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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Life and what's Living for
« Last post by Klytos on December 18, 2018, 11:28:33 PM »
Thanks Chad, glad you love our games!
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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Favourite (Unintentional???) Film Moments
« Last post by Blackthorne on December 18, 2018, 01:05:38 PM »
Heh, you know, I have yet to see this Pirates movie.  I gotta get on that.


Getting replies on the forum is tough; I've tried to write more here, but even I lapse in that.

Favorite Movie Scenes?

Man, I could probably list 1000.... anytime except for now.  I'm totally drawing a blank right now.  I know I'll think of 8 when I'm not on the internet....

EDIT:

Okay, totally - the film? Alien (1979 - Ridley Scott)

When they first go down to the surface of LV-426 and see The Derelict Spacecraft.  That thing has haunted my dreams for decades.  Even then they tried to "explain" in in Prometheus, I'm still intrigued by what I saw and knew nothing about in Alien.  And going further, when they first find the "Space Jockey".  Amazing.
Bt
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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Funny, I don't remember...
« Last post by Goatmeal on December 17, 2018, 11:08:11 PM »
My memories also include a Color Computer 3 (TRS-80 equivalent), which I still have. I also still have all the floppies, cassettes, and cartridges for it. Poltergeist is one of them. I remember the game vividly, too. I was always confused about what to do. It never made any sense to me so I never played it. I still don't know what the graphics are supposed to represent to this day.

We had a Color Computer 1 from the early '80s until we finally got our first PC Clone in 1989.  Sadly, we sold it and all of the accessories (printer, disk drive, cassette drive, ROM packs) to someone my dad worked with.

They had some great "knock-off" arcade games for that machine, especially one for Donkey Kong.  The game came on cassette, so to make < ahem > a "back-up" copy, you put it in a dual-cassette deck and recorded the audio data "screeches" to a new cassette.

My uncle had an original Color Computer with 4k of RAM...  I remember he was so happy when he got a new chip to upgrade it to 16k RAM -- he had to de-solder and remove the old chip, then solder in the new one.
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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Funny, I don't remember...
« Last post by MusicallyInspired on December 17, 2018, 06:01:17 PM »
Some of my earliest memories of gaming on a computer was Ms. Pac-Man on our Tandy 1000. We had regular Pac-Man too but I preferred Ms. Pac-Man for the graphics, I believe.

HOWEVER, you still can't beat the TRS-80 game of "Poltergeist" for its at home arcade shock-value.  At the time.  Which was 1980.  And, its platform was a TRS-80.  In 1980.  And, the game -- a cartridge, FFS -- was really expensive.  In 1980.

LOLOLOL.  In 1980.

My memories also include a Color Computer 3 (TRS-80 equivalent), which I still have. I also still have all the floppies, cassettes, and cartridges for it. Poltergeist is one of them. I remember the game vividly, too. I was always confused about what to do. It never made any sense to me so I never played it. I still don't know what the graphics are supposed to represent to this day.
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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Funny, I don't remember...
« Last post by Blackthorne on December 14, 2018, 11:20:48 AM »
I love Pac Man. I'll still pump quarters into the old cocktail version of it sitting in the corner of an ancient Pizza Hut!!


Bt
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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Favourite (Unintentional???) Film Moments
« Last post by Adventuress on December 13, 2018, 11:19:33 PM »
Zero spoiler alert required, IMO.

Pirates of the Caribbean, when the Nemesis Capt Salazar tells us all of how a young Jack Sparrow got his first ship YET earned his derision.  No doubt everyone has already seen this movie. 

What I really like about it, from a fictional POV, is that WALK & sideways look that Jack did after the ship's improbable 360 degree "bootleg" maneuver.  Yes, one could (and should) have the empathy for that Spanish Captain.  But, IMO, it is so cleverly portrayed that Jack the young pirate actually looks like a hero. 

Here are the links (yes, two, and sorry that I couldn't put it all in one).

Intro:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imE8SL51f_I

"... their retched flags would no longer see the sea..."

Part 2 & What I am talking about Scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTN_7iFKURk

I don't imagine that I am laying down here anything that you folks haven't seen.  But, I *am* a newcomer here.  And, I have mostly the same stats" as I suppose that most of you have.  I have noticed that some really big members have been trying to do a revitalization of this site.  And, I think that it is worth it!  I hope that this topic is worthy of you all.  I don't expect to see a whole lot of replies.  But, I think that at least most can see *why* I like this back story of Capt J Sparrow.

From my point of view, FINALLY I stumbled upon a bunch of people that I think are alot like me.



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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Funny, I don't remember...
« Last post by Adventuress on December 13, 2018, 07:21:45 PM »
Don't you DARE say a darn thing about trying to catch a ball -- which is attached to a string, which is attached to a stick -- in a cup -- which ALSO happens to be attached to said stick...

Them's fightin' words!   >:(

LOLOLOL  -- as is *most* of this thread.  In a friendly way, like. LOLOLOL (again).

HOWEVER, you still can't beat the TRS-80 game of "Poltergeist" for its at home arcade shock-value.  At the time.  Which was 1980.  And, its platform was a TRS-80.  In 1980.  And, the game -- a cartridge, FFS -- was really expensive.  In 1980.

LOLOLOL.  In 1980.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Funny, I don't remember...
« Last post by Goatmeal on December 13, 2018, 04:09:45 PM »
Don't you DARE say a darn thing about trying to catch a ball -- which is attached to a string, which is attached to a stick -- in a cup -- which ALSO happens to be attached to said stick...

Them's fightin' words!   >:(
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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Funny, I don't remember...
« Last post by Lambonius on December 13, 2018, 02:15:59 PM »
Unpopular opinion: Pac-man itself, every version, is kind of shit.  It's a shit game.  I'm not a fan.

It was addictive and replayable in much the same way as I'm sure spinning an old tire frame with a stick used to be addictive and replayable.
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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Funny, I don't remember...
« Last post by Goatmeal on December 13, 2018, 12:09:54 PM »
Hah, I didn't realize you made the mock up.  I know somebody actually DID go back and make an alternate Pac Man using the 2600 hardware.  It's more like the arcade.   


Yes, I remember seeing a homebrew version more faithful to the arcade, but despite the OVERWHLEMING flaws, I think the original does have a certain charm...

(Since we had the Intellivision, we never had much access to the 2600; the only time we got to play it was at friends' houses, parents' friends' houses, or the display model at local electronics/department stores...)

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