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by scotland
December 21st, 2017, 12:11 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: First Generation Gaming
Replies: 20
Views: 607

Re: First Generation Gaming

To be fair, some 'Pong machines played more than Pong style games. From light guns to pinball to tank to breakout were in the mix. What they were were games, like buying a Simon, and not versatile ecosystems for games. People in 77 were still buying fixed inventory of games electronic devices - in f...
by scotland
December 21st, 2017, 7:30 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: First Generation Gaming
Replies: 20
Views: 607

Re: First Generation Gaming

That's a great review and screenshot, Sut

Having played the Odyssey via SIM now, do you think how poorly it actually plays impacts Ralph Baer's claim of being the father of home video games, or not?
by scotland
December 19th, 2017, 4:05 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Who really owns CGI Characters?
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Who really owns CGI Characters?

Interesting, So, basically unknowing infringement is not a defense, but it is a significant mitigating factor in seeking damages. So, yeah, sounds just like a settlement is in order, and we'll probably never know for how much.
by scotland
December 18th, 2017, 4:09 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Would you remove this Pac-Man sticker? (with Poll) And, how do you feel about upgrades and multicade machines?
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Would you remove this Pac-Man sticker? (with Poll) And, how do you feel about upgrades and multicade machines?

I'll chime in too that remaking an original cabinet into a multicade is a shame. It can't really save that much from just using a modern cabinet and screen. Congrats on owning an original Pac-Man cabinet. That is awesome. I hope it sounds fill your game room for many years to come. On the sticker, I...
by scotland
December 18th, 2017, 4:05 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Photos of old arcade games
Replies: 23
Views: 1408

Re: Photos of old arcade games

That is bizarre to have an arcade cabinet run by an Atari ST - its still even in its case! Yeah, based on the button layout, it was probably running a trivia game. Rip that out and put in a keyboard and flight stick and run some Flight Simulator or something.
by scotland
December 18th, 2017, 2:07 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: PC-50x Consoles
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: PC-50x Consoles

Just a quick reply that I'm really enjoying this thread. Every new post teaches me something I really had no idea about before. The homebrew community has people that do wonders with hardware nowadays, but I don't know of anyone playing with first generation hardware much. However, I would not be su...
by scotland
December 18th, 2017, 12:25 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Who really owns CGI Characters?
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Who really owns CGI Characters?

Apparently its about facial motion capture tech in particular. It seems to go some company in China was licensing the tech out to Disney, but that company may not have acquired the tech legally in the first place. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/disney-facing-vfx-firms-injunction-bid-three...
by scotland
December 16th, 2017, 1:18 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Obscure Systems
Replies: 32
Views: 1045

Re: Obscure Systems

The Micromat uses vinyl records? Wow. It's got a Z80 under the hood, so that's pretty good for 1979. I still have my chess computer from around the same time, so it kinds makes sense. However, if all it displayed were chess moves or simple statements like 'check, would it still be a video console? A...
by scotland
December 16th, 2017, 10:13 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Gaming Related Merchandise
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Gaming Related Merchandise

Don't know if we have a thread for video game related merchandise or custom made items.

Saw this on my twitter feed. An enterprising retrogamer made himself a great clock.

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by scotland
December 16th, 2017, 10:08 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Netflix Remaking Lost in Space!!?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Netflix Remaking Lost in Space!!?

That's neat. The original Lost in Space was kinda two different shows - the show it started out as and the show it quickly became. It started out as a straight forward heroic series, more like Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, but quickly became the Doctor Smith / Will Robinson / and the Robot comedy...

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