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  1. Wouldn’t it be funny if she is actually a 21 year old computer engineering major?
  2. C-pad? Why would anyone want to play video games with a pad when the arcades use joysticks and buttons, it will never catch on.
  3. It’s a D-button guys. I don’t want to hear you call it a D-pad again, alright? 🤣
  4. Hey, for the breakout demo on pc, my spinners have x-axis programmed into them. Anyone know an easy way to switch the x and y axes in Win10.
  5. Yeah, looks like that null adapter just might find its way to the trash can. At least it was only $5.
  6. I like the idea of something that would save wear and tear on the ports, which is what got me interested in the switched pass through. I had a bunch of the Data Shield devices lying around for my OG ColecoVisions, which have fragile controller chips. Just never liked the idea of using two of these large adapters per port, but these latest tiny ones are small enough you could use one to save wear on the port and a second to deactivate pin 9. They do come in a 5 pack for 16 bucks. One reviewer describes them as the worlds shortest extension cable. You can can also get a 5 pack on eBay from Hong Kong for $5.50 if you don’t mind waiting six weeks. Just make sure to remove pin 9 and not pin 6. 💡
  7. Okay. Thanks. I ordered the one mentioned. I believe I’ve seen others called extenders. I’ll check around. I have confirmed it works with the DataShield, but they are fairly expensive, although they add esd protection, I understand the Phoenix already has this. Maybe be one of these tiny ones would work if you had needle nose pliers to twist off pin 9. Your Cable Store Serial Port 9 Pin Male/Female Adapter DB9 RS232 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CX9G2Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DBcMFb0S94K60
  8. Okay. Thanks. I ordered the one mentioned. I believe I’ve seen others called extenders. I’ll check around. I have confirmed it works with the DataShield, but they are fairly expensive, although they add esd protection, I understand the Phoenix already has this.
  9. Here’s how I got my estimate: 1. Astrosmash 2. Battle Tanks 3. Biplanes 4. Bomb Squad 5. Cloudy Mountain 6. MLB Baseball 7. Night Stalker 8. Safecracker 9. Shark Shark 10. Skiing 11. Snafoo 12. Utopia 12 observed out of 35 observed = 34%. If you include Asteroids, Breakout, Moon Patrol, Missile Command and Pong, its now at 50% (all retro, although he didn’t specify that). I could be off by one or two, depending. Could be unannounced games being worked on to be announced over the next year drag that down to 10% and 20%, respectively, as I believe the number of games currently being worked on is north of 100.
  10. You are free to your personal opinion, but I’d still say even if it is not as ergonomic as a dual shock, most people still like it overall, even if it’s roughly shaped like a rectangular SNES controller.
  11. It’s a big D pad. How can that be an evolutionary dead end?
  12. It seems to me that being a good fit for the games and ergonomics would be high on the list of considerations for liking a controller. I think the only thing better than a poll would be field test results or actual use.
  13. In the current Amico poll in the intellivision forum, over 80% like the design of the controller, so I think one could make it an argument in favor of playing these games on the Amico.
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