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  1. My new favorite streamer: Hank Hill

    11-24-2021 at 08:07 PM
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    You gotta see it to believe it. Hank Hill playing vidya games.: Oh wait a minute! The link is right there!
    @admin staff something strange is happening with ...

    Updated 11-24-2021 at 08:35 PM by datagod

  2. History: Third age of Arcades

    11-24-2021 at 07:23 PM
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    For most of the past 11 years I have been an avid Arcade game player, collector, photographer, etc. I have many thousands of photos never seen by anyone but me. I have travelled to tournaments all over America and have many great stories to tell.Before I forget the details, I want to get it all ...
  3. New Interview with my favorite TG Referee: RTM!!

    11-23-2021 at 08:22 PM
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    https://perfectpacman.com/2021/11/20/new-interview-with-robert-mruczek/#more-1182
    @ersatz_cats interviewed RTM recently. Tune in and listen. https://perfectpacman.com/2021/11/20/new-interview-with-robert-mruczek/#more-1182
  4. Sad News: Bob Lawton passed away


    The beloved founder of Funspot has passed away. He was 90. I spoke with him many times since I started going to Funspot in 2010. What a great, hard working man. RIP Bob.
  5. Water cooler talk

    11-05-2021 at 06:54 AM
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    When I used to work in an office with a younger crowd, they kept a water cooler in the kitchen area. People would go get water or coffee, and hang around for a bit and chat. "Hey, did you see Seinfeld last night?" "Did you see the latest Dilbert cartoon?" "Do you prefer ...
  6. Cleveland Classic Gaming: Nov 13, 2021

    11-04-2021 at 09:53 AM
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    https://www.gamecleveland.com/
    Don't miss out on this awesome event! If the borders were open I would be there (after an 11 hour drive, and a visit to @Snowflake )
  7. IVGHOV

    11-02-2021 at 09:58 AM
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    Did anyone attend the IVGHOV over the weekend? I heard there may have been some interesting shenanigans.

  8. Be careful with those coins!

    10-30-2021 at 09:16 AM
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    Gotta pay those taxes somehow!
  9. Pixel Vision 8: Stories from an Open Source game developer

    10-26-2021 at 07:37 AM
    https://jessefreeman.hashnode.dev/the-dark-side-of-supporting-an-open-source-project
    I found Jesse's story to be moving. I too know what it is like to toil away, spending thousands of hours on a project. I don't do mine for money though. I do it for the satisfaction of tackling puzzles ...
  10. An update

    10-25-2021 at 08:44 PM
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    An update from our good friend Tipster

  11. Billy and PacMan

    10-18-2021 at 06:44 AM
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    Just posting this here so I can link to it.

    This is a photograph of Billy Mitchell and PacMan. Taken in Fairfield Iowa, 2014. This photograph appears all over the internet. Publishers have taken the photo from Billy's twitter feed without giving me any credit at all. This goes against ...
  12. Mistaken Identity

    10-14-2021 at 10:28 PM
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    Somebody seems to have mistaken me for Todd Rogers! 5 minute mark.
  13. Even more retro animations!

    10-14-2021 at 07:57 PM
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    I could not sleep last night, so I just kept coding away. I added a spider, and improved the animation for the Intellivision Running Man. This is for my LEDarcade project.https://github.com/datagod/LEDarcade
  14. Sweet Sweet graphics

    10-13-2021 at 08:28 PM
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    Check it out! I made this sprite last night and I love it.
  15. All quiet on the western front

    10-04-2021 at 07:54 PM
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    Team Billy has been oddly silent over the past few weeks. Could this mean that the court case against TG has bee dropped? Settle?I am still hoping for sanity to reign.
  16. PerfectPacMan.com: under new management

    09-26-2021 at 09:49 AM
    This just came across my desk...
  17. Yet another lawsuit: Billy vs Karl Jobst

    09-16-2021 at 01:36 PM


    When will this insanity end? Billy was also trying his hand at cancel culture today against David Race. I called him out on it. You can't drape yourself in the American flag while trying to get people cancelled.Notch (maker of Minecraft) has already said he would pay Karl's legal ...
  18. Karl Jobst: Update

    09-11-2021 at 10:48 AM
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  19. A new blog: This Old Coder

    09-10-2021 at 09:16 PM
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    I found a new home for my Raspberry Pi tech articles. Perhaps you could take a gander. https://datagod.hashnode.dev/ Thanks!
  20. The True God of Kong!

    09-02-2021 at 07:08 PM
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    Robbie Lakeman, world record holder for Donkey Kong (Arcade), has retired from competitive Donkey Kong.I don't think anyone will ever beat his score, not any time soon. It is just such a brutal game and no other players have that level of dedication, concentration, and lets face it...awesomeness.I ...
  21. 1 inch screen

    08-24-2021 at 04:11 PM
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    This is a tiny radio transmitter running Meshtastic. Private messenging system, off grid, range of 5 miles. You can use it with an app on a phone, no network access required. Each device passes on mesages they detect, making sure your message gets to the destination. Great for groups out hiking. ...
  22. First video game of chess?

    08-24-2021 at 07:20 AM
    This is a screenshot from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey
    It never got my attention before, but last night I was watching it and I realized they are playing computer chess, with graphics, on a widescreen monitor.This movie was filmed in 1969.
    The movie itself is a real slow burner compared to ...

    Updated 08-24-2021 at 07:23 AM by datagod

  23. Retro Gamers Group

    08-21-2021 at 06:51 AM
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    I despise Big Tech censorship and have had a Gab account for years. I rarely use it because Twitter really still has a lot of use especially for following world events. Facebook is great for keeping in touch with friends, but getting 30 day bans regulary is really starting to wear on people.Today I ...
  24. Funspot news: ACAM

    08-20-2021 at 01:22 PM

    Congrats to Gary!
  25. Brofest: 2016

    08-18-2021 at 10:45 AM
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    Brofest 2016 at Funspot was the last tournament I entered there, sad to say. Here are some shots I took:One dude getting his score checked while another raises his hands for the next ref. Scores were adjudicated by Aurcade volunteers.

    Stephen Wagner and John (Redelf) McAllister, two of the ...
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