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Thanksgiving question.

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 19 November 2017 · 40 views

Ever since my grandparents died, me and mom haven't done anything special for the holiday. My sister and her boyfriend go to his folks' place then, and we're stuck here doing absoluetly nothing. I told my sister when she was out shopping a few days ago to get me "a turkey TV dinner." She comes back with the most fattening one: A Hungry Man dinner. Figures...

Spending some time with the Sega Genesis Flashback

Posted by OLD CS1 in OLD CS1's Blog, 17 November 2017 · 120 views
sega, genesis, flashback, atgames

Spending some time with the Sega Genesis Flashback Having an affinity for and owning Sega Genesis and Genesis 2 consoles, I found myself intrigued by AtGames' new Sega Genesis Flashback .  I have experience with AtGames' Sega Genesis Classic and Portable which I found lacking to some degree though usable, but the promises of an updated emulation engine and built-in HDMI were a draw which I could not...

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 17 November 2017 · 81 views

I've now finished the last of the major changes to the shooting system, and the curl application phase is now much simpler and more effective.
 

 
The original curl phase of the shooting process involved an ugly gauge that you used to apply curl in various degrees.  This just didn't work well at all, so now it's very simple: you curl up,...

Atari Games Elimination Tournament - Sports Edition - Prelimary Round

Posted by AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol in AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol's Blog, 16 November 2017 · 100 views

So, there is a collection of 24 games that will try to make it past the first hurdle in becoming the best Atari 2600 sport game ever.  There are some titles here that will put on a brave face and try to punch over their weight class.  Barely 4kb lightweights against some 16kb behemoths?  Who will make it past the initial round and get a goo...

Collectionof 72 Atari 2600 Games for Sale

Posted by zipperzeppa in Atari 2600 Collection Bulk Box/ Cartridge Sale, 16 November 2017 · 117 views

Looking to Sell my collection of Atari 2600 games & boxes. A good mix of standard games with a mix of a few rare & in demand titles. . Wife said time to let them go. I need to determine which boxes have cartridges, believe most if not all are available with the game. If interested I will confirm which cartridges if any are missing from the bo...

Thor: Ragnarok - Spoiler-free review

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 16 November 2017 · 158 views
Movies

It's been a few months since I've reviewed any movies. I did get out to see Dunkirk after Spider-Man: Homecoming, but never wrote up a review for it. In short - I thought it was really well done. Very different from a typical war movie, and well worth seeing on a big screen. But since it's out of theaters now... I don't think you'd get the same sort of...

Arya Witner's return for the NXT report!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 15 November 2017 · 76 views
WWE NXT, Drew McIntyre and 2 more...

Arya's back!
 


Screen Enhancements

Posted by walker7 in The Best Assembly Computer, 15 November 2017 · 73 views
assembly, computer, 8-bit, 16-bit and 5 more...

When assembling, there are several different screen enhancements that could use to make the experience more enjoyable.  One way is to change the background and foreground colors.
 
This is the shot from the previous installment:
http://www.atariage....566_2054_75.png
 
 
By pressing a c...

I got Mouse, South Park season 9, Froot Loops cereal from mail

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 15 November 2017 · 56 views

I got Mouse, South Park season 9, Froot Loops cereal from mail I got my order yesterday. My new mouse, South Park season 9 and Froot Loops cereal.
 
I started wonder if one day, we could order the whole grocerie by mail.
 
Ice cream, frozen cakes, fish, fruits, vegetables and other could be a challenge to send them by mail.

Atari Newspaper Ad (December 10, 1982)

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 15 November 2017 · 124 views

This Atari newspaper ad was in the December 10, 1982 issue of the Pittsburgh Press . It was also in other newspapers on the same day.
 

 
NOBODY BRIGHTENS UP YOUR CHRISTMAS LIKE ATARI
 
1. ATARI CHRISTMAS CALENDAR.
 
Buy an ATARI 2600 or 5200 Video Game System by December 31, 1982 and you'll get a special Atari calendar, free. I...

A Fist Full of Bubsy Collection

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 14 November 2017 · 72 views
A Fist full of bubsy and 2 more...


 
http://store.steampo...bsy_Collection/
 

 
 
Well if I didn't already have these two games on Steam would be a pretty good deal.  Basically Two-Fur for free and a few dollars off Woolies Strike Back.

8bit Workshop!

Posted by vidak in vidak's Blog, 14 November 2017 · 58 views

I have just been told about the website 8bitworkshop.com! It's amazing!  
I feel like writing a kernel for an Atari 2600 game is a lot easier than I originally thought. 
Everything seems so cryptic when you first get into 2600 programming. As soon as you grasp that everything is about drawing the screen line by line, it becomes a little clearer....

Hidden Mr. Dream dodge sprite from Punch Out NES

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 12 November 2017 · 96 views

For the record, I call this a hidden sprite rather than an unused sprite because each fighter in Punch Out actually has a dodge sprites to avoid uppercuts except for King Hippo of course. But to those who don't dodge uppercuts so often, Glass Joe, Great Tiger, and Mike Tyson do dodge uppercuts. It was discovered that Glass Joe will dodge uppercuts after t...

19 - Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls

Posted by Shinto in The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast, 08 November 2017 · 106 views

Download or listen to the Podcast Episode at http://atarijaguarga...he-shadow-falls
 
Double the dragons, double the fun? Find out in this episode, where we go through the inspiration and history behind the one-on-one fighting game Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls. We analyze the characters, find surprising gam...

Intellivision Colors - Food Coloring Style

Posted by walker7 in 8-bit Computer System Colors in Food Coloring, 07 November 2017 · 175 views
intellivision, colors, palette and 3 more...

Did you ever enjoy playing with food coloring?  I did, many times.  And that, plus my lifetime fascination with computers inspired me to come up with this blog.
 
These are the 16 colors from the Intellivision, rendered in McCormick Food Coloring.  It uses the standard red/yellow/green/blue, plus the neon purple/green/pink/blue, and bl...

Master System Minimalist Art - Part 3

Posted by LS_Dracon in Draconland, 04 November 2017 · 143 views

This is a new batch of minimalist box covers using SMS style art, because is fun to do it.
Drawings from internet.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Video Game History

Posted by AtariMI1978 in AtariMI1978's Blog, 03 November 2017 · 106 views
Atari, Atari2600, N64, Nintendo and 6 more...

Video Game History Link to my blog via Blogger.com 
My Video Game History

When is a 410 not a 410?

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 26 October 2017 · 187 views
410, Cassette, recorder

When is a 410 not a 410? When it’s a camouflaged storage box.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
It took me years of careful deliberation before I could gut one of my 410 Data Cassette Recorders.  I finally came to the conclusion that I wasn't going to replace the belts just so I could play "Sammy the Sea Serpent"....

My Panasonic 42 PLASMA shorted out

Posted by Cafeman in Caféman's Blog, 25 October 2017 · 170 views

Of all the strange timing. I hooked up my Atari Xegs to the VCR with RF cable, which is hooked up to the hdtv's video input. You see, I finally programmed Adventure II XEGS onto my first Atari max cart and was planning to start real hardware play testing. At first I just popped in Jungle Hunt. Had truly awful connection, lots of static. Then... the hdtv w...

Is the "Console" Concept Dead?

Posted by mos6507 in mos6507's Blog, 23 October 2017 · 202 views

I've actually felt for a LONG time that consoles as anything Generation-X would classify as such are an obsolete concept.  It's not that hardware is dead, but consoles are dead.  Technically speaking the current XBox and Playstation are consoles, but are they really?  They're both x86 boxes with PC-derived graphics hardware are they not?...



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