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Jess Ragan

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  1. Mods: "NO POLITICS ON ATARIAGE!" (guy comes in with a confederate flag and "don't tread on me" snake avatar, two symbols of right wing aggression) "Uh, we didn't see nothin'."

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    2. The Usotsuki

      The Usotsuki

      Welp, that escalated quickly.

    3. RamrodHare


      The guy did absolutely nothing to you. He hasn't said a cross word to anyone,yet you decided to try and stir something up because you have an issue with his avatar. Seems to me, this status update is breaking the rules, since it's basically a political "discussion".

    4. jaybird3rd


      ^ The status updates aren't the right place for this in any case. Locking now.

  2. Gosh, these are good prices. I would have picked up your Dreamcast if I had known about it two months earlier. (I'm, uh, set on DC stuff now.)
  3. Oh no, the first hour of Kingdom Hearts II! "Blah blah blah, blah blah blah..."
  4. Microsoft did the same thing with Rare Replay. All of the NES games have had their references to Nintendo scrubbed out.
  5. I'm running Ubuntu on my desktop right now. I'm moving the IMG file over to the SD card but I'm not able to put it in the root folder... it simply will not allow me. For now I'm sticking it in with the ROMs; hopefully it can be moved to the correct place later.
  6. Lakka is working on an SD card. If I pull it out the system should boot with the original operating system. I could double check, though. Also, I don't really know how to "dd" anything. I presume that once I'm running Lakka on the Super Retro-Cade I can run Linux commands on it with a USB keyboard. I'm just not sure how to access the command line. There's a lot I don't really know, so yeah, I think I'm going to need more information. For instance, where would I put the IMG file on the SD card? Straight on the root? I can boot my PCs into Linux with a boot disc... I just burned a fresh copy of Ubuntu, so I should be set there.
  7. The download works now... I just need to figure out how to get that file installed on my Super Retro-Cade. Evidently I must have already installed Lakka on it, because that's what comes up when I boot it. Man, it's been so long since I used this crazy thing...
  8. The pinouts for the 2600 and Odyssey2 are different, but not complicated at all. Everything is pretty much straight wire to wire. If you were inclined to solder in joystick ports that would make your Odyssey2 compatible with 2600 joysticks, you could do that... and I'm sure you could make an Odyssey2 joystick compatible with the 2600 if you wanted. AtariAge user "Grips03" has pinouts for both systems if it helps... http://atariage.com/forums/topic/259124-using-atari-joysticks-on-the-odyssey-2/?p=3643678 Personally, I always liked the "looseness" of an Odyssey2 controller. Everything from that era felt so stiff and took so much force to actuate, but the Odyssey2 joystick is a rare exception to that rule. The square flush action button I didn't like so much, but eh, you can't have it all.
  9. I can't seem to download the image in that link. I get maybe through a gig, then the download stops, and my computer complains about a network error. Any ideas? Someone should move this to a location where it can be more easily downloaded.
  10. All I know is that I'm not paying sixty more dollars for a damn firmware update. Who do they think they are, Apple?
  11. It just seems kind of pointless. Once you finish a stage, you're taken to an "interlude," and you can select one of the game's four stages, even if you've already beaten them. Shouldn't the goal be finishing all four stages? What if you accidentally bounce the ball into a stage you've already visited? Shouldn't completed stages be grayed out, or not shown at all? Where's the sense of progression?
  12. April Fool's or not, I'd love to have a Dreamcast version of this. It'd give my GDEMU something to do.
  13. Crossing my fingers that this Sega Genesis Mini will be good. Not barely acceptable, but GOOD. https://kiblitzing.blogspot.com/2019/03/genesis-done-right.html

    1. save2600


      Ecco, the boring-ass dolphin. lol


      Cool, another mini system to add to the collection!

    2. GoldLeader


      @save2600 I laughed at that too! ...Although I used to enjoy that game, ...Never found it boring...Funny comment though.

  14. You got my attention with "Neo-Geo Pocket Color." How much for that one, and how much work will it take to install it?
  15. https://kiblitzing.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-game-with-no-name.html Today I learned that the Master System wasn't always the Master System, but simply, "The Sega System." Hey, everyone always referred to game consoles by their manufacturers in those days anyway.
    1. jaybird3rd


      Speaking of which ... have you played Atari today?

    2. phoenixdownita


      "flowchart on the case" ... LOL.

      I own 3 SMS and it is not bad for an 8bit, but yeah ... flow chart ....

    3. Zoyous


      There are some inconsistencies in the naming convention for the system. Promotional materials often just said "The Sega System" as you mentioned, while the surface of the console says Sega Master System/Power Base. But the system's BIOS startup screen does say Sega Master System, so to me that's definitive.

  16. It's good that these aren't getting landfilled. I am up to my gills in displays at the moment but I congratulate you for what you're doing.
  17. I believe that wireless signal receiver can be replaced with an SD card slot, but of course your system has to be hacked in order to use it. Neither of my Vitae are 3G, so I just use a cartridge slot adapter for one of them, and the (stupidly expensive, cough) proprietary memory card for the other. Tsk tsk, Sony. My first system can hold a charge on standby, but goes through its battery pretty quickly while I'm using it. The battery is probably going to have to be replaced eventually, and I'm not looking forward to that.
  18. Generally speaking I'm not in love with the software on the TI 99/4A. It has a stiff feel which is made worse by those horrendous controllers. The Attack is a cool idea in theory, with seemingly harmless spores coming together to form ravenous monsters. You could really run with an idea like that, but after you play this, you might consider running in the opposite direction. Same deal with Chisholm Trail... it's an interesting concept undone by stiff control and unclear objectives. "What the hell do you do?" is never a question you want to ask in a video game, and you definitely don't want that confusion in an arcade-style game that's supposed to be pick up and play. This is more like "pick up and scratch your head for a while."
  19. https://kiblitzing.blogspot.com/2019/03/sho-and-tell.html I've got high hopes for this new Samurai Shodown. Don't let me down, SNK!
  20. That X12... yikes. Even the Dreamcast runs Neo-Geo emulators better, and that's like twenty years old! I'd recommend a PSP instead, but thanks to collector's fever, you can't really get one of those for thirty-seven dollars anymore.
  21. You can't say Shinoken is terrible, but I sure can! Here's my review. http://www.lakupo.com/grblitz/saturn%20shinoken.htm
  22. Lucasfilm Games is fine and all, but Disney's gaming subsidiary won't be complete until they bring back these guys...
  23. https://kiblitzing.blogspot.com/2019/03/extra-dreamy.html Here now for your reading pleasure (I hope) are brief looks at eight different Dreamcast games.
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