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#3792465 Homebrews No Longer Obtainable?

Posted by Albert on Yesterday, 7:14 PM

I'd love to see a Space Rocks patch :)

 

Such a thing could still happen if there was interest. 

 

 ..Al




#3792426 Homebrews No Longer Obtainable?

Posted by Albert on Yesterday, 6:26 PM

I've got fridge magnets that came with Pacman 4k, Chetiry, Halo 2600, and Space Rocks. I also got a 6" papercraft arcade cabinet that came with my Star Castle CIB. As well a number of other promotional magnets from Atariage and others which I stuck on my beer fridge. Nevermind that leech thing, I don't know where that came from! :lol: :lolblue:

 

You're missing several magnets. 




#3792419 Homebrews No Longer Obtainable?

Posted by Albert on Yesterday, 6:16 PM



I was wondering: In the type of Xype, or with other earlier hombrews, were there any promotional materials released with the games, like stickers, posters or high score patches? Thanks

 

There were patches for Star Fire as part of a high score contest..  

 

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 ..Al




#3792357 Atari 2600 Color Video and Audio demo

Posted by Albert on Yesterday, 5:03 PM

Someone on Facebook sent me a link to this: 

 

 

Very interesting.  I wonder if the video can be cleaned up at all? 

 

 ..Al




#3792266 fixing Doom for the 32x

Posted by Albert on Yesterday, 3:29 PM

Yeah.. You need to be a special kind of crazy to port Deus Ex. But that's enough about my coworkers :)

 

:ponder:




#3792234 fixing Doom for the 32x

Posted by Albert on Yesterday, 2:41 PM

I honestly wonder Stephen, is it ignorance or out of malice, that you choose to berate me? over a simple frustration. go to hell. i'll find others more deserving of being spoken to. so take your own advice and piss off. 

 

Congratulations, you've just won a suspension from the forum.  

 

 ..Al




#3791551 Homebrews No Longer Obtainable?

Posted by Albert on Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:11 PM

Afaik all games that are published via the AA store currently run on melody boards (someone correct me if I'm wrong), but only games that make use the melody ARM beyond emulating a banking scheme carry the label "Melody Enhanced".

 

No, I use four different boards for 2600 homebrew games.  Melody boards are currently only used for DPC+ games (Stay Frosty 2, Space Rocks, Chetiry, Epic Adventure, and a few others).  Star Castle Arcade uses an Aria board, which features a less expensive ARM processor.

 

 ..Al 




#3790173 Homebrews No Longer Obtainable?

Posted by Albert on Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:28 PM

I posted the link to TJ's review a few pages back, it's a pretty polarized example; I don't mind the feedback but thought the personal insults were over the top, didn't need to be in the review. The threatening emails that followed were definitely unfriendly, so was following me around; not sure how you find that polite and constructive.

 

What threatening emails? 

 

 ..Al




#3790169 Homebrews No Longer Obtainable?

Posted by Albert on Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:27 PM

Papa was removed as a result of his own (repeated) actions, nobody else is to blame for it.

 

Please get back on topic. 

 

 ..Al




#3790002 AtGames Fall 2017 Flashback and Portable Lineup

Posted by Albert on Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:26 AM

I made a spreadsheet where I pulled the game lists from the press kit.  For Atari the main games that are not across all models are Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Frogger, Jungle Hunt, etc.

 

Zipped and Attached (Thanks Al)

 

Here's a PDF for those who don't have Excel: 

 

Attached File  FB_2017_Games.pdf   37.85KB   108 downloads

 

 ..Al




#3790000 AtGames Fall 2017 Flashback and Portable Lineup

Posted by Albert on Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:24 AM

Here's a video showing the Atari Flashback 8 Gold: 

 

 

 ..Al




#3789917 AtGames Fall 2017 Flashback and Portable Lineup

Posted by Albert on Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:20 AM

Btw, this seems to be the case with Frogger as well: 

 

Frogger_menu.jpg

 

Frogger_game.jpg




#3789916 AtGames Fall 2017 Flashback and Portable Lineup

Posted by Albert on Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:19 AM

They keep calling it "Taito’s Space Invaders" - is this the arcade game or the Atari translation for the 2600?

 

From the images they've provided, it looks like something closer to the arcade game.  Definitely not the 2600 version!  

 

SpaceInvaders_menu.jpg

 

SpaceInvaders_game.jpg

 

 ..Al




#3789906 AtGames Fall 2017 Flashback and Portable Lineup

Posted by Albert on Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:08 AM

Don't forget the Atari Flashback Gold Activision Edition! That's the one for me. Same price as the regular Gold edition, but in a special black box, with 10 additional Activision games and a set of vintage-style wired paddle controllers. 

 

Thanks, that was missing from the text AtGames sent me for some reason.  I've added that paragraph to the first post as well as the news on the front page of AtariAge.  

 

 ..Al




#3789872 AtGames Fall 2017 Flashback and Portable Lineup

Posted by Albert on Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:27 AM

AtGames has announced their fall lineup of Flashback consoles and portables, further expanding on their offerings for fans of the Atari 2600 and Sega Genesis.  These new products include several Atari Flashback consoles, an updated Atari Flashback Portable, a new Genesis Flashback styled after the classic Sega Genesis console, and an updated Genesis portable.  
 
Here's a brief description of the AtGames Fall 2017 lineup:
  • The all-new Atari Flashback® 8 Gold features 120 built-in all-time favorites. Games include legends like Activision’s Pitfall! and Taito’s Space Invaders, as well as many other all-time Atari 2600 classics like Kaboom!™, River Raid™, Centipede™, and Millipede™. Two all new, high performance 2.4ghz wireless controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports for optional wired joysticks or paddles. Other all new features for the Atari Flashback® 8 Gold include 720p HDMI output, scan line filtering, and a save/pause/rewind feature for every game.
  • The all-new Atari Flashback® 8 Gold Activision Edition features 130 built-in games, including 39 Activision classics. These games include legends like Activision’s Pitfall!, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary, and Taito’s Space Invaders, as well as many other all-time Atari 2600 classics like Centipede™, Chopper Command™, Enduro™, and River Raid™. Two high performance 2.4ghz wireless controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports for optional wired joysticks. As a special bonus, authentic paddle controllers are also included, perfect for precision play of fast-paced titles like Kaboom! and Pong. Other features for the Activision Edition include 720p HDMI output, scan line filtering, and a save/pause/rewind feature for every game.
  • The Atari Flashback® 8 Classic Game Console returns in a new value-priced edition, complete with 105 all-time favorites. Amazing new additions to the game line-up include Activision legends like Pitfall!™, Kaboom!™, and River Raid™. Two wired controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports to add your own optional wired joysticks or paddles.
  • The Atari Flashback® Portable Game Player features an amazing selection of 70 built-in games, including the legendary BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment arcade hit, PAC-MAN™. Other blockbuster games include Dig Dug™, Pitfall!™, and Frogger™, and you can even add your own games with an optional SD card. A built-in, rechargeable battery, means the on-the-go fun never has to end. Games can be played on the portable’s built-in, high resolution 2.8” display, or on a TV via optional cable.
  • The all-new Sega Genesis Flashback has a stunning new design, reminiscent of the original console, and features 85 built-in games as well as an integrated cartridge port that plays almost all of your favorite Sega Genesis and Mega Drive original cartridges. Built-in all-time favorites include the Sonic™ series, Mortal Kombat ™series, Phantasy Star™ series, and Shining Force™ series games. Two new high performance 2.4ghz wireless controllers, styled after the Sega Genesis originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports for optional wired gamepads. Other new features for the Sega Genesis Flashback include 720p HDMI output, scan line filtering, and a save/pause/rewind feature for every game.
  • The Classic Game Console returns in a new value-priced edition, complete with 81 all-time favorites. Amazing new additions to the game line-up include role-playing and strategy legends, Shining Force™, Shining Force II™, and Shining in the Darkness™. Two wired controllers, styled after the Sega Genesis originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports to add your own optional wired controllers.
  • The Ultimate Portable Game Player returns with an enhanced selection of 85 built-in 16-bit Sega Genesis and Mega Drive classic games. The selection of blockbuster games include new additions PAC-PANIC™ and Splatterhouse 2™, as well as many more surprises. You can even add your own games with an optional SD card! Returning for 2017 is save game support for the included Phantasy Star™ series role-playing games. A built-in, rechargeable battery, means the on-the-go fun never has to end. Games can be played on the portable’s built-in, high resolution 2.8” display, or on a TV via optional cable.
These products are expected to hit retail shelves in the fall of 2017.
 
Here are some photos of the consoles, portables and boxes!   :D
 
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FB8280C_box.jpg
 
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GP3228_box.jpg
 
GP3228_ID_side.jpg
 
GP3228_ID_TVH.jpg