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Odyssey 2 homebrew labels: A thought.

Posted by atari2600land, 23 October 2014 · 43 views

Looking at all the homebrew Odyssey 2 games I have, I see a theme: They try to recreate the original releases label-wise. I've decided I don't want to do that any more. I want to have really great colorful labels, like most homebrew Atari 2600 games have. I don't want Mr. Celery to be all yellow with black lines against a back background. Celery is green....

Wario's Woods NES

Posted by atari2600land, 22 October 2014 · 45 views

It wasn't as expensive as I had feared! I just bought a loose one on eBay for $18. And my video I mentioned in yesterday's blog entry now has well over 2,000 hits. I'm baffled. I thought I'd need some NES games released around the time of my top loader (1994) and I already have The Jungle Book. So I went and bought the NES version of Wario's Woods. This b...

YouTube strangeness

Posted by atari2600land, 21 October 2014 · 71 views

You know, I learned a lot about people through YouTube. I learned that they will watch anything. take for example, my latest YouTube video. My parents took a video of themselves driving through Keizer in 1988. It's only 7 minutes long (it's not a very large town). One day later, I have 400 views. With 7 comments and 6 likes. I guess it is kind of interest...

The Fun Machine

Posted by atari2600land, 19 October 2014 · 85 views

So I went to the video game store again. I wasn't thinking about picking up a N64 game. It just happened. Then I thought. I thought about all the fun times I had reviewing games for myself about the N64. I even had one article in the middle school newspaper where I reviewed N64 games. So I was born to do this. Since then I have made about 30 issues of Nin...

In a magazine

Posted by atari2600land, 18 October 2014 · 79 views

Apparently my Boobs game for the Odyssey 2 was in issue #134 of Retro Gamer magazine. I wonder why. Why not the Celery game, or Chief Chef, or Nice Ice? Sex sells? Anyway, it does not have my name in it, but it is still cool to be recognized for all this stuff I do just for fun. It's even cooler to get my homebrew games published. Boobs will be a 4k game...

Back to hour long songs

Posted by atari2600land, 17 October 2014 · 69 views

So I just bought a CD on eBay called "Luciana" by Juno Reactor. It's 61 minutes long. It's supposedly electronica/dance music, so it should be interesting. Should go well with my other interesting CDs containing songs more than an hour. Here's the list of what I have so far.
Fantomas - Delirium Cordia
Mistogo Varggoth Orchestra - The Key To the Gat...

Silence is golden

Posted by atari2600land, 16 October 2014 · 70 views

Well, black and white, anyway. I am amassing a collection of silent movies. I am buying them. I know they can be seen for free whenever I want on the internet probably, but I don't want to sit in my internet chair and watch a monitor, I want to sit in the comfy chair and watch them on the TV in the living room. There's probably a way to connect the TV to...

October bugs

Posted by atari2600land, 15 October 2014 · 93 views

I think the select button is not used in Nintendo games often enough. Game developers tend to use the d-pad to highlight a choice. Which is why I originally used select to cycle through the fighters in the selection screen. But I got some feedback, a lot of it, and I am back working on Insecticide. One of the things I did was remove the select button to c...

Intellicart fun

Posted by atari2600land, in gosub intv 14 October 2014 · 90 views

I had been waiting for this moment. To test GoSub for the Intellivision on a real Intellivision. Unfortunately, all I have is an Intellivision model 2, so I can't play the Coleco games. But I guess it's better than nothing. I looked at the cord coming out of the cart. It was odd. I started looking for a place to put it on the back of my computer. Then it...

Level selector

Posted by atari2600land, in gosub intv 13 October 2014 · 102 views

In case you don't follow my GoSub project for Intellivision, I attempted to make a level selection screen using the second controller. I could have just as easily made it for the first controller, but it's supposed to be somewhat hidden in case you don't read the AtariAge website where I post all the info. Anyway, I spent a couple of hours trying to make...