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  1. I second that, 100%!!! I tried to improve my Spitfire score, and can't, so I guess this is a last minute "concession", but I'm certainly not bummed about it. The fact is, OldManG and ZilchSr are quite literally very, VERY probably the very best two Atari 2600 players of all time, across all spans of time. I'm proud to have competed with them, proud to have finished in the Gold my first time out, and proud to call them my friends. The thing is-this is a competition, and the very best will finish on top. Others will finish in the final standings in an appropriate position to where they performed. The top players in this years HSC have shared strategies quite a bit-I haven't really followed seasons past, but the videos OMG and Zilch have provided, to help others improve their scores, is unprecedented, I think. ZilchSr explained EXACTLY how I could beat him on Spitfire Attack-gave me every ounce of knowledge he had. I've always said, knowing and doing are two different things. I've learned a LOT this HSC, found games I will play the rest of my life, Pressure Cooker, Dragon's Descent, and for me it has been a 100% positive experience!!! I hate for anyone to be bummed over this experience-I'm tickled, again, to have made the Gold bracket, in last(8th)place, and frankly, anyone doing better than me kicked ass, because I know I did pretty good, and week after week I was in awe of the top four or five finishers, you Guys all did GREAT, and the folks in the other brackets are all deserving of their positions as well. Everyone competing this year deserves a big thumbs up, it's been a lot of fun!!!
  2. Aw, Man-it takes a LONG time to "get good", but if you can get a 5.71, you CAN hit the 5.61, possibly the 5.57. 5.71 is a lot of work, I hate to see you give up on it!!! You have to have a "good" controller, which can even be one broken in, "just so", but if you have a "wrong" controller, you'll never get it.
  3. Activision: Lol, first, I have three shelves dedicated to "Activision Stuff", 25+CIB's, mebbe four or five short on loose cart for the whole collection, and over a dozen patches now! Me and a couple buds that play here are actually giving away a Dragster patch for the first "new" 5.57 submitted at Twin Galaxies, I may extend that offer here eventually! I agree with Lauren on Cosmic Commuter!!! Very fun game, I know it can be nine-lined by the pros, I'd like to see it!!! (I disagree on Pitfall 2-I'm slowly working on that one, and IMO, it's "complete the game", or you don't really get a score-I like to think I'm "OK", but I can't beat that friggin thing for anything yet!!!) Barnstorming. We'll put on a show there. Skiing. Same thing, max times on whatever tracks we play! Sky Jinks... There's one among us who is one step above the rest... And even Starmaster would be fun. Tennis, if someone can get good enough at it to figure out a ruleset, I've always wanted to play it, but had no "scoring motivation". Even Kabobber, so one of my Friends that is better than me might teach me how to play that madness... Arcade: Well...Hell. I hate to nominate it, as I just DON'T want to spend the time "getting good"(it's a very slow game, to score high...). But Burgertime. That was the game that sucked me into all this stuff, lol-I "just played games" forever, and when I saw how to play(Arcade/MAME)Burgertime properly I wound up getting "pretty good", lol!. (I have the MAME Burgertime W/R, BTW, I enjoy bragging about that... :D) Journey Escape. I guess the 2600 version is a stretch from the arcade, but still my pick. Paddle Games: Night Driver. Backgammon. (Hehehe!) Never been played: I'll have to look in to that. Homebrew: Possibly Tyre Trax, but would need the random courses, the regular ones are a bit easy for...us Old Guy "speedrunners", lol!. Dragon's Descent, Game BB, the "completable" game. I know it was in this season, but I think it deserves another look, wouldn't be surprised if others agree. I'll go thru my Harmony soon for other suggestions, I've actually dabbled in quite a bit of homebrew, but I move so fast I barely remember them sometimes. "Pressure Gauge"? Is that a homebrew game, with a temp meter? That's fun. Would Love to Play: Fast Food and Gopher are terribly fun, I'm just not good at either, and... Freaking Spider Man. I wanna see what Greg and Garret can do on that one, if they are forced to try!!!
  4. Haha, looks like Imma be getting my butt kicked in this here tourney! Don't care. I like that there's a month to play the games, and there's surely gonna be that one game I wind up liking more than I thought I did, which makes it worth it!!! I do promise, tho, no more than a couple weeks after I got my 5200 a couple years ago, I snapped one of my sticks badly on Ms. Pac-prolly was the stick, could have been any game, but I've been afraid to play Ms. Pac ever since...
  5. Spitfire Attack-61,500 Haha, only 38,500 to go!!! Improved my PB by 10k, even tho you have to react so quickly, this game just takes a LOT of patience to play properly.
  6. Lol, I'm still trying! You got this one in the bag, but I'm still gonna try for the 100k just for the sake of it, already played some this A.M., will try some more today!!!
  7. *Edit* Meaningless post, lol, I misunderstood how the Paper Knockout worked, was trying to stick up for less skilled players, thinking we dropped down to compete on their "tier".
  8. Well, Ok. This isn't *quite* a concession, but more or less...yeah. Lol, I ain't gonna beat ZilchSr on Spitfire Attack! I'll play some this week and even post, I really am a good sport, try to improve my(meager)PB, but the chances of something "clicking" to the tune of 400k are not...too...gud. I hate it for Zilch, as I KNOW he doesn't mind the competition, but you may as well pencil me in, at least, in the Paper Tourney!!! 34k. Yeah, I just played and got 34k. Yay me... Haha, again, this has been a blast!!!
  9. I think it's awesome, and... Gosh, I don't do numbers really well, but the odds of me, Pat, Zilch and OMG being paired up against each other in the first round of the Gold bracket has to be pretty astronomical(Stay tuned, Zilch is a numbers nerd... ). Couldn't ask for a better group of Guys either, except me. I'm kinda an asshole.
  10. I've used almost every EMU under the Sun-except 7800! Looks like I'll have to look into it, if this is as "quality" as Dragon's Descent, it HAS to be good!!!
  11. Hmm-you know about my bad maths already, lol, is something I could have easily overlooked! Is OK with me either way, but Vocelli, you mind to recheck that?
  12. Favorite Games: Pressure Cooker and Ice Hockey. Most Surprising Games: Dragon's Descent and Fantastic Voyage. DD is actually one of my favorite games now, but I didn't know about it at all until we had to play it. I had played Fantastic Voyage before, but was convinced it sucked, and it doesn't suck so bad. Worst Games: (Hate to say "worst", all games are "ok" somehow...I guess..) Canyon Bomber and Basketball Congrats to all!!! Crap, I anticipated squeaking into the Gold Bracket, getting creamed by Zilch or OMG in the first round, lol, the Silver is actually a bit more pressure for me... This has truly been a blast! ... Long, but a blast!!!
  13. Ah, OK, that is good to hear! Again, I'm not "against" more modern controls, I just don't currently have access, and I do love the "charm" of the wonkyish 5200 analogue stick, so this sounds like the tourney for me!!! I'm actually OK with submitting an initial score, even "early", and even "knowing it's my best", knowing others have that as a goal to shoot for/smash-I stay pretty busy, and again, "winning" isn't terribly important to me, just "experiencing". Ah-at the point the Bananas come out, the game is going sooo fast, that "hunting" for them(Bananas) is very risky, so is definitely a "skill" thing, apologies if I made it sound/seem "cheap", it still looks incredibly difficult!!! I DO like to try to "outsmart" games(not too good at it...), but in the event I ever do, I brag about it so much, that if it's a "problem", I've already exposed myself, so someone could easily say "Uhh.no. Sorry, that's not cool!"
  14. I hope is OK for me to just jump in w/o introducing myself, haha! I'm finishing up my first attempt at the 2600 HSC, I have several buddies from elsewhere that encouraged me to participate-looks like I'll probably be last in the Gold bracket, or first in the Silver, so not too bad. Only really been on the Classic games for about four years, mebbe two years with a 5200, so a lot of it still seems "new" to me(45 y/o Grandpax2, BTW...). I'm not terribly good, but I have friends that are, and occasionally they push and mentor me way beyond my expectations. "Winning" isn't a huge priority for me. It's always nice, lol, but mostly I want to expose myself to games I may not have tried-I have three or four new "favorite games" from the 2600 HSC that I NEVER would have played otherwise. Best of Luck to Everyone!!! On 5200 Ms. Pac, I've seen people lurk around the side exits, "banana hunting", really pushes up the score, for those that can get that far!
  15. TBH, I'm not usually "sharp" enough to note problems unless I am very familiar with a game, I've had some minor input lag in the past, but I think it was PC based. Mostly wanted to pop in to say "Wow!". I know a LOT of people who really, REALLY enjoy your work, we really appreciate it!!!
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