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Battletoads Sega Game Gear about $4 (part 2)

Posted by atari2600land, 21 August 2014 · 24 views

Well, the lot came in the mail today. My haul was this:
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Primal Rage
Shinobi II
Spider Man and the X-Men
Super Battle Tank
All work and all came in their own clamshell cases. So I'm happy. Another Positive Five-star feedback awarded to another seller I stumbled upon. So now I have 52 Game Gear games. One for every w...

Anger-Inducing Bugs

Posted by atari2600land, 20 August 2014 · 51 views

So I have been working on Insecticide again. My monthly workathon, lol. Yesterday I thought I had it all figured out. And then when I went to play test it for the final time last night, I saw lots of stupid errors I had done. Well, I worked some more today and I don't know what I did, but I fixed most of them. Total time working so far this month: about 7...

Battletoads Sega Game Gear about $4

Posted by atari2600land, 18 August 2014 · 95 views

So I was cruising eBay when I came across a 6-game Game Gear lot. I didn't have any of them. One of the games was Battletoads, which I have seen going around $15 for just it loose. So I paid $23.99 for all 6 games, and the lot included Shinobi II. It was an auction/buy it now listing. I could have waited 6 days and take my chances and put up a $10 bid, bu...

Nine of Diamonds

Posted by atari2600land, 17 August 2014 · 59 views

Flipping through a huge book of crossword puzzles and a few other different kinds of puzzles I bought last year, I came upon one called "Nine of Diamonds." I didn't get very far, but I thought to myself after looking at the answers that maybe I could make some puzzles like this. This first one was the product of a half-hour or so. I made the unique grid i...

Do I need a new one?

Posted by atari2600land, 16 August 2014 · 100 views

I was playing Scrabble on my game.com. I had made "quieting" and was about to make another long word when the screen went blank all of a sudden! I am so mad! Because I had EANING and a blank! I was in the middle of trying to find a spot for a new word during my turn when it went out on me. And I was ahead too, but only by 30 or so points. Well, I guess le...

Keith Courage In Alpha Zones

Posted by atari2600land, in TG-16 15 August 2014 · 75 views

I unplugged my Jaguar and used the exact same cords to plug in my TurboGrafx-16. How useful. My cords are long lost for it. I don't know how they got lost, they just did. So I spent a half-hour playing the only game I have: Keith Courage in Alpha Zones. I don't think it's all that bad. Insanely hard, yes, but bad, no. Except for the reappearing of enemies...

Stupid circles

Posted by atari2600land, 14 August 2014 · 63 views

So I use my old computer to upload pictures to my comic website (one different from atari2600land.com) because it's the one hooked up to the scanner. So all I would do is scan, crop, edit picture, and upload all on one computer. Also, the FTP server is bookmarked and the password is automatically entered for me every time I log on. I've done this so much,...

Film editing is hard

Posted by atari2600land, 13 August 2014 · 84 views

In yesterday's blog, I explained about seeing a typo in a movie catalog saying a movie was only one minute long. And how that inspired me to try to make a minute-long movie called "The Invisible Thing From Neptune." Well, filming is the easy part. Editing it is hard. Especially when your software refuses to cooperate with you. It didn't like a scene I fil...

The Invisible Thing From Neptune

Posted by atari2600land, 12 August 2014 · 71 views

I got inspired. There was a typo in a old cheesy movie catalog I get. It said the movie Millennium was 1 minute long. I said "Well, I wonder if I can make a one minute long movie." So I have decided I will. The movie will be called "The Invisible Thing From Neptune." A big, hideous alien from Neptune is invading the earth. Not only that, it's choking peop...

Wonder Journal Returns!

Posted by atari2600land, 11 August 2014 · 77 views

Back in 2012, I started making Chris's Journal of Wonder, a sequel of sorts to the "journal" I did in kindergarten class. While everyone else was writing about what they learned or something, I drew really interesting and weird cartoons. The Blazers were doing well, one was about "Go Blazers!", and another one was about how the Liberty Bell got its crack...