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#1 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:23 PM

I was just listening to the Antic Podcast interview with Bruce Carso (owner of B&C Computers) and he mentioned that he had a Mat Mania Challenge prototype along with some other prototype stuff in his warehouse.  I know he's mentioned it before in the past, but was always too busy to look for it.  Has anyone contacted Bruce about it?  He mentioned a few other protos (Midi Maze, Commando, Xenophobe) but all of those have been released.  Mat Mania is the only one that still remains unseen.  



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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:18 PM

Matt, are you talking about 7800 or XE?

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:20 PM

XE. 7800 version was released.

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:54 PM

I remember talking to him about back at one of the CGEs quite a few years ago. I think he said he had some PAL 7800 protos as well.

 

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Posted Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:10 PM

I was just listening to the Antic Podcast interview with Bruce Carso (owner of B&C Computers) and he mentioned that he had a Mat Mania Challenge prototype along with some other prototype stuff in his warehouse.  I know he's mentioned it before in the past, but was always too busy to look for it.  Has anyone contacted Bruce about it?  He mentioned a few other protos (Midi Maze, Commando, Xenophobe) but all of those have been released.  Mat Mania is the only one that still remains unseen.  

 

I've asked him a couple times. Closest I ever got was a picture of a box with proto pcbs in it. He doesn't even know what games are on the pcbs. How he couldn't care less is beyond me. From a business sense that is potentially a box full of money. Perhaps he's changed his mind but as recent as a couple years ago that clearly wasn't the case even when I came with an open wallet to find out.



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Posted Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:28 PM

 

I've asked him a couple times. Closest I ever got was a picture of a box with proto pcbs in it. He doesn't even know what games are on the pcbs. How he couldn't care less is beyond me. From a business sense that is potentially a box full of money. Perhaps he's changed his mind but as recent as a couple years ago that clearly wasn't the case even when I came with an open wallet to find out.

 

Yeah that's the thing I don't understand.  He actually sells copies of these prototypes, why wouldn't he want to locate new ones so he can sell them?  I understand he's a not a prototype historian like me, but from a business standpoint it just doesn't make sense.


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