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  1. Good morning Bubsy Fans!! I was sorting through some crap in my inbox (most of it is) and found this treasure (sometimes those fall in, you know how cats are always knocking over stuff) and it's from our friend Spongefox! She calls this "Bubsy Angelic Pie Eater" Found something cool related to Bubsy you want shown here? Just drop a message to "doctorclu" here on Atariage! Take care, -The Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog Originally posted here: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/17818-from-the-cat-box-happy-december-2021/
  2. I think any Flashback that has a SD port, and that includes the Flashback Portable, are the ones to get.
  3. Yep, that would be my Dad (Charles Goodwin's) work. Wiring wrapping, piggy backing, why I loved Atari for as long as I have, he really put a lot into that. He told me years later he loved it when I got an Atari 400. He always wanted to play with an Atari 800 but they were expensive. Got the 400 and he modified the crap out of them. My 400 has all that and a 1200 xl keyboard adapted to it. Years later we got the keyboard to fit in the case after much dremmeling. Anyway you should see the work he did to get that keyboard connected. So of those two 400s the one you opened was one he had to copy carts. I think you just hold down option when you turn it on, let's you bypass the cartridge to load a cartridge downloading program we had at the time. The other 400 should be a the one Dad fixed up for my sister. Good stuff.
  4. Have to say I guess I use the D-Pad a lot of the time. But having tinkered with the Wingman controller I could appreciate this! And hope my fellow Nuon users had a great Thanks Giving!
  5. Happy Thanksgiving!

     

     

  6. Bubsy in Social Media Spotlight - Facebook - By Doctor Clu For me I've run the gauntlet of social media, LiveJournal, Xanga, MySpace. All those early entries were probably in the span of 2002-2004 so they all happened pretty quick. And I would stay on all those till last year when I went back and closed those out due to aging security on those sites leaking out passwords. But over the years while I did some blogging on Xanga and tinkered around with the new changes on MySpace, I was mostly on Facebook. Joined Facebook in 2004, and just like the others, they had their time, and eventually came the reason why I left those services. Most of the time it was simply I moved onto to something else. At the moment I wonder if that something else will be the non-corporate, federation of privately owned servers known as the Fediverse as that "something else". But as all things, they do eventually come to an end. While I believe that Facebook currently still does make a way to link about everyone you'd want to find (even Michael Berlyn and Faran Thomason!), and amazing groups for obscure topics; there is a sense that the Facebook that wanted to create a social media with the user as the priority is no more. Over time through either strategic planning or neglect Facebook has allowed obvious political bias, prevention of free speech with the unwanted fact checking banners that are sometimes hilariously off: ...not to mention toxic and polarizing algorithms, and the mining and selling of people's data.* And the resulting toxic environment has made relating to friends and the public to be a bit too much over time. In short, were we really supposed to ever know every last thought about each other? Well, one friend on Facebook that we got to know a bit more about was our favorite bobcat, Bubsy! [From the official Bubsy fanclub site] The Facebook presence started in March 19, 2017 with the teases of Bubsy's first official release of a new game in 21 years, and that being "Bubsy: Woolies Strike Back". This would continue till March 16, 2020 in the aftermath of the second newest game "Bubsy: Paws on Fire". Accolade would have Bubsy advertised on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin. On all the sites Bubsy was presented by Accolade, not as a subject, from the character's perspective, which gave fans a unique experience of talking to and hearing new quotes from Bubsy created by the current owners of Accolade. The comments made by the actor playing Bubsy generally advertised the new games, though sometimes comics about Bubsy, or things that "Bubsy" wanted to point out were also posted. One unique post Bubsy makes a favorable mention of the Pink Panther character, much like how Bubsy made a favorable mention of Bugs Bunny on Twitter. These comments tended to not conflict, so could be seen as some interesting extended canon for the character. As a means to enjoy these messages by Bubsy, and the reaction and comments of numerous Bubsy fans, the following attached archive has been created to enjoy in the future. In these, they are just a fun time capsule to experience the excitement of the release of the Bubsy games during that time. About 50 megs of screen shots, and they were taken in order of the oldest post to the most current, and worked to capture all responses. Bubsy Facebook.zip All and all I've said it before and I'll say it again, Accolade was genius for this style of social media marketing. Twitter was the best experience where more interaction happened between Bubsy and the fans. Facebook was probably second best for interaction, but have to admit, I often forgot it was there. Linkedin was entertaining, giving a few more titles of movies that Bubsy starred in and other acting resume material. Instagram has a good collection of pictures all of which were featured on Twitter and Facebook. Maybe one day we'll make sure the other social media are archived, like we did the Facebook entries, but hope you enjoy this for now. And in the comments, do you still Facebook? If not, what social media do you enjoy best? And... any Bubsy sightings over there? Until next time, -The Bubsy Fan Blog (Doctor Clu) BONUS ROUND!! OTHER OFFICIAL FACEBOOK BUBSY PAGES Page 1 Page 2 - (Always loved the logo on this one, shame it didn't go far...) Page 3 (The oldest entry and many members but few messages) * A lot of this talked about in the Oct 25/Nov 1, 2021 issue of Time magazine, "Breaking Point: Facebook's civic-integrity team prided itself on putting people before profits. Then it was shut down" by Billy Perrigo Pages 28-34 Originally posted at: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/17805-cruizin-facebook-the-bubsy-facebook-group-november-2021/
  7. Hey Bubsy Fans! Happy Thanksgiving! Some fun flashbacks from the Bubsy Facebook group... All and all, have a great day out there, Remember all that we have to be thankful for. Eat the food, hug those who you love And maybe reflect on the day playing a Bubsy game. We on the Bubsy Fan Blog are thankful for you! See you at Christmas! -Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog
  8. Joined the Fediverse! 

     

    You can find me at...

    https://gleasonator.com/@DoctorClu

  9. To enjoy Thanksgiving I give you a music playlist!

     

     

    1. fdurso224

      fdurso224

      @doctorclu Thank you Doc. This happens to be my favorite from the special. 

       

       

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I like the one that goes:  Dun dun dun dun de dun, dun dun de dun de dun...

  10. Picked this up from Sew 8-bit https://www.facebook.com/Sew8Bit/ https://twitter.com/Sew8Bit Pictured here with another Atari Jaguar, Bubsy from Fractured Furry Tales https://atariage.com/forums/profile/4709-doctorclu/?status=90770&type=status
  11. Picked up a Zool: Alien Ninja from the Nth Dimension plush from Sew 8-bit in the UK.

     

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    Complements the Zool collection nicely.

  12. Cuttle Cart 2. Had it right a long time ago. But... glad Concerto is a thing. Just wish they were more available.
  13. (Picture joke...)

     

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  14. Now you did see the lost Star Raiders II that was found a few years ago? That was a lot more like the original Star Raiders with some fun things added... like visiting planets and bombing Cylon bases. Great stuff.
  15. Joust for the ST is amazing. When CJ did the port of it to the Jaguar we found that all it needed was a good sound set. The best mix is the Atari ST Joust and the Atari Lynx Joust sound in my humble opinion. Moon Patrol CJ also ported to the ST. It looks stunning. Play-wise it is a little different, but not bad. The front cannon shoots missiles instead of energy bursts. And generally you fire that forward and it flies onward and does it's own thing. Good for taking out a boulder on the other side of a crater you are about to jump. Again, not bad, just a bit different. Star Raiders ST, the "Speed of light: 186,000 miles per second is not a suggestion it's the law" It's a fun enough game. Like Star Raiders II on the Atari 8-bit it did not have the 360 degree vectors and target tracking like original Star Raiders. Would be interesting to see 8-bit Star Raiders ported to the ST but you know, it was designed to play on the strengths of the 8-bit chip set so no matter what it would not be the same.
  16. Found this on the Rayman Discord: https://discord.com/channels/751563945768255609/757684646892011682 I love this lite jazz feel to this personally and probably on my regular playlist now. Reminds me of something Acoustic Alchemy would do and I'm a big fan of their work. Enjoy! Rayman Junior - Video Game OST - Mix Music composed and mixed by Daniel Masson. Programming and guitars: Daniel Masson UbiSoft Entairtainment 1997 Daniel Masson: Spotify:https://artists.spotify.com/c/artist/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danielmasso... Website: http://www.danielmasson.net/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/daniel-masson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Daniel-Masso...
  17. Zool : Redimensioned is now out for steam. Overall it sounds like the kind of game I wanted, which was the camera pulled back a bit and Zool given a few more moves. They did the same with Bubsy with Woolies Strike Back and Paws on Fire. I look forward to trying this game, though granted I am not a PC gamer, and have a Mac. Really really wish this game had been released for PS4. Anyway, when I decide to get a PC (which will not be any time soon) the following review has assured me that Zool might not encourage new people to like Zool, but at least old fans will like it. https://www.heypoorplayer.com/2021/08/18/zool-redimensioned-review-pc/ I'm a old fan, so that is good. More Atari Jaguar mascots news as I find it.
  18. Ok hadn't heard of the ABC computers. Were they another 386?
  19. There were some things I was not able to give away at the Atari show in September, but I am setting those aside for the next show whenever that is. And I might have some things to sell too? Not sure.
  20. How cool is the Atari PC? About as cool as the Portfolio... pretty cool.
  21. That would have been cool. At least an Arnold right? But as far as I can tell the Bubsy plushes were only made for the developers at Accolade, and made during the Bubsy 1 time frame. So when the Bubsy plushes were made, Arnold and the other characters were not in use. And later when Bubsy 2 was being developed, the fame of Bubsy was riding off the fumes of the first game, so no extra marketing money was spent on other plushes.
  22. Morning all, Always love Bubsy plush sightings, and here is another one that just came up... https://www.ebay.com/itm/294490086304?hash=item4490fa1ba0:g:cOoAAOSwpVJhdOaG More about this later, but check it out! 7 pm CST same day.... Well, the plush just sold. Looks like a best offer got this. And that is awesome. The description of the auction was: " ULTRA-RARE! IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND! The Ultimate Holy Grail of Bubsy The Bobcat Collectibles! Listing Includes: Bubsy The Bobcat Plushie Mini Cut-Out Bubsy Stand *INTACT & UNUSED* Bubsy Lapel Pin (Premium from CES 1993) Bubsy Coffee Mug Hello, I am the original owner of this rare collection. Everything you see in this listing is like-new / mint condition. All items have been stored carefully in a temp-controlled home for nearly 40 years. These items basically never become available to the retail public so don't miss your chance to be one of a handful of individuals to own this piece of video game history! If you are lucky enough to become the owner of this collection, I'll let you in on a little secret connected to these items. Your purchase will be packaged with great care within a sturdy cardboard box and bubble wrap. " Would love to hear the behind the scenes story if the buyer wants to share that to post here sometime. But to the buyer we Bubsy fans say congratulations! Here are the other pictures from that auction, and what is nice, we finally get a good picture of the tag on the plush: The other pictures... Also funny point, this Bubsy plush has traveled through time being 40 years old. 1993 was only 28 years ago for the rest of us. <---- With love from the Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog! See also: The Bubsy Plush Sightings List
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