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by pacman000
February 5th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 6372

Re: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread

Tandy Commercials: Coco 2 or 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph8pIOIXWPU&list=PLD5EF9606E55BCCB8 This is actually the start of a playlist; there's a Coco 3 commercial after this one. PC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnd6hElR3eo I appreciate the fact that these are just plain commercials in...
by pacman000
February 3rd, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Elwood Adams, Oldest Hardware Store in the U.S., Closes
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Elwood Adams, Oldest Hardware Store in the U.S., Closes

http://www.telegram.com/news/20170911/e ... f-business

This makes me sad and worried; I work in a hardware store. :(
by pacman000
February 2nd, 2018, 10:54 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Dragster record being questioned
Replies: 17
Views: 1547

Re: Dragster record being questioned

From AtariAge: "Todd Rogers wasn't the only, nor even the first, person to get a 5.51 according to Activision: In volume 1 of Activision's newsletter there were 2 people tied at 5.61: Chuck Hunter, Sr., and Chuck Hunter, Jr. In volume 2 there were 3 people tied at 5.57: Todd Rogers, Greg Nichol...
by pacman000
February 2nd, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Book Summary Help?
Replies: 36
Views: 1808

Re: Book Summary Help?

I'd say you got the problem backwards; you replaced something vague and confusing with something specific and confusing. The first version was hard to follow because I knew none of the words; the second had long descriptions which got in the narrative's way. Let's try it again, with some of the desc...
by pacman000
February 1st, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 6372

Re: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread

The Cave, Atari Corp's last-ditch attempt to sell their last console:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT0UMemhUfw

Ummm... Ok. That's... something.
by pacman000
January 31st, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Dragster record being questioned
Replies: 17
Views: 1547

Re: Dragster record being questioned

With patience, you could fake a whole bunch of stuff in the 80's too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoLhLn9hVkE
by pacman000
January 31st, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: OK I admit it mobile gaming sucks
Replies: 25
Views: 2263

Re: OK I admit it mobile gaming sucks

It's basically the same stuff that shareware folk have been doing since the 90's. Not great, but also here to stay.

If it ever improves we'll have to worry.
by pacman000
January 31st, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 6372

Re: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread

There can be certain advantages to shopping at a store no one's been to since the 90's:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3I6h_HAfys
by pacman000
January 31st, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Book Summary Help?
Replies: 36
Views: 1808

Re: Book Summary Help?

>I agree that there are a lot of proper nouns in that summary, and it might make it confusing to new readers, but at the same time I worry that trying to remove them all could make it more generic and less interesting That could be a warning sign; if it needs odd names to sound original and interest...
by pacman000
January 31st, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Book Summary Help?
Replies: 36
Views: 1808

Re: Book Summary Help?

>Again, this is the sequel. The idea is that most people who are looking at this will have read the first book. I'm not sure that's a good assumption. Ok, a lot of folks who read the 1st one will pick up the 2nd; that's true, but you'll also pick up new readers who see the book and think it looks in...

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