The Munsters, and Get Smart. if I find videos, I will post them later.
  6. This was probably my favorite theme growing up. I remember running home from school everyday because we got out around 3 and it started at 3:30. it was over a mile to school, but I always made it just in time. Battle of the Planets was on at 3 and during the summer I could catch both here on Channel 11 in Dallas.
  7. I have a PS3 and some of the games I love to play and the kids love to play with me are the LEGO series games. Start out with Lego Star Wars as it will give you the feel of how the others games work and add to the controls.
  8. I saw this and started thinking the same thing. Their first response would be that mom never played any games as she hates technology and technology hates her. 🙂 Me, they would probably say the Sims 3 or Sims 4 as I have been trying to complete some challenges on these games and I played them a lot around the holidays because I was on vacation. They might also say Star Wars as I have one of the Arcade1up machines. One other thing they might mention is one of the Arcade Archives on the Switch. I have been playing a lot of Crazy Climber and I am trying to better my score on Time Pilot as I am ranked, right now, number 60 on the Global Scoreboard. I cannot seem to get any higher as I keep getting interrupted playing that long and lose the groove.
  9. My first thought was the 2600 with its historical footprint and wide variety of games, but I ended up voting for the Commodore 64. It brought computer gaming to the next level with the sound chips and color graphics it could pull off. I know the Atari line of 8 bit computers were also big at the time and helped get more computers into homes, but it almost seemed to me at the time that the C64 was the first big gaming computer. I had one growing up, and it seemed all my friends also either had a C64, or when they came out, either the newer 64C or the 128. The Commodore also had great online services when modem prices started getting more reasonable and I was a member on Quantum Link for years, and I think that service ended up become AOL or one of the other big PC on-line service providers if I heard right. So I think the C64 had a huge impact on what we play and do on computers now.
  10. Very good question. I will say LEGO Star Wars games on the PS2. It shows that I am a sci-if nerd, and I especially love Star Wars. I like the humor in the game when it pokes fun at itself and the medium it comes from, and I love to try to find the humor in what is going on around me. It just it being LEGO, which is a child’s toy for the most part, shows I still feel like a kid inside sometimes.
  11. This one got me thinking. I guess I would answer it this way. Arcade-Super Pac-Man Console Then-2600 Pac-Man as it was all I had then. Console Now-It is hard to pick from all the available versions out now. Just on the 7800 we have Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Super Pac-Man, Jr. Pac-Man, and Baby Pac-Man home brews that are all so great in their own ways. But if we go with originally released games, I did put in a lot of hours into Ms. Pac- Man on the Lynx, so I guess that would be my answer now.
  12. My vote would be the 7800. When my C64 crashed on me back then, I jumped on board with the NES. I never even gave the 7800 the time of day as I had a 2600 growing up and just thought it would be more of the same. Now that I own a 7800 and see all the great games, like Food Fight and others, that came out, I wished I had gone that direction. The NES is a great system, but most of the games that came out for it were not that appealing to me. The 7800 library had more of the game play type of games that appeal to me, especially now with the home brew scene.
  13. I know I will probably mirror what others have already said, but it is a hobby to me. A hobby to me is a way to relax and escape from the everyday. It would be the same as collecting sports cards, comic books, LPs, or anything else like that. The hobby is the sport of finding the games, sorting them, and an extra benefit we get is playing them. It is a chance to escape, even if it is just for 30 minutes, the stress that normal life can burden us with.
  14. Some of the biggest feats for me might seem pretty simple for some. My main ones were beating ET and Raiders Of The Lost Ark on the 2600, rolling the scores on Asteroids and Video Pinball, and getting high enough scores to qualify for Activision patches but never getting a screen shot to send them in. Talking about that, I need to track down the guy on AtariAge who sells reproduction patches so I can see if he has Kaboom, Laser Blast, and the Starmaster ones.
  15. Seeing this remake and years ago we had a fan remake Elite, makes me wonder what other old games need a remake or have been remade from the old 8 bit computers? I have downloaded this now. Have to find time to play it in the next few days.
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