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by pacman000
March 8th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: The Oregon Trail now available as a dedicated handheld
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: The Oregon Trail now available as a dedicated handheld

Fun Fact: Oregon Trail was based on a post-nuclear disaster survival game, Atom-20: http://www.platypuscomix.net/applepalooza/atom.html ...Or not. There was an earlier version of Oregon Trail made on a minicomputer in 1971: http://www.virtualapple.org/docs/Atom20.pdf Atom-20 might've inspired some d...
by pacman000
March 8th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: It's the little things...
Replies: 13
Views: 1749

Re: It's the little things...

I remember that! If you leave Crash standing on a snow level for too long he'll begin to shiver. Naughty Dog was very detail oriented.

If you leave Sonic standing there too long he'll look at the screen as if to say "What's taking so long?" Might tap his foot too.
by pacman000
March 8th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Video Gaming in the News
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Video Gaming in the News

On addictivness I agree with everything that's been posted by Scotland, the VGC, & Atarifever. On violence... I believe communication, including games, can influence behavior, but communication doesn't exist in a vacuum, so you'll never be able to get a 1:1 correlation between media and good/bad...
by pacman000
March 8th, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: It's the little things...
Replies: 13
Views: 1749

Re: It's the little things...

Crash Bandicoot 2 - leaving footprints in the snow.
by pacman000
March 8th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The Sad State of Future Retro Gaming (and Managing Storage on New Consoles)
Replies: 32
Views: 2433

Re: The Sad State of Future Retro Gaming (and Managing Storage on New Consoles)

"PS4 allows you to have games on an external HDD."

For about 20 years now that's been my idea of a perfect PC; a small OS on ROM or Flash memory, with changeable hard drives in cartridges.
by pacman000
March 7th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The Sad State of Future Retro Gaming (and Managing Storage on New Consoles)
Replies: 32
Views: 2433

Re: Managing Storage on New Consoles (and The Sad State of Future Retro Gaming)

"I have seen the future, & it doesn't work." One of my 1st PCs was a refurbished Compaq with Win95. The OS alone took up 1 to 2/3 of the hard drive space. Ran out of room constantly. When the X-Box came out with internal memory I was afraid a day would come where all games had to be in...
by pacman000
March 7th, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Assembler Games in Some sort of trouble?
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Assembler Games in Some sort of trouble?

https://assemblergames.com/threads/the- ... ods.68494/

Apparently the site's owner's grown bored with it, and has left it, for the most part, in the hands of the mods, who don't have all the permissions needed to install updates, bring the site back up if it crashes, etc.
by pacman000
March 7th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: "Who Killed the Atari ST?" 1989 Article
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: "Who Killed the Atari ST?" 1989 Article

https://www.atarimagazines.com/startv3n1/threeyearsofst.html Just one more, an '88 article outlining the ST's development & some of the problems it faced in the U.S. (In the U.S. it arrived too late; Apple & IBM already had most of the market/public's mind share, & fewer software compani...
by pacman000
March 7th, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: "Who Killed the Atari ST?" 1989 Article
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: "Who Killed the Atari ST?" 1989 Article

http://www.dadhacker.com/blog/?p=1000#comment-476799 Part 2 of the above article. Really interesting stuff. Sadly, it sounds like he left Atari in 86 or 87, when the ST was still doing well, so no inside info on its demise. He does have a neat sounding collection of Atari articles tho: http://www.da...
by pacman000
March 7th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: "Who Killed the Atari ST?" 1989 Article
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: "Who Killed the Atari ST?" 1989 Article

http://www.dadhacker.com/blog/?p=995

The Atari ST's history from a former Atari employee. I'd imagine this explains a lot; reading it now.

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