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THANK YOU for the site shoutout Atari Creep! Enjoyed checking out your pickups. It's great to have you back in the community posting videos  :emoji-E420:

 

PS - Saw you're getting into Famicom games! You may enjoy the chat we have going on about getting started with collecting import games:

http://forums.atari.io/index.php/topic/1706-import-question/

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Hey folks.

I don't normally do this but what the hell. I will be posting my videos more frequently in an effort to build a small fan base. So if you like what you see, please be so kind as to subscribe.

Thanks,
Chris
NSFW. BAD LANGUAGE

 

 

Tech Tip from The Atari Creep: getting the best picture from your Atari VCS 2600

 

 

 

 

Also... My lady asked to play Super Mario Bros when I was testing out an NES controller the other day. What came out of her mouth next blew me away!!!!! Please check out my latest video if you get a chance.

 

Thanks as always guys!!!!!!!!

 

A first time for everything

 

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I watched the video last night.  I love pac-man on the 2600, I even love the sounds.  Maybe it's mostly nostalgia.  I also love E.T. not based on nostalgia, as a kid it was horrible to us, but that's because we didn't read the manual.  Can't wait to see the pac clone video it will be a long one I would imagine.

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I never really gave 2600 Pac-Man a fair shot until about a year ago. I picked it up for 25 cents and actually played it one night on the suggestion of The Professor. It's not very faithful to the arcade game, and graphically it's not very impressive, but if you give it a chance it's a lot of fun to play. I ended up playing for an hour a night for about a week while I listened to podcasts.

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Agree with all these sentiments.  It's a fun game, it did get a lot of playtime from me when it was new.  But the game was NOT Pac Man, and it ended up eroding confidence in the 2600 and Atari.  At the time, you could see a superior version on the computers of the day, and even the lowly O2 had a better munching game.  Atari was more interested in suing other companies than making great games, it seemed.  Pac Man made me think twice before buying any other game from Atari.  Was a VIC-20 version available instead?  If yes, I'd probably just go with that -- that was my thinking after Pac Man.  So yes, it was a good game...but ended up creating a lot of baggage for Atari IMO.   

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It's not the greatest game nor yet a bad game. It was decent in my opinion. You have to give it a good playthrough instead of listening and all the words put in your mouth from all the words of mouth saying it sucks, one of the worst games, and one of the games responsible for the crash. It is playable and has a great charm about it. My grade is a respectable C for it.

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And a bit more from me....I just want to state that no matter what I say about Pac Man on 2600, I hope to goodness no one feels offended in any way.  For example, AtariBrian loves the game, and I totally respect that.  It's a fun topic to talk about, but it's just a game.  Like all pieces of art, opinions may vary and it's totally acceptable. 

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I personally don't think the 2600 Pac-Man is a total loss...it's just not Pac-Man to me.  At least back then it wasn't but now I can accept it as the 2600's Pac-Man.  As I've mentioned on my blog on this site I had the 5200 so I missed out on what was going on with the 2600.  This was one game I didn't miss, however, because a neighbor down the road got it and invited me over to play it.  I already had the 5200 Pac-Man and was use to it before I laid eyes on the 2600 Pac-Man.  I have to admit I was disappointed and confused with what the 2600 received.  I guess in the back of my mind I was thinking, "If Atari could pull off Pac-Man on the 5200 why couldn't they do something better than this?"

 

Over 30 years later and this game is still being talked about as well as getting play time.  SO that means that Atari's Pac-Man on the 2600 is not all that bad.  Maybe they should have called it K.C. Munchkin!

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Hey guys. Here is my latest video. I talk about competing companies in the home console business creating products for each other using the Coleco Expansion Module as a focus. This topic fascinates me more than any other topic when it comes to gaming in the early 1980's. Hope you enjoy!!!!    

 

A quick chat about the Coleco Expansion Module 1

 

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