EDIT: DUH! this review of the video below is NOT of the one you linked, but of another 400 review I watched right afterward. This video review linked above is very good. Sorry about my mistake.
This is the video I am talking about below:
I think he's a moron chocking the 400 up to just some old cartridge games that are a bit better than the 2600 and saying you are better off collecting for the 2600 or 7800. There's so much more to the 400 and 800 in general and his obviously shallow "research" for it is pitiful. Just upgrading the 400 to 48K opens the door to an 8-bit world on the system more extensive than even the 2600, But I think almost any game made for the 2600 was also released n the 400/800 in those days, and much closer to original arcade quality and he's calling them slightly better than 2600, and just a small step up. The Antic, which he mentions briefly, and the GTIA, neither of which are in the 2600 were indeed revolutionary at the time and NOTHING before the C64 and Colecovision could compete graphically. I just wasted most of 8 minutes watching this video until I started rolling my eyes at it, and have now wasted more time even discussing this video. Grade F.
Hehe, funnily enough I just watched that 2nd clip of yours too, before logging on to A.S. and at 1st I thought the guy was doing a reasonable job until...yeah, the poor quality comment about (Atari) NOT BEING much of a step up at the time - but then he admits via his type in Tell Me My Age crappy 4 liner prog that he was born in 1987 so how the hell this 'junior' can comment on the scene at that time - when he wasn't even born then - is beyond me.
As you say, Baker, he didn't do his homework very well and is clearly crap at shooting the last Space Invader - running after its speeding progress left and right is the hallmark, again, of a newbie wet behind the ears type cretin. You wait for it to come to daddy and timing is of the essence...
Something he clearly hasn't got to grips with!
I should bill this cretin 8mins worth of say washing your car, bud.
We've missed you on here of late - what you been up to, that 4 letter abusive word WORK, no doubt..?
I got the MyIDE 2 cartridge and have been spending my spare time learning it and the different options, OS's and DOS's I can set it up to use. So the time I usually spend here has been split between 3-4 sites with info on My IDE 2 and also Atarimax and Atari Age forums for a little Q&A.
Lots of good stuff I'm learning too, like I can use my SpartaDOS X/RTC cartridge with it and have the real time clock just like SiDE2. But unlike SiDE 2, you can have separate partitions to use SpartaDOS and your internal OS or MyDOS with the MyBIOS that is on-board MyIDE 2, and FAT32 partitions as well, and of course, if using SpartaDOS X I get FAT16 partitions too! It's amazingly versatile.
I'll do a thread on setting it all up once I learn it and get my own all setup. You use special MyIDE2.sys driver with MyIDE 2 for SpartaDOS operation, and a special config.sys file and I've found out there is a way to use ATOS with SpartaDOS X instead of the SpartaDOS v. 3.x with either MyIDE 1&2, SiDE 2 and even IDE+ 2.0 in which Brenski might be interested.
No wonder you've been busy - I'm exhausted just reading that little list of jiggery pokery let alone doing it/figuring it all out but once more you seem to have a way with these things and of course Brenski and the gang would love to hear more re. the wonders of configuring these versatile cartridges.