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    TrekMD got a reaction from greenween in New to 7800   
    The 7800 is an excellent console that had a lot of untapped potential due to how things were on Atari back then.  Be sure to check for homebrews over on Atari Age as there are plenty that are truly fantastic.  If you like Pac-Man games, you need to get Pac-Man Collection. 
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    TrekMD got a reaction from The Professor in Hello from Florida!   
    Thanks for the welcome.  From reading around I can see that this is indeed a friendly place and devoid of people who love drama and insults.  That's a good thing!  It gets old reading threads that degenerate into stupid arguments for no reason.
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Hello from Florida!   
    Thanks!  Yep, in Miami.  Been here for 25 years now. 
     
     
    Thanks Darren!  I'd joined sooner had I known!
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    TrekMD got a reaction from greenween in Yars' Revenge   
    Yep, which is quite nifty.  He decided he couldn't make Star Casle and decided to create something similar but within the capabilities of the 2600.  Little did he know he was creating one of the system's top selling games!
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    TrekMD reacted to Justin in Yars' Revenge   
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    TrekMD reacted to Justin in Xevious   
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Justin in Hello from Florida!   
    Thanks for the welcome.  From reading around I can see that this is indeed a friendly place and devoid of people who love drama and insults.  That's a good thing!  It gets old reading threads that degenerate into stupid arguments for no reason.
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    TrekMD reacted to Justin in Centipede   
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    TrekMD got a reaction from kamakazi20012 in Atari 5200 Console Overview   
    The 5200 is a great console on its own right.  I didn't get one until about 10 years ago but I have to say that have really enjoyed playing its games.  In fact, it is impressive as the game library for the system is rather excellent.  The majority of the games are very good to excellent.  I know some people will hate on the system because of the controllers and the lack of self-centering but there are alternatives.  I use with Wico controller to address that issue for games like Pac-Man that require more precise control.  Overall, though, this is a fun system with a great library of games.
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    TrekMD got a reaction from jmjustin6 in Atari GameBand   
    I will admit to be curious but I haven't bitten on the smartwatch idea.  We'll see what happens when I see these.
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Atari 5200 Console Overview   
    The 5200 is a great console on its own right.  I didn't get one until about 10 years ago but I have to say that have really enjoyed playing its games.  In fact, it is impressive as the game library for the system is rather excellent.  The majority of the games are very good to excellent.  I know some people will hate on the system because of the controllers and the lack of self-centering but there are alternatives.  I use with Wico controller to address that issue for games like Pac-Man that require more precise control.  Overall, though, this is a fun system with a great library of games.
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    TrekMD got a reaction from dauber in WANTED: Feedback for Frenzy/Berzerk   
    Here is another great homebrew title by Bob DeCrescenzo and a perfect adaptation of, not one, but two arcade classics and with a spin in true 7800 fashion.  As with Asteroids, these games offer more than just the one and two player alternating modes.  Here we also have two player cooperative and competitive modes that make the games even more fun to play with friends.  Why wait taking turns when you can compete at the same time or team up against the enemies?  The games both capture the gameplay of the arcade superbly.  The sound effects are also very faithful and there's even voice!  So, what else can I say other than "chicken, flight like a robot!"  Another must-have for any 7800 owner. 
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    TrekMD got a reaction from DCG in Your Rarest 2600 Game   
    Hmm, I have Chase the Chuckwagon, Pitfall II, Radar Lock, and River Raid II.  Now sure how rare those are but I know Chase certainly is. 
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Lost Dragon in WELTENSCHLÄCHTER for Atari Lynx   
    Thought I'd share this with the community.  This is Luch Soft's first release for the Atari Lynx:  Weltenshchlachter.  The game can be ordered here:  www.luchs-soft.de/shop .  There was a initial run of 30 boxed carts that already sold out but this is not a limited release so anyone interested can still order it. 
     
    The Story:  You are the pilot of a fighter plane of the United Confederacies and mother ships are setting up in front of you to block your path.  Break through the wall of defense and shoot at everything crossing your path, as well as the mother ship in order to get to the next level.  Randomly generated variations of enemies won't permit you to get used to a specific stage, so only pure skill will get you anywhere!  Reach the highest score possible within the time limit and destroy the attacking invaders in this stunning arcade shooter!
     
     

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    TrekMD got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Atari GameBand   
    I will admit to be curious but I haven't bitten on the smartwatch idea.  We'll see what happens when I see these.
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Atari GameBand   
    Has anyone been following this?
     
     

     
    Mark your Calendars: February 8th
    (6am PST, 9am EST, 3pm CET)
    CLASSIC GAMES, NEW FORMAT!

    Created for people who love to game, in terms of tech, design and content; Gameband Atari Edition is a powerful smartwatch, like no other.

    We launch Gameband Atari Edition via Kickstarter on February 8!
     
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Zontar in Retroblox   
    Looks like there's a new multisystem console to play retro games coming.  It is called the Retroblox.  Check out the Press Release:

    UNLEASH YOUR NOSTALGIA WITH THE RETROBLOX MODULAR RETRO GAME CONSOLE

    RETROBLOX Elevates Retro Games to a New Level Combining Innovative Cartridge-Compatible Element Modules, Disc Game-Compatible Optical Disc Drive, and Online Connectivity features to Create the Ultimate Living-Room Worthy Retro Game Console.

    Los Angeles, California, January 31, 2017RetroBlox Inc. (RBXI) today introduced RETROBLOX, the next generation modular retro game console. With Element Modules compatible with real retro game cartridges for systems like NES, optical disc drive compatible with CD games for systems like PSX, and connectivity that rivals current gen consoles the one console future is just around the corner.

    AN INDUSTRY WITH A PROBLEM

    If youre like us, you take your games seriously. You strive for perfection in competition against other players, in your collection, and in conquering the challenge of the titles that originally influenced your gaming passion. Needless to say, playing classic games on anything less than original hardware is fraught with limitations and soon enough, most of us find the need to revert back to a decades-old old game console in order to play without compromises.
    As such, gaming enthusiasts are faced with a difficult choice when it comes to retro games: experience only a subset of popular re-released games made for current generation platforms such as the Virtual Console or NES Classic, use original game hardware and displays from decades ago to play in a specialized game room, or resort to illegitimate means of experiencing gaming history through use of copied roms and emulators.
    RETROBLOX solves this problem decisively by providing a modern, unified platform for digital retro gaming thats also committed to unprecedented modular support for original console game media and hardware peripherals.

    RETROBLOX IS THE WORLDS FIRST MODULAR AND FULLY-MODERNIZED RETRO GAME CONSOLE

    Whether youre a retro games enthusiast, or a more casual gamer wanting to try out the genuine article, RetroBlox is the #1 way to enjoy a deep and satisfying retro gaming experience in your living room without the mess of wires and clutter.
    An industry first, RETROBLOX ships with an on-board CD/DVD optical drive, custom produced by partner Hitachi LG Data Services (HLDS) to support the needs and features of retro game consoles. It allows you to experience the full lineup of disc games for never-before supported systems such as PSX, Sega CD, TurboGrafx-CD, and more.
    Another key innovation introduced by RETROBLOX are modular interfaces, called Element Modules ¹, which allow for play using original video game cartridges and controllers from older game systems. Once a game cartridge is inserted into an Element Module, players can add the game to their digital collection, share their new addition on Facebook or Twitter, or play and stream via Twitch and YouTube. Changing games and systems is as easy as ejecting the current module and inserting another.

    1080P FULL HD RESOLUTION RETRO GAMING

    RETROBLOX natively upscales retro games from their original resolution to full HD 1080p, perfect for your living room. While crystal clear pixels are a joy to view for some players, those who prefer the older look of older TVs from the 70s, 80s and 90s will appreciate a suite of virtual displays which model the look, feel, geometry and tone of these classic displays from gamings past.

    HYBRID EMULATION TAKES RETRO GAMING FURTHER

    RETROBLOX features new patent-pending technology called Hybrid Emulation, which allows for the direct hardware reading of specialized chips and mappers contained within historically difficult-to-emulate retro game cartridges. This means gamers get full hardware compatibility with every game in their classic games library, and unparalleled performance to boot.
    If controller lag is your enemy, Hybrid Emulation technology also allows for the highest speed possible while using classic retro game controllers connected directly to RETROBLOX Element Modules. In this mode you can obtain near lag-free speeds² for controller input, allowing casual and competitive players to push their skills to new heights.

    THERES MORE TO COME

    RETROBLOX will announce new details and specs of the console and its strong line up of support for classic systems as well as further enhancements and details of the entire RETROBLOX platform between now and its anticipated crowdfunding campaign launch in April 2017.

    ABOUT RETROBLOX, INC.

    RetroBlox, Inc. is a California-based specialty developer, producer, and manufacturer of next-generation video game related products for new and retro game consoles. The company was founded by video game development veterans and passionate retro gamers, Bryan Bernal and Eric Christensen. The RetroBlox team at large has a diverse background and has shipped games like Ratchet & Clank and Titanfall, digital storefronts like the Google Chrome Store, and consumer electronics like the Vizio M-Series TVs and Roku 2, 3, and 4k.

    http://retroblox.com
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Rowsdower70 in Must Own Intellivision Games?   
    One game that I think is pretty addicting is Locomotion. Certainly one I'd recommend in a snap.  D2K was already mentioned and that is certainly another fantastic game.  If you can get your hands on SuperChef Burgertime, I highly recommend it.  Here is a video of the game so you can see it in action:
     

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    TrekMD got a reaction from Lost Dragon in New Jaguar Game - Custodian - by Piko Interactive   
    Yep, this particular game may not have been their best choice as an entry for the Jaguar.  I wish they had created something new or, even, an updated version of the game that was improved and that took advantage of what the Jaguar can do.  Supposedly the game code has been written from the ground up and it is not just a straight port of the 16-bit game but I guess time will tell.
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    TrekMD got a reaction from The Professor in Hello from Florida!   
    Thanks!  Yep, in Miami.  Been here for 25 years now. 
     
     
    Thanks Darren!  I'd joined sooner had I known!
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    TrekMD reacted to jmjustin6 in Hello from Florida!   
    Haha nice. Awesome sounding collection there. Looks like you should do well here. Welcome welcome!
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    TrekMD got a reaction from DCG in Console Wars Heat Up As Zenith Unveils Gamespace Pro   
    LOL  The controllers look nice but the console reminds me of the first VCR's that were released!  Go Zenith! 
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    TrekMD got a reaction from jmjustin6 in Atari GameBand   
    Has anyone been following this?
     
     

     
    Mark your Calendars: February 8th
    (6am PST, 9am EST, 3pm CET)
    CLASSIC GAMES, NEW FORMAT!

    Created for people who love to game, in terms of tech, design and content; Gameband Atari Edition is a powerful smartwatch, like no other.

    We launch Gameband Atari Edition via Kickstarter on February 8!
     
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    TrekMD got a reaction from StormSurge in Hello from Florida!   
    Hi all!  I had been reading on the Atari.io site but had not realized there were forums so I decided to join once I discovered them!  I'm a big time retro game gamer and collector.  My collection goes from retro to modern:  Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari Lynx, Atari Jaguar, Mattel Intellivision, Vectrex, NES, Sega Genesis, Sega Dreamcast, Xbox (original), Nintendo GameCube, GBA, Nintendo DS, PSP, PS4, and Retron N5. I also have a portable 2600 and a Sega Nomad. 
     
    My first system was the Atari 2600 all those years ago and I was mostly an Atari guy early on.  I didn't get other systems until later on.  Atari systems are still my favorites but I do admit the Sega systems are also awesome to play on. 
     
    Over the years I have gotten more involved in the retro video game community and I have written reviews for games and books.  My most recent review if the review for that fantastic book from Tim Lapetino, The Art of Atari.  You can check that out here:  http://tinyurl.com/zexkux5
     
    I look forward to participating in the forum and getting to know folks here. 
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