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#4198763 Opcode 2019

Posted by VectorGamer on Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:12 PM

Instead of Jungle King/Hunt, how about doing Pirate Pete instead? I like a good pirate game. Could be a fun one to add more complexity and elements to it too.

 

Or how about putting both games on the same cart?




#4197882 Announcing Berzerk for CV!

Posted by VectorGamer on Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:05 AM

Crazy that he recently died.

 

 

who?

 

 

 

 

I think he speaks about Alan McNeil  , the creator of Berzerk  .he dies the 29/12/2017. icon_sad.gif  RIP Alan.

 

No. He's referring to Joel West - star of the movie Chasing Ghosts and Berzerk WR holder.




#4194040 The Munsters (New Pinball)

Posted by VectorGamer on Wed Jan 9, 2019 1:26 PM

 

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#4178908 New desktop arcade controllers

Posted by VectorGamer on Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:08 AM

 

There's a couple 2600 pinball games that use the paddle buttons for the flippers.  I'm guessing for a pinball table feel.

 

I figured it would just use the fire buttons that are mounted on the top of the controller. Are they not pinned out the same?




#4178894 RIP Joel West :(

Posted by VectorGamer on Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:43 AM

He died with a dream: To play an arcade game for 100 straight hours — on one quarter

https://www.charlott...9uTowjKu40cFj2I

 

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#4177069 Galaxian, Galaga, and Gaplus

Posted by VectorGamer on Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:07 PM

Anybody play Galaga Legions? I got it for the 360 and I think it sucks.

 

I played a shit ton of Galaga BITD but now I prefer Galaxian.




#4170372 RIP Joel West :(

Posted by VectorGamer on Tue Dec 4, 2018 3:45 PM

Just found out that Joel West, star of the movie Chasing Ghosts Beyond the Arcade and Berzerk arcade world record holder has passed away.

 

I got to meet Joel several times and I interviewed him for a magazine article I wrote about him.

 

It's hard not to bring up religion but Joel was very strong in his faith. He said that he was always praying for me (as I'm not religious) and tried to "straighten me out."

 

RIP my friend. You will be missed.

 

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#4158590 Can you remember your 1st favorite arcade game?

Posted by VectorGamer on Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:51 AM

Midway's Wheels

 




#4153196 How Should I Keep Track of Your Game Collection?

Posted by VectorGamer on Thu Nov 8, 2018 4:30 PM

RF Generation




#4153086 YA "how do you pronounce..." thread

Posted by VectorGamer on Thu Nov 8, 2018 1:15 PM


 

Robotron as ROH-ba-tron

Preferred: ROH-bo-tron.  (You wouldn't say ROH-ba-Cop to reference the 80s film... right?)

 

Mario as Marry-O

Preferred: MAR-e-oh (in accordance with how the character pronounces his own name)

 

 

It's Robot-Ron

 

My favorite hockey player when I was a kid was Mario Lemieux. And I always heard his name pronounced "mary-o" so that's how I pronounce Mario and it drives my kids up the wall.




#4151664 What Is Classic Gaming's Greatest Need?

Posted by VectorGamer on Tue Nov 6, 2018 1:35 PM

More barcades with rare games and pinball.




#4151652 How far would you travel before considering MAME?

Posted by VectorGamer on Tue Nov 6, 2018 1:24 PM

I would only travel to an arcade if there's a tournament or some other event going on.

For example, a few years ago Funspot would have their annual tournament. For me that's an 8 hour drive but me and the family would make a vacation out of it.

Or I would go to ReplayFX and stop by Pinball PA (roughly 45 minutes west of Pittsburgh) for the day.

The closest arcade to me is about 45 minutes away and there's nothing there that would get me to travel. Everything there is common and some of the machines aren't even authentic - for example a Galaxian cabinet running a 60-in-1 board with Galaga and Galaxian enabled and connected to an LCD monitor. Fuck that shit.

 

If there was a classic arcade in my area that had some rare games I would probably be there every week.




#4136635 Versions of games you know aren't as good but you prefer anyway

Posted by VectorGamer on Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:03 PM

Space Invaders on Atari 2600 is way nicer than the arcade version. 

 

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#4133995 Why do people actively hate "pre-NES" consoles?

Posted by VectorGamer on Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:37 AM

Why should I care? Nobody cares that I don't like modern console or mobile gaming.




#4131279 Vectrex Tournament: Vector War VIII (10th Nov - 17th Nov 2018)

Posted by VectorGamer on Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:46 AM

Thanks for keeping this going after all these years! icon_smile.gif