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  1. Thank you @atarilbc! I love that you picked up on that. I think a lot of us grew up playing the default game variations. Mixing up the game variations and looking for the most challenging mix is a fun way to change things up and find new ways to enjoy these common titles. It's definitely been a fun approach to High Score Squad.
  2. Congratulations atarilbc! Congratulations @atarilbc on a most excellent high score! Did you guys enjoy Robotron on the 7800? I'd like to offer @RetroGameBoyz a very special welcome to the forums! The new dual-pad Atari 2600/7800 controller is a great new addition to the platform! You guys posted some seriously impressive scores on a very challenging game. All of you give yourself a pat on the back, I hope you all had fun with this one! Congrats to everyone who played! I'd like to encourage atarilbc to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and maybe this Challenge can continue on! Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be for the TurboGrafx-16! ROBOTRON: 2084 FINAL STANDINGS 1 ATARILBC 408,475 2 CHAS10E 278,350 3 RICKR 231,675 4 GREENWEEN 160,025 5 KAMAKAZI20012 138,200 6 ATARI CREEP 134,800 7 CONTROL ISSUES 68,050
  3. I had reports of this about a month ago from another member. Asking to "update Adobe Flash" etc. I thought we had this sorted out, I'll have to reexamine the issue which I believed to be a conflict in Wordpress. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
  4. Hehe that was an inside joke, he was the head of the department I believe 😂
  5. 🎉 We're celebrating our 6th ANNUAL HOWARD SCOTT WARSHAW DAY w/ another round of ULTIMATE YARS! 

     

  6. Yars' Revenge Atari 2600 Controller: CONTROLLER / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: GAME 6 - ULTIMATE YARS! Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST June 30th, 2019 HOWARD SCOTT WARSHAW DAY: July 30th is our 6th Annual Howard Scott Warshaw Day! Howard was a game designer at Atari who was responsible for creating some of the 2600’s most memorable titles. Howard’s birthday is July 30th. We’ve chosen HSW's birthday to celebrate Howard’s creations as one of Atari’s most prolific game designers. Howard's games encapsulate so much of what Atari was about, it's a fun reason to break out the 2600 and have fun playing Atari games with friends and family. To celebrate HSW Day, we're playing Yars' Revenge on the ULTIMATE YARS setting this weekend! OBJECTIVE: Play for the highest possible score using the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between July 27th through July 30th, 2019. Screen captures are not allowed as they are easily manipulated for falsified scores. Multiple submissions are permitted. The player with the highest score at the end of the competition is the victor! ELIGIBILITY: Anyone can join in. All players are welcome! PLAY RULES: Games may be played on real hardware, Flashback or emulation, using any controller or keyboard, following rules and game settings as delineated in the Squad Challenge. Enhancements, rewinds and hacked versions of this game are not allowed. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: ULTIMATE YARS: GAME 6 - Ultimate Yars features a bouncing Zorlon Cannon, plus some unusual twists that distinguish it from the other Yar games. First, you must bounce the Yar against the left side of the screen to make the Zorlon Cannon appear. Also, to make the cannon appear, you need five TRONS. TRONS are units of energy which you can collect at the following rate: Eat a cell from the shield: 1 TRON Touch the Qotile: 2 TRONS Catch a Zorlon Cannon shot after it bounces off the shield: 4 TRONS If a Yar bounces on the left side with less than five TRONS, it will not get a shot, but it won't lose the TRONS it has either. (Each time a Yar is destroyed, it loses its TRONS). Each Yar has a capacity of 255 TRONS.If a Yar tries to take on more than that, it will short out and the Yar will lose all its TRONS. The count of TRONS is not displayed on the screen. Yar scouts understand the count instinctively. FAIR PLAY: Players should play fairly, be honest, and have fun! Falsified scores will result in your immediate removal from the site. It goes without saying that no use of cheats, hacks, cartridge frying, enhancements, rewinds, Photoshop, subterfuge, or any other unfair advantage is allowed. Everybody hates a cheater. MORE: To review detailed rules on how to play, please visit the High Score Squad page here: MESSAGE: HAPPY 6TH ANNUAL HOWARD SCOTT WARSHAW DAY! We're celebrating HSW's birthday with a short round of Ultimate Yars! Yars' Revenge is one of the best original Atari 2600 games. For this challenge we're playing on the highest difficulty setting, GAME 6: ULTIMATE YARS! Remember this is for "nerd cred" and meant to be a fun celebration of Howard Scott Warshaw! This challenge runs from today through Tuesday, so you'll have until 11:59 pm PST Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 to complete this challenge and successfully submit your score. The ROM and Instruction Book are provided for you below. Remember, share Atari fun with family and friends, and enjoy the game! Good luck defeating that Evil Quotile! Yars_Revenge.pdfYars_Revenge.bin
  7. It's funny you phrased it that way. I always thought the same thing. In the mid-80s, (certainly before I had seen the NES) I always saw the Atari 7800 as a robust, industrial strenth arcade machine, the same way we saw the Neo-Geo Gold a few years later. The 7800 was released in 1984 in some markets. Had Warner held on a few more months (even if they ended up "loaning" the company to Jack) the 7800 would've seen national distribution and perceptions would be different. That two year gap cost them big time. What's more is Atari's loss of the Lorraine chipset from Amiga, which Atari had licensed for a new video game system. Imagine Amiga-like graphics on a home video game system from Atari in 1986. That TRULY would have been an arcade-quality console and would have been a 16-Bit console on the market 5 years before SNES reached US shores.
  8. We're celebrating this amazing new controller through the rest of the month with a special Robotron: 2084 High Score Squad Challenge!
  9. Robotron: 2084 Atari 7800 ProSystem Controller: CONTROLLER / KEYBOARD / @RetroGameBoyz 3-D PRINTED CONTROLLER / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: Intermediate Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST June 31st, 2019 OBJECTIVE: Play for the highest possible score using the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between July 15th through July 31st, 2019. Screen captures are not allowed as they are easily manipulated for falsified scores. Multiple submissions are permitted. The player with the highest score at the end of the competition is the victor! ELIGIBILITY: Anyone can join in. All players are welcome! PLAY RULES: Games may be played on real hardware, Flashback or emulation, using any controller or keyboard, following rules and game settings as delineated in the Squad Challenge. Enhancements, rewinds and hacked versions of this game are not allowed. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate FAIR PLAY: Players should play fairly, be honest, and have fun! Falsified scores will result in your immediate removal from the site. It goes without saying that no use of cheats, hacks, cartridge frying, enhancements, rewinds, Photoshop, subterfuge, or any other unfair advantage is allowed. Everybody hates a cheater. MORE: To review detailed rules on how to play, please visit the High Score Squad page here: https://forums.atari.io/topic/1219-high-score-squad-how-to-play/ MESSAGE: Welcome to our 66th Squad Challenge! This challenge celebrates new Atari I/O Member @RetroGameBoyz's latest creation, the 3-D Printed Robotron: 2084 Controller for Atari 7800 with one of the system's finest arcade titles! Robotron has always been a favorite of mine and I think now is as good a time as any to give it a play in High Score Squad! ROM and Instruction Manual are provided below. Good luck to everyone playing! NOTE: We have HSW Day 2019 coming up on July 30th. Be there!
  10. Congratulations Control Issues! Congratulations @Control Issues on your score! I'd like to offer "Rick R Jr. Too" a very special welcome to the forums for participating in this Squad Challenge. This was a really challenging game, I hope you guys enjoyed the challenge and had fun with this one. Congrats to everyone who played! I'd like to encourage Control Issues to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and maybe this Challenge can continue on! Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be posted shortly! Stay tuned! GRADIUS III FINAL STANDINGS 1 CONTROL ISSUES 61,800 2 RICKR JR. TOO 25,800 3 RICKR 20,600 4 ATARI CREEP 15,600
  11.  Resolved the issue with the main part of the website and will have a new Squad Challenge up today!

  12. ⚠️ 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!

  13. 🎥 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 ‘90s? 

     

    1. StormSurge

      StormSurge

      That's gold!!!

    2. RickR

      RickR

      Fantastic. 

       

  14. This is our main YouTube channel for Atari I/O, dedicated to exploring the retro world of video games of the past! The prime Atari I/O channel features edited videos and new shows posted regularly. New Viewer? Subscribe! http://bit.ly/atariiosubscribe 🎥 ATARI LYNX HOME MOVIES: 🎥 What happens when it's the early '90s and I try to make an Atari Lynx commercial at home? 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 ‘90s?
  15. Welcome @ZeroPage Homebrew! I've added your YouTube channel to our Atari I/O Member YouTube Directory and pinned this thread to the top of the YouTube forum so people can find it more easily. If you keep this thread updated with new videos we'll always keep it up here for you! Great to have you here!
  16. Welcome to the Atari I/O Forums @ZeroPage Homebrew! Glad you found us! I think we have a nice community here, it's a terrific group of people and we have lots of small events throughout the year. Plus Wednesday Night Atari Chat every Wednesday in the chatroom! I hope you enjoy your time in the forums!
  17. Yes, I mean the chatroom in the forums. It's accessible from the link you posted, and also from the chatbox on the forums homepage. Hope to see you there!
  18. 📰 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 

    1. Atari Creep
    2. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      I had to pick my jaw up off the floor.  I'll get back to this once I get over the shock.

  19. PS @RockyRaccoon - You should join us in the Chatroom on Wednesday nights for Wednesday Night Atari Chat. We'd love to have you!
  20. Welcome to the Atari I/O Forums @RockyRaccoon! I'm glad you found your way here, and a special thank you to the @nosweargamer for getting the word out about the forums! I hope you enjoy your time here and if you have any questions just ask. It's a friendly community and everybody here is very welcoming and helpful.
  21. Jeff Minter @an ox is another name I'd like to throw out there 🐑
  22. Gradius III Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller: CONTROLLER / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: NORMAL Difficulty Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST July 14th, 2019 OBJECTIVE: Play for the highest possible score using the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between July 1st through July 14th, 2019. Screen captures are not allowed as they are easily manipulated for falsified scores. Multiple submissions are permitted. The player with the highest score at the end of the competition is the victor! ELIGIBILITY: Anyone can join in. All players are welcome! PLAY RULES: Games may be played on real hardware, Flashback or emulation, using any controller or keyboard, following rules and game settings as delineated in the Squad Challenge. Enhancements, rewinds and hacked versions of this game are not allowed. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: NORMAL Difficulty. (Adjust Difficulty Settings in OPTION Mode). Yes TURBO SHOTS and AUTOMATIC POWER UPS are allowed. FAIR PLAY: Players should play fairly, be honest, and have fun! Falsified scores will result in your immediate removal from the site. It goes without saying that no use of cheats, hacks, cartridge frying, enhancements, rewinds, Photoshop, subterfuge, or any other unfair advantage is allowed. Everybody hates a cheater. MORE: To review detailed rules on how to play, please visit the High Score Squad page here: https://forums.atari.io/topic/1219-high-score-squad-how-to-play/ MESSAGE: Welcome to our 65th Squad Challenge! This will be our second Squad Challenge for Super Nintendo and for one of the system's best shoot 'em up titles: Gradius III! This is a personal favorite and one that was nominated as a request at the beginning of the year. ROM and Instruction Manual are provided below. Good luck to everyone playing! NOTE: We have HSW Day 2019 coming up on July 30th. Be there! Gradius III.sfc Gradius III.pdf
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