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Mort the Chicken

Posted by atari2600land, 25 April 2015 · 23 views

I want to play video games with the original controllers and stuff that came with the console. Call me weird. In the case of Mort the Chicken for the PS1, though, I may have to change my thoughts. It's a collect-a-thon, a la Super Mario 64, only instead of the stuff collecting is stars (although there are stars in the game to collect, the manual states no...

Windows 8 sucks

Posted by atari2600land, 24 April 2015 · 69 views

So my mom got a new laptop. She actually got it up and working and on the internet without my help. But GOD WINDOWS 8 SUCKS. I don't see the reason why Microsoft had to go and ruin everything and replace it with utter crap that is user-unfriendly and can't figure anything out with. If Windows X or whatever it's called does not fix this crap, my next compu...

Playing with bugs

Posted by atari2600land, 23 April 2015 · 73 views

Well, I deemed it time to work on Insecticide for the Virtual Boy again. One of the things I was going to do was add a magnifying glass to the fighter select screen. It sounded easy enough, but ended up way harder than I intended and so I spent more than two hours trying to get the stupid thing in. Eventually I did, and here's how it ended up looking:


My magazine

Posted by atari2600land, 22 April 2015 · 77 views

I thought about 5 years ago, that it would be cool if I had my own magazine. So I made issue 1. Then I forgot about it. I was all ready to make a second issue when I rediscovered I already had in 2013. So anyway, since I had not posted it on the website for my magazine, I did. And so now I'm working on the third issue which I plan to complete in September...

The Rising Cost of Jaguar Games on eBay

Posted by atari2600land, 21 April 2015 · 115 views

Why are Jaguar games getting more and more expensive on eBay? Even the crappier games? Checkered Flag is now commanding $15 on eBay. A complete copy of Dino Dudes someone wants $20 for. There has to be an alternative. I went to Amazon.com and found Super Burnout for $30. The cheapest copy on eBay is $40, so I saved $10. I thought I was going to get a good...

N-Gage Insider #3

Posted by atari2600land, 20 April 2015 · 70 views

I got a magazine in the mail about the Nokia N-Gage. It's issue 3 of the official N-Gage Trade Magazine called the "Insider." I wonder why they didn't call it the "N-Sider." The date is May 2005. Here's a few things I was able to glean by scanning the issue:
+ They seemed so hopeful that 2006 would be a great year for the N-Gage.
+ There's a 2-page spread...

No more Q

Posted by atari2600land, 19 April 2015 · 101 views

I've decided to stop work on the Q game. It's too boring and simple. So instead, I am going to work on finishing the Celery movie. I worked on that last night. I made Celery go and get a hamburger from McDonald's. He takes a bite and discovers to his horror, that it has pickles in it! Since vegetables don't eat each other, Mr. Celery throws the burger awa...

An experiment

Posted by atari2600land, 18 April 2015 · 81 views

Working on this q game is like an experiment. Or it will soon. In order to make this an interesting enough game, I can't limit myself to 2k this time. I'll have to go at least 4k. I've never done a game bigger than 2k before except the failed Super Giuseppe, which was 8k, so it will be something new. I added a box. It took me a few hours to add the box. W...

Mind Your Ps and Qs - part 2

Posted by atari2600land, 17 April 2015 · 69 views

Discovering bugs is not fun. Such is the case with this one. I had discovered an invisible enemy that likes to hang out near the top of the screen. I don't know why it happened, but it did. So naturally after a few hours of working without any success, I just decided to move the up border down. I also while I was at it, worked on a few more screens and in...

Mind your Ps and Qs

Posted by atari2600land, 17 April 2015 · 77 views

You can a-Qs me of not working on the Q game for the Odyssey 2 I started and then gave up on. I played the last version I had and it was no wonder I gave up. Everything was wrong. Working with the last stable release where everything was working properly, I spent about 4 or 5 hours remaking the version I had where everything was berserk. Even though I was...