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The Official Atari Age Secret Santa 2019 thread

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1 hour ago, ClassicGMR said:

That list would also work for a Christmas video game soundtrack! 😂

Hahahaha!

 

I've been known to play this album around the house on Xmas morning...

 

http://www.doctoroctoroc.com/8-bit-jesus/

 

Definitely sets the mood. Also worked well pulling late shifts around Xmas time when I worked at a video transfer lab.

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ALL SECRET SANTA INFO HAS BEEN SENT!

 

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Phew!

 

and now for your viewing pleasure...

 

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On 11/11/2019 at 9:31 PM, CaptainBreakout said:

So... Here's a list of Christmas games that I wish I could play, but can't because they don't exist. I thought I should share so we could all play them at least, in our dreams...

 

1. Sinistar of Bethlehem

HO HO HO! I LIVE!

 

I'm quite sure at least one of those will exist by this time next year 😉 (Not from me, I can't code, but I can't imagine someone isn't inspired!)

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2 hours ago, HoshiChiri said:

HO HO HO! I LIVE!

 

I'm quite sure at least one of those will exist by this time next year 😉 (Not from me, I can't code, but I can't imagine someone isn't inspired!)

AA user Frankodragon has been known to recode a 7800 game or three

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2 hours ago, HoshiChiri said:

I can't code

Games are about so much more than coding, so if you have other skills like pixelating graphics - in particular animations - or doing music, awesome level designs, even storyboards, documentation and of course testing, you could definitely be part of a development project without writing a line of code. Actually I'd imagine some 70% of everyone involved in IT never do any programming themselves.

 

Oh well, back to figuring out what to get for my SS recipient.

 

By the way, if mangia is Italian for "to eat", would Santa Mangia be about eating Santa Claus, or just the festivity of overconsuming food and have bad stomach pain rest of the night?

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32 minutes ago, carlsson said:

Games are about so much more than coding, so if you have other skills like pixelating graphics - in particular animations - or doing music, awesome level designs, even storyboards, documentation and of course testing, you could definitely be part of a development project without writing a line of code. Actually I'd imagine some 70% of everyone involved in IT never do any programming themselves.

I can do- none of the above! 😆 I cross-stitch, which I suppose could convert to pixel art... but it would be on paper, I have no idea how to computerize it.

 

And I'm fine with that- maybe one of these years I'll start putting stitchery projects into the Secret Santa gifts. I need to finish that Link's Awakening map first though...

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4 hours ago, HoshiChiri said:

HO HO HO! I LIVE!

 

I'm quite sure at least one of those will exist by this time next year 😉 (Not from me, I can't code, but I can't imagine someone isn't inspired!)

 

(sung to the tune of We Three Kings)

 

 

Star of hunger, star of fright
Star of roaring furious fight
Crystals gleaming, workers breeding
Run! Or face thy dreadful bite

 


Coward.

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'hunger' seemed to suit this better
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I tried cross stiching a number of years ago but it is too tedious. I found pearler beads give a much quicker result, as shown in a previous, appreciated AA gift. But I would never touch a paintbrush, the end result would simply give the recipient nightmares.

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I am going to suggest that Secret Santas not post in the thread yet that they have sent their package as that may give it away too quickly.

 

You can PM me and I will send your recipient the tracking number but if you can please wait a few more weeks to post you have shipped your SS gift.

 

 

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@CaptainBreakout,

I would play the heck out of Tron saves Christmas. Oh and let me know when Star Wars: Night Life comes out, looking forward to the sequel. ;-0

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1 hour ago, Grig said:

please wait a few more weeks to post you have shipped your SS gift

Now I have Christmas anxiety! 🤣🤣

 

Here I thought I was so far ahead since I shopped hard all year and only had to get small personalized items. 😀

 

Seriously - cool beans to whomever may be or is done! Well done Kringle(s)!

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Note to self: Don't look up on eBay the prices other people are asking for the same type of items you were thinking to give away...

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