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Date: 2006-10 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
Blast from the past  
 
1.  Rick Cortese  
 More options Oct 1, 2:39 am
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From: Rick Cortese <ricor@earthlink.net> -
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 17:39:31 GMT
Local: Sun, Oct 1 2006 2:39 am
Subject: Re: Blast from the past
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Samsung wrote:
> I would have to disagree.

> Atari was biggest around and just before 1982.

While everything you said is more accurate then debatable, it would not
have made a difference.

You only have to look at a list of what computers were available and who
was in the business. I can think of literally a dozen brands like
Coleco, Eagle, Ti 99/4, Timex, etcetera. There were even odd ball ones
like Bluebird.

As was said in the movie Meatballs "It doesn't really matter."

Not all those computer manufacturers had Ray Kassar as the CEO.

Truth be said, it didn't really matter. Everyone went down to the MS/IBM
juggernaut.

It's a lesson in market demographics. IBM got into the work place =>
educated, employeed, intelligent, well paid. Once they got that
demographic the children of them logically followed for games. Apple had
a good idea getting into the educational market figuring they would buy
Apple when they grew up or nag their parents into buying Apple, but it
ended up not being the winning strategy.

What was left after that all the other players? The what they had
established previously, the uneducated, the unemployeed, dull, broke.
Hard to survive in that type of market.


 
 
2.  Russg  
 More options Oct 1, 4:42 am
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From: "Russg" <russg@MUNGEsbcyahoo.net> -
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 19:42:33 GMT
Local: Sun, Oct 1 2006 4:42 am
Subject: Re: Blast from the past
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"Rick Cortese" <ricor@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:> Samsung

wrote:

IBM didn't win.  It was the clones that won.  The modular,
updatable design with dozens of manufacturers for portions
of the clone, hard drives, modems, monitors, keyboards,
floppy drives, BIOSes.  The IBM clone was considered
'as good as' an IBM (100% compatible was the point).
Oh, and parallel centronics printers.  All the other computers
tried to monopolize on peripherals, the DEC rainbow even
tried to prevent 'standard' floppies, you weren't supposed
to be able to format a floppy.  The IBM Jr. was a disaster.
The IBM compatible clone was the cheapest way to do
computing, and MS made there DOS freely copyable.
MS made most of their money from clone manufacturers.
Even today, the PC is cheaper than a MAC.  And MS
did a great job of keeping the DOS/OS compatible so
you didn't have to buy new software every time you got
a new computer.  Even today, or maybe recently, MS Office
was freely copyable.

 
FS: NIB! ATARI 8 BIT GAMES! 20%-30% OFF!  
 
1.  Bravo Sierra Computers  
 More options Oct 1, 9:56 pm
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From: Bravo Sierra Computers <a@aracnet.com> -
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2006 05:56:12 -0700
Local: Sun, Oct 1 2006 9:56 pm
Subject: FS: NIB! ATARI 8 BIT GAMES! 20%-30% OFF!
| | | | | | |
               BRAND NEW CATALOGS! DOWNLOAD!
  ALL ABOUT ATARI SALES!

ALL NEW IN BOX GAMES FOR CLASSIC 8 BIT ATARI! 20%-30% OFF! GAMES LISTED BELOW!

Ace of Aces; Aliants-The Desperate Battle for Earth!; Andromeda
Conquest; Archon-The Light And The Dark; Asteroids; Astro Chase;
Atlantis; Aztec Challenge; Ballblazer; Barnyard Blaster; Basketball;
BattleZone; Beyond Castle Wolfenstein; Bill Budge. Pinball Construction
Set; Blue Max; Boulders and Bombs; BUG attack; Casino Parlor Games;
Castle Wolfenstein; Centipede; The ChildsPlay Jubilee; Controller; Crime
Buster; Crossbow; Dark Chambers; David's Midnight Magic; Demon Attack;
DesertFalcon; Dig Dug; Dig Dug; Donkey Kong; Eastern Front (1941); E.T.
Phone Home; F-15 Strike Eagle; Fight Night; Final Legacy; Five Card Draw
Poker-Arcade Pak #2; Football; Frogger; Gateway to Apshai; GATO; Gorf;
The Great American Cross-Country Road Race; HardBall!; INFIDEL; Journey
to the Planets; Joust; Jumpman Junior; Knicker Bockers; K-RAZY
SHOOT-OUT; Lode Runner; Lords of Conquest; Mah Jong; Millipede; Missile
Command; Moon Patrol; Ninja; The Official Moon Shuttle; One-on-One;
Pacific Coast Hwy; Pac-Man; Paris in Danger; PitStop; PokerSAM; Pole
Position; Preppie!; QIX; Racing Destruction Set; Rescue on Fractalus;
Richard Petty's Talladega; Silent Service; Soccer; Space Invaders;
Sports Illustrated Boxing/Computer Title Bout; Sports Illustrated
Computer Football Strategy; Star Raiders; Star Raiders II; Star
Wars-Return of the Jedi-Death Star Battle; Summer Games; Super Breakout;
Superman The Game; TAC-Tactical Armor Command; Tennis; ThunderFox;
Touchdown Football; VC; Video Vegas; Winter Challenge; Wizard of Wor;

I've got a fast turnaround rate. Usually, Once I receive payment your
order goes out the same day. Customers love the speedy service! I have
lots of Atari SoftWare & Books. Which I can send by Media Mail Rate!

Please Direct all Replies Through E-Mail to: BenSe@Atari.org or
A@aracnet.com. If you can't reach me, see my info at the Bottom!

Atari Jaguar, 8 Bit and ST Games/Software, Hardware/Accessories & References/
Books. FREE Catalogs on Ben's Domain at  or  at
Catalogs can be attached to,Requested by & Received
Through E-Mail at A@aracnet.com or BenSe@Atari.org  and Please Specify
Atari 8 Bit, ST, Jaguar and/or all 3! Or Call Ben anytime at (503)256-9974!!!


 
 
2.  Bravo Sierra Computers  
 More options Oct 5, 1:35 pm
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From: Bravo Sierra Computers <a@aracnet.com> -
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 21:35:04 -0700
Local: Thurs, Oct 5 2006 1:35 pm
Subject: FS: NIB! ATARI 8 BIT GAMES! 20%-30% OFF!
| | | | | | |
               BRAND NEW CATALOGS! DOWNLOAD!
  ALL ABOUT ATARI SALES!

ALL NEW IN BOX GAMES FOR CLASSIC 8 BIT ATARI! 20%-30% OFF! GAMES LISTED BELOW!

Ace of Aces; Aliants-The Desperate Battle for Earth!; Andromeda
Conquest; Archon-The Light And The Dark; Asteroids; Astro Chase;
Atlantis; Aztec Challenge; Ballblazer; Barnyard Blaster; Basketball;
BattleZone; Beyond Castle Wolfenstein; Bill Budge. Pinball Construction
Set; Blue Max; Boulders and Bombs; BUG attack; Casino Parlor Games;
Castle Wolfenstein; Centipede; The ChildsPlay Jubilee; Controller; Crime
Buster; Crossbow; Dark Chambers; David's Midnight Magic; Demon Attack;
DesertFalcon; Dig Dug; Dig Dug; Donkey Kong; Eastern Front (1941); E.T.
Phone Home; F-15 Strike Eagle; Fight Night; Final Legacy; Five Card Draw
Poker-Arcade Pak #2; Football; Frogger; Gateway to Apshai; GATO; Gorf;
The Great American Cross-Country Road Race; HardBall!; INFIDEL; Journey
to the Planets; Joust; Jumpman Junior; Knicker Bockers; K-RAZY
SHOOT-OUT; Lode Runner; Lords of Conquest; Mah Jong; Millipede; Missile
Command; Moon Patrol; Ninja; The Official Moon Shuttle; One-on-One;
Pacific Coast Hwy; Pac-Man; Paris in Danger; PitStop; PokerSAM; Pole
Position; Preppie!; QIX; Racing Destruction Set; Rescue on Fractalus;
Richard Petty's Talladega; Silent Service; Soccer; Space Invaders;
Sports Illustrated Boxing/Computer Title Bout; Sports Illustrated
Computer Football Strategy; Star Raiders; Star Raiders II; Star
Wars-Return of the Jedi-Death Star Battle; Summer Games; Super Breakout;
Superman The Game; TAC-Tactical Armor Command; Tennis; ThunderFox;
Touchdown Football; VC; Video Vegas; Winter Challenge; Wizard of Wor;

I've got a fast turnaround rate. Usually, Once I receive payment your
order goes out the same day. Customers love the speedy service! I have
lots of Atari SoftWare & Books. Which I can send by Media Mail Rate!

Please Direct all Replies Through E-Mail to: BenSe@Atari.org or
A@aracnet.com. If you can't reach me, see my info at the Bottom!

Atari Jaguar, 8 Bit and ST Games/Software, Hardware/Accessories & References/
Books. FREE Catalogs on Ben's Domain at  or  at
Catalogs can be attached to,Requested by & Received
Through E-Mail at A@aracnet.com or BenSe@Atari.org  and Please Specify
Atari 8 Bit, ST, Jaguar and/or all 3! Or Call Ben anytime at (503)256-9974!!!


 
Commodore 1701, 1702 Monitors $50 each  
 
1.  mike  
 More options Oct 2, 12:41 am
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From: mike <spam@go.com> -
Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2006 15:41:56 GMT
Local: Mon, Oct 2 2006 12:41 am
Subject: Commodore 1701, 1702 Monitors $50 each
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Video monitors for your classic game system.
Commodore 1701
Commodore 1702
Both in excellent condition.
Used rarely with a VCR as a super-resolution TV...
So there are no screen burns from continued game use.
No box or cables, but way cheaper than dealer price.
Pick up only in Tigard, Oregon.  CANNOT ship.

Have one each.  When they're gone you'll be back to
paying dealer prices.
$50 each.
Thanks, mike
return address is valid


 
What is your favorite 8bit game of all time?  
 
1.  kev242@gmail.com  
 More options Oct 2, 11:28 am
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From: "kev@gmail.com" <kev@gmail.com> -
Date: 1 Oct 2006 19:28:06 -0700
Local: Mon, Oct 2 2006 11:28 am
Subject: What is your favorite 8bit game of all time?
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Not the best 8bit game but the one you still play and enjoy, your
favorite.

Mine is Donkey Kong, this is the best port ever and I prefer it's
random no matter how good you are you can still die in early stages if
the monkey throws a certain pattern of barrels gameplay to even the
arcade version.

Kevin


 
 
2.  Mark Bedingfield  
 More options Oct 2, 11:56 am
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From: Mark Bedingfield <m@nomorespamplease.computercom.com.au> -
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 02:56:05 GMT
Local: Mon, Oct 2 2006 11:56 am
Subject: Re: What is your favorite 8bit game of all time?
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kev@gmail.com wrote:
> Not the best 8bit game but the one you still play and enjoy, your
> favorite.

> Mine is Donkey Kong, this is the best port ever and I prefer it's
> random no matter how good you are you can still die in early stages if
> the monkey throws a certain pattern of barrels gameplay to even the
> arcade version.

2 games spring to mind, Alternate Reality (city and Dungeon) and Star
Raiders. Still play them from time to time;-)

Mark


 
 
3.  Bravo Sierra Computers  
 More options Oct 2, 1:21 pm
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From: Bravo Sierra Computers <a@aracnet.com> -
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2006 21:21:34 -0700
Local: Mon, Oct 2 2006 1:21 pm
Subject: Re: What is your favorite 8bit game of all time?
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My first and fovorite games are Star Raiders and Star Raiders II. ==Ben==

Atari Jaguar, 8 Bit and ST Games/Software, Hardware/Accessories & References/
Books. FREE Catalogs on Ben's Domain at  or  at
Catalogs can be attached to,Requested by & Received
Through E-Mail at A@aracnet.com or BenSe@Atari.org  and Please Specify
Atari 8 Bit, ST, Jaguar and/or all 3! Or Call Ben anytime at (503)256-9974!!!


 
 
4.  Vidar Olavesen  
 More options Oct 2, 11:51 pm
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From: "Vidar Olavesen" <olav@online.no> -
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 16:51:06 +0200
Local: Mon, Oct 2 2006 11:51 pm
Subject: Re: What is your favorite 8bit game of all time?
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The first game I was really hooked on was probably Asteroids for the 2600,
but I must say, Star Raiders on the Atari 8-bit is solid gold. And Rescue on
Fractalus, Ballblazer, Bounty Bob Strikes Back rocks too!

<kev@gmail.com> skrev i melding
...


 
 
5.  Demivec  
 More options Oct 4, 11:15 pm
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From: "Demivec" <likeb4garb@msn.com> -
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 14:15:33 GMT
Local: Wed, Oct 4 2006 11:15 pm
Subject: Re: What is your favorite 8bit game of all time?
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> The first game I was really hooked on was probably Asteroids for the 2600,
> but I must say, Star Raiders on the Atari 8-bit is solid gold. And Rescue
> on
> Fractalus, Ballblazer, Bounty Bob Strikes Back rocks too!

In no particular order, and with some slight of hand by combining more than
one into a single line, my top ten are:

 1. Jumpman & Jumpman Jr.
 2. Blue Max
 3. Boulderdash 1 & 2
 4. Archon
 5. Beachhead 2
 6. Ultima 1 - 4
 7. Drelbs
 8. Alternate Reality (the Dungeon)
 9. Great American Road Race
10. Star Raiders 2

There are many more of course, but these are near the top.

Demivec


 

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