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25. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 16, 2012, 09:46 nin
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 16, 2012, 09:39:
Whatever. Based on what I see electronic equipment doing every single day I have no issue believing the remote is that responsive.

Not to speak for creston, but if I were to guess, his hesitation might be due to the device needing to send/receive both input and video. Which we can stream video now, but it's not interactive.

Just a guess, and I have no idea if the nintendo can handle it w/o lag. I will say I use a wireless 360 controller on both the pc and 360, and have never noticed input lag. But I wasn't streaming video to it, as well...

 
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24. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 16, 2012, 09:39 Mr. Tact
 
Whatever. Based on what I see electronic equipment doing every single day I have no issue believing the remote is that responsive.  
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23. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 16, 2012, 09:33 Creston
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 15:13:
Why not? You think WAPs don't respond in under 1/60th of a second?

To a simple ping, which is in essence just a bounce? Barely. For a console to transmit a stream and for that stream to be re-rendered on your controller, all in the space of 1/60th of a second?

I'm going to say Michael Ancera is either on the Nintendo Pep Squad, or he needs to stop smoking his mattress.

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22. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 16, 2012, 07:57 Mr. Tact
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 16:17:
Here's a trip down memory lane for some of us first gen gamers.
For me it was a reminder of all the original arcade versions of many of those games which I spent hundreds if not thousands of dollars on.
 
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21. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 16, 2012, 04:02 Ant
 
Flatline wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 20:24:
nin wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 13:53:
Wow... that's pretty ancient. I remember the moon clips and switch box for the Atari and having to use a phillips to screw it in, I believe they had them for the NES and the Genesis too, but by that point it was coax with RCA ports.

Like this?
http://www.vintagecomputing.com/wp-content/tvswitch_2_large.jpg

That's it! The switch to coax and then RCA was a big jump.
I had that.
 
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20. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 16, 2012, 03:37 Ant
 
Ah yeah, the good old days!  
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19. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 20:24 Flatline
 
nin wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 13:53:
Wow... that's pretty ancient. I remember the moon clips and switch box for the Atari and having to use a phillips to screw it in, I believe they had them for the NES and the Genesis too, but by that point it was coax with RCA ports.

Like this?
http://www.vintagecomputing.com/wp-content/tvswitch_2_large.jpg

That's it! The switch to coax and then RCA was a big jump.
 
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18. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 19:58 Axis
 
Combat, Bowling, Frogger, Adventure, Superman (man I loved superman), Warlords, Pitfall - played these games so much as a youngin. I'm just 1 year older than you Prez!

And holy shit did I ply the crap outta Kaboom! Second only to pitfall.

Still have every system that meant something to me -- the atari 2600, ti99, c64, amiga500.


Anyone remember cutting the 2nd notch outta your c64 disks to get double the space? Haha I even have my old notcher I actually bought for it!
 
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17. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 18:02 MisterBenn
 
Yeah I feel pretty old too, awesome memories though. I had completely forgotten about Star Ranger! At that age I could only win the first rank. My fave games were:

Chopper Command (side scrolling like Defender)
Spike's Peak (on a double cartridge with Haunted House at the other end!)
Some Star Wars game (forgot the name, again like Defender, you were the speeders versus the ATATs on Hoth)
Adventure (with the 3 dragons, the keys and mazes)

Also I had a fascination with that Indiana Jones puzzle game that was almost impenetrable due to obscure puzzles and lack of hints. In fact there was almost no text at all! I bought that used and without instructions, consequently I didn't get very far. Accessibility hadn't been discovered yet!
 
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16. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 16:53 nin
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 16:17:
Back in the day we had a 4 point axis stick, one button, and peanut sized pixels... and it was great. Now we have two analog sticks, 16 buttons, vibration, motion control and near photo realistic GFX... and the game is shit because we cant go prone... Happy 35th 2600.

Here's a trip down memory lane for some of us first gen gamers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucRYLobga0g&feature=related

There are quite a few in there that jogged some old forgotten memories.

Totally forgotten the sounds of bowling until I got to that part in the clip. Thanks!

 
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15. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 16:51 Cutter
 
I guess he's an Xbox and I'm more Atari, bu the way you play your game ain't fair.
 
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14. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 16:17 Yosemite Sam
 
Back in the day we had a 4 point axis stick, one button, and peanut sized pixels... and it was great. Now we have two analog sticks, 16 buttons, vibration, motion control and near photo realistic GFX... and the game is shit because we cant go prone... Happy 35th 2600.

Here's a trip down memory lane for some of us first gen gamers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucRYLobga0g&feature=related

There are quite a few in there that jogged some old forgotten memories.
 
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13. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 15:26 jacobvandy
 
Well he says what is displayed on the controller is "one frame late" compared to what's on the TV, both running 60 FPS. That's pretty crazy fast, 'cause you have to think that the video stream would be even slower to transmit than the input commands, right?  
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12. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 15:20 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 14:59:
As for the Wii-U gamepad... 1/60th of a second? And it's a wireless controller? I'm going to go with "not bloody likely" on that.

Creston

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11. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 15:13 Mr. Tact
 
Why not? You think WAPs don't respond in under 1/60th of a second?  
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10. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 14:59 Creston
 
Fuck I feel old now. Oh wait, I AM old...

Anyway, happy 35th Atari 2600!


As for the Wii-U gamepad... 1/60th of a second? And it's a wireless controller? I'm going to go with "not bloody likely" on that.

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9. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 14:01 Prez
 
35th anniversary? That means 35 years ago this month a goofy Italian 7-year old in Bronx, NY got his first videogame system. I loved it!  
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8. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 13:53 nin
 
Wow... that's pretty ancient. I remember the moon clips and switch box for the Atari and having to use a phillips to screw it in, I believe they had them for the NES and the Genesis too, but by that point it was coax with RCA ports.

Like this?
http://www.vintagecomputing.com/wp-content/tvswitch_2_large.jpg
 
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7. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 13:28 Flatline
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 12:37:
You people are too old. My big Christmas was playing Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, and Rampage on our brand-spankin-new NES. Well, not so much playing as watching my (older) brother and sister play.

Fast forward X years to the Christmas of the N64, whereupon our fantastic new console was unusable on my parents' ancient wood-paneled Zenith for lack of an RCA adapter. What a crushing day that was.

Wow... that's pretty ancient. I remember the moon clips and switch box for the Atari and having to use a phillips to screw it in, I believe they had them for the NES and the Genesis too, but by that point it was coax with RCA ports.
 
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6. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 12:37 PHJF
 
You people are too old. My big Christmas was playing Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, and Rampage on our brand-spankin-new NES. Well, not so much playing as watching my (older) brother and sister play.

Fast forward X years to the Christmas of the N64, whereupon our fantastic new console was unusable on my parents' ancient wood-paneled Zenith for lack of an RCA adapter. What a crushing day that was.
 
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