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StormSurge

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StormSurge last won the day on November 10 2019

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About StormSurge

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  • Birthday 05/22/1973

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What's Up?

  • Mood
    lazy
  • Currently Playing
    PUBG, Civ 6
  • Currently Listening To
    Smoooooth yacht rock..
  • Gender
    Male
  • Current City
    FI, NY
  • Interests
    Video games! (2600, NES, Genesis, N64, Dreamcast, Xbox 360 & Xbox One)Star Wars, New York Mets, Miami Dolphins, UConn Huskies
  • First Console
    Atari 2600
  • Favorite Arcade Game
    Star Wars: Arcade Game
  • Favorite Board Game
    Axis & Allies
  • Favorite Movie
    Empire Strikes Back or BTTF
  • Favorite TV Show
    Seinfeld (The Wire, H:LOTS, Emergency, The Office, etc.)
  • Favorite Comic Book Hero
    GI Joe
  • What I got at Toys Я Us
    Any vintage SW toy or a Waterful
  • Podcast I Recommend
    Atari 2600 Game By Game
  • YouTube Channel I Like
    No Swear Gamer/Atari Creep
  • Quick, tell us a joke!
    A pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel on his pants, a peg leg and a parrot on his shoulder. The bartender says, "Hey, you've got a steering wheel on your pants."

    The pirate says, "Arrrr, I know. It's driving me nuts."

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  1. I’m jealous of all your rain! We might get hit with a little tropical system Friday night & pick up some needed rain. Rain at night = awesome sleeping atmosphere Rain during the day = perfect for being lazy & playing video games I despise summer. I can’t stand humidity. Give me fall & winter all year round. The Pacific NW sounds great, I would just need to be on a mountain to get some snow. 😀
  2. All is good here! New York (& CT, which basically where I live, even though it's technically NY) have done a great job (so far, knock on wood). My tiny island has seen the invasion of the summer people, but there are strict protocols in place (visitors are strongly encouraged to be tested prior to arriving, then quarantining until the results come in, masks everywhere, registering with the doctors office, who sends a symptom checker email out three times a week). So far, so good. Only a few cases here, but that can change quickly, as I know not everyone will follow the recommendations. I realize my situation here is pretty unique and these steps wouldn't be feasible anywhere else. They're also necessary, as we lack the health care infrastructure to handle an outbreak. Thanks for checking in @RickR! I hope you're doing well too! (That goes for everyone here! Hang in there!)
  3. I received this for my 9th birthday in May, 1982. It was the one gift I REALLY wanted & I was so pumped to get it. I didn't have a lot of arcades around and I didn't spend a lot of time at the ones near me. I played more arcade games at pizza places and bowling alleys. I had played Pac Man & loved it and was completely engrossed in Pac Mania. I was only 9 but I obviously realized it was not going to be arcade-accurate representation. I loved (& still do!) my Atari but I knew that it wasn't capable or giving a 100% authentic arcade experience. That didn't bother me. I loved the games that I played on it & Pac Man was no exception.
  4. I know how to start my car, put gas in it & wash it. That's it. 😀
  5. Pi kit is ordered, as well as the LCD driver. I'll probably order the buttons & joystick too, since they're cheap, but I'll hold off on the control deck, as that's not cheap. Wish me luck!!
  6. I'm also going to take some things from this one (power suggestion & buttons. I like the light up ones)
  7. Thanks @RickR! Here's the video I'm using as the starting point:
  8. I’m leaning towards trying to do this myself. I have a buddy who I can visit if (more likely, when) I fail at it, but I’m going to try. This will be my first time ever seeing a Raspberry Pi, let alone attempting to use one, so any insight would be appreciated.
  9. It's the small version, but still pretty cool: $99 Dig Dug Countercade
  10. Best Buy currently has them on sale for $99 in advance of the new & improved versions. I just bought the Dig Dug version. Someday, she'll play more than Dig Dug. 🙂
  11. So..... I would love a modded Arcade1UP Countercade. Nothing crazy, just adding a Raspberry Pi with an image containing oodles of vertical coin-op games, maybe a larger monitor & a better controller layout. The issue is that I have ZERO skills. It looks simple enough but the terminology alone, never mind understanding how all the components I'd have to add work together, is so daunting. If I have to drill a hole, FORGET IT! If anyone would like to do the work for me, for a fee, that would be AWESOME. I know there's a lot of very talented folks here & this should be a layup for you. I would provide all of the necessary parts & cover all shipping. Let me know & I'll provide some example videos of what I'm envisioning. Thanks for reading this far!
  12. You guys said perfectly. It's all about nostalgia for me. I grew up with gaming & it's never left me. I stupidly gave away all of my 2600 stuff around 1985 and spent the mid-90s buying it all back. Funcoland helped me pick up all the NES games that I wanted but never had. I've since pared down my collection, as space has dictated I can't keep everything I'd like, but that's okay. I keep the stuff that's important to me & thanks to emulation and other means, I'm still able to play the games I love or never had a chance to play, even though I don't physically have them anymore. I enjoy watching some video content on classic games, but that's not retro gaming to me. That's just another angle of a hobby/passion that I've had for the past 40 years.
  13. Happy Birthday!

    1. StormSurge

      StormSurge

      Thanks boss!!!

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