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I decided to start a thread where I could post links to things that don't really need their own thread.  I picked the General forum since the links may not always be strictly Atari-related (I think most probably will be, though).

 

First up -- I'd love to see more derivative art like this!  Weird and evocative.  There's a few Dig Dug covers in addition to this sweet Pengo artwork, but I'm not sure the artist ever created any others, unfortunately.

http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/12/rob_mcbrooms_twisted_dig_dug_p.php

 

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"Rob McBroom, Pengo 5200, Acrylic, Glitter, Rhinestones & Phosphorescent Medium on Canvas, 2004-2008"

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non-Atari related link I came across yesterday:

 

http://uniqcode.com/typewriter/

 

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I posted this link in chat the other night.  A collection of VFD (vacuum fluorescent display) tabletop games that also shows "screenshots".

 

http://www.ccjvq.com/slydc/topic/vfd/vfd-database.htm

 

If anyone ever sees a tabletop Zaxxon for a reasonable price please let me know!  Rowsdower70 is also on the lookout for a Tron.

OMG, they were going to make a Berzerk!  LOOK at that thing!  It looks like a ton of fun.  Why, Coleco?  WHY? 

 

 

 

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I posted this link in chat the other night.  A collection of VFD (vacuum fluorescent display) tabletop games that also shows "screenshots".

 

http://www.ccjvq.com/slydc/topic/vfd/vfd-database.htm

 

If anyone ever sees a tabletop Zaxxon for a reasonable price please let me know!  Rowsdower70 is also on the lookout for a Tron.

 

My favorite is the Entex Centipede VFD handheld!

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I do own the world record on this one  B)

 

 

But why just look at them................ why not play them!

 

http://www.madrigaldesign.it/sim/

 

He even had an update to v59.25 today!

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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OMG, they were going to make a Berzerk!  LOOK at that thing!  It looks like a ton of fun.  Why, Coleco?  WHY? 

 

 

 

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Rick you can still get one of these (or any of the other "unreleased" Coleco tabletops) over at:

 

https://www.pinterest.com/neilhenry9083/

 

Neil makes them out of other Coleco tabletops but of course without the VFD - he uses MAME inside, and Raspberry Pi computer model A+ connected to a 4.3 color LCD screen.

 

They'll run you about $400-$450 each...........

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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That's pretty cool.  But you and I both know I'm too cheap to spend that kind of dough on something like that.  Kid in college after all. 

Got to play one at the 2015 Houston ArcadeExpo...........

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Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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OH MAN, I want one of these spectacular Voltron hockey jerseys!

 

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The design comes from Dave's Geeky Hockey, a designer who works with Geeky Jerseys -- they have lots of fun retro/gaming/other designs as well, though they're not all always available for sale.

 

Some classic gaming genre designs from Dave:

Donkey Kong

Street Fighter: M. Bison

Legend of Zelda / Link / Shadow Link

The Last Starfighter (!)

 

He's got many other video game related jersey designs, too.

 

(I have zero affiliation with any of these folks BTW, but if someone wants to kick me a jersey for the free advert I certainly wouldn't send it back.  :D )

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http://www.trurodaily.com/section/2016-08-05/article-4608110/Rare-Atari-find-was-a-thrill/1

 

Guy goes out shopping for a copy of Adventure, his father's favorite Atari game from when he was a kid.  Guy finds... his father's copy of Adventure, from when he was a kid!

 

Looks like it traveled from Ontario to Nova Scotia.  Really cool.

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http://www.trurodaily.com/section/2016-08-05/article-4608110/Rare-Atari-find-was-a-thrill/1

 

Guy goes out shopping for a copy of Adventure, his father's favorite Atari game from when he was a kid.  Guy finds... his father's copy of Adventure, from when he was a kid!

 

Looks like it traveled from Ontario to Nova Scotia.  Really cool.

WOW!  That's an incredible story. 

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