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Cobra Kai

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About Cobra Kai

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  • Birthday 03/20/1975

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  1. I had something rattling around inside my Trak-Ball unit for some years now, so I decided today to open it up and take a look. It turns out it was a piece of plastic from the underside part that you can wrap the cable around, one of the plastic prongs busted off at some point. Anyway, I learned a valuable lesson when taking this unit apart. -There are 5 Philips screws on the underside. Take those out first. -Next, hold the unit together and carefully flip it over to top-side up, the same as you would use it to play a game. <---Most important step! -Then carefully lift the top half off, exposing the Trak-Ball itself. From here you can examine the device and carefully remove the loose parts and do some cleaning, or whatever work you were planning. The important thing to know is that the Trak-Ball and the hardware it touches inside, are just in there loose, held in with gravity, so you do not want to take this unit apart upside down or the parts will fall out and possibly break! The rollers used inside are really cool I think, they look like Dremel saws, but they are extremely fragile, so handle them with great care if you want to clean them.
  2. Michael Fassbender kind of looks like Peter Cushing.

  3. So, I usually have about 5-6 game consoles hooked up at any given time. Eventually, one doesn't see much play for months, then I put it away and replace it with a different  console. Then, about 2 weeks later, I start craving to play the console that I just boxed up. It's true, you don't miss it until it's gone.

    1. masschamber


      makes sense, I personally have only 2 console hooked up at any time (7800 is always in, the other changes), but I have a dozen stored on a coffee table underneath my game table all ready to be swapped out the second I want something else.

    2. Rogerpoco


      I go with Masschambers style pretty much.

      At my "other haunt", I've been Peer Choice "Most Prolific" for three years running now, which to me means "does the most different things, *pretty well*", tho they don't quite define it that way(I think it's based on..."being entertaining/enthusiastic", lol.).

      I really only started playing the classic systems again about 5 years ago, but I have well over a couple dozen now.

      I'll get on one primary system, and kinda make a list of things I want to accomplish before "putting it up for a while", but in the meantime I'll occasionally distract myself with another system to break up the monotony.

      When I complete or give up on my goals(lol), I'll put the primary towards "the back of the line", pick a new primary, and keep cycling thru, eventually getting back to everything.

      Except NES. Christ, I can't score on that system. Really my "main" system, as far as becoming a "gamer"(I remember being "too young" for Atari, but others my Age were good, so I think I was just..."slow".), but it friggin hates me...

    3. bluejay


      I just have everything set up next to my 1702. But then again I don't have that much stuff to hook up. Only  VIC-20, 128, NES, SNES, and N64. I just plug in whatever I want to play whenever I want to play.

  4. Why does everyone keep caveating that they know Todd Rogers is the ultimate gamer and can destroy most games, even after admitting that 'tons' of his Twin Galaxies scores were illegitimate, faked, made up and lied about? I mean, I don't know the guy personally, but what gives him this magical aura that he's an utterly fantastic gamer behind all the fake scores? That doesn't make any sense. He sounds more like a Baron Munchausen to me.
  5. Looks interesting! I like the character designs.
  6. Just bought The Herculoids dvd set.

    1. SlidellMan


      I grew up on a lot of Wildey/Toth HB cartoons when I first started watching Cartoon Network. Both men, however, deserved to be paired with writers that were better than what HB, Ruby-Spears, etc. hired.

    2. GoldLeader


      The Classic!   I used to love that on Saturday mornings!  (I didn't even know or care that they were reruns in the 70's...)

  7. That link also says Defender lays claim to the first smart bomb. Maybe that's what it is then. I had the year wrong, 1980. (I said 1981)
  8. Definitely not Centipede. That doesn't even have the DDT found in Millipede.
  9. What do you think it is? Defender is the earliest I can think of, but at 1981, it seems like there would be other games before that with a screen-clearing weapon of some sort.
  10. Make sure to give some love to PacManPlus's 7800 version fellas.
  11. "Run From The Forest, Run" LOL. That is a goof on Forrest Gump right?
  12. Ned Flanders: “If it’s clear and yella, you’ve got juice there, fella; if it’s tangy and brown, you’re in cider town!”

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