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Hey fellow Lynx fans,



On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the free-to-the-public Sunnyvale Atari Party will take place at the Sunnyvale Public Library from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Please come and join Bill Kendrick and the rest of us there.



There will be Atari 2600s/Flashbacks, 5200s, 7800s, XE Game System, Lynxes, Jaguars, arcade machines, Atari 8-bit computers, Atari STs, and modern PCs emulating the classic consoles.



In addition, we are fortunate enough to have two legendary ex-Atari employees who will be speaking. The first is Al Alcorn, Atari employee #3, builder of Pong, who worked on the Atari 2600, Atari's holographics, and countless other items. He later became an Apple Fellow*. And then there's Dan "The TrakBall Man" Kramer who is personally responsible for the 2600 and 5200 TrakBall Controllers, amongst many other projects during his time at Atari Inc. He is also promising to show off some prototype hardware as well.



http://www.newbreeds...tariparty/2014/



Sunnyvale CA is, of course, Atari's old hometown.



Please visit the website link above for more details. Volunteers are also welcome. And bring your Lynxes…maybe we can ComLynx a bunch of them together!



This is a kid-friendly event so bring the whole family...




*If you've watched the recent Steve Jobs film [Jobs], Mr. Alcorn is represented in the film. He's referred to as "Al" during the Atari scenes and "he" is the one who tells Jobs that he's "an a$$hole".


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Yeah this is a cool idea, unfortunately I'm on the wrong coast to attend. Any other lynx owners in the northeast? I want to play some 4 player Zarlor!

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Yeah this is a cool idea, unfortunately I'm on the wrong coast to attend. Any other lynx owners in the northeast? I want to play some 4 player Zarlor!

 

You know, I've never played Zarlor.

 

But I can tell you that 8-player Slimeworld and Warbirds was awesome back in the day. There were a lot of us in SST/STAR that purchased Lynxes and we'd bring them to the User's Group Meetings and ComLynx them all up for competitive play. A lot of people on non-Atari gaming websites make jokes about Lynx owners never knowing another soul that had one and that makes my eyes roll because we all certainly played them quite a bit together. I wish Time Quests and Treasure Chests - excuse me, Gauntlet the Third Encounter - was just as good as the original…it would've been more fun. Checkered Flag was decent networked.

 

Thanks for the supportive words, guys. We'll try to post video of Al Alcorn's and Dan Kramer's discussions.

Edited by Lynxpro

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Sirlynxalot, northeast? Where are you from? I'm up here in sunny Burlington, Vermont (second rainiest city in the us after Seattle)

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