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#1 GervGirl

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:19 PM

Hello gamers!! I am Diane. 😊 I joined here a while ago but forgot and now here I am again lol ...... I grew up in the 80s and 90s, I had the Atari 2600 and C64 growing up. I think I was one of the last one of everyone I knew to get a Nintendo which at that point it was SNES. While all my friends had NES I had my C64 and now looking back I am glad I did. Anyway me and my husband are gaming collectors though I am more into the older stuff then he is. We have 5 different Atari 2600, C64, NES SNES, N64, Game Cube, Sega, PlayStation, PS2, Wii, WiiU, Different handhelds, etc. Right now I am most into collecting Atari and always looking to add. I have two daughters 13 and 3 so that has keeps us busy. ...... ok sorry for the long intro, I hope to be able to join in on chats when I can. 😊
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#2 Rowsdower70

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:23 PM

Welcome to the forums!   I too had a C-64 growing up, and it was a wonderful machine.   I was also a D&D nerd, so the plethora of RPGs catered to that. 

Nice to have you!  Come chat, trade, and check out our retro junk boxes!


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#3 RickR

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:37 PM

Atari and Commodore?  You'll fit right in. 

 

Welcome!


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#4 jmjustin6

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:47 PM

Welcome welcome. Seems like youll do good here
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#5 MaximumRD

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:50 PM

Glad to have you here! 


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#6 The Professor

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:07 PM

Welcome to Atari I/O Diane! We have some pretty incredible people in our little community, you'll fit right in! :)
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#7 Arenafoot

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:16 PM

Welcome Diane!


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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.


#8 StormSurge

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:49 PM

Welcome aboard!!


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#9 Lost Dragon

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 01:48 AM

;-)I'll do a proper welcome once I've had some sleep,just finished 5th night shift so far...

But fantastic to see you on here.
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#10 Justin

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:52 AM

Welcome to Atari I/O! So great to have you join Diane! This community is FULL of really awesome people genuinely passionate about classic gaming. I hope you enjoy your time here  :wreck-it-ralph:


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#11 Lost Dragon

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 10:38 AM

Hiya Diane, time for a proper welcome to this wonderful community.

 

 

You sound very much like myself, with the 2600 and C64 essential parts of your childhood and very fondly remembered, though i branched out into the 800XL and ST as i was growing up and bypassed the NES :-).

 

 

Long intro's are great, the more background info the better, it adds to the community spirt here even more.

 

Looking forward to reading more from you and best of luck with the collecting.


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#12 nosweargamer

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:20 PM

Welcome!


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#13 Doctor Octagon

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 03:50 PM

Welcome! Great to have you in the forums GervGirl  :pole_position_blimp:


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#14 GervGirl

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:50 PM

Wow thank you everyone for the welcomes! πŸ‘πŸ»
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#15 Paul

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 08:25 PM

Word Up.
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#16 Atari Adventure Square

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 01:15 AM

Hi fellow retro gamer!
 

Yeah, 2600 and C64 combo were hard to beat once you had 'em and got introduced to the world of Tomorrow through their pixel ports, where games became alive regardless of bit size.

 

Although, the C64 could smile, nod and pat the spunky 2600 on the head as it breezed you into its world like an enthused toddler, with big-squared race cars or blocky avatars.

It was still living proof the world would be just fine, as long as there were video games.

 

And big brother's more mature outings (like the Infocom text adventure series, or just plain detailed graphic fun - or even EA's construction sets!) would bring it home, and who needed to spend a thousand bucks on an Apple when your disks booted titles which were just as fun.

 

yeah, Insert Chat-Fun cart

Switch On!


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