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Cobra Kai

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  1. Well that's a new one. I just had an update downloaded to my Sony television remote control. I have no idea what it consisted of, and am only left questioning why a remote control needs an update.

    1. Omega-TI

      Omega-TI

      If your remote has a sponsored service button it may have needed updating?

  2. Can Activision Decathlon be played with the Track & Field controller? I mean all of it...

  3. There's an effect on many arcade games when you score points, you'll get a small box with how many points you scored, let's say 3,000, and it'll be cycling a rainbow assortment of colors. I'm pretty sure Defender, Robotron, Joust, and Paperboy all have this effect. I'm having trouble finding a .gif to show you what I'm talking about. Jeff Minter used it to great effect in Llamatron and Revenge of the Mutant Camels as well. I would also like to add the 'starfield warp' effect found in Star Raiders, Battlesphere, Zero 5, and Tempest 2000. The graphical effect is impressive, but all these games add the outstanding sound effects that really give it a kicker.
  4. I think it was genuine, initially, but it turned into a troll with the dig at Wolfenstein 3D. The first game of its kind, a classic in every regard. If you want to feed the troll after that say: Do Computer Space next! Or, Do Super Mario Bros. next!
  5. "I'm gonna take you to the bank Senator Trent. To the Blood Bank" hahaha one of the worst one-liners ever. Guess the movie.

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    3. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      Surf Nazis Must Die

    4. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      Hard to Kill (Steven Seagal)

  6. Saving in the elevator is the only way to avoid ambush. Yeah, keeping the Jag on is technically the best route, but it seems very unhealthy for the Jag.
  7. Just in case someone hasn't figured this out, ALWAYS SAVE YOUR GAME INSIDE THE ELEVATOR WITH THE DOOR CLOSED.
  8. Turn them in to the Atari Age store for store credit.
  9. Watching F.I.S.T right now. This is definitely a lesser known Sylvester Stallone flick, but really good.

  10. Lee Van Cleef is so epic. I'm torn though, is he more or less awesome for wearing the exact same outfit in every spaghetti western? He wears a black duster with a shoulder cape. Almost every spaghetti!

    1. x=usr(1536)

      x=usr(1536)

      True, but he broke with both the role and outfits in Escape From New York, though his shirt remained black...

  11. Shamefully, I don't come into the 2600 forum very often, even though I have over 300 unique carts for it. I'm glad I came in here today, thanks for the cool article. I figured Donkey Kong was limited because of RAM limits, but he also says he had 3 months to get it done, so that would reduce time to optimize. Although, overall Mr. Kitchen seems pleased with the results of his game, don't you guys think?
  12. It's not a run and gun FPS, it's a role playing simulation/survival horror. AvP is a one-of-a-kind. And, it's not too big, what are you people pissing about? I don't see what's so confusing. You check doors, it says Need Keycard X, you explore and find Keycard X, run back to locked doors and there you go. Progress! Repeat. Win game. If you read the in-game computer files you can get hints about where the keycards are located.
  13. The eye doctor told me to not consider  corrective laser surgery until after my eyes change to needing bifocals. He said if you do it before, at my age (45), you could need it again in 6 months. Makes sense. 

    1. john_q_atari

      john_q_atari

      After growing up wearing glasses, and now wearing soft contacts for decades, I can't ever see myself going the surgery route.

    2. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      My wife's uncle is a prominent ophthalmologist who still practices at age 83 and has like 55 years experience. When I first met him in 2014, I saw that he wears glasses, and I asked if he recommends corrective surgery.  He replied that he'd never get it and never recommends it because things can go wrong. Some people experience horrible pain the rest of their lives after getting it done. Of course this is just the advice of ONE eye doc -- admittedly at the end of his career.  But he's the smartest person in my family. He graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Physics and went to medical school.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I had RK done in, lessee '95.  That's Knives not Lasers.  It was Fantastic!,...Lasted for decades too, but eventually my eyesight went down a bit on its own and I wear glasses (minor "progressives").  I asked about LASIK to correct a mild astigmatism in one eye but the doc said it was too minor to worry about...

  14. 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.
  15. Michael Fassbender kind of looks like Peter Cushing.

  16. 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

      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

      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

      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.

  17. 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.
  18. Looks interesting! I like the character designs.
  19. Just bought The Herculoids dvd set.

    1. SlidellMan

      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

      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...)

  20. 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)
  21. Definitely not Centipede. That doesn't even have the DDT found in Millipede.
  22. 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.
  23. Make sure to give some love to PacManPlus's 7800 version fellas.
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