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Title Match Pro Wrestling (Atari 2600)

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 02 October 2014 · 13 views

Long-time blog readers know that I suck when it comes to video games. But I enjoy making them. I enjoy making ones that I can beat. Perhaps that's why hardly anyone else likes my creations. Anyway, I fired up Stella and attempted to play Title Match Pro Wrestling. I pressed the button rapidly. I pressed the button and joystick combinations. I read the man...

changing jEdit colors

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 30 September 2014 · 65 views

I don't care at all for the default colors used by jEdit:

The main thing I don't like is how the white background overpowers the colors.  So I change it to black by doing the following:
​Select Utilities menu
Select Global Options... menu option
In the jEdit section select Text Area
Change the Text color from black to white

The following announcement has been paid for by the Blue World Order

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 30 September 2014 · 27 views
Blue World Order, bWo and 8 more...

B-B-B-B-B-BLUE WORLD ORDER . (Part two!)

What time is it? BURGERTIME!

Posted by Crazy Climber in Crazy Climber Metal , 29 September 2014 · 88 views

What time is it? BURGERTIME! Ah, Burgertime...just looking at the side of this arcade machine can transport me back in time decades. Great game that appeared on just about every platform as well. This is one I would not have attempted normally, but my buddy IntellivisionDude mentioned he would like a Burgertime related sign for his gameroom to accompany his INTV Brotherhood sign....

I found and old letter that I wrote to Imagic when I was 12

Posted by PacManPlus in PacManPlus' Blog, 26 September 2014 · 184 views
Imagic 1982

Here's a funny one:
I just found this letter I had written to Imagic some 33 years ago.  I was trying to give them an Idea for a game I had (unfortunately I don't have the picture or the instructions; I don't know what happened to them).
I can't believe I wrote 'you can even steal it if you want - I won't tell any one' :lol:
I do rememb...

WIP Draker Quest (a working title)

Posted by frankodragon in Frankodragon's Blog Stuffs, 25 September 2014 · 90 views

Instead of posting on the 7800 forums, I've decided to blog about the next project I'm working on: Draker Quest.  The original concept is the Zelda example by Atarius Maximus .  Although I've been trying to reach him through PM's I cannot.  If you're out there, AM, I just wanted to ask, with your permission, is it okay to use your Zelda pro...

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

Posted by kiwilove in kiwilove's Blog, 19 September 2014 · 114 views

This topic has nothing to do with videogame design, etc etc - and is about who I am... etc...
This blog (and it's comments - couldn't find how to add another blog entry?) is really about using your brain and to work things out for yourself too.
That those who are after the truth about anything and everything - should be able to agree on certain con...

The HDX modification for the TI's RS-232 card.

Posted by --- Ω --- in TI-99/4A Stuff, 17 September 2014 · 65 views

The HDX modification for the TI's RS-232 card. H D X  
Those three little letters bring your TI-99/4A to a whole new level , in fact it's one of the TOP TWO modifications, that in my opinion, are a MUST for everyone who still uses a TI-99/4A.  Whether you are a gamer, a programmer or an all-around user, this MOD really gives the R eal I ron user a lot of bang for their buck.  In fa...

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

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 15 September 2014 · 107 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...

MIXMATCH.APP another game for Diamond

Posted by Pack007 in Diamond in the Rough, 14 September 2014 · 95 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...

Pele's Soccer (Atari VCS, 1980)

Posted by Mezrabad in Chronogamer, 05 September 2014 · 169 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 · 112 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 · 152 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 · 214 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.

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Mega Man Demo Map

Posted by The Nintendo Nerd in Atari 2600 game maps, 30 August 2014 · 124 views

Mega Man Demo Map mega man map for atari 2600
If you would like the demo click the link.

Radio AM stations

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 27 August 2014 · 128 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.

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

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 25 August 2014 · 121 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 · 162 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 · 132 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.



Coursera vs UMN

Posted by scrottie in scrottie's Blog, 12 August 2014 · 119 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,...

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