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  1. Good evening: Found this interesting article, enjoy: Synthesis Automatic Mouth on the Atari 2600 https://hackaday.com/2020/08/27/38-years-later-the-atari-2600-learns-to-speak/ D.
  2. Stalking should be made a capital crime, another woman almost got caught in the stalker hands. https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/17/us/sonya-deville-wwe-attempted-kidnapping-trnd/index.html
  3. Good evening: This is a story featured in Wired about misoginy in the retro gaming scene; putting Rudy Ferretti at the center of a decade long savage stalking, harrasment, defamation campaign of fellow gamers specially women. But behind these actions there were people that used Ferretti for their own agendas. https://www.wired.com/story/retro-gaming-violent-tragedy-rudy-ferretti/#intcid=_wired-homepage-right-rail_e178d6a1-8c29-4d5b-8895-0d3cfe92a6ab_popular4-1
  4. The yellow one I have Mr. Bill, I'll buy the orange one, no sweat. I will have to wait a while though , this pandemic has been a drag. I hope it goes its course and doesn't kill more people. Regards D.
  5. I didn't know this Rudy Ferretti nor did I have any interaction with him. But from what I'm reading here I have a word for what he was: a narcissist and a sociopath, last and foremost he was a big coward. People that use the Internet to harass other people are cowards with an inferiority complex in the mix. Regarding this type of person having mental issues, nobody can force them into therapy or mental treatment; this Rudy was an adult. RIP Ms. Amy Molter I'm sorry for her children and family D.
  6. From Reddit r/cade djtanng1y Namco Flashback Blast Pacman "v3.0" First off, sorry if this doesn't belong in this sub. I just wanted to shed some light on this subject. As some of you may already know, AtGames released an hdmi stick called Blast last fall that you plug into your TV and play arcade games with the included controller. The big controversy surrounding it when it launched was that they sent good ones out to the reviewers before it came out, and the units consumers got in the end was an inferior version with nes rom versions of the games instead of the arcade versions that the reviewers got. Basically a bait and switch. Well, I bought one from Walmart the other day and it had the actual arcade versions on it and in the main menu it shows "wd3306w v3.0". AtGame's Q&A section of their website says: We plan to make incremental version changes as we continue production including introducing the arcade version. It doesn't give any more info about it. I'm hoping they could release a firmware update that can transform the old units into the new version v3.0 for all the people that felt cheated when they first got it when it launched last fall. A quick google search couldn't find me any info about the software versions for Namco Flashback Blast Pacman, nor could I find any info about updating existing units that are stuck with the crummy nes rom versions. An update exists, because I have it on mine. v3.0. Does anyone on here know anything more about this? If you have one, what batch code is on your box? EDIT: For further investigation, I purchased another one off Amazon and got the one with the non-arcade nes roms. It was only about $7, so I said what the hell. Here's what I learned: The bad one's with the nes roms don't have any version info at all in the menus, like "v1.0" or anything. However, the outer box says "Batch Code: H10710" on the bottom side. The good one with the real arcade versions I got from Walmart says "Batch Code: D10707". Both boxes are near identical, so I hope this info helps anyone thinking about purchasing one of these in the future. PS: I should also note that all Walmart versions, new and old, have Pac-Mania as one of the 8 games instead of The Tower of Druaga, which every other store got. I'm not sure how or if this affects the batch code on the box.
  7. Good evening I got the one with 8 games (no Tower of Druaga nor New Rally X) the box is yellow as is the dongle, the controller is the same as other Blast! mini consoles. The batch code is: D10707 Have a nice day D.
  8. delmero

    RetroN 77

    I think by comparing the serial number they have, I read of somebody here that did that.
  9. An Atari VCS Toaster? Now you made my day
  10. Mmmm maybe, my partner has a standalone PacMan portable that you can see alright, and yes I saw Pacman circa 1981 in a B&W TV it looked great. I'll give it another look, and I'm not returning the portable.
  11. To the point of being unplayable? it's one of the games that's built-in on the console.
  12. Bought an used Atari portable deluxe and PacMan flickers are ugly I haven't modified the unit in any way. Please help Delmero
  13. Just got mine yesterday 😀 Thanks to @batari and Fred. I saw Fred's name in other posts so thanks to him too.
  14. Ordered my Harmomy cart today 😁 thank you @batari Keep it up we need Harmony carts in our lives. Good morning to all delmero
  15. William Shatner in an episode of the Twilight Zone (ominous music plays)
  16. Thanks for the offer Mr. Bill, I won't trade my Atari Flashback 9 but this would be nice to put on AtGames website if anybody wants to trade 😁😀
  17. I bought an Atari Flashback 9 and well for the paddle games I have an Atari 2600 4 switcher and an Atari 2600 light sixer. I'm not an electronics welder and not likely to go to trade school or college to study that. I spent the majority of my young adult life at college studying natural sciences and programming (no I'm not a game dev) Just my two cents
  18. Ataribollocks? Is that the SDK promised by Atari?
  19. I would like to know if they get good money for doing that. Seriously it's about a console and games we love; the old Atari and PacMan a four switcher that when I seen it fell hard for video games.
  20. I mean a troll or hater basement? I tell you this basement belongs to a fan that loves arcades and pinballs machines. I loved those when I was young but I couldn't use my lunch money on them, saw many kids do that in the PacMan behemoth arcade machine.
  21. Yes, anyone tagged can untag themselves on Facebook
  22. Any idea over the price? I'm on a tight budget but definitely will buy, I'll begin to put money on my piggy bank. Had to buy a car because my pick up transmission gave up, that eats up a good chunk of my paycheck. Thanks
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