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Everything posted by Mockduck

  1. It wasn't until Atari Flashback Classics volume 3 that I learned Canyon Bomber was originally an arcade game.
  2. I don't go out of my way to collect them, but definitely set aside and keep any instruction manual variations I pick up in lots and such.
  3. I was thrilled to read this this morning. Goes to show you never know where these will turn up. Super jealous.
  4. To answer the title of the thread: On eBay, by someone attempting to pass them off as the real thing.
  5. Just wanted to say that this opens, edits, and saves just fine with Open Office. I am an OO user for years, and am happy this worked fine.
  6. Heh, if you got it from eBay I've been eyeing that one for a few months now, but just couldn't pull the trigger on it.
  7. The other consideration is if back then they separated out sold through vs. shipped vs. manufactured. Seems reasonable that even if the formal sold number was three million, there could have been, say, another million hanging around that ended up in the collectors market from old store and warehouse stock.
  8. Wii Fit is the popular go-to now that Ring Fit is essentially sold out worldwide, unless you love overpaying a scalper. Not too surprised its price may go up slightly.
  9. I know, the Bowl of Night! Sounds like a D&D magic item. Here's the page on it from the OG Atari Age Magazine:
  10. I saw something somewhere a while back where it was suggested you could use aluminum foil on your Microvision to improve the screen, but can no longer find the video or post. Anyone remember what this is about?
  11. If someone has a spare copy of Red Sea Crossing, I'm down for paying $5 for it. I won't pay shipping, though. Consider it a favor to help you out!
  12. I recently picked up a lot of 2600 stuff that had some great documentation and sales flyers with it, and figured I'd share the Atari Club stuff that was in the lot:
  13. I recently picked up a nice Atari 2600 lot and found that the original owner kept great records of the things they picked up and when, including a bunch of old sales ads from newspapers in the Rhode Island area in 1982-3. Figured I'd share.
  14. Having worked directly on the IP under WB in a community management role I can attest that the licensing is a bit complex, but that was the state I saw it during the original rollout of Midway Arcade for mobile. It would not surprise me if WB mixed it in with Lego Dimensions and Arcade1up has it for physical cabinets that it might be difficult to sort through, and the financial gain is up in the air.
  15. Yeah, especially this fall I'd imagine a $250 price point isn't that big of a deal on the consumer level, will still be probably about half the price of the PS5/Xbox One X Series X One Box
  16. I mean, the worst port that could come to the Amico would be Custer's Revenge.
  17. I have been using a good VCR I found at a thrift store for $5 (Panasonic PV-8451) combined with a Rasvox RCA to HDMI converter picked up for $30 on Amazon for a few months, and it works great both for getting it into HDMI and for getting it into a stream capture device (Elgato HD60S). I found before settling on this set up that a lot of the digital RF inputs can't pick up the Atari signal very well, but your mileage will vary based on the TV or unit you are using. This is the converter I am using so far without issue: https://www.amazon.com/Rasfox-Converter-Composite-Upscaler-High-End/dp/B0719G5TL9/
  18. Someone who is less familiar with Atari recently posted on the AtariAge Facebook page to ask if the Atlantis II weight test was legit or Internet rumor. I figured a quick Google search would give me an easy answer (and I assumed it was nonsense), but surprisingly I did some digging without result. Since the Google search turned up AA threads from 2011 or so I figured it might be time to update this for 2020. Anyone know? Rumor being based largely on a widely-circulated YouTube video that the Atlantis II cart doesn't weigh the same as an Atlantis cart.
  19. Saw this on your Twitter, too cool! Putting a label over another label was fairly common from what I'd read, as it saved these companies a lot of money to re-use carts that weren't sold.
  20. OMG the number of times this has happened with the company I work for. Also, the folks who googled "email *our company name*" and sent an all-caps email to whatever result came up is in the thousands.
  21. I still think the Intellivision crew will need to compromise on their all-exclusive, family friendly, less than $10 approach as the console (hopefully) gets its life cycle. For now, though, it makes sense I guess from a marketing and positioning perspective. I have been pleasantly proven wrong so far on IE's abilities to get games in the works for it.
  22. Someone else I know brought up Tomb Raider, so I guess that probably wins. Still, Sonic is great.
  23. Just got out of a first-day screening of the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie and am happy to report that it was fantastic. Genuine heart, smart writing, surprisingly excellent action set pieces, charismatic acting, the list goes on. For my life until now I've never heard of a good movie based on a video game. If it exists, I haven't seen it. As far as I can tell of all things can ya believe it - 2020 and the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is the first good movie based on a video game, and was absolutely a blast to watch. I loved it!
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