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  1. Andre Tucker on February 25, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Move to Manton/Mineral California and beat the game called "Life On Earth."

  2. Kevin Rickey on February 25, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    I’m a crazy old fart. Playing Video Games is Truly a "gateway" to programming. When I moved to Eugene from Portland in 1979, I was short a math credit at Sheldon High School.. Math was not my favorite subject, but I saw a Math credit in "BASIC Computer Programming". I said YES to that. I was lost for a week, it made no sense. I’d been building and repairing power amps and equalizer circuits, but I liked the idea of making shit without a soldering iron… Programming…. on a TRS-80 with a mem-expansion unit, cassette drive I/O.. BASIC was good for writing games.. A$=Inkey$ can be wonderful at interpreting keyboard things, but too slow. I heard whispers about "Machine Language"…"X=USR(0)" I asked my teacher: I wanna learn assembly language for the Zilog Z80 cpu, can you help me? No he said… SO I got a Rodnay Zacks book and taught myself to hand assemble machine language for the Z80. Graduated Sheldon with Computer Programming Honors.. My First Comp I owned was an ATARI 400. A 6502 CPU.. SHIT.. Architecture and addressing modes were so foreign, it took me 8 months to get used to effectively using ZERO-PAGE addressing to make that 6502 fly like crazy, then got the ATARI TECHNICAL REFERENCE MANUALS for Christmas when I was like 15.. Oh Shit.. Vertical Blank Interrupts, Display Lists, Display list interrupts. Player Missle Graphics. I was in Heaven. Until I was forced to go with IBM, and a JOB and Lotus-123, and Word Perfect. FUCK I gotta learn the INTEL 8088/8086 shit now…. Um… I’m fixing my site… kevinrickey.com… someone trashed my ssl. I’m fixing and bringing up retro code. Love you Bro…

  3. Jason Moore on February 25, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    What are the credits for this video? Who made it? Who owns it? Where did it come from?

  4. Soulblazerz on February 25, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks for posting this!

  5. outaspaceman on February 25, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    I like this kind of history lesson..👍

  6. Naomi Billharz Ferreira on February 25, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Great video!!

  7. hadooken face on February 25, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Nintendo is the gay version of Atari

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