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#3870860 Are you EMP proof?

Posted by djour on Yesterday, 2:19 PM

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#3870814 Are you EMP proof?

Posted by djour on Yesterday, 1:46 PM

The Road may be the single most depressing movie I have ever seen. All animals are dead, all plants are dead, there is no hope whatsoever.

 

I love playing Fallout. Maybe it's the campy 1950's feel, but at least there is food and society has carried on in some form.

 

Back to the OP, as others have stated, if it's not running (plugged in, batteries, engine, etc), EMP should not effect it. Once the wave has passed, it will be safe to turn everything back on.




#3863842 MicroVision Replacement Screen - Let's get SERIOUS about it!

Posted by djour on Sun Oct 8, 2017 11:35 PM

So it looks like I need to find a copy of Super Blockbuster to complete the set. Which seems silly since I don't have an actual working unit anyway, but that's what the voice in my head tells me I need to do.


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#3862439 MicroVision Replacement Screen - Let's get SERIOUS about it!

Posted by djour on Fri Oct 6, 2017 9:27 PM

Very few people who come into the game room have ever even heard of it. They usually stare politely when I explain what it is.

 

This thread reminds me, does anyone have the Shooting Star cart? It's the only one I don't have for the system.




#3862271 The Official SEGA CD/MEGA CD thread! (assuming there hasn't been one...

Posted by djour on Fri Oct 6, 2017 4:01 PM

We call our Genesis setup the Franken-console. A Gen 1 Genesis, 32-X, and Gen 2 CD. It's modded for S-Video and we love it.

 

I burned all of the games onto Litescribe CD's, made custom inserts and used thin DVD cases. I have all but 3 or 4 since they didn't play very well. The entire collection fits on 6 shelves of a small bookcase. The orange ones are 32-X CDs.

 

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#3862252 MicroVision Replacement Screen - Let's get SERIOUS about it!

Posted by djour on Fri Oct 6, 2017 3:29 PM

I am very excited by this thread. I loved my Microvision when I was younger and hate that the two I own both suffer from screen rot. Now it's just a wall display.

 

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#3842451 New Atari Console that Ataribox?

Posted by djour on Wed Sep 6, 2017 9:42 PM

My long-winded point is, for all those saying "let's wait and see" or "I don't get the criticism" kind of misses the spirit of a discussion forum like this. Of course the "knowledge group" is going to blow holes in initiatives like this. 

I hadn't thought of this. Changes the way I view this and other threads like it entirely. Thanks for shining a light for me.




#3836430 Teaching Retro YouTube channel is up

Posted by djour on Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:33 PM

My 6 year old daughter and I have started a YouTube channel called Teaching Retro. I explain how great everything used to be and she tells me how new is better.

 

If you think you might like it, please take a look. We have 2 videos up so far and will be trying to post a new one every Monday.

 

https://www.youtube....2MXBun7DpNsQ24w

 

 

If I violated any terms of AtariAge by posting this here, sorry. Just let me know and I will remove it. We are just trying to get the word out to anyone who might be interested and I thought this is a place full of people like ourselves.

 

Thanks.

 

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#3824958 Retro gaming bubble, and how deep are we in it?

Posted by djour on Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:59 PM

Don't forget the hassle of asking mom and dad for a ride to the arcade or Circle-K where the game was.




#3823134 Retro gaming bubble, and how deep are we in it?

Posted by djour on Mon Aug 7, 2017 11:37 PM

I didn't even bother reading the original post, nor the replies thus far.
 

So why should we pay any attention to your post?




#3821250 Collector Battle: Best way to Organize your collection!

Posted by djour on Sat Aug 5, 2017 1:32 PM

Like CVGA, I also have mine alphabetical by publisher. Although I have an easier time keeping mine organized since it's not the size of a room. BTW, I'm showing your pic to my wife if she ever complains about my collection.

 

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#3820974 What are your Must Owns and most Overrated games in your collection?

Posted by djour on Sat Aug 5, 2017 2:36 AM

Must Haves:

 

Adventure

Maze Craze

Starmaster

Combat

Circus

Warlords

Yar's Revenge

Indy 500

 

 

Overrated:

 

Moon Patrol

Megamania

Demon Attack

Beamrider

Barnstorming

Enduro

Donkey Kong

Gopher




#3820944 Televisions - Is bigger better when playing Atari?

Posted by djour on Sat Aug 5, 2017 12:22 AM

I believe that is what also damaged their hearing. I quote their teacher, "Wah wah wah wahnt wah."




#3819769 Televisions - Is bigger better when playing Atari?

Posted by djour on Thu Aug 3, 2017 11:12 AM

I remember when big flatscreens started coming down in price. Everyone went for the biggest one they could, but many were too big for their rooms. If you sit too close to a tv for your eyes to take in the entire picture without moving, your sub-conscious will actually pan them back and forth. Nausea, headaches and even migraines can result. Don't even get me started on mounting an LCD as close to the ceiling as you can...

 

We sit 2 1/2 feet from the 13"

8 feet from the 32"

12 feet from the 50"

14 feet from the 60" in the living room




#3819764 Retro gaming bubble, and how deep are we in it?

Posted by djour on Thu Aug 3, 2017 11:02 AM

 

Prices are going up on Atari stuff due to a perfect storm of GenX middle-aged nostalgia (we ARE Generation 8-bit after all), disposable hobby money (see the "middle-aged" part), retro-themed pop culture like the Dump Dig documentary, the book Ready Player One (soon to be a major motion picture, which makes it worse), the horrible Pixels movie, Stranger Things, and curious millennial nerds who want to see how their parents gamed and computed.

Exactly.

 

I just try to be patient and wait until the Fad wears out. Prices will come down, but it will be years before they return to the bargain bin level.