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    Zontar got a reaction from Justin in Hello Atari I/O Community!   
    Welcome MaximumRD were' so happy to have you! Your videos are great
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    Zontar got a reaction from Video 61 in Too Powerful For Its Own Good, Atari’s Lynx Remains A Favorite 25 Years Later   
    I'm both happy and sad that Zaku sold out. Happy that people love it, sad that more people won't be able to get their hands on it. Here are two great videos that demonstrate what a great game Zaku is:
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bjkg4Lnypw
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaplyLUt2dk
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    Zontar got a reaction from DeLorean in Hello Atari I/O Community!   
    Welcome MaximumRD were' so happy to have you! Your videos are great
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    Zontar got a reaction from Fire_In_The_Valley in Hello Atari I/O Community!   
    Welcome MaximumRD were' so happy to have you! Your videos are great
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    Zontar got a reaction from MaximumRD in The Atari Creep   
    Wow does this guy know how to set a great mood for Halloween gaming or what. Cool giveaway! Is it Warlords? Maybe, who knows. Welcome to the forums
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    Zontar got a reaction from Shark69 in Atari 2600 VCS adapter for 5200   
    I think we can go ahead and declare MaximumRD the Mayor of atari.io what do you say?
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    Zontar got a reaction from MaximumRD in Intellivision & Colecovision FLASHBACK UNBOXINGS !   
    I wonder how long it will take them to release Rev.2 versions of these consoles with working joysticks
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    Zontar got a reaction from greenween in Hello Atari I/O Community!   
    Welcome MaximumRD were' so happy to have you! Your videos are great
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    Zontar reacted to Shark69 in Atari 2600 VCS adapter for 5200   
    Wow ..this was alot of cool info...and way too stir up the pot of Atari goodness Rob...and what a beast it is when picking it up too dust around....hahaha,,enjoyed the photos and all the incredible remarks.
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    Zontar reacted to The Professor in GIVEAWAY - LIVE CHAT ATARI TRIVIA -- Wed, October 29, 2014 9pm EST, 6pm PST   
    SPECIAL EVENT: LIVE CHAT ATARI TRIVIA Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 9pm EST, 6pm PST http://forums.atari.io       Join us in the chatroom for a special Halloween celebration on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9pm EST, 6pm PST for a night of LIVE CHAT ATARI TRIVIA!   1st Place wins a special Atari 2600 Halloween Prize Package:  a newly refurbished "Vader" Atari 2600 VCS (black as midnight on a moonless night)  a brand new 2600 Joystick  five of our hand-made custom Atari-themed buttons a minty-fresh, brand-new in the box Ms. Pac-Man (for chasing ghosts)  and a Haunted House cartridge with the original instructions!    Our Runner-Up will win the 2nd Place Prize: a $10.00 store credit towards any purchase at Video 61 Atari Sales & Service! (www.atarisales.com)               I.) HOW IT WORKS   Live Chat Atari Trivia plays just like Trivia Night at a local bar, with three major exceptions:   trivia takes place online in our chatroom, not in a bar questions are Atari-centric, with a focus on classic games and retro life instead of sliders & drinks, we're giving away Atari stuff as prizes   Live Chat Atari Trivia consists of four rounds of five questions. Answer as many questions correctly as you can to win a prize!   Round 1: questions about Atari games Round 2: questions about Atari history Round 3: questions about retro life and pop culture (late-'70s through mid-'90s) Round 4: questions about other classic video games and toys       II.) SCORING   There are five questions in each of the four rounds. The first four questions in each round are worth 1 Point each, and the final question of each round is worth 2 Points. This results in 6 Points per round, with a total possible 24 Points for the game.   At the end of each round, answers are submitted to me via Private Message. Scores are tabulated and announced in the live chat.   At the end of the game, the person with the highest score wins the 1st Place Prize, and the runner-up wins the 2nd Place Prize.   Should Trivia Night result in a tied score for 1st or 2nd Place, the tie will be broken with a sudden death question in the live chat. The first of the tied contestants to respond with the correct answer wins the tie.       III.) PLAYING THE GAME   Atari Trivia will take place in the live chat, here in our forums. You can enter the chatroom by clicking the "Chat" button at the top right of the page next to the magnifying glass. (see photo below) If you haven’t already signed up for an account, you'll want to do so ahead of time so you can post in the chat room and send Private Messages.          Atari Trivia is played just like Trivia Night at your local watering hole. In a bar & grill-type setting, a trivia host walks around the restaurant asking trivia questions with a microphone. People quietly write down answers at their table and turn in their answer sheet to the host at the end of each round. Scores are tallied and leaders announced as the next round begins. The table with the highest score at the end of four rounds wins a prize, usually a free round of drinks, etc.   Atari Trivia will play out almost the same way. I'll be your Trivia Host for the night, and instead of hosting trivia in a bar we'll have trivia in the chatroom! Instead of turning in a piece of paper with your answers, you'll send me a private message with your answers at the end of each round! Scores will be tallied up during each break, and I'll announce board leaders in the chatroom as the next round begins. Remember, everybody else can see what you say in the chatroom, so be sure not to blurt out your answers and PM them to me instead!       IV.) ELIGIBILITY   Everyone is invited to play! If you have trouble logging in, please let us know and we’ll assist you. To keep the playing field level, we kindly ask that Atari employees past & present, published gaming historians, staff at tech and gaming publications, major retrogaming retailers, and admins of tech and gaming websites including ourselves voluntarily abstain from playing to allow the average Joe a chance to win. The spirit of Atari Trivia Night is to foster the love of Atari gaming among regular fans and newcomers wishing to embrace the hobby.       V.) QUESTIONS?  
    We want this to be a fun way to celebrate Halloween and kick off the Fall season! If you have any questions about how to play, just ask below!          Good luck, everyone!     - The Professor
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    Zontar reacted to Fire_In_The_Valley in Too Powerful For Its Own Good, Atari’s Lynx Remains A Favorite 25 Years Later   
    Hey atarilbc, I just started playing Zaku and I agree that it's both interesting and well-made. It doesn't look like a home-brew effort and it has a better all-around feel than most games that were released on Lynx. I bought it thinking it would be a Sonic clone but it feels much more like Air Zonk mixed with a shump. I wish Zaku were more widely available.
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    Zontar reacted to atarilbc in Too Powerful For Its Own Good, Atari’s Lynx Remains A Favorite 25 Years Later   
    That's awesome! I'm glad that you like it. Zaku definitely has a tremendous amount of polish. There is an update on the publisher's website indicating that it is now sold out and that 600 copies were sold. Good Deal Games may still have copies. I hope that more Lynx owners are able to find it and give it a try.
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    Zontar reacted to Shark69 in Atari Adventure Centers - A Look Inside The Atari Store Of The '80s   
    wonderful Stuff Justin...quite the M>A<S>H up ...pun intended for the Alan Alda tele vid..some super Atari goodness 4 sho  :
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    Zontar reacted to DeLorean in Atari Adventure Centers - A Look Inside The Atari Store Of The '80s   
    Justin, this is the coolest thing I have seen on this website. Good job.
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    Zontar reacted to Justin in Atari Adventure Centers - A Look Inside The Atari Store Of The '80s   
    In late 1983, as the affects of the video game crash were taking hold, Atari was putting the final touches on a brilliant retail concept that would present Atari as a lifestyle brand and place Atari in retail locations across America. It was called “Atari Adventure” — a retail store that mixed ideas of arcades, interactive cinemas, amusement park attractions, computer learning, video game and computer stores, and world’s fair pavilions, creating a retail experience unlike any other. Visitors to Atari Adventure stores would enter from the mall into an extraordinary environment where they could learn how Atari technology fit into their everyday lives and get up close with revolutionary new phones, computers, games and gizmos.
     
    I've posted an entire article on the blog about Atari Adventure with lots of great pictures and videos: http://www.atari.io/atari-adventure/
     
     
     
    Atari Adventure Centers
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpL-vpBJopc
     
     
     
     
    AtariTel - Atari Smart Telephones presented by Alan Alda
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzGsPGaxXYo
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    Zontar got a reaction from LeeJ07 in Too Powerful For Its Own Good, Atari’s Lynx Remains A Favorite 25 Years Later   
    Hi guys, I just posted to the Blog about a great article I read on another site. It's by Jeremy Parish about the Atari Lynx, its impact in the portable wars and its legacy today. The article is very well written and touches on all things Atari after Warner Communications sold Atari to Jack Tramiel. I thought Jeremy Parish made a lot of good points and really understood what was going on at that time.
     
    More on the Blog: http://www.atari.io/?p=1436
     
    Zontar
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    Zontar reacted to Fire_In_The_Valley in The Last True Atari   
    What? Atarilbc means the Jaguar is "the last true Atari" system, not iteration of the company name.
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    Zontar got a reaction from MaximumRD in Too Powerful For Its Own Good, Atari’s Lynx Remains A Favorite 25 Years Later   
    Hi guys, I just posted to the Blog about a great article I read on another site. It's by Jeremy Parish about the Atari Lynx, its impact in the portable wars and its legacy today. The article is very well written and touches on all things Atari after Warner Communications sold Atari to Jack Tramiel. I thought Jeremy Parish made a lot of good points and really understood what was going on at that time.
     
    More on the Blog: http://www.atari.io/?p=1436
     
    Zontar
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    Zontar got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Too Powerful For Its Own Good, Atari’s Lynx Remains A Favorite 25 Years Later   
    Hi guys, I just posted to the Blog about a great article I read on another site. It's by Jeremy Parish about the Atari Lynx, its impact in the portable wars and its legacy today. The article is very well written and touches on all things Atari after Warner Communications sold Atari to Jack Tramiel. I thought Jeremy Parish made a lot of good points and really understood what was going on at that time.
     
    More on the Blog: http://www.atari.io/?p=1436
     
    Zontar
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    Zontar got a reaction from atarilbc in Too Powerful For Its Own Good, Atari’s Lynx Remains A Favorite 25 Years Later   
    Hi guys, I just posted to the Blog about a great article I read on another site. It's by Jeremy Parish about the Atari Lynx, its impact in the portable wars and its legacy today. The article is very well written and touches on all things Atari after Warner Communications sold Atari to Jack Tramiel. I thought Jeremy Parish made a lot of good points and really understood what was going on at that time.
     
    More on the Blog: http://www.atari.io/?p=1436
     
    Zontar
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    Zontar got a reaction from Doctor Octagon in Atari Is Like A Ship With A Hole In The Bottom, Leaking Water, And His Job Is To Get The Ship Pointed In The Right Direction.   
    Fred Chesnais isn't much different from other Atari CEOs and parent companies who were asset strippers that used the Atari brand and name recognition to make a quick buck. I'm not surprised.
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