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#1 AtariHero

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:35 PM

Hello all,

 

I should have started here first but went ahead posting elsewhere.

 

I have been around different Atari forums since '97 - Jaguar Interactive II, Jaguar Sector II, AtariAge, groups on Facebook. Never been banned from anywhere. :P I just want to talk about the systems and the games - no real penchant or time for personal dramas ;) Names were generally under Shaggy or some variation on that. I haven't really been active on an Atari forum since JS2 closed...I do some occasional posts on AA or a Facebook group here and there.

 

I own the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, 800XL, XEGS, ST, Lynx, Jaguar and presently 9 Atari arcade games (one of which is their pinball machine Space Riders).

 

Long, long ago when Geocities was a thing I ran a site called "Kingdom Atari". That all seems to have been lost but it was fun for learning HTML and such things. I also ran a site called Castle NUON for a couple of years to discuss and report on that hardware, which felt a lot like the Jaguar 2 that we never got.

 

Currently I operate a site called Arcade Heroes where my focus is on real arcades and the current market surrounding those. Been doing that for 10 years and it is a lot of fun.

 

Professionally I own and operate a business in Utah called the Game Grid Arcade which will turn 9 this year. I also do website design and writing for an arcade distribution business and have done writing for a pinball mod company at the end of last year. I sold arcade games for five years while at a major online distributor but I quit that job last year to move onto brighter, greener pastures. 

 

I look forward to hanging out!


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#2 Justin

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:42 PM

Welcome to the forums AtariHero!! I remember Kingdom Atari, so cool to have you join us! People here are great, I hope you really enjoy the forums. WELCOME!  :wreck-it-ralph:


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#3 Rowsdower70

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:44 PM

Welcome to the forums! 

There's plenty of good times to be had :)


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#4 RickR

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 01:12 PM

Good to have you. I'm glad you just jumped right in.
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#5 Atari Creep

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:19 PM

Welcome. Good folks and good times here. Just don't let any of these Kats neer your Doritos. My only advice!!!!!!!  :rofl:  :spot:  :rofl:


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Don't just watch TV, PLAY IT!


#6 jmjustin6

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:48 PM

Glad to have ya here. If you have the time please post some pics of those arcade games over at the video game room topics. Im sure we would all love to see em
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#7 Arenafoot

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:52 PM

Welcome AtariHero!


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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 TrekMD

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 09:35 PM

I'm fairly new here myself.  Welcome aboard!


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Going to the final frontier, gaming...


#9 chas10e

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:13 PM

Welcome. Good folks and good times here. Just don't let any of these Kats neer your Doritos. My only advice!!!!!!!  :rofl:  :spot:  :rofl:


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#10 AtariHero

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for the welcome everyone!

 

Welcome to the forums AtariHero!! I remember Kingdom Atari, so cool to have you join us! People here are great, I hope you really enjoy the forums. WELCOME!  :wreck-it-ralph:

 

Wow, someone remembers that site that isn't me! Granted, if there was a copy of it around somewhere, it would probably be embarrassing to look at it now. :P But you've got to start somewhere ;) 

 

Glad to have ya here. If you have the time please post some pics of those arcade games over at the video game room topics. Im sure we would all love to see em

 

Certainly! I did a video tour several months ago but I will be moving the business soon so it will probably be best to wait. I wouldn't mind putting all of my Atari games right next to each other ;)

 


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#11 Clint Thompson

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:29 PM

Welcome Shaggy! =D Glad to see you're here!


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#12 Dan Iacovelli

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:55 PM

I remember you on js-II welcome


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#13 MaximumRD

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:37 PM

WELCOME! You're going to love it here! 


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#14 nosweargamer

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:41 PM

Welcome to one of the nicest forums in the galaxy. 


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#15 Lost Dragon

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 03:07 PM

A very, very warm welcome my friend.

 

Thanks for joining us, hope you enjoy it here.


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#16 Gemini Gamer

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:11 AM

Welcome to Atari.io!


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Dreamcast Gamer; awesome retro game reviews, drum covers, and lots of Atari 2600!

 

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#17 Yo-Yo

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 02:52 PM

Welcome friend!


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