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by scotland171
October 17th, 2012, 10:02 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Happy 35th, Atari 2600
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Happy 35th, Atari 2600

Thanks for this. To this day, the Atari controller is still perhaps the symbol of video gaming. It was all so new, and Atari really did just fine trailblazing in the 70s, only to go wildly off course in those heady days of the early 80s. I think the reason the console was not an immediate hit was du...
by scotland171
October 4th, 2012, 8:52 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2012/10/4: Odyssey 2: Football, Freedom Fighters
Replies: 6
Views: 260

2012/10/4: Odyssey 2: Football, Freedom Fighters

<img src="/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" alt="" align="absmiddle" border="0" /> First off, thanks Dave for the re-review from an old Ody 2 gamer who played these games ad nauseum in days of yore.   Would keeping your older score in the review verbage at all help or confuse others? ...
by scotland171
October 3rd, 2012, 8:24 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: What Was the Best Decade for Video Games?
Replies: 37
Views: 463

What Was the Best Decade for Video Games?

Today of course you can play all the games of the past as well as new ones, so in that respect today is always best. Yet as far as cultural impact, its the 80s. Home consoles went from Ataris port of Space Invaders to Nintendo,s Super Mario 3. The early 80s were when arcades were everywhere, and whe...
by scotland171
October 2nd, 2012, 9:45 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Your Top 5 Pong Games
Replies: 13
Views: 1437

Your Top 5 Pong Games

For first generation stuff, maybe old-computers.com might help. At least they have lots on hardware. I'm not sure where computers fit into the console generations (is a C64 2nd generation or 3rd). Some of the games of the time on early computers were type in your own code varieties. Examples were te...
by scotland171
October 1st, 2012, 9:14 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Your Top 5 Pong Games
Replies: 13
Views: 1437

Your Top 5 Pong Games

Interesting topic.  Can you 'emulate' pre-microprocessor games?  I thought the best you could do was simulate them.  If you look back on the literally dozens of machines of the 1st generation, many of those from 1977, I believe, used the same chip - the AY-3-8500, a sort of Pong-on-a-...
by scotland171
September 24th, 2012, 7:25 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Sega Master System Vs. NES
Replies: 60
Views: 901

Sega Master System Vs. NES

Its funny how this thread of Sega Master System versus the Nintendo Entertainment System is mostly about theAtari  7800 -- guess its a generational thing.   The thread reminds me of AtariFever's post #2 on the death of Jack Tramiel subject.  Its hard to fault ...
by scotland171
September 23rd, 2012, 8:42 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: I want an odyssey 2 buuut.....
Replies: 10
Views: 92

I want an odyssey 2 buuut.....

I am often amazed at how inexpensive Odyssey 2 units are on ebay, often with a suite of games.   Most games are inexpensive, and do not expect to get boxes that survived the ravages of time.  The hardwired controllers can be replaced with a screwdriver, and they hold up pret...
by scotland171
September 23rd, 2012, 8:29 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: First Computer?
Replies: 27
Views: 533

First Computer?

Its so wonderful to read all these posts from people introduced to games and computing with the family computers of the 80s.   A Mattel Aquarius!  Wow.  I grew up playing around on Apple IIEs and TRS-80s at school (learning how to do ASCII art or simple text versions of Star...
by scotland171
September 23rd, 2012, 8:12 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: I really like Atari 5200 controllers
Replies: 13
Views: 471

I really like Atari 5200 controllers

From post #10 and the review for the Sega Master System "Great Ice Hockey", I take it our Video Game Critic is slightly underwhelmed with the Sega Sports Pad of 1986.  Actually, the word was 'worthless' in bold font.  While I won't try to defend games like Great Ice Hockey o...
by scotland171
September 23rd, 2012, 7:34 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Sega Master System Vs. NES
Replies: 60
Views: 901

Sega Master System Vs. NES

<p>Did anyone answer our Video Game Critic's question back on post #3 on using a Genesis controller for your Sega Master System?  Seems to work just fine, since they both use that magic 9 pin D-sub that I think Atari first used on the VCS/2600.  For the SMS, the button mappi...

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