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Battletoads Sega Game Gear about $4

Posted by atari2600land, 18 August 2014 · 78 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 · 46 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 · 89 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 · 69 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 · 60 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 · 81 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 · 68 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 · 73 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...


Dreamcast Game Thoughts - part 11

Posted by atari2600land, in Dreamcast game thoughts 10 August 2014 · 112 views

Some games I just wonder how they got released because they suck so badly. Such is the case with Pen Pen Triicelon. In the game, you control a penguin that races down icy slopes...or do you? I can't control the stupid penguin. How does one get the stupid thing to go fast enough to actually compete with other players? I just bash into a wall while all the...


C G sharp C

Posted by atari2600land, 08 August 2014 · 87 views

Haven't been working on Castle of Doom. Instead I've begun a new song I made. It's a little inspired by Yes's "Tales From Topographic Oceans" in that there are four parts to it, each about 20 minutes long to fill up a whole CD and I'll probably have to overburn it to fit it all on one CD. So I sat down on the keyboard and began plunking notes. I found C,...