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  1. You guys have got to read this. https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/dog-strolls-into-police-station-to-report-himself-missing/ar-BB10g1gH?ocid=spartanntp
  2. Wise man once said, "He who sits on thumbtack suddenly rises."
  3. My favorites are based on real cars, too...but those already exist in the real world. The idea is find an original Hot Wheels car, that's an original HW concept, that a HW collector would like to see be made into a real car. It was tough for me as well but I enjoyed the challenge. I like that HW car!
  4. I hope this topic belongs with the Classic Toys section. I knew about the Twin Mill Hot Wheels model car. It's one of my favorites. But I never knew this: And after watching a few more videos it's official. Mattel Hot Wheels designers went so far to have Twin Mill made into a real car. Dual Motors, Dual Transmissions, cranking between 1,200 to 1,400 HP. Which brings me to my question. If you could choose just one Hot Wheels car to be turned into a real car which one would you pick? Of course there is a rule...it has to be a Hot Wheels originally designed model. It can't be a licensed replica. It has to be what are called "fantasy" cars. These are cars that were made up for die casting and don't exist (or were not intended to exist) as real cars. My pick is a newer model: This is Night Shifter and I would pick this one because of looks. It's got that mixture of classic car look with a modern flare. Exposed motors on modern cars is rarely seen these days. At least not in my area. I also love the metallic blue stripes that is a mixture of tribal and racing and can only be seen when the light hits the car just right. This is my favorite modern HW model. I could see this car haulin' butt around a race track with the wide wheel base helping the car corner like a dream, taking turns at higher speeds than most cars. Custom suspension system allows for a solid but comfortable ride. No more feeling bumps in the roads...this ride is as close as one would get to a magic carpet ride. This would be my pick and I look forward to hearing what others would pick. Remember...originals only. No Nissan, Dodge, Ford, Chevy, or any other licensed brands allowed.
  5. Star Wars Arcade was in fact released for the 5200. I have it. Fun game but very demanding on the analog controls to be working properly or your gaming experience will be a crapshoot.
  6. A lot of amazing talent from back in the days. It still amazes me how many people it takes to make a modern game compared to the Atari, Coleco, and Intellivision games from back then. Borderlands was made with only 3 to 6 people as an indie game. Borderlands 3 was made with a team of about 2,000 people from different areas of the globe. Unfortunately it is riddled with issues including freezing, loss in frame rates, and the main story was only 24 "levels" long making it the shortest Borderlands game in the series. Without any DLC content, the first three Borderlands that came before it were much longer. Sometimes a larger team does more harm than good. SCS Software, creators of the trucking games I enjoy, started out much the same way. The only exception is that they continue to support, develop, and update their Euro Trucking Simulator 2 all while developing, updating, and supporting American Truck Simulator that came after it. They have a team here in the States going through western states to put in the game. That team is doing lots of traveling and exploring to make sure that each state that gets added is represented as close as possible to the originals. So far they've been doing good. It's why I've taken such an interest in the Intellivision Amico. The team making the games for it includes some that working on the original games long ago combined with new talent. And what I've seen so far has been very impressive. A lot farther along than that other 'box'. I agree...Moonsweeper is a great 2600 title...one I'm not very good at. Maybe one of the Star Wars games could be included? The 2600 was loaded with them.
  7. When there just isn't enough racing on cable TV. I just now stumbled across this and thought I would share. Well done video. Hats off to the editor.
  8. I tried grabbing a screenshot but for some reason it wasn't working right. Once you install the game you will have to register an account with Trackmania through the game. Once that is done, use your login credentials to sign in. The first menu screen you should see will have ways to play the game solo or online on the left. If you look on the right you should see items where you can share or add friends. You will want to click on the one that adds friends. When you click on that you will then enter their nickname registered with Trackmania. For those that play this game, and wish to add me, I go by the same nickname I use here...kamakazi20012. Just make sure the spelling and case setting are correct. You guys are always welcome to add me as a friend in video games you play online and, if I have them, I will gladly join in for some hang time. I do, however, have to express that I might not be the best at every game and my wife comes first. When she needs me my inactivity from helping her can take a bit...sometimes as long as 10 minutes or more. It's also why I suggested Minetest as well. It's a simple, relaxing, digital LEGO-isk world, if you will, where you can do what ever your imagination thinks of. Want to build a castle? It's doable. Need help building a bridge to connect two mountains? It can be done. Games like Minetest/Minecraft work best for me for the reason mentioned above because I don't have to worry about being kicked off for inactivity. While I'm away others can continue to play, build, do whatever, and I can play catch-up when I return. There's no time frame or time limit in the game. The same for Trackmania, too.
  9. How weird. It's why I was pointing out the bottom because it isn't really a demo. Good to know.
  10. I got this message on my Steam account as soon as I loaded it up today. I thought it was a cool idea and thought I would pass it along to you guys. To help Australia, Humble has put together a Steam game bundle pack that contains over $400 worth of software for just $25. 100% of the money spent will go to Australia to aid people and animals affected by the Australia fires. So if anyone here has Steam and would like to increase their library this is a good way to do it. Just thought I'd pass it along. https://www.humblebundle.com/games/australia-fire-relief
  11. Nope...wrong one, RickR. Scroll down farther to the small print.
  12. For those that have always wondered about Minecraft but never had the funds for it there is an open source alternative. Enter Minetest, the only open source and completely free voxel block building game. https://www.minetest.net/ This game is available for all kinds of system setups and OS versions. And you don't need a million-dollar computer to play it. Single player modes Survival and Creative are available and any player has the option to host their server for some multiplayer fun. There's also a Wiki page for those wanting to know more about it. https://wiki.minetest.net/Main_Page I thought I would share this with other members here. There are lots of add-ons in the form of mods for this game which are free as well.
  13. My favorite track on the SNES version is Silence. I don't care if I'm in the hospital...I will join in on the next F-ZERO challenge. I plan on trying to pick up the N64 F-ZERO sometime.
  14. I don't own any CEDs or players, sadly. All that stuff got ransacked when mom passed away in 1998. Her funeral was in another town at least 4 hours away from where she lived. Before I could get back to retrieve some things someone one broke in the house and took some items then destroyed what they couldn't take. But, yes, CEDs are the record-like videodiscs. I owned 7 players. Three of them were SJT-100 mono models, 1 was an older SGT-100. It wasn't self-loading. I had two SJT-200 stereo models and an SGT-200 which was also a stereo model but lacked the self-loading mech. All of them played very well for their age. My personal player was one of the SJT-100. The other three just like it came from my grandmother, my aunt that lived with us, and my cousin. All of which were put under my grandmother's bed to be forgot about. I finally got brave and asked about them shortly before my mother passed. Dust city but they still functioned. The movies combined from all family members totaled over 1,000 titles, some were duplicates so if one didn't want to play I had other copies that did. My family always wondered if there was a way to clean them so they would play better. I spent years trying various methods. One method I discovered did clean them where they would play again but it also removed the oil coating that protected both the disc and the stylus during playback. I ruined a needle just playing a disc after I cleaned it. I found a somewhat solution to that problem when my grandmother's sowing machine oil spilled on a disc I just cleaned. I wiped off what I could but it spread all over the disc surface. It offered protection, and the discs did play, but the spin slung any excess oil all over the inside of the player. Imagine that mess. It did save a movie I had that refused to play that was the only one like it, without a duplicate, in that collection. I never shared my findings with any one. I'd love to get my hands on an RCA player and some CEDs again. Great animated films on those things.
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