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    Quote Originally Posted by John73 View Post
    What is with the starting high score of 7650? How many games had this as the starting high score?
    Its a common binary denominator identification in early programming. It basically was a result of low bit code resurrection of particular parameters in very basic codes, which most pre 83 games had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fire_Power View Post
    What a cool selection

    There's a whole series relating to this game, includes Juno First and a few others.

    I though this was a success in Japan, but flopped in the USA, where they had a few warehouses of them lined up. If you like this sort of history stuff, a great read is The Ultimate history of Video Games by Steven Kent. Starts at the fist command line games, goes through the golden age of arcades, Sega, Atari, Nintendo and up to PS2. Lots of quotes and interviews from industry types.

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    Love knowing about the history of video games, just ordered the book you mentioned from Amazon, can't wait to give it a read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingtipvortex View Post
    Its a common binary denominator identification in early programming. It basically was a result of low bit code resurrection of particular parameters in very basic codes, which most pre 83 games had.
    Do you a source to back this up? The nerd in me would really like to know more about this. I know a lot of games use binary as it's the basis of computer programming, but I don't see how 7650 fits into any binary pattern

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    Quote Originally Posted by John73 View Post
    Do you a source to back this up? The nerd in me would really like to know more about this. I know a lot of games use binary as it's the basis of computer programming, but I don't see how 7650 fits into any binary pattern
    Thats because i made it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingtipvortex View Post
    Thats because i made it up
    Well there must be reason behind picking this score, must find out what it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by John73 View Post
    Well there must be reason behind picking this score, must find out what it is
    When you find out, let me know as i cant be bothered looking for myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingtipvortex View Post
    Its a common binary denominator identification in early programming. It basically was a result of low bit code resurrection of particular parameters in very basic codes, which most pre 83 games had.
    You should have been on Star Trek in the Engineering bay, with a sentence like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammasized View Post
    You should have been on Star Trek in the Engineering bay, with a sentence like that
    Im Tuvok in real life I tried to make it as technical and funny as i could


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    Here is my first shot.... I can see how it didn't do well back in the day, it is no Galaga.. Either way very cool to play it as I had never played it before, even though I had read about its history... I always thought owning a red (old Radar Scope) Donkey Kong cabinet would be cool.

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    I suck at space invaders and I suck even more at this game

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    Just played it........what a truly awful game

    Brad


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