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Unbeliever

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About Unbeliever

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    Stargunner
  • Birthday 09/06/1966

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    One bite from my pretties, and you'll explode!
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Plainfield, NH, USA
  • Interests
    Arcade games, Atari 2600, Indie Games
  • Currently Playing
    Space Crew
  • Playing Next
    Elite: Dangerous (gotta get back into this game. Stepped away for a bit).

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  1. Wow. I've been on this site (and around this site) for almost 20 years. Now THAT's staying power!

    1. save2600

      save2600

      That's Unbelieverble!

    2. PacManPlus

      PacManPlus

      Me Too!  Next year for me is 20 years. :)

      Congrats!

    3. Unbeliever

      Unbeliever

      @PacManPlus Thanks! Same to you. 

  2. I agree. The artwork is still incredible to this day. It fired my imagination as I played the games and read the manuals (manuals you say? Wow...real manuals inside the box!). I even leave the game on in it's attract mode if it has one just to enjoy the nostalgia even more.
  3. Ah, the dimly lit, smoke-filled arcades of my youth. Terrible places, all of them........ Which I frequented quite a bit to play AND watch others play my favorite arcades games. Then moving to my home, the Atari 2600 became a staple but NOT a centerpiece in my life. I still had things I had to do in the outside world of video games, but the Atari was always there, waiting, for me to take a minute or two to play a game. I have a house, yard, animals, a full-time job, and responsibilities. You know what? I manage all of that and still find time to have "fun".
  4. I still have my Atari 2600 set up, with all my favorite games nearby to play at a moment's notice. Besides the nostalgia factor, Atari has always been a part of my life for the last 30 plus years. I grew up with the Atari 2600 in my house, and it was my very first experience playing interchangeable games on a television. I couldn't bear to part with it now, and the fact that I appreciate it more as the years roll by make it ideal for me. I played this morning, actually, a few rounds of Phoenix and Ms. Pacman and you know what? I still had time to get ready for work! Couldn't do that with my Xbox One and games like Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen, or Diablo III. There's no one that I know of the younger generation that would even consider playing Atari 2600 today, as it's just not in depth enough for them to latch onto. "What do you mean it's not online?" is a common question and incredulous notion for the kids. I just smile knowingly and enjoy the nostalgia all to myself. Except you folks, however, who can certainly relate.
  5. My Atari 2600 called to me last night, and I answered...

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I suddenly want to know more...What did ya play?  Ms. Pacman?  Pitfall?  Demon Attack?

    2. Unbeliever

      Unbeliever

      I answered with some rousing games of Ms. Pacman, and several exciting rounds of Missile Command...then topped the evening off with Phoenix. It was a good night...

  6. Been playing Space Crew a lot lately, purely discovered it by chance. Also began (again) Diablo III and some classic arcade gaming on my Xbox One. Stoked that the Diablo II remake is coming, plus looking forward to Diablo IV when it eventually arrives. Other games I was playing have dropped by the wayside for now. My interest changes almost daily, it seems.
  7. Back into Diablo III again, most likely due to the remake of Diablo II coming out and Diablo IV on the horizon. 

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    2. Unbeliever

      Unbeliever

      Well, Diablo III would be considered "simple" I suppose, from what I've read. Treading into battle seems like you take very little damage and kill everything that moves. I'm not sure if others have had this experience, but last night when I played (on normal), it seemed harder. Maybe the last update balanced this more? It feels more in line with Diablo II now versus what it was a few months ago. I was actually having a struggle taking down some enemies, even "normal" ones. I was ecstatic about it, actually! :D Maybe it was my imagination, but it played more like Diablo II. 

    3. derFunkenstein

      derFunkenstein

      @Unbeliever there is literally no cap on difficulty level, so you can certainly take a ton of damage. At higher levels, my Demon Hunter gets one-shotted quite frequently. 

    4. Unbeliever

      Unbeliever

      That's good to know. I guess I've just been playing it safe. Time for that to end. Then here comes the complaining that I keep getting killed!

  8. New game: Space Crew! 

    1. doctorclu

      doctorclu

      Sounds like "Among Us"

    2. Unbeliever

      Unbeliever

      Sequel to Bomber Crew, which I heard was an excellent game.

  9. Welp, 12,200 on my latest arcade score of Wizard of Wor. My reaction time is way off. The computer scored 16,500. :(

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    2. Unbeliever

      Unbeliever

      Thanks, retrorussell! 

    3. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      You're welcome!  I know how easy it is to panic on that game.

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    4. Unbeliever

      Unbeliever

      Very easy, I'm afraid. When the monsters start whipping around, my pulse goes way up. lol

  10. Whoops. Looking back, I purchased this separately. My fault. I'll post a score once I get better (need lots of practice).
  11. I recently got this as part of my Midway Arcade game disc for the Xbox 360. Now I just need to post a score here....time to get a game going tonight after work to see how well I do..
  12. Recently, I thought I would take a trip down memory lane and gather some arcade games from my youth and plop them on a modern console. Since I lack the space and funds to purchase full-size arcade machines, I thought I might as well combine the old into a relatively new machine that does everything else. I'm not sure how many folks out there emulate on a modern console, but I wanted to put feelers out to get your thoughts on games to acquire (1980's games would be good), controllers to use, and other bits of advice I can take and run with. I have a few classics already, such as Defender, Pacman, Ms. Pacman, and Xybots, but what are some of the ones you own and where did you get them? Thanks, everyone. Question: Was there a version of Berzerk or Frenzy available on the Xbox?
  13. Big shout out to More Fun and Putt's Alley, both of which I spent considerable time in during my teenage years. All gone now, unfortunately. Nearest arcade to me is Funspot, about two hours away.
  14. Recently got acquainted with Xybots. I wasn't really a big fan back in the late 80's of this game, but now it's holding my attention. That and my favorite Wizard of Wor, which I can't seem to get enough of.
  15. Animal Crossing is very, unique, to say the least, and if it's something you begin to take a shine to, you'll be hooked. I've played every version except the Switch one since it's inception (American version) in 2001. Pokemon is really hard to put down once you start. I was terribly bitten by the Pokemon bug since the first release way back in the original Gameboy days. Chrono Trigger is another personal favorite of mine! Played that for hours on my SNES (again, back in the day before dinosaurs went extinct) and beat it several times.
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