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    I too ran a BBS back in the early 90's. Telegard...

    I too ran a BBS back in the early 90's. Telegard and then Renegade. I had about 20 door games and at least that many message boards and file areas. As a coder, I wrote my own door game and...
  2. Real or hoax? Extra hardware hidden in Gameboy?

    Saw this on BoingBoing this morning. Anyone with an old Gameboy and a tri-wing screwdriver want to check and see what they find?

    http://www.boingboing.net/2011/02/26/game-boy-mystery-vid.html
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    The podcasts are great to give you a general...

    The podcasts are great to give you a general background on what is required, but when you are ready, head over to ArcadeControls.com and read the forums there as it has a mountain of information and...
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    Great thread! I figure I am 1000+ miles away...

    Great thread! I figure I am 1000+ miles away from FunSpot so this is as close as I will get to experiencing the place.

    When I built my cab, sound was almost as important as the video in bringing...
  5. The real PONG can't really be emulated like the...

    The real PONG can't really be emulated like the majority of games in MAME as there was no "program". No ROM. It has discrete electronics to play the game so you might be able to find a good...
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    Good news! I haven't even finished the September...

    Good news! I haven't even finished the September episode.

    Dave in Des Moines
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    For a second there I was afraid it was Dean Kamen...

    For a second there I was afraid it was Dean Kamen that died. Do you all remember the hype surrounding the Segway when it was introduced? I'd love to try one for fun but would feel like a lazy idiot...
  8. I too played the text based Star-Trek games. I...

    I too played the text based Star-Trek games. I still remember how you would issue commands like LRS for long-range-sensors and SRS for short-range and it would print a little table showing who was...
  9. Steve Wiebe is once again the King of Kong

    Twin Galaxies announced today that Steve Wiebe is once again the king:

    http://www.twingalaxies.com/index.aspx?c=19&id=2264

    Dave in Des Moines
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    My son has both as I got a great deal on a DSi...

    My son has both as I got a great deal on a DSi after he broke the case of his DS. We then fixed the DS with a cool new translucent green case so he has both. The screen on the DSi is slightly...
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    Growing up on a farm in rural Iowa in the 70's...

    Growing up on a farm in rural Iowa in the 70's the Sears and Montgomery Wards catalogs were like gold. They would get dog-eared and beaten up and read more than anything else in the house. The...
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    Hey you kids, get off of my lawn! 8-) We got...

    Hey you kids, get off of my lawn! 8-)

    We got our APF Pong system for Christmas in 1977. Greatest present we ever got as kids. I don't know how my parents kept it a secret, I just remember...
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    I worked all summer to earn the $600 I would...

    I worked all summer to earn the $600 I would spend on a TRS-80 Level I with 4K of memory. I believe this was 1978 and I was 13 years old. The following summer I would work to earn another $400 or...
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