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About Jettgogaming

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  • Birthday 04/26/1984

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    The Great State of Nevada
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    Retro Gaming and Dodge Challengers
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  1. I actually found this to be super helpful if anyone else is interested... https://lykos.net/majesco.html
  2. Interesting, it would be highly doubtful you have three Lynx that all don't work. So it definitely has to be a battery issue. Have you checked out this thread....
  3. I do know that you must have a game in the Lynx in order for it to work.....the first time I tried to fire up my Lynx I thought it was broken and not working but as soon as I put a game in it, it worked fine.
  4. Interesting. I have been collecting a long time and didn't know about the Majesco reprints. Now I'm reading up on them. This is what I love about retro gaming, there is always something new to learn and discover! I know in the world of original Nintendo, LJN had notoriously horrible labels, they were matte finish, and just terrible. Some early NES Acclaim games had it too (like the Simpsons carts and Crash Test Dummies to name a few). I want to check some of my SNES cartridges out now that I read this post about Majesco. Do Majesco carts really affect the value of a game significantly? Or is it not really a big deal? Anyone have any lists of what titles were reprinted by Majesco by chance?
  5. I am on the hunt for Swordquest Fireworld, Earthworld, and Waterworld comicbooks!
  6. I'd say get a hold of an OEM Atari power supply and try again. Sometimes I've had to go through 3 or 4 power supply units before I found one that actually worked. Did you try cleaning the cartridges as well before testing them?
  7. I just recently came across a copy of Oil's Well in the mix of a box of games I bought at a garage sale. It was a game I had never heard of so I started doing some research on it. I noticed that the majority of photos and reviews I found on the game displayed it with a foil like blue label. The variant I have I could maybe find one photo of. Does anyone know any additional information on this label variant and why it seems to be a little more uncommon? This game looks like a lot of fun, I can't wait to start playing it.
  8. For me, the Atari 2600 was before my time. However, I have a connection to it not because I grew up with it. I grew up on the Super Nintendo. I have a connection with it because of its rich history. cultural influence, and ground breaking technology for the time. I am absolutely fascinated with the history of gaming and respect the Atari as one of the first home gaming consoles to touch so many people's lives and give creativity and inspiration to all the generations that came during and after it. The gaming world of today would be very different if it weren't for the birth of the Atari.
  9. See pics posted....I live in the states and I just picked up this 1040 STF yesterday including monitor for a really good deal from Craigslist. This thing was filthy and I worked on it for about 3 hours dissassembling it, deep cleaning it, and putting it back together. It looks awesome now, just missing a few keys. The odd part is, I think it's a German Atari or something...(hence the missing QWERTY keyboard layout) the keyboard layout looks foreign from the other STFs I have compared it against online. The Atari label on the bottom of the system is also in German as well as the file structure is also in German. Did I simply just happen to purchase a PAL 1040 ST? Can anyone point me in a good direction to learn more about THIS specific model? I know there are different model variants of STs but this one I really want to learn more about, Any way to change it over to English?
  10. Jettgogaming

    Jettgogaming Game Room

    Just a few pictures of my game room. I will add more pictures as I go.
  11. Hello - I am in need of some replacement keys and plastic stalk stems for an Atari 1040 STF I just picked up. If anyone has any extras available please let me know! Preferably an entire replacement key set for the entire keyboard, but the keys I am missing are B key, ESC key and ALT key. Thank you.
  12. The origins of when I officially started collecting are a bit hazy. I know I got super serious back in 2011. Before then, I mostly just collected what I played, but then it morphed into collecting for the consoles that inspired me or in some way shape or form fascinated me. My main two loves are Nintendo and Atari. Even though Atari was a bit before my time I still found myself being drawn to learning more about it and finding some of the games incredibly fun (my favorite being Yars Revenge). Something very important to me is being able to answer two questions: 1.Why are you collecting all this stuff? 2. What is the significance of what you are doing? I have two very strong answers for these questions. For one, I was raised in a family with a father who is a huge collector and has been my whole life. He instilled me at a very young age with the passion for collecting. Albeit, he loves collecting old west antiques like postcards, bottles, and tokens, he still taught me that a true collector lives it, breaths it, and understands whatever they are collecting inside and out. Never have a room full of things that don't talk to you and tell you some kind of story that gets your heart racing with excitement. Have fun with what you are doing and find a purpose in it that matters to you. As for the significance of what I am doing. I consider myself a preservationist. It is very important to me that the future generations of this world understand the humble beginnings of gaming and how it started. Yeah, I get the "well you can dump the eeproms and just play them on your PC or emulator," but to me that isn't the same. Cultural impact is not only about playing the game, but tuning into the fine details of manufacturing, packaging, and marketing. Those things are the first to be lost as time goes on. My game room is my time capsule, a blast from the past, a place I feel happy, a place I can reflect on my youth, and a place where I admire and appreciate how far we have come in the world of gaming and how it has truly impacted our culture. It's very important to me. These are the things that have really influenced my evolution as a collector. Learning something new every day. Becoming fascinated by the obscure nuances of a prototype or a label variant. Learning the story behind those things and it leads me to another door that I want to open which then leads me to another system or game I want for my collection. It's all about learning and enjoying the path it leads me down, and it makes my collection evolve in ways more important to me than just "filling a shelf with games."
  13. I was worried there for a moment and so bummed that I had thought for the last three years I had a real cartridge and in actuality I didn't! I never wanted to pry it open, but I'm glad I did, because now I feel much more confident about my copy being legit. I really appreciate the feedback.
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