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Good to see you are still alive and well, Max.  Glad to have you back.  While it wasn't a "dumpster" for electronic recycling in a place I lived over a decade ago I took the trash out to the apartment's dumpster and found a complete computer system in there.  It wasn't dirty, it didn't smell, so I grabbed it up thinking if it did work I could return it, right?  It fired right up, I didn't have to do anything.  It almost looked like it had never been used and Windows had not finished installing.  By now that computer would have been about 10 years old, then it might have been about a year old if that.  It was an e-Machine with AMD processor.  Really nice.  I just can't believe someone threw it out.  I ended up using it until I moved out of state in 2009.  Some of the things people throw out is amazing.  I don't normally dumpster dive but seeing that computer and been needing a new one ... yea ... I dove for it. ;)

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Thanks to a generous subscriber I actually have a new video to share! Unboxing some classic gaming donations from Jason Rotbergs ! :) If you want to skip my pre-unboxing ramblings feel free to skip to around the 6 minute mark ;) (still plenty of rambling during the presentation though!)

 

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Sweet find for my collection! (Reveal @3min 43sec) THANKS!  :spot: 

 

 

Description - Surprise RETRO GAMING find! Cool addition to the collection! 

Reluctantly decided to check our Electronics / Appliances Recycling Bin and to my surprise I was amazed to find a sweet addition to my Classic Gaming collection! Needless to say I will be checking it on a daily basis lol.

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Coolest video ever! GREAT find Rob! That's just incredible! I always thought one day you'd find some cool power strips in the recycling or something, but it's amazing that you found something this awesome of a retro gaming collectable!

 

Does video exist of your walk out to the recycling bins and making your big discovery?

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Coolest video ever! GREAT find Rob! That's just incredible! I always thought one day you'd find some cool power strips in the recycling or something, but it's amazing that you found something this awesome of a retro gaming collectable!

 

Does video exist of your walk out to the recycling bins and making your big discovery?

 

Sadly, no I did not have my camera with me, both  old and new don't hold the charge they once did and I do not always have them plugged in and ready as I mentioned I literally checked it as an after thought. I did make a video yesterday when I first came up stairs etc, but it was using my older camera (and by good I mean well at least better than my other one :rofl: ) but after I calmed down and re-watched it today I thought it better to just do over. This video was better for sure though I admit my attempt to power it up and my disappointment when it did not work initially might have been entertaining. But yeah, I was certainly surprised, the majority of residence here are 50+ so I find a lot of weird things but thinking now we might have (or had :() someone more like me here somewhere ?  :lol: I am certainly convinced to try and ave a peek in more often. For all my little gadgets and accessories I been finding perfectly good AA and AAA batteries! Even rechargeable, enough to keep things going without me having to pick any up, also universal remotes, I will never need another!  :beer:

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I would have loved to see that moment when you found something as cool as this in the recycling bin! I have a couple of packages I've been meaning to send you for the past year. Ever since I last moved I've been taking a break from digging through boxes etc. and have been putting it off. After the holidays I'll get some stuff together and send it your way, it may make for another nice unboxing video for you.  :beer:

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That's crazy man. I totally dislike pacman these days, too hard and I *still* suck at dot-eater games, but wanted one of those when I was a kid.

 

It's also great to see that VFD displays seem to have great longevity even if they can develop wear over time. I consider them close cousins to crt phosphors because they rely on cathode emission. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_fluorescent_display

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That's crazy man. I totally dislike pacman these days, too hard and I *still* suck at dot-eater games, but wanted one of those when I was a kid.

 

It's also great to see that VFD displays seem to have great longevity even if they can develop wear over time. I consider them close cousins to crt phosphors because they rely on cathode emission. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_fluorescent_display

I love Vacuum fluorescent display! From clock radios and early watches and calculators to of course a variety of early handheld and portable video games it certainly stands out! I found it interesting how they manged to make playable and fun games within the limitations of the VFD technology. My understanding though is the tech was more difficult and costly to produce which is why it was later replaced with LCD. They were certainly interesting for their time though and the bright and vibrant color is what really attracted me. 

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6 years ago I did a video which was a tribute to Jim Henson / Kermit the Frog. Not sure I shared with you guys before but for a laugh here is that video. I was considering doing a brand new Kermit Song Impression soon, maybe for Christmas.  :)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIIZc34vfv8

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Might as well post the video about my other cool Homebrew while I am at it! ;)

 

Unboxing ARMY OF DARKNESS 2600!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeLQYJJuiNI&feature=youtu.be

 

 

AND DEMONSTRATING THE GAME !

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEZAyU1eayg

How cool is that!

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How cool as that!

 

Thanks much appreciated. One thing I love about this forum is the special vibe and feeling of "community" no other site gives me. 

 

With that I would like to show THESE videos I just came across and want to share, now I did NOT create this particular video but it is by a user Daniel Bienvenu aka Newcoleco a amazing ColecoVision Homebrew programmer. We do not communicate much these days but back when I started on Youtube and he was more active on youtube and forums in general he often shouted me out, I reviewed one of his games and we would shout each other out back and forth. He certainly made some surprise videos that always amazed me he took the time to do just as a favour to me. 

 

Flashback 2009, my favourite times on Youtube and back when it felt more like a "community" making friends etc. I was even part of Newcoleco's "Memorable Youtube Moments of 2009", this was early on before I had many subscribers yet people who appreciated my humble videos reached out. 

 

!!!!! NOTE THE VIDEO DOES NOT ALLOW EMBEDDING SO ONCE YOU CLICK IT YOU WILL SEE THE OPTION TO WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyIlbAJQLD0

 

In THIS one he created an ANIMATION from my Tag Response Blooper Video (The phone rang to deliver a package as I was filming) to me this was one of the nicest and collect things a fellow youtuber ever created for me. He spent 10 hours on it! Notice the Colecovision to the right and the "phone" I pick up is the controller. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWM2fUFSDkA

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This was my review of GHOSTBLASTER HOMEBREW for Colecovision by Daniel Bienvenu. 

 

It was just my 50th video! 

 

 

Original Description

August 26, 2009

MY 50th VIDEO! I am proud to present as my 50th video upload a look at the great new homebrew game for COLECOVISION lovingly created by master programmer Daniel Bienvenu aka newcoleco. Find out more by visiting his channel or blog (links below) and thanks for another great title we can enjoy on our beloved Colecovision's!
 
Newcoleco/Ghostblaster links:
Channel:

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Tiny "Game Room" in Grand Hotel - Sunpeaks Resort. 

 

 

 

 

Better Late Than Never !
Last August 12 - 14- We went to Sunpeaks resort for the 7th Annual Sun Peaks Retro Concert Weekend. Upon checking in to the Grand Hotel  did my usual walking around and discovered this quiet and empty little arcade so I just had to do this quick video. I had forgotten all about it as I tend to do once we return from a trip and the excitement wears off. But I was just going through my playlist of various arcades I had filmed when it popped into my head "Hey wait a second, did I ever upload the little Game Room I discovered that weekend at Sunpeaks?" WELL NO I NEVER DID so here it is. 
Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre
3240 Village Way, Sun Peaks, British Columbia V0E 5N0, Canada (Formerly Delta Sun Peaks Resort)

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Well  been holding this one back before posting here but I cannot wait any longer. This was a huge surprise for me from a longtime online friend who offered me an incredible deal I could not pass up. I will only say that since this video I am already becoming comfortable and efficient with the platform and intend to make the most of it!  ;)  :spot:  :beer:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txq8AoHlHyo

 

MaximumRD Unboxing 2017 - TIME TO THINK DIFFERENT? 
Well for my first (and possibly ONLY) unboxing video for 2017 a video I NEVER thought I would be doing, unboxing a generous and thoughtful Gift from good friend MARK aka lactobacillusprime ! He has pulled me into the dark side where only my Turtleneck may protect me inside the Walled Garden of Temptations! Watch for yourself as I unbox an item I never expected to own. Be sure to also check out lactobacillusprime's Channel to see many great videos featuring all kinds of Retrogaming goodness (Pickups / Unboxings / Rants / Waffles / Tags / Discussions / Gameplay & Talks / Tips & How To's and MUCH MUCH MORE!) something for everyone at Marks 
awesome Channel! Say HI and Tell'em MaximumRD Sent You!
 
Opening Title Music: www.bensound.com
Track - bensound-scifi

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