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Member Since 1 Dec 2007
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In Topic: Arkyology - New prototype discovered - Finished Game!

Sat Sep 1, 2018 3:11 PM

@pwalters Thank you for sharing this great game with us. 


In Topic: Billy Mitchell TG Banned, Scores Removed

Sat Aug 4, 2018 11:43 AM

I have no problem with KoK, or Chasing Ghosts...but CG definitely has a lot more strange and delusional characters. Video games back in the day, in my experience, had stereotypes, many that you may find in these movies. But I never really ran into high score jockeys. We all played games because it was just fun to do, exciting! I never met any 'freaks' as portrayed in these movies, nobody who had their entire existence wrapped up in their video game high scores. And since most arcades I frequented were kinda shady places, hardcore nerdy types didn't really go there because they didn't mix well with the typical street kids who hung out there regularly. That changed near the end if the 80s, though..and as I visited arcades in bigger cities. Less houligans, but still nobody like a Billy Mitchell. Or Tempest guy from CG, lol.

 

Not sure if you can meet the older Berzerk player. Last I heard he was in jail for being a pedophile.


In Topic: Did you "skip" Sky Skipper?

Wed Aug 1, 2018 9:12 AM


Yes, PB did a nice job on most VCS games.  Wish they would of gotten the rights for DK.

 

Interesting, I've read the opposite.  SS came out after DK.  

 

See, wasn't sure which was out first. Maybe when PB didn't get DK they thought any Nintendo game would be a hot seller & they got Popeye & Sky Skipper. 


In Topic: Did you "skip" Sky Skipper?

Wed Aug 1, 2018 8:42 AM

This Sky Skipper mention is funny since I'm currently reading The Sega Arcade Revolution by Ken Horowitz about Frogger and it says that Parker Brothers was in the bidding for Donkey Kong before Coleco got the rights. Now, Sky Skipper did come out before DK in the arcades tho honestly, not sure if so for the 2600 but presuming so they may have thought they had an in with Nintendo seeing how they licensed with them previously. No idea what their bid was but obviously not enough to beat out Coleco who had the bulk sum plus royalties on Colecovision. Imagine how the console landscape would have been different if Parker Brothers were the ones to put out Donkey Kong.

 

Side note since I mentioned Frogger. PB had bid $250,000 then found out they lost the bid (not mentioned who won it at first) but upped it to $500,000 and got the rights. Parker Brothers doesn't get enough credit for the Atari 2600 games they put out. Insanely great catalog.

 

Honestly, the Sega Arcade book has been a great read so far & has info that surprised me since I thought I knew tons of things about Sega. I was proven wrong.


In Topic: In Pursuit of the Pink Panther Rom?

Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:02 PM

Better chance of the Marble Madness II arcade roms getting released