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  1. Well put. You could also include the fact that the PS2 was the first system that you could play online with.
  2. My original estimate was 1977-1994. Then after some thought I figured that the original Sony PlayStation should also be included so I extended my estimate to 1977-1999 since the PS2 was released in 2000. I don't think there is any official date on the time frame for retro gaming. What would your estimate be?
  3. I can totally understand the lack of interest in hacking/developing new sports games for the 2600. We all all missing the key element which is the neighborhood full of kids we had 30-40 years ago to play with. Super Challenge Football is one of my all time favorite sports games across all systems. As previously stated it was simple pick up and play fun. I always thought it would be cool if punts and field goals could somehow be added. If you really want to be ambioutous adding basic stats after each game would be the bomb. Of coarse if challenging AI can't be done it's all mute because it's not likely to happen anyway. I will be meeting up with my all time nemesis The Brooks Bombers for a game Super Challenge Football in late August. We try to play at least once a year to keep our rivalry alive:)
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  7. I came across a filthy Playstation at my local thrift store. It actually booted up and came on with the game that was left in it. Cleaned it up and it looks great but neither controller will recognize when put into port one. Is this a common occurrence with these systems when real dirty? Any tips or advice from PS1 fans would be appreciated.
  8. My older brother got me two of these Pointmasters for my 12th or 13th birthday. They looked cool but they just didn't work well at all. The stick had way to much give in it. Using them was an incredible handicap compared to the standard 2600 joystick. The only good thing about them was that they had a much longer cord than the regular 2600 sticks.
  9. Home computers were soooo overrated back then! The Macintosh with its GUI was a Godsend but what average family could afford the price tag? I had an Apple //c and many years later when I discovered what my parents spent on it I was floored! They could have gotten a Commodore 64 for a third of the price that would have been just as good. But at least my Dad didn't listen to me because I wanted an Adam computer! I don't even remember hearing anything about that computer good bad or otherwise. It was as if one day Coleco just disappeared and was gone forever. Yes, I do remember those ugly dolls they made afterwords. Anyway, I thought the article was good for when it was written. He definitely had the market saturation factor in there and I loved the comparison with the crash of 29. I'm sure that just three years earlier the home videogame market was something that most experts figured was too big to fail.
  10. I used to read Electronic Games back in the day. I thought it was a very good gaming magazine. Anyway if you like gaming history concerning the gaming crash of 1984 then you will probably find the article interesting:)
  11. It was kind of dark. Wood paneled walls and the cabinets weren't crammed close together. No food or drinks allowed and I don't remember anybody smoking in there. I liked Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Punch Out and Dragons Lair was a really big deal when it came out. They had an extra monitor mounted on top of the cabinet so more people could see. I can remember 8-10 tokens being stretched across the machines title at the top of the cabinet.
  12. Alladins Castle was the primary arcade I spent most of my money in while growing up. I can remember being so pumped about going to the mall to play video games. Often on Friday nights when I was in my early teens my Mom would drop my friends and I off at Eastdale Mall at 6:30 and pick us up at around 8:30-9:00. As I approached the entrance to Alladin's the dopamine would really start to flow. The place was loud and all of the sounds emanating from the cabinets blended together into a blur. The racket from a few games did seem to stand out though. The thump, thump, thump from Centipede along with the spider, gunfire and flea dropping was prevalent. The noise from Missle Command also seemed to overshadow most of the machines on the decibel level. It was a fun time to grow up:)
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