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  1. Hurts the atmosphere of eBay? Shouldn't be allowed? What the fuck is wrong with you people? IT'S STILL A LEGAL BID, fer chrissakes! Don't want to get sniped? Put up a high max bid and you won't lose. What is eBay supposed to do, leave the last minute of every auction you bid on open just for you so you can get the high bid? I mean, really... I am SO tired of hearing people whine about the fact that someone actually wanted to pay more than they did for an auction item and then blame the fact that they 'got sniped' for losing the auction. You lost the auction because someone bid higher than you. If anyone wants to refute this, I'm all ears. Bid sniping will be around forever, it's not going anywhere. Here's the typical scenario I hear all the time: Someone wants something on eBay thats at $20 with three days left. So, they put a $30 bid on it. Then, at the last second, someone else bids $31. The original bidder is now pissed off that he got sniped. If the original bidder REALLY wanted the item that badly, he should have put up a bid of something like $75. You put in as much as you would ever want to pay UP FRONT, so if the price goes over $75, you can at least tell yourself that whoever bid that much deserves it for that price. Seems like common sense to me. And yes, many eBayers think like the person in the last paragraph, or else I would have never been able to win every every single item I've ever bought on eBay since 1999 by sniping in the last 10 seconds. It works! /rant mode off
  2. I notice that JAKKS also has "Atari Paddle" and "Pinball" in their list of games on their site, although you can't read anything about them. I'm most interested in the "Atari Paddle" game and what's gonna be on it. Oh, to have Super Breakout in a TV handheld with a good paddle controller...I guess we'll see!
  3. Just so you know, Electric Yo-Yo was programmed for the 2600 uner the name Elk Attack. http://www.atariprotos.com/2600/software/e...k/elkattack.htm Tempest Wow, I had no idea! Thanks for letting me know about that, I'll have to check it out...
  4. I had two VERY obscure favorites back in the day: 1. King and Balloon - kind of a goofy concept, I honestly can't say why I like this game so much. I still play it in MAME all the time. http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?letter...=K&game_id=8311 2. The Electric Yo-Yo - another pretty strange game but I was totally addicted to it. Frustrating as hell and also some VERY annoying sounds when you die. http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?letter...=E&game_id=7698 If you haven't tried either of these yet, fire up MAME and give 'em a shot!
  5. Odd... my system is like a 1.4 something gig p4 and it runs it just great. Something must not be setup on your system correctly. How much RAM do you have? 1 gig of DDR 3300. I'm going to try re-installing the game tonight and give it one more try. I have many, many games installed right now and this is the first one I've ever had a problem with on this system.
  6. turn off vector luminosity on the vector games, that's noted as to be one of the major hogs on at least those games gavv Good idea, but I already tried that. Even the Arcade Warlords runs at like 10 frames a second at 640x480...I can't imagine what the problem is here. I tried the game on my 2nd PC, which is a P3-450 and the games run faster on that box than on my P4. Well, there's always MAME.
  7. Yeah, it seems like a cool package but the whole thing runs like CRAP on my system. I would think a 3 gig P4 and a Geforce FX 5900 Ultra would be enough to handle this! Every game I've tried runs at less than half speed, even at 320x240! Sigh...
  8. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...gory=21177&rd=1 Thanks for looking!
  9. Rampage: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...gory=21177&rd=1 Private Eye: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...gory=21177&rd=1 Thanks for looking!
  10. My most prized Atari item would have to be my mint-condition Breakout machine which I rescued from a garage about 10 years ago. Even though I can beat the game on one ball, I'm still damn glad to have it! I also have a Sears version of the Stunt Cycle stand-alone game which is still sealed in the box...
  11. What do you mean? He even cleaned the contacts and tested the cart! On what, I don't know.
  12. OH, that great to hear that you seem forgot about that! Now everything went fine at your auction! Jason Yep, that's exactly what happened - I don't usually do international, but for something like this, no problem.
  13. I just revised both auctions, I'll ship either item out of the USA.
  14. Xenophobe: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...gory=21177&rd=1 Four Data Age manuals: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...gory=21177&rd=1 Thanks for looking!
  15. Damn, I don't think anyone's views on this product could be possibly be more opposite than yours and mine...I do appreciate your opinions, though, and can kind of see where you're coming from. Personally I got the impression that these guys acted childish in those days because of all the stress they were under - they were coding in machine language, for God's sakes! I myself work as a supervisor in a pretty large tech support office and as much as I like order in the workplace, I have to say that where I work, the most talented people are also the most...oh, let's say "eccentric." I have a sort of envy for the fact that the Atari programmers could act the way they did and still write a game that sells a couple million copies. And I don't think that the Atari programmer's behavior led to any particular failure of the company, that honor would go to the marketing department... As far as the videos, I think that HSW did a great job and I'm thrilled that he released them on DVD.
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