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  1. It's highly doubtful we'll be able to make a trip that far, but after seeing Ashens' mystery box videos at the place, my boyfriend is interested in checking out the Center for Computer History in Cambridge, UK.
  2. Apparently, there's a ton of new-old stock there that's been untouched for decades. Everything from PC compatibles that run Doss on back.
  3. Apparently, there is (or was) a place in Dallas, Texas called Computer Reset that had a ton of rare retro computer stuff. I'm not sure if it's still available, it looks like it is, but it's more open to a select few, probably need to get permission to get into it. Has anyone heard of this?
  4. I wouldn't mind an emulator of those TI graphic calculators that people use to play Tetris and Doom on...
  5. So, looking at my and my boyfriend's finances, it's really looking like we won't be making it to the TI convention in the Chicago area, any time, soon. I know we have the Hamfest in Fort Wayne, IN that we used to go to, but it's been dwindling in size and interest for a while, now. Does anyone know of any other, similar conventions in the Fort Wayne/Elkhart area that we might be able to go to to look into getting more TI stuff from?
  6. I got the vintage TI/Atari converter. It looks really cool, nice and chunky. Now we just need something to test it with...
  7. Nice. I managed to win it with one bid, so I hope to pay for it tomorrow and earn enough money, later this week, to get a pair of joysticks for it.
  8. So, having tested either the original Pac-Man or Ms. Pac-Man on the multicart we got for trade from arcadeshopper (forgot which one I played), I like it very much, but I can see how it can be seen as slow, especially with the incredibly squishy and spongy TI joysticks. No wonder people want to get adapters to use the Atari 2600 controllers with it...
  9. Right now, my boyfriend and I are storing all of our TI items in a big blue storage bin, with the cartridges as a bed for the other items, but that's not safe or economical. I'm curious what you guys would suggest for a storage space for us to put the cartridges in?
  10. https://www.ebay.com/itm/TI-99-4A-9-pin-joystick-adapter-made-in-Taiwan-for-Atari-etc-joysticks/163736605490?hash=item261f765332:g:kDoAAOSwKeldBTbK&frcectupt=true This seems to be interesting as a joystick adapter. Might try to bid on it, myself, if it works. https://www.bonanza.com/booths/exiletoledo?item_sort_options[custom_category_id]=628416&item_sort_options =9&s=12472 Also, this guy seems to have quite a few TI stuff in stock, mostly games, though I did see a vintage y-cable adapter.
  11. This is probably why: “ It has been cited as an early example of the survival horror genre, and was listed in 2012 on Time's All-Time 100 greatest video games list. The Wumpus monster has appeared in several forms in media since 1973,” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro Now that's interesting, didn't know survival horror as a game concept went back that far.
  12. Hunt the Wumpus seems unique to me, even by today's game standards; I mean, you're the one hunting the monster, not the other way around, and the fact that you need to use clues and avoid traps to do so and that you only get one shot makes it kind of nerve-wracking, to a point. I've never really seen another game out there that has the premise of "You are here, in a maze, you are actively hunting down a monster that will kill you if you don't kill it, first, and you've got one shot to do it with. Good luck." I honestly can see a remake done with a Minotaur myth setting or something.
  13. I feel there should be a poll here for rating the games, and have the results sent to Ashens on Youtube to help him with his next Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of book. I know he has a TI for testing these games on, so it would be worthwhile to direct him to some of them for analysis for his next book.
  14. I'll have to talk with my boyfriend about it, and wait to get a check in the mail, but we'd be down for getting it, if no one grabs it, beforehand.
  15. How good is Pole Position on the TI? It's one of the new games we're being offered, and my boyfriend thinks he heard it isn't that great, but I would like to get you guys' opinions.
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