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About cessnaace

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    Star Raider
  • Birthday 03/24/1958

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    Jacksonville, FL, USA
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    Gaming, especially Retro. I own over 30 gaming systems. Oh, and Pinball. I love pinball!
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    Draconian, Go Fish!
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    Something for my Atari 7800 ProSystem. Could be a game for the 2600, or the 7800. Or maybe something for one of my other systems. Who knows?

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  1. Not many games this time around, in fact just 2. Both were purchased here at AtariAge. My latest order contained the following ... Froggie (7800) Tooth Protectors (2600) Seagull 78 Controller Adapter With Froggie I ordered the version without the POKEY chip, but I believe it supports XM sound. Not quite sure what that is, but I suspect it refers to supporting a 7800 Mod which replicates POKEY sound. I got the Box Upgrade. I usually do when it's an available option. Tooth Protectors is obviously a Custom Reproduction. This game requires the Melody board. The label artwork is fantastic. When I placed my order for the Seagull 78 Controller Adapter I believe that I got the last one in stock (currently). Allows a Sega Genesis Game Pad to work with games for the 7800 that require 2 action buttons.
  2. Atari 2600 @Good Deal Games 2nd Dimension, The Atom Smasher (Case; #73 of 100) Clyde's Revenge Nintendo Entertainment System @RetroUSB Assimilate (Boxed) Beat 'Em and Eat 'Em More Glider (Boxed) Solaris (Boxed) AtariAge has also shipped an order, which should arrive shortly. While the Good Deal Games store is currently closed technically, they are still excepting, processing, and shipping orders. The store should be officially open by the end of July. Michael has added additional items in which discounts are available when the buyer mentions cessnaace in the comments field when placing an order. Here are the available cessnaace offers: Book Downright Bizarre Games: Video Games That Crossed The Line by Michael Thomasson $10 off on the purchase of either the Softcover or Hardcover edition. Game Pit-Fighter Atari 7800 Prototype (unfinished) $5 discount Magazines 1 FREE with every 2 purchased.
  3. cessnaace

    NES Homebrews

    OK, this isn't Atari related, so sue me (please don't do that). I was recently at RetroUSB's site and noticed that quite a few NES homebrews had been added since my last visit several years ago, and these newer titles are being sold at a discounted price. $10 off each on many of their titles. The newer releases seem to use donor carts, unlike their older titles that use new carts. The only explanation that I can come up with is perhaps the releases using donor cartridges were not actually produced by them. I don't really know though. Most of the games where I indicated ordered have been discounted (but not all). The 8 Bit XMAS carts come/came in a clear shell, with blinking Christmas lights, a personalized message, holiday music, and in some cases a mini-game. Games In Stock 2-in-1 Geminim/Siamond own 8 Bit XMAS 2017 Assimilate ordered Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril (ver. 1.100) own Battle Kid 2: Mountain of Torment own Beat Em' & Eat 'Em ordered Chuckout 2 own Homebrew World Championship 2012 own Mystic Pillars own Power Coloring Quadralords ordered Solaris ordered Study Hall own Super NESnake 2 own Twelve Seconds Games Discontinued 8 Bit XMAS 2008 8 Bit XMAS 2009 8 Bit XMAS 2010 8 Bit XMAS 2011 8 Bit XMAS 2012 8 Bit XMAS 2013 8 Bit XMAS 2014 8 Bit XMAS 2015 8 Bit XMAS 2016 8 Bit XMAS 2018 Airball own Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril (ver. 1.000) own Chunckout 2 Japanese Larry and the Long Look For a Luscious Lover own Mad Wizard own Mike Tyson's Intergalctic Power Punch own Nomolos: Storming the Catsle own Rise of Amondus Sneak n Peek Sudoku 2007 Tic-Tac XO Ultimate Frogger Champion own Vs. Castlevania Vs. Duck Hunt Vs. Excitebike Vs. Super Mario Bros. https://www.retrousb.com/
  4. Recently while exchanging emails with Michael Thomasson of Good Deal Games I expressed an interest in buying two games for the 7800, both of which were listed on the GDG site as SOLD OUT. Michael told me that he'd go through his Trade Show boxes, in hopes that he'd find additional copies. Well, he did. Both games are shooters, and were being developed by Tynesoft, However, they were both cancelled prior to being completed. When the protos for both games were discovered in 2008 by Curt Vendel they were unfinished and quite buggy. Both games were finished and given the polish that they deserved by Robert DeCrescenzo, Mitchell Orman, and Eckhard Stolberg. Both will now run on a stock 7800 console, NTSC and PAL. Plutos $44.75 Baz Daniels Youtube Play Video Sirius $44.75 The No Swear Gamer Review Video I subscribe to both channels. Hopefully they won't mind me using their videos. Whenever I use someone else's video for a Patreon post I ask for their permission first. But this isn't Patreon. The only exception that I make to this rule is when I promote another Youtube channel on Patreon; I make those posts Public. Besides, I post Patron Only exclusive content at least once each day. Last-night I made 2 exclusive posts. If you have a Youtube channel, please leave a comment if you don't wish for me to promote your channel. Or, if you do. Patreon/Cessnaace Last-night I also received an email from CollectorVision concerning the 3 recently released games that they are offering for the ColecoVision. While I attempted to post this last-night (along with the info on the two 7800 games) here in my AtariAge blog, that blog entry failed to publish, so I'm giving it another try here. I did post about it last-night at Patreon/Cessnaace. I'm just going to copy and paste from the CollectorVision email, but I'll have to add the prices as they weren't in the main body of the email. Jet Ready $65 Featuring: Brand New Game! Amazing Graphics Great Sounds Addictive game! 8 different levels. LIMITED NUMBERS The contains: Box Game Cartridge Instruction Manual Hustle Chumy $60 Featuring: Great Graphics Great Sounds Addictive game! SG-1000 Conversion LIMITED NUMBERS The contains: Box Game Cartridge Instruction Manual Jawbreaker 1 & 2 $55 Featuring: 2 games in 1 Cool Graphics Great Sounds Addictive game! MSX Conversion The contains: Box Game Cartridge Instruction Manual I really would like to purchase these three games, however I do not as yet own a ColecoVision (I really want one though). Recently, I conducted a poll in the Community section of my cessnaace Youtube channel, where I asked my subscribers to vote on which retro console should be my next (retro) console purchase. The choices were Intellivision, ColecoVision, and Atari XE GS. By a wide margin the XE GS received the most votes. So I'm saving up for one (and for a Switch). Plus, I also really want carts of Plutos and Sirius, and I DO own a 7800. Oh, and I do own Hustle Chumy for the SG-1000. Even though it rarely results in any, I'm again asking for comments. If anything it provides me with some feedback.
  5. I know how it feels, believe me. Have a good rest. In the meantime I am following your blog, and I will continue to do so. Sorry I haven't been commenting. I'll try to do a better job. For the record I am interested in all electronic games, including those played on PC.
  6. I'm letting you know ahead of time what these discounts are for, but in all fairness to Michael Thomasson (of GDG) you'll need to watch my video on how to get the discounts. I ordered the items in question. After paying for them he offered to give the viewers of this video a discount on some of the merchandise. You must follow the directions of the video to get the discounts. Items Ordered Michael's book "Downright Bizarre Games: Video Games that Crossed the Line" Hardcover Edition. "Super Cobra" (7800) Hack of Bob Decrescenzo's 2012 "Scramble" for the 7800. Only 50 copies made available for sale. $39.75 "Pit-Fighter" (7800) Unfinished, but playable prototype. Currently on sale for $29.99 (regularly $36.75). Discounts (if you watch the video) $10 off on either edition of the book Additional $5 off on "Pit-Fighter" so $24.99 after watching the video Good Deal Games Unpacking Video (Discount Info) Michael offered to do this for me without my asking, although I did tell him that I was planning to show them when they arrived, plus do a Review Video. Also, he offered me discounts on these 2 items (just to be totally upfront about all this). Good Deal Games Home Page It's like I said in a previous blog entry, the homebrew and retro gaming community is made up of truly awesome people. Thanks Michael for all that you do. This sentiment applies to everyone here at AtariAge as well. 🥰
  7. I've now shared this info on Twitter, Face Book, and at Patreon/Cessnaace (as a Public post).

     

    Major Changes To AtariAge Forums

     

    Mark

  8. See here ... http://atariage.com/forums/blog/760/entry-15975-super-cobra-hack-for-atari-7800-is-available-at-gdg/
  9. This is currently available at Good Deal Games. Limited to 50 copies. I've ordered mine! http://www.gooddealgames.com/inventory/Atari%207800.html
  10. From reading the forums it appears that this version of Super Cobra has been offered before by Good Deal Games. Well, it's currently listed as being available at GDG, Limited to 50 copies, listed price is $39.95. I've ordered a copy. Michael always does a great job with the packing, so I'm really looking forward to it. I've seen a play video on Youtube, but the display acted wonky. For the record, my copy of Scramble for the 7800 displays the same way, but only when I had a Sega Genesis Game Pad hooked up. It's fine with a 7800 controller, which gives me hope for this hack of Scramble. YOUTUBE VIDEO petsajim1
  11. Al, I received the confirmation email on the Scramble that you just sent me. Thanks again! I greatly appreciate it. As mentioned in my email I will do an unboxing video when it arrives. Thanks again! Mark
  12. People in the Homebrew, retro gaming community are amazing people. Friendly and very generous. I had recently ordered the game Draconian with the Box Upgrade, but the box had been inadvertently overlooked and so was missing from the order. Al shipped me the box, which I received in 2 days, but he included a bonus. He could have simply inserted a thin bloc of Styrofoam to protect the box, as he shipped it to me in a sturdy box to begin with, and I would have been happy as a clam. But what he actually placed inside the box was a Custom Reproduction of the Atari 2600 game Air Raid. Sticking with Al and AtariAge for the moment, my last package from them combined the games making up 3 orders. However, I was sent the 2600 port of Scramble by Champ Games by mistake, as I had ordered the 7800 port by Robert DeCrescenzo. Yes, I know Robert worked on the sound for the 2600 Champ Games port, but I wanted to first see what Robert DeCrescenzo had come up with for the 7800 before ordering the Champ Games port. I did send Alpert a PM concerning this several days ago (May 29th), but he hasn't as yet sent me a reply. I feel that I owe AtariAge an additional $5, as the 2600 version goes for $5 more than the 7800 version, and I DO plan on ordering the 7800 port. Maybe he's just been too busy to get back to me. John W. Champeau, and Nathan Strum have always answered whatever questions that I've put to them, which is cool. I started to post a link to my Youtube video showing the games that I recently received from AtariAge, but then I remembered that I already did that in a previous Blog entry. I recently received an order placed with Good Deal Games. While they offer some games that AtariAge also offers, I only purchase titles from GDG not offered by AtariAge. I must admit, however, that Michael of GDG went beyond the call of duty with this order. Atari 2600 Asteroid Rescue ($24.75) Bomb On Pixel City ($27.75) Kung-Fu Combat ($24.75) Depth Charge ($29.75; Case) Asteroid Rescue was programmed by Ross Adkin and carries a Copyright date of 2018. Depth Charge carries a Copyright date of 2010 by Video Soft. What GDG sent me was a Limited Edition, #51 of 100. Kung-Fu Combat was programmed by Edward Smith and carries a Copyright date of 2019. Michael shipped this to me in advance of my actually paying for it, as it hadn't actually been released when I ordered it. It was released at the GORGS Trade Show this past weekend. In addition to shipping everything Priority, he charged me nothing for shipping. What it cost HIM was $10.40. He also added an unexpected bonus. A Disney/Square Enix Kingdom Hearts banner, sealed. I unsealed it of course. MY CESSNAACE YOUTUBE UNPACKING GDG UNPACKING VIDEO I recently listed all of the Atari homebrews and Custom Reproductions that I own in my collection at Patreon/Cessnaace. Counting each game included on Multi-carts as separate games, the total came to 91 games, although as I write this I realize that I only counted Phantom II as one game, even though the cartridge also includes the game Pirate. So 92. Plus 4 more, that's 96. Closing in on 100. https://www.patreon.com/Cessnaace
  13. In this video, just uploaded to Youtube, I show over $500 worth of Atari Homebrew gaming goodness for the 2600 VCS, 7800 ProSystem, and Jaguar. Even so I missed some, so I'll need to do another video. Technically some of these games are Homebrew ports of Arcade games, but there are many that are totally original as well. Most were purchased from Atari Age. I purposely left out the Custom Reproductions that I have ordered, as I'm saving them for an upcoming video. While the above video was uploading, I discovered that I now have a second supporter on Patreon. Supporters get exclusive content, which I plan on expanding what I offer as I go along. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=11084981
  14. Well, I'm fully back, with a new Web Cam and a Blue Snowball ICE Microphone. I decided to cover Draconian, and the extra bit I found from Al in the box.
  15. I hope you like the updated version of my review. I credited the additional information to SpiceWare. I look forward to your next game.
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