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Everything posted by Rocker67

  1. It has been a while since I sent feedback to Ferg. I always felt I was just repeating what others were saying. So until I feel like I have something to really add, I have been keeping quiet. I do love how these shows let the listeners add feedback and we get to hear all the differing opinions about games and maybe see them a little different in the end.
  2. I know I have been wanting one. I went to their website and sent a message for them to let me know if they decide to produce more. I have not heard anything yet. It has been a while since I did that.
  3. I saw the video Willie did a while back. It did look fun and reminded me of playing Street Racer when I was young. I also had the Tomy Digital Derby and now own 2 different model number versions and a couple of extra for parts. They are notorious for a small plastic part breaking where the timer stops. I am looking for a permanent repair but have not seen anything yet. I loved playing those old Tomy games and had others they sold.
  4. Once I got the laptop going, it also went smoothly for me with Chrome. I think it might have been two hours after sales started for me. I did get a Collectors version as I play on both original hardware and sometimes though emulation. I agree with you about the deluxe edition. It would have been nice, but where to store all those other items in the limited space I already have.
  5. Thank you for letting me know about this other option for upgrade. I will check them both out and see if one seems doable for me and then make my decision.
  6. I am thinking about the McWill screen. I did buy one Lynx cheap that has one bad pixel, so I do have one to use. Not sure if I want to send it off or try and do it myself. I am okay with a soldering iron, and have modded a 2600 and 7800, but when you get to surface mounted technology, it can be so much trickier.
  7. Talking about the big freeze. We lost power for 30 hours straight just East of Dallas. The temperature before the power came back on just dipped below 40 degrees in the house. MY house was built in the 70's and we replaced the original windows a few years ago, so that helped. Also had hot food to eat thankfully, but it sure felt weird outside in the snow grilling hamburgers and other items, but it was worth it.
  8. I also had issues with my iPad. I think it did say something about tablets maybe not working so well on a description somewhere. Had to get the laptop out and got my order in. I saw the reveal on Twitch Friday and it looks really fun. It was great listening to them all talking about how this came about. Someone asked if Steve Cartwright and others might come back and program and all they said that there is discussions with others about coming back but no names were mentioned. I also liked how they never said they were making homebrews as they are a company making games for the olde
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Since everyone is either doing videos or pictures I decided I needed to do the same so here are my pictures of my names.
  12. 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 Re
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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 ser
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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