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Rocker67

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    Rocker67 got a reaction from HDN in Pie Factory Podcast   
    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.
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    Rocker67 reacted to dauber in Pie Factory Podcast   
    Thanks to the response from Listeners Like You™, we decided to go back and address feedback from our previous episode. Your top ten desert island games (assuming your desert island has an adequate power source, of course) and of course all the other heartwarming (or heartburning?) dialog you're familiar with from Jim'n'Sean are discussed in this Very Special Episode®️.   https://piefactorypodcast.wordpress.com/2021/03/23/episode-120-revisited/
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    Rocker67 reacted to dauber in Pie Factory Podcast   
    'Swonderful. 'Smarvelous. 'Stime for episode 120! If each of the hosts of Pie Factory Podcast had his druthers, which games would he’d ruther have in his home arcade over all the other ones? Tune in to this exciting frost-biting candy-throwing installment to hear the gory details!

    https://piefactorypodcast.wordpress.com/2021/02/28/episode-120-our-top-ten/
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    Rocker67 reacted to AtariSphinx in Squad Challenge - NES Open Tournament Golf (NES)   
    86 (+14)
    Some improvement!  Playing with the swing type helped.

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    Rocker67 reacted to Justin in Squad Challenge - NES Open Tournament Golf (NES)   
    Here's my best score so far. I'm impressed by this little NES game. It's a lot of character for 8-bits of golf!
    My Best Score: -11

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    Rocker67 reacted to nosweargamer in Squad Challenge - NES Open Tournament Golf (NES)   
    88!
    It'll take real skill for someone to score higher 😄

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    Rocker67 reacted to RickR in Squad Challenge - NES Open Tournament Golf (NES)   
    105 (+33).  That's just about the same as my real golf game. 

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    Rocker67 reacted to AtariSphinx in Squad Challenge - NES Open Tournament Golf (NES)   
    90 (+18)!
    That 18th hole is tough!
    Never played this one before but used to love the Gameboy version of Golf.  Played that one against my friend with the Link cable as a kid. This one is good but I find the Gameboy take on it better.

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    Rocker67 reacted to RickR in Squad Challenge - NES Open Tournament Golf (NES)   
    Huge improvement here.  82 (+10)
     

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    Rocker67 reacted to RickR in Squad Challenge - NES Open Tournament Golf (NES)   
    I've played a ton of golf games over the years, but I've never tried this one.  It's fun!  Here's my quick review:
    Good Stuff
    Easy to learn, but difficult to master.  I like the games that don't over complicate things.  Using a standard hit meter is always a good sign.  But it isn't easy to get that swing just right.  That's a good thing -- it makes it more realistic Simple putting.  Again...why do so many golf games make it so hard?  This one is just right. Quick games.  18 holes takes about 30 minutes for me.  I love that.  Casual gaming at it's best.  And not a lot of button pushes to get from hole to hole. Nice courses.  Not too easy, not too tough. I love it.  Especially the greens surrounded by water.   Bad Stuff
    Needs more music variety. Needs more character variety Overall RickR grade:  A
     
    Hopefully, you guys will give this a try.  It's easy and fun.  Let me know if you need help with the game or emulation or whatever.
     
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    Rocker67 got a reaction from Control Issues in Hello from an Atari Fan in Texas   
    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.
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    Rocker67 reacted to HDN in The RCA Studio II Game by Game Podcast   
    The episode is out! It should be arriving on Apple Podcasts and other services soon. https://anchor.fm/harry-neubauer--nick-may/episodes/Episode-1---History-of-the-Studio-II-and-built-in-game-Freeway-essmob
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    Rocker67 reacted to Atari Creep in Atari is yummy.   
    My lumpy Atari Tarali. Meh I tried.
     

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    Rocker67 got a reaction from socrates63 in Hello from an Atari Fan in Texas   
    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.
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    Rocker67 got a reaction from Willie! in The RCA Studio II Game by Game Podcast   
    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.
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    Rocker67 got a reaction from HDN in The RCA Studio II Game by Game Podcast   
    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.
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    Rocker67 reacted to GRay Defender in When you don't have a Nintendo, enjoy Atari!   
    My go to would be Mountain King..
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    Rocker67 reacted to HDN in When you don't have a Nintendo, enjoy Atari!   
    Let's say you didn't have a Nintendo, but you really wanted to play Nintendo games like Super Mario and Zelda! Well, you can't, but you can play similar games! I invite you to think of your own Atari 2600 alternatives to NES games in the replies! Here are a few of mine:

    Instead of Zelda, play Adventure!
    Instead of Super Mario Brothers, play Pitfall!
    Instead of Punch-Out, play Boxing!
    Instead of Metroid, play Montezuma's Revenge!
    Instead of Rad Racer, play Fatal Run or Enduro!
    What are some you can think of?
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    Rocker67 reacted to Sabertooth in Activision Programmers Form New Retro Game Company   
    I also went with the Collector's Edition for the addition of the digital copy.  The Deluxe Edition was tempting but I don't have the space for all of the bonus items. 
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    Rocker67 reacted to CrossBow in Hello from an Atari Fan in Texas   
    No problem. Regardless of what path you take on this (If you do) you will be quite pleased with the results. 
    You can get McWill kits from Console5 here in the states for about $93 + shipping and would likely get in within a week.
    https://console5.com/store/mcwill-lcd-upgrade-kit-for-atari-lynx-ii-later-version-2.html
     
    The BennVenn screens are cheaper at basically $65 + shipping but as they come from Australia, it can take a while to get them. They also sell these on a pre-order basis meaning that once they have enough paid for upfront, they then get a batch made up and send it to you once they have them. The last order I placed for 2 screens from them took about 1 1/2 months for me to get it.
    https://bennvenn.myshopify.com/collections/aftermarket-lcds/products/drop-in-lcd-kit-solderless-drop-in-pre-order-revision6
     
    The capacitor and power refresh kits I would just get from Console5 as they are quality components and pricing is quite fair.
     
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    Rocker67 got a reaction from Sabertooth in Activision Programmers Form New Retro Game Company   
    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.
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    Rocker67 reacted to HDN in Your Greatest In-game Feats   
    This. This is my greatest achievement. The ring isn’t cracked.

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    Rocker67 reacted to TrekMD in Activision Programmers Form New Retro Game Company   
    I hope they fix whatever problems they had for the next game.  I had to clear the cache, try three browsers, etc.  I wanted to get the VIP edition but I kept getting an error message, so I got the Collector's edition instead. 
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    Rocker67 reacted to Sabertooth in Activision Programmers Form New Retro Game Company   
    Was able to get in and order. All three editions were available. I did have issues with my phone and desktop Firefox browser. Had to use Edge to get in. Looking forward to getting it later in the month. 
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    Rocker67 reacted to RickR in Activision Programmers Form New Retro Game Company   
    Demand must be super high!  That's good news! 
     
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