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Channel F News

Posted by atari2600land, in channel f 28 February 2018 · 147 views

So I made this e-zine called "Channel F News." This is going to be a quarterly e-zine dedicated to the Channel F. Issue 1, spring 2018 is located on the Channel F News website which I just made and hope to spruce up a little bit later on.
In the first issue I talk about homebrews as well as a 2-page article on Kevin Vs. Tomatoes. Issue 2 I want to have o...


Posted by atari2600land, 27 February 2018 · 236 views

I was extremely bored. So I thought I'd give Doom for the Jaguar another go. I got as far as level 3 when all of a sudden, I kept walking around in circles. I swear I must have killed every single creature there because I had no idea where I was going. After about 20 minutes of this, I fell into the lava and couldn't get out of it. I said "Screw this," an...

Prehistoric beast in a nuclear age

Posted by atari2600land, 25 February 2018 · 227 views

That's what I am. I went to help my dad with getting a new TV. Turns out, the TV manufacturers are getting rid of the place where you plug in the antenna from the cable. How are you supposed to have cable if you can't plug in the cable that comes up from the floor? Also, I saw a stand about high-definition or something DVD movies. Apparently if you're sup...

City Kitty

Posted by atari2600land, 24 February 2018 · 159 views

Mr. Whiskers is ready for a night on the town since he's been let out for the night. Can you guide him to the end of the game? Have you ever looked for something and came across a project you had started years ago and never got around to finishing it, much less get very far on it? This is the case with me. I just stumbled upon this game for the Odyssey 2...

Cedar Games - update

Posted by atari2600land, 22 February 2018 · 116 views

So I have been working on my Oranges game for the Odyssey 2 again. I don't know when it will be released. I added a couple of things and a bug fix. Another bug popped up but it's extremely hard to do and involves dying so I'm not going to worry about it. It doesn't impact the game playing experience, just something odd I stumbled upon.
I plugged in...

TV Nightmare.

Posted by atari2600land, 21 February 2018 · 129 views

So the cable box quit working this morning. We had to drive out to the Xfinity store and switch our set top box for a new one. While there, there was an f.y.e. store next to it. I went in and got a new DVD: Ancient Aliens season 10 volume 2. I had doubted they'd have it, but they did. No Animaniacs DVD sets though.
So we went home and it was a tota...


Posted by atari2600land, 20 February 2018 · 156 views

So I've been working on Mr. Celery and pausing every couple of minutes to watch the snow fall (if any.) I finished the pig boss. What I did was when the pigs stop flying by, jump on his head. Then the little green pigs move faster. And when they stop, jump on his head again. Then the little green pigs come faster still and when they stop, jump on his head...

Veggie crazy

Posted by atari2600land, 19 February 2018 · 120 views

So it's time to shelve Killer Heads of Lettuce for a while, at least until Kevin Vs. Tomatoes comes out. I decided to restart the Adventures of the 50-Foot-Tall Stalk of Celery for the Atari 2600. I picked up right where I left off. I began work on an 8th stage. This is the final stage of the game, where Mr. Celery confronts an angry giant pig. This is th...

Lettuce Changes

Posted by atari2600land, in channel f 18 February 2018 · 117 views

So I added some more stuff to Killer Heads of Lettuce. Now if a head of lettuce gets to the right side of the screen, you'll hear a game over tune. Then you press fire to start a new game. I also made the game speed up once 50 points has been reached, although it is pretty tough, but I think doable, if one lettuce is at the bottom and then the next one is...

Lettuce Redux

Posted by atari2600land, in channel f 17 February 2018 · 140 views

So I went back to work on the lettuce game last night. Frustrated, I went to sleep with a broken game. Woke up this morning and tried to fix it. I think I did so. This is the uneven ground I was talking about earlier. After trying various zany ways to make it even I told myself that I like it this way and I'll keep it like this. I think it's a little too...