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  1. I am selling my only copy of '2600 Boulder Dash.

     

    1. Karl G

      Karl G

      I'd love to have a copy. I hope you aren't getting rid of it because of anything bad, though. 

    2. Andrew Davie

      Andrew Davie

      I have no money.

  2. The very first video game I ever ever played was released in 1974. Here's a video (not mine) of it in action. Ah, the memories... 

     

     

    Game runs on pure logic... no CPU or ROMS.

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    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      When it first came out. I was so small the bigger kids had to hoist me up to play. I would get "points" with them by cursing like a truck driver and they thought it cute.

    3. Andrew Davie

      Andrew Davie

      I played it in the mid/late '70s. It was sitting in an airport in Tasmania.

      I recall playing it well before space invaders was a thing.

       

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Pretty sure I've played that one too.   Probably at the arcade at the carnival that came through each year for Cheyenne Frontier Days.

  3. I have just discovered "PoC||GTFO" hacker journal. Amazing.
    There's one issue that deals with disassembly of Star Raiders for Atari, worth a read.

  4. I just read someone's top-5 Atari 2600 homebrew games list, the top 4 of which are ARM games. 

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    2. DrVenkman

      DrVenkman

      @doctorclu - DPC+ games use an ARM processor on the cartridge (e.g., SPACE ROCKS by @SpiceWare, which is an awesome game, by the way).

    3. carlsson

      carlsson

      Those Mystique games had a lot of interesting body parts on display, if ARM and LEG are not enough. I think there should be more HIP games.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I'm a LEG man myself.

  5. It only JUST occurred to me. All my life I've been saying "Zed-80" and "6502", whereas probably most Americans say "Zee-80". Never thought about it before... how weird... "zee 80" WTF is that?

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    2. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Nope. "U ... fuck all ... W ... fuck all ... Y and ... fuck all" Yes, really.😉

    3. Andrew Davie

      Andrew Davie

      "... now I know fuck all, won't you sing with me...."

       

    4. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      And yet, Welsh has 3 more letters than English. Sooo ... who really knows fuck all?

  6. I recall that I paid about AUS$400 for a 16KB RAM cartridge for my Atari 800 computer back in 1981 or so. In today's dollars that's about $1600. Now, I just purchased a pack of three 32GB USB sticks for around AUS$14.
    Bits back then were over 7 billion times more expensive each, than now! Pretty much the origin of "every bit is sacred"!

    1. Keatah

      Keatah

      Yeh sometime in 1981 I paid like $199 or $299 for a 16K Microsoft Ramcard. For Apple II.

       

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    2. Andrew Davie

      Andrew Davie

      Well, come on then... point 'em out and we can discuss. He's a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and former Research Fellow in Philosophy. He's eminently qualified on this issue. It will be interesting to see what errors he's made. Have at it.

       

    3. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      Sorry, I'm not going to throw comments back and forth on the internet.  I just can't do that anymore.  If it were an actual conversation, I'd be happy to discuss.  That said, I do think it was a good article and good perspective.

    4. Andrew Davie

      Andrew Davie

      Not an incorrect fact to be seen, apparently.

       

  7. If only someone with oodles of $ could pay me some of them to write something '2600 for them. I'm looking for work, so if you're rolling in $ and lacking in cycle counting skills... hit me up!

    1. AAA177

      AAA177

      Have you ever tried pitching media companies? I've often thought a company like Netflix, for example, could have benefitted from the promotional value of a Stranger Things game on the 2600 (both digital and physical). Ditto for something like Ghostbusters, there should be a 2600 game in limited edition boxes and placed on a Flashback to essentially advertise next year's entry. Also, consumer foodstuff concerns could promote products like in the old days with games adapting their trademarks. Just a thought...

    2. Andrew Davie

      Andrew Davie

      :) no, but I think the days of making money programming '2600 games are long, long gone. I was just being whimsical.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I've got millions of ideas...Unfortunately I don't have millions of dollars.

  8. I think I may be the only homebrew author with a game that's NOT findable by a search on AtariAge. Clear discrimination.

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    2. Albert

      Albert

      I had to fix this once before, I'll do so again.  Currently the forum is using MySQL engine for searches, but I will be replacing this soon with Elasticsearch, which is much better in this regard and I should be able to set it to allow two-character search terms again.

    3. wongojack
    4. Albert

      Albert

      This has been fixed, btw.  :D

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    2. PacManPlus

      PacManPlus

      That's very cool!

    3. Bryan

      Bryan

      Pretty cool. I worked for 7 years at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute on things like underwater vehicles.

    4. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      That's a weird-looking Atari 2600. :D

       

      If you don't look, you won't know how your name is being used.

       

      I check my name about once a week:

       

      https://www.google.com/search?q="Duane+Alan+Hahn"&num=100

       

      And I check for my name in books a few times a year:

       

      https://www.google.com/search?q="Duane+Alan+Hahn"&num=100&tbm=bks&tbs=sbd:1

  9. I reject your morality and substitute my own.

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    2. Mxyzptlk

      Mxyzptlk

      @RT, murder? Not by a long shot. So sick of your shit.

    3. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      @Mxyzptlk, who cares what you're sick of? You're an insignificant speck riding on an insignificant speck that is hurtling through an insignificant speck of space. Get over yourself.

    4. Mxyzptlk

      Mxyzptlk

      Such an annoying little turd, that is RT.

  10. Could I please have an HP Prime Calculator?

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    2. atari2600land

      atari2600land

      No, I just don't think he has the ability to handle the awesomeness that is the HP Prime Calculator.

    3. Andrew Davie

      Andrew Davie

      My name is Andrew, king of kings:

      Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

    4. Dave Neuman
  11. Pastel colours. Can't stand them. What's up with these awful UI and hardware designs? First Ubuntu, now IOS7. Awful, putrid design. Can't wait till pastels are out of vogue.

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    2. Nathan Strum

      Nathan Strum

      I'm not a big fan of some of the color choices in iOS7 either, but what really bothers me is how badly they screwed up the music app. I want to turn OFF the album cover thumbnails - they waste space.

    3. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      Yeah, me neither.

    4. Thomas Jentzsch

      Thomas Jentzsch

      I like the clean look(!) of Windows 8 "Metro".

  12. Please, oh please let the number of re-discovered Doctor Who episodes be large. Can't wait for the announcement later today.

    1. CyranoJ

      CyranoJ

      106 would be good :)

       

    2. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      The number will be 42 and that will cause the largest nerd fight in recorded history.

  13. visit images.google.com and search for "atari breakout". enjoy.

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

      I was afraid the first image was going to be goatse or something...

    2. ggn

      ggn

      And was it 2girls1cup instead?

    3. doomwaves

      doomwaves

      Brilliant! Thanks!

  14. Have an itch...

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    2. bomberpunk

      bomberpunk

      insert Vagisil joke.

    3. Bryan

      Bryan

      insert Vagisil where?

    4. Nathan Strum

      Nathan Strum

      Rusty screwdriver works wonders.

  15. Basically I'd like a 2600 fan to hire me for a few years and let me write '2600 games. Limited editions. One copy... all I want is a reasonable income and throw away all the crap I deal with in day to day 9 to 5.

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    2. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      A bB compatible 'toolkit' would make me poop my pants. Come on rich people, make me poop my pants!

    3. Marc Oberhäuser

      Marc Oberhäuser

      Either Andrew or Bob: I would back any of your projects on Kickstarter.

    4. Gemintronic

      Gemintronic

      What about a kickstarter for an enhanced batari BASIC like product?

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