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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 5:47 am    Post subject: October 2003 - Spotlight: The Baton Teleplay Modem Reply with quote

I am absolutely not done with this story, but I'm still proud of what I was able to dig up, so [url=http://www.lostlevels.org/200310/200310-baton.shtml"]here you are[/url].

From here, I plan to get some dirt on the Edge 16, and perhaps some other failed modems (the old Sega Genesis one comes to mind).
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those who read the article when it was first put up, I just added three more pictures, courtesy of Keith Rupp himself.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work on scoring such a story! Really unfortunate when titans slay the challengers. If ROM images ever get released there will be something fun for emulator authors to play with. REAL network based Nintendo games.

Keep it up!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plugged. And here I thought Brandon hated me.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whose thumb is that holding the controller in the Baton article pic?? That's not The Thumb, is it?

[Edit] For those wondering, that stuff around my mouth is not blood...whoever guesses what it is gets a free donut.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I allowed to guess?

That's Keith Rupp's thumb.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adaml wrote:
For those wondering, that stuff around my mouth is not blood...whoever guesses what it is gets a free donut.


Adam got his red wings! Or is that covered under "not blood"?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smeg wrote:
adaml wrote:
For those wondering, that stuff around my mouth is not blood...whoever guesses what it is gets a free donut.


Adam got his red wings! Or is that covered under "not blood"?


I got those back in college, quite by accident.

No donut for you.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adaml wrote:
For those wondering, that stuff around my mouth is not blood...whoever guesses what it is gets a free donut.


goatse.cx man's ass lips photoshopped onto your face?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kap gets the Krispy Kreme!!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2003 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now give us a kiss!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2003 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a little nitpick - the modem speeds you listed were very likely "bits per second" (or "baud"), not "kilobits per second" (2400kbps is faster than what most cable modems download at).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2003 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So a correction would be 2400 baud?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2003 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That or 2400 bps.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2003 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful article as always :D
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheRedEye wrote:
So a correction would be 2400 baud?


Yup... RANDOM FACTOID FOR RANDOM GOODNESS: my very first modem was 2400bps. It was also circa 1994.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:16 am    Post subject: Another Modem...??? Reply with quote

I remember long ago, when the dinosaurs roame..yadda yadda... anyway, I think the Genesis had been out in North America for only 2 years. Here in Canada, there was a commercial I only remember seeing once, about a type of cartridge you plugged into the Genesis and it hooked up to cable, as in cable tv cable. They'd had to be digital at that point and I have no idea when digital cable began. Anyway, supposedly 300 titles were planned to be played via this cable modem/cart thing.

Not long after the commercial I was watching a show about electronics and videogaming. It was on peasant vision and I can't remember what the show was called, nor do I care. They had a short feature about this cable-cart, and also pretty much advertised the thing. So far there were subscribers in Ontario and Quebec using it, and it would be shortly available via cable in western Canada soon. Ever since then, never heard anything about it, not even from Genesis freaks who were more into Sega and Sonic than I was.

What do you guys think about this? To be honest this IS from memory, and though unless I got an electric shock to the brain at the time and saw visions of video gaming bliss, I'm sure this thing existed.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sega Channel?
You could play 50 games a month a server at the cable company, and there was probably other stuff...but since I haven't owned a Genesis, I have no personal experience with it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could've been the X-Band modem.

I think I have some Mexican advertisements for the thing. O_o
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