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  1. 7 points
    dauber

    Do you have any pets?

    Lola the beagle. Adopted her ten months ago. She's four now.
  2. 4 points
    StormSurge

    Do you have any pets?

    I have two black labs, Winston & Wanda. Iโ€™m down to one cat, Poe, & a turtle. ๐Ÿ˜€ This is Winston. He turned 11 yesterday. We had a nice romp on the beach to celebrate.
  3. 3 points
    Right?! By the time you get to level 11 or so, it's just insane.
  4. 3 points
    That fireball gets ruthless! LOL
  5. 3 points
    OK, played some today...
  6. 3 points
    The Greatest American Hero... I still remember the episode shown in the intro where he just appears in the car. See, if you haven't seen it, the lead character is a history teacher who is given a super suit by aliens. But he loses the instructions, so he never knows exactly how it works. One of the running gags was that he figured out how to fly, but not how to land. So every landing was a crash landing. Anyway, in that episode, he discovered that he could become invisible with the suit, but he didn't know how to turn it on or off. So the whole episode has him randomly popping in and out. With, of course, him trying to sneak around while invisible and hoping he doesn't suddenly become visible...
  7. 3 points
    It was so nice to not see the big red screen of death finally. ๐Ÿ™‚
  8. 3 points
    I think you're right. I just assumed it was GCC because it's so good. My mistake.
  9. 2 points
    It is funny though I do not watch many of my favorite TV shows I grew up with how hearing one of those opening intro themes one is instantly taken back! . A few immediately come to mind, my god within the first note or two I would instantly turn my head towards the TV ๐Ÿ˜† MASH Not often heard but WITH LYRICS ! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ All in the Family Frasier Cheers PLEASE POST YOUR FAVORITES ! PERHAPS SOMETHING LESSER KNOWN THAT YOU LOVED ! ๐Ÿป
  10. 2 points
    The Video Game Critic has a great new article about the very best console innovations. Atari makes the list three times. I think it's very well done. https://videogamecritic.com/extras/info/gooddesign.htm
  11. 2 points
    Yep, it's like, WTF?! You have no time to react!
  12. 2 points
    I especially like when it spawns RIGHT NEXT TO YOUR FACE at the start of the level.
  13. 2 points
    STRONG LANGUAGE duh 74800 emulating this time with a poo poo controller
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    DegasElite

    Do you have any pets?

    In my life, I have raised three ferrets, just not all at once. Their names were Snickers, Pepsi, and Cola. They were cool little pets. Snickers was alone, while Pepsi and Cola were litter mates. Fun little guys, those ferrets. :O)
  16. 2 points
    Control Issues

    Your first car

    An older thread, but so what. lol Here's a pic of my first three vehicles. My first was the 1973 Datsun pickup. This was after I wrecked it (damage to front... not really shown in pic). I didn't have the camper shell on there when I drove it. We put it on to sell with it to the guy who was going to use it for parts or something. Man I wish I still had that truck. My dad bought it from my uncle for $300 and it came with a riding lawnmower in the back. I still say my dad actually bought the lawnmower and my uncle threw the truck in for free. It had a good bit of electrical issues and the brakes sometimes went out (had to adjust them regularly), but the engine ran perfect. Second was the 86(?) Nissan 200SX. My first (and only ever) actual car. Everything else has been trucks or SUVs. This was a pretty fun car. I felt sporty and fast in it, even though I wasn't particularly. And it had POP UP HEADLIGHTS! lol It was still in good running condition when I got my third vehicle, but my step-brother started using it and trashed it. And yeah, that's me standing next to it... no idea how old I was there... Third was the 95 Nissan Hardbody truck. I wish I still had this one, too. Extended cab and my first standard transmission. (Yep, the 73 Datsun was actually an automatic!) This one was the fist one I bought myself. Bought it used from it's original owner. Lasted me for quite a while. Then the front right wheel seized up... don't know if it was a bearing or the brakes or what... anyway, it looked like it was going to cost more to fix it than it was worth, so we "sold" it to the insurance company and bought another vehicle.
  17. 2 points
    I think this port preserves a lot of the arcade elements and is a great effort. The core gameplay is there but some concessions are made due to the limitations of the hardware. The ability to "kill" fireballs, take out multiple enemies for score multipliers, and the "bounce" effect are all missing. I played the 7800 and NES ports tonight after work and the differences are pretty stark. Its good for what it is though and a fair bit better than something like Atari's Pac-Man or Coleco's efforts with 2600 Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. Also, @RickR - Did GCC do this? I thought it was Dan Hitchens at Atari. He did some other titles like Berzerk, SwordQuest Earthworld, and Gravitar. All pretty good games too for the time.
  18. 2 points
    TrekMD

    Memorable T.V. show themes we love

    Airwolf...
  19. 2 points
    TrekMD

    Your first car

    My first car was a Datsun B210 Hatchback. This is a picture of one of the same color I had...
  20. 1 point
    210,300. Something @Atari Creep said is in video resonated with me and I had an "aha moment."
  21. 1 point
    Typical for Atari to get overlooked for their innovations in favor of other companies. Don't forget that video games began with the NES after all.
  22. 1 point
    I did a little more research and here is what I found: A May 22, 1984 article by David E. Sanger of the New York Times entitled "Atari Video Game Unit Introduced" (P.3 Section D) states: I guess thatโ€™s the answer, no matter what happened with Warner and the Tramiels, Atari was killing off the 5200. Itโ€™s crazy to think a game system could come and go in 18 months!
  23. 1 point
    Gianna

    Do you have any pets?

    I thought this would be a nice topic for a conversation starter ๐Ÿ˜Š I have a long haired dachshund named Sally who is 7. She is very shy yet super protective. She loves going for car rides, boat rides, and getting occasional Puppacinos from Starbucks (whipped cream in a small cup). ๐Ÿ™‚ Sally is so sweet and I don't know what I would do without her! If you have pets, share their pics and a little about them below!
  24. 1 point
    Just tested it on my Chromebook! The red is gone! ๐Ÿ™‚
  25. 1 point
    You make a good point, but I think the difference is that the N64 had several games that supported 4 players at the same time. Think of 007 Goldeneye with 4 player split screen. The only 4 player 5200 game I can think of is Super Breakout, and that's just the old standard one-player-at-a-time.
  26. 1 point
    But... didn't the Atari 5200 originally come with 4 joystick ports? I mean, it had other issues, but the N64 wasn't the first console with 4 ports... (and the 5200 might not even be the first, but I know it's earlier than the N64...)
  27. 1 point
    DegasElite

    Do you have any pets?

    Beagles are cool dogs. I like beagles because they are friendly to people. Very social dogs.
  28. 1 point
    I don't have this one. I have a bunch of 2600 games...but I don't have this one.
  29. 1 point
    The Prisoner
  30. 1 point
    Holy God almighty...nearly perfect! Interestingly, the death sound starts off like that of Super Pac-Man. Wonder if that's an early clue to a new direction. ๐Ÿ™‚
  31. 1 point
    StormSurge

    Memorable T.V. show themes we love

    Here's a link to my fantasy football league. You'll notice the teams are all named after 1980s TV shows. Click on a team logo to hear the theme song. (This is much easier than listing a bunch for you guys. ๐Ÿ˜€) VHF Dynasty Football League
  32. 1 point
    ๐Ÿค” Bruce Willis did that gimp wrong. Itโ€™s not like it was Neverland.
  33. 1 point
    Justin

    Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

    Thank you, that was a cool read! It's nice to see it getting a proper renovation and will survive for future generations to get to see. I love that you live in a very special place.
  34. 1 point
    MaximumRD

    Atari - Crazy drug fueled commercials

    Just having fun here, ATARI was king back in the day, hell must have been a blast to work there in the early days (we've heard the stories) but commercials like THIS you'd likely never see today ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† I mean, I LOVE IT but the ending especially did kind of make me go WTF? ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜† Nothing was too insane or out there back in the day, would love to have been a fly on the wall during these marketing pitches! Bless'em, I MISS those days!
  35. 1 point
    TrekMD

    Atari - Crazy drug fueled commercials

    Yep, they were smoking something! If anything like that were to be done today, it'd be all CGI! LOL
  36. 1 point
    StormSurge

    Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

    @Justin: Here's a fairly recent article on the Round House: https://fishersisland.net/fishers-islands-round-house-stands-out-even-in-the-land-of-unusual-houses/
  37. 1 point
    StormSurge

    Better Call Saul

    It's fantastic! Season 5 was soooooooooo good. Hopefully they can get back to writing/filming S6 soon!
  38. 1 point
    I think I'm starting to get this game figured out. 198,400
  39. 1 point
    Willie!

    The Toy Tomb Podcast Videos

    A new Toy Tomb Podcast is up! Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle with special guest 7 Inch Daredevil - King of the Stunt Cycle Jumpers! So lets go "wind one off!" Be sure to also check out EVEL KNIEVEL TOYS for more cool stunts being done with the new California Creations Stunt Bike! (Video version of the podcast)
  40. 1 point
    Alright, here is the latest update. Up until now the game has only used TIA for sounds (and those have been impressive); however, thanks to efforts by Perry we now have POKEY sounds added to the game. You have to watch and listen...
  41. 1 point
    Atari 5200 Guy

    Do you have any pets?

    Under normal circumstances, my wife and I usually do our grocery shopping once a month at Wal-Mart. We used to go when 3rd shift starts or a little before. Christmas gets to go with us and has to make her rounds to see the crew she loves the most. We can't do our shopping until then. She doesn't like men other than me generally but has a male store manager she absolutely loves. Another employee when he sees her always goes to the deli, gets a chicken strip, and gives it to her. Even the store manager loves her and has said she is welcome there any time. Give a hug to all the furry children for me! And Hi, Sally.
  42. 1 point
    DegasElite

    Do you have any pets?

    "Puppacinos." That's pretty cool, Gianna. When I go with my friends out to the bank and restaurants, they bring their two dogs with. They get regular dog treats from the bank, but ice cream from Dairy Queen and Culver's, playfully called "pup cups." Those are free for the dogs at both locations. That is a pretty cool incentive. I like my friends' dogs. They are rescued dogs. One was homeless for a while, and the other was abused. He was taken from his original owner by police. They were fostered together and then they came to be with my friends. Fun pups, they are.
  43. 1 point
    RickR

    Do you have any pets?

    I decided to update my post to include the "pets" we actually do currently have. Wild animals in the backyard. We back right up to a small wetlands, so we get tons of birds, coyotes, deer, ducks, quail, etc. Here's a few I recently captured on camera.
  44. 1 point
    Atari 5200 Guy

    Do you have any pets?

    Ah! Here she is. My long haired Jack. Name was Daisy. Very smart dog. Loved her a lot. Only dog I didn't need a leash for. She'd stay right by my side. If she DID stray too far all I had to say was her name and she'd come right back. I have more photos of her. She loved car rides. She also had a bug fetish (eww).
  45. 1 point
    Atari 5200 Guy

    Do you have any pets?

    I had a long haired Jack that was my companion after my ex and I parted ways. I have pics of her. I no longer have her, though. I was going through rough times so I gave her up. Hardest thing I had to do. Well...I'm on my tablet...give me a min to check my computer. I know I have pics of her and Christmas somewhere.
  46. 1 point
    DegasElite

    Do you have any pets?

    Cool. Seems like a good-natured dog. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚
  47. 1 point
    TrekMD

    Do you have any pets?

    I no longer have dogs (though I love them) but I do have several other pets. Canaries, a parrolet, fish and even hermit crabs. ๐Ÿ™‚
  48. 1 point
    My favorites at the moment are: A customized CX-40 that I got from @AtariBrian He replaced the little metal indent switches with microswitches. It's awesome. SlikStik. The custom pad I got from @StormSurge. Perfection in pad form. I think it's made by Retrogameboyz. But my memory is weak. And PS - I've wanted a Starplex for a long time. I saw one recently and was always thought it would be bigger. Still, I want one.
  49. 1 point
    dauber

    Your first car

    Here's my first car...1992 Chevy Corsica LT. No-frills car, just pretty basic...although I did upgrade the AM/FM radio to AM/FM/cassette, like, the day after I got it in 1997. Picture must have been taken in 1998. I had just bought a Kodak DC-25, featuring a high resolution of...640 x 480. I got that camera because it was Amiga-compatible. I carried that camera everywhere. This picture was taken in the parking lot of Sharp Electronics in Romeoville, Illinois, where I worked at the time. I took a picture because in that huge parking lot, it was a rare day you'd get a parking space so close to the entrance; I needed to capture the moment for posterity! The bumper stickers are from The Kat 105.5, the radio station where I was a weekend disc jockey. Had the car until I traded it in for a brand new 2002 Saturn SL2.
  50. 1 point
    gelkster

    Your first car

    Sorry no pic. 1976 VW Rabbit automatic, 2-dr, bright yellow, AM radio. The U of M college student was returning to China & didnt need it anymore. $500
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