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Status Updates posted by Justin

  1. 🍕🍕🕹️ JR. PAC-MAN High Score Squad Challenge is LIVE! We're celebrating National Pac-Man Day! 

     

  2. 🙂 New High Score Squad Challenge will be posted on Saturday!

    1. HDN

      HDN

      Hmmm... Saturday is the Third...

      Let me guess, Donkey Kong?

  3. ⚠️ Running into more issues with the template not getting along with the recent site update. I know some of you have been experiencing trouble accessing the site. This is not a security issue. It's a conflict between the existing template and the updated software. I am taking out a ticket to get this resolved. The site isn't going anywhere ☺️

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    2. Atari 5200 Guy

      Atari 5200 Guy

      I keep getting "template out of date" errors.  Mostly when attempting to view the YouTube section and trying to start a new topic in there since my old channel no longer exists.

    3. Atari 5200 Guy

      Atari 5200 Guy

      I copied the error message I keep getting.

      "[[Template core/front/global/globalTemplate is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]"

    4. DegasElite

      DegasElite

      I get that, too. Just keep refreshing the browser, and it should go through eventually.

  4. ⚠️ Site update is giving us a bumpy ride. Having theme issues. Temporarily disabling the chat until this is resolved.

  5.  We're celebrating The Masters with a round of NES Open in High Score Squad, join us! 

     

    1. Justin

      Justin

      @RickR I hope you're up for 18 holes! 🙂

    2. RickR

      RickR

      This will be fun!!!  I'll meet you at the 19th hole. 

  6. ⚠️ We're undergoing a minor update to our platform's software. Things will feel normal again soon 🙂 

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    2. RickR

      RickR

      Looking good, Justin.

      One small thing:  The "edit" and "delete" options on forum posts are gone. 

      Thank you for all you do.

    3. HDN

      HDN

      Yes, and that has been tripping me up a little bit! But there are now some dots at the top of the screen you can click to edit and delete, so no biggie.

      A small price to pay for the sleek new design. Thanks, Justin!

    4. RickR

      RickR

      Aha!  There they are.  Thanks, @HDN

       

  7. 🍕 🍕 🍍 Do pineapples belong on pizza?

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    2. Gianna

      Gianna

      I don't mind a few bites of pizza with pineapple and ham, but I don't think I could eat a full slice of it. It's good, but not that good in my opinion 🤓

    3. Sabertooth

      Sabertooth

      I'm a huge fan of pineapple on pizza. 

    4. Atari 5200 Guy

      Atari 5200 Guy

      I won't eat pizza any other way.  Pepperoni and Pineapple on mine any day.  They really go great together.  Domino's Hawaiian Pizza?  The bomb.

  8.  Highly Recommended: ProtonMail. Free encrypted email w/ Swiss privacy, end-to-end encryption, open source and anonymous. I absolutely love this, thought I'd share. https://protonmail.com 

    1. DegasElite

      DegasElite

      Great idea. Thanks. :O)

    2. Justin

      Justin

      You're welcome @DegasElite! It's something I really love that I wanted to share with friends in the forums who might be a little more security or encryption-minded. It's exciting to find something that offers a free "Base" tier and have it be truly useful. I've been using ProtonMail for the past few years and have been very happy with it. I've used it for banking, etc. (This isn't a paid promotion of course, but it was something I wanted to share here!)

  9. 😎 AIR ZONK Squad Challenge is now LIVE! 

     

  10. 🍄 Your Atari I/O Profile now lets you share your Nintendo Friend Code, PlayStation Network ID & Xbox Live Id! Add them to your Atari I/O Profile under the "Reach Out" tab on the left. Find your friends from the forums and game with them online!

    1. RickR

      RickR

      The who and the what now?

      I can come over after school with a few Atari carts that I'll hide in my backpack. 

    2. Justin

      Justin

      That's the way we do it! Nintendo Switch is a fun way to be able to play 2-player 8-bit games online.

    3. RickR

      RickR

      OK, but I want to buy a Jaguar before I buy a Switch!  But probably the Switch is cheaper and easier to find. 

       

  11. 🍳 Scrambled eggs all over my face, what IS a boy to do 

     

  12. 😎 Our TurboGrafx-16 Squad Challenge begins next week! Get those TG systems ready & emulators running! We’ll be playing an incredible HuCard game.

  13. 🍄 Wario was a real jerk

    1. HDN

      HDN

      Hmmmm... I seem to remember you posting this in, like, August.

    2. Justin
  14. 🧠 PRO-TIP: 2-Player Battles are a fun way for you and a friend to start your own Squad Challenge! 

     

    1. RickR

      RickR

      There's a constant 2-way battle going on in my mind.  There are no winners. 

       

  15. ⏲️ Attack of the Timelord!, our very first Odyssey 2 High Score Squad Challenge is up! Enjoy! 

     

    1. HDN

      HDN

      I love this game.

  16. 🥚🥚🥚 JOUST High Score Squad Challenge is LIVE! 

     

  17. 🕹️🕹️ HAPPY ATARI DAY! Celebrate by sharing a game with a friend!

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    2. DegasElite

      DegasElite

      Yeah, that about sums it up. :O)

    3. RickR

      RickR

      We've got heat again.  So I may try more QBert later.  Thank you guys!

    4. RickR

      RickR

      Playing SQ Fireworld would just make me cold and angry.  No, no, no. 

       

  18. 💻 I remember the days of AOL chat when most people couldn’t upload or send pics online yet, and so you just had to guess if a girl was attractive based on how she described herself and whether she had a cute screen name like “AbercrombieGirl17” or something.

    The first girl I ever had an e-relationship with I met on Tumyeto Skate Chat (long gone website) in 1996. Her username was “*~luckycharms~*or something. Talked on the phone with her every night for months and had no idea what she looked like until she mailed me a letter and photo

    1. RickR

      RickR

      I remember the old lays of the local BBS's.  I met several people from the local Atari community that way, and ended up having quite a bit of fun.  Going to movies as a group, that type of thing. 

      The thing I miss the most:  the cool ATASCII pictures and animations!

       

    2. Justin

      Justin

      Me too! BBS ATASCII pictures were fun, and I could never get them just right!

  19. 🧠 PRO-TIP: Presales aren't allowed on Atari I/O. Even with the best intentions, sincere promises of "ready to ship in six months" many times become tumultuous as months turn into years or even a decade without fulfillment. Please wait until your product is ready to ship before soliciting sales in our Marketplace. 

     

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Perfect.  I got fooled once into a "pre-sale" and regretted it.  Thanks for having this policy. 

    2. DegasElite

      DegasElite

      I really don't like pre-sales. It is really putting people out on a limb because you have to rely on trust. Thanks, Justin, for this status update. :O)

  20. 🤔 Why was Mrs. Roper always so hot and bothered?

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    2. RickR

      RickR

      I agree they were hilarious. 

      Mrs. R had NEEDS.  Mr R probably had ED.  They should have been seeing a counselor.

       

       

    3. Justin

      Justin

      And yet Mr. Roper's attention always seemed to be focused on whatever Jack was doing 🤔

    4. MaximumRD
  21. 🚀 Here's a look at our supreme lineup of games & events coming your way in High Score Squad for 2021:

    • February: A Magnavox Odyssey ² game
       
    • March: A TurboGrafx-16 game, and a Golf game to celebrate The Masters coming up!
       
    • April: National Pac-Man Day!
       
    • June: 2021 Pole Position II Grand Prix, plus our Summer Pizza Party!
       
    • July: A Sega Master System game, HSW Day Ultimate Yars' Challenge, plus a game chosen by our Instagram followers!
       
    • September: An Atari Lynx game
       
    • November: A Sega Genesis game
       
    • December: 2021 F-ZERO Championship, plus another game for Atari Jaguar!
       
    • Plus many more great games! (Schedule subject to change)
    1. RickR

      RickR

      Looks like a blockbuster lineup. 

       

    2. Justin

      Justin

      Thanks Rick! Of course we will have other games in the mix as well 🙂

    3. Atari 5200 Guy

      Atari 5200 Guy

      Wow...a Jag game!  Awesome lineup.

  22. 💥 Q*bert High Score Squad Challenge is live! 

     

  23. 🤖 Video Pinball Squad Challenge ENDS TONIGHT! Be there!

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    2. HDN

      HDN

      I don’t think I’ll be able to play any more, sadly. It’s been pretty hectic here.

  24. ⚠️ When creating a thread, be sure to start a real conversation. Include content and not just links that redirect to your site.

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    2. Justin

      Justin

      You got it @DegasElite. I want to make sure people understand this is a community, we're all here for the conversation. In the context of starting a thread to promote a Member's YouTube videos or Podcast, we encourage that! We have forums here set up for that very reason, we encourage our Members to create their very own dedicated thread and share their new videos and Podcasts to it in series. If a Member has a website, a new project or game they want to promote, we encourage that too! It needs to be conversational though. Atari I/O is not the place to post a teaser with a link elsewhere, or only show up to promote your own wares. It's got to be conversational.

      Here's an I/O ProTip: Think of the Forums as a holiday party. You've been invited over, there are Snacks and hors d'oeuvres being served, everybody is in the spirit of things and having a great time. You walk up to everyone and say "Here's 10 Reasons Why Atari 5200 Sucked Hard" and give a link to your video. That's clickbait-y and hucksterish. Instead, when creating a new thread, be sure to start a real conversation. It's great to share links to your stuff! We encourage that! We support everybody who helps make sure this hobby continues on. But you have to include substantive content in your new topics, not just clickbait links or sales pitches. 

    3. DegasElite

      DegasElite

      I see. Understood. :O)

    4. Justin

      Justin

      Redirect only stuff should be limited to status updates and the like. To me, this is a bit misleading and only clogs up the forums.

  25. 🌎 We’re all citizens of Atari I/O

    1. DegasElite

      DegasElite

      Indeed. Enjoying every minute of it, too. :O)

    2. RickR

      RickR

      Welcome to the Hotel Atari.io

       

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