Here's a "family" picture of almost all my entire video game collection (about 325 games). Not pictured are my GBA games (10 or so) and some games I'll undoubtedly get tomorrow at the used video game store.
Also, I'm beginning to doubt Mike Etler's rarity list. According to him, I have 28 games B- or higher (out of 84). I remember playing Pinbot as a kid, and I had to trade it in when my NES broke. It was about a year or so later that I bought a new NES to rekindle childhood memories. And the
The stupidest holiday of the year is Monday. That's right, it's Columbus Day here in America. Why is it so stupid? The only people that get it off are the feds, and that means no mail. Other than that, everything is normal. State workers still have to go to work, schools are open, etc. Just no mail. Don't know whether the stock market is open or not, but who cares? Here's the thing that makes me angry about this: If we're making Columbus Day a holiday, why not actually celebrate it? Why not clos
Though I haven't played Mario Vs. DK 1 for the Game Boy Advance, I just got Mario Vs. DK 2 for the DS. I'm going to play it more in-depth later, but I just played the first three rooms and I must say it's really good so far. The game isn't a typical Mario game, it's more like Lemmings in which you guide these wind-up Mario toys to an exit door. I also got two bags of potato chips. Yum. And the main reason I go to Wal-Mart to get these last two games is because it's right down the street from me.
I went to Wal-Mart and their prices on games are way better than Gamestop. I saved $5 buying Mario Hoops 3-on-3 at Wal-Mart than if I had bought it at Gamestop. And it works! Not only that, but Wal-Mart had Resident Evil: Deadly Silence and it's rated M! Now I can use that $5 on other things, like, um, candy! I like candy. My personal favorite candy are Peanut M&Ms, although I'll eat anything but something with caramel in it because it sticks to your teeth. Well, anyway, there.
Beck's new album, The Information, is really wonderful. What really makes it great is track 15 (you heard right), the last track, oddly titled "The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton. The first five minutes are an actual song, and the last 5 minutes are like bonus noise (with people talking about spaceships and changes). The track itself is 10 minutes and 36 seconds and reminds me of the music of Godspeed You Black Emperor. The list of trax:
1. Elevator Music
2. Think I'm In Love
Well, I have to go back and get all 4 wisdom teeth pulled and 4 cavities filled. He filled one today, and it wasn't that bad, just gave me some novocain. I just had a thought: I'm gonna have to have 8 novocain shots on my next visit! Owee! My mouth is numb in the spot where he filled one of my fillings now, just multiplying that numbess times 7 is sickening. I don't want to think about it. Also, I apparently have gum disease. Yay. Now I have to brush and floss 3 times a day (instead of none, but
It's one of those times in my life tomorrow. Time to go to the DENTIST! AAAAH!!! Seriously, it's just a check-up and to see what the heck my stupid problem is with my toothache that I've had off and on. Hopefully, I'll make it out of there alive (by the skin of my teeth, pun intended!) Oh well, good thing the appointment isn't on Friday the 13th. Ha. And if he tells me I have to go back to get a cavity filled, I'll lie and say "of course I'll go back." Reminds me of a few lines from a Brak Show
The Vietnam War. Nixon resigning. Mt. St. Helens blowing its top. New Year's Day 2000. These are just some of the memories that my grandparents kept in the form of newspapers. Went over to my grandpa's and borrowed them so I could scan them in my scanner (because they really need to be.)
Also, my latest hobby seems to be collecting black Tengen NES games. I have 5 so far, just got one today (RBI Baseballs 1 & 2, Klax, Vindicators, and Super Sprint). I also got Monster Party which is suppos
Here's a fresh new idea blending calculators and video games (and when I mean "fresh" I mean "stupid".) Introducing Calcgames! Now, since I don't have the ability to reprogram calculators, I've put my ideas onto Atari 2600 emulators. And since these are to be played on calculators, they're not all that in-depth. In fact, they're more time-wasters than games. This first one, Eat Man, is you feed the mouth by pressing left, but only when the mouth is open. There are two faster levels. In case you
I enjoy making games for Batari Basic, but I'm beginning to feel that I should keep them to myself. All these games I've been making are cheap imitations of real ones. It's just with over 900+ titles (or however many of them there are), the Atari 2600 is a really difficult system to try to make new games for. The truth is, I have a few ideas for games, but can't be pulled off with Atari 2600. When Donkey Kong Country was new, I designed a 6-world platform video game. Same goes for Super Mario 64
I was playing Astroshoot and I was thinking that the hit detection between player0 and player1 was off, so I looked at the code and realized that I didn't check for a collision right after player0 moved to the right or left (in essence while player0 was moving left or right into a rock.) So I changed that and added some playfield colors. And yes, I know that there's already an Astrosmash version for the 2600, I just wanted to make something like that.
I'm working on an Astrosmash clone using Batari BASIC. This is just a rough draft I spent about half the day working on. I'll change the background, maybe do some multicolored sprites, hear what other people have to say about it. BTW, I'd like to hear comments on this. Is it too easy? Too hard? Etc. Here ya go.
1. Grand Prix
4. Video Pinball
7. Pole Position
8. Realsports Football
10. Ms. Pac-Man
Half these games I got off the internet from people like you. Keep 'em coming! Oh, and thank you. Will Dodge 'Em, Millipede, and probably some more I will ask for make the list next month? Find out. Until then, here.
, or as far as I want it done. This masterpiece, my best yet, was created in a little more than 24 hours. Of course, if anyone finds any major bugs, I will fix them, but otherwise, put a fork in it because it's done. And with a little less than 100 bytes to spare. I added a 3rd level based on the episode SB-129. It's the last place where Squidward ends up, only SpongeBob is there instead. The weird place with the white background and the squares. SB-129 is one of my favorite SpongeBob episodes.
Continuing with the onomotopeia theme I have with these blog titles, I went to the flea market and there were NO Atari games. Not only that, there were no games period, sans a few electronic hand held things.
I'm working on a SpongeBob SquarePants game with Batari Basic. It's going to be like a cross between Road Runner and my old Hurdles game. In this level shown here, SpongeBob must jump over the jellyfish, based on the "Nature Pants" episode. There's going to be a second level in which you'
What a night. I spent almost all of it trying to figure out my stupid Music Maker thing I'm making. Then, once I notice it's 3 AM, I try to go to sleep, only to start having acid reflux. Now, I never have it, and I figure the only reason I had it (it's over now) is because I started eating those microwavable hash browns. Well, anyway, I didn't get to sleep until 5 AM and I woke up at about 12:45 PM. BTW, I have made a little progress on my Music Maker program. Check the attachment out. Now all I
I changed my avatar again. Now it is Kool-Aid Man! Everyone loves this guy! On a Robot Chicken episode, someone shot Kool-Aid Man and his juice began pouring out. That was really funny. I've always wondered what happened if you drank the juice inside him. Would he die, or just be running around being an empty pitcher? I have a Kool-Aid plastic pitcher, the Kool-Aid Man video game, and a blue cup in Kool-Aid Man's likeness. I drank a lot of this when I was a kid. IIRC my sister tried to use it to
-Just 3 more days until an ultra-rare flea market comes to my town! I doubt there will be any Atari 2600 games, but you never know.
-Space Bacon is closer to coming to the AtariAge store. Just sent Albert the binary file & label artwork (the beautiful artwork made by neotokeo, I just cleaned it up a little.)
-I must disobey the grocery shopping rule: Never go when you're hungry. I don't have any food (Well, I have food, but I don't want it.) I am definitely going to pig out when I get back
Long story short, my computer died. So I had to get a new one, which I did, and frankly, it's quite slow on the Internet, probably needs to get all the cookies back on it. So I'm back and ready to blog again. Probably will write some more stuff tomorrow, as I need to get all the stuff I had on the other one back on here.
Yes, I did a little more DXing last night, and what a night it was. From Salem, Oregon, I got an AM station from Denver, Colorado (KOA), my farthest so far. Also got another station from Vancouver, BC (CKNW) which at the time was playing old radio shows from the 40s, even though it's a news-talk station. Weird. Well, that makes 11 stations so far I've taped from various parts of the western U.S. If anyone is interested in my DX log, I'll put it in a blog in the next few days.
The always off-center Rare, after seeing the success of Donkey Kong Country on the Super Nintendo, brought their fancy computer-generated graphics to the Game Boy. The result: drastic changes to Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, including no more of both of them being on the screen at the same time, and, of course, now they're only 4 colors instead of a whole bunch of them. But the nice gameplay is still there. It's actually not a bad game at all. DKC on the go. It's different levels, too, which is ki
I am about ready to bare my soul here. Confession #1: I don't have an iPod. Confession #2: I don't have a MySpace page. There. I feel much better. And guess what, gang? I killed another moth last night! That makes two moths dead. I wouldn't have noticed it as quickly as I did if my cat hadn't batted at it. By the way, my cat is crazy. Either crazy or senile. She'll turn 14 this winter. We have no idea how old she is because we saved her from life as a farm cat when she was a kitten. And I think
Do you know how hard it is to kill one of those stupid things? I didn't have any idea it was in the house, I just saw it for less than five seconds and then stepped on it. Bam. It died. Yay me! I hate it when huge flying insects get in the house. I had to kill a bee in the house this summer. A bee! And they can sting you! Luckily, it was behind the window curtain and I squished it without getting stung. Hopefully it will get to be below freezing soon so all the stupid insects can die and not ge
I wrote this story when I was around 13 years old, and is the semi-basis for the Ima Dyma game I'm working on.
I know a teacher. A teacher who is a puppet. Her name is Ima Dyma. This puppet is a wonderful teacher. She can teach the bestest in the whole wide world. I want you to know this particular story on one of the kids named Jack. Jack was a bully. Boy, was he a bully. One day he tried to pull off Ima Dyma from the puppeteer's hand. But the funny thing about that was Ima Dyma had no pupp
Hey, for all you Space Bacon: When Pigs Fly fans (both of you ), I'm working with Albert to get it into the AtariAge store. IIRC, 4k games and less cost $20. And I know there are a couple of you hardcore collectors out there who get every single homebrew game, so this is definitely one to have (basically because it's a homebrew game.) I'm going to use neotokeo's spiffy label from the thread (which I modified a little,) and an end label like the olden days. So if you have 20 bucks to spare, I urg