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  1. 5 points

    NEW V61 Review!

    NEW V61 Review!
  2. 4 points
    ๐ŸŽˆ Working hard to keep the timeline positive lately. Lots of people feeling uncertain, Atari I/O will always be a positive place to escape to
  3. 4 points
    Even through a national pandemic, Atari survives. Bringing the fun and joy of new memories into homes across our great land for almost 50 years. Yarsโ€™ Revenge is one of my favorite games on the current Flashback consoles we found today at Samโ€™s Club. Who remembers The Walking Dead episode with Eugene playing Yarsโ€™ Revenge after the zombie apocalypse telling of the Yarsโ€™ attempt to exact revenge on the evil Qotile for the destruction of Razak IV?
  4. 4 points
    ๐Ÿ’ฅ New Addition: Super Breakout I got this as a birthday present ^__^ I can't wait to play it! ๐Ÿ˜„
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    ๐Ÿ‡ Wishing all of you and your families a very happy Easter!
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    ๐Ÿ‘‰ New High Score Squad Challenge will debut March 15th! PM me w/ any games you'd like to nominate this year!
  7. 4 points
    Happy Holidays everyone! Posted new updates for High Score Squad, and an update on the security issue!
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    Just so you guys don't think I'm dead (because of no posts lately) -- although I'm sure @MaximumRD would respectfully report on it if I was, there's a new project I've been working on. Restoration of a 2003 Subaru. It's got a water leak (which makes it smell bad), and needs some engine work. But I'm having FUN with it. My father was an auto mechanic. It feels good to get the hands dirty. AND...I got a NEW JOB! I start next week. Should be lower stress. I hope.
  9. 4 points

    Sad it is.

    Sad it is.
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    ๐Ÿ“ฐ Google paid $58.1 million for the Atari building at 1272 Borregas Ave. This building was home to 2600 games development and all the zany things that went on there. The Mercury News has a nice article on this which quotes Atari I/O: https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/07/01/google-grabs-an-early-atari-building-in-north-sunnyvale-deals-widen/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
  11. 4 points
    ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just thinking.. I'm glad we have the group that we have. What a great bunch of people.
  12. 4 points
    My son gave me a gift of NES "Top Gun" yesterday. My goal is to land the plane on the carrier. I failed a few times, but now I've read the manual. I won't let you down this time, Goose.
  13. 3 points
    ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ HAPPY ATARI DAY!! ๐ŸŽ‰
  14. 3 points
    Atari Creep

    YOU DID IT!!!!!!

    YOU DID IT!!!!!!
  15. 3 points
    โ€œWeโ€™ll be best friends forever, wont we, Luigi?โ€ The greatest stories always begin with humble beginnings. This is one of the most prized items from my collection. All great adventures have to begin somewhere. Mario & Luigi started their adventures together here in these socketed EPROMS. Not many people in this world get to say they have a โ€œprototype Marioโ€ anything, for any system. How do I even have this? It should be in the Smithsonian. I count myself among the very fortunate few to have something this special, where it all began.
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    RE: N64 ๐Ÿ˜Ž I am a huge Resident Evil games fan so of course even though my first experience of it was on Playstation I simply HAD to own a original N64 cart as shown. It's just loose cart and I have not played it in years (Hope it still saves?) but it is one of only a handful of original N64 carts I still own as I use my Everdrive mostly. Still, look forward to trying it out again soon, what they achieved on a N64 cart was impressive. ๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿค– The Atari 7800 was made to play our favorite arcade games like Robotron: 2084. It can push a ton of sprites all over the screen with rarely any slowdown or flicker. Itโ€™s an overlooked treasure thatโ€™s capable of so much more than you might think. What are your favorite arcade games on home systems?
  18. 3 points
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž Had a nice conversation w/ BTB & Atari Creep yesterday. Starting interesting new projects. The coming year is going to be fun.
  19. 3 points
    ๐Ÿ“– Who loves comic books? Collecting is about enjoying every part of the game - the gameplay, the artwork, flipping through the instruction manual and diving into the story and the world of the game. Atari was my introduction to comics, some of my favorite Atari games come with DC Comics ashcans inside.
  20. 3 points
    ๐Ÿคด๐ŸปClear head, clear mind, clear focus. Master of finance, master of food. Master of games, master of recreation. Master of health, master of determination. Good clean eating.
  21. 3 points
    ๐Ÿธ Super Breakout may be โ€œthe most Atariโ€ of Atari games. Thereโ€™s beauty in its simplicity. A ball & paddle smashing bricks. The analog feel of a good set of paddle controllers smoothly moving that paddle across the screen delivers a hand/eye connection to the game unlike any other.
  22. 3 points
    I've been doing 6502 programming on the Atari 8-bit computers since Mac/65 on the 80s. Today its Eclipse/WUDSN/Mads and emulators on linux. In the later 80s and 90s I was doing computer animation, desktop publishing, and video production on Amigas. Some programming, too, but by then I was working full time, so recreational programming was cut down quite a bit. I have a full time job managing a group of programmers working on financial processing systems written in C and running on linux. Chances are if you've used a gift card I've made it a happy experience for you. (If it wasn't I can refer you to some competitors ) When I have time I work on random graphics project and games, or port things from other platforms to the Atari 8-bit computers. Various tutorials from Oldskoolcoder and GRay Defender have been my past porting victims. https://github.com/kenjennings https://www.youtube.com/user/SyntheToonz (No, I've never been on Jeopardy!)
  23. 3 points
    Atari 8-bit Missile Command with a Trak-ball (in analog trak-ball mode) is truly awesome.
  24. 3 points
    I got a pretty nice original NES today from a friend!
  25. 3 points
    T.G.I.F.! Here's a new favorite of mine. White Water! for Intellivision from 1983 by Imagic. It's also compatible with my Sears Super Video Arcade. This game has two different modes. In the first mode you shoot the rapids and race to the finish line without losing your men. It's sort of like bumper boats. In the second mode you steer towards a white sandy shore then run into the forest where you play the riches ritual against one of the natives. You take turns capturing flags, after the final flag is caught you each race for a golden urn. After picking up three urns you have a chance at a valuable treasure chest. But you must play by the rules and alternate capturing flags or the Big Kahuna will become angry and throw tomahawks at you. I'll record some gameplay over the weekend so you can see more of this awesome game. ๐Ÿž๏ธ
  26. 2 points
    After a few non-gaming days & a bit of clean-up, I have completed my feature video on Greg Sakundiak and his perfect Pac-Man arcade run. This video posed some unique challenges for me as I usually edit highlight/shoutout videos for my show. Nonetheless, this was a lot of fun to create. Enjoy!
  27. 2 points
    ๐Ÿ’€ Why does Skeletor have muscles?
  28. 2 points
    Big news - The Lounge is moving.
  29. 2 points
    I have been away for FAR TOO LONG. But now that I am able to get in, The Creep will once again infest the IO forums!!!! Hope everyone is well and hanging in there.
  30. 2 points
    2020 Walk to end ALZ has begun and I have already posted the first giveaway. ACT FAST THOUGH!
  31. 2 points
    ๐Ÿ‘ฝ Thereโ€™s a lot of hate for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and yet so many of us have wonderful memories of growing up playing this game. Nothing has left its mark on the legacy of Atari quite like E.T. It may not be the top 2600 game, but it has a lot of heart.
  32. 2 points
    ๐Ÿšค I hope everyone had a nice weekend! I went boating yesterday. It was so nice out! ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒžโ˜€๏ธ
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    ๐Ÿ› Played 7800 Centipede Co-Op Mode this weekend w/ Gianna & hit it out of the park! Played for an hour & got over 500,000 points:
  34. 2 points
    New Episode- Ikari Warriors 7800
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    One of my children brought me this game and told me it's a "must-play". Anyone else a fan of this series?
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    Would you like fries with that?

    Would you like fries with that?
  37. 2 points
    I thought I would be able to return sooner but that didnโ€™t happen due to all of the non-gaming stuff which consumed my daily schedule. I then decided that I wouldnโ€™t return until I was sure I could do so without rescheduling/canceling. Life has slowed down to where I can return to retro gaming and return to Twitch with a new episode of Retro With Marco! I hope you will join me this Tuesday, October 15 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT when I will have the following: - High score and speedrun shoutouts - The Toshiba Pasopia & the recent tape dumps - A quick look at Arkandenoid for the C64 My plan for the show is to return to the bi-weekly schedule but I will keep everyone updated here, on Discord, and on other social media. https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco See you then!
  38. 2 points
    Oh guys, I'm feeling so overwhelmed at work lately. Please forgive me for venting, but it's gotten so difficult. Do more with less. I just feel so bad that I can't seem to keep up.
  39. 2 points
    LAST WEEK!!!!! The walk is this Sunday. If you have been meaning to now is the time. DONATE today. You could win some cool stuff and help make Alzheimer's a memory. https://act.alz.org/site/TR?px=12356861&fr_id=12598&pg=personal
  40. 2 points
    I just picked this up today. Going to get up bright and early to take it out and familiarize myself with it. #pumped
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  42. 2 points
    Here's a great title for #cibsunday in terms of gameplay and packaging. Control the mother kangaroo by hopping over platforms and climbing ladders to save her baby while avoiding apple throwing monkeys. I played this in arcades as a kid and really enjoyed it although I didn't get very far. It was one of those games with so many different sounds, bright colors, and lots of things going on at once. This 2600 port does a really good job of delivering the same sort of action and looks pretty good, I think, although it's far from the arcade. I really like the artwork and fold out instructions too. ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“๐ŸฅŠ
  43. 2 points
    โš ๏ธ Having an issue with the main part of the website (not the forums) Likely Wordpress related. Working on resolving this. Will try to have the new High Score Squad Challenge up later tonight as well!
  44. 2 points
    It only took a few years, but today I was finally lucky enough to see Hamilton in NYC. Expectations were high & they were surpassed.
  45. 2 points
    ๐ŸŽฅ NEW VIDEO MONDAY! Hereโ€™s a throwback: a home movie I made when I was a kid, recreating the commercials for Atari Lynx. Who remembers these Lynx commercials from the โ€˜90s?
  46. 2 points
    Looking at motorcycles to complete the midlife crisis look. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  47. 2 points
    Here's some Shark! Shark! for Intellivision. One of my favorites.
  48. 2 points
    Here's Pac-Man for Intellivision from Atari Soft. This is played on a Sears Telegames Super Video Arcade going to a little Sony Trinitron. My favorite old-school port of the game.
  49. 2 points
    OMG you guys! I just got something spectacular. A really old 12" Sony TV. From the 1970's. It's got a wood case! It needs to be cleaned up. But boy-o...is there any better way to play Atari than a really old Trinitron? I'M PUMPED!
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