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Post by droosan » September 8th, 2006, 5:01 am

Ben wrote:Yep, and don't forget genlocks!

The Amiga 1200 was a very cool machine.
Oh yes, I made very good use of the Amiga's genlock capability .. I was creating freelance animation for a local car dealership, featuring a cartoon 'car' character who drove around live-action footage of their sales lot -- I simply 'keyed' my DeluxePaint ANIMs over their footage, and output it direct to S-VHS ..

And this was in 1993 .. when doing this on a Mac -- let alone a PC -- required hundreds of dollars' worth of high-end video equipment. Yet, with the Amiga, it was built-in! 8)

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Post by Ben » September 8th, 2006, 12:28 pm

Sorry, couldn't resist this, about Eisner taking computer classes and proclaiming that "this computer thing is going to be big"...
ShyViolet wrote:I know it sounds silly and obvious now but you have to remember that things were quite different then.
Yes, Mr Eisner had a creative vision... ;)

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Post by ShyViolet » September 10th, 2006, 3:49 pm

Yeah well....

:P :roll: :)
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Post by ShyViolet » September 23rd, 2006, 7:58 pm

Hey did anyone ever play this game? :)


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Post by ShyViolet » September 23rd, 2006, 8:07 pm

Also, here's William Shatner selling early Commodores on T.V....funny! :)


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Post by Ben » September 23rd, 2006, 10:16 pm

"Why just buy a video game from Atari or Intellivision?..." - Gee, on-air rival name bashing. Don't get that nowadays!!


"Unlike games it has a REAL computer keyboard..." - Wow, it must be super neato, then, Shatner!


"Under $300, the wonder computer of the 1980s..." - Looks like we were gipped even back then!

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Post by ShyViolet » September 23rd, 2006, 11:12 pm

:lol:


Ha ha....

Gee, on-air rival name bashing. Don't get that nowadays!!

Very true, but what about those PC/Mac commericals? Well, it's true they never say "Microsoft" or "Apple", but we know what they mean..... :wink:

Under $300, the wonder computer of the 1980s..." - Looks like we were gipped even back then!
Yeah, I guess that was like $800 or $900 back then....(??) and way more in British pounds. :roll:
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Post by Ben » September 23rd, 2006, 11:15 pm

Actually, less. Pounds are roughly half-to-two-thirds US numbers. But it was still a LOT for back then (especially considering what it could do compared to now).

But it was like "wow" back then! ;)

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Post by ShyViolet » September 23rd, 2006, 11:30 pm

Hey, I'm in the chat lounge! :) Anyone wanna chat?
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Post by Ben » September 24th, 2006, 1:28 pm

Looks like I missed ya! :)

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Post by ShyViolet » September 24th, 2006, 8:58 pm

I guess so. :wink: Oh well, we should have another forum chat soon! :) :wink:
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Post by ShyViolet » September 26th, 2006, 11:22 pm

HHere's some more computer trivia I found out: (well, video games)


1.) Mario first appeared in "DonkeyKong." His name wasn't Mario then, but Jumpman.


2.) Pac-Man was actually supposed to resemble a Pizza Pie.


3.) The original Super Mario Bros. was just a "sample" game that came with the first Nintendo Entertainment System. It later grew into a mass phenomenom.

And this one (I could have this wrong, so if so I apologize)

4.) The "minus" zone in Super Mario was actually a programming error not noticed until after the product was on the market.
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Post by ShyViolet » September 27th, 2006, 10:57 pm

Actually it's called the "minus world." It has something to do with being able to skip levels through World 1-2 by going into one of the pipes....kinda complex so:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minus_world
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Post by ShyViolet » September 28th, 2006, 11:31 pm

Gee, on-air rival name bashing. Don't get that nowadays
Oh, you won't believe this one: :P (plus I think Burgess Meredith, the 60's Batman Penguin, is the narrator! :) )



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Post by Ben » September 29th, 2006, 8:14 am

You spend all your spare time on You Tube, um, do ya Vi? ;)

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