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#1 TrekMD

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 04:09 PM

Hi all!  I had been reading on the Atari.io site but had not realized there were forums so I decided to join once I discovered them!  I'm a big time retro game gamer and collector.  My collection goes from retro to modern:  Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari Lynx, Atari Jaguar, Mattel Intellivision, Vectrex, NES, Sega Genesis, Sega Dreamcast, Xbox (original), Nintendo GameCube, GBA, Nintendo DS, PSP, PS4, and Retron N5. I also have a portable 2600 and a Sega Nomad. 

 

My first system was the Atari 2600 all those years ago and I was mostly an Atari guy early on.  I didn't get other systems until later on.  Atari systems are still my favorites but I do admit the Sega systems are also awesome to play on. 

 

Over the years I have gotten more involved in the retro video game community and I have written reviews for games and books.  My most recent review if the review for that fantastic book from Tim Lapetino, The Art of Atari.  You can check that out here:  http://tinyurl.com/zexkux5

 

I look forward to participating in the forum and getting to know folks here. 


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#2 Rowsdower70

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 04:12 PM

I see Intellivision on that list, so you're A-okay by me!   Welcome and have fun, this is a great community.  :thumb:


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#3 TrekMD

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 04:14 PM

Thanks for the welcome!  Yes, the Inty is another nice system that is quite more capable than I thought.  I actually got into it because of D2K Arcade!  That just started a chain reaction!


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#4 RickR

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:41 PM

Welcome! 


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#5 Atari Creep

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:48 PM

Welcome yo!


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#6 nosweargamer

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:07 PM

Hey Trek! Welcome to a great, friendly forum.

And I didn't know you were from Florida! I lived in central Florida for over a decade before I recently moved.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 11:11 PM

Greeting pal..glad you finally joined Atari I.O, I've being coming here for a while, such nice and friendly folk, just like over at RVG.

Have a good pal

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#8 jmjustin6

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 11:30 PM

Haha nice. Awesome sounding collection there. Looks like you should do well here. Welcome welcome!
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#9 TrekMD

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:11 AM

Hey Trek! Welcome to a great, friendly forum.

And I didn't know you were from Florida! I lived in central Florida for over a decade before I recently moved.

Thanks!  Yep, in Miami.  Been here for 25 years now.  :)

 

 

Greeting pal..glad you finally joined Atari I.O, I've being coming here for a while, such nice and friendly folk, just like over at RVG.

Have a good pal

Darren

Thanks Darren!  I'd joined sooner had I known!


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:29 PM

Hiya Trek :)

 

Not seen you since the RVG days.

 

Great to see you here, welcome to the warmest Atari Community i know of.


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#11 TrekMD

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:06 PM

Thanks for the welcome.  From reading around I can see that this is indeed a friendly place and devoid of people who love drama and insults.  That's a good thing!  It gets old reading threads that degenerate into stupid arguments for no reason.


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#12 Lost Dragon

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:47 PM

Yep, if you want drama, insults, people crying foul when caught out..I give you...THE INTERNET :-))

Pick a place..

IF your looking for a fantastic community, some great, intelligent debate, bit of banter and some fantastic folk, think you've found the right place.

No man is an island here, everyone has something to offer and it's just bloody lovely to be part of it.
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Posted 06 February 2017 - 09:28 PM

Welcome to the forums TrekMD!! It's fantastic to have you join us! I recognize you from elsewhere around the web, so happy you found your way to Atari I/O!!  :wreck-it-ralph:

 

 

Thanks for the welcome.  From reading around I can see that this is indeed a friendly place and devoid of people who love drama and insults.  That's a good thing!  It gets old reading threads that degenerate into stupid arguments for no reason.

 

 

I think you're really going to like it here! There is a very friendly, positive feel to this community with lots of great people and fun events. Our members seem like the most awesome classic gamers you could find, everyone is friendly and trusting and it's led to some great trades, fun events, retro junk boxes, and lots more. Everybody is here because they really want to be, and it's resulted in a great community. I hope you enjoy your time here!! 

 

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#14 TrekMD

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 09:31 PM

Thanks for the welcome, Justin!  I've kept my handle the same so I'm easy to recognize so good to see you've seen me around.  :)  Gotta say that I love that Spock beaming out! 


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#15 Justin

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 09:41 PM

Haha me too, great to have you!


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:08 AM

Welcome to wherever you are...  :D

 

I enjoyed your Art of Atari review!  So... what's the MD for?  Doctor?  Maryland?  Mini-disc?  Mega Drive?


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#17 TrekMD

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:23 AM

Thank you and glad you liked the review.  Trek is from Star Trek, as I'm a big fan.  MD is from Medical Doctor. :)


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#18 The Professor

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:39 AM

WELCOME TREKMD!!!
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#19 TrekMD

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:48 AM

Thanks for the welcome, Professor. 


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 05:01 AM

Welcome to a great community united under the fuji-logo. Please share with all of us the fond memories of the old golden days.


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