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Shadowgate 64 would have made a good Jaguar game

Just got done finishing up Shadowgate 64 with the help of a walkthrough guide. I got about half-way through the game before getting completely stuck, so I needed some help. It's a fun little game, but it's so primitive, and I couldn't help but think this would have been a great game for the Jaguar. I'm not even sure the graphics would have taken a big hit, maybe it would have to be a JagCD game, but I think it would have been almost the same as the Nintendo 64 version.    Funny thing i
 

Back was hurting. Couldn't sleep. Here's what I did.

You know those ugly yellow, or orange signs you see stapled to telephone poles all over your town? They might say "So-and-so buys houses fast, for cash! 555-5555" Yeah, I actually go all over town and clean that crap up. Just rip them down and throw them away. They really bug me because it's such an obvious scam. It's kind of become my crusade. I know it doesn't seem like a scam at first, I mean who am I to determine how someone else sells their house right? The thing is those phone numbers ar
 

Why I like High Score Club

I can't be the only gamer that has trouble deciding what game to play. That's the downside to having such a large collection of games. In the board gaming lexicon, there is a term for people who take excessive amounts of time to take their turn. It's called 'analysis paralysis' and I suffer from that when it comes to picking out a game to play or a movie to watch.   High Score Club chooses the game for me. I love that. I've often wished I had some kind of randomizer program that I could use to
 

Intellivision urges

A bit of history about myself. My very first game console I received as a young child, somewhere in the early 1980's, was the Intellivision II, and I had a handful of games for it. I loved the thing, but it didn't last very long, I remember it conking out after only a few months of ownership. I was much too young to consider fixing it myself, and I had no understanding of how to fiddle with it to diagnose the problem. All I knew was it didn't work anymore. And that was it. That was my first fo

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Nuclear Pacman

 

Bought my house 1 year ago.

It has been a busy year for me. The whole process of purchasing a home, looking back was a lot of hard work. Dealing with the bank, setting up inspections, settling the lease on my apartment, and prepping the home for me to move in. I had like a 1 week window from closing, to do some interior painting and lay new carpet on the main floor. Then I had to buy new appliances for the kitchen, including the fridge, stove and dishwasher. I had to do so many upkeep things, we had to fix the roof due

Nuclear Pacman

Nuclear Pacman

 

GTA V

I've had GTA V for the Xbone just sitting on my shelf for years now, with only sparse time invested in it. I thought I would give it another try this past weekend, and realized I just can't play this game and have fun. So, I'm going to sell it in my upcoming garage sale. There were a couple of thoughts that came to mind immediately. I didn't care for the switching characters mechanic. I actually think it would be better served to have 3 different story arcs that you can choose from, just like

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Nuclear Pacman

 

Atari Jaguar. I just want to play and talk about the games, Man.

Remember when the big problem with the Jaguar forum was people (trolls) who absolutely hated the system? You couldn't talk about your favorite games, or the best strategies for any games without these trolls derailing the threads with their opinion on how much everything Jaguar related sucks.   Well, it certainly seems as though the original trolls, aka Jag haters, finally decided to quit wasting time in the Jaguar forum. Then came all the homebrew development and programming discussion. You g

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Nuclear Pacman

 

King of Breakout 2000

A few years ago, somewhere around 2006 I posted a very high score here at AA for this game, and then in 2010 some guy named Atardi busted that record. Now after 2 years I finally have regained the top spot as undisputed best Breakout 2000 player:   http://www.atariage....00-score-94554/     We'll see if someone can top that score. It's a very good score and the best I can find anywhere on the internet, so AFAIK I'm the best player. The Twin Galaxies entries for this game are a complete jo

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Nuclear Pacman

 

From: WTB: Lynx Super Off-Road, Double Dragon complete

Looking to buy complete, excellent condition copies of Super Off-Road and Double Dragon for the Lynx. I am looking for 2 copies of Super Off-Road and am paying up to $60 each for an excellent condition, complete game/s. I will pay the same amount for Double Dragon in awesome condition as well. I will pay $30 for loose copies of each game. Prefer complete though.   PM's welcome!   Russ   Source: WTB: Lynx Super Off-Road, Double Dragon complete

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Game Collection pics 2007!

Well I decided that I have increased my collection enough to warrant taking time to have new pictures, so I updated my website: Game Collection, please check it out!   So, my collecting has been a bit of a spending spree on the LYNX, the very best handheld game system ever made. I've acquired about 40 complete games in a little over a month. I also bought a complete Braindead 13 for the Jaguar which got me 1 game closer to completing the library for that...I'm not too far, only about 6 or 7 ga

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Nuclear Pacman

 

Funny Stuff: The People's Cube

Just found this funny site chock full of political satire for anyone interested, it's called The People's Cube, and it does lean totally to the Right Wing just as a warning, but surely it's all for humor I see no reason some of you liberal types can't get a giggle out of it too if you so choose to visit.They seem to stay pretty current on subject matter, take the nomination and ridiculous media coverage of Judge John Roberts. They take on the topic with a hilarious story titled "NY Times to Robe

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Cubs make a trade

sigh. Jim Hendry, the Cubs general manager, has made yet another blockbuster trade for the 3rd year in a row. In 2003, he obtained Aramis Ramirez and Kenny Lofton from the Pirates. In 2004, he grabbed Nomar Garciappara and Matt Murton from the Red Sox for prospects. This year he gets Matt Lawton of the Pirates, a lead-off hitter with a .380 OBP for bench player Jody Gerut? Ok, those are all awesome trades, but this year it came too late. The Cubs are still sitting on a .500 record a few weeks af

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Jaguar Collection notes; Battlesphere rant

Well, I decided last week to go ahead and add some more games to my collection of the Atari Jaguar. I purchased Skyhammer and some S-video cables from Carl at Songbird Productions, and am awaiting their arrival. I'm very excited about Skyhammer, because the screenshots look very interesting and very very good in terms of graphics. I really can't wait to see this game in action. And believe it or not, I'm quite excited at the prospect of finally recieving some s-video cables as well, for I know h

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F#@& Mark Prior Done For Year!

OH MY GOD. This is BULLSHIT. I'll never see the Cubs win the World Series...NEVER!!!! DAMMIT!! SHIT~!!! My grandfather is 90 years old, never seen the Cubs win...my father is 56, never seen the Cubs win...One day I'll be 90 and the Cubs will still be trying to put together a contender, suffering freak injuries and other odd Bartman like occurances!!!Anyone who thinks the Cubs curse is bullshit better rethink your conclusion. THE CUBS ARE CURSED!!!! THE CUBS ARE [email protected]! AHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRR

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Cubs moving in positive direction

Finally, things are working in the Cubs favor. They get a stretch where they play 7 games in a row against 2 of the worst teams in the league at Wrigley Field. Todd Walker is back in the lineup, that will deepen the bench. Dempster has converted 4 straight saves as closer, this is stabilizing the bullpen, and the starting pitching has been absolutely outstanding these past 3 weeks. With some steady wins they can hopefully secure 2nd place in the division by the all-star break. Catching the Cards

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Sega Genesis reviews site.

Hey, I know there must be some Genesis fans here. I've joined a nice little site thats dedicated to publishing in-depth reviews for games on the Sega Genesis, Sega CD, and Sega 32X. I am one of the contributors, and I really like what this site is all about. Don't expect little one paragraph short reviews, we try to go in-depth with well written pieces, and plenty of good screenshots. There are also plenty of feature articles that are awesome I think, for instance there's complete historical art

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