Originally posted by Mr Heel IISo how WERE the Hot Dog potato chips, anyway?
They were fine! It's hard to mess up "Ruffles" style potato chips (although I generally skip the "extreme heat" type flavours) I suppose they were memorable enough for me to think of them for a "food" banner (combined with 7/11 being in my mind for TOMORROW'S banner - man, I know I say this every year but I wish there were 7-Elevens around here - although between my California trip and my business trip, I am sure I've actually had more Slurpees in 2013 than I probably had in the years 2005-2012 combined, so I should really stop pining for them, and yet...)
OK, one more 7-Eleven story. They are currently the EXCLUSIVE! carriers of Arizona Beverages' SHAQ SODA - two tallboys (23.5 oz) were going for $2. They are all "cream soda" flavours (minus) and made with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup (plus!) - I did NOT try them all. They were OK. I'm glad I had them because I don't feel like I'm missing anything by not having access to them here. I don't know if the soda's going to be a limited run or if it'll catch on and expand to other places...we'll see...
Originally posted by OliverAh, the Atari 2600. Great memories of waking my Dad up at 4:00am to play. Only to be told to go back to bed, mind you...
Oh, the fun I had on this system. Battle Tanks was crazy fun!
For people of a certain age, that device evokes memories of magical days.
Does anyone remember the slightly earlier model with two additional A. B. switches on the outsides? If I remember correctly A. was normal and B. was a higher difficulty setting. Mostly this was just faster.
The amount of hours I put into Activision's Freeway. Stupid chicken.
I had Pinball and Pitfall mastered. Still have them. Asteroids is much more fun with 8 speakers and a subwoofer. The kids look at me with a mix of "WTF????" and awe. My Mom would have killed me back in the day.
Never owned it but my cousin did so I would play it nonstop when I went to his house. Riddle of the Sphinx was the first game I ever had to read the instructions to because who knew you had to use the 2nd controller to select your inventory?
Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreezeA few years ago I found a 2600 emulator for PC. I loved that thing back in the day but those games sure look like crap now.
I've got a few of the emulators too, and we have it hooked up so I can use a PS3 remote instead of the keyboard. SO much fun once I get past the frustration of remembering which of the 8 buttons to use on games designed for 1-2. They do look like crap, but they look like crap on a BIG screen!
For the first time in a while, an actual registered user scored the honours - big ups to Zeruel. Creepy to have this milestone passed so close to the end of the month and that other thread! Recent millions (and how long it took to get there)