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Dreamcast Game Thoughts - part 12

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 22 September 2014 · 9 views

All right! Two new Dreamcast games came from the ups man. Time to review them. First up is Frogger 2. I had the PSX version. I played it until level 2 and I died a whole bunch of times. I guess I was hoping the DC version was better. As it turns out, it is. I beat level 2. The fact that there are infinite lives helps a lot. One time, I got the game over s...

Fangin' and bangin' with Gangrel!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 22 September 2014 · 11 views
Gangrel, WWF, The Brood, vampire and 2 more...

Still one of the coolest parts of the Attitude Era.
 


Ideas and concepts - is really what I am into...

Posted by kiwilove in kiwilove's Blog, 19 September 2014 · 66 views

This topic has nothing to do with videogame design, etc etc - and is about who I am... etc...
 
The purpose of life - is all about education.  That life is all about learning.
When you enter the later part of your life - say into your 50s' - things/life etc become very clear.
That the answer to all our problems - will be through education....

A gift for a friend (GNZ) Colecovision

Posted by Crazy Climber in Crazy Climber Metal , 15 September 2014 · 140 views

A gift for a friend (GNZ) Colecovision Ghosts n Goblins...Ghouls n Ghosts....ahhh... one of my absolute FAVORITE game series ever made. I remember pumping away quarter after quarter playing GnG in the arcade and walking around for hours collecting aluminum cans to cash in and purchase it for the NES (Not to mention washing cars, selling lemonade, mowing lawns, etc...) I was seriously almost in...

Minecraft studio Mojang has been bought by Microsoft for $2.5B

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 15 September 2014 · 91 views

Additionally, creator Markus "Notch" Persson, partner Jakob Porser and CEO Carl Manneh will also be leaving Mojang.  Even before the sale Markus has tried to move away from Minecraft, but felt that selling out was they only way to continue to be himself.
 
I do wonder how MS plans on recovering it's 2.5 billion dollar investment.  (Esp...

Another Drobo 5D capacity increase

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 14 September 2014 · 82 views

My 6TB drive arrived!  When I took it out of the box it was heavier than I expected.  Per Amazon the 6TB is 1.9 pounds while the 4TB is 1.6 .
 
 
 
Before  Status:

 
Before Capacity:

 
Before Usage:

 
 
 
After Status:

 
After Capacity:

 
After Usage:

 
 
My storage on...

MIXMATCH.APP another game for Diamond

Posted by Pack007 in Diamond in the Rough, 14 September 2014 · 84 views
Diamond GOS

 
I think my son starts worrying about me when I get out the old Atari Computer.  This time he’s trying to lure me away from the “Atari side” with a Windows 8 tablet computer.  Making the jump from NT to Windows 8 and getting use to the new USB keyboard would make anyone miss the good old days.  I do long for the d...

AWESOME NEW CARTRIDGE -- Extended Basic v2.7 Suite

Posted by --- Ω --- in TI-99/4A Stuff, 14 September 2014 · 241 views
TI-99/4A

AWESOME NEW CARTRIDGE -- Extended Basic v2.7 Suite Have you ever wondered, if you could only have one cartridge for your TI-99/4A what that cartridge would be?  That question has now been answered (IMHO) thanks to our own Atari Age member Tony "Gazoo" Knerr.
 
 
 
 
 (Click on image to radically enlarge photo)
 
 
Are you a Newbie or returning TI'er with only a c...

Pele's Soccer (Atari VCS, 1980)

Posted by Mezrabad in Chronogamer, 05 September 2014 · 146 views
soccer, football, atari vcs and 4 more...

Pele's Soccer (Atari VCS, 1980)
 
As I've said before: "I'm not a sports fan" so how I felt about this game surprised me.
 
Contrasting from our recent excursion into third-party software that had only two games to a cart, Atari's (the party of the first part) Pele's Soccer has 54 games promised for it on the front of the box and it delivers w...

Bubsy in Russian - September 2014

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 03 September 2014 · 101 views
Bubsy Bobcat, Bubsy, Russian

Bubsy in Russian - September 2014 I received the two Bubsy Russian games (Bubsy and Bubsy 2) in the mail today.   The cases are so small and cute, just barely bigger than the game cartridge itself.
 
More details on this in October, but in the meantime, here is Bubsy Bobcat written in Russian!!
 


Was Einstein wrong? (Howell's Theory of Relativity)

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 01 September 2014 · 136 views
$10000 reward?, John Howell and 5 more...

I was looking for something else and found this article that I cut out from the Greensboro News & Record newspaper. I'm guessing that it was from around 1994. When I cut out the article, I forgot to keep the top of the paper that had the date.
 
What happened with John Howell and his book? Did he give up? Was he proven wrong? I must be using the...

Ransack! - ABBUC 2014

Posted by Xuel in Xuel's Blog, 31 August 2014 · 193 views

Ransack! is a new game for the ABBUC Software Contest 2014.
 
Ransack! was originally written by Peter Scott for the BBC Micro in 1987.
 
This version was ported and enhanced for the Atari 8-bit by Jose Pereira and Lyren "Xuel" Brown.
 
Screenshots
 

 
Game Play Video
 

 
Requireme...

Mega Man Demo Map

Posted by The Nintendo Nerd in Atari 2600 game maps, 30 August 2014 · 115 views

Mega Man Demo Map mega man map for atari 2600
If you would like the demo click the link.
http://atariage.com/...mo-game-binary/

Radio AM stations

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 27 August 2014 · 121 views

The last time I listened to radio AM band in my region, they were only two AM stations left.
 
Today, all AM stations are gone.
 
 
PS: I rarely listen to radio anyway.

My Experience Making an Original Xbox Eeprom Reader

Posted by frankodragon in Frankodragon's Blog Stuffs, 26 August 2014 · 134 views

There are many tutorials describing on how to make an eeprom reader for the original Xbox console and then there are readers you can buy.  So thinking after all the projects I've fried over the years, maybe it was better to buy one.  Problem is I could get one overseas and pay $20+ for one and maybe use it a few times.   So I went ahea...

Two more potential next gen gamers have come into this world.

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 25 August 2014 · 111 views

Earlier today, my middle older sister Renea just gave birth to two twin daughters. Brings the next gen total to five for my immediate family's generation (2 boys and 3 girls). Their names are Bridgette and Felicia which are mom and aunt Pan's middle names respectively. The future of gamers is started to look good assuming they become gamers but no one wil...

Six Pack - Atari 2600

Posted by Marc Oberhäuser in Marc Oberhäuser's Blog, 23 August 2014 · 146 views

Here's my take on 20th Centrury Fox' Six Pack (http://www.atariprot...n3/unknown3.htm ). The label art is from the DVD release, promotional flyer/catalogs featured only the name "Six Pack", no boxart, no screenshots.

My Top 10 80s-90s Music Videos

Posted by bomberpunk in bomberpunk's Blog, 22 August 2014 · 121 views

[#019] i quickly threw this together. but it's 2am now and i don't care to try to squeeze in SP's Tonight, Tonight or one of the claymation videos from Tool or Green Jelly.
 
10. AHA - TAKE ON ME

 
9. SOUNDGARDEN - BLACK HOLE SUN

 
8. WEIRD AL - AMISH P...

Coursera vs UMN

Posted by scrottie in scrottie's Blog, 12 August 2014 · 113 views

Coursera is free, or $50 a course if you want a "verified certificate", where they make an attempt to verify your identity and that you are there while the tests are taken.  Courses are across broad topic ranges and include some solidly advanced, nerdy stuff.  There's no admissions process and it isn't accredited.  Assistance is from peers,...

I just don't understand........

Posted by PacManPlus in PacManPlus' Blog, 12 August 2014 · 179 views

Back in 2011, 8 months after I moved to Florida from Long Island, my best friend of 33 years (at the time) was diagnosed with throat cancer. He did smoke, but was not a heavy smoker (like someone who would go through packs a day).
This cancer eventually spread to his lungs, and he tried many different (even experimental) procedures to shove the cance...



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