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  1. 1 inch screen

    08-24-2021 at 03:11 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. ...
  2. First video game of chess?

    08-24-2021 at 06:20 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 06:23 AM by datagod

  3. Retro Gamers Group

    08-21-2021 at 05:51 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 ...
  4. Funspot news: ACAM

    08-20-2021 at 12:22 PM

    Congrats to Gary!
  5. Brofest: 2016

    08-18-2021 at 09:45 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 ...
  6. Twin Galaxies Entertainment Festival - even more photos

    08-18-2021 at 06:51 AM
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    Jace sitting next to some real superstars as he cheers on the competitors.

    Our beloved Michael Sroka and the camera that sank the dreams of many a cheater.
    Are you ready to rumble? Atari 2600 tournament.A former member of Twin Galaxies. I hope he comes back soon.


    Richie Knucklez, ...
  7. Twin Galaxies Entertainment Festival

    08-14-2021 at 09:17 PM
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    @Jace Hall and his staff worked around the clock to set up the equipment for the arcade and retro game tournaments. Each machine had cameras and monitors, the event was broadcast around the world.I love the photos I got, but because I was working I didn't really get to hang out and chat with people. ...
  8. I miss Marcade

    08-14-2021 at 09:03 PM
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    Marc and Imoto playing some pinball at Arcade Expo 5.0. One of my best road trips ever.
  9. Passing the mantle?

    08-14-2021 at 07:26 AM
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    Was this the time that Tommy and Keith met and talked about the Amico? I don't know. It is a cool picture though.
    This was at the Twin Galaxies festival in Banning California. Keith Robinson (RIP) traded me an Intellivision Flashback for some big photos I had of various events. He was ...
  10. New leaderboard?

    08-13-2021 at 06:38 AM
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    I was checking out some old bookmarks and I found the TG shoutbox. @JJT_Defender did you know you are the top of this leaderboard? :)


  11. What is Arcade Culture magazine?

    08-13-2021 at 05:55 AM
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    TG has been growing lately, and I wanted to share some of my older work with the new folks.I took my first trip to Funspot in 2010. That was my introduction to the rebirth of arcades, and arcade culture. Richie Knucklez had a show on Justin.TV called "Arcade Culture" so as a way of having ...
  12. Donkey Kong?

    08-13-2021 at 05:31 AM
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    George has something to say about DK.
  13. Candid Photos at events

    08-13-2021 at 05:29 AM
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    As you may have noticed, I used to travel to events and take photos. My favorite type of photo is candid. I use a fairly long lens and try to stand far back so as to be un-noticed. I capture people doing what they do, usually in the middle of a conversation. Here you see the reigning DK ...
  14. TG News: Needs update

    08-13-2021 at 05:07 AM
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    Just putting this out there. The TG News section is...how shall I say...stale? We need some regular contributors, news feeds, etc. Gotta keep the eyeballs coming here.
  15. Raspberry Pi: Who needs fans?

    08-12-2021 at 11:10 AM
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    Wanted to show you a stack of Raspberry Pi computers without fans. These are version 4, with generate a lot of heat. I just attach them to old heat sinks from PC's. Works great, no sound. Sadly the image got rotated once I uploaded it. :(

    I really hate how TG uploader rotates the ...
  16. Amiga 200HD: Quest to make it live

    08-12-2021 at 11:04 AM
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    I have decided to chronicle my Amiga 2000HD resurrection efforts. As I said earlier, I picked up this bad boy for about $50.
    The outside of the case is very clean. I was worried that I did not have a proper video cable but thankfully the monitor still had one plugged in. This is a Commodore ...
  17. Twin Galaxies is great!

    08-11-2021 at 11:31 AM
    I just wanted to point out that Twin Galaxies -- despite current grublings -- is a great place to hang out. I am now starting to go through my latest haul and get them up and running. So far the most of the iMacs work. I had a Blueberry one, but sold it to a friend. It boots from CD, hard drive ...
  18. More old machines

    08-06-2021 at 05:19 PM
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    Some more old games I found at the Half Moon arcade in Weir's Beach (near Funspot). So many peopel travel to Funspot and don't even go into the town to see the other three arcades there. I submitted a score on Twin Rifle but one of the targets was broken so I was playing with a disadvantage. ...
  19. OLD OLD OLD arcade games

    08-06-2021 at 08:36 AM
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    Too bad this was out of order. I would love to know if this game is as fun as on the Atari VCS.

    Not sure why this uploaded sideways. Dammit.


    These were in the now defunct Arcade Expo, in Banning California. SO many awesome older games including a wide variety of electro mechanical ...
  20. A slightly updated version.

    08-04-2021 at 06:28 PM
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    The final version. Enjoy!
  21. Magazine: Computer Fun 1984

    08-03-2021 at 08:44 AM
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    Remember those great arcade games from 8 years ago (magazine is 1984). LOL. I still play those games when I find them, 40 years later.
    LOL again. "You bought your computer so you could finish your homework in 3 minutes and go out on more dates". Oh man, I don't think ANYONE ...
  22. Magazine: DC-UK Release #3

    08-03-2021 at 05:53 AM
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    It is hard to believe it has been 22 years since this issue came out. It still looks modern to me, LOL. To put it in perspective, it was only 15 years between Return of the Jedi and Phantom Menace, yet that seemed like a life time.Anyone in the UK familiar with this magazine?



    Updated 08-03-2021 at 05:58 AM by datagod

  23. Colecovision controllers

    08-03-2021 at 05:45 AM
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    Anyone else out there have these?The super action controller was pretty sweet on TV, but I didn't really like it when I used my uncle's. Just not ergonomic. Then again, I was only 12 so many my hands were too small. The trackball was WAY cool though.

  24. Twin Galaxies Mini Feed.

    08-01-2021 at 07:43 PM
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    I love the new activity feed!! This screen is almost as small as a credit card. Powered by a Raspberry Pi, it is a touch screen but I use a mouse. Lol.

    Updated 08-01-2021 at 07:58 PM by datagod

  25. I know I owe you cards...

    08-01-2021 at 07:28 PM
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    I had a pretty rough last 2 years, and I never was good at paperwork of any sort. I know I owe you some trading cards and I want to make up for it.Send me a PM with your home address.
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