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Everything posted by jerseystyle

  1. Holy crap the BTR guys made this? I love all of the games in the Bit.Trip series. That explains why this game popped so much for me during that update a while ago.
  2. I was just thinking this morning about how awesome it is to be a gamer right now. I’ve got my PS4 and Switch, both with tons of new and classic games, just got done playing California Games on Evercade, PS5 is out, we’ve got the Playdate and Amico coming... I mean talk about an embarrassment of riches! I reflect on myself as a kid, browsing through the game aisle at Toys R Us and seeing all this stuff I’d never get to play (we had a 2600 and my bros and I could buy a new game every few months). It’s just amazing how far we’ve come and how much is at our fingertips now. Good times!
  3. I never thought about it like that but VCS as a STEAM box would've made a ton of sense. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
  4. Hey, Tommy, now that the Atari VCS "Launch" has come and gone and (as far as I can tell) is DOA with very little hype, even on this forum, I have a few questions: 1) Is there any takeaways from the VCS launch that are useful to you and your team, in terms of tweaks to your plans? 2) Was there anything about their product, now that it's out, that surprised you? Any good ideas there, or lessons regarding hardware?
  5. I love the Evercade- got it from Songbird last week and it's been great fun revisiting my Lynx years . . .
  6. Oh man, I love this game. This one was responsible for creating one of my favorite gaming memories (you know, those little snippets that stick with you for years afterwards)- that one night time track, coming around the corner as that gorgeous full moon starts gliding across the sky . . . an amazing moment.
  7. Thanks for all the advice and links. I really appreciate it. I’ll start digging through the info y’all provided and do some more research. Thanks in advance for helping me get a good start on this!
  8. Hello All, I saw that Adventure 2 is getting an XE version, so i thought it'd be a good time to finally pick one up. I know very little about the Atari computer line (I have a 2600, 7800, 5200, Jag, Lynx, so am pretty familiar with the brand however) but I've always been meaning to look into 80s computing (will probably get a Commodore 64 Mini to dip my toe in there as well). I thought the easiest thing would be to get an XEGS, an Atari Max Cart, and then some of the killer homebrews like Adventure 2. Does that seem like a good plan? Would there be a reason to get an Atari 400 (or whatever) instead? Any advice or feedback is appreciated as I know next to nothing about 80s computer stuff. And I'm not to into collecting games (other then homebrews)- I tend to get systems and multicarts instead, so game prices don't matter a whole lot to me.
  9. Im sorry sir, I derailed an awesome thread celebrating those games. All apologies and I really need to pick up Adventure 2 XE for sure- it’s making me wanna grab an XEGS! Thanks for all you do for this community.
  10. Okay, in the interest of trying to help you out- Please read your original message out loud. Does it sound like a suggestion to you? Also, this has been coming up repeatedly with your posts lately. Why do you think that is? I really urge you to reflect on how your posts have been received by the community and, more importantly, WHY. I watched one of your YouTube vids and you obviously love Atari stuff. This is a great community to be a part of but there are behavioral norms, like in any community. Can you see how you may have been rubbing people the wrong way in your tone/phrasing in spite of your enthusiasm?
  11. At this point you have to be trolling us, right? Are you really in a position to be ordering Albert and whomever else around? Can you please read this back, out loud, and see what it sounds like?
  12. I’d buy that for my kids, for sure. Hell, if the VCS went all in on edutainment titles I’d pick one up no problem. It’d be like a modern day Pico.
  13. Dude. What have people been telling you? Please stop pestering people about this. Are you gonna pay for the work? If not, stop. Let’s enjoy some games!
  14. Why? I don’t see any point of comparison between the two other than the label on the box. I’m not even sure if I’d consider the VCS a system (in the sense of a traditional console). Is the Raspberry Pi a system? Is the Pandora retro stick a system?
  15. Only part I’ve had any interest in. Can they be used with other machines? Do they have a paddle incorporated into the stick like was mentioned untold years ago?
  16. Oh man, love this game. My 2nd favorite Nuon title behind T3K. I still have my boxed versions of most of the games but might grab this anyways once I can set up my collection again. So glad you are putting this out. Also, just ordered my Evercade from you- super pumped! It's my "next round of quarantine" gift to myself.
  17. What, you from the Department of Gnomesayin’? You taking a gnomecensus?
  18. Hey man, it seems based on your posts here you have quite a few financial issues to straighten out. I know, myself, if I was paycheck to paycheck, posting on FB for donations to my car, borrowing money from members of AA, and having issues paying for transport to get my meds renewed, I would not be throwing around offers to pay developers to make things for you. I mean, it's a guess, but I would think you'd have to drop $1000s of dollars (say, 40 hour week at 40 dollars and hour for a month or two?) to make it. In other words- by your own admission- you're 53. Be smarter about your money. Stop mocking people for not doing work for you that you don't know how to do. Don't treat this community like servants.
  19. I think it's hard to seperate "best" from "most influential/impactful". There were so many innovations in that game that still exist today: big 3d Hub worlds, the "Z Targeting" feature, the day/night cycle (which I know existed prior but IMHO not really pushed forward till here). I remember seeing an ad for it at the local movie theatre and just being BLOWN AWAY. It was such a leap forward for 3d games at the time, just like Mario64 was the year or two before. I'll tell you, OoT came out during my sophomore year at college. My buddies and I got it on a Friday and basically lived in my dorm room for the weekend, pounding beers and trading the controller amongst 5 of us (I was over 21 so had my own "suite" style room to my self with an awesome couch/living area) until we emerged, Sunday afternoon, blinking, hungover, and so pumped with having finished the game. I've played it a few times since then and still enjoyed it. To be honest I like playing WW, LttP, LBW, and BotW better (I think all Zelda games rules to various degrees), but I do not have the fond memories of those that OoT gives me. So, yeah, it would definitely be a top 5 game in my book. I think one can argue that everything is outdated to a certain extent so that kind of talk is fairly meaningless to me in terms of quality. I mean, hell, this is a retro site- doesn't that prove the timelessness of everything anyway?
  20. Man, every time I am feeling nostalgic for the old days I read through that thread. Good times. The whole Kinko's part makes me laugh every damn time.
  21. I'm usually not one to be too concerned by prices, most of the time, but man- I am stunned it's that high. I was interested but assumed it would be around 50$.
  22. Please man, with all sincerity- let this go. Most of us have no idea what you are actually talking about, and your last messages about this quickly went down a rather dark path. I hope you are in a better place then you were a month ago but how about we all just enjoy some games?
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