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Everything posted by Rocker67

  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.
  16. I finally bought myself one of them, and I cannot believe I waited so long to get one. It was about time a voice module came out for the 2600 since Odessey and Intellivision both had one. The only system that did not have a voice module was the Colecovision, if I am thinking right, and I remember the game Squish Em had voice in it.
  17. My mom was never into games much, but she would play when my dad brought out the Super Pong unit. My dad and me would always play games together, and I seem to think his favorites were Video Pinball and Asteroids on the 2600. We would also play long hours on different variations on Air Sea Battle and Combat.
  18. I will have to get this. I remember playing the 64 version and my friend and me nearly came out of our seats the first time an alien jumped up and started banging on the window.
  19. Same on both of those other ones. With all these homebrew arcade ports coming out for both the 2600 and the 7800, my pocket book is feeling a little more empty. I loved Gorf in the arcade, but I never did play the CBS version until later. My home version I always played was on my Vic-20. It was a pretty good port, but it was still missing the Galaxian stage. From everything I have seen there never was a port with all 5 stages, probably because of licensing.
  20. I just saw something that got me excited. Looks like Champ Games is doing a complete port of GORF for the 2600. They will be showing it off in their livestream this Friday. Is there anything these guys cannot create on the 2600. I have always loved the arcade game and it will be neat to be able to play all the levels and also to have speech in the game. I love how the homebrew community is continuing to breath new life into a system that is now over 40 years old.
  21. I can understand the issues here being mentioned. That is why I have so many back up systems. I also have an old Stelladapter I got off of AtariAge years ago that let me use original Joysticks and Paddles on the computer. If all my 2600s blew out tomorrow, I would not sell off my collection as I can emulate the games on the computer. I do not try to emulate a game unless it is freeware or I own an actual copy of the game. I am so thankful for the people who have created emulators for the computers so even if all the hardware does not exist anymore we can still play the games we love. Also, I am on the third time building my collection. At first I was okay with selling everything, but then later I start missing the games. It has taken a few sell offs for me to learn my lesson and not sell anything.
  22. The lights are for me to carry into the garage portion of the room. When we converted the garage, there was only one light fixture so we decided not to add a light into the other part.
  23. The one you could not see is Mountain King.
  24. I will agree about it being a bad port to the 2600. Wafers instead of dots, vitamins instead of prizes, and the background choice. But the way I rank whether the game is a bad port is gameplay. Does Pac-Man play like the arcade? For the most part yes. Could it have been better? Yes, as Ms. Pac-Man proved a year later. But all in all, at the time, for the 2600, I considered this a good game and played it a lot because it was what we had at the time. I look at this game and feel, like you said above, that this was a sign of the impending doom of Atari. Some of the decisions that were made at Atari at this time were very questionable. Rushing games out before they are finished, only black backgrounds for space games because people would be confused with a black background on Pac-Man, and the holding back of the 7800 and using the 2600 sound chip in it to save money. What could have been if decisions had been made with consumer in mind instead of the bottom dollar savings.
  25. Here is my game room tour. I have over 250 cib 2600 games, a nice little collection of 7800 games, and a nice collection of home brews with titles that interested me. I am not a completionist and do not want to own every game. I only get games that I want to play. I only have 42 games that are not in box, and I have manuals for a lot of them, but they are so expensive now that I hope to catch box only deals somewhere. I also have ps3 games and Nintendo games not pictured, but only a few and that is the part of the room still under construction.
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