Thursday, December 8, 2011

Magnavox Odyssey Run 1 in Gig Harbor

Spotted a Run 1 Magnavox Odyssey for sale on Craigslist, in Gig Harbor.  $150 (or reasonable trade) , and it comes naked, steeep

Attention all video game collectors who wish to expand your collection with the oldest and rarest of consoles. I have for sale or trade the original video game system ever made for home entertainment released in 1972, 5 years before the Atari 2600. It is extremely rare and a prized possession of mine, but is taking up space. It has both of the original controllers and unit itself. there are no wires however for power or video cable for the tv. i do not have any games either. what you see in the pictures is everything i have. this is a downfall for sure, but its so incredibly hard to find these things that you cannot expect perfection. it is a Run 1, which means it was the first production of this console, which makes it even more rare. it is literally the oldest of old. 340,000 Odysseys were sold between 1972-1975, of those 340,000, only 130,000 were produced in 1972 (RUN1). It has not been tested, but i would have complete confidence that it works when supplied with the correct cords, old video game consoles were built tough and of good quality. if anyone has any questions or would like to offer a reasonable trade, send me a message. thanks for looking. Jeff

Run-1 Magnavox Odyssey

Monday, November 28, 2011

my mathiputer

The fact that it does not work correctly may explain my math issues. Still waiting to find a working one as these look terrific.

Cybernetics Mathiputer

Cybernetics Mathiputer tag

Cybernetics Mathiputer right answer

Cybernetics Mathiputer porn

Cybernetics Mathiputer back of motherboard

Cybernetics Mathiputer close up

Cybernetics Mathiputer more chips

Cybernetics Mathiputer close up motherboard

Cybernetics Mathiputer motherboard corner

Thursday, November 17, 2011

AtarCode posters are ready

AtarCode poster are vintage video game poster of classic Atari games created using the original game code. The bigger the poster the better it looks since you can spend hours reading the original commented code.

They are available in the AtarCode Shop

Pitfall Atarcode

River Raid AtarCode

ET AtarCode

Combat AtarCode

AtarCode close up of Atari 2600 code

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

There is still hope

I haven't found anything interesting both in term of uniqueness of value on CraigSlist for a while, and today this happened  ....

Free to a good home. 3 complete Amiga computer systems, 1 A3000 with CyberGrafx card, 1 A3000 040 and 1 Amiga 500, all fully working with 1920 monitor for A500 and VGA monitor for A3000. Tons of software and accessories, Kickstart floppies and manuals for everything (huge box). Too many things to list but digitizer pad for A500, DS Sound studio, Scala, Deluxepaint, Imagine, videograbbers, etc. Must take all and haul. Not willing to ship due to total volume and weight involved.

I'll go to bremerton for this.
I'll swim there

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kensington System Saver for my Apple II

Here is something I never got as a kid, and probably would never had spent any money on, but I found them a little common when you find an Apple II for sale somewhere. The "System Saver" is combined cooling fan/surge protector for the Apple II; it became an instant hit with 200,000 units sold.

I am not sure this is really needed in term of cooling (Jobs was a huge fan of fanless, so the machine was designed to work without it, but I like the extra plugs to connect a monitor, one less cable to run to the wall and an easy on off button.

Here some pics of my system saver

Kensington System Saver for my Apple II

Kensington System Saver Fan

Kensington System Saver Plugs for other devices

Kensington System Saver from the top

Kensington System Saver fancy cables Apple II

It's on !!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Boulder Dash on Atari 2600

Amazingly, Andrew Davie and Thomas Jentzsch, in association with  First Star Software, Inc. release a video of the first level of their Atari 2600 part of Boulder Dash.
It looks amazing, one of the most visually impressive Atari 2600 game I have seen.

Boulder Dash Atari 2600
See the video right here.

The game will be available only as a cartridge (with professionally printed box and manual) in time for Christmas 2011, with a purchase price of $75 USD. Pre-ordering will be available soon.

The plan is to manufacture 250 copies, so get it fast.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

ArmChairArcade interview with Josh Mandel from Sierra's old time

ArmChairArcade has an interview of Josh Mandel who worked on various old Sierra stuff and talks about the switch to point and click in adventure games.

"In this first segment of my interview with Sierra designer Josh Mandel, we chat about how Josh got his start, remaking King's Quest, Zeliard, Leisure Suit Larry, Laffer Utilities, and much more. We also talk about the difference between creating puzzles for parsers vs. point-and-clicks. Josh thinks the latter was a dumbing down with grave consequences for the genre."

Josh Mandel