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#4252295 Found this today, best find ever?

Posted by matt2d2 on Fri Apr 5, 2019 2:24 PM

Awesome! In my opinion, this is the only way to get a game like this. It would be impossible for me to pay regular collector prices for this terrible cart!

#4247595 PS5 May Be Fully Backwards Compatible

Posted by matt2d2 on Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:29 PM

Any XB1 will suffice, BUT there are some 360 games that are XB1 X enhanced, so there will be some benefit to using the X vs standard XB1 or S if they mean anything to you.

#4247429 Why is the Xbox One Dashboard experience so horrible?

Posted by matt2d2 on Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:31 AM

Wow, this is really enlightening. I don't use 1/2 of the dashboard features, but I've never experienced the level of frustration described.

#4246097 You THEN vs. You NOW

Posted by matt2d2 on Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:47 AM

I was definitely better at 2600 then. Back then, working stick with right hand, while hitting buttons with the left was fine, but years spent afterwards doing it opposite has not been good for my 2600 play.

#4245270 so you guys had this and still didn't manage to play the game?

Posted by matt2d2 on Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:59 AM

It's incredible that it was completed in a few short weeks by Howard Scott Warshaw alone. I remember caring enough about Raiders to actually beat it, but E.T., not some much. IMO though, the E.T. game followed it's movie better than the Raiders game.

#4242366 Earliest Mention of 1979 Atari 2600 Games in Newspapers

Posted by matt2d2 on Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:34 AM

Cool, "Sears will be closed on Thanksgiving Day"! I also like the old ads where they call them "Atari Tapes".

#4241577 Earliest Mention of 1981 Atari 2600 Games in Newspapers

Posted by matt2d2 on Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:35 AM

Thanks! Love seeing these old ads. $159.99 for VCS at Shipley's! That's about $500 in 2019 money, and games that were $30 then would be $90 dollars today.

#4241543 erotic Atari games actually erotic?

Posted by matt2d2 on Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:54 AM


Many local video (VHS) stores with an adult section sold the Atari sex games.


I miss those days! Many video stores were purveyors of items that ordinary stores did not carry. Those areas were behind a curtain usually. Sometimes just porn, but I remember bongs and pipes too at some places.


I wasn't really into the 2600 sex games (or old enough to buy them) but thinking about those old mom and pops stores brings back fond memories before Blockbuster and Netflix. Something like $5 for 2 days rental on a tape was normal, and $5 was a lot of money. Comics were like 50¢ when we got our first VHS machine. They also made you pay $50 or something to become a member because those tapes were so expensive.

#4241524 Classic Gamer 74's Videos

Posted by matt2d2 on Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:25 AM

Some good videos. Thanks for making them!

#3763169 Where were ADULT 2600 games sold?

Posted by matt2d2 on Tue May 16, 2017 3:02 PM

The thing many people don't realize is that porn and adult material were not as restricted in some regards back then. Although HBO couldn't play rated R movies until after 10pm, I remember 7-11 and Mom & Pop convenience stores sold not only Playboy, but Penthouse, Hustler, and many other magazines that are not around anymore. Right there next to comic books in many cases. It was not hard to get those if you wanted them. It was also common to go to a repair shop for work on your car, and see porn on the walls. Whether it be a calendar with bare breasts or straight up centerfolds.


The backwards "morality" that the religious zealots have forced on us since the Carter era is why now even Cosmo has to be bagged to make sure little Timmy doesn't see any side boob.

#3760235 Some good prices at Montgomery Ward in 1984

Posted by matt2d2 on Thu May 11, 2017 2:01 PM

Didn't have the BSG viper. I did have the BSG "Viper Launch Station"? That was a sweet toy. My brother had the Eagle and the gun from Space 1999. We thought the show was pretty boring, but the Eagle is a sweet looking ship.

#3760153 Texas Chainsaw Cart - real or repro?

Posted by matt2d2 on Thu May 11, 2017 11:35 AM

This looks legit to me. For the sake of reference, these carts have no screw, and can be opened pretty easily by hand.

#3760128 Some good prices at Montgomery Ward in 1984

Posted by matt2d2 on Thu May 11, 2017 10:58 AM

The thing that sold us on Mazinga was that it was loaded with missiles that we could shoot at each other. The End.


That toy had literally a dozen missiles I think and you could load three into the hand at once. And it was huge.

#3755652 Some good prices at Montgomery Ward in 1984

Posted by matt2d2 on Thu May 4, 2017 2:25 PM

Thanks Random. Great site!


Here's the page from Sears 1977 Catalog introducing the Tele-Games Pages 4-11 show all the swank consoles, systems and electronic games of the era. On page 11 there's "Tin Can Alley" shooting game that a friend of mine had. Haven't though about this is years. http://www.wishbookw...tml/page-4.html


Shogun Warriors! My brother and I both had Mazinga due to awesome hand missile launcher. http://www.wishbookw...l/page-567.html


Six Million Dollar Man - 572&573 http://www.wishbookw...l/page-572.html


1978 Star Wars toys - pgs 621&622 http://www.wishbookw...l/page-620.html

#3748968 How come a lot getting into retro games skip Atari?

Posted by matt2d2 on Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:32 AM

Those retcon things are total crap. And, just because there was an auction for broken looking 2600 for $45 doesn't mean people will buy it for that price