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#1 Allan ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:53 AM

Just wanted to say it's great that this is finally happening. I've been looking forward to this for a long time.

I love the artwork on the new box. Is this Nathan's work?

I would love a poster of this.

Or maybe something like this Countermeasure display.

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Posted Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:33 AM

Oh wow! Where did you get that? Countermeasure is one of my favorite 5200 games, I've never seen that display before. I've got to find one of those...

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Posted Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:59 AM

Just wanted to say it's great that this is finally happening. I've been looking forward to this for a long time.

I love the artwork on the new box. Is this Nathan's work?

I would love a poster of this.

Or maybe something like this Countermeasure display.

Allan


Has there been some announcement? Link?

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Posted Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:07 PM

Oh wow! Where did you get that? Countermeasure is one of my favorite 5200 games, I've never seen that display before. I've got to find one of those...

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I'm shocked you've never seen one of these. During the Warner years, Atari did a lot of dealer displays, mobiles, posters, etc. The ones that I've seen are for games that came out from 1982 to early 1984 (the end). I know there must be more but so far (for the 5200) I've only found items for Countermeasure, Centipede, Qix, Dig Dug and Ms. Pac-man.

They must have done promo stuff for games like Defender, Pole Position, Pac-Man, etc. Of course there is promo stuff for the computers and 2600. Atarimania has some stuff. Here's a link of pictures that I have. Some of these I have, some I don't.

http://www.atariage....__fromsearch__1

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Posted Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:47 AM


Just wanted to say it's great that this is finally happening. I've been looking forward to this for a long time.

I love the artwork on the new box. Is this Nathan's work?

I would love a poster of this.

Or maybe something like this Countermeasure display.

Allan


Has there been some announcement? Link?


http://www.atariage....ge2010_preview/

Every one is excited about the 2600 Turbo release so 5200 Tempest is getting over looked.

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Posted Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:51 AM

Oh wow.. didn't know this was now completed. Ok this is a friggin must buy for me. I don't really care about initial runs/collectibility, I'd just like a playable 5200 Tempest to plug into my machine. When is it going to be sold? :D

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Posted Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:06 AM

Oh wow.. didn't know this was now completed. Ok this is a friggin must buy for me. I don't really care about initial runs/collectibility, I'd just like a playable 5200 Tempest to plug into my machine. When is it going to be sold? :D

Albert said some time after CGexpo.

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Posted Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:38 PM

This is indeed a great time to have a 5200! Tempest is going to kick ass!

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Posted Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:52 AM

I'm glad Keithen was able to finish it. Too many times this type of thing ends up dying.

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Posted Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:02 AM

Not finished yet, but a playable demo will be at CGE so you can see what's been added and updated. The game will be sold after CGE when it is ready.

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Posted Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:09 AM

I just posted some updated screenshots here:

http://www.atariage....view/demos.html

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Posted Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:28 PM

I just posted some updated screenshots here:

http://www.atariage....view/demos.html

..Al


This is going to be godly!!!

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Posted Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:29 PM

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Posted Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:04 PM

Great news!

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Posted Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:06 PM

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:ponder:

So how big is that? I ummm....don't have any toys around like those to use them as a reference to figure out the size.... :ponder:


:D

That looks fantastic. Are they going to be for sale? PLEEEEAAASSSEEE!

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Posted Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:41 PM

:-o :-o :-o

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Posted Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:44 PM

So how big is that? I ummm....don't have any toys around like those to use them as a reference to figure out the size.... :ponder:

It's a 4' x 2.5' vinyl banner.

That looks fantastic. Are they going to be for sale? PLEEEEAAASSSEEE!

No, but if you offer me enough at the show I might consider selling it. :D

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Posted Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:59 PM


So how big is that? I ummm....don't have any toys around like those to use them as a reference to figure out the size.... :ponder:

It's a 4' x 2.5' vinyl banner.

That looks fantastic. Are they going to be for sale? PLEEEEAAASSSEEE!

No, but if you offer me enough at the show I might consider selling it. :D

..Al

It might be hard to hear me make an offer from Connecticut. :(

You guys better take lots of pictures, dammit! :)

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Posted Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:41 PM

Very nice.

Tempest is hands down my favorite game. EVER

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Posted Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:57 AM

I just posted some updated screenshots here:

http://www.atariage....view/demos.html


Has a price been set?

How soon till you expect to be able to start accepting pre-orders?

(I want to make sure that I am at the head of the line for this one)

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Posted Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:33 AM

Has a price been set?

No, but it will be similar to other releases of this nature, between $40 and $50.

How soon till you expect to be able to start accepting pre-orders?

I learned from the Adventure II experience to not accept pre-orders for a game until it's finished. So, sometime after CGE is all I will say right now, and there won't be pre-orders. When the game is finished, I'll put it up for sale for immediate shipment. The boxes, box inserts, labels and manuals are all done and in-hand. I've prepped a large number of 5200 carts, which is a lot of work (much more than for 2600/5200/ColecoVision games), so everything's ready to go once the game is finished. :)

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Posted Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:50 AM

I seriously used to dream about having Tempest on my new 5200 back when I was 13 or something. How odd that it might just happen when I'm about 43. :lol:

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Posted Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:21 AM

Absolutely beautiful!

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Posted Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:19 AM

No, but it will be similar to other releases of this nature, between $40 and $50.


Sounds good to me, just wanted to see if it was going to be reasonable.

I learned from the Adventure II experience to not accept pre-orders for a game until it's finished. So, sometime after CGE is all I will say right now, and there won't be pre-orders. When the game is finished, I'll put it up for sale for immediate shipment. The boxes, box inserts, labels and manuals are all done and in-hand. I've prepped a large number of 5200 carts, which is a lot of work (much more than for 2600/5200/ColecoVision games), so everything's ready to go once the game is finished. :)


Yeah, I think I remember having Adventure II for the 5200 on pre-order for over a year before it did finally ship. I guess it is much better this way. I guess if you want to make sure that you get a copy, you just need to pay attention and watch for the announcement. I think honestly Al, that is likely the better way to go considering the fact that you never know what might come up for the author between now and the actual release of the product. I can't imagine anyone getting rich doing this.

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Posted Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:14 PM

I seriously used to dream about having Tempest on my new 5200 back when I was 13 or something. How odd that it might just happen when I'm about 43. :lol:



I completely hear you! Funny the things that are coming out NOW ;)




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