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  1. 5 points
    Control Issues

    Hi there...

    New here, obviously. Saw the posts on Twitter and followed. Didn't realize it was a forum until I saw the post about the chat and decided to check it out. Thought, "Oh, they're doing a TurboGrafx R-Type scoring thing... I wanna put in a score." 😃 I'm in the East Texas area, about two hours East of Dallas. Been playing video games since my family first got a pong clone in the late 70s/early 80s. Been collecting for about 25 years or so, but still don't have a huge collection. Too many consoles, too many games, not enough money. The usual. Been member of the AtariAge forums for about ten years. Figured I'd branch out some. Pic is of me at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco Texas. It's a great place to visit if you're in the Dallas area.
  2. 5 points
    Here's pics of my Intellivision stuff... Got all of this from a coworker. It was literally one of those, "Look what I found in my mom's attic" kind of deals. He tried selling it all to a local game store, but didn't like their offer then he came to me. I told him he should have come to me first. lol I offered him $50 and he accepted. Then I found out that I could only get $40 out as cash at the register, so I told him I'd owe him the other 10 and he said not to worry about it. The $40 was already over twice what the game store offered him. 😃 (Sorry the pics aren't that great... need to take updated ones. These are on my old apartment's kitchen floor and the dark color tile wasn't a good choice for a background.)
  3. 4 points
    StormSurge

    Jeopardy

    Is anyone else besides me swept up in James-mania? In case you haven't heard, the current champ is obliterating the Jeopardy record books. After 9 games, he already owns the top 3 single day earnings records. He's a machine. Ken Jennings holds the total earnings record in 74 games. James is on pace to break that record somewhere in the 20 game range. It's like Jordan, Tiger & Ruth in their primes, all rolled into one. Here's the first time he broke it (he's done it two more times & I have a feeling he's not done yet):
  4. 4 points
    StormSurge

    Who Wants StormSurge's Junk?

    Sooooo... I finally have my game room/man cave/hideout nearly completed. I’m unpacking all of my stuff from the move two years ago & guess what? I need to purge more. I’m going to have a junk box or two of 2600 games, some Genesis games, more manuals & other stuff. I’m sure there will be some NES games too once I get to that box. Just like last time, I’m not looking for anything in return. HOWEVER, if anyone has any CIB 2600 games (that I’ll list in a separate post), that would be awesome. 😀 I’ll update this post as I keep unpacking & sorting. I just wanted to give you all a heads up. 👍
  5. 4 points
    Hello everybody, It's been months in the making and now has come to big day, well tomorrow actually 😊. I am extremely proud to announce that the Kickstarter crowdfunding for the Atari: a Visual History start at 10am CET - 20th of April 2019I am extremely proud of the achievement and work on this first book under the "Greyfox Books" first debut publication and especially proud of this fantastic achievement and I will update this post tomorrow with the link to it's page and hopefully will have some of you along for the trip with me as I venture into the the world of bringing something special to all Atari fans around the world.Thank you guys 👍
  6. 4 points
    I picked up this "Pac Man Game" last year. Heh... haven't played it, but it seems to be all there.
  7. 4 points
    Control Issues

    My Turbo...

    I got my TurboGrafx back in High School. Probably '91, but I don't remember exactly. I had been looking in gaming mags and watching the battle between the Turbo and the Genesis (SNES wasn't out yet). I finally convinced my parents to get me a TurboGrafx, but didn't know it right away. My dad and step-mom told my mom that they were getting me one for Christmas, and my mom told me so I could pick out a game I wanted (because she had no idea about games.) I picked Legendary Axe. The system came with a mail in offer for a free game that required filling out a card and sending in the UPC and proof of purchase from the box (so my box has some holes in it where I cut them out). The free game I got was Blazing Lazers. They also got me the TurboTap and an extra TurboPad. I don't remember the order in which the rest of the collection was acquired or years... I know that World Class Baseball, Psychosis, and Military Madness were all bought when the local Hastings store was selling their rental games. TV Sports Football and the controller extension cable (an actual TG extension cable) were bought from Turbo Zone Direct vial mail order. But the others, I'm not sure... some Ebay, but don't remember which ones exactly. But the last game I got for it was Ninja Spirit and that was about five years ago. Most of the stuff was bought before prices skyrocketed. Hard to justify or afford games these days. lol
  8. 4 points
    On real hardware, real HuCard, using standard TG controller. I've only gotten past the third level once... and didn't last long when I did. This score is from tonight. 4/17/19
  9. 3 points
  10. 3 points
    I think I play a lot more now that I used to. Since we are empty nesters, I seem to have more time for that, and it makes me happy. Right now, I'm on a big GB/GBA kick, so I play that almost every day.
  11. 3 points
    StormSurge

    Before & After

    As a young kid spending time on Fishers Island (my current home), I was fascinated with the natural history of the island. The main focus of my attention was on the area of the island that used to be the home of Fort H.G. Wright. Fort Wright was part of the coastal defense network & protected the eastern part of Long Island Sound. It was active from 1898 through 1947. I loved playing in and around the gun pits (the cannons were long gone) and other buildings, including lookout towers, etc. I REALLY became interested when I saw old photos and postcards of the same buildings I saw now back when they were in their heyday. Since that time, I’ve collected those old postcards & photos. A good friend of mine gave me a photo of Officers Row (the top photo in the below comparison). Officers Row is extra special to me as the first house I ever stayed in on Fishers was one of these houses. After the fort closed, the US government sold off many buildings at reasonable prices, with the condition that they must be restored (or at least made presentable). A decade of neglect had many of the buildings in disrepair. Sadly, a lot of buildings fell to the wrecking ball. My father’s brother in law & his brother purchased one of the houses (located on the right side in the photos below). By the time I was born in 1973, the house was restored & this is where we stayed when we visited. In fact, one of the very first memories I have, period, was sleeping in a crib in this house. Anyway, here’s a comparison of a photo taken sometime in the 1910s and taken from the same spot today, April 19, 2019. And if you want to know what my uncle’s house looks like on the inside, here you go: https://shuttersandsails.com/listing/parade-grounds-cottage/ (my father’s brother-in-law ended up selling his share to his brother & moved on to bigger & better houses on Fishers (stories for future blog posts), but his brother (my uncle by marriage) still owns the house today.) **I forgot to mention that the house on the far left in the top image was either demo’ed or burned down years ago. I’ve never laid eyes on it. I have a good story about the house that's straight-ahead in the photos. When I was young staying next door, the woman who lived there made THE BEST vanilla milkshakes. She was an author & you may recall my story I shared with @VicSage about a woman who was an old-time radio personality. http://fishersisland.net/memoriam-patricia-hosley-kibbe/
  12. 3 points
    kamakazi20012

    Who Wants StormSurge's Junk?

    Always looking for games I don't have. Especially 2600 and NES. I can't find those locally.
  13. 3 points
    nosweargamer

    Who Wants StormSurge's Junk?

    Dude, i'm always in, but seriously, what 2600 games are you looking for?
  14. 3 points
    The Kickstarter project is now live, please head over to visit http://kck.st/2VWXiNo and let's make some magic!
  15. 3 points
    RickR

    eBay Finds

    I've been on a Game Boy kick since the Super Mario Land high score challenge. I thought I'd share the games I've acquired lately:
  16. 3 points
  17. 3 points
    RickR

    My Turbo...

    Furthermore, how cool that you kept the original console AND the box, and all the various pieces of your collection. I have my original boxed Atari 2600 from my youth, but I stupidly threw out all the boxes for the games.
  18. 3 points
    Yes, if/when (I'm sure it's inevitable) games go 100% digital with no physical options, it will certainly be a sad day.
  19. 3 points
    No dude, thats great. My main worry is when the console is no longer suppirted and the games go bye bye. Again, that will be the new reality to future generations and I am sure they will be whatever about it. Its the going back a number of years latter to enjoy the past that bumms me out. Great response bro, thanks.
  20. 2 points
    That's a great one! Atari Industrial Designer Regan Cheng has always cited Blade Runner and Syd Mead's work on Blade Runner in particular as a big influence on Atari's product design. And who can forget seeing the Atari Fuji pop up in Blade Runner? Hard to believe that's supposed to be this year.
  21. 2 points
  22. 2 points
    Rafał Jankowski has announced he will be releasing a new multicart for the Atari Lynx called the AgaCart. The AgaCart will use an SD cart for storing ROM files. You choose the games using buttons on the back of the cartridge. The Cart supports 256k and 512k games in .lyx format, 128k files need to be converted to 256k. The maximum number of files is 199. Rafał Jankowski has released already a 48-in-1 Lynx multicart in the past, so he has experience with this type of project and this is essentially an updated version of his previous multicart. For those interested, the AgaCart can already be ordered by contacting Rafał at the Polish Atari Forums. He plans to start a thread for taking orders on Atari Age as well. If you're curious about the technical details, check out the thread at the Polish Atari Forum.
  23. 2 points
    The design is really cool. I like that the micro SD card goes into the side. He lists the price in the thread I linked to but I guess once a thread is started in Atari Age we may get better details. The price he lists is 220 PLN, which is about $57 US for the cart itself.
  24. 2 points
    Got past the third level in one ship (I kept resetting if I died, lol). Anyway, didn't last long in the fourth level. It's so hard to get to it that I have no practice in it. Anyway, new high score for me.
  25. 2 points
    Atari Creep

    The Atari Creep

    You could not be amy more correct about how different it was. I was at first kind of bummed out about it but then I played it. Its a cool mindless maze game that I enjoyed. Not too hard but not easy either. Had a great deal of fun with it, enough to warrant maybe a part 2 to this stream.
  26. 2 points
    I lean more towards "almost every day" though I fall back to "a few times a week" when real life gets in the way.
  27. 2 points
    Almost everyday for me. I usually play a classic before wife wants me to join her in a game on XBOX. Sometimes I can't decide what to play so I just grab the XBOX controller.
  28. 2 points
    RickR

    Who Wants StormSurge's Junk?

    Please DO post what CIB games you are looking for, as I would be happy to help with that. And I'm interested in any games you have that I don't already have. Probably Genesis, NES, and manuals. The junk box concept would be really cool! Maybe have a big ziploc bag within that contains items we can put in that YOU want back, so that nobody takes those. In any case, THANKS. It's nice of you no matter who gets them. And congrats on getting your game room set up how you like it. That's huge.
  29. 2 points
    This looks like an amazing book @Greyfox! I'll spread the word about your project across our social media platforms and share the link to your Kickstarter. Nice work!
  30. 2 points
    Took a trip to the big city today and visited an arcade. Lots of classic arcade games set to free play. Pay $10 (plus tax) at the door and play all you want. I went in planning to write down all the games I played, but I quickly lost track. I got the high score on Ms Pac Man, though! (Okay, they had probably recently reset the scores, so it didn’t take much. But several people played after I did and none of them beat me, so there! lol) I realized afterward that I should have taken more pics, but I was having too much fun playing! And as an added bonus, we saw a Vista Cruiser station wagon in the parking lot when we were leaving. Just like the one in That 70s Show!
  31. 2 points
  32. 2 points
    2:27 video courtesy of Vintage Is The New Old:
  33. 2 points
    Atari Creep

    BYO Gonk Droid

    So recently I was in talks with a fellow maker, he had asked if I would be willing to make a trade once I finish one of my soon to come figures. I looked over his shop and noticed he sold one of his figures in a kit form. I inquired about maybe doing a toy art swap where I sent him a raw casting of one of my figures and he would send me one of his. Here is the build video of that trade. STRONG LANGUAGE!
  34. 2 points
    RickR

    Before & After

    The trees here tell their own story. Some grew, some are gone. So much to see in these two pictures.
  35. 2 points
    Control Issues

    My Turbo...

    I want to get an Everdrive, but I haven't yet. I have downloaded a lot and play via emulators, though. But it's just not the same... As far as what games worth trying, it's hard to recommend games without knowing what someone is into... There are tons of shooters/shmups on the system, of course. Blazing Lazers is one of the better known ones, but there's also Raiden, R-Type, AeroBlasters, Air Zonk, Soldier Blade, Darius, Super Star Soldier... the list goes on and on... I haven't played as many platformers for the system, but Legendary Axe, and the Bonk series are great. I'd throw in JJ and Jeff for honorable mention just because of how weird it is. The sports games are all kinda meh from what I've played, but they can be more fun if played with a friend. Neutopia and Neutopia 2 are great Zelda clone type games... Honestly, my best advice is find somewhere to download the games, and just go through each letter and grab anything that looks like it might be fun. I did. 😃
  36. 2 points
    Anyone else notice the @hyperkin SupraRetron and PSOne in the new #childsplay trailer?
  37. 2 points
    kamakazi20012

    My Turbo...

    Now that's cool! That TurboStick is a sexy piece of gaming hardware. Hell, the entire TG-16 hardware line is probably one of the sexiest looking systems when compared to the other 16-bit consoles at that time. Super and Genesis looked cool but TG-16 had the more necktie look to me. Super cool. I'm still searching for a system. I miss it.
  38. 2 points
    CecilMcW00t

    NSG's April Giveaway!

    Awesome! I sent you a PM @nosweargamer Sorry for taking so long to respond, had a crazy week. 😓
  39. 2 points
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Checking out the latest offering from Super Impulse! The Micro Arcade Pac-Man!
  40. 2 points
    TrekMD

    Hi there...

    Welcome to the IO!
  41. 2 points
    Justin

    My Turbo...

    Great collection! Blazing Lasers is one of my favorite games of all time. Galaga '90, R-TYPE, Military Madness, Devil's Crush, Raiden, Legendary Axe, Ninja Spirit, each one of those games is reason enough alone to buy a TurboGrafx-16. Great to have another Turbo gamer here in the forums! 🙌
  42. 2 points
    My High Score: 106,900
  43. 2 points
    *Even if you can’t tell a football from a grapefruit, you must watch this!!!* So tonight the NFL released the schedule for the 2019 season. Many teams were creative in how they announced their individual schedules. The Jets for example used NFL Blitz 2000 & I saw a Pac Man themed attempt. Those were cool, but they can’t top what the Carolina Panthers did. From Oregon Trail to Pokémon Go & lots in between (including the 2600!), check out the 2019 Panthers schedule with a video game history lesson as the backdrop.
  44. 2 points
    Hey guys. I wanted to post this here rather than my thread in the YouTube community because I wanted to start a conversation and also learn from you kool kats. I am not very up to date on my modern gaming knowledge and may have gotten a few things wrong, so this is why I ask this. Thanks. STRONG LANGUAGE
  45. 2 points
    Justin

    Are consoles becoming disposable???

    It's hard to imagine consoles disappearing. I think there will be a lot of resistance to that. VCRs, DVD players and CD players have all but disappeared though, for the most part morphing into a single box in our living room. It will be interesting to see if video games are the next thing to get sucked into that box.
  46. 2 points
    103,100. Got to the third level this time! Fun game, but it's so painful to lose all your amazing power-ups after losing a single life. Reminds me of the several days I spent with Abadox for NES. I managed to finish that one, but only because of the unlimited continues.
  47. 2 points
    Oh in that case on my last run I got 736525485846273 give or take. LMAO Just playing, Thanks Justin!!!!!!! I have no doubt honesty is thick in this community.
  48. 2 points
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    The love child of Galaga and Tempest in the episode of AtariCade 2600! Its Gyruss!
  49. 2 points
    76,300. Retiring my thumb for the evening!
  50. 2 points
    Is there a way to see my high score? I think I got 71,700, but as soon as I lost my last ship, I couldn't see my score anymore.
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