Sunday, December 13, 2015

New low? Xboxes are now $4.99 at Goodwill

I got one that had it's stickers removed just as a curiosity. What did the previous owner installed ??

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Crazy game of the week: Incredible Crisis

I read back an old issue of RetroGamer and got interested in the Top 25 psx games. Next to the usual (FFVII and such) was a few gems that I did not know about. I picked them up (eBay gets you anything).
One of the most bizarre is Incredible Crisis (I paid $20), Tondemo Crisis! (とんでもクライシス!?, lit. "Huge Crisis!") in Japan. The game was btought to the US and Europe by Titus (sooo famous for Crazy cars and Crazy Cars 2 :) ). 

it is a collection of mini games happening to a japanese family, starting with granma's birthday, and the dad doing some Parappa moves.  I got stuck early (second game), but I will get back to it soon. 
Incredible Crisis PSX

Friday, April 24, 2015

Well, that escalated quickly

I knew I would not have a chance, but it is fun to see the numbers.

Apple-1 sells for $236k on ebay. Time to dig in your garage for granpa's computer

Friday, April 17, 2015

Early 1976 Apple-1 computer, from the garage of Steve Jobs on eBay

I have seen one of these for sale on eBay for a long time, they usually end up at Sotheby's nowadays. 

$55.100 right now, more than 6 days to go.

Apple 1 on eBay

Early 1976 Apple-1 computer, from the garage of Steve Jobs

THE COPSON APPLE-1 PERSONAL COMPUTER, one of 63 known survivors
•  Owned by the original owner and his family for over 36 years
•  Very early first-series machine with low Byte Shop number
•  Includes original and extremely rare accessory Apple-1 Cassette board
•  Recently serviced and started up by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen
•  Rare original owner supplied clam shell case and date stamped keyboard
•  Correct and period Sony Solid State TV-115 television monitor
•  Original owner’s story told in major section of ‘The First Apple’ book

Original Apple-1 motherboard, labeled "Apple Computer 1 Palo Alto. Ca. Copyright 1976" with four rows A-D, and columns 1-18, white ceramic MOS Technologies 6502 microprocessor, labeled MCS 6502 1576, 8K bytes RAM in 16-pin 4K memory chips, original 3 “Big-Blue” power supply capacitors by Sprague, firmware in PROMS (A1, A2), low-profile sockets on all integrated circuits, two external period correct power transformers; all mounted inside period clam shell case as originally provided by selling dealer Byte Shop or original owner, case dimensions 13.25” by 16.6” by 5”; with integrated Datanetics keyboard date June 2, 1976 stamped on backside; period Sony model TV-115 Solid State television; contemporary replica Apple-1 Operation Manual autographed by Steve Wozniak, 8 ½ in by 11 in.; original Apple-1 cassette interface board; Panasonic RQ-2102 cassette recorder. 

Apple 1 eBay

Monday, March 16, 2015

My old boss fixing a Computer Space machine.

... Most people would say the modern arcade game business started with the creation of Atari and the release of Pong in 1972, but as with most things, most people are wrong. The first commercial arcade game was actually released a year earlier, in 1971, by a company most people today couldn't name. That company was called Nutting Associates and its chief engineer at the time of the release was a crazy character named Nolan Bushnell. The same Nolan Bushnell who would soon quit to start Atari and change the world. But before that, he and his partner Ted Dabney would create and release the first commercial video arcade game, a machine called “Computer Space”. .....
Ed's restoration project here
Computer Space