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  1. 5 points

    Merry Christmas!

  2. 5 points
    Look what my brother got me for Christmas!
  3. 4 points

    Fatal Run for Atari 7800

    Fatal Run is one of my favorite games for the Atari 7800 and also one of its biggest disappointments. Fatal Run should’ve been RoadBlasters. RoadBlasters is a legendary Atari arcade game and done properly would’ve been an incredible addition to the 7800 library. Atari Games had some amazing arcade games that should’ve made it into our living rooms as 7800 exclusives. RoadBlasters, Tetris, Paperboy, Marble Madness, Pit-Fighter, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom just to name a few. Why wasn’t the 7800 relaunched with Paperboy as the pack-in game and two D-Pad Controllers? Hello? The 7800 was my first and favorite video game system and became an underdog that I always rooted for. It was developed to be the cutting-edge game system of 1984 designed to bring the arcade experience home. It wound up being the undersupported, underdeveloped NES competitor of 1990. The 7800 would’ve benefitted nicely from an OutRun style driving game, done right with nice graphics and sound. RoadBlasters took OutRun a step further adding “Mad Max” road warfare with missiles, road mines and fuel globes. Fatal Run is a cool road warfare game but lacks the polished perfection of RoadBlasters. Still, Fatal Run has cool elements like a shop to build up your car, and the best title screen of any game on the system. When it was new, Fatal Run retailed at twice the cost of regular 7800 games and today is considered one of the more collectible games for the system. It’s worth playing if you can pick one up, but RoadBlasters on Atari Lynx is better. How many of you have gotten your hands on Fatal Run for your collection? Am I alone in having this as one of my favorite games for the system but also considering it to be one of its biggest disappointments? What do you think about this game?
  4. 4 points
    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!
  5. 4 points

    Merry Christmas!

    Same to you, and everyone else here. Please enjoy this as my contribution to the Atari.io holiday party:
  6. 4 points
    Since I am new to the Intellivision family, thought I would post my collection to date (12/23/18) With one also on the way!!!!
  7. 3 points

    Atari 7800 Joystick Coupler

    Can't get them from there anymore, but here is another source if you are looking for one. Atari 7800 Joystick Coupler
  8. 3 points
    Some folks seem to be having an issue with the downloaded archive "Atari 2600 VCS ROM Collection" by ROMHUNTER / ATARIMANIA. Here I simply demonstrate the integrity of the currently posted archive. It's seem to download and extract perfectly fine so not sure why they are having an issue. Thanks to ROM HUNTER and his continued work in preservation. GET YOUR LATEST 2600 ROM archive HERE: http://www.atarimania.com/rom_collection_archive_atari_2600_roms.html
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  10. 3 points
    Yep, I have all my comments held for review now when I post vids. That way they trolls dont get instant satisfaction of their posts showing up before I can delete them Its a little more labor intensive, but the troll comments have started to drop off since I started doing that.
  11. 3 points
    Got started tonight. Playing on all original hardware (for once) lol
  12. 3 points
    I'm back in the swing of making Atari Day reviews! (featuring my Secret Santa gift from Creep no less)
  13. 3 points

    Atari I/O Secret Santa 2018!

    Thank you Kid A! Merry Christmas to you and I will most definitely put this to good use in the game room!
  14. 3 points
    Atari Creep

    Atari I/O Secret Santa 2018!

    Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas, happy holidays and here is to an amazing retro 2019!!!!!!!
  15. 3 points

    New Addition

    Ummm. Guys? The computer shell is correct. I was doing a teardown for cleaning but I think I will just clean the shell as I don't want to take chance on destroying this one. Why? I'm sorry the image is blurry but I am shaking with excitement. This is a honest to goodness STe! I'm still in shock. All I have been able to do is sit and stare for the past half hour. What's the big deal between this and other STs? The "e" stands for "enhanced" and for good reason. The Atari Jaguar design is based off of the STe models. Both have a Blitter processor. It has left and right audio outs but I am not sure if they are stereo sound or mono. Still learning some ST model hardware variants. But one key feature, and I did not notice these when I was unpacking and setting up the computer, are ... ...these two. An STe characteristic. These are Jaguar controller ports. I'm not sure what all games these can be used for but, yea. This is the Cadillac of ST models. I'm putting it back together. It can stay grungy as long as it works. I'm not doing anything to upset this bad boy. I am not bragging...I had to share my discovery because I was expecting an STfm inside an STe shell. STfm don't have the stuff mentioned. What a nice surprise. Best...Christmas...EVER!
  16. 3 points

    Restoring a Big Trak

  17. 3 points

    Restoring a Big Trak

    I had one I restored with a trailer, wish I had known you wanted one as I gave it away.
  18. 2 points
    I thought you guys would like to read this. https://spectrum.ieee.org/consumer-electronics/gadgets/the-consumer-electronics-hall-of-fame-atari-2600 The original XBOX made it, too. Two great consoles that deserve it. One invented the game industry, the other changed the rules. Pretty cool.
  19. 2 points

    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.
  20. 2 points
    Works for me too. I use freeware "7-zip" to extract the files.
  21. 2 points
    Well, I have a Super NES I would like to get completed (controllers and a game or two). As soon as I get that ST issue solved I'll want to track down some physical games for it. And since I packed away systems I don't use as often with their games I did make some shelf room, so I thought. I got GTA V for 360 for Christmas and I found all three Mass Effect games, also for 360, yesterday at Game Stop for very little. Tried to put them on the shelf with the other 360 games and, yea, didn't work as well as I thought. So, it all depends for me. ST games are costly but I wouldn't mind a few official physical copies. Being able to play the SNES again would be wonderful. 360 games are getting cheap at Game Stop plus I'd like to add a PS3 to the arsenal...last machine I am after. I will most likely stick with 360 games this year.
  22. 2 points

    NSG's Toys & More Tuesdays

    Looking at the Spider-Man 3 die cast cars Atari Creep sent me as part of my Secret Santa gift.
  23. 2 points

    MaximumRD's YouTube Videos

    Just posted this now. 😎🍻
  24. 2 points

    Atari ST Essentials

    Crazy. Within a few days I've managed to locate a useful tool for ST owners. SYSINFO SysInfo is a small program that gives ST owners detailed information about their system. Machine type, processor speed, amount of RAM, and more are printed out on your monitor/TV. Kind of handy. Program is a compressed PRG file, not a disk image. I am currently going through some more stuff to see what is helpful and learning how to use them. I'll post more as I find more. In the meantime, this is my resource: Atari ST Essential Software
  25. 2 points

    Restoring a Big Trak

    Oh man, I would have loved that trailer and manual. I'm sure you made somebody very happy with your generosity, Willie! If you ever have good stuff you no longer want, I'd be happy to pay for shipping to Oregon. Meanwhile, after a few hours of playing, my fixed front axle gave way and cracked in the same spot. So I've re-glued with a fabricated metal clip over the wound. I'm going to let it cure over a few days before I put er back together. Merry Christmas everyone!
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