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    All Atari videogame systems and 8-bit computers.
  1. Must have been done by the same people that put all the anachronisms in Stranger Things...
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    Let me guess, you were born in the 21st century?
  3. I came here to say I got it for Christmas, but then I scrolled up and saw that I already said that 2 years ago! Man, this thread is old!
  4. The interesting thing is that if the backers have not seen this thread, they actually expect it to be what the Kickstarter advertised. If it's changed, they may cry foul.
  5. I almost backed the book in spite of the problems, until I realized with shipping it would have been $50. There are several Atari books that have been published over the years that I have collected, at least one that I'm thinking of I haven't seen mentioned here. I'll have to find it at home and see what it was called. Also, the Best catalog was a great book in itself.
  6. And how does this not apply to 3rd party companies? Or is the promoter just assuming there's less risk of them still being viable entities with money to do anything about it? And regarding the risk of Kickstarter projects in general - I've backed 7 over the years, and only got complete fulfillment on 3 of them (that were fully funded). And 2 of the not quite complete or failed projects were Atari-related. I think I've learned my lesson.
  7. So is my understanding correct that this is 3rd party games only because there is a smaller chance that they'll sue for not giving permissions?
  8. The next time you do a Kickstarter campaign, you should have someone proofread the text for your blurb because it is an implied reflection of the quality of the product.
  9. Laptop HDMI ports are strictly for output. If you want to record your game, you need to get a game capture device, which will plug into the USB port on your laptop, and then you can plug into the HDMI connector on that.
  10. And it's looking like the "Atari VCS" box is turning out to be just as much of a fraud: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/06/atari_comes_under_fire_for_seemingly_knowing_very_little_about_its_crowdfunded_vcs_console
  11. Sounds a lot like what we call packet radio in the ham radio world. We're still limited to using 300 to 9600 baud rates (depending on the band), so we could probably still use Atari computers for it today. I may have to take a look at this.
  12. Well, I guess I got really lucky, because the first 3 projects I "backed" actually came through (mostly). This one was produced, and I got a digital copy, but then they said they were $10,000 short on making the actual DVDs: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1128229743/world-1-1 This one delivered, but I could have gotten a similar product at the local dollar store: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/306180593/the-sunglasses-that-will-change-the-business-forev This one was very successful for me, but not all the rewards were created so some got refunds instead: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/getpebble/pebble-2-time-2-and-core-an-entirely-new-3g-ultra Then there were 2 that will probably never come through - Gameband and Shoka Bell. But then this one came through with the product (I got 2 of them) and was so successful that they're doing another campaign to make a rugged version: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jellyphone/jelly-the-smallest-4g-smartphone This one is being run by a friend whose previous product I've been using for years. It's a little behind schedule, but he's making great progress on it and I fully expect it to be completed: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2016384643/backcountry-navigator-xe-outdoor-gps-on-ios-and-an I have to admit, part of the fun in this has been seeing the products go through the process of being created. I guess it's like being an angel investor. On the other hand, with the bad experiences with the Gameband and Shoka Bell, I probably won't be backing another project any time soon.
  13. That's great for you, but also kind of ironic that it was posted here, where not-yet-made products are showing up nearly every day that garner huge preorder lists.
  14. My Pebble 2 still works great, and Fitbit has decided to let the community keep things going. Sort of like the Atari Jaguar, actually... which incidentally was also an underdog with the Atari logo.
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