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#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.
 




#3933565 Why is the importance of ColecoVision almost never brought up historically?

Posted by VectorGamer on Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:22 AM

The thing is, you really had to be there to appreciate it, because NES and afterwards completely smoked them both in terms of complexity, diversity, and quantity.

Unfortunately the NES is lacking in golden age arcade ports. The games that were released were done really well. It's a shame really, but perhaps Nintendo was looking to the future versus dredging up the past.




#3932723 If you could only keep ONE console, which would it be?

Posted by VectorGamer on Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:52 AM

ColecoVision cuz it's the greatest home console of all time




#3932147 Rudy J. Ferretti Quits Twin Galaxies after 15 years

Posted by VectorGamer on Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:00 PM

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#3932104 Rudy J. Ferretti Quits Twin Galaxies after 15 years

Posted by VectorGamer on Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:54 PM

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#3932068 Rudy J. Ferretti Quits Twin Galaxies after 15 years

Posted by VectorGamer on Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:16 PM

If you are not familiar with Rudy, but want to know how his mind works, take a look at the Charlie Zelenoff story.  He is a self declared champion boxer that simply cannot acknowledge that he is not talented.

 

Charlie pays people to spar, then he goes crazy on them, usually taking them by complete surprise.  He declares victory, and keeps the delusion going.

 

Rudy J  is like that, but in the gaming world.  His true value is not in gaming ability, but in providing comic relief.

 

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Glad to have you aboard datagod

 

If Rudy and Cat DeSpira were hanging off a cliff by their fingernails and I could only save one, I would save Rudy. I'll give you that.

 

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#3931937 Rudy J. Ferretti Quits Twin Galaxies after 15 years

Posted by VectorGamer on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:42 AM

This has the potential to be an epic thread...don't let this opportunity slip away

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#3930147 Arcade Action Magazine?

Posted by VectorGamer on Mon Jan 8, 2018 9:10 AM

It would be interesting if anyone had scans of it. I never heard or seen it BITD. Digitpress.com doesn't have any scans in their library.




#3928149 Best Donkey Kong for Atari 2600

Posted by VectorGamer on Fri Jan 5, 2018 3:28 PM

^ your font choice sucks so bad, I don't even want to quote it for fear of duplication. icon_lol.gif

 

QFT

 

Another reason for

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#3928144 Best Donkey Kong for Atari 2600

Posted by VectorGamer on Fri Jan 5, 2018 3:27 PM

Only 40 year old virgins fap to DK on the VCS

 

The cool kids play DK in MAME or a dedicated cabinet




#3928126 Best Donkey Kong for Atari 2600

Posted by VectorGamer on Fri Jan 5, 2018 3:06 PM

Does Congo Bongo count?

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#3928082 What's up with mini Mars and rocketer?

Posted by VectorGamer on Fri Jan 5, 2018 2:19 PM

Am i allowed to be GroovyBee's attorney?

 

What do you think how he must feel if he's really doing his best?

I never would assume that he ran off with your money.

 

He will return and lose his face if he does so.

 

Rightaway, i'm not the one with the fat wallet, but strangewisely you force me to order a cartridge from him.

 

Somehow i feel he will surprise you,

and what surprise it will be!

 

Really i have no idea, i don't know all of you to well.

But the least i do is to assume someone cheated me.

 

Thats called trust, and whatever bad things happened in my life it was always a good decision to trust ppl. - in the end.

 

I can understand that you're disappointed when i read your comment, 5 years and no result is bad.

 

refunding,

what is if he's not able to?

how must he feel?

i would feel totally pissed off of myself.

and i know that's the worst feeling of all, even worse as when your wife ran off with the children, because it's my fault.

 

Fortunately, i never took money in advance for anything i ever did, because i know it would bring me in such a situation and i know in advance that i wouldn't have the money to refund.

 

But i'm sure you will receive for what you spent your money.

 

I don't know if i'm allowed to compare it to such a team based project as pioneer, but well TomM started in 2007, if i remember right and pioneer is still in beta stage.

F**** 10 years and it's still beta (personally i can imagine why but that's not the matter).

 

it must have been in 2012 when the first asked "where's the donate button", TomM and i totally forgot such icon_smile.gif

but well how must the ones who donated feel that pioneer makes no real progress anymore, or only visual progress but it's still no game.

donations are gifts, and you can't expect nothing for it, but nonetheless you do it to support a project and sure you expect results.

 

no i never saw a cent of that and i neither mind about, if at all i never would take it in advance.

pay for the final product that's ok.

 

on the other hand didn't you forced him?

isn't it true that as soon as a dev comes up with a new game you will be the first who order a copy?

didn't you forced him to make promises?

 

promises he probably either can't keep or what i assume simply will take some time.

 

again, how would you feel?

would you answer, before you can fulfill your promises?

 

me not!

i would hide on Ross154 or another more distant system just to hide from you, because i know what i did and so does he.

 

Well really i don't know all of you well.

But i won't and can't assume just one isn't trustworthy.

 

had to stop reading...




#3928068 Best Donkey Kong for Atari 2600

Posted by VectorGamer on Fri Jan 5, 2018 1:57 PM

DK VCS

 

DK Arcade

 

 

Don't forget to click the like button or you'll make me mad for taking time out of my busy schedule...




#3926181 7800 XM update

Posted by VectorGamer on Wed Jan 3, 2018 8:12 AM

 

The current homebrews will detect the XM and use it's POKEY automagically. 

 

Are there specific titles that will use the POKEY automagically?




#3925354 The Knight Rider 2600 project

Posted by VectorGamer on Tue Jan 2, 2018 9:09 AM

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!!