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  1. Oh and it did have a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winner for each game so that might be what you were looking for.
  2. The Retrogaming Times Monthly newsletter has/had? a feature like that compared popular 8-bit games across several platforms. Was always one of my favorite sections of the newsletters. http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/ If you look at their newletter archive you can pull down issues up to 20 years ago. As an example, I pulled up a copy of the May 2006 newsletter and it contained an article called The Lost Many Faces of . . . Mario Bros. by Alan Hewston and it covered all these versions of the Mario Bros games: Arcade: 1983 by Shigeru Miyamoto ­ Nintendo Home versions mostly by Atari ­ most of the programmer credits now found •Apple ][ ­ 1983 by Atarisoft (Jimmy Huey) [not officially released] •Atari 2600 ­ 1983 by Atari (Dan Hitchens) This is the XE title that several readers knew in advance was the best. •Atari 7800 ­ 1988 by Atari •Atari XE version ­ 1988 by Atari (Sculptured Software, Inc.) •Atari 8 bit computer ­ 1983 by Atari (Bob Merrill) •Atari 5200 ­ 1983 by Atari (Eric Knopp) •Commodore 64 ­ 1983 by Atarisoft (Juan Alvarado & Greg Tavares) •Commodore 64 ­ 1987 by Ocean (Allan Shortt. Music: Jane Lowe. Graphics: Fred Gray) Other systems not covered here: Nintendo NES ­ 1986 by Nintendo Amstrad CPC ­ 1987 by Ocean ZX Spectrum ­ 1987 by Ocean
  3. lol, I have played 5200 Baseball a few times in the last 15 years, impressive for it's era. But in the last 15 years I've also been corrupted by MLB The Show on Playstation. I think I spent two years getting my minor leaguer into the Show and onto the Hall of Fame!
  4. This is awesome. Thanks! Already had a few runs up the ramps this morning.
  5. Looks cool. Could have used that store about 20 years ago when I was going to college in the area
  6. Gran Turismo is the big omission IMHO. That made me get a PS1. Can't fault any of the other games, lots of classics on that console.
  7. Local newspaper picked up the story. http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/80s/atari-ready-to-uncover-its-et-game-landfill/2174519 I liked this line "Click here to see how you too can attend this weird event."
  8. I just bought a PS3 last month. Grabbed the GTA V 500GB bundle. At the same time based on recommendations and my own tastes I picked up: Bioshock Trilogy Uncharted Trilogy Red Dead Redemption MLB The Show 13 If I ever get through those ten games, I'm planning on picking up Last of Us. Since I don't have a great sound system for my TV, I also picked up the Pulse Elite Wireless Headphones. These things are awesome for games and Blu-rays, really add to the experience with good surround and bass effects.
  9. The iPad really is a great emulation platform provided you jailbreak it. Right now I have MAME, NES, SNES, N64, GBA/GBC, and Genesis emulators all setup along with great versions of the Scumm emulator and DOSBox with thousands of games ready to play. Most of the emulators also support Wiimotes and the Wii Classic controller through bluetooth. Have to jailbreak that thing
  10. Thanks for this. Works great on my Nexus One. Also installed the Wiimote and classic controller support for this Is anyone aware of any ports of Atari800 being developed for iOS devices like the iPad/iPhone? I have my iPad jailbroken and have been using Mame and NES emulators with the Wiimote for awhile now but I haven't seen any Atari 800 emulators out there. A few people have installed the dos versions of XFormer or A800 in DosBox but there got to be a better way.
  11. There's lots of programming languages for Windows that you can use to make programs. You could start off with C/C++ which is very common. Look at this game that was made with C++ : http://opencity.info/ What's cool about some of these opensource games is that they share the code with you so you can see how they made it: http://opencity.sourceforge.net/html/doxygen/html/index.html http://cplus.about.com/od/cgames/C_Games_with_Source_Code.htm
  12. I've had Gameboys for almost 20 years (bouts of Tetris addiction every few years) and I didn't think I would game too much on the iPod touch when I got one this year but it surprised me with some good casual games. It is an apples and oranges comparison in that I find the best games on the Touch are more casual then on the DS. Angry Birds, SkeeBall, and Plant Vs. Zombies are on my Touch rotation right now and I like games where you can move and control things with finger flicks, just different enough from using a stylus to be interesting. The new iPods look cool, faster processors, better screens, and cameras. I might wait a generation so they can iron some things out, $300+ early adopter fees are not always fun.
  13. Bought from and traded with Ranger a few times over the years. Honest trader and great AtariAger.
  14. Great and honest trader. A fine AtariAger.
  15. Aside from the OS from the 8bit Atari computers, I'm partial to MS-DOS too. Spent a solid decade on it until Windows 95 came out. I liked Mac OS but it always felt you were getting more done under the hood in DOS with all the autoexec.bat and config.sys stuff. As a bonus it was always an adventure getting sound cards and games working in DOS too
  16. Great forum member that is good with the communication. We just completed a smooth deal on an Atari computer. Thanks again.
  17. Haha, I'll have to look over the Plantfall and Stationfall books when I get a chance. I read both of those when I was a teenager and I think I liked them. I needed something to read after going through all the Hitchhikers and Dirk Gently books. Plantfall was my favorite Infocom game back in the day, gotta love Floyd
  18. Bad news, I unpacked the 1200XL and it's not working. Red power light comes on but I get no video or sound from the switchbox or monitor outputs. A couple of times I got a green screen but most of the time I just get a black screen and no sound. All the leads are working because I tried them on an Atari 800 which works. Sorry for the false alarm, I got this computer in a very large lot of 8-bit stuff and I don't think I tested it before I stored it.
  19. If you don't find one in the next few days, I'm unpacking some of my stored systems this weekend and I have an extra 1200XL that I can test out and let you know.
  20. Very ghetto But it does remind me that I have picked up an extra 5200 joystick coupler recently that I need to unload
  21. It looks interesting but I would bet a lot of us are still on custom firmware and I don't feel like giving up dozens of emulators right now to try out this new feature
  22. Any of the gurus around here work for Panic (Mac software)? They went a little Atari crazy recently with cool retro boxes and art. Coolest part is you can actually buy these. http://www.panic.com/blog/2009/12/panic-retro-art/
  23. PSP is fine by me even it you could only name 10 or 20 good original games on it. As mentioned if you hack it and there are dozens of great emulators and access to thousands of games. The PS1 emulation on the go is a killer app. My two favorite games on the PSP are GTA: Liberty City Stories and MLB 2009 The Show. Both games are great examples of taking full consoles games and packing as much as possible into their portables version to make them worth buying. If you can't find something to like about the PSP then you probably aren't into portable gaming as much as you think you are
  24. Great setup, I have a couple just like that. I like when people ask you what kind of computer you have you can say 'Blue'* It seems like you have OS X on there. If you are going to use it as an email and low grade office computer then OS X is great but if you want to get the most bang for your buck as a gaming computer I would make sure to install OS 9.2.2. There's a lot of great classic games from the mid-90s to about 2001 that run perfectly on those iMacs. I have had a blast playing old games like Al Unser Racing, Lemmings, and Last Express for example. http://www.macintoshgarden.org/ *Joke stolen from a 10-year old Penny Arcade strip.
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