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  1. 4 points
    πŸ“° 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
  2. 4 points
    πŸ˜‰ Just thinking.. I'm glad we have the group that we have. What a great bunch of people.
  3. 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.
  4. 4 points
    😎 LOVED seeing the gang in Chat last nite! Thank you @RickR @Atari Creep @btbfilms76 @nosweargamer @Dan Iacovelli @GervGirl @jmjustin6 @chas10e& @Marco1019 for joining us!
  5. 4 points
    Chatroom Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Friday evening! Join us!
  6. 3 points
    I got a pretty nice original NES today from a friend!
  7. 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. 🏞️
  8. 3 points
    πŸ‘‡ Did everybody see @StormSurge's incredible Blog post? The Blogs have been on πŸ”₯fireπŸ”₯ this year with outstanding posts from @atarilbc @Arenafoot @Atari Creep @kamakazi20012 and @StormSurge!
  9. 3 points
    I've finally thought of another topic worthy of a blog post. Not gaming or nostalgia related this time, but hopefully interesting nonetheless. Now I just need to write it. πŸ™„
  10. 2 points
    I thought I would be able to return sooner but that didn’t happen due to all of the non-gaming stuff which consumed my daily schedule. I then decided that I wouldn’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!
  11. 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.
  12. 2 points
    Sorry I haven't been as active lately. Life has been super busy, and a lot of my spare time has gone into making new videos.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 2 points
    RickR

    It's that time of year again..

    It's that time of year again..
  16. 2 points
    πŸ‘‹ 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!
  17. 2 points
    RadioPoultry

  18. 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. πŸŽπŸ“πŸ₯Š
  19. 2 points
    Controller giveaway updates posted on my channel. https://forums.atari.io/topic/2344-the-atari-creep/page/11/?tab=comments#comment-47246
  20. 2 points
    βœ… Resolved the issue with the main part of the website and will have a new Squad Challenge up today!
  21. 2 points
    ⚠️ 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!
  22. 2 points
    RickR has a modern console for once. I picked up a used 3ds today. I'll admit, the purple color was a selling point.
  23. 2 points
    MGL Update: I'm hanging in there given that Game #3 is Bubbles - A game I never played in arcades. I find the game very frustrating. Anyway, here's a fun :07 game play clip of Mr. Do! This is titled "I CALLED BANK"
  24. 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.
  25. 2 points
    πŸŽ₯ NEW VIDEO MONDAY! Here’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 β€˜90s?
  26. 2 points
    Looking at motorcycles to complete the midlife crisis look. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  27. 2 points
    Here's some Shark! Shark! for Intellivision. One of my favorites.
  28. 2 points
    🎬 DEFENDER 2000 drops today on The Jag Bar. 1st new Ep. since December 2016! Make sure you’re subscribed. New episodes coming all summer long:
  29. 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.
  30. 2 points
    Atari Creep

  31. 2 points
    Welcome to Atari HQ in Los Gatos. Someone posted this picture on Facebook, and it screams 1970's to me.
  32. 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!
  33. 2 points
    Hey guys, if anybody here gets METV, tonight at 10 EST, 9 CST there's an episode of a show called "Collector's Call" in which a video game collector shows off his massive collection, which includes such rarities as a Sega Neptune prototype. Figured you guys would be interested.
  34. 2 points
    What's all this I hear about Game Of Thrones?
  35. 2 points
    πŸŽ‰ Happy Birthday to @StormSurge!!
  36. 2 points
    This week, I'm buying a new roof for our home. Can we all admit that being an adult sucks sometimes? There's very little time or $$ for gaming.
  37. 2 points
    Should I order this contact paper & make my home look like a classic Subway restaurant? https://amzn.to/2KgtQki
  38. 2 points
    After learning that the Retro World Series added another event in Minneapolis for April 7, I reached out in hopes of landing an interview for Episode 7 which will air next Wednesday, March 27. I was unable to schedule an interview for my pilot episode, but with two events in April (the other set for Las Vegas on April 26-28), my hope is to secure an interview by no later than Monday so I could edit the segment in time for Wednesday.
  39. 2 points
    What do you think of World Tour Racing on the Jaguar? Never played it? Well, it ain't no Checkered Flag. Check out my first blog post since 2017 to share your thoughts or learn more!
  40. 2 points
    LeeJ07

    Happy New Years, everybody!

    Happy New Years, everybody!
  41. 2 points
    I cannot believe it, just after my video the other day and I said I never find anything good in electronic recycling during holidays? Today I found a laptop! Guess someone got a new one for Christmas, in take, great condition, Silver 14 or 15' HP Pavilion! Of course could not log in, don't know specs yet but it came with WINDOWS 8 so already better than the old HP Pavilion I was playing with Linux. Will make a great secondary laptop. Looked it up and running recovery mode on it NOW.
  42. 2 points
    Hey guys I just joined, How is everyone?
  43. 2 points
    You know it saddens me that SEGA has never matched the quality / quantity / fun that they generated back in the 8-16 bit era. 😐
  44. 2 points
    Happy Atari Day!! ?️ First Atari Day spent in the new Forums! Feels like moving into a new home
  45. 1 point
    RickR

  46. 1 point
    I almost beat Blue Lightning for Jaguar CD in a single sitting. As it happened, I lost my last plane crashing into an iceberg - pilot error. I'll never understand why that game gets so much hate. For me, it looks and plays as well as Total Eclipse/Solar Eclipse on 3DO/Saturn and other games like that. Also, can we talk about the ripping heavy/hard rock soundtrack? Its not a very deep game but its a great way to blow through a couple of hours.
  47. 1 point
    2nd earthquake in as many days. They're comparing it to the Northridge earthquake (1994).
  48. 1 point
    Justin

    Happy Birthday to @Arenafoot too!

    Happy Birthday to @Arenafoot too!
  49. 1 point
    A few more Pac-Man 8K attempts as I'm going for 150K before the deadline.
  50. 1 point
    😎 A huge welcome to the Turbo family & congrats to @RickR for getting his first TurboGrafx-16!
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