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#4220624 Retroblox

Posted by cybercylon on Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:45 PM

How long til they've run out the clock on chargebacks?


Maybe that's what their announcement of their announcement in March is about. 


The letter you wrote in the Atacobox thread (http://atariage.com/...ibox/?p=4219778) should work fine. Just change a few things, and they should be good to go.


You should get paid to write those letters.


The again they don't have speaker hats, but I bet they could fix that.


As for compensating you, we will be making a special line of Polymega speaker hats....

#4220540 New Atari Console that Ataribox?

Posted by cybercylon on Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:44 PM

I bought an arcade1up cabinet on clearance, a raspberry pi, and some misc wires buttons converters etc. Total cost $300. It plays 2600 5200 7800 800 nes SNES lynx ps1 gameboy vectrex colecovision genesis odyssey2 mame and so much more.

Tacos rule, ataribox drool.


I finally got around to setting up a controller for my Mac to play the same things. The Netflix thing has me stumped though. I might need my mom to drive seven hours to help with that. She makes better tacos than I do, so there is that. 

#4218978 Retroblox

Posted by cybercylon on Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:09 PM

They never said March of when. 2019? 2029? 2039? My arthritis will have taken over my then. Boo hoo.

#4217192 New Atari Console that Ataribox?

Posted by cybercylon on Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:41 PM

I think we can officially proclaim Ataribox to be a clusterfuck


Yep, "simple as that." Let's pin this one on Fred.


Feargal's got a bit of a history with this. Rob too! 


Mike, they're singing the song of your people!


And that's the story of this thread. 


Right on the mark. Save this one for the next clusterfuck... I wonder what other current vaporware console am I thinking about where just the names are changed.


It is a template for real life clusterfuck too (let's face it ... vaporware consoles don't exist, so they are can't reflect real life).


Oh... and main meat of this story is tacos. Don't forget that. I've probably have eaten more of those in the last 6-8 months than in the several year prior. I've fed my inner taco.

#4212531 SD2SNES Pro

Posted by cybercylon on Sun Feb 3, 2019 9:25 PM

The save state feature is going to be the biggest draw, and I am sure there will be improvements for SFX and SA1... perhaps hacks that use SA1 the MSU will be playable.


For those that already have the current SD2SNES, it will be a judgement call. An upgrade isn't worth it to me at this point and time.

#4202123 RetroN 77

Posted by cybercylon on Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:02 PM

I had the opposite experience. The Retrofreak worked out of the box, while I had issues with the Retron 5. I certainly did not have the greatest of experience with it's predecessor, the Retron 3.


While I never have tried retro-bit products, something screams cheap to me.

#4201630 New Atari Console that Ataribox?

Posted by cybercylon on Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:26 AM



Tabloids are always on the mark, right? As soon as The National Inquirer reports it, I'll get out my checkbook for sure! Now only if it gets show cased on one of the OTA sister stations in our area at 3 am.


Dang it. Scrap that plan. I need to SAVE my pennies for the MadBox. So much vaporware to save for.... only so much on the money tree!

#4200553 RetroN 77

Posted by cybercylon on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:10 PM

After reading the posts on this and a couple of sour experience with Hyperkin products... do they make anything correctly or is it all just crap?


On the one hand, you can ask "Why are people dumb enough to buy this?", but if they don't come to forums like here and just have fuzzy Atari memories, how would they know in the first place. I guess AtGames, Hyperkin, etc count on that.


Too bad Stella is getting a bad rap, but again, but I think some of those people don't know how limited and crappy the hardware is.

#4199134 Retroblox

Posted by cybercylon on Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:54 PM

I didn't bother looking this person up, but that is supposed the "elevator speech", sales pitch? Reads like nonsense to me.

#4197057 "GameStop Enters Sellout Talks"

Posted by cybercylon on Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:10 PM

I had a hard cover series of about 15-20 books or so of one of the more popular fantasy authors... Terry Brooks, and I tried to sell them at half price books. I wasn't expecting a fortune, but their offer was pretty insulting... $4. I left in disgust and saw that one of their employees was out in the back with carts full of books, ripping them in half and tossing them into the dumpster. That angered me more than the offer. Never going back there. 

#4196159 "GameStop Enters Sellout Talks"

Posted by cybercylon on Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:26 PM

With the Exchange around here, SAG within a reasonable driving distance, and other places to get newly released games, there isn't much if a point for me to go to GS except for clearance items (a mint copy of the Orange Box for the 360 for example).


 Wonder when GS will be added to lists like these:




Of course, it is possible they might hang around for while like Barnes and Noble. There is a another store that is pretty much useless.


On that list though... Tower Records. I remember being in that big one in NYC way back when. That was overwhelming! That one is where I snagged a copy of A Kind of Magic (Queen) when the CD had been out of print in the US at the time.

#4190801 New Atari Console that Ataribox?

Posted by cybercylon on Fri Jan 4, 2019 7:40 PM

Ohh... so Atari speaks! I've never have seen someone spell it as "tee shirts".


I would have been a backer in an instant though if they had offered a tea shirt. I'll take a tea shirt with my taco....

#4188028 Coleco Chameleon .... hardware speculations?

Posted by cybercylon on Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:57 PM

I vote for February 31st.


Only if that day falls on the second Tuesday of the week during a solar and lunar eclipse.... Patch to be delivered by an African swallow.

#4187635 Coleco Chameleon .... hardware speculations?

Posted by cybercylon on Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:53 AM

Wonder if this needs to become like the Knight Rider thread.... who is the first to post in the New Year to bump it up? We can have a contest to see if someone can be the first to post in some of these threads in the New Year. Surely, the AtariBox and Polymega threads will reach that status. Winner of 4/5 of bumping these thread to usher in the new year gets... a patch. Let me set up an Indiegogo campaign to support the design of that patch. Need to make those 3D renders and get the adhesive first. Those have to be the hardest part.

#4183556 What did you buy today?.........

Posted by cybercylon on Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:53 PM

I did't buy the following for myself, but:


Final Fantasy XV Royal edition for my daughter

South Park, Fractured but Whole for my son


For myself... The Orange Box, Dragon Age 2, and Tempest 4000