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Is the "Console" Concept Dead?

Posted by mos6507, 23 October 2017 · 224 views

I've actually felt for a LONG time that consoles as anything Generation-X would classify as such are an obsolete concept.  It's not that hardware is dead, but consoles are dead.  Technically speaking the current XBox and Playstation are consoles, but are they really?  They're both x86 boxes with PC-derived graphics hardware are they not?...


Startup company

Posted by mos6507, 24 January 2015 · 423 views

I'm not sure if it's appropriate or not to mention it here, but I'm in the process of starting a company and I'm looking for co-founders.
 
I know that within the videogame scene there are those who have gone on to work in programming or the modern game industry.  I would like to network with the right people and I'm not able to do do this at my...


Atarivox+ supply

Posted by mos6507, 24 January 2015 · 502 views
atarvox+
I just sent all remaining parts that go into the Atarivox+ plus chip-programmers over to Albert.
 
I'm crossing my fingers that if and when he needs to assemble more boards that he'll be able to do it, but I don't see myself being able to spend time on it in the future.
 
 
There should be enough speakjets alone to supply all future demand....


I kinda like soldering

Posted by mos6507, 09 August 2014 · 400 views

I live in pretty cramped conditions, and I don't really like soldering with my daughter around.  Right now I'm soldering on a table in her room, so when she comes back in September I really will have no good place to do it separate from her room.  But I am getting kind of a mini-nostalgia thing going doing the AtariVox+ soldering.  I feel a...


What I've been up to

Posted by mos6507, 24 June 2014 · 573 views

I hesitate to post a blog entry but I know a few people here have some interest in knowing what's going on in my life beyond classic gaming, so I'll offer this update.
 
Last summer I freaked out because Xtranormal went out of business and I thought that was my E-ticket ride to a career-change.  Well, here we are entering the following summer, a...


My Vaporware

Posted by mos6507, 08 March 2013 · 1,323 views

I've found it difficult to stay focused on some of these forum threads because I feel the need to kind of review over the past whether it's warranted or not.  I've now reread my original bowing-out of the hobby from two years ago and I thought I'd kind of list all the project I wanted to do, but never did.First, I had Death Derby.  The goa...


AtariVox+

Posted by mos6507, 07 March 2013 · 1,468 views

I'm happy to report that I shipped out 190 cased AtariVox+ units and all the cables I had on-hand to GoldenAx.I don't really need any pats on the back over it, considering how long I made people wait for it, and really for no good reason.  It only took me a couple of hours to case the boards and box them and get them to the post office.  I could h...


Stellalist Nostalgia

Posted by mos6507, 06 March 2013 · 1,079 views

http://www.atariage....page__st__275"I miss [stella] more and more every time another would-be Ebivision pops up. What happened to open collaboration?":)


My Future in the Hobby

Posted by mos6507, 14 January 2011 · 1,570 views

Well folks, this blog post is a long time coming.

I'm formally announcing that I'm bowing out of the classic gaming scene.

Well, I am kind of describing what I've already done by default. Over the last few years I've become increasingly distant from the hobby. My involvement has waxed and waned. Chimera was going to be the big epic swan...


Starblazers (Yamato) Producer dies

Posted by mos6507, 16 November 2010 · 1,156 views

The irony of this is unreal.

I mean, falling off his own ship called Yamato. I guess that's the way to go, albeit tragic, like so much of his life after he found fame with the show.