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before the Atari 2600 was killed by Time Warner mismanagement...
the most talented disgruntled programmers started Activision...

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related
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Atari pwnd noobs...

I know Activision has alot of really old ass games, a few games for Atari I own awesome2.png

Activision's games were the best for the Atari if I remember correctly, I haven't actually tried my Atari since I bought it. Factory Sealed still.

Edited by - i luv noobs -, 23 June 2009 - 03:43 AM.

QUOTE (Xayun @ Sep 10 2009, 06:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No. I refuse to believe that we are not being trolled. No-one could be this instantly unlikeable

QUOTE (- i luv noobs - @ Sep 10 2009, 04:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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DARK REIGN FUTURE OF WAR WAS THE SHIT

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I heard about that great crash, bad shit. Good video, nice link.
QUOTE (Xayun @ Sep 10 2009, 06:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No. I refuse to believe that we are not being trolled. No-one could be this instantly unlikeable

QUOTE (- i luv noobs - @ Sep 10 2009, 04:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE (Hellswarm @ Jun 23 2009, 01:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DARK REIGN FUTURE OF WAR WAS THE SHIT


QUOTE (Plasmic Fury @ Jul 11 2010, 08:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was in the ocean and I had a frizbee, and some 8/10's were like THROW IT TO US and I just pretended I didnt hear them and swam quickly back to beach.


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Donkey Kong for the atari seems fun, I might open up my 2600.

What you guys think? Open up a console that cost me $200, which brings the general cost of it down to like 80? awesome2.png
QUOTE (Xayun @ Sep 10 2009, 06:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No. I refuse to believe that we are not being trolled. No-one could be this instantly unlikeable

QUOTE (- i luv noobs - @ Sep 10 2009, 04:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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I think you should stop using that smiley because it is fucking annoying.
QUOTE (Plasmic Fury @ Jul 11 2010, 08:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was in the ocean and I had a frizbee, and some 8/10's were like THROW IT TO US and I just pretended I didnt hear them and swam quickly back to beach.


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QUOTE (Garamiah @ Jun 23 2009, 05:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think you should stop using that smiley because it is fucking annoying.

Now we all know what kind of response I'm going to give.

Nah jk, ye I geuss I should use it a lil' less.

icon_neutral.gif This will b mah new favourite smiley.
QUOTE (Xayun @ Sep 10 2009, 06:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No. I refuse to believe that we are not being trolled. No-one could be this instantly unlikeable

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No-one you say? :neutral: Consider that comment as a welcome back for me, yall can thank Xayun.


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QUOTE (- i luv noobs - @ Jun 23 2009, 04:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Atari pwnd noobs...
I know Activision has alot of really old ass games, a few games for Atari I own awesome2.png
Activision's games were the best for the Atari if I remember correctly

i think the Atari 2600 had lots of "great games" and among them were the Activision games.
Activision built its "brand strength" on the "high quality" graphics of every game. No flickering figures.. clean lines..etc.
For example, compare Activision "Chopper Command" to Atari "Defender". in "Defender" your ship disappears every time you fired a bullet because the system could only handle so many independently moving objects. What a great defense.... just fire a bullet any time anything is about to hit your ship icon_smile.gif
oddly.. Activision was able to break that "independently moving object" barrier for some reason.
I'd love to find out how they did that icon_smile.gif
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QUOTE (JimRaynor @ Jun 23 2009, 06:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i think the Atari 2600 had lots of "great games" and among them were the Activision games.
Activision built its "brand strength" on the "high quality" graphics of every game. No flickering figures.. clean lines..etc.
For example, compare Activision "Chopper Command" to Atari "Defender". in "Defender" your ship disappears every time you fired a bullet because the system could only handle so many independently moving objects. What a great defense.... just fire a bullet any time anything is about to hit your ship icon_smile.gif
oddly.. Activision was able to break that "independently moving object" barrier for some reason.
I'd love to find out how they did that icon_smile.gif


XD you know quite a bit.

I've tried Defender, not Chopper Command. Not even too sure if I have chopper command, sounds good if Activision made it though might look into getting it.
QUOTE (Xayun @ Sep 10 2009, 06:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No. I refuse to believe that we are not being trolled. No-one could be this instantly unlikeable

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Sad to see what Activision has become, they are making the same mistakes as atari today.

Edited by DarkKitchen, 23 June 2009 - 01:48 PM.


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QUOTE (DarkKitchen @ Jun 23 2009, 01:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sad to see what Activision has become, they are making the same mistakes as atari today.


Especally with games like the CoD series..

Mass producing them without change or allowing time for tournys and stuff..

Do you know if they are doing the new wolvenstein?

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Activision is just a publisher... Infinity Ward made the cod series brah. id Software is doin Wolfenstein (like always icon_biggrin.gif)

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QUOTE (ArKonIte @ Jun 24 2009, 02:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Activision is just a publisher... Infinity Ward made the cod series brah. id Software is doin Wolfenstein (like always icon_biggrin.gif)

I'm pretty sure Activision still does shit other than publishing. There was speculation that the next "secret new omfg console" would be either Activision's or Apple's considering both companies pretty much have the balls to do it.

Didn't they just finish another Fail Tony Hawk game for the wii?

Those games used to be good icon_sad.gif


QUOTE (Xayun @ Sep 10 2009, 06:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No. I refuse to believe that we are not being trolled. No-one could be this instantly unlikeable

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QUOTE (ArKonIte @ Jun 24 2009, 02:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Activision is just a publisher... Infinity Ward made the cod series brah. id Software is doin Wolfenstein (like always icon_biggrin.gif)


But, wouldnt having two seperate companies produce CoD games (IW and Treyarch) be Activisions idea?

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QUOTE (- i luv noobs - @ Jun 23 2009, 06:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
XD you know quite a bit.
I've tried Defender, not Chopper Command. Not even too sure if I have chopper command, sounds good if Activision made it though might look into getting it.

the history of software engineering is almost as interesting as software engineering itself...
I just finished a degree in Electrical Engineering with Software Engineering electives...
so I know quite a bit about tiny electronic devices icon_smile.gif

Any Activision ROM is difficult to acquire because Activision flexed their legal muscles in getting their ROMs taken off sites like www.AtariAge.com
If you dig around though... you should be able to find the "Chopper Command" ROM.
QUOTE (James Madison @ Aug 25 1781, 11:48 AM)
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