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ATARI DAY! - Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26, 2015


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#1 Justin

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 03:53 PM

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ATARI DAY! - Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26, 2015

 

 

This month Atari Day falls on Thanksgiving! It’s an extra special opportunity to share the fun and joy of Atari with those around us. 

 

Usually for Atari Day we do something like wear an Atari shirt to work or school to spark interest in classic gaming. Since Atari Day falls on Thanksgiving this month, let’s do something special to share Atari with those we love most! One idea is to have an Atari set up under the TV this Thanksgiving, with all of your favorite classic games ready to play! 

 

If you’re having family and friends over for the holiday, it could be fun to play a few rounds of Warlords, Space Invaders, Galaga or Ms. Pac-Man with the ones you love! Even if you’re not having a big crowd, it’s still a great time to enjoy the World of Atari.

 

Sharing Atari fun with your kids, spouse, siblings or parents is what it’s all about! Even if your most cherished memories are of playing something other than Atari, maybe a classic console you received as a kid one Holiday, now is the time to enjoy those games again and share them with loved ones. 

 

People used to set up model train sets under their Christmas trees. This is an opportunity to set up your Atari or classic console under the TV this Holiday season to share with the loved ones in your life, young and old alike!

 

 

MORE ABOUT ATARI DAY: http://forums.atari.io/index.php/topic/291-atari-day-on-the-26th-day-of-each-month-show-the-world-how-much-you-love-atari/

 

JOIN ATARI DAY FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook...58020620958342/

 

 

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#2 RickR

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 04:34 PM

It's a great idea! I'm putting out an Atari Flashback 4 on the big screen for Thanksgiving.
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#3 Dan Iacovelli

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 04:56 PM

plan too after the prades end, then going to arcade to play some more


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 05:09 PM

Nice! Eat, drink, and play Atari!! :)
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Posted 13 November 2015 - 05:22 PM

I joined the Facebook event. Going to squeeze in some games between feedings
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Posted 13 November 2015 - 07:41 PM

GREAT IDEA!


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 10:40 PM

plan too after the prades end, then going to arcade to play some more


Thats what i am doing. Right after the parade ends we are firing up the 2600. Even grandma is getting in on the fun
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Posted 13 November 2015 - 11:46 PM

Love it! Of course the 7800 will be played by everyone!


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 08:40 AM

All my father in law will want to do is watch football.  He can watch this football.jpg


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 10:43 AM

It beats watching the Cowboys or Lions.
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Posted 26 November 2015 - 05:13 PM

Took some time on Atari Day today to finally try out the 2600 Trak ball hacks - Centipede and Millipede.  All I can say is...AWESOME.  Such fine control.  They are so much fun.

 

Also tried Activision Decathlon with the trak-ball (as suggested by someone on this fine board), and was able to get some seriously high scores without damaging a joystick or a wrist!

 

Happy Atari Day to ALL!

 

 

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 05:39 PM

will be playing later on skipping the arcade


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Posted 26 November 2015 - 05:40 PM

It beats watching the Cowboys or Lions.

 

No it didn't  :D

 

But, I did work on the history of Activision for my podcast and show during some down time! (no Atari's where I am at right now)  :hero:  :atari_2600_joystick:  :atari_2600:  :atari_2600_joystick:


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#14 Dan Iacovelli

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 09:14 PM

I played donkey kong, centipede and pole position 2 on my 7800.

had some trouble with system kept crashing prob  due poer supply getting hot its not regular power supply from atari but one from atariguide.com


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 01:41 AM

Took some time on Atari Day today to finally try out the 2600 Trak ball hacks - Centipede and Millipede.  All I can say is...AWESOME.  Such fine control.  They are so much fun.

 

Also tried Activision Decathlon with the trak-ball (as suggested by someone on this fine board), and was able to get some seriously high scores without damaging a joystick or a wrist!

 

Happy Atari Day to ALL!

Aren't those Trak-ball hacks awesome! I guess my brilliant idea back in January paid off. Thomas and Omega did such a great job on these!

 

:thumb:  :thumb:  :thumb:


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 01:43 AM

Played several of the Atari carts from the Retro Junk Box 2 tonight! Of course, I can't divulge the titles. B)   


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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.





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