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    Dan Iacovelli reacted to Justin in RED ALERT: Please Read! BIG Changes Coming to the Atari I/O Forums!   
    Thanks again. We're going to start sending out a newsletter of our own pretty soon. Maybe that will be helpful as well.
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from Justin in RED ALERT: Please Read! BIG Changes Coming to the Atari I/O Forums!   
    ok I'll do the update in January to change the Wednesday listing for special ones, like before keep me updated for like contest in chat or special topics for the calendar, for newsletter I e-mails I send out I'll make mention to check calendar for weds night chats. no problem any way to help the community
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from Justin in RED ALERT: Please Read! BIG Changes Coming to the Atari I/O Forums!   
    just letting you know that I got Atari IO chat listed in my jaguar community united yahoo group calendar and on the AVC Online calendar.
    right now its set for everyday all day. when you start with the Wednesday chat thing I can edit them.
    as mentioned in chat before, the yahoo groups don't send out reminder like before so I got a monthly newsletter being e-mailed out to them.
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from Justin in RED ALERT: Please Read! BIG Changes Coming to the Atari I/O Forums!   
    looks great, congrats
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    Dan Iacovelli reacted to CrossBow in Underrepresentation for the 7800 at shows?   
    Same similar thing happened to a large retro convention here in my home state that took place in Oklahoma City during the April timeframe. The last even they held (Only their 4th year..) a Tornado blew through the night before and while minor damage was done to the building, the event had to be cancelled for their Saturday main day show as there wasn't any power and the police had the area closed off etc. They were able to get power restored and host the event for Sunday, but by then most of the attendance they would have had, left to go back home. It was a big financial blow for them and they even had Marc Summers of Double Dare fame there to attend as a celebrity and had planned to host a mini double dare like event. 
     
    The biggest issue with hosting events like these, is always the money aspect required to do it. I was lucky in that many times, my much smaller event usually would pay for itself. But then once much larger events cropped up in the neighboring states...etc. The interest in this area faded quickly for people wanting to attend smaller events like mine. So it was lack of interest from vendors and exhibitors along with a stagnated attendance that made me stop hosting the OVGE. 
     
    I have thought about starting it up again but purposely manage the exhibitions in such a way that we would have stronger variety. So I would limit how many Nintendo centric type stuff would be there. Maybe limit it so that exhibitors focus their booths on just one system or something to keep duplication of what is being shown and on hand to buy at a minimum. I wouldn't mind having vintage computers, or pong clones exhibited more at such an event.
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from TrekMD in Underrepresentation for the 7800 at shows?   
    here the link to the face book post https://www.facebook.com/MGCgaming/photos/a.571489122931069.1073741827.140368112709841/1654846047928699/?type=3
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from RickR in Underrepresentation for the 7800 at shows?   
    here the link to the face book post https://www.facebook.com/MGCgaming/photos/a.571489122931069.1073741827.140368112709841/1654846047928699/?type=3
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    Dan Iacovelli reacted to Clint Thompson in Midwest Gaming Classic 2018   
    John Hardie, Bill Dermody and myself will be sharing a few tables to host Jagfest 2018 there this year so if anyone is going, please feel free to stop by and play some unreleased goodies!
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    Dan Iacovelli reacted to Justin in RED ALERT: Please Read! BIG Changes Coming to the Atari I/O Forums!   
    BIG CHANGES COMING
    TO ATARI I/O FORUMS!
     
     
     
    Here's a SNEAK PEEK at What's Coming. Click Above Video To Watch!
     
     
     
    We're upgrading to a new version of the software that powers the forums. Atari I/O Forums will run on the latest incarnation of the industry-leading community forum software, powering thousands of message boards online. This is a complete redesign from the ground up, and will include new features not yet found in Atari forums online.
     
    This is a very big deal, this will affect everybody in the forums.
     
     
     
    WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU:
     
    This is a GOOD thing. We're upgrading to the next level. More features, more opportunities to make the forums better. Best of all, we're bringing back Wednesday Night Atari Chat! That's right, the chat room will be back, new and improved. Things are going to look very different. Things will look and feel different in the forums. The forums will be "under construction" for a while, while we dial things in.  
     
     

     
    Wednesday Night Atari Chat returns to the forums! Within a few weeks of our new chat room opening Wednesday Night Atari Chat will be back, hosted by Justin, btbfilms76, and The Professor. You might see DeLorean, Doctor Octagon, and Museum Matt pop in too! Expect NEW games, contests, events and trivia nights to be back later this summer or fall.
     
    We care very much about your experience in the Atari I/O Forums, and we’re looking at all options to make the new chat room bigger and better than ever before. You choose to spend time here and we want it to feel like home. A big part of what has made this community so special was the chat room and the events held there. We want to get it right.
     
     
     

     
    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR CURRENT LOGIN AND PASSWORD. Write it down somewhere and keep it safe. Captcha is offline until the upgrade. If you forgot your password and need to reset it, send me a PM and we will reset it for you. Also make sure to back up any important files, contacts or information you have stored in PMs, galleries or posted in the forums.  NOW is the time to take care of this. Don’t wait!
     
    We may experience some interruptions during the upgrade. The forums may be inaccessible for short periods of time, member pips (rankings) may disappear briefly, and things could feel unfamiliar. Captcha is offline. Expect the unexpected.
     
     
     

     
    PHASE I: FORUMS UPGRADE
    (Over the coming weeks)
    Our forums upgrade will take place over the coming weeks. The big switchover will happen mostly at once, with fine tuning and new features coming online as we dial things in.
     
     
    PHASE II: NEW CHAT ROOM
    (In time for summer)
    A new chat room will open in the forums following completion of the upgrade. Within a few weeks of the new chat room opening, Wednesday Night Atari Chat will begin with weekly hosted events by Justin, btbfilms76, and The Professor. We’re lining up new trivia events, contests and prizes to follow shortly thereafter.
     
     
    PHASE III: CUSTOM DESIGN
    (TBA - After phase I & II are completed)
    Further customization (Time & $$$) of the forums may take place at some point following the completion of our forums upgrade and launch of the new chat room. This will depend on user feedback and our experience with the new forums going forward.
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from Justin in Toys "R" Us Memories   
    that happened with Dominick's in IL in way after safeway brought us, before that the store had domicks brand items and then after safeway brought it
    they replaced the Dominck's brand items with Safeway brand items,and they started to loose business.
    thats not the reason they shut down the domincks the fact is that they were already be planned to be brought out by another local chain Jewel
    and to avoid the monopoly the closed down Dominicks. but now Jewel is becoming like domicks
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from Justin in Toys "R" Us Memories   
    yeah I remember those strips/tickets
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    Dan Iacovelli reacted to Justin in Toys "R" Us Memories   
    MORE SIGNS
     
    Here are some more signs. These aren't very clear, they're screenshots from home movies from 25 years ago. One is a better shot of the TurboGrafx-16 kiosk sign that I had on my wall, and the other is a blurry image of an Atari Lynx retail shelf strip.
     
     

     
    TurboGrafx-16 Kiosk Sign
     
    This was the plastic sign affixed to the top of the TG-16 kiosk at TRU
    I tried to keep the kiosk but they would only give me the sign
    This was years before I worked at Toys "R" Us
     
     
     

     
    Atari Lynx Retail Shelf Strip
     
    This is the plastic strip that goes along the edge of a retail shelf where products are displayed
    This was a high quality white plastic strip with the Lynx logo spaced out every few inches
    These were very common at Toys "R" Us and other stores
    These strips also ran along the rows of yellow tickets that you'd pull to buy your game
     
     
     

     
    Example of Retail Shelf Strips
     
    This isn't my picture, but it's a good example
    You can see Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx-16 shelf strips
    They ran across the rows of game tickets in Toys "R" Us
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from Clint Thompson in Toys "R" Us Memories   
    I worked at my local TRU around the time the Lynx was out, I used to be cashier then went to maintenance and collect shopping carts carts. used buy star wars figures and some atari games at the store too. this was only for xmas season.
    heres the funny part, this was basically the only christmas as far as I remember that my mom surprised me because was when I got my Lynx because she got the lynx at store I was working at
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from Justin in Toys "R" Us Memories   
    I worked at my local TRU around the time the Lynx was out, I used to be cashier then went to maintenance and collect shopping carts carts. used buy star wars figures and some atari games at the store too. this was only for xmas season.
    heres the funny part, this was basically the only christmas as far as I remember that my mom surprised me because was when I got my Lynx because she got the lynx at store I was working at
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    Dan Iacovelli reacted to RickR in Atari.io chat room.   
    We'll get it back to a regular chat sometime soon.  I've been absolutely crushed with my work and personal life stuff.  As soon as things calm down, I'll schedule a regular hosted chat.
     
    For now, pop in when you can.  Say hello to whoever is in there.  I've left the door open for all.  Atarifan95 -- come on back and say hello.  New chat, everyone is welcome. 
     
    The chatzy chat site works well and has some pretty nice features. 
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from RickR in Atari.io chat room.   
    well if you decide to make it a regular chat night atari io let me know I can add it to jaguar community united yahoo group calendar as well as the community calendar at AVC Online's website .
    I should looked through the forums more often didn't see this till today. I did post to Justin about how about  having a chat at irc chat  around the time the orignal chat went down.
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from BlackCatz40 in Programming Tutorials...   
    curently there are three atari game systems that have basic complier language (which is basically when you type up a code basic language then you run it into complier to make bin(or rom ) format):
    BatariBasic for 2600:http://atariage.com/forums/forum/65-batari-basic/
    7800 basic for 7800: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/222638-7800basic-beta-the-release-thread/
    Raptor Basic + for the Jaguar: http://atariage.com/forums/forum/161-raptor-basic/
     
    I programed in bBasic and its prettty simple I recommend that you get ide V bBasic it will help program a lot faster.
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from RickR in Your Rarest 2600 Game   
    my rarest is a xonox double ender: chuck norris superkicks/ghost manor rated r7 on atari age
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from Rowsdower70 in Keith Robinson passes away   
    met him at many CGE's in vegas great guy he will be missed
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from Justin in Atari Chat update - IMPORTANT   
    well when or what ever keep me updated and I'll mention it on yahoo group again.(AVC online site is currently down as mentioned)
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from nosweargamer in Squad Challenge - Mario Bros. (Atari 7800)   
    here my score 25790

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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from Atari Creep in Squad Challenge - Mario Bros. (Atari 7800)   
    here my score 25790

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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from Atari Creep in Squad Challenge - Mario Bros. (Atari 7800)   
    my fav
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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from atarilbc in Squad Challenge - Mario Bros. (Atari 7800)   
    here my score 25790

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    Dan Iacovelli got a reaction from The Professor in Squad Challenge - Mario Bros. (Atari 7800)   
    here my score 25790

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