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Airshack

Member Since 5 May 2016
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In Topic: What is your retro computing most "irrational want?"

Today, 10:01 AM

TI-99/4 without the “A”. The chicklet keyboarded version I had as a teen.


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In Topic: TI-99/4 Origins: Employee Interviews

Today, 9:47 AM

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I plan to scout this site out someday soon.


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In Topic: High Score Competition (April: Blasto)

Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:33 AM

I tend to clear out the top left corner and then clear out the screen counter clockwise. That worked best for me.

Tried shooting from the center outwards but that strategy failed to yield high scores.


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In Topic: High Score Competition (April: Blasto)

Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:11 PM

Hey someone has a lower score than me! I feel better now  :D


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In Topic: How popular was the Odyssey brand in North America?

Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:10 PM

Yes, but 1978 isn't early for the Odyssey brand. Magnavox's original Odyssey and its dedicated Odyssey system line from like 75-77 were all pretty strong sellers for the size of the tv game industry at the time, and even going through materials and newspapers from the early 80s, the Odyssey2 does get mentioned about as much as any other non-Atari competitor. Atari just blew up in 1980 on the strength of Space Invaders and dominated the discourse, but the Odyssey brand was still pretty notable.


We never knew why it was called Odyssey2. Never knew about the earlier models.


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