The Atari Lynx HandyCast is now available on Google Play Music, for those Android users out there: https://play.google....akdwv7r53pt6lre
a.k.a. Millipede Man
Hi Mark, Just got done listening to the Handycast and I have a few things I wanted to mention maybe as a listener feedback, regardless if you read it on the air or not.
First let me say welcome, and thank you for your work this far. Now a bit about me;
My earliest gaming memory is sitting in a smoky dark aapparment in Brooklyn NY, my Uncles, clutching a copy of Demon Attack for the 2600, in awe of the mecha-space-dinosaur, watching my uncle and brother play Laser Blast.
Taking turns and joking about scores. I was the young one and, when I finally got a chance to play, Id normally die in one round, and go back to watching them play.
This continued on, every Sunday, the smell of my Nonas Sunday sauce and pasta coming from the kitchen, and watching my uncle and brother play for years to come.
From 2600 and Commodore64 to the master system, inevitably dieing instantly when Id get a pity turn.
One day, I noticed in a toys R us flyer, an add for the Atari Lynx. Imagine!?, a tiny handheld REAL system(mind you Id mess around with tiger type handhelds prior) that Would be mine and all mine...Id be the one playing, not watching. I could learn. I could improve ...
I mentioned it to my uncle, who, great fully, got me a lynx for Xmas that year. A couple months later on my birthday, my brother got me a Gameboy! And a handheld gamer was born.
While Im sure part of the reason my uncle got me the lynx was so I wouldnt bug them anymore for my turn, it was fine by me... I was playing. Not watching. So began my life long obsession with all things handheld, and especially my beloved Lynx.
These days Im an Executive Chef, long wack hours, with some gruling frustrating, and repetitive(yet magical) work. Podcasts are a God send. I gauge a podcast by how many times I stop what Im doing to listen.. or if the podcast just becomes background noise.
I have to say your podcast made me stop a few times. I like that you dont claim to be a pro life long collector with a minor in electronic engineering. You, like me just really dig the lynx.
If there was one criticism Id have is that the Handycast is a bit tooo heavy on musical breaks/intros/deadair. If it was packed a bit tighter it would flow just right.
Maybe a bit less script and more you, its always great to see a caster come out of their Ferg, you know?
Anyways thanks again for the podcast for keeping my Lynx on peoples minds and for making our days better.
Edited by Kaiju, Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:25 PM.