New Vectrex Homebrew - Vectrexians (2008) now Available! Includes cartridge, box, overlay and manual!

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Kristof's first complete Vectrex game is now available for purchase. Vectrexians is a clone of the arcade classic, Galaxian, and appears to be a superb port and another fine addition to the Vectrex library. Full details with screen and package shots here, including how to order your copy, which is complete with cartridge, box, overlay and manual, all in professionally printed full color. Though the price is a bit high due to the weak dollar if you're not on the Euro, it appears to be a great value for this popular classic platform.

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blakespot
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Wow...expensive

I went to the site to order this title when I found that total price to get it in my hands here in the states is just shy of $80 USD. Oy. I might have to pass... :-(

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blakespot wrote:

I went to the site to order this title when I found that total price to get it in my hands here in the states is just shy of $80 USD. Oy. I might have to pass... :-(

Yeah, I've been getting screwed on a consistent basis with Euro-based stuff. Sometimes I pay the almost 50% premium, sometimes I don't. Hopefully the dollar will strengthen with the next administration...



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Kristof Tuts anounces special Vectrexians cartridge #000

Kristof has stated on his website that the first person to send a movie showing the completion of all 20 levels and the end screen of his Vectrexians game, will win a special version of the game with serial number #000. So Vectrex players, the challenge is set, be the first to complete Vectrexians.
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Mark Vergeer
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Economics are a strange

Economics are a strange thing. For me the price of the Vectrex game hasn't changed but the international exchange rates do funny things with international prices. What you guys are saying about having to pay 80 USD sucks. It used to be the other way around pre-euro for a lot of European countries. The dollar was strong and the US was an expensive country. I worked in the US in 1993 and earned an enormous amount of money compared to European standards. Despite the strong Euro half my salary goes to taxes and social security contributions which sort of sucks but at the same time is very human for people without jobs.

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Say I actually have one of these, got it from an elderly couple and the guy signed it 'Silverfox' in 1993 on an Amtrack train to Savannah Georgia when I was travelling together with Jillian Neal (a friend from New Zealand). We both got one after we'd been talking to the elderly couple for quite a long time. I wonder how much it is worth. Of course it being signed devalues it to others but it does remind me of that trip and the nice conversation we had with those elderly folk - very colorful people those two.



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I've actually seen coke

I've actually seen coke machines that accept $2 bills. You hardly ever see them, though I understand they're still in production.

Come to think of it, it seems odd that we would mint coins (expensive) for a little amount, yet just use paper (cheap) for the real money. Seems like it would be the other way around. I mean, you should definitely have something as durable as a coin for $20, $50, and $100.

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Bill Loguidice
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Paperless and Coinless
Matt Barton wrote:

I've actually seen coke machines that accept $2 bills. You hardly ever see them, though I understand they're still in production.

Come to think of it, it seems odd that we would mint coins (expensive) for a little amount, yet just use paper (cheap) for the real money. Seems like it would be the other way around. I mean, you should definitely have something as durable as a coin for $20, $50, and $100.

Coins have been tried before here, but never really catch on. Look at all the attempts at dollar coins (though the downside of those was their similar proportions to quarters). Personally, I've long been ready to go paper- and coin-less. I use my check card for everything humanly possible and rarely ever carry cash with me. It's getting easier and easier to do that. Even this past week on vacation in North Carolina (the Outerbanks), other than tipping one of the Segway tour guides, I didn't use cash once.



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Matt Barton
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Bill Loguidice wrote:

Personally, I've long been ready to go paper- and coin-less. I use my check card for everything humanly possible and rarely ever carry cash with me. It's getting easier and easier to do that. Even this past week on vacation in North Carolina (the Outerbanks), other than tipping one of the Segway tour guides, I didn't use cash once.

Yes, I've been the same way for some time, too. Indeed, the only time cash comes in handy is for tipping and taxis. I don't know why taxis haven't made the leap into credit card readers.

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Matt Barton wrote:

Yes, I've been the same way for some time, too. Indeed, the only time cash comes in handy is for tipping and taxis. I don't know why taxis haven't made the leap into credit card readers.

I haven't been out there in a while, but I know some taxis in NYC were doing that, though the last time I was there they were all not working for whatever reason.

What I REALLY hate are places that require a minimum purchase to use a credit card. Another thing is that a lot of gas stations now seem to be going back to the old different cash/credit price routine. Bad, bad, bad...



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Vectrexians

Awesome! another space invaders clone to add to my pile of space invaders clones!

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