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So close...

Posted by Nathan Strum, 20 March 2017 · 139 views
Video Game Ramblings
I've used to play Nintendo's Vs. Golf back-in-the-day-when-you-could-actually-play-it-in-the-arcades.
 
When I got into MacMAME (now 20 years ago!!!!) I picked it up again, and the best score I shot at the time was 59:
 
http://cheeptech.com...smgolf-2002.jpg
 
I think that was 13 under par (the course changes, so the overal...


Three chips off the old block

Posted by Nathan Strum, 03 March 2017 · 237 views
Video Game Ramblings
Keeping an old 2600 running isn't always easy...
 
My original 2600 is kind of an odd one to begin with, in that it was a factory reconditioned Sears console, with a light-sixer case, but heavy-sixer insides. Apparently, this is just something Atari did. It makes sense - if they're factory-refurbishing something, they'll put it back into the best, or...


Revenge of the Homebreviews

Posted by Nathan Strum, 10 January 2017 · 271 views
Video Game Reviews
This.
 
This is what happens, when you don't review any games for over six years .
 
http://cheeptech.com...omebreviews.jpg
 
This is going to take some time. Your patience will be appreciated.


Arrival - Spoiler-free movie review

Posted by Nathan Strum, 07 January 2017 · 144 views
Movies
Even though it had... appeared? ...been released? ...shown up? ...landed?  No... that's not the word I'm looking for...
 
Anyway, even though Arrival first came out in movie theaters back in November, it took me until a little over a week ago to finally see it.
 
Much to my surprise, there were still quite a few theaters (in the Seattle are...


Passengers - Spoiler-free movie review

Posted by Nathan Strum, 04 January 2017 · 188 views
Movies
Titanic in space.
 
4.5/10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Okay... I was really tempted to just leave the review at that, but in all fairness, I suppose I could do a little...


ATari Flashback Portable review

Posted by Nathan Strum, 18 December 2016 · 502 views
Video Game Reviews
Out of curiosity more than anything, although maybe with a slight tinge of hope, I recently picked up an ATGames "Atari" Flashback Portable.
 
I was given a Flashback 2 about ten years ago as a gift from a couple of friends who knew I was into Atari. I plugged it in once, played through some of the exclusive games on it (most of which were terrible...


Rogue One - A Spoiler-free Movie Review

Posted by Nathan Strum, 16 December 2016 · 334 views
Movies
I got the chance to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Thursday night (okay - technically Friday morning) thanks to a friend of mine who invited me to a screening at Disney Feature Animation. Nothing like seeing a Star Wars movie in a room full of nerds. :D
 
I'll try to keep this brief, because it's 3 AM and I'm really, really tired. Oh, and so i...









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