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Disney Corporation the executioner. "150 members of the LucasArts staff were laid off Wednesday morning and the games they were all working on, “Star Wars: First Assault” and “Star Wars 1313,” have been canceled. The company was acquired along with LucasFilm in last year’s $4 billion mega-buyout." http://www.rawstory....rts-is-no-more/
An in-depth paper that describes the development process that was created to be able to produce the games: "Ballblazer" and "Rescue on Fractalus!". "The concept often called ‘‘fail fast’’ seemed particularly relevant to games development. Much of the decision making in game design comes down to making a yes-or-no decision about a potential approach. Such choices vary from ‘‘is this idea interesting enough?’’ to ‘‘can it be done at all?’’ We found it immensely effective to try solving the hardest parts first in deciding any of these questions, allowing us to discard doomed approaches quickly and devote our energies to potentially successful ones." -Peter Langston vidgam.pdf Source: http://www.langston.com/Papers/vidgam.pdf
As a disclaimer I should say upfront that I won't be in a position to purchase the chips/games until February 1st, but I did want to get the word out in advance in case someone wouldn't mind setting them aside for me. I'm planning on picking up two Atari 7800 homebrew games next month but both will require that I supply the POKEY chips needed for them, so if anyone happens to have a couple spare POKEY chips or Ballblazer carts with cruddy condition labels that they wouldn't mind parting with I could sure use them. I'm not sure exactly what the chips or rough condition Ballblazer carts go for price wise, so I'm open to negotiation on the price. PayPal payment is preferred but I can send a money order through the mail if the seller isn't keen on PayPal. Thanks much and just shoot me a PM if you happen to have what I'm looking for and wouldn't mind setting it aside for me until February.
Hey peeps So I have a 7800 PROsystem AV Modded by Electronicsentimentalities and last night I was playing more or less my whole library of 7800 games. They were all coming out of my stereo speakers as beautiful unique channels. Then I popped in Ballblazer, and my sound was left channel only.. Has anyone ever heard of this happening? Is it just Ballblazer, all pokey chips, or perhaps a freak side effect of the AV mod? After Ballblazer I played a few more games, and back to stereo with no issues. ?!? Any input would be appreciated, Thanks.