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StormSurge

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  1. PRIZES 1. Pac Man Ghost Light 2. Pac Man Ghost Light 3. Set of Arcade Prints 4. Retro gaming puzzle 5. $25 Atari Age gift card 6. Super Mario pillow 7. Space Invaders cuff links & two repro Activision patches (Freeway & Pitfall!) 8. Pac Man pint glass 9. Pac Man Light (smaller than the other Pac Man lights) 10. Blinky Light (smaller than the other Pac Man lights) 11. Dig Dug Funko Pop 12. Game Boy Light 13. NES Coasters 14. $40 Amazon gift card PRIZE SELECTION ORDER 1. Soulblazer - $40 Amazon gift card 2. TrekMD - $25 AtariAge gift card 3. GRay Defender - Arcade prints 4. TV Stevie - Super Mario pillow 5. MightyMattD - Pac Man light 6. Strudders - Game Boy light 7. socrates63 - Dig Dug Funko Pop 8. AtariCreep 9. RickR 10. nosweargamer 11. Hugh 12. GreatSaiyaman81 13. fergojisan 14. MattB Once each prize is selected, I will update this list. I will ship all prizes this week. Thanks again!!! https://youtu.be/Z2O4ZyxHDKM
  2. Here is what I believe to be the final list of donors: 1. socrates632. RickR3. nosweargamer4. TrekMD5. AtariCreep6. Hugh7. Strudders8. GRay Defender9. MattBuc10. tvstevie11. fergojisan 12. Soulblazer 13. MightyMattD 14. GreatSaiyaman81 My test stream last night worked, so fingers crossed that I can pull this off tonight. Twitch.tv/TheRealStormSurge
  3. I’m going to shoot to do the live drawing Sunday at 8 PM (eastern). I’ll test it today & if that’s successful, I’ll schedule and share the link.
  4. Please, you don’t have anything to apologize for sir! You’ve done plenty! @Atari Creep
  5. Fallout 3! LA Noire also debuted as a 360 game. You certainly won’t run out of good options.
  6. I had a lot of time to think over the weekend (marathon, raking leaves, etc.) @Atari Creep & this topic popped up from time to time. You're intimidated by this: but are okay using this? 🤣 That thing was scary to 7 year-old me & still is today!!
  7. Thanks to all of you who supported me! I apologize for not being able to stream any of my classics. 😞 I am glad I saw @CrossBow's note in Creep's PS3 thread about LA Noire! I've had that sitting there waiting to be played for years & that was the PERFECT game to play for 18+ hours this weekend. I'm going to draw the order for the prizes in the next couple of days. I'm going to hopefully stream that and I will let you know in advance when that will take place. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. I did! I received it on release day, which was a very pleasant surprise. I'm upgrading from the One X, so I don't notice that much of a graphical upgrade yet. I haven't tried any optimized games for the Series X yet (Cold War, AC Valhalla, NBA 2K21) but I will soon. What I have noticed is how incredibly fast it is, loading games, switching between games, etc. and how equally quiet it is. Modern Warfare made my One X scream like a jet engine. This thing is stealthy. I probably wouldn't have tried to upgrade so quickly if I didn't have that Amazon gift card earmarked for this but I certainly don't regret it and am looking forward to what's coming in the future. Once I test some of those games (even Forza Horizon 4), I'll give an update.
  9. So I ran into some issues streaming my classic systems. I could not get the Retron 77, NES Mini or Genesis Mini to connect with my HDMI capture card. If I can get that working this morning, I will begin at 1 PM today with the retro sessions I was hoping to have yesterday. If not, there will be a lot more LA Noire. Thank you for all of your support!
  10. Phil, that was a horrible attempt, but I appreciate the kind words. 😀
  11. Today is the first of my two game days. I feel very underprepared. 😕 Here is today's tentative schedule (all times Eastern): 1 PM - 3 PM: Circus Atari/2600 3 PM - 5 PM: NES 5 PM - 7 PM: Genesis 7:PM - 9 PM: PUBG (first time playing in MONTHS) 9 PM - 11 PM: Modern Warfare* 11 PM - 1 AM: Ori & The Blind Forest** *Game & schedule dependent on if my usual crew of friends joins me. **Game dependent on my mood at the time 😀 Hopefully streaming everything here without any hiccups: Storm's Twitch Channel
  12. Don't be intimidated! I'm as old as you guys & I get by just fine. It's a cliche for sure, but if I can do it, then surely ANY OF YOU can do it. 😀 Seriously, just start slow with something simple. After playing for a little bit, the controls will feel natural. You won't have to think about the sticks or the buttons. I remember VIVIDLY being intimidated by the NES controller the first time I saw it. TWO BUTTONS??? What are these arrows?? That was the last time. Great find sir! Enjoy!
  13. I'm now up to $1,050. I've increased my goal to $2,100 (not arbitrary, that would push me to $5K lifetime raised), but I'll be thrilled if I can surpass last year's number ($1,590). Thanks to all who have supported me in any way! UPDATED LISTS Here's the current list of people entered into the giveaway & announced prizes to date. (I'm awaiting for more prizes to arrive before sharing those.) 1. socrates63 2. RickR 3. nosweargamer 4. TrekMD 5. AtariCreep 6. Hugh 7. Strudders 8. GRay Defender 9. MattBuc 10. tvstevie 11. fergojisan PRIZES 1. Pac Man Ghost Light 2. Pac Man Ghost Light 3. Set of Arcade Prints 4. Retro gaming puzzle 5. $25 Atari Age gift card 6.Super Mario pillow 7. Space Invaders cuff links 8. Pac Man pint glass 9. Pac Man Light (smaller than the other Pac Man lights) 10. Blinky Light (smaller than the other Pac Man lights) 11. Dig Dug Funko Pop 12. Game Boy Light 13. NES Coasters
  14. I did not have one. Video games weren't top of mind for me from about '84-'87. I was all baseball cards during that time until I played an NES in 1987. That dark period is when I gave away my 2600. I did have a friend who had one but the only game I can recall playing with him was One on One, Dr. J vs. Larry Bird.
  15. I'm up to $775 already! Thank you all! Hopefully I'll have to increase my goal before the event! Here's the current list of people entered into the giveaway & announced prizes to date. (I'm awaiting for more prizes to arrive before sharing those.) 1. socrates63 2. RickR 3. nosweargamer 4. TrekMD 5. AtariCreep PRIZES 1. Pac Man Ghost Light 2. Pac Man Ghost Light 3. Set of Arcade Prints 4. Retro gaming puzzle 5. $25 Atari Age gift card 6. TBA 7. TBA 8. TBA 9. TBA 10. TBA Last year I had some books (Art of Atari) and some gaming Funko Pops. Are those of interest to anyone? I'm up for any other ideas you may have! Let me know what you'd like to win! I'm trying to be creative & not do Amazon gift cards, etc. but if that's what the people want, that's what the people shall have! Every $5 donated is an entry into the giveaway. I appreciate all of the support greatly!!
  16. I think I'm going to move my gaming dates from November 6 & 7 (the 7th is the "official" day) back a week to November 13 & 14. A little Friday the 13th mini-marathon! (Hi @Atari Creep!) Last year on the official gameday, Extra Life suffered from a DDOS attack & couldn't accept donations all day. If I push it back a week, that may help avoid that. In addition, I should (assuming Amazon comes through with my pre-order) have my Series X to play games on, as it releases on November 10th.
  17. Hang in there. I'm glad you had the courage to make a change. Stay strong & lean on your friends when things get tough, Atari.IO friends included.
  18. Thank you so much!! I’ll be sharing more prizes as they arrive.
  19. Next prize. Set of 4, 8x10 arcade prints, suitable for framing.
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