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#51 GrizzLee OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 5, 2004 12:26 PM

I think the Hi-Score is a great idea. I do however have 2 issues with the Hi-Score contest.

I do have some reservations about allowing the use of emulators. Although, I love emulators, I think all hi-score contests should be on actual hardware, especially if the score is eventually submitted to Twin Galaxies at some point. However, if emus are allowed, then I blelieveI think there should be 2 separate categories for actual hardware and emus. I'd hate to see the record books with astericks (similar along the lines of Babe Ruth's Home Run record.... (*) Prior to steroid use and 162 game seasons, etc...) I guess I am a purest and being older than most on these boards, I guess I am a bit old fashioned :wink:

It was mentioned earlier that the hi-scores were going to be limited to more of the common games. If emulators are allowed, then I don't see this being an issue and most of the games are available as bin files on the net (right here on AA).

In any event, these are my opinions. Just my thoughts and some points to ponder.


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#52 Paul Slocum OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 5, 2004 6:11 PM

Sign me up!

#53 fsuinnc OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 5, 2004 7:26 PM

Please add me to the list.
I may score low, but at least I'm consistant.

#54 Gamemaster_ca_2003 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 5, 2004 8:19 PM

me too I want to join

#55 Robert M OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 5, 2004 8:27 PM

Please sign me up. :D

#56 DeV0 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 5, 2004 10:16 PM

Bit late, but Im in!

#57 Gateway OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 5, 2004 11:22 PM

Better late than never...

Count me in! 8)

This is a great chance to play some of my carts that have been collecting dust for awhile.

8)

#58 StanJr ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 5, 2004 11:23 PM

I do have some reservations about allowing the use of emulators. Although, I love emulators, I think all hi-score contests should be on actual hardware, especially if the score is eventually submitted to Twin Galaxies at some point.


Who said anything about Twin Galaxies? I thought this was just for fun, and besides, there are too many rules and regulations that go along with TG that we are probably going to disregard.

#59 Ze_ro OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 5, 2004 11:50 PM

Who said anything about Twin Galaxies?  I thought this was just for fun, and besides, there are too many rules and regulations that go along with TG that we are probably going to disregard.


Exactly... this certainly isn't meant to be some repository of world records or anything... it's just a bunch of guys trying to beat each others scores, learn more about the games in the process, and (most importantly) to have fun.

One thing I've always disliked about the whole classic gaming hobby is there there seems to be so much emphasis on collecting that actually playing the games ends up taking a backseat. This is just my way of getting people to actually enjoy the games they worked so hard to find. Lord knows I have plenty of games sitting there that I've barely scratched the surface on.

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#60 Mendon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 6, 2004 6:07 AM

Please include my name. I'm not that good and don't have many 2600 games but I love seeing how my score compares to others.

Mendon

#61 Fretwobbler OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 6, 2004 6:50 AM

Sorry I'm late guys, just oved house and the DSL has only just been ooked up.

I'm IN!!!

With the sole intention of BEATING Stan at as many Activision titles as possible :P :P

#62 StanJr ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 6, 2004 7:28 AM

That's IT, Fretwobbler! You are going DOWN. :D :D :D :D

#63 Fretwobbler OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 6, 2004 7:42 AM

Its all academic anyway Stan.... as soon as the Activision titles come round DYancey is going to pummel both of us hands down: except for maybe Frostbite with me and Private Eye with you :ponder:

#64 StanJr ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 6, 2004 8:04 AM

yes, except that I have a hammer with which I plan to bash out D.Yancey's TV screen when that time rolls around..... :ponder:


... :ponder:


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:D

#65 Stingray OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 6, 2004 9:52 AM

I'd like to propose a slight adjustment to the rules. If possible it would be nice if the next person in line were allowed to announce his game a week in advance. The reason for this is so that if we don't already have that game it will give us a few days to get it (for those of us who prefer not use emulation). Just a thought.

-S

#66 PaulEMoz OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 6, 2004 12:47 PM

OK, I'm gonna sign up. I don't know how much time I'll have for each game, but I'll have a shot.

#67 killersquirel OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 6, 2004 8:20 PM

I'm in also.

Am I too late for circus atari?

-mike

#68 Ze_ro OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 6, 2004 10:21 PM

Am I too late for circus atari?


You have until midnight, Sunday the 11th to submit your scores, join in at any time!

--Zero

#69 shining slade OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 7, 2004 1:39 AM

I guess I'm in too! :D
So far I've played circus 7 times and here are my scores:
829
1059
670
2546
1544
1473
1122

Guess I need some more practice! :sad:
I should add that I've not played this game in at least a year, so I'm not terrible! :P

#70 taxman OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 7, 2004 10:35 AM

Sounds like a great idea. Count me in too.

Thanks.

#71 Ze_ro OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 7, 2004 11:56 AM

So far I've played circus 7 times and here are my scores


Please post your scores in the Circus Atari thread instead, it's easier to keep track of them that way.

--Zero

#72 chadtower OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 7, 2004 12:12 PM

I'd like to be in...

#73 gospeedde OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 7, 2004 6:02 PM

I'd like to get in on this too. I don't play my atari enough and this will be a good excuse to do so.

#74 stayrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 7, 2004 7:33 PM

Please sign me up.

I love Circus Atari! :D

#75 Big Player OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 7, 2004 9:07 PM

Whoops, sorry for the faux-pas, I submitted a score before I signed up.

Count me in, please.




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