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#3828419 about cartridges, molds, colors etc.. etc..

Posted by Albert on Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:36 PM

This and the MIA Pokey replacements for 7800 games. Convenient that 2600/7800 PCBs can use the same shells.

 

I would totally fund a Kickstarter to get shells made, and take Kickstarter exclusive color homebrews as backer rewards! :cool:

 

I have less control over the POKEY replacement, but I am trying to push it along.  :) 

 

Shells I have more control over, and that sure as hell is going to happen. 

 

 ..Al




#3828117 New games from Ironia 2017 party

Posted by Albert on Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:59 PM

Cool games, thanks for sharing them!  Love the music in Tensor Trzaskowskiego, and neat game concept as well.  

 

 ..Al




#3827691 2017 Portland Retro Gaming Expo - Who's going?

Posted by Albert on Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:53 PM

PRGE has asked me if I want to do a second panel this year of my own design. it would be really cool to do something Atari specific with you and the site... If you have ideas, let me know :)

 

That sounds intriguing.  :)  I already have plans to be part of a homebrew panel that hasn't been announced yet.  :ponder:  

 

 ..Al




#3827661 2017 Portland Retro Gaming Expo - Who's going?

Posted by Albert on Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:51 PM

I'll be there and this will be my first PRGE.  October 20th can't come soon enough! :grin:

 

You'll have a blast, I'm sure! 

 

I will be there and doing a big Metal Jesus Rocks panel with a bunch of special guests. Can't freakin' wait \m/

 

Will be great to see you again!  Wish I had time to see all the great panels and talks!

 

 ..Al




#3827394 2017 Portland Retro Gaming Expo - Who's going?

Posted by Albert on Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:37 PM

AtariAge will once again have a large booth at this year's Portland Retro Gaming Expo!  This year's event takes place October 20-22, and if you can get to Portland you'll surely have a great time!  We'll have many systems setup for play (we had 30 last year!) showcasing new and upcoming games.  We also plan on having some new releases available for purchase for the first time in Portland.  

 

Several homebrew authors will be in attendance (including John W. Champeau, Darrell Spice, Jr., Chris Spry, and Fred Quimby), and many other retro gaming personalities will be on hand.  

 

Just curious to see some of the AtariAge members who plan on attending! 

 

 ..Al




#3827205 2017 Portland Retro Gaming Expo - Call for Demos

Posted by Albert on Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:11 AM

Greetings!

 

AtariAge will have a large booth at this year's Portland Retro Gaming Expo, where we have many systems setup demoing new and upcoming homebrew games for a variety of systems.  I plan on having 2600, 5200, 7800, Jaguar, and ColecoVision systems at this year's show.  If you're working on a game and you feel it's in a playable state, please drop me a line and maybe we can show it off in Portland.   :)

 

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Thanks!

 

 ..Al




#3826816 The Official Intellivision GRAB BAG 2017

Posted by Albert on Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:31 PM

I just sent Albert a note asking him if he could help us contact TestaOn.

 

I sent him an email asking if he can post an update here or give me an update I can post. 

 

 ..Al




#3826284 about cartridges, molds, colors etc.. etc..

Posted by Albert on Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:30 PM

Is there any status on new cart shells becoming available? 

 

Not yet, but it's very much an active concern for me now, so I hope to take action soon. 

 

 ..Al




#3826038 Games for Atari: 1977 to 1995 Book Project on Kickstarter

Posted by Albert on Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:07 AM

Geez, guys, does it really matter how many bits the Lynx, Atari ST, or Jaguar really is? For the purposes of the book, it's up to the author to decide what to include and why, right?


Agreed, who cares?

..Al


#3825719 Steve Tucker of Atarimax MIA?

Posted by Albert on Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:18 PM

I'd hardly call this a Steve bashing thread.  There's only one person who posted anything negative that I can see, and everyone else was posting positive comments and/or, something along the lines of "You'll get your order, just be patient".  I do agree that some people could be better with communication when orders aren't shipped as quickly as we may be accustomed to from stores like Amazon.com.

 

I wish I could ship homebrew games within 24 hours, but they are usually built to order, and I am working through a large pile of orders at the moment (partly due to adding many new games to the store at once, and also being away on a trip).  I'd love to have shelves filled with already built games that I could quickly ship, and maybe someday I'll get there, but right now it's a pretty time consuming endeavor.  I empathize with anyone in this hobby who hand builds their products.  Thankfully the people who get upset that their orders aren't shipped as fast as Amazon Prime are the exception, not the norm. 

 

 ..Al




#3825558 Arcade company accused of selling fake Pac-Man games

Posted by Albert on Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:56 PM

Keep politics out of this thread and the forum. 

 

Thank you, 

 

 ..Al




#3825389 Coleco strong-arming homebrew publishers and fan sites

Posted by Albert on Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:39 AM

I thought politics were off limits on most of AA?

 

Yes, politics is off limits, so let's put a stop to that right now. 

 

Thanks,

 

 ..Al




#3824532 Atari Age Store orders being fulfilled?

Posted by Albert on Wed Aug 9, 2017 7:04 PM

I was gone for roughly two weeks, so I had a large pile of orders to address upon my return.  I've been building games since my return and usually ship them all out once I get everything built.  I can get your order out tomorrow since I already have copies of that game built. 

 

 ..Al




#3823312 Injection Mold Cart Shells

Posted by Albert on Tue Aug 8, 2017 9:03 AM

I'd love to help, if you need some, anyway.

 

I would suggest you crowd-fund. AtariAge has a great following and a lot of good-will attached to it, and I'm sure you'd do well if you Kickstarted on went with IndieGoGo etc etc

 

Thanks Albert.

 

Thank you.  Yes, I am considering going the crowd-funding route.  Could be fun with some interesting rewards for those who support the project.  

 

 ..Al




#3822241 Injection Mold Cart Shells

Posted by Albert on Sun Aug 6, 2017 9:06 PM

I have plans on making shells myself, and have gone through several iterations of prototypes already.  It is expensive to have proper molds made and shells produced, but it will save me time in the long run, and not having to sacrifice common 2600 and 7800 games will be nice.  I already have contacts for companies that can produce the molds, so it's just a matter of doing some more refinements on the shell I currently have designed and ponying up the money to have a mold made, getting some test samples, and then ordering a production run. 

 

 ..Al