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Desc:Breaking news from the FUTURE
Category:Video Games, Cartoons & Animation
Tags:80s, tron, rotoscoping, the future, Intellivision
Submitted:spiteful crow
Date:04/24/16
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Comment count is 22
bopeton - 2016-04-24
That is some awesome rotoscoping!
Hugo Gorilla - 2016-04-24
Night Stalker. That was a great game.
betamaxed - 2016-04-24
all my stars
memedumpster - 2016-04-24
I don't think they're telling us the whole story about Galaxy 48. Oh great, another saucer of refugees vaporized for carrying so called "laser bombs."

Wake up, boopbleeple.
boner - 2016-04-24
What the hell? This is amazing.

For anyone with a video projector, I highly recommend playing Yar's Revenge on it.
Old_Zircon - 2016-04-25
I finally got to play a Vectrex again for the first time since the 80s last fall. Analog Vector graphics are still the best. I wish someone would program an emulator that would let you plug your audio output into your dual trace CRT oscilloscope and play old games on it.

Old_Zircon - 2016-04-25
Better yet, I wish someone would develop an open-hardware vector graphic projector, maybe using an inexpensive laser pointer for the beam. Beyond my abilities but seems well within the reach of someone with some proper engineering skills.

Old_Zircon - 2016-04-25
Imagine having a modest box you could sit on a table, plug in your stereo and USB controller and play the original arcade Star Wars or whatever vector ROMs you had, 8 feet high on your living room wall. Color vector graphics would be harder, but possible - you'd just need multiple lasers.

Old_Zircon - 2016-04-25
Honestly, you could probably get most of the way there by hacking one of those cheap "laser light show" things you can get at Radio Shack.

boner - 2016-04-25
Looks like there's been some success in doing that.

http://jv4779.blogspot.com/2013/03/laser-projector-playing-mam e-vector.html

boner - 2016-04-25
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drd8kk51vmM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2JKr-Vkz8A

boner - 2016-04-25
Flicker looks like a problem. The CRTs have a long-ish decay to hide this, a laser has none.

boner - 2016-04-25
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHImBmesHX0

Old_Zircon - 2016-04-25
Yeah, an oscilloscope would work better but the screen is tiny and you'd probably burn it and your retina if you played too long.

Old_Zircon - 2016-04-25
I'm not sure what possessd me to think that DIY laser projectors weren't a thing, if I can design one in my head in two minutes that means it must be at least 30 year old technology.

Old_Zircon - 2016-04-25
I wonder if you could reduce flicker by breaking the screen into different quadrants and use different lasers in parallel to project a single frame.

The Mothership - 2016-04-24
Continues to hold her own.
Cube - 2016-04-25
Oh holy crap how many of these games I played with my Mattel Aquarius.

They figured a computer with no grapics mode and a frickin' DISC for a controller would be a hit in the home computing market. Nope!
snothouse - 2016-04-26
IT'S GONE
boner - 2016-04-28
NOOO

boner - 2016-04-28
Don't know if I should resubmit, but another copy is here in blurrier quality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o1CpzenU5o

boner - 2016-04-28
Oh and this one's not bad, very dark near the edges though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KvlBGmyyb0

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