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About Raticon

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  • Birthday 09/06/1987

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    The ball in PONG
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    Atari 2600
    Commodore 64
    ZX Spectrum Vega
    Atari Jaguar
    And of course, PC.
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    Gran Turismo 7... Whenever it comes out.
    Jaguar games... Whenever i can find some.
    VR games... Whenever i can afford the headset.

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  1. I saw that the pigeon is named "Yuji Pigeon". Isn't that a bit too close to "Fuji Pigeon" to be a coincidence?
  2. Thank you. That one flew over my head. Yes I do like hard hat. Some good competition in there if you are playing with a friend.
  3. Tommy, could you enlighten someone like me who's incredibly out of the loop on which games from the Intellivision Flashback that you still have the rights to and which might see a revived version? I am extremely partial to B17 Bomber, Crown of Kings, Hard Hat, Shark Shark, Snafu and Thin Ice. 😎
  4. Being able to play Battlezone is the only reason my Flashback 4 is around the house. I got the Flashback 8 Gold for the rest of the gems and I think it's great, but since they figured out that they couldn't keep Battlezone past the 4th iteration...
  5. Tommy sure is everything that NewTari isn't. Open, honest, humble, communicative and enthusiastic.
  6. Amazing progress! Besides owning and playing a Flashback Intellivision I have had no experience from the Inty before, but your enthusiasm and openness of development has made me a fan of yours. I'm looking forward to see some games in action. I wish you all the luck and success you can handle.
  7. While Atari is surely showing off their bomb-diggety stuff at E3 and making all kind of success I decided to take a look at their stock now that they are registered here in Sweden. A whopping 3.80 SEK per stock as it stands now, which is about 0.40 USD if my math isn't bonkers, down from about 4.4 SEK when they registered here, which is about 0.46 to 0.47-ish USD. Extra research effort: As we don't have Taco Bell here as far as I know I decided to take a look at what 3.80 SEK buys me at the closest "Taco Bar", a taco chain we have here. A "Soft Taco Regular" which is 3 tacos and some nachos, salsa and guacamole will set you back 94 SEK. That means that one Atari stock will get you about 1/25th of that serving. Btw I love the new forum update. EDIT: Got the numbers wrong. They registered at 4.4 sek, not 3.98. That is just the highest today. Down from 3.98 to 3.8 today.
  8. This RPG should be the AtacoBox launch exclusive.
  9. Meanwhile over at Reddit, 351 followers sit in the blasted wasteland called the AtariVCS subreddit and wait patiently for... well... something? EDIT: Here is the obligatory screenshot of the misery, with the latest 4 posts visible. If you close your eyes and touch the picture you can feel the desperation.
  10. Just popping in to see if anything has changed. Apparently not. Oh good old Mike Kennedy. My take is that MK started out with honest, if impossible and delusional, intentions. He then discovered that hardware is hard and expensive and talk was cheap, and that horrible combination made him ultimately transition to pure con artist as he desperately needed $$$ to get him out from the mountains of promises and "simple as that!"'s Atari SA is different in the way that MK spoke too much and promised everyone the moon. ASA doesn't speak at all, and that makes their intentions more enigmatic, but I am all for the theory that I first read here that they are looking to prop up the brand then sell it all for top dollars and then retire in luxury in Taco-land. It is so poetic in its misery. Mike was chasing the pixeldragon to find Retroland, but failed and didn't even get a Taco. Atari SA is pretending to be from Retroland, but will end up in Taco-land.
  11. Oh and don't forget all the more or less ridiculous stuff that followed in the wake of CD. Sure, dial up services existed before but now most of the console makers tried some variety of rudimentary internet service. Movies was released for them in absolutely horrible quality. We got digital photo collections in pixelfest quality, and even encyclopedias and the Bible released on CD for some systems. Yeah I imagine living through it was horrible.
  12. This. When floppies proved unfeasible for consoles and the leap from carts to CD had been made things went so goddamn fast it was unbelievable. I took us a decade to go from Pong to NES, and what? 2 years or something to get from the first CD based systems to Sony stepping in and stomping everyoneflat with PlayStation. I for one feel that the 3DO, CD32, Cd-i, Jag & Sega CD and others of its ilk was made obsolete almost the instant they hit the market, and being among the first of their kind they had to make all the bad experiments and choices that made them age really poorly mainly in the software department. Those super-blocky 3D graphics and the blurry pixelfest that was their "full motion video" isnt something i remember fondly.
  13. The early CD-age of consoles is technologically interesting, but a big disappointment in the software department generally. CDs was so damn dirt cheap to press so any schmuch could make games for it. It's more than 1983 levels of shit software that hit the games back then. New tech + cheap software means a lot of companies that didn't have any business dealing with consoles or software to enter the market and not know what to do. Ugh... and the droves of "edutainment" games. Seems like every company had some belief that the kids wanted to learn stuff on their systems, not have fun.
  14. Neither am I happy that you lost your money, but it is expected to lose money on stocks if one acts in the way you did. Stock markets are hard to predict, especially with companies that flat out refuse to communicate anything and considering you wore the most rose tinted glasses too and refused to see the red flags. It didn't help. I sure hope they eventually deliver something to the backers, as I don't want people to have thrown out their cash and lost it for nothing. On the other hand it's high time people learn to stop shuffling money to the first best snake-oil salesmen they come across. As far as the company Atari/Infogrames concern I have no sympathy at all. They can bankrupt for all I care, I hope that their ip transfers to someone who actually cares about it.
  15. They have some of the worst people you can have answering peoples questions and concerns on social media and on the campaign itself. I can't believe they have raised 2.912.700 dollars with their attitude. I sometime think it's our friend M.K all over again with the same pattern doing the answering: 1. Promise people that the system will do (almost) everything they want. 2. Call all sceptics and negative people "trolls" "haters" and "conspiracy theorists", even journalists. 3. Go to complete silence after a week or 2. Granted, about 20.000 $ or more of pledges have disappeared in a few days time, and I understand why when they treat people like crap.
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