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  1. I got mine back with the backlit LCD screen and it's amazing! I really do feel like my Microvision has a new lease on life. I like how the graphics seem to pop with the LCD and for me being able to play the Microvision at night even in dim or no lighting has been a game changer. I definitely use my Microvision a lot more than I ever have since buying it. Also battery life seems to be great. This was definitely one of my favorite gaming purchases of 2020. Curious to hear what folks think when they get theirs. Thank you Richard, this is excellent work!

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  2. 20 minutes ago, [email protected] said:

    Appreciate the comments!   VotM is very cool with the record and spooky messages dictating the game moves.   

     

    I'm still on the hunt for who actually recorded the messages.  As a bonus, the son of the West German inventor, contacted me recently offering the master reel used to cut the records.  He doesn't remember who the voice was though.  Trying to get some notes or photos from production days.  The messages were recorded at Studio Six West in NY.  I believe it was home to Arista Records??  Still working out the $$$.  The Milton Bradley work order was for 300K units.  They rented an entire cargo plane to bring them to the states.  Interesting story.

     

    I used a USB turntable to record all the tracks here.  I'm still trying to find the time to migrate the old site to the new. 

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    Most welcome. Thanks to you I know what this game is, and it's very cool. I watched a YouTube video with some guys playing it, looks really fun and the voice does sound spooky. 

     

    Oh wow the master reel, that's very cool! As a New Yorker, I appreciate the NYC ties in this story. Didn't know that's where Arista was based. 300,000 units wow that's quite a bit. Would've loved to have seen the inside of that cargo plane. 

     

    USB turntables are great. I don't have one currently, just a bluetooth one but they come in handy for preserving these old records. Looking forward to taking a listen. Neat that you've archived them. Awesome seeing that receipt as well. 

     

    Voice of the Mummy would make for a cool game night. 

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  3. 2 hours ago, Tombstone said:

    Ok, i want to formally request no more projects from you, Mr. Burbage. I have already purchased refurbished Dark Tower, Seance, and Voice of the Mummy games from you over the past few years. Then i buy a regular Microvision replacement screen. Last night, after seeing the backlit screen, i purchased that. This transfer of wealth must stop.   ;)

     

    Thank you for all your work on this current project, as well as those of the past. You’re killing this, like every other project on which you have focused. Now to convince my wife that this latest purchase was some sort of Christmas gift...

    I echo this, though my first purchase from Richard is the backlit LCD screen for the Microvision, however after seeing Richard's Voice of the Mummy page I'm getting interested in one of those too! The Voice of the Mummy looks so cool. What have you done? LOL But truly great work, and I appreciate your passion and professionalism when it comes to classic games. 👍 

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  4. 13 hours ago, Judge Mental said:

    I have become quite a fan of this console, and not just a collector. The games are primitive, but the colors really pop, and I find them more fun than most owners do. Sure there are games and systems that are technically better and more fun, but it deserves more love. It's beautifully primitive. I wish someone out there would 3D print a reissue and have an emulator inside it, with a complete library and homebrews. Since APF doesn't exist anymore, is the console and its games, public domain?

    This is great to hear, the APF M1000 is one of those obscure systems I'd like to play.

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  5. I'm looking for an RCA Studio II console with the switch box and power supply in working condition. I can either buy it or I have a few things I'm thinking of selling that I could trade instead: Microvision console with early screen rot but otherwise working with the box and 2 boxed games, loose Odyssey 1 console with 4 controllers - mostly works but the vertical line shows when it wants to and some of the controls are jittery, and a boxed Mattel Electronics Auto Race. Also have a Retro Tink I could part with since I've ended up not needing it. 


  6. 5 hours ago, ZeroPage Homebrew said:

    Thanks so much for watching live! We try to keep the stream informative, entertaining and bring everyone the latest and greatest Atari 2600 games. Watching the show live is definitely the best way to go as we usually have the homebrew developers in the chat so you can ask them questions about their game that we're playing. 🙂 

    It was my pleasure, watching live will definitely be a new fun thing I'm adding to my weekly routine. Watching you guys actually inspired me to play my 2600 after. That's so cool I didn't know you have the developers on the chat, will be sure to interact in there more next time. Great work. 🙂


  7. 28 minutes ago, ZeroPage Homebrew said:

    Thanks so much! I love getting unique retro gaming shirts but now that there's no expos happening I'll have to make do with the ones I have.  Most of the shirts I bought in person at PRGE, VRGE and other events so most of them I wouldn't be able to give a link for unfortunately.

    I watched your livestream for the first time yesterday, made me glad to have a Twitch account, it was so much fun!

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  8. 5 minutes ago, zhorton said:

    Thanks everyone for the positive feedback!  The video captures some of the game, but since it is so much about hidden information (that the camera doesn't see) and subtle deduction, playing it in person is the only way to truly understand it.  I'll just say this: this is, personally, my favorite game on the Odyssey.

     

    Overlay scans:  We actually scanned every original Odyssey overlay (including the '73 games and Soccer) at 400 dpi using an overhead large format scanner.  When we launch the OdysseyNow website, which is an archive of information about every game, it will include each scan, as well as a vector version for print.  The website was supposed to launch this spring, but COVID-19 shut down the university and delayed those plans.

    It looks like a very fun, intricate game. I commented in the Facebook group but I love the artwork of the overlay on this one as well! Looking forward to playing.

     

    That's great that the overlays are scanned and will be available for printing! This will be a great resource for anyone who may have the cards but not the overlays or who may want to print new overlays to prevent wear and tear on the originals. Thank you for all your hard, great work!


  9. I bought these 2 KC Munchkin games from Michael at Good Deal Games, and as you can see from the case and extras (from KC's Escape), it's top notch stuff. Michael was super nice over email and shipped the games really quickly. Will definitely be a repeat customer, and if you're an Odyssey 2 fan as well, I recommend these.

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  10. 26 minutes ago, sramirez2008 said:

    This!

    He's a nice guy and pleasant to deal with via email and even nicer in person. I met him at PRGE last year. Buy with confidence.👍

    Agree! Michael is a very nice guy, I've only had email interactions with him but hope to meet him at a future convention. Definitely can say buy with confidence and support his store. Lots of great homebrews for various systems.


  11. 1 hour ago, save2600 said:

    To those with Good Deal Games 'brews... curious: how's the turnaround time on them, from ordering to delivery? Quality of carts... generally good shape and clean? Label quality nice? 

    I just bought 2 Odyssey2 homebrews from Good Deal Games recently. The turnaround time is really fast as is shipping, things are a little slower now as they go to the post office a bit less often due to COVID19. But still with all that it was super fast. As for the Odyssey 2 games I have, I say the labels and case design look pretty good quality to me. They're also great about returns if you decide you don't like a game for any reason. A few months back I bought a 2600 homebrew there, the quality of the label seemed good to me, but for whatever reason even after them sending me a replacement game, the game would always show a rolling image on my 2600 so I was able to return both copies for a refund. They're great to work with.

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  12. 1 hour ago, sramirez2008 said:

    Both are excellent games. Now that you’re becoming familiar with the thread (and hopefully the Store Reviews), I dare you to not catch the bug and order more home brews. 😉 

     

    <Edit> Not responsible for future “In$piration”

     

    Btw, ZeroPageHomebrew is a good way to keep up with the latest homebrew intel. (Just in case your not aware of this).

     

    Have fun playing Atari today!

     

     

    I was just playing Pac-Man 4K, which I hadn't in a while, and was blown away by how great it looks, sounds and plays. Very much looking forward to Aadvark when it arrives, the box also looks amazing. Funny enough, this thread and the store review is what led me to finally get Aadvark, so you might be right. 😉

     

    Oh I'm also expecting the Harmony cart today as well so I feel like I'm doing a good job catching the bug.

     

    In$piration!!! Now that's very accurate. 😂😂😂

     

    Sweet, I actually wasn't aware of ZeroPageHomebrew, also love that I can catch the livestream tomorrow, nice!

     

    I will and you too! 🕹️

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  13. 4 hours ago, zhorton said:

    Introducing Et Tu, Brute for the Odyssey!  In terms of gameplay, this is the most elaborate game we've created.  It was in development for almost 3 years in the Vibrant Media Lab.  Announcement and info here.  It will be available in an upcoming Game Pack.

    Looks great Zach! Very unique. I can't wait to play this along with the rest of Game Pack #3.

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