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Atari 2600 Red Sea Crossing buyer sells copies.
« on: September 12, 2012, 18:54:37 PM »
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Re: Atari 2600 Red Sea Crossing buyer sells copies.
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 18:57:19 PM »
It's good know he is sharing the game with other people, even if it's quite pricey. At least he makes some money back on it too.

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Re: Atari 2600 Red Sea Crossing buyer sells copies.
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 21:43:19 PM »
Cool!  I think he is trying to make back some of his investment but I can certainly understand.

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Atari 2600 Red Sea Crossing buyer sells copies.
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 22:42:55 PM »
I guess he would have to get permission from the copyright holder first?
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Re: Atari 2600 Red Sea Crossing buyer sells copies.
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 22:59:42 PM »
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I guess he would have to get permission from the copyright holder first?

He should but I would bet the company that made that are long since bust and who knows who coded it, 2600 games don't have credits!

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Re: Atari 2600 Red Sea Crossing buyer sells copies.
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 23:19:33 PM »
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I guess he would have to get permission from the copyright holder first?

He should but I would bet the company that made that are long since bust and who knows who coded it, 2600 games don't have credits!

Unless they are hidden in an easter egg.  ;)

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Re: Atari 2600 Red Sea Crossing buyer sells copies.
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 22:28:15 PM »
Apparently he is trying to contact the programmer and said he is willing to share royalties with him.  It'll be interesting to see if this happens.

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Re: Atari 2600 Red Sea Crossing buyer sells copies.
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2012, 22:49:02 PM »
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Apparently he is trying to contact the programmer and said he is willing to share royalties with him.  It'll be interesting to see if this happens.

I read that the person who sold this on Game Gavel had been in contact with the programmer at some point when he was trying to learn the history of the game so he must not be too hard to find.  He's going to be in shock when he get's offered royalties on a game he made over 30 years ago!

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Re: Atari 2600 Red Sea Crossing buyer sells copies.
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2012, 22:50:04 PM »
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He's going to be in shock when he get's offered royalties on a game he made over 30 years ago!

Without a doubt!  :)  Good for him!

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Re: Atari 2600 Red Sea Crossing buyer sells copies.
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2012, 13:41:42 PM »

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Re: Atari 2600 Red Sea Crossing buyer sells copies.
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2012, 13:48:20 PM »
I think that looks really cool and he did the right thing!

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Re: Atari 2600 Red Sea Crossing buyer sells copies.
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2012, 13:52:04 PM »
I agree! Really looks like time and effort went into the release.

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Re: Atari 2600 Red Sea Crossing buyer sells copies.
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2012, 13:58:05 PM »
I agree with the decision as well.  Besides, this was intended to be a children's title and the new artwork reflects that.  It look very nice as far as I'm concerned. 

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