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  1. 6 points
    Hi everyone, Your browser may be giving you a malware "security warning" when you visit Atari I/O. I'm aware of this issue and working to resolve it. The forums have been updated with their latest security update this morning and should currently be a safe place to visit despite the security warning. The malware issue is affecting the "main" side of the website (http://www.atari.io) which runs on Wordpress. The forums side of the website (https://forums.atari.io) has always been hosted on a different server and runs on different software, which is more secure. However, because Google has detected the malware issue in the Wordpress part of our website, they have issued a warning for the entirety of Atari I/O until the issue has been completely resolved. Once I've been able to identify and remove the malicious content from the Wordpress side of the site, I will need to request a security review from Google and provide them with documentation showing the changes made to the site. This may take a little time. If there's "a doctor in the house" and you have experience removing malware from Wordpress sites and would like to volunteer your assistance in helping me resolve this issue please send me a PM. I will be working on this and will keep you updated as I reach important milestones. Best Wishes to All!
  2. 4 points

    StormSurge's Extra Life Giveaway

    Sooooo... 😀 Several of you have already been kind enough to donate to my Extra Life fundraiser this year. You guys got me off to a great start (I'm currently at 41% of my goal) but I'm always looking to do more. The event is coming up in a few weeks (November 2) and while you can still donate through the end of the year, I want to make another push to exceed my goal on or before gameday. Therefore, I've decided to do a raffle similar to what @Atari Creep did for his Alzheimer's Walk fundraiser. For every dollar donated (retroactive for all of you who have already donated!), you will receive one entry into the drawing. Now you must be wondering, "What are the damn prizes??" That's a great question. Stay tuned & I will be posting them here over the next couple of days. I have some ideas already and they include gift certificates relevant to the retro gaming scene, some classic toys and who knows what else I can find. Mainly, it will be gift certificates since you guys already wiped out my excess retro game collection. Here's the link to donate: Storm's Extra Life Page (Our own @fergojisan is part of my fundraising team. You can join too and together, we can rule the fundraising galaxy not as father and son but rather as good pals.) Disclaimer: Only those who let me know that they donated for the giveaway will be entered into the drawing. Again, those Atari.IO members who have already given are already entered but none of the other donors from outside Atari.IO who have already donated will be. That said, with @Justin's blessing, I may open it up to other retrogamers, nerds, etc. from my Twitter & IG followers and possibly the very few posters who know of me at AA. ----------- What is Extra Life?? It's a 24 hour gaming marathon (EDIT: 25 hours! Daylight Savings Time!!) to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $50 million for sick & injured kids. I'm raising money for the Connecticut Children's Medical Center (yes, I know I live in NY now, but it's basically CT. It's a long story.) All donations are tax-deductible.
  3. 4 points

    My house is burning down

    Another update. Insurance got with Dad today. We're getting $70k for everything. Well, everything but my collection. Alas, it wasn't factored into the payout, so I'm on my own with rebuilding. However, the fine folks over at RFGeneration have announced that they're starting a drive to chip in and help out, and I feel so grateful.
  4. 4 points
    Atari Creep

    My house is burning down

    I am SOOOOOOO sorry it took me this long to get to it but I hope this helps buddy.
  5. 3 points
    There are several posts on Facebook about this. I'm commenting to click the "see details" button and then the "ignore" link. I've gotten the error even coming right into the forums.
  6. 3 points

    My First Atari Computer!

    Sweet! That is my all-time favorite system right there. It looks like you have a very nice collection of cartridges too. Blue Max is a favorite of mine. Other favorites you need: Missile Command Final Legacy Star Raiders Ballblazer Have fun, and let us know what you think.
  7. 3 points
    Atari Creep

    Squad Challenge - Spy Hunter (NES)

    15510 Emulating using a usb gamepad.
  8. 2 points
    I'm going to get in on this one very soon too. It may be time to leave the TG-16 permanently out and playable.
  9. 2 points
    Atari Creep

    StormSurge's Extra Life Giveaway

    Awesome bro! Since you won my give away maybe it might be better to take me out of this one. Just so no one can cry like a baby if in the chance I win something here. Either way let me k ow what i can do to help and best of luck bro.
  10. 2 points

    Comparing 7800 with SNES

    I'll give you one comparison where the 7800 won: Ballblazer 7800 versus Space Football SNES. It amazed me that BB, which was made years earlier on the technically weaker system, was soo much smoother and more enjoyable than Space Football. Fun Fact: My review of Space Football ended up getting quoted in The SNES Omnibus Vol 2. Yup, in a strange way, it's my fault that the 7800 got mentioned in a book about the SNES! BTW, from my experience, I believe that two things killed the 7800. 1) The sale of Atari in 84, which shelved the system until 86. instead of coming out before the NES, it came out after. 2) The lack of NES style games in it's prime. They started with arcade ports, that although good ports, the games were starting to feel a bit old and tired to the general public. Then they ported computer games that didn't appeal to the general public (Ace of Aces, Fight Night, Impossible Mission). It got some NES style games at the end of it's life (Midnight Mutants, Ninja Golf & Alien Brigade were all excellent), but by then the 16 bit era was beginning and it was too late. However, saying killed is a little much. The system had a solid life, decent size library, and was able to outsell the Master System in the States during it's prime.
  11. 2 points

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    Dude that is so sweet! That's just to cool! Tremendous job!! 🙌 Great to see you breathe new life into this beauty!
  12. 2 points

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    That's nice! Another arcade saved from sudden doom. Nice work. I keep hoping I'll run across my favorite cab to restore someday but I haven't found one yet.
  13. 2 points

    NSG's October Giveaway!

    My favorite horror game is twisted metal 2012 for the ps3 mainly because of the live action cut scencs. Twisted-Metal
  14. 2 points
    Ah thanks Justin, sorry I honestly did not see Arenafoot's posting. DOH! Well, just shows we all want to make sure everyone is informed and aware! My understanding though just to update is it is NOT playable on a Harmony Cart? At least a couple people over on AA said it is a no go. Still, emulation is fine and cool to finally be able to experience a game most of us never would have otherwise. 🍻
  15. 2 points

    Pie Factory Podcast

    Episode 102 has dropped! In this episode, Jim and Sean study the intricacies of the contrapuntal philosophies of the next-generation trends of the upper echelon and how they relate to the hoi polloi's intrapersonal struggle with the id and the superego. Or...was that another episode?? Hmm...well, this episode talks about either that or a couple of old video games called Space Panic and Looping; we don't remember for sure. http://fab4it.com/piefactory/audio/PFP_Episode102.mp3
  16. 2 points

    Thrift Store Finds

    Found me an odyssey 300 at goodwill a couple days ago. Didnt come with the power cable so cant test it. Anyone happen to have one?
  17. 2 points

    Oink! - Atari 2600

    Oink! Atari 2600 Difficulty: B/B High Score: 999,999 September 26th, 2019 Notes: This is the maximum score
  18. 2 points

    The 2019 Retro Swap Box

    That Blip football homebrew is awesome looking!! Great job all!
  19. 2 points

    Squad Challenge - Spy Hunter (NES)

    Big problem on this game....it doesn't show your score for more than a few seconds after the game ends. I got 12225, but wasn't able to snap a picture in time. Is there some secret for getting the score back? ** UPDATE ** I switched to an emulator and will use the F2 pause button. (Thanks Creep for that tip from your video).
  20. 2 points

    Thrift Store Finds

    It's a good-news/bad-news situation here. Bad news: One of our local game stores is going out of business! Dang. Good news: I found some nice junk to buy at a nice discount. That Cosmic Ark is sealed!
  21. 1 point
    Galaxian My Arcade Micro Player Retro Arcade Difficulty: Default High Score: 22,550 October 23, 2019
  22. 1 point

    Knabber Rob for the Atari 2600

    Cote Gamers had to pull out of publishing Knabber Rob. I'm hoping Neo Games has an opening early next year to get this game out to the public. Less groceries for me. But, it will happen. The bat deserves some limelight :)
  23. 1 point

    WANTED: Feedback for Baby Pac-Man

    Awesome! I already wrote this one some time ago knowing this was the next game for the podcast. Once I'm back home from PRGE I'll send it over.
  24. 1 point
    Thank you @StormSurge!
  25. 1 point
    I LOVE spicy food & sauces but it has to be tolerable. If it’s so spicy that I can’t enjoy the flavor, than that’s no good. This is from my absolute favorite restaurant, which makes pasta from scratch. If you can’t make out the writing, it says “Reaper Hab”. 🔥 Soooo good. I pair it with Buffalo Alfredo sauce.
  26. 1 point
    Kid A

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    Thanks everyone! Restoring was a lot of fun and I wouldn't mind doing another one. Hopefully I find a beat up Galaga cab soon! 😂 I'm so excited to add this cab to the collection. I'm really happy with the way it came out. I wonder why arcade1up doesn't make full size cabs? Yeah, obviously it would cost more but I think it would be worth it.
  27. 1 point

    Squad Challenge - Spy Hunter (NES)

    Holey smokes!! THAT'S WILD!!
  28. 1 point

    Squad Challenge - Spy Hunter (NES)

    I'm trying, man! 59,065
  29. 1 point

    Thrift Store Finds

    They don't have any displays or anything like that. It's the kind of place that mostly sells DVD and vinyl, and they have posters and pop culture stuff. And games. Mostly loose games. So for the most part, finding good games was hit and miss, but the prices were always fair. On that Odyssey power adapter, you're gonna have a hard time finding one. Your best bet is to find out the volts and amps and find an aftermarket one.
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  31. 1 point
    Atari Creep

    The Atari Creep

  32. 1 point

    Squad Challenge - Spy Hunter (NES)

    Agreed Wow. That's not very convenient for me. Thanks for sharing!
  33. 1 point

    Squad Challenge - Spy Hunter (NES)

    Hey guys, having some fun with this game today. I just made it to an ICE LEVEL! I ignored the Boat House and kept driving regularly, passed the 4th or 5th bridge, keeping to the left I believe, and suddenly the forrest turned to snow, the road turned to ice, and driving became increasingly difficult! If you find yourself in an ice level use your instincts, slow down, and drive in the game the same way you'd drive on an icy road in real life. I managed to get past it but just barely. New High Score: 63,615 A FEW MORE TIPS: 1. You can manipulate the helicopter. Either to shoot it down, take out opponents cars, or avoid it entirely. I have found three strategies for this: A.) The Surface-to-Air Missiles give you 3 shots. Shooting down the helicopter can be a little tricky, but once you get the strategy down it can be consistent. Either line up right under the helicopter and maintain the same speed as the helicopter before firing your missile, or bring your car to a complete stop in the middle of the road and fire at the helicopter. You'll hit it and bring it down. B.) If you don't have Missiles you can pull in front of an enemy car (even a bulletproof one) go just fast enough so that enemy car doesn't touch you but comes close to your rear bumper, wait for the helicopter to drop it's bomb, and as soon as it does move out of the way. The helicopter's bomb will hit the road and leave a hole in the pavement which the car behind you will drive into and destroy itself. C.) You can manipulate the helicopter by really confusing it. If you're driving at cruising speed when the helicopter approaches you (somewhere around half speed) wait for the helicopter to come close, and then floor it to top speed. The helicopter will speed up and have a difficult time keeping up with you. Just as soon as it comes close, slam on the brakes as hard as you can and come to a complete stop. The helicopter will fly forward off the screen. As soon as your car comes to a stop, get going again and get your car back up to cruising speed. The helicopter will come back down and try to get you. Repeat this tactic another time or two and you should be fine. It's fun to confuse the helicopter. 2. Shoot the Limousine first. The limo is worth more points than almost everything else. The helicopter is worth more, but you see a lot more limos than helicopters. Target those limos and fire! It's not a bad way to rack up points. 3. Go easy on the Oil Slick to get the most out of it. I used to love holding that oil slick down and letting it flow. Not anymore. Just tiny little dabs. Move in front of the car you want to use the Oil Slick on and tap the button. It just takes one little squirt of Oil to slide an enemy car off the road. You have a limited amount, so save your Oil to use as often as you can on other cars and your Oil will last you a long time.
  34. 1 point

    Arcade USA

    Coily is a Comin' in this episode of IntelliCade! Its Q*Bert!
  35. 1 point

    Plymouth Acclaim

    I figured it out! The color theme. Metallic black, glossy, with a chrome stripe all the way around. In the style of the 2600 Junior, 5200, and 7800 consoles. That'd work for me. American Racing wheels are what I'd go with. There's a small cubby hole I use for setting my cellphone in while driving. I can turn that into a playable 2600 or just mount a 2600 on the floorboard under the dash. Or convert the glove box into a small entertainment center with a 2600 Junior and DVD/Monitor unit. Not sure how to set it up yet but the sound could be patched to go through the stereo system with it's AUX IN plugs. I have an older Sony portable DVD player that I can patch a video and audio signals to so I can use that for somewhat of a 2600 screen.
  36. 1 point
    Not going to lie here, I thought this being a wicked popular game there would have been a ton of folks playing. This is my first time playing this one for real, there is no way I should have the top score. LOL
  37. 1 point

    My house is burning down

    Here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/lees-emergency-fundraiser?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
  38. 1 point
    Atari Creep

    The Atari Creep

  39. 1 point

    The 2019 Retro Swap Box

    The Box Has Finished It's Journey! Here's what I put in, and what was in the box when it came back: Thank You @TrekMD @correagonzalez @chas10e @RickR @Willie! !!! Please post pics or a video of what you put into the box.
  40. 1 point

    Free 2600 ebook !

    Just read this thread here over on Atariage. Entry posted by DoctorSpuds Alright so I decided to just release my Ebook for free here on the forum so here ya go. It comes in EPUB and MOBI flavors for Kindle users. I DO NOT FEEL IT IS MY PLACE TO REPOST THE FILES HERE SO IF YOU WANT THEM CHECK OUT THE ORIGINAL THREAD HERE https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16052-my-ebook-for-free/
  41. 1 point
    Atari Creep

    The Atari Creep

    Come preorder your Ataribox VCS 800 Pro System XEGS Panther.
  42. 1 point

    C64 Mini is on clearance at Gamestop

    $30!! I got one. Its a steal at that price. Pulled from a Facebook group post.
  43. 1 point
    Atari Creep

    The Atari Creep

    For real this time, STRONG LANGUAGE.
  44. 1 point
    If you're looking at the schedule in-game, all times are converted to local time Website, h2hadventure.com, will also have upcoming game nights listed
  45. 1 point
    So I was in the game and I spoke with the developer (his player name is "ro"). Apparently the time shown for the scheduled games is adjusted automatically for your time-zone.
  46. 1 point

    Galaga for the VCS at last!

  47. 1 point
    A collaboration project with Hagen's Alley Books, Walter Day's Gaming Superstars Volume One is a 100+ page book that will cover the entire first year of trading cards released in the series. The cards will be accompanied by beautiful imagery and stories told by people within the gaming community who were featured on the cards, as well as stories from Walter Day himself. This book is all about the first year of trading cards from The Walter Day Collection. Not only will the book focus on all of the cards released, but also has stories about Walter Day from those people involved. This is the ultimate tribute to everything Walter Day has accomplished with this series of cards. Check out the campaign: Kickstarter
  48. 1 point
    This is only going to be about 1.5 hours away from me. I am going to try to make it to the opening ceremony of the statue but either way I have friends that will be there. Hoping to make a video either way but I will travel eventually to see and document it soon. https://www.boston.com/news/technology/2019/05/05/video-game-pioneer-baer-honored-with-new-hampshire-statue?fbclid=IwAR2CqaULzFOALX7vu1Tnlwgx5aBwPlEgYO7GrJmED7o6YoICFSBKe41WV9s
  49. 1 point

    New Addition

    I said I would show when it arrived. Very excited about this one!! She's a bit grungy but working. Dual DD disk drives, too! My Atari hardware collection is complete. And, before I get asked, its a 1040 STfm in a 1040 STe shell. I don't think it has the Blitter processor. Will know when it is taken apart to clean. Santa came a day early.
  50. 1 point

    Pitfall - Atari 2600

    Pitfall Atari 2600 Difficulty: None High Score: 113,332 May 16, 2015
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