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#3985905 Homebrew War! Name your top 2 must own Homebrew games

Posted by VectorGamer on Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:56 AM

Medieval Mayhem

  • 3 fireballs 
  • fireballs have 7 speeds
  • fireballs travel in 32 directions
  • each player can release the fireball in 1 of 9 directions. 
  • while a player could hold a captured fireball forever, it will flare up and take out bricks from their own castle which exposes them to attack by the other players with the other fireballs.



This is the first home brew I ever bought. Back when my son was a single digit midget and playing 8-bit consoles we played the crap out of this one. He would always ask to play it. Now he's a teenager and all he cares about is Xbox One. icon_sad.gif

#3983469 I'm going to Philadelphia next week, anything retro to see?

Posted by VectorGamer on Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:57 AM

Check Aurcade for list of arcades in Philadelphia with Barcade being one of them.


If you like pinball, check out the pinball map on Pinside.com.

#3963227 Funspot Arcade

Posted by VectorGamer on Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:39 AM

There's an old Bavarian-looking house that's an ice cream place where you make your own sundaes that's more of a tourist trap than anything else, but we tend to hit that up every time we go for nostalgia's sake (I used to go there as a kid when visiting the area).

I go there every time I'm there. Couldn't remember the name so I had to Google: http://kellerhaus.com/


There's another place to get ice cream called the Happy Cow https://www.facebook...appyCowIceCream

#3962631 Funspot Arcade

Posted by VectorGamer on Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:15 PM

You can also visit Mount Washington


#3962355 Funspot Arcade

Posted by VectorGamer on Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:15 AM

I've been to Funspot three times and stayed at 3 different places.


The first time I went I stayed at the Margate. It's on the lake and they have an indoor pool and weight room. I stayed for the weekend.


The second time I went I rented a house that had a small private beach on the lake. I stayed for the weekend.


The third time I went I rented a "house" on this guy's property that had a private beach on the lake. I stayed for a week.


I would recommend doing the cruise on the lake. I wouldn't recommend the train ride as you won't see much.

#3954717 Todd Rogers banned from Twin Galaxies and records removed

Posted by VectorGamer on Tue Feb 6, 2018 10:23 AM

Billy Mitchell: Arcade Legend’s ‘Donkey Kong’ High Scores Get Removed Due To Alleged Emulator Use


#3951514 Todd Rogers banned from Twin Galaxies and records removed

Posted by VectorGamer on Fri Feb 2, 2018 1:49 PM

Breaking: Billy Mitchell's Direct Feed Recordings are MAME Generated


#3949879 Atari's founder won't receive a major industry award

Posted by VectorGamer on Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:09 PM

Proposed Bushnell Award Creates #MeToo Firestorm



Elaine Shirley, an Atarian of that era, told RePlay: ”Those were the times. He [Nolan Bushnell] hit on women and they hit on him. If the #MeToo movement was active when Atari was alive, I think half our company would be charged. To my knowledge, no one ever did anything they did not want to do.


“In truth,” Shirley continued, “I think there were at least the same or more aggressive women at the company. I am not condoning any inappropriate violations related to the #MeToo movement, but I think the movement needs to relate to the era in which the ‘violation’ occurred. However, there are some lines that can never be crossed (especially with children or sexual assaults) no matter what era it was.”


She continued that there was a time when two salesmen in the industry complemented her at a trade show, saying she had the “best legs in the industry.”


“That would not be acceptable now, but it did not bother me,” she said. “They should give Nolan the award,” she concluded.


#3949807 Atari's founder won't receive a major industry award

Posted by VectorGamer on Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:34 PM

Atari's founder won't receive a major industry award as #TimesUp turns to video games


The backlash began on Tuesday, shortly after a press release went out naming Bushnell as the Pioneer Award recipient for 2018. It has long been known that a frat-like culture dominated the early days of Atari, back in the 1970s and 1980s when the brand was still a major player in the gaming world.


While Bushnell hasn't been chased by the sorts of allegations that have surfaced about men like Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacey, his well-documented past behavior — in news reports, interviews, and books — is cause for concern.


In one anecdote from The Ultimate History of Video Games, a book that includes details from the early years of Atari, Bushnell held a board meeting in his backyard hot tub and tried to cajole a woman who delivered legal documents into joining.


As he told The San Francisco Chronicle in a profile: "Some ladies feel comfortable around me, and some don’t. I find the aura of power and money is very intimidating to an awful number of girls."



GDC rescinds Atari founder Nolan Bushnell’s Pioneer Award after #MeToo protests




Game Developers Conference Rescinds Atari Founder's Award Nom Amid Outcry (Update)




Response from Nolan


#3948913 Ben Heckís Todd Rogerís Dragster 5.51 record Part2

Posted by VectorGamer on Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:25 PM

If there are world records in Atari, the only place I would believe is the front page of AA & the forums. If it's not here, it didn't happen.


yeah OK...front page of AA hasn't been updated in over 2 months

#3948835 Todd Rogers banned from Twin Galaxies and records removed

Posted by VectorGamer on Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:28 AM

I don't follow TG at all, but how could crazy scores like Centipede not be questioned?  From what I understand, there were many like this.  A super high score well above the 2nd ranking, no evidence, and a "round number" ... how could anyone take this seriously?

I questioned it and as far as "round number" goes I was told that Todd "is so good he can end a game on a round number."

#3948724 Ben Heckís Todd Rogerís Dragster 5.51 record Part2

Posted by VectorGamer on Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:10 AM

Record-setters are not the heroes of gaming history


They think they are

#3941795 Team Pixelboy News Bulletin - January 21st 2018

Posted by VectorGamer on Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:38 AM

Hey Pixelboy I just wanted to say thank you for your contribution to the community. All my transactions with you have been smooth as butter and I never had any problems with the product. Thanks again.

#3936605 If you could only keep ONE console, which would it be?

Posted by VectorGamer on Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:08 AM


I never understood the point of Desert Island threads, other than it seems like the OP is trying to make some imaginary thread creation quota. 


Threads are a finite resource - we must practice conservation.


Every thread is sacred, every thread is great, if a thread is wasted, Allah gets irate.

#3933649 Why is the importance of ColecoVision almost never brought up historically?

Posted by VectorGamer on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:59 AM

In my neck of the woods, nobody knew anybody with an Intellivision (shocking, I know) and those commercials with them ripping on our Beloved Ataris generally outraged people like me.

There was a kid down the street that got an INTV for Xmas and he had Astrosmash which I thought was really fun. But I do remember thinking that the INTV's graphics were unusual.


Yeah and Plimpton pissed me off too...

Whereas ColecoVision's Mission Statement was "To bring the Arcade home", which is what everybody wanted. And they were releasing a lot of "obscure favorites", too, not just the same old thing!

My brother bought a ColecoVision when it came out in 82. Man I was blown away. I didn't have to go to the arcade or bowling alley as much anymore.


Now you guys have me Jonesing to play the ColecoVision. Since I added two pinball machines in the arcade I have nowhere to play console/computer games.