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Halt & Catch Fire unusual arcade games
#328603 - 07/24/14 04:19 PM Attachment: Halt and Catch Fire arcade.jpg 51 KB (0 downloads)


In episode S01E08 aired on 7/20/2014 at 24 minutes in we see Cameron playing Centipede on and authentic Atari Centipede machine.
While Cameron and Gordon are chatting we see 3 unknown machines in the background.

Earth Artillery
Fat Asphalt
Raceway Rally (pictured only)

Whats unusual is that Earth Artillery and Fat Asphalt have marquees, bezels and at least attract game graphics.
Someone went to a lot of effort to make fictional games.

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Re: Halt & Catch Fire unusual arcade games new [Re: TrevEB]
#328606 - 07/24/14 04:39 PM


> In episode S01E08 aired on 7/20/2014 at 24 minutes in we see Cameron playing
> Centipede on and authentic Atari Centipede machine.
> While Cameron and Gordon are chatting we see 3 unknown machines in the background.
>
> Earth Artillery
> Fat Asphalt
> Raceway Rally (pictured only)
>
> Whats unusual is that Earth Artillery and Fat Asphalt have marquees, bezels and at
> least attract game graphics.
> Someone went to a lot of effort to make fictional games.

Yeah, I noticed that too.

Flippers.com has done similar fake arcade creation before for television/film and documented it, but this isn't on his list of rentals, so I assume someone else did it.

For all I know the set designer/props dept. did it themselves, they've done a helluva job so far...



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Re: Halt & Catch Fire unusual arcade games new [Re: TrevEB]
#328608 - 07/24/14 05:04 PM


> Whats unusual is that Earth Artillery and Fat Asphalt have marquees, bezels and at
> least attract game graphics.
> Someone went to a lot of effort to make fictional games.

Earth Artillery is in the Asteroids font.

I need to try and watch that show again. I tried twice and literally fell asleep less than halfway in both times.



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Re: Halt & Catch Fire unusual arcade games new [Re: R. Belmont]
#328610 - 07/24/14 05:19 PM


> > Whats unusual is that Earth Artillery and Fat Asphalt have marquees, bezels and at
> > least attract game graphics.
> > Someone went to a lot of effort to make fictional games.
>
> Earth Artillery is in the Asteroids font.
>
> I need to try and watch that show again. I tried twice and literally fell asleep less
> than halfway in both times.

Right around episode 4 or 5 it really starts cooking IMHO, and progressively gets better with each new episode. I've bought in now.

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Re: Halt & Catch Fire unusual arcade games new [Re: TrevEB]
#328616 - 07/24/14 08:07 PM


I'm pretty sure the one in the middle was Moon Patrol attract. Couldn't make out the others.

Overall I like the show, but at times it can get a little draggy on seemingly irrelevant things.

Can you imagine having a workplace environment like that today? My god the lawsuits...



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Re: Halt & Catch Fire unusual arcade games new [Re: Bad A Billy]
#328618 - 07/24/14 09:18 PM


> I'm pretty sure the one in the middle was Moon Patrol attract. Couldn't make out the
> others.
>


Wow, good observation on the moon patrol.

The Bad Asphalt driving game looks somewhat like Spy Hunter but with rocks in the road.



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Re: Halt & Catch Fire unusual arcade games new [Re: TrevEB]
#328631 - 07/25/14 12:42 AM


You're right on that, I thought that too but forgot to mention it(old age sucks!). It even had the steering yolk with the weapons button for the horn...

If I remember correctly sonny! Those were the days eh?



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Re: Halt & Catch Fire unusual arcade games new [Re: Stiletto]
#328633 - 07/25/14 01:26 AM


> > I need to try and watch that show again. I tried twice and literally fell asleep
> less
> > than halfway in both times.
>
> Right around episode 4 or 5 it really starts cooking IMHO, and progressively gets
> better with each new episode. I've bought in now.

Yeah, it's definitely gotten better. The characters are all still unlikable, but they're becoming interesting-unlikable, instead of just unlikable stereotypes. They also get a lot of the early 80s ambiance right - the sets, the clothes, the hair, the cars. Even some of the beardy, geeky engineers remind me of my dad's buddies from back in the day.


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