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About BIGHMW

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  • Birthday 05/19/1966

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    Port Townsend, WA, USA
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    Cindy Margolis, The Oakland Raiders, Bowling (especially at the PBA level), Volkswagens, MiniDisc and its related technologies

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  1. Thanks Paul, maybe I AM a bit too old to do it all nowadays, but for all who have never heard of Bug Attack, it's kinda similar to Centipede, but as you can see from my review of it on The Atari Report, THIS variation of it..... has some bite to it as well, and I think 5200 owners would enjoy it as 8-bit owners do already, so here is the video on it as well as the ROM for it, if anyone wants to make a 5200 conversion that's up to them, it was put out in 1982 so it's not a homebrew. Bug Attack.xex
  2. You know over in the rest of the world RealSports Soccer and/or Soccer would've been released as "RealSports Football" or "Football" because that is the world's name for "The World's Game", and since I am a connoisseur of the Premier League (Arsenal fan, COYG!!!) and football on the pitch as well as that on the gridiron, that if it somebody released it over in Europe/the UK or anywhere else in the world besides the US and Canada that it would be known as "RealSports Football", it would just be that on the pitch as opposed to that on the gridiron. I have seen that same thing done with Intellivision or the 2600 for that matter with European releases of their titles.
  3. Thanks @playsoft! So after looking through that and studying it does that mean even I, can port over A8 games to Big Sexy or is my education/skill level not good enough to do so, as I hate to ask others to have to do it for me, I have always wanted to be more self-sufficient. (I have developmental and psychiatric issues) There are plenty of A8 ports that'll work on the 5200, like Bug Attack, to name one, and quite a few others as well. I DO own a 65XE, and an XEGS (picked up in November and December respectively last year) as well as the 5200 (since 1983) as well. I also own a Dell Inspiron with Windows 7 Pro that I can (if necessary) transfer .xex, .car, .atr, and .rom files and convert them to .bin, .hyb, or .rom very easily.
  4. How many of you guys like it when I pout that little extra into saying "ProSystem" when I say it "Prooooooooooooo-system", kinda reminds most of yoiu of the way that the late great Ernie Anderson, famous voiceover for both ABC and the LA-based network O & O station KABC-TV (channel 7 to us old Los Angelenos) used to do in the 70s-80s with The Love Boat when he called it "The Looooooove Boat" BITD Indeed I have developed that same knack when I do my presentations and it shows in my delivery of almost every promo I do. Maybe I have a future as a DJ (not really they say I have too much charisma, kinda old-skool 1970s-80s era AM Top-40-style bravado in my delivery), I hope iHeartRadio and 102.7 KIIS-FM are taking notes, this is how you deliver it Ryan Seacrest!!! Big Ron O'Brien or Rick Dees > Ryan Seacrest or Jojo Wright anytime!!!
  5. Hey thanks! BTW, I have the next 2 nights off from work and this afternoon I'll be working on the voiceovers on all 4 editions of "Asteroids Week" as I present and review 4 different versions (one for each system) of that rock-bustin'-shoot 'em up arcade classic. The videos will go up later on either tonight or tomorrow morning but yes I will have them up.
  6. How about the great game that Lennart Bown @Thelen came up with in 2009 and that Paul Lay @playsoft ported to the 5200 early last year, the (soon-to-be) iconic Yar's Strike. If you want to play it, here it is, both the OG 8-bit version (from @Thelen) and the 5200 version (from @playsoft), it's basically the 8-bit/5200 adaptation of the Howard Scott Warshaw classic, Yars' Revenge and I even debuted The Atari Report with a review of it back last July 2020: Yar's Strike - 5200 Version.bin Yar's Strike - 8-bit Version.xex
  7. ....and yes, the RF-to-HDMI converter has its own onboard set of controls much like a TV does (color/tint/brightness/contrast) as well as a 4:3/16:9 ratio control, all accessible using the remote and following the onscreen menu (after you get it from Chinese to English), for details watch my video in an earlier post on this thread.
  8. Actually it was a place down in Fresno, CA named BRE Software, a.k.a. The A Exchange, The ad is below included in this post. I found a bunch of 5200 carts there that allowed me to fill the voids in my collection and then years later (the early 2000s), I discovered AtariAge and also the now-defunct videogames.org, in which I bought several N.O.S. 7800 controllers (CX24, also known then as the 'Deluxe' Joystick) as well as Redemption 5200 for both 2600/Sega and 7800 controllers in which I would love to see @Albert reissue someday since there are better parts available for them now as opposed to when he first came out with them back in the day. AA also sold carts on eBay which I was able to pick up both prototype repro carts and XL conversions before landing an Atarimax multicart a few years ago, in which I have an SD card with over 350 titles on her ready with an arsenal of controllers including ones from Wico, Atari (all best-modded) and Retro Game Boyz.
  9. Hey @Ryan Witmer, it's been about a week, how's Rob 'N' Banks comin' along, we would love to hear from you. I know it's the weekend but some of us are itchin' to try out yet another test ROM of that wonderful game, and, since you seem to like porting Intellivision games to Big Sexy, we were wondering if you have any plans for doing titles like either Thin Ice, Night Stalker or even the terrific (un)official sequel to Burgertime, Diner. I used to own an Intellivision II and when I came to Port Townsend from L.A. back in 1987, we discovered at that time that (the now-defunct) Toys 'R' Us down in Silverdale carried Intellivision/INTV cartridges and believe me I bought a whole bunch of them as well as mail ordered the last of the remaining 5200 carts I needed to fill my collection from a place down in Texas that I found out about in Atarian magazine back then. I played Thin Ice, Night Stalker and Diner (along with Burgertime, 5200 owners were graced by the late great Ken Siders and his 5200/8-bit version called Beef Drop years ago) heavily, I'd love to see Big Sexy have those for her too. That's up to you though, it's just a thought.
  10. I'm glad my video and thread influevnced you to get it, but, don't forget, it has a PAL (DVB-T) antenna jack so to use your Intellivision with it you're gonna need an RCA-to-PAL adapter, something similar to this, in which I bought and highly recommend for this device. https://www.ebay.com/itm/231190947531 Here is that thread I posted back in June:
  11. I'm glad my video and thread influevnced you to get it, but, don't forget, it has a PAL (DVB-T) antenna jack so to use your Intellivision with it you're gonna need an RCA-to-PAL adapter, something similar to this, in which I bought and highly recommend for this device. https://www.ebay.com/itm/231190947531
  12. I already have it for both the 8-bit and the 5200 as well.
  13. Can @NRV perhaps make a 5200 version for those of us who (also) own Big Sexy??? I'm sure he could possibly do one up, just change a couple of codes and she's only 32K so it'll fit within the ROM limit for her.
  14. Hope you guys like my new end tag/subscribe plug I am using for every new upload starting today, currently I only have it on The Atari Report but I have 2 others waiting in the wings for my other 2 YouTube channels, BIGHMW TV, and the Ray Jackson YouTube Channel, in which I highly recommend you guys check out, and, maybe perhaps subscribe to.
  15. Hope you guys like my new end tag/subscribe plug I am using for every new upload starting today, currently I only have it on The Atari Report but I have 2 others waiting in the wings for my other 2 YouTube channels, BIGHMW TV, and the Ray Jackson YouTube Channel, in which I highly recommend you guys check out, and, maybe perhaps subscribe to.
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