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AtariSphinx last won the day on January 25

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  • Currently Playing
    Atari 2600, Atari 8bit, NES, SNES, Sega Genesis
  • Gender
  • Current City
    CA, USA
  • Interests
    Retro gaming, hand held gaming, ancient history, video gaming history
  • First Console
    Atari 1200XL 8 bit computer
  • Favorite Arcade Game
    Ms Pac-Man
  • Podcast I Recommend
    Atari 2600 Game By Game
  • YouTube Channel I Like
    No Swear Gamer, Arcade USA, Mike Matei, MetalJesusRocks

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  1. I really liked the ps3 over xbox360 because of the exclusive games like uncharted and the fat ps3 is a nice looking system vs the slim. Definitely fix if possible.
  2. Nice! Just note not all PS3 fats are backward compatible with PS2 unless jail broken. All PS3 are fully compatible with PS1. The fat PS3 ones with 4 USB are PS2 hardware compatible (they have the actual PS2 emotion engine chip on hardware). These though tended to fail due to heat creating cracked solder joints. You will get the yellow light of death. There are videos on how to fix. There are a few limited fat 2 USB port ones that are software emulation PS2 compatible but Sony may have disabled that with a firmware update if the system was updated. There are a few websites that go into how to check.
  3. I have also heard it was because of limited cart memory available for this near launch game (Donkey Kong Jr has all the screens but a later release). Also heard it could have been done on purpose to not impact arcade cabinet sales/agreements. Not sure we will know.
  4. Gates of Zendocon (Difficulty B): 4,872,000 Recently got into the Lynx with Evercade. This one is fun; amazing what this handheld did in 1989 compared to Gameboy!
  5. Donkey Kong (Game B): 100,700 Will give this squad challenge a try. Played on original NES hardware. Made it to level 6.
  6. Agreed. Had one as a kid and loved how it looked then and still do now. Recently acquired an 800xl and like the smaller footprint yet similar design style.
  7. Jr Pac-Man: 517,860 Played this one recently at hardest level making this level now much easier after struggling with that. I am quite impressed with some of the YouTube videos I have seen and high scores.
  8. Here in my state was lucky to have many Fry's Electronics, couple of Microcenters, Circuit City, and many Radio Shacks. Frys was my favorite to just go and browse around, try out many of there demo areas, and loved the themes even as corny as they were. Lots of cables for every connector that you can need. Microcenters were great as I felt the employees were quite knowledgeable. Stores were smaller than Frys but quite fond of them. I only experienced Circuit City towards there end. Found it funny when I bought a $50 portable Sony CD Walkman and they were pushing a $75 2 year warranty. No thanks. Will buy another if it breaks. Radio shack had some nice educational items for kids back in the day. My favorite were there electronic kits to build circuits.
  9. For those that grew up in the 80s, this was interesting to see these old stores many of which I went to myself that are no longer around. He talks about the reasons which got me thinking of why I stopped going to some of these stores though I miss browsing around and trying out gadgets.
  10. 86 (+14) Some improvement! Playing with the swing type helped.
  11. 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.
  12. This is a great summary. I did the 820 ohm resistor add to my 4 switch rev 14 board and it did improve make the colors brighter. Worth the effort.
  13. Joust (7800, Intermediate): 71,150 Scored on emulator. Grew up playing the Atari computer version and recently played the 2600 which was able to roll. This version is really good but definitely more challenging than the other two like the arcade version. I have a version on the original Xbox (Midway Arcade Treasures) that would like to retry and see how it compares.
  14. For me, while not a dedicated gaming console, it is the Atari 400/800 systems and their derivatives. I may be biased as that was my first gaming system and first computer. I had the 1200XL version and was lucky that my close friend's dad worked at Atari. I played nearly 100 or so games most of which were great and had the best graphics for Atari games. Plus it was a computer so used word processing, paint programs, learned programming, and even arranged basic music. Between the C64's cost, marketing, and mass adoption it lost the computer/computer gaming space and the NES/remaining dedicated Atari consoles dominated the plug and play gaming space, the Atari computer line really was a niche product.
  15. Q*bert (A/A): 66,000 Probably my final effort. Really great port of this game.
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