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  1. 5 points
    ๐Ÿ“ž One Friday night as a young man I prank called Jack Tramiel. Had him on the phone for 3 mins. Not my proudest moment, but I should tell that story sometime.
  2. 5 points

    NEW V61 Review!

    NEW V61 Review!
  3. 4 points
    I just wanted to share an overhead photo of my home. It's finally been updated to show the solar panels we had installed last summer! Sun-powered retro gaming.
  4. 4 points
    Yes I'm back! I can access the site on my desktop again! I plan on getting active again soon!
  5. 4 points
    ๐Ÿ“บ Formally setting up my Sony Trinitron TV stand w/ my 8-Bit systems at the new house. I'll post pics when it's done.
  6. 4 points
    ๐Ÿถ PUPDATE: Sallyโ€™s birthday was the 21st. She turned 8. She loves opening presents and was very happy with her gifts โ˜บ๏ธ
  7. 4 points
    I think I am obsessed with mini M&M's ๐Ÿคช
  8. 4 points
    Yes, this is on my main daily driver desktop, Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview because I live on the edge baby! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†I AM JUST THAT HARD CORE ! I take risks, I am a rebel, you can't tell me what to do !
  9. 4 points
    Trying out my just arrived Blaze Evercade. Look for hardware and cart impressions on blog in the next few days. Pumped!
  10. 4 points
    ๐Ÿ† BIG THANKS to @RickR who generously donated a pile of unused Combat cartridges to the site for use on future projects.
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. 4 points
    ๐Ÿ’ฅ New Addition: Super Breakout I got this as a birthday present ^__^ I can't wait to play it! ๐Ÿ˜„
  14. 4 points
    ๐Ÿ‡ Wishing all of you and your families a very happy Easter!
  15. 4 points
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ New High Score Squad Challenge will debut March 15th! PM me w/ any games you'd like to nominate this year!
  16. 4 points
    Happy Holidays everyone! Posted new updates for High Score Squad, and an update on the security issue!
  17. 4 points
    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.
  18. 4 points

    Sad it is.

    Sad it is.
  19. 3 points
    โ€ผ๏ธ I love browsing the forums on my lunch break ๐Ÿ™‚
  20. 3 points
    Latest acquisition: A boxed Colecovision! It works just fine after a little cleanup, although one of the controllers has a non-functioning keypad.
  21. 3 points
    Coming soon to YouTube, Twitch and social!
  22. 3 points

    Happy Atari Day!!!

    Happy Atari Day!!!
  23. 3 points

    Latest acquisitions

    Latest acquisitions
  24. 3 points
    I finally got around to ordering paddle controllers. It was so great being able to use them for the first time. And I'll tell you, Breakout is so much more fun with paddles than with joysticks.
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  26. 3 points
    I was reading the about me section of a profile and thought โ€œwow they are similar to me,โ€ and then immediately realized it was my own profile ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜ณ
  27. 3 points
    Barnyard Blaster on 7800 Ave - New Episode
  28. 3 points
    ๐Ÿš€ Astrosmash / Astroblast Double Feature is UP!!
  29. 3 points
    ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ We're a champion of original Atari games because we genuinely like these games. We love these games for what they are the way we love Drive-In B-movies
  30. 3 points
    To atone for my prior status, here's a picture of the REAL BTTF DeLorean. Just for you @Justin
  31. 3 points
    ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ HAPPY ATARI DAY!! ๐ŸŽ‰
  32. 3 points
    Atari Creep

    YOU DID IT!!!!!!

    YOU DID IT!!!!!!
  33. 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.
  34. 3 points
    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˜
  35. 3 points
    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?
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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!)
  41. 3 points
    Atari 8-bit Missile Command with a Trak-ball (in analog trak-ball mode) is truly awesome.
  42. 3 points
    I got a pretty nice original NES today from a friend!
  43. 2 points
    ๐Ÿฅค Iโ€™ve had two Red Bulls this morning and now my Christmas decorations are up and ready
  44. 2 points
    ๐Ÿคฏ PS5 looks like a 2050 maxi pad dispenser. Disappointing!
  45. 2 points
    That special dilemma of buying old stuff that's never been opened. Should I open them up and display the ships on my shelf? Or leave them in the box where they can't be examined and enjoyed up close?
  46. 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!
  47. 2 points
    ๐Ÿ„ I think the Mario character looks better in the 2600 version than in the NES. He's bigger, he has more detail. It's a less iconic sprite but he's big and has a larger Bonk-esq head.
  48. 2 points
    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:
  49. 2 points
    ๐Ÿ‘‹ Update: Summer is wrapping up and we're headed into the Fall season! I hope everybody enjoyed our Summer Events this year, including the Pole Position II Grand Prix, Howard Scott Warshaw Day, and Pizza Party Weekend! We'll have some fun stuff coming up for the Fall and Winter too. I've been very busy w/ professional life and haven't been posting much. Hurricane Dorian is approaching and that will have my full attention for the next few days. I'm safe and everything is going well! I just posted the new Squad Challenge, we're getting ready for Fall by playing Ghouls 'N Ghosts on Sega Genesis. It's hard as nails, enjoy!
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