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    Kid A

    Gaming history in my hands!

    I can't believe I got to hold this piece of gaming history, let alone it being in my apartment and even being displayed with the rest of my games! This is totally awesome!
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    jmjustin6

    Thrift Store Finds

    Found these 7800 games at goodwill today. They were all wrapped in a stack and had a price sticker of $3.99 on it!
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    Kid A

    Gaming history in my hands!

    Oof! I realized I forgot to mention that it actually belongs to a friend of mine. I knew he had one of these but have never seen it until this weekend. He brought it over so we could all see it. We being our group of friends. It was pretty incredible just to hold this game and I'm still in disbelief that it sat in my shelf even just for a little bit with the rest of my games!
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    Kid A

    Keep or sell super valuable games?

    So the other day, I was able to hold it and snap a picture with a gold Nintendo world championship cart. See it here! So I got to thinking. If you ever came up on something like this, say, at a thrift store for cheap, would you actually keep it in your collection or sell it? to be honest I don't think I could ever keep something this valuable in my collection knowing how much money I could get for it. I feel it would be cool enough just to say I owned it at one point in time. What would you guys do?
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    louisg

    Fatal Run for Atari 7800

    I really want that one because I'm a complete sucker for those kinds of games. I haven't been able to find an NTSC one for a decent price, though. But, I agree; it should've been RoadBlasters. I'm sure Fatal Run is pretty decent, judging from the videos I've seen, but it's got some big shoes to fill when comparing it to RoadBlasters. I actually think the gameplay in RoadBlasters is much more refined than people give it credit for...
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    jmjustin6

    Gaming history in my hands!

    Man that's amazing right there. Your friend is one lucky guy to have that beauty!
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    BTW, I learned of some new games I had not seen before with the book. That was cool.
  8. 1 point
    Scott Stilphen

    VCS Custer's Revenge

    NOS Shrinkwrapped. Includes protective box cover. $100 shipped. PM me if interested, thanks.
  9. 1 point
    Justin

    Keep or sell super valuable games?

    I've been in this exact situation more than once. My answer would be: It Depends. In my view it depends on the sentimentality of the game, do I have a duplicate in my collection, what are my priorities, what financial demands exist, and what is the upside of selling the item? Sentimentality: Some of these items mean something to me beyond money or the value of having a spot filled in my collection. If I have memories attached to an item, if it's one of my original items that I had as a kid and can remember going into the store with my dad and buying that game or system - or NOT buying but seeing on the shelf, picking up and looking at and just not being able to afford, then I am highly unlikely to let it go. Unless there's a.. Duplicate: When I began actively collecting classic games in 1993 I implemented a tactic that my dad passed on to me when I was collecting baseball cards in the 1980s: Collect in duplicates. "If you have one Kirk Gibson baseball card, make sure you have two so you have one to keep nice and one to trade." I would end up with not just one complete 1984 - 1989 Topp's Baseball Card collection, but two. I would do this with a few of my toys / action figure sets as well if it was something I really liked. I'd buy two. One to keep nice, or new in the package, and the other to play the heck out of. When I started collecting classic video games I did the same thing. Remember the story about how I found E.T. and Asteroids in the clearance aisle at Kay-Bee Toys and that's how I got into this? I ended up going back to get another set a couple weeks later, after the bug had bitten me and I grew rabidly committed to classic gaming. Again, one game to keep nice, the other to play the heck out of. Today when it comes to collecting as an adult, you'll see that I usually have 2-3 or more of each game in my collection. It's not holding so much as it's archiving (often for future use on this site) and preserving for an eventual trade. So what happens when I have a duplicate of something valuable or rare and somebody approaches me with an offer for a trade... Distinguishing between "Valuable" and "Rare": I am far more likely to sell something that is valuable, but openly available, rather than something that is truly rare, regardless of the price. For example, most of you know I'm a big TurboDuo fan. I have a nice collection of PC Engine and TurboGrafx-16 items, and the TurboDuo is likely my favorite non-Atari game console. I have a few of these babies put away brand new in the box. Brand new retail systems never touched or opened. I only have a few, and when I find more in that pristine 10/10 condition I try to work out a deal to bring it home. I also have two Atari Video System X pre-production units. A prototype Atari Video System X console is far more "rare" than a TurboDuo which you could buy at Toys R Us in 1993, but not necessarily more financially "valuable". Remember, there's a difference. I can always get another TurboDuo, but I will have the hardest time getting my hands on another Atari Video System X console. What's more, I receive offers for the TurboDuo that exceed any offers I've received for the Atari VSX. The most recent offer I had for the TurboDuo came from a gentleman in China who offered well over $3,500 USD for me to pack and ship him the system. That amount of money definitely places the TurboDuo in the "Valuable" category as far as my game systems go, and although the Atari Video System X is "Rare" I haven't seen an offer that high for the VSX nor would I solicit one. In this situation I would place more value on "Rare" than "Valuable". If something is "Valuable" but can be replaced, I may be willing to let it go. If something is "Rare" like Impossible Mission for Atari 7800 is "Rare" I may let that go if it makes sense to do so, I'm comfortable with the price and with where that "Rare" item would find a new home. If it's something "Rare" like the Atari Video System X, I wouldn't want that to leave my collection. Not only is it "Rare" but it has sentimentality to it in what it means to me. It really all comes down to... Priorities: I can say with confidence that I probably more than anybody else who will read this have found myself in situations where I've had to liquidate interesting, amazing, historic items from my collection. I won't do it again. Atari Video System X, Panasonic 3DO M2 consoles, prototype game systems, games, arcade machines, unused retail kiosks, 1984 silver label 7800 cartridges, Atari Holograms, you name it. When I launched a tech start-up with some former Atari people in 2004 I needed to raise seed capital and some of these items had to go. At the height of the recession in 2010 some of these items had to go. But my Atari 7800 that I grew up with stayed with me. And so did the E.T. and Asteroids that I found for .97 cents at Kay-Bee Toys that one day, too. Priorities matter, and there are a lot of things in life that have to come before video games. So, would I do it? Yeah, probably. It depends what it is. If its something I would have a sentimental connection to, or something that would be an important part of my personal collection that I'd never want to get rid of, say like finding an Atari 2700 Remote Control VCS at Goodwill, I would keep that in my personal collection, make it available to others through this site, and be grateful that I was able to get it without paying too exorbitant a price. If it was something else from the classic gaming world that I cared less about, I would be willing to let it go for a fair price and place that money away, investing it wisely. If it was a Nintendo World Championship cartridge, I would probably hang onto it. What a cool piece of history! But if the value ever grew to be so much that I could fulfill many of my other priorities if I sold it, I would likely let it go. It all depends on priorities, the perceived value of the item, and if I have any sentimental connection to it.
  10. 1 point
    Kid A

    Gaming history in my hands!

    He got it on ebay when about 7 years ago. He paid about $8,000 for the cart, far less than what it would go for today. He does have a backstory about how the previous owner got it but honestly I don't remember it. must not have been that exciting on how the previous owner got it if I can't remember it.
  11. 1 point
    Kid A

    Gaming history in my hands!

    It was pretty surreal just holding this cart!
  12. 1 point
    Justin

    Gaming history in my hands!

    Still, that's amazing. Thanks for sharing that here.
  13. 1 point
    Arenafoot

    Arcade Pinvasion! - Banning, CA

    Arcade Pinvasion! at the Museum of Pinball Saturday - Jan 12, 201911:00 AM to 11:00 PMMuseum of Pinball700 S Hathaway St.Banning, CA 92220 About Arcade Pinvasion IckyPop.com presents Arcade Pinvasion, an out of this world festival of fun, music, karaoke, patches and pins vendors and hundreds of classic arcade and pinball games on freeplay! Held at the one and only museum of pinball in Banning, CA, home of the largest arcade on the planet! Take a nostalgic trip back to the 90s, 80s and beyond as you play some of the most amazing classic arcade and pinball games ever conceived! Come browse and buy the latest and greatest patches and pins creations from some of the most epic vendors in the game! Come enjoy the classic vibes. Purchase of a ticket grants you access to the museum of pinball, live entertainment, karaoke, food trucks and the patches and pins vendors areas. http://arcadepinvasion.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ArcadePinvasion/ http://atariage.com/forums/topic/283586-arcade-pinvasion-jan-12-2019/
  14. 1 point
    Atari Creep

    The Atari Creep

    VERY STRONG LANGUAGE
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    23,262 (powered by Diet Dr. Pepper from McDonald's) Wow, things get really crazy at Sector 12! 😱 I played both the 2600 version and this in a single sitting. Later on, I plan to review them both. (when I play one version of a game, I like to play other versions too if I have them to see how they compare)
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    I thought this article was a lot of fun. I need to track a few of these games down and give them a try. https://metv.com/lists/11-weird-vintage-video-games-that-were-based-on-classic-tv-shows
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    Atari Creep

    The Atari Creep

    Thank you SO much Willie!
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    Atari Creep

    The Atari Creep

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    Atari Creep

    The Atari Creep

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    Atari Creep

    The Atari Creep

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