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MrBlackCat

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  1. I predicted... right before I try to order one... glad to be wrong! MrBlackCat
  2. I feel the same... my solution is to pre-order what I wish, but them go to stores and buy with "a crowd of peers" and give one as a gift to another gamer. When Red Dead Redemption came out, and DooM etc, I was at the store anyway, in line with Cowboys and Space Marines respectively... Fun. MrBlackCat
  3. I was working and didn't anticipate there being any left by the time I arrived home... but my email came in at 3:01 CST... shortly before I arrived home, and I GOT ONE! EXCELLENT! Very unexpected! MrBlackCat edit: I got an immediate email from PayPal saying it had gone through.
  4. Galagon arrived a couple of days ago... finally got a chance to play it for a while this evening. Amazing work. So balanced for an Atari 2600 game. Never imagined seeing something with this much diversity on the Atari. This is the first current production game I have bought for the Atari... I plan to do this more often. This isn't just nostalgia overload talking, as this is a really high quality product in so many ways. I don't know what inspires Champ Games to do something like this, but I am very glad something does. MrBlackCat
  5. I ordered Galagon as soon as it was available, and Gorf will be my second purchase I think. This is unbelievable work. MrBlackCat
  6. Awesome! Type 2 Ordered... MrBlackCat
  7. Are these for sale along with the physical game at some point? MrBlackCat
  8. Awesome box art also... I am so buying this. MrBlackCat
  9. I am glad I don't have Steam, so I don't have to pay to stream games I already pay for on another service. How much per hour is it to play the build in 350 games? (JUST KIDDING!) From under my rock, I can't imaging enough people using the streaming service on this machine to even matter... most people that even get what that is are going to just do it a different way... what I am saying is that I see the streaming feature as rather obscure, as opposed to a selling point. This is unless I am way off in my perception of the target market. I just want an arcade cabinet starting point with "good" controls... beyond that, everything is "just features" like the pile of them I don't use on my cell phone either. I will be getting one of these cabinets unless something drastic surfaces... and I think this will be the norm. MrBlackCat
  10. Been playing the Atari a bit as I haven't in weeks... PacMan, E.T. Galaxian, Frogger... I don't play long honestly, but the idea of playing Galaga on this hardware is fascinating. I have always enjoyed arcade games ported to a system this "low end" as it is interesting what sacrifices are chosen to allow it. I will certainly be buying the physical form of this game when available. While I don't program for the Atari and have no idea how they actually work, I do work as a software engineer for some (non-gaming) systems... but still, having read all of this thread, and considering some of the methods described to get this running, I can compare what was done with original Atari programs and have a good idea of the inventiveness it took to get something like this running so well. Thank you guys again for doing this. Amazing job. MrBlackCat
  11. This thing just keeps getting better and better... I will SO be getting one of these as soon as they are available to purchase. MrBlackCat
  12. LOL! I would buy it. "But will it play Pong? Because that is the only game I have ever heard of... did I mention my obsession with Pong?" (sorry, that Fox business interview was just sad on multiple levels) Ok... I see your E.T. and raise you this... A game called T.P! No, I am not trolling of a game about Toilet Paper, though it might seem appropriate for the current state of Atari. I'm talking about Taco Pong! A game where the objective is to fill your Taco with the right ingredients in the right order... rather than paddles, you will have taco shells.. Rather than a ball, you will have randomly generated ingredients for your taco. Pressing fire turns your taco to the open side for a limited time which allows you to catch the current ingredient, otherwise it bounces off the back of the taco giving your opponent the chance to catch that ingredient. MrBlackCat (Ok, I have to admit I didn't think of this just now... I originally wrote this game on a Commodore Vic-20 in the mid 80's, but it still fits here. )
  13. I've never bought a Homebrew game for my systems before... so how long on average could/will it be before this makes it to a cartridge and or into a box? Just curious, as I will buy this as soon as there is a way for Champ Games to take my money... amazing. MrBlackCat
  14. Will both the smaller and larger versions be shown at this time, or only the "full size" version? MrBlackCat
  15. Yet another thread with direct access to my wallet... A REAL product... I am SO glad I didn't "pro-order" a AtacoBox... so sad is that situation for all those people... unless you like Taco Memes. This is really great to see... a project with heart in the right place. This will get my support day one. MrBlackCat
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