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April 1, 2019

Posted by FujiSkunk, 31 March 2019 · 100 views

My roommate decided his boss would enjoy an upgrade to his office computer to start the new month.  I decided to chip in and help.  Do you think he'll like it?




Happy April 1st, everyone!

@#$# You, Reef Store Dream! @#$# You!

Posted by FujiSkunk, 27 December 2017 · 317 views

Those Reef Store dreams are just getting spiteful now.  And hilarious.
Last night I had that familiar dream, where I'm in a thrift store and suddenly I spy something familiar: Atari 8-bit graphics on a TV!  In the dream I recognized the game as Choplifter , but looking back now I think it was actually Super Cobra .  Anyway, I wander...

An Idea: Slower, Harder, More Challenging Pac-Man

Posted by FujiSkunk, 10 July 2017 · 472 views
game idea, pac-man, mod
An idea for a Pac-Man upgrade literally came to me in a dream a couple of nights ago.  I actually remember most of the dream, but I'll spare everyone the details, except to say it began at a game convention where I realized I hadn't yet set up the systems I'd brought, and ended with me on a running track trying to escape the men in black.  My d...

Games of Atari, and More - A Day Off in the Life of a Retro Enthusiast

Posted by FujiSkunk, 17 January 2017 · 480 views

Last year's health issues interfered with a lot of plans, not the least of which was adding more content to the Games of Atari website.  I'm happy to say after months of inactivity, I'm ready to add content again.  I now have a ColecoVision modded for S-video, and the pictures are coming in quite nicely:


Plenty of o...

Trick or Treat Trails - October 30, 2016

Posted by FujiSkunk, 02 November 2016 · 594 views

Last year was the first time I participated in my church's Halloween Trunk or Treat celebration, which I wrote about here .  I wasn't sure I would be up for it this year, but thankfully my little health drama calmed down enough that I could give it a go.  I didn't have time to dream up a new theme, so I stuck with "Ghosts of Games Past" again....

Games of Atari - Atari 5200 Captures Really Complete! ColecoVision or Atari 7800 Next!

Posted by FujiSkunk, 05 July 2016 · 610 views

I decided not to do all the XE/XL conversions out there, and focus only on the ones that I legitimately own for the 8-bit line.  With the addition of some new entries for games like Atlantis , Crystal Castles and Up 'n' Down , I can now declare all Atari 5200 capture complete, at least until I get some more 5200 and/or 8-bit games!
I recen...

Games of Atari - Atari 5200 Captures (Mostly) Complete! ColecoVision Next?

Posted by FujiSkunk, 16 May 2016 · 743 views

All of the games I physically own for the Atari 5200 now have captures on Games of Atari , including all third-party cartridges.  I'm especially happy at how the entries for Q*Bert , Frogger and Popeye are turning out.  They're really starting to look like those old Parker Brothers ads that first got me interested in how games look on diffe...

Games of Atari - First-Party Atari 5200 Captures Complete!

Posted by FujiSkunk, 27 October 2015 · 760 views

Every Atari-published cartridge I own for the Atari 5200 now has a spot in the Games of Atari website.  This means Countermeasure and Rescue on Fractalus finally have live entries, Kangaroo , Vanguard and Qix are no longer flying on solo shots, and of course the entry for Pac-Man just keeps getting bigger.
I hope to have the Atari...

Games of Atari - Intellivision Captures Complete!

Posted by FujiSkunk, 17 September 2015 · 863 views

Well that didn't take long.  All "games of Atari" I own for the Intellivision have now been captured and added to the website .  This includes several Mattel's classics with their original names like Astrosmash , Space Battle and Frog Bog , and also several recent homebrews like Ms. Pac-Man , Copter Command and Boulder Dash .  I als...

Games of Atari - Intellivision Captures Underway... Finally!

Posted by FujiSkunk, 13 August 2015 · 898 views

At long last, I am working on the website again.  Earlier this year I commissioned another round of work from the most excellent Electronic Sentimentalities , getting an Intellivision modded for composite and an Atari 5200 modded for S-video.  I've had them back for over a month now, but, you know, other commitments.  Distractions.  S...