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    Squad Challenge - Centipede (Atari 5200)

    Work triumphs gaming. Maybe Justin will do this one again. Everybody needs a six month vacation twice a year.
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    Squad Challenge - Centipede (Atari 5200)

    I still say that there is no such thing as a bad score. The whole point is to have fun. Then again, if other 5200 owners ran into controller issues like I did then I can understand the lack of participation. That's why I use my 5200 often. It keeps it working longer without issues. Letting it sit ruins the controllers.
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    Squad Challenge - Battlezone (Atari 2600)

    The 2600 performs this game extremely well. Of course I'm in!
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    Squad Challenge - Centipede (Atari 5200)

    I'm surprised at how many IO members lack a 5200. Is it really that misunderstood or just hard to get?
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    Squad Challenge - Centipede (Atari 5200)

    I used that button the most as well.
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    Kamakazi's Gaming Extravaganza

    Played a XBOX 360 Indie game today called MotorHEAT. This game reminds me of Activision's Enduro. On a side note, the video capture device I picked up last year came with some software I was using only to capture game play. I just learned today that it does a LOT more than just capture video. So, I played around with it by adding some text and image layers at the 3 & 4 minute marks. I also added some during the second round of game play but can't remember the time mark. And between the round 2 and round 3 sections I added a little something old school just for fun. I'm going to try to figure out how to layer a smaller video of me playing the game with commentary on top of the game play videos. I would appreciate it if those watching these would watch the video at least until the 3rd round starts to see the effects and added material for feedback/suggestions. Otherwise, enjoy the video.
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    Squad Challenge - Centipede (Atari 5200)

    I was in some sort of a trance when I made 39,000 points. Then the spider got me and killed my mojo. I have to admit I'm not a fan of Centipede. This was Mom's game...not mine. I was more of a Space Invaders, Joust, Pole Position person. I'd rather play Super Breakout instead. However, I really admire 5200's Centipede at the same time because it has a distinctive charm about it. It's visuals, controls, and sounds are closer to the arcade than most other ports. I do have fun when I play it. I just hate that damn spider! Instructions say to pay attention to game sounds. But once you hear the spider it can be too late. A split second is all it takes for Spidey to fly in from either side and land on your wand. He has no pattern. But that is part of what makes it fun. Thanks guys for the kind comments. I wanted to play more but my controller needs new parts.
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    XBOX LIVE Gets Crossed

    I agree. But if they stick with the original name of the service I can understand why since the whole "Live" aspect started with the original XBOX. Over the past year or two they have made some changes to the LIVE service on PC and XBOX (changed XBOX Points to Microsoft Rewards, etc.) so it would make sense to change the name to Microsoft LIVE for non-XBOX systems. LIVE's email service has also become a part of the Outlook family as well. The one thing that I applaud Microsoft for, something I never thought I would ever say or think of, is trying their hardest to bring cross platform gaming into a reality. Online gaming has always been behind a wall and only for the platform the game is being played on. I believe it is about time that it shouldn't matter which machine you play a game on in an online environment. There's no longer any difference in how online games are presented, and current-gen consoles, not including Switch, are X86 architecture similar to modern PCs. Switch is more like an Android/iOS tablet and I know XBOX has tried a few things in that department that have worked. It all makes sense and it's about time to bring gamers together regardless of what system they play on.
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    XBOX LIVE Gets Crossed

    I never thought I would live to see something like this. https://www.gamespot.com/amp-articles/microsoft-expanding-xbox-live-to-nintendo-switch-i/1100-6464772/ XBOX Live to include Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. Switch? XBOX Live on Switch? I'm trying hard to visualize this but I can't deny how much I feel this would be really cool.
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    Distortion (Babymetal)

    I love the sounds this band is bringing to modern music and the meaning behind the words...if I'm understanding it correctly. English translation included! Give up Give up Can’t stop the power Stop the power Stop the power Give up Give up Can’t stop the power Stop the power Caught in the Bad Dream Give up Give up Can’t stop the power Give up Give up Is this the Bad Dream? Give up Give up Can’t stop the power Give up Give up To Distortion! It's so distorted, my body is screaming wow wow wow wow A distorted pain slash through this filthy world If your distorted wing can still abel to fly wow wow wow wow Don't fear of that distorted reign "Kill" those hypocrites and abandon them Give up Give up Can’t stop the power Stop the power Stop the power Give up Give up Can’t stop the power Stop the power Caught in the Bad Dream Give up Give up Can’t stop the power Give up Give up Is this the Bad Dream? Give up Give up Can’t break the power Give up Give up To Distortion! It's so distorted, my body is screaming wow wow wow wow A distorted sacrifice has disgraced this filthy world If my distorted word can be heard wow wow wow wow I want this distorted wish to come true wow wow wow wow Can’t burn the power Is this the Bad Dream? Can’t break the power Caught in the Bad Dream wow wow wow wow It's so distorted, my body is screaming wow wow wow wow A distorted light (of hope) was stolen from this filthy world If this distorted bonds come to an end wow wow wow wow I won't forget this distorted oath Even if this world ended wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow
  11. @Video 61 You're very welcome! I'm proud to be a part of this project and for my favorite game console of all-time. There's a lot the 5200 is capable of when it is given the opportunity to shine.
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    BABYMETAL Japanese Rock?

    I was browsing YouTube for more JPOP that I might like and when YouTube posted a list of other JPOP music a group called BABYMETAL was first. The name of the song? Gimme Chocolate!! So I click on it and...I have not been able to stop hitting the repeat button since. Yea...I'm hooked. A metal sound with lyrics about eating chocolate. Great beat, catchy vocal melody, and it's actually fun! I hate to say it but to me it is a bit better than most of today's modern rock and country music in America. If I had a choice between Taylor Swift or BABYMETAL...I would pick BABYMETAL. I'd also pick a few other JPOP artists. Call me a traitor but it is easy to see when artists are having fun with their music creations.
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    BABYMETAL Japanese Rock?

    I finally found a decent version to share about this band. Sadly, Yui metal is no longer with the band now and one band member passed away in an accident. But this video was done before the absence of aforementioned members. Fans of Judas Priest might want to skip to about 8 minutes. Enjoy. The band is really good.
  14. Oh wow!!! That's cool! Thank you. Bookmarked. But they are out of discs right now. Now only if there were free duo repros out there, right? Lol
  15. Castlevania?? On the TG-16??? Whaaaaat?!? No way! Torture...pure video game torture. To see this and wonder what if that game made it across the ocean. NEC really underestimated the American gamers and the market. Why? I won't have funds anytime soon but should I win the lottery I'll pick up a system. Cool stuff!
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    Games I Beat (2018 Edition)

    Maybe it counts, maybe it doesn't, but this is one football game I enjoy playing. I beat a single game...not a tournament. Family Fun Football by Tecmo on Wii.
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    Games I Beat (2018 Edition)

    There is a post asking what games we beat in 2018. I had forgot that I made some long play videos in 2018 where I did beat the game I was recording. I will lkist those now one at a time. First up is Giant Hunter for 360. This is an Indie Game that really isn't that bad. Video is a bit over 2 hours long but I hope you enjoy it.
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    Games I Beat (2018 Edition)

    Also on the Wii i beat Speed. First game in the collection. I had so much fun with this that I erased my saved game and started over. Still, just like MTM above...it is a short game. Runtime 75 minutes.
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    Games I Beat (2018 Edition)

    Next is Monster Truck Mayhem on the Wii. Fun game. Not too bad. Just short. Runtime 45 minutes.
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    What I'd Like To See

    Not too hard. I'm not as passionate about the A8s as I am about the 5200 but they are my top choice of console computers over others. I'd rather have an A8 than the TI I have. Physical games I don't have very many at all. But I do have SIO2SD and SIO2USB options. If I can find the game ROM on disk then I should be good to go. I have a few Microprose titles on disk and a few carts plus Gateway to Apshai which I really enjoy. I like the Atari computers for the games not found on Atari's game consoles. There is a PD port of Dr. Mario for the A8s and its really good! After a while of playing you might forget you are playing it on an Atari. Might make a good score challenge. Also...I like the XEGS design but I think it would look really cool if the color scheme was piano black with a chrome name plate and chrome buttons. Just sayin'.
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    What I'd Like To See

    ... More high score squad challenges using these... Atari 8-bits need some attention, too.
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    5200 Launch Edition??

    The 5200 in the listing I shared is a 2-port model. The controller port cover plate is missing, only two controller ports are present, and the base for wrapping the rf cable is of the 2-port variation. I wasn't attacking the lister, it was the first time I ever seen a listing say "launch edition" on a console predating XBOX. As far as I know the only launch edition consoles are the Day One XBOX One and I believe PS4 might have had something similar. However I am not sure about that. But, unless launching means slinging then... That's hilarious.
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    5200 Launch Edition??

    Hi fellow Atarians! Browsing EBay just to see what 5200 stuff was there when I ran across this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Atari-5200-Launch-Edition-Black-Console/163526519733?epid=101798479&hash=item2612f0abb5:g:mO8AAOSw3-9cMnQ2&redirect=mobile Launch edition? A 5200 launch edition? Pffft. Yea right. And I'm the President of USA. I'm not trying to pick on someone but wouldn't it be wise to do homework first before posting an item for sale? And, correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the 4-ports came before the 2-ports. What some people won't try. A beat up 2-port just became a launch edition. Hilarious. I just hope no one falls for it.
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    Squad Challenge - Centipede (Atari 5200)

    I have to be honest...I grew a hatred for most sports games. I got so tired of the EA Sports franchises because it just seemed overkill but I understood a new season meant a new roster and new video game version...aspects I never cared for. I loved the core of sports games and could have cared less about highly paid players and there names. And I tried to avoid the RS series of sports games but took a chance on them. I'm glad I did. They captured the heart of the sport they are portraying. RS Soccer and Tennis on the 5200 are fun and very challenging. Football on the 5200 is not bad. The 2600 RS sports games are good, too.
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    New (to me) Car

    Nice! High five, man.
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