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  1. I also saw that article and it’s a fascinating read. I clicked on that article the moment I saw the image of that woody VCS! It really does make you respect the ingenuity of those early game programmers having to work within the confines of such primitive hardware. 

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  2. Happy birthday to Sega’s swan song console! I remember drooling over the Dreamcast games at a local department store when it was first released. I was finally able to afford one once they went on clearance. I was so excited to finally play Resident Evil Code Veronica. It was a brief but wonderful era in gaming... until the 800 pound gorilla that was the PS2 showed up to crash the party! Sega may never return to making hardware, but they really gave us a fantastic gaming machine with their final effort. I can’t wait to get my new Retro Fighters controller so I can delve back into its library with a controller that doesn’t cramp up my hands. The Dreamcast is dead, long live the Dreamcast!

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  3. 27 minutes ago, Flojomojo said:

    Hard to say, but "Atari" owns them every day that passes without any real information about their un-console. 

    Sick burn! So if you see some delusional would-be “backer” about to throw their hard earned money at this fiasco, do your civic duty and...

     

     

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  4. Update: I checked their twitter page and saw a notification confirming problems with processing credit card payments on the order site. So I used the PayPal link instead and my order went through properly. I snagged the black edition with three game carts. I think the red on black color scheme is way snazzier than the plain Jane white one. Anybody else getting one of these?

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  5. Preorders are now live! I did experience an issue trying to place an order though: I keep getting an error message stating that my client IP address is too long when I try to submit payment. I’m trying to order through my iPhone, btw. Has anyone else experienced this issue?

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  6. I was able to sign up and just got my first confirmation email this morning, so it should be working. Im actually very interested in this device. There havent been a lot of physical classic compilations this console generation so having a dedicated device for these collections is very appealing to me. And having them on cartridges is just the gravy on the mashed potatoes!


  7. I got the tab open now and just waiting. Back in 1995 looks like something up my alley. Im surprised ive never heard of it till now.

     

    Also I heard they are going to be the normal price.

    I just placed my order for Back In 1995 and it was $34 with a free shipping option. It ships out in July so there will be a little bit of a wait to receive it. After getting burned by Limited Run on the last two Vita titles I tried to preorder it was a relief to get this one! Seriously, if your product is selling out in literally under one minute, then maybe your runs are a little TOO limited! So screw LRG, I'm completely done with those guys.

     

    Thanks for the heads up on this title chicgamer, I really appreciate it!!!


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    Yeah good song before the 'change', still think Land of Rape and Honey is their best. Wax Trax had some great bands on their label.

     

     

     

    The original Alone in the Dark was pretty scary but the polygon graphics kind of nullified it. lol. Great musical score though.

    I completely agree with you about Land of Rape and Honey being their best album. There are a few moments on Twitch and Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste that reach those heights though. But starting with Psalm 69 they became a little too noisy for me, losing that industrial/experimental edge. Anyone that's a fan of Ministry from this era should check out the album Pure by Godflesh. Very heavy and menacing with some punishing electronic drums and occasionally tight grooves.

     

    As for horror games, I thought that Doom 3 on the OG Xbox had some incredibly effective scary moments in it. Very good tension throughout as well. But it was the first Silent Hill that really wormed its way into my psyche and made me a fan of the survival horror genre. Focusing on the psychological horror instead of the survival aspect just opened up a whole new level of immersion for me in gaming.

     

    Some other horror themed games I'd highly recommend would be Soma (PS4), Prey (PS4), Eternal Darkness (Gamecube), and the first two Dead Space games (PS3/360). It's been mentioned already but that first Fear game is a truly excellent survival horror experience. A perfect blend of action and atmosphere. I dropped my controller several times because of the perfectly placed jump scares in that game!

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  9. I had to turn on CC since I thought at first he said "Go to hell" in the beginning of his videos.

    I just did the same thing and watched the video with captions and holy shit was it worth it. When "Atari 2600" was translated to "hairy future water" I completely lost it!

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  10. On March, 19th 2019 at 10am Rockstar will be announcing that Grand Theft Auto VI will be exclusive to the Ataribox.

     

    Grand Theft Atari, haha, I love it! That's a fitting name for this debacle. After all, the GTA games are all about building criminal empires by stealing other people's money.

     

    More fun with words: VCS = Vaporware Console Scam

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  11. This has to be on the walls in the A-fart-o-box HQ...or at least in their restroom. Maybe even Fred dreams about him before going to bed.

     

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    Now THAT'S interesting! Makes me wonder if Mel Brooks' character from Blazing Saddles was named after him. After all, that movie has a very infamous flatulence scene. And much like mister Le Petomane, Atari SA has been blowing a lot of hot air lately!

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  12. Were actually in the very year that the first Blade Runner takes place: 2019! Sadly, there are no flying cars, sexy replicants, or big neon Atari signs everywhere. But thankfully we also dont have robot Brion James running around on a murderous rampage! As to wether or not Id want to live in the fictional world of the movie under the assumption that Atari is still a global corporate presence... I really doubt it. Like many others here, I can only really think about Atari in the past tense. Nothing will ever be able to replace the many wonderful memories I have of growing up as an Atari kid, but thats what the brand is to me now, just a memory. And what a fantastic memory it is. But I do believe theres an alternate reality where the crash never happened and Atari is still vital and relevant and still producing amazing hardware and their magic never faded. Id love to visit this parallel timeline, but I dont think Id want to live there if it were in a dreary dystopian world like the Blade Runner universe. Although if 80s Sean Young was there waiting for me, Id have to seriously reconsider!

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  13. Their amazingly reliably, outside of the optical drive. They blink green/yellow when no video is plugged in, but it likely works if it does that much.

     

    Of the Xbox series, the first is by far my favorite, Microsoft was new to the game and threw a lot of carp at the wall just to see what sticks, and many amazing games showed up on here (and mysteriously disappeared from 360)

     

    Hope it works for you.

     

    Hmmm… I've never thrown carp against a wall before. Sounds like fun though! I can imagine them sliding down whimsically like a sticky toy octopus. LOL!

     

    As others have said, that blinking orange and green light will go away once the AV cable is inserted. As for games, the OG Xbox has some excellent exclusive titles like Mech Assault, Armed and Dangerous, Fable, Stubbs the Zombie, and of course Halo. It's a fairly cheap system to collect for, so building a decent collection won't break the bank.


  14. Thanks for the clarification. After revisiting the Halcyon Wikipedia page I can see where I got that idea in my head. It was originally CED based but was switched to laserdisc when the format died during development. So the Halcyons games would have been on CEDs had the format survived. I guess CED-based games just werent meant to be!

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