October 18, 2012
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A few days ago, I discussed the Atari 2600 with a fellow blogger who runs a blog called Retro Game Team. We ended up having a look at an old commercial for Pole Position, which is a game that was released for the Atari 2600 in the beginning of the 1980′s.
This commercial is epic. It has it all! I love the quote “It’ll leave skid marks on your soul…”. You’ve got to watch it to believe it, so I’ve embedded it below for your pleasure. Enjoy the show guys! Dig the catchy music!
Did you like it?
July 4, 2012
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Not long ago I read some news on Amiga.org concerning the 64JPX. This is basically a small interface that was designed to rejuvenate the way you play games on Commodore, Amiga and Atari compatible systems. The little piece of hardware allows you to safely connect SEGA Genesis/MegaDrive, Nintendo NES/SNES joypads and other controllers to your retro system, while improving gameplay with a number of on-the-fly selectable play modes.
Here’s a list of the features that I found on the official website:
- Simple to use plug-in smart interface
- Safely connect Sega MegaDrive/Genesis, Nintendo SNES/NES joypads, or other controllers
- Enhances game play with a number of on-the-fly selectable gaming enhancement modes
- Works out-of-the-box with Commodore, Atari and other compatible systems
- Provides diode protection to Commodore and Atari systems
- Direct connect to Sega controllers
- (via adaptors) Provides connection to other controllers such as SNES, NES, PC Wheels, flight yokes, 8-button joypads, and more…
ENHANCEMENT MODES: (buttons used depend on controller attached to 64JPX)
- Fire and auto-fire
- Racing – buttons or triggers for acceleration and braking
- Waddle modes – sports game left/right waddle simulation
- Creep modes – platform or run-n-gun movement slow-down
Sounds great, doesn’t it? I’m definitely going to investigate further, as this is something that would be useful to me. I’ve got a couple of SNES controllers here that I’d love to use, but since I haven’t got a SNES console, I haven’t even tried them yet.
If you’d like to read more about the 64JPX, please head on over to the official website.
Anyone else tempted to make a purchase?
I found this comic strip on AmiBay and just had to share it with you. Hope you like it.
January 31, 2012
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Sneak peak at new Lucasfilm games in an Atari magazine (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Today I picked up a huge (and heavy..) box filled with various gaming and computer magazines at the post office. Won these at an auction site just a few days ago. Most of the magazines are in excellent order, some even in mint condition, but the issues of Amiga Forum and Megabyte have been exposed to the horror of a paper-punch machine.
This purchase has expanded my collection of magazines quite a lot. Now I’m going to start sorting them properly and make room for them in my computer-magazine shelf.
Here are some pictures of the mags. Enjoy!
The magazines spread out on the floor in different stacks (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Two Zero magazines. These covered both the Atari ST and the Amiga. (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Several Amiga World issues - great reading material (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Golden oldies from the beginning of the 80's Never read any of these before, so it'll be interesting. (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Home Computing Weekly mags in excellent condition (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Various Amiga magazines, including CU Amiga and Amiga Format (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Indiana Jones is back! (photo by Old School Game Blog)