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About insertclevernamehere

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    Toronto, Canada
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    Classic video games, especially Atari, Colecovision and Sega. Modern videogames, movies, the current, golden age of cinematic television, music, food, history, getting outside, surrounding myself with nature and getting away from people and the noise of the city.

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  1. Wow. That was....interesting. Never expected to see all that above. Just thought I'd quickly chime in with my 5 cents worth at the risk of putting a target on my back. I can't believe that Team Pixelboy has been criticised like this. I'm sorry Miner Jumpman but you seem to have completely unrealistic expectations. As an Atari and CV fan who enjoys homebrews for both, I really appreciate that there are people passionate enough to make these available to us. I know they don't do it for the money. It's purely for the love. And as if Atari homebrews weren't niche enough, CV homebrews are even more niche. Despite that, we're amazingly lucky to have Team Pixelboy, Opcode and Collectorvision all making great homebrews for the CV. I've always found Pixelboy's prices to be very reasonable. You get a boxed game for around the same price as a 2600 game from AtariAge when you add the extra money for the box. You can't compare a scalper's prices on ebay with AtariAge and blame Pixelboy for those prices. He has no control over them. If you want the new releases from TPB, it's all about timing. Remember, he is a one man op and CV homebrews are super niche. If you want some of his older games though, some are still available on the AtariAge store at very reasonable prices.
  2. I can't believe how much AtariAge have hit it out of the park with the quality of their releases this year. Not just the games but the box art. Such a great time to be an Atari fan.
  3. I went the HDTV route at first but quickly found that hooking my 2600 up to a crt tv old school style was the best way. Might be worth considering if you have the space.
  4. Montezuma's Revenge by a country mile for me. Frogger is great but I have the Colecovision version and even if I had it for my 2600, MR would still win. Same goes for Q*bert. I have the CV version. Actually I like Q*bert way more than Frogger. Still not as much as MR though. Changing the subject slightly, how can you start a poll? Can anyone do it? I started a thread that would've worked much better as one. edit: I just figured out the poll thing by myself.
  5. So I think a while back there was a thread about who's the best 3rd party publisher. Obviously Activision and Imagic were mentioned the most and I think Parker Bros followed. Let's just assume the top 3 spots are taken by those 3 and this is about finding the runner up. My money would be on 20th Century Fox. Turmoil is a top notch shooter with arguably the best sound of any original 2600 game. Revenge of the Beefsteak Tomatoes, Worm War I and Spacemaster X-7 are all very good shooters too. Probably the best Pac Man clone is Alien and Bank Heist is another very solid maze game. Definitely a few other solid games in their line up which, for me, makes them deserving of fourth place and possibly even more deserving than Parker Bros of third place.
  6. Original poster of this thread here. Since the very first box, I have changed to using 2 penny sized velcro stickers. Not ideal but I hate how the carts slide about in the game cases when you open them. One day I will make folded, card inserts like you get in homebrews or foam for the right side of the box. Then bye bye velcro. For the manuals, maybe some press-on vinyl envelopes on the left side. A project for the future. Since Covid, the list of original run games I want has expanded by around 40. Over the summer, I managed to do most of the manuals from pdf's using Pages on the iPad while sat in the backyard and printing them off from my own printer. Now the weather is cooling, time to turn my attention to the covers. Many of them don't have a ready made cover on thecoverproject.net so I downloaded gimp (free photoshop style software) for my desktop and have been practicing with that.
  7. I don't like to play these games before I have a physical copy in my hands from the AtariAge store but I love reading about them and watching videos on zeropage homebrew. The End looks like a must purchase for me and I'm excited to see you have another game in the works already. It would be great if you can get speech samples on it without the need for an AtariVox, ala Draconian. After all, there's so many more of us Atari enthusiasts that don't have an AtariVox than do.
  8. Posted this a week ago in the "Wanted" section but not getting many views or joy. Someone was kind enough to post pics of the KK spine but nothing for the other 3. I'm hoping that it will get more visits here and I'll have more luck. Original post copied and pasted below: I want to do universal game case covers for the above Atari 2600 Activision titles. They are missing from thecoverproject.net or in the case of Keystone Kapers, has the incorrect spine. Can anyone provide good quality photos of the spines, specifically the picture on the spine for the above games? I can use what is on gamesdatabase.org for the back and front covers and the game titles on the spine but the pictures are missing. Many thanks if you can.
  9. Awesome! That sounds like Gradius will have some creamy smooth scrolling. Just what I wanted. Name just put on the waiting list. Thanks Opcode!!
  10. I’m curious to know what improvements you’re making to the 2nd run of Gradius mentioned in the August newsletter. It could make all the difference between a pass and a must purchase for me.
  11. I want to do universal game case covers for the above Atari 2600 Activision titles. They are missing from thecoverproject.net or in the case of Keystone Kapers, has the incorrect spine. Can anyone provide good quality photos of the spines, specifically the picture on the spine for the above games? I can use what is on gamesdatabase.org for the back and front covers and the game titles on the spine but the pictures are missing. Many thanks if you can.
  12. Atari is mentioned in Stranger Things and a VCS is clearly seen in at least one episode. Not being played though.
  13. The above are all movies that are better than the games. One game that is better than the movie would be 20th Century Fox's Spacemaster X-7. Such a great game. Actually I've never seen the movie but it's a 50's sci fi b movie. How good can it be?
  14. Note to the great John Champeau. Much in the same way making Scramble made it easier to make Super Cobra Arcade, I'm hoping that making Robotron will make it easier to make Food Fight. Hint hint.
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