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In Topic: In defense of Pac-Man...

Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:11 PM

I keep seeing this brought up in this thread, but I thought it was common knowledge that Atari (at the time) demanded games like Pac-Man and Defender have a non-black background, because they wanted colorful games, and black was only for space games.


Some people claim that is a myth. Maybe it's not a myth because we all know that Berzerk had a blue background and nobody complained about that:
 
s_Berzerk_1.png
 
:D


 

I find it incredibly hard to believe that NO ONE back then ever saw a commercial, an add, a box, or a friends copy, AND were truly delusional that the VCS could do arcade perfect with previous games experience. All I knew was I wanted it, and its inaccuracies didn't matter at all to me.


My family preordered the game before we saw any commercials, before there were any boxes to see and before anyone had a cartridge to borrow. We didn't think it would be arcade-perfect, but we thought it would resemble the arcade game. Space Invaders had a similar look and feel. Missile Command felt enough like arcade Missile Command that there wasn't much to complain about. The asteroids in Asteroids were colorful, so that was different from the arcade version, but the gameplay was close enough.


In Topic: Are you EMP proof?

Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:09 PM

Back to the OP, as others have stated, if it's not running (plugged in, batteries, engine, etc), EMP should not effect it. Once the wave has passed, it will be safe to turn everything back on.


Thanks for ruining the thread. :D


In Topic: Are you EMP proof?

Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:13 AM

Movies like The Postman basically show what the world will be like. Gangs will run everything. If you haven't died from a disease or thirst or starvation and you haven't been murdered yet, you'll be a worker slave, a sex slave, or food. It would be a good idea to buy a bunch of lube now while you can because you're butt is going to be violated countless times, even if you're just a simple worker slave.
 
youtube.com/watch?v=BC8FxxvXYTY


In Topic: Panic! Rooms by Generation2 - COMING SOON!

Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:21 PM

Remember that you can use a Custom Score Font or you can make your own.


In Topic: Digital Press gone?

Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:54 AM

I thought being down made it gone? At least for a while.

 

isitdownrightnow.com/digitpress.com.html

 

At least you can see a copy here until they come back:

 

web.archive.org/web/20171002195313/http://www.digitpress.com/index.php