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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Clint Thompson in Slightly humorous, appalling Craigslist Ads and possibly some good ones, too!   
    To me the most outrageous ones are the goodwill auctions these days. Total money grab.
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    AlamoAtari reacted to Rowsdower70 in AVGN - "Berenstain" Bears   
    The Nerd reviews various Berenstein Bears games, including the Atari2600 with the voice add on.

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    AlamoAtari reacted to fergojisan in Stella at 20 on Archive.org!   
    This is great news! The Cyberpunks (who put together Stella Gets a New Brain, the Starpath CD comp) rounded up a bunch of Atari 2600 people in the late 90s for interviews. There were 2 Stella at 20 VHS tapes released of these interviews after that, but that was it. Nathan Strum has uploaded all of the RAW interview tapes to the Internet Archive, where you can watch them for free or download them all. Go get them!
     
    https://archive.org/details/StellaAt20
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Arenafoot in Homebrew games coming out soon....   
    Wow homebrew is kicking strong this year
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Clint Thompson in Tappers Arcade Bar in Fountain Square Indiana - Reliving the Arcade Era in 2016   
    Looks like a great place!
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    AlamoAtari reacted to Arenafoot in Homebrew games coming out soon....   
    Most are being released at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo in a week........
     
    from AtariAge:
    Scramble (port)
    The Stacks
    Anguna 2600
    Drive!
    Assembloids 2600
    L.E.M.
    Golden Legends (port of Gauntlet to 2600)
    The Gizzle Wap and The Strange Red Tree
    Robot ZED (demo'd)
    T:ME Salvo (7800)
    Froggie (7800)
    Super Circus AtariAge (7800)
    Crystal Quest (7800)
    Ratcatcher (5200)
    REbootEROIDS (Jag)
     
    from Lost Classics
    The End (auctioning off with special controller)
    Polybius
     
    from Good Deal Games:
    [unknown yet]
     
    from Intellivision Revolution:
    Air Raid
    Ultimate Pong
    IntyBASIC Showcase Volume 1
    Desert Bus
    GOSUB
    Missile Domination
     
    from OPCode (Colecovision)- made by AA:
    Donkey Kong
    Pac-Man Collection
    Gradius
    Penguin Adventure
    Jeepers Creepers (demo'd)
     
     
     
    Released at Free Play Florida 2016:
     
    from NEO Games:
    Shoot Shit
    Godzilla
    Space Invaders Free Play Florida
    E.T. Fixed Version
     
     
    Others:
    Oct 9, 2016 - Polybius - Lost Classics (2nd issue) pre-orders started Oct 10, 2016 - Boss - (Dave Vogt & Jason Santuci w/Gemintronic) - Indiegogo started Oct 15, 2016 - Alien Ooze - (Scott Dayton w/NEO Games) - "Atari 2600 Homebrew" Facebook group pre-sales started
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    AlamoAtari reacted to Clint Thompson in Tappers Arcade Bar in Fountain Square Indiana - Reliving the Arcade Era in 2016   
    Arcades in the year 2016? Incredible.
     
    Tappers Arcade Bar is exactly what it sounds like - a bar full of arcades targeted toward gamers who want to enjoy the best of what the 80s had to offer. Arcade machines growing up were only limited by the amount of money and free time you had. Imagine, if you will, the year being 1984 and entering your favorite arcade with all games being set to free play! The only requirement?  to buy an overpriced soda at minimum, and this is exactly what you have. I had the chance to spend both Friday and Saturday night enjoying most of what this place had to offer.
     
    While the bar layout is small, it's also very efficient and uses the space rather well. Here's a nice at-the-bar view you'll encounter while sitting down to grab a drink and snack to socialize, watch one of the several large screen TVs hanging or order a pizza from a local place called Toppers (which works really well with the name Tappers, almost as if they go together, though I don't think they are affiliated with each other in any way):
     

     
    The atmosphere is very inviting and will immediately trigger some sort of childhood memory from all the huge art on the walls ranging from Max Headroom, Q*Bert, Adams Family and more. You've got the main bar in the front and a few tables scattered around with seating for a group of friends. To the left you've got 4 pinball machines (which do require quarters, I'm assuming more for the maintenance involved) and alongside the walls are arcades on both sides, many being Atari-related.
     


     
    The Games: I would estimate there to be roughly some 20+ cabs in play with a decent variety but mostly classic. I spent the majority of my time on Ms. Pac-Man ,Centipede, Galaga, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr and Off Road. - It was nice to try Galaga88 and a few others from Atari that I'd never had the chance to play, like Time Pilot. They change out games occasionally to keep the games lineup fresh, so that will be something to look forward to. Despite the awesome Q*Bert graphics on the wall, the machine was not to be found but hopefully one that they switch out rather soon. I read that between Sunday-Tuesday, they have console wars or nights, so that'll also be something of interest to check out when time permits as well.
     
    The Music: It was nice having 80s music pumped through the mounted speakers they have installed around the place and thankfully not at ear searing, club-like volumes. You can still easily hold a conversation without much effort and hear the music at a nice volume without it interfering or drowning everything else out like some places tend to do. They had a Moon Walker arcade and Michael Jackson was playing at some point during the night, although I only ever caught one person on that machine.
     
    The Food: I grabbed one of their Pizza Pretzel snacks and it was an overpriced mistake. While they didn't have any regular fountain sodas for some reason, they did have glass bottles of Root Beer. So if you're going to grab some food, just go with a Toppers pizza and enjoy it there. They have a lot of beer on tap with cool names. I'm not much of a beer person personally but did try and enjoy their Special K.
     



     
    I had a real blast with Off Road though. It's a fun game playing with both friends that showed up and people you've never met. This is what the arcade scene is about! Making new friends, or, at least meeting new people and having a good time! They also have two High Score boards hanging on their wall so you have some locals to compete with like the good old days! Some of the scores seem obtainable so it'll be something that I spend the time to try and get my name onto!
     

     
    All in all, we had a really good time and a heated Ms. Pac-Man competition that we were all sweating over. The place became really packed around 11pm on Saturday and you had to squeeze your way through the crowd. We found ourselves waiting on a machine at times for 3-5 minutes but was definitely to be expected. The price of admission is free but you're expected to buy at least a drink or something from their menu, which is a small price to pay. The Root Beer was $3.50 and is chump change compared to the amount of gaming available on free-play. I'm sure overall, between my friends and myself, we easily ended up spending closer to $50, so I can see this model definitely working for them.
     
    Just a fun story to share and if you're in the Indy area anytime in the future, would recommend you stop to check it out. It was such a refreshing feeling to be surrounded by people who aren't glued to their phones and that in itself is truly a rare sight. At one point there was one guy screaming "Why do I fail at everything in life daily! Why!" because he was losing so terribly in whatever game he was playing at the moment, which was humorous. I did catch someone wearing an Atari T-Shirt and wanted to clue him into AtariIO but he was on the other side and I was quickly lured away with friends to play the games...
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    AlamoAtari reacted to MaximumRD in Jr. Pac-Man for INTV   
    @Arenafoot, don't sweat it man, was not that long ago I posted something similar and was similarly "duped" 
     
    Just solidifies everything I said in post #4. Eric and others involved think that kind of thing is hilarious, I do not. Even after all my years and experience on AA I still fall for it myself I guess because it is not the type of thing I would personally do, not the kind of thing I find amusing so I guess I am still not expecting anyone to do such things. That said I cannot say I am surprised in the least and really I should of known better considering Eric was making the claim, I mean considering what I know of him and my personal opinion what are the odds HE all of people would legit discover such a thing? 
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    AlamoAtari reacted to The Professor in Jr. Pac-Man for INTV   
    Not your fault Arenafoot. Don't feel bad. You reported what was going on as it was happening to the best of your ability. You posted newsworthy info without linking offsite and forcing everybody to go elsewhere and leave the safety of Atari I/O. You provided an update when you had new information. We all very much appreciate this.
     
    Note: The topic title has been edited to remove "AtariSoft" and "New Game Discovered".
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    AlamoAtari reacted to Justin in Jr. Pac-Man for INTV   
    Had this happened here the topic would be removed and the Member permanently banned from the site. Just FYI.
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    AlamoAtari reacted to Arenafoot in Jr. Pac-Man for INTV   
    Sorry guys I just found out it was a hoax of a prototype. Instead, it's a homebrew that "Eric7100" made and concocted a story to release his game for the INTV. 
     
    Very bad taste IMO. 
     
    as I posted on AA - " "Eric 7100" your online credibility just went way down..........."
     
    I say we join together and boycott his website, if and when he releases his game. 
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from MaximumRD in Jr. Pac-Man for INTV   
    See, that is why we can't have nice things. LOL, played with emotions and the torches and pitchforks come out. Don't need to create that type of buzz. Not very mature.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Jr. Pac-Man for INTV   
    See, that is why we can't have nice things. LOL, played with emotions and the torches and pitchforks come out. Don't need to create that type of buzz. Not very mature.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from RickR in Jr. Pac-Man for INTV   
    See, that is why we can't have nice things. LOL, played with emotions and the torches and pitchforks come out. Don't need to create that type of buzz. Not very mature.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from The Professor in Jr. Pac-Man for INTV   
    See, that is why we can't have nice things. LOL, played with emotions and the torches and pitchforks come out. Don't need to create that type of buzz. Not very mature.
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    AlamoAtari reacted to RickR in Jr. Pac-Man for INTV   
    Ah phooey.  It turns out to be a hoax....kind of.  Looks like it's a new homebrew release.  The thread was made to stir up excitement.  Sorry, it had the opposite effect on me. 
     
    Apparently, they'll have the game playable at PRGE. 
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Arenafoot in Jr. Pac-Man for INTV   
    it it surprising that there are still popping up. But what interesting to me is where all the things that were being developed before the crash ended up. I mean the hay day of the Atari, intellivision and colecovision, those small developers that fell off. That is what interests me.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Doctor Octagon in Jr. Pac-Man for INTV   
    it it surprising that there are still popping up. But what interesting to me is where all the things that were being developed before the crash ended up. I mean the hay day of the Atari, intellivision and colecovision, those small developers that fell off. That is what interests me.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from MaximumRD in Now You Can Drink Shaq-Fu!   
    Wonder if it tastes like sweat
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from LeeJ07 in Beyond Good and Evil, for FREE   
    Ubisoft is being generous. Check out this article!
    http://kotaku.com/ubisoft-is-giving-away-beyond-good-evil-for-free-1787707341?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Paul in New Jaguar Game - Custodian - by Piko Interactive   
    I was halfway expecting to see a picture of everyone's favorite pitchman Mike Kennedy holding a mop and bucket. Anyway, I hope that this game does well for them.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Rowsdower70 in Beyond Good and Evil, for FREE   
    Ubisoft is being generous. Check out this article!
    http://kotaku.com/ubisoft-is-giving-away-beyond-good-evil-for-free-1787707341?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from MaximumRD in Beyond Good and Evil, for FREE   
    Ubisoft is being generous. Check out this article!
    http://kotaku.com/ubisoft-is-giving-away-beyond-good-evil-for-free-1787707341?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Beyond Good and Evil, for FREE   
    Ubisoft is being generous. Check out this article!
    http://kotaku.com/ubisoft-is-giving-away-beyond-good-evil-for-free-1787707341?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Rowsdower70 in New Jaguar Game - Custodian - by Piko Interactive   
    I was halfway expecting to see a picture of everyone's favorite pitchman Mike Kennedy holding a mop and bucket. Anyway, I hope that this game does well for them.
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