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ColecoVision games - examples from the newest generation...

ColecoVision games - examples from the newest generation of homebrews...
ColecoVision games - examples from the newest generation.

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The girls playing The

The girls playing The Electric Company Math Fun from 1979 on the Mattel Intellivision II.

The girls playing The Electric Company Math Fun from 1979 on the Mattel Intellivision II.
More The Electric Company Math Fun from 1979 on the Mattel Intellivision.  1 of 3
More The Electric Company Math Fun from 1979 on the Mattel Intellivision.  2 of 3
More The Electric Company Math Fun from 1979 on the Mattel Intellivision.  3 of 3

Amelie and I also had a blast playing Dark Chambers on the Atari 7800. Despite the chunkiness, in many ways it's a better home game than the arcade game, Gauntlet, its predecessor inspired.

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The inside of my Cuttle Cart

The inside of my Cuttle Cart 3 cartridge for the Intellivision. I'm adding the two newest Donkey Kong Arcade homebrew ROMs.

The inside of my Cuttle Cart 3 cartridge for the Intellivision. I'm adding the two newest Donkey Kong Arcade homebrew ROMs. 1 of 2
The inside of my Cuttle Cart 3 cartridge for the Intellivision. I'm adding the two newest Donkey Kong Arcade homebrew ROMs. 2 of 2

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I'm so glad we came away from

I'm so glad we came away from that woodgrain look. I hated that look even back then!

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The Indiegogo for myball,

The Indiegogo for myball, which is an exercise ball cover. I use it as a chair in places I don't have a ball chair holder. Note the obnoxiously sized PowerPad stuff for the Apple II and C-64.
The Indiegogo for myball, which is an exercise ball cover. I use it as a chair in places I don't have a ball chair holder. Note the obnoxiously sized PowerPad stuff for the Apple II and C-64.

The X-Pad Graphic Tablet for the TRS-80 Color Computer. Yes, it cost $350 back then.
The X-Pad Graphic Tablet for the TRS-80 Color Computer. Yes, it cost $350 back then.

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Love this stuff - that Tandy

Love this stuff - that Tandy Joystick brings back some memories. I still have a working color computer 1 and color computer 3. Most of the disks, unfortunately, have not held up to time. My favorite game on coco3 was Diecom Products "Gantelet II" (misspelling is intentional - probably to get around copyright). I was a kid at the time, so that didn't register with me LOL.

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Moga Android Game Controller

Moga Android Game Controller with Pac-Man and Sonic CD on my Galaxy Note II. The analog sticks are like the Sony PSP's. I'm not sure how much I like this controller overall...

Moga Android Game Controller and Pac-Man on my Galaxy Note II

Moga Android Game Controller and Sonic CD on my Galaxy Note II

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I just upgraded to an Asus

I just upgraded to an Asus RT-AC66U Dual Band Gigabit router from a Linksys E4200. Luckily, dead simple and a seamless, quick switch.

I just upgraded to an Asus RT-AC66U Dual Band Gigabit router from a Linksys E4200. Luckily, dead simple and a seamless, quick switch.

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clok1966 wrote:

But that was a clean looking computer with its brushed aluminum case, it didn't look cheap, the cart slot was nice too.. it almost looked like it wasn't there, I always thought it was the best looking of the home ones at the time. But again it was HUGE with the addons all hooked up too.. Like i say.. loved it for some reasons, hated it for others. It was just not supported well enough for a teen gamer.. but books like that sure do bring back memories.. I really do enjoy these.. keep it up.

I agree completely about the clean looks. The expansion box is a horror show in the looks department, but everything else was quite stylish overall, especially for the time.

I've actually been impressed about what I've been seeing over the years in terms of software that pops up on eBay for the TI-99/4a in terms of support both in the computer's final stretch and after its demise. It was far better supported overall than nearly all other also-ran computers, and, if Texas Instruments had been able to stick it out just a bit longer, some of the more interesting support - whether the MBX from Milton Bradley or the PLATO system - might have helped change the platform's fortunes. Third party support - mostly due to TI's meddling - was virtually non-existent until 81/82, but after that, things started to take off. Of course, getting the TI-99/8 out probably would have been needed since having a 48K ceiling with the 32K memory expansion and that clumsy expansion box would not have served it well into the mid-80s and beyond, despite the increased skill in using the platform's strengths.

Obviously, in North America, the first tier systems in terms of support were clearly the Apple II, Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64. The second tier was led by the TI-99/4a and Color Computer. Beyond that are all the other tiers. Naturally you have to put the IBM PC, Macintosh, Amiga and ST in their own categories due to price and target markets, but, to be fair, the Apple II was really pushing it in terms of pricing for a usable system, but with all other things being equal, I'd rather place it in the low end category for the 1980s...

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that old ti99 will always

that old ti99 will always fascinate me as it was the first computer i owned..I wanted an Atari 400 but they where OOS and i ended up with a 99.. it was love /hate from that day.. I did like the thing.. but I hated it as I wished i had waited on the 400. IF i could do it over again i would have got the 400.. but the 99 forced me into creating my own on many things.. so in the long run, better for my education, crappy for my entertainment.. Either way it didn't matter much as I moved to Commodore machines shortly after.

But that old 99 was really quite a machine it was actually impressive and more then a match for its counterparts.. but as we have discussed before to make it really shine took some incredibly high priced addons.. and even worse, to put an addon (card) in you need the box. which in itself was quite a hefty price..

But that was a clean looking computer with its brushed aluminum case, it didn't look cheap, the cart slot was nice too.. it almost looked like it wasn't there, I always thought it was the best looking of the home ones at the time. But again it was HUGE with the addons all hooked up too.. Like i say.. loved it for some reasons, hated it for others. It was just not supported well enough for a teen gamer.. but books like that sure do bring back memories.. I really do enjoy these.. keep it up.

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