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(YouTube)   TFer and vintage gamer has a gaming channel on Youtube. Topics include everything from D&D to current video game trends. I usually showcase an item from my collection, talk about craft beers and sports too - Beerguy   (youtube.com) divider line 27
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2013-01-13 07:07:18 PM
Rock on with your bad self. You appear to own more hats than me and this disturbs me greatly.
 
2013-01-13 07:40:54 PM

NewportBarGuy: Rock on with your bad self. You appear to own more hats than me and this disturbs me greatly.


Thanks. What has been revealed so far (gaming collection and hats) is only the tip of the iceberg.
 
2013-01-13 08:03:01 PM
Interesting. Any idea where I could unload a couple of Odyssey 2's, one with the voice thingy and lots of games?
 
2013-01-13 08:28:17 PM

Monkey2: Interesting. Any idea where I could unload a couple of Odyssey 2's, one with the voice thingy and lots of games?


I would say Ebay.

Here is someone who is selling one for $170

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Magnavox-ODYSSEY-2-Computer-Video-Console-Sy st em-in-Original-Box-6-Games-RARE-/370548261261
 
2013-01-13 08:40:19 PM
I come and go as far as how I feel about eBay. I do sell there but I wonder sometimes. That kit you linked is nearly identical to one of my units, it's also in box and all documentation still there. However...6 games? Pffft. I have about 30. The other unit I have is out of box and the controllers are silver instead of black. I really loved the Voice thing you could get for Odyssey2. It's also in box.

I have considered eBay for these things but thought that since you are a vintage gamer you might know of some better venues. Getting old (43) is a pain and I hate to get rid of my old stuff but eventually you have to ask yourself, "Why am I hanging on to all this crap?"
 
2013-01-13 08:48:47 PM

Monkey2: I come and go as far as how I feel about eBay. I do sell there but I wonder sometimes. That kit you linked is nearly identical to one of my units, it's also in box and all documentation still there. However...6 games? Pffft. I have about 30. The other unit I have is out of box and the controllers are silver instead of black. I really loved the Voice thing you could get for Odyssey2. It's also in box.

I have considered eBay for these things but thought that since you are a vintage gamer you might know of some better venues. Getting old (43) is a pain and I hate to get rid of my old stuff but eventually you have to ask yourself, "Why am I hanging on to all this crap?"


For old paper and pencil RP games there are better venues for selling, but for old consoles I think that Ebay is still probably the best.

For me, I want to be able to open a small games store after I retire. I would put all my stuff on display as a kinda of "gaming museum".

I still play my Intellivision and C64 from time to time.
 
2013-01-13 09:01:10 PM
Is it a hot chick?

*click*

DAMN!!
 
2013-01-13 09:08:20 PM

Beerguy: I still play my Intellivision and C64 from time to time.


Wow, memories. I don't have either of those anymore but still have one of those crazy pong machines from the mid-70's. Not sure if that one works.

I had to go and look at it. It's Tele-Games hockey pong. Manufactured by Atari for Sears and Roebuck. Can't find a year on it. The damn thing ran on batteries. Great, now I'm going to have to go and buy some D cells tomorrow to see if it still works.
 
2013-01-13 09:08:22 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Is it a hot chick?

*click*

DAMN!!


Me signing the headline with my handle Beerguy didn't tip you off?
 
2013-01-13 09:14:10 PM

Monkey2: Beerguy: I still play my Intellivision and C64 from time to time.

Wow, memories. I don't have either of those anymore but still have one of those crazy pong machines from the mid-70's. Not sure if that one works.

I had to go and look at it. It's Tele-Games hockey pong. Manufactured by Atari for Sears and Roebuck. Can't find a year on it. The damn thing ran on batteries. Great, now I'm going to have to go
and buy some D cells tomorrow to see if it still works.



Circa 1976

www.old-computers.com

I started my gaming career with this one.

www.digibarn.com
 
2013-01-13 09:16:03 PM

Beerguy: Monkey2: Beerguy: I still play my Intellivision and C64 from time to time.

Wow, memories. I don't have either of those anymore but still have one of those crazy pong machines from the mid-70's. Not sure if that one works.

I had to go and look at it. It's Tele-Games hockey pong. Manufactured by Atari for Sears and Roebuck. Can't find a year on it. The damn thing ran on batteries. Great, now I'm going to have to go
and buy some D cells tomorrow to see if it still works.


Circa 1976

[www.old-computers.com image 700x394]

I started my gaming career with this one.

[www.digibarn.com image 640x480]


Awesome.
 
2013-01-13 09:24:29 PM

Beerguy: Lionel Mandrake: Is it a hot chick?

*click*

DAMN!!

Me signing the headline with my handle Beerguy didn't tip you off?


Some people don't RTFA.  I say that's half-assed.  I don't RTFH.
 
2013-01-13 09:25:20 PM
Eek Spike!

Molly!

i1124.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-13 09:32:36 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Beerguy: Lionel Mandrake: Is it a hot chick?

*click*

DAMN!!

Me signing the headline with my handle Beerguy didn't tip you off?

Some people don't RTFA.  I say that's half-assed.  I don't RTFH.


Sorry to disappoint you mate, I can show some cleavage in my next vid if you like.
 
2013-01-13 09:50:53 PM

Beerguy: Lionel Mandrake: Beerguy: Lionel Mandrake: Is it a hot chick?

*click*

DAMN!!

Me signing the headline with my handle Beerguy didn't tip you off?

Some people don't RTFA.  I say that's half-assed.  I don't RTFH.

Sorry to disappoint you mate, I can show some cleavage in my next vid if you like.


Seriously, I was planning on watching some more of your vids, please don't do that.
 
2013-01-13 09:55:33 PM

Monkey2: Beerguy: Lionel Mandrake: Beerguy: Lionel Mandrake: Is it a hot chick?

*click*

DAMN!!

Me signing the headline with my handle Beerguy didn't tip you off?

Some people don't RTFA.  I say that's half-assed.  I don't RTFH.

Sorry to disappoint you mate, I can show some cleavage in my next vid if you like.

Seriously, I was planning on watching some more of your vids, please don't do that.


Fair enough....
 
2013-01-13 10:13:14 PM
Playing video games. Love it, cant get enough.
Watching someone talk about video games on You Tube. Not so much.
 
2013-01-13 10:33:18 PM

ReapTheChaos: Playing video games. Love it, cant get enough.
Watching someone talk about video games on You Tube. Not so much.


I also squeeze in reviews of craft beers as I have been a beer enthusiast ever since I lived in Germany back during the late 80's.

My target demographic is other vintage gamers who enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

I do give my opinions on current gaming trends/topics for those who value the viewpoint of someone who has been gaming for almost 40 years.

If you do not fall into either of those categories, then it probably isn't your cup of tea.

Your feedback is appreciated though.

Cheers! and Game On!
 
2013-01-14 12:25:41 AM
Watched a few of your videos. This product of the '70s approves.

One thing I'd like an older gamer such as yourself to address is having to cope with arthritis or carpal tunnel. Yeah, I'm that WoW horror story -- the guy who busted his wrist in the long run. A few years ago my right wrist decided to lock up and I needed surgery to get mobility back in my hand. Gave that game up and limited my gaming time so I could enjoy others. Then I started developing the same early warning signs in my left hand -- inflammation and a tight, numb pain in the left thumb and wrist tendons. Taking a break from the games for a month, resting the hand in a brace, some ointments (Biofreeze and castor oil) and popping some anti-inflammatory drugs has worked.

Just bought a Microsoft ergonomic keyboard and mouse combo to test it out on my hands. The funky mouse seems OK for my surgically repaired right wrist, but my left hand isn't happier with a curved keyboard after lenghty sessions of Skyrim, Fallout New Vegas and League of Legends the past two months. Been playing one-handed games like the Civs and XCOM EU while biding my left hand's recovery; sucks because I bought Thief Gold, Crusader: No Regret, Freespace 2, Interstate 82 and Dishonored in recent sales on GOG and Steam.

Enjoy the games of memory lane and have a Belgian ale on me -- I think I'll take a swig of the vodka on my desk now.

/PS prolly taking the mouse and keyboard set back for refund. The funky-shaped Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 6000 mouse I likey, would love to give it more of a spin in Battlefield 3 or LoL, but the wireless keyboard SUCKS, as it fails to pick up rapid keystrokes while gaming or typing on the job. I also need the money back to cushion the blow from LA Kings opening night tickets I just bought. Sigh ... wish I could get NHL 2004 to run on the PC again (Direct X conflict messages on installation)
 
2013-01-14 02:56:53 AM
I am the reigning and undefeated all-time champion of Intellivision baseball.  I have no equal.

*chucks down gauntlet*
 
2013-01-14 11:16:35 AM

Practical_Draconian: Watched a few of your videos. This product of the '70s approves.

One thing I'd like an older gamer such as yourself to address is having to cope with arthritis or carpal tunnel. Yeah, I'm that WoW horror story -- the guy who busted his wrist in the long run. A few years ago my right wrist decided to lock up and I needed surgery to get mobility back in my hand. Gave that game up and limited my gaming time so I could enjoy others. Then I started developing the same early warning signs in my left hand -- inflammation and a tight, numb pain in the left thumb and wrist tendons. Taking a break from the games for a month, resting the hand in a brace, some ointments (Biofreeze and castor oil) and popping some anti-inflammatory drugs has worked.

Just bought a Microsoft ergonomic keyboard and mouse combo to test it out on my hands. The funky mouse seems OK for my surgically repaired right wrist, but my left hand isn't happier with a curved keyboard after lenghty sessions of Skyrim, Fallout New Vegas and League of Legends the past two months. Been playing one-handed games like the Civs and XCOM EU while biding my left hand's recovery; sucks because I bought Thief Gold, Crusader: No Regret, Freespace 2, Interstate 82 and Dishonored in recent sales on GOG and Steam.

Enjoy the games of memory lane and have a Belgian ale on me -- I think I'll take a swig of the vodka on my desk now.

/PS prolly taking the mouse and keyboard set back for refund. The funky-shaped Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 6000 mouse I likey, would love to give it more of a spin in Battlefield 3 or LoL, but the wireless keyboard SUCKS, as it fails to pick up rapid keystrokes while gaming or typing on the job. I also need the money back to cushion the blow from LA Kings opening night tickets I just bought. Sigh ... wish I could get NHL 2004 to run on the PC again (Direct X conflict messages on installation)


I will probably address the "ageing gamer" issue in a future video. I have a wrist injury from childhood that is starting to rear its ugly head.
 
2013-01-14 11:18:36 AM

unyon: I am the reigning and undefeated all-time champion of Intellivision baseball.  I have no equal.

*chucks down gauntlet*


My Intellivison expertise was on the mighty "Sea Battle". Mine fields for the win!
 
2013-01-14 01:17:49 PM
At work, so haven't seen anything yet, but this thread is promising.

Any plans to do anything like the original XCOM, or stuff like the hard as balls wireframe Dracula game? (forget the actual title)
 
2013-01-14 03:36:39 PM
I live with very low self esteem, depression and a grocery list of mental health ailments. Sincere thanks for making me feel better about myself.
 
2013-01-14 04:04:33 PM

Beerguy: Practical_Draconian: Watched a few of your videos. This product of the '70s approves.

One thing I'd like an older gamer such as yourself to address is having to cope with arthritis or carpal tunnel. Yeah, I'm that WoW horror story -- the guy who busted his wrist in the long run. A few years ago my right wrist decided to lock up and I needed surgery to get mobility back in my hand. Gave that game up and limited my gaming time so I could enjoy others. Then I started developing the same early warning signs in my left hand -- inflammation and a tight, numb pain in the left thumb and wrist tendons. Taking a break from the games for a month, resting the hand in a brace, some ointments (Biofreeze and castor oil) and popping some anti-inflammatory drugs has worked.

Just bought a Microsoft ergonomic keyboard and mouse combo to test it out on my hands. The funky mouse seems OK for my surgically repaired right wrist, but my left hand isn't happier with a curved keyboard after lenghty sessions of Skyrim, Fallout New Vegas and League of Legends the past two months. Been playing one-handed games like the Civs and XCOM EU while biding my left hand's recovery; sucks because I bought Thief Gold, Crusader: No Regret, Freespace 2, Interstate 82 and Dishonored in recent sales on GOG and Steam.

Enjoy the games of memory lane and have a Belgian ale on me -- I think I'll take a swig of the vodka on my desk now.

/PS prolly taking the mouse and keyboard set back for refund. The funky-shaped Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 6000 mouse I likey, would love to give it more of a spin in Battlefield 3 or LoL, but the wireless keyboard SUCKS, as it fails to pick up rapid keystrokes while gaming or typing on the job. I also need the money back to cushion the blow from LA Kings opening night tickets I just bought. Sigh ... wish I could get NHL 2004 to run on the PC again (Direct X conflict messages on installation)

I will probably address the "ageing gamer" issue in a future video. I have a wrist in ...


I'm 26 and I'm suffering from those issues as well. Of course I've been typing and on the computer constantly since middle school and now work in IT.

Constantly switching sides and stretch breaks are the only things that seems to work long term.
 
2013-01-14 06:00:57 PM

KrispyKritter: I live with very low self esteem, depression and a grocery list of mental health ailments. Sincere thanks for making me feel better about myself.


You should add "condescending prick" to your list of afflictions as well.
 
2013-01-16 11:45:51 AM
I played Magic Realms (Avalon Hill board game) and bought Telengard for the C-64 (tape drive!), so I'm really getting a kick out of these videos.
 
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