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Mcorleonep

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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from socrates63 in Your Atari "firsts" memories and experiences...   
    My first experience with Atari is always going to my friend's down the street.  He got his Atari 2600 in 1978 just after they came out.  We had some JC Penny Pong knockoff device at the time.  I was amazed by the color graphics and the variety of games he had.  Two years later on my birthday, my mom brings home an Atari system of our own along with Space Invaders.  Of course it wasn't that new to me anymore since I'd been playing it every other day or so down the street but it was still great to have in our home...
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from Justin in Your first car   
    My first car, I had to share with my older sister.  It didn't work out so well.  It was a 76 Olds Delta 88.  I don't have a pic of it but mine (ours) was white.  I fit eleven people in that car one time during high school.  I loved that car.  It hardly failed to start up during those frigid Chicago winters.  I wouldn't mind driving one today if it weren't for the horrendous gas mileage...
     

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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from Clint Thompson in Your Atari "firsts" memories and experiences...   
    My first experience with Atari is always going to my friend's down the street.  He got his Atari 2600 in 1978 just after they came out.  We had some JC Penny Pong knockoff device at the time.  I was amazed by the color graphics and the variety of games he had.  Two years later on my birthday, my mom brings home an Atari system of our own along with Space Invaders.  Of course it wasn't that new to me anymore since I'd been playing it every other day or so down the street but it was still great to have in our home...
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from Starbuck66 in Donkey Kong Arcade - Switch   
    I'd rather have the arcade Popeye but that probably won't happen due to licensing issues...
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from RickR in Games you Despise   
    On the 2600, I couldn't stand Slot Racers.  It had one of the coolest box art of any game to date but the game itself was just plain awful!
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    Mcorleonep reacted to Atarileaf in Breaking News: Intellvision Entertainment is making a new system!   
    I was wondering the same thing. This is not the NES classic and if the price point hovers around $100 I can't see anyone other than the diehards buying one. I'm not an Intellivision guy but I'd be interested if the price is right and hopefully they don't just do throwback controllers. It's the reason I don't own a real one. Those things are awful.
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from Keatah in Speak & Spell   
    I remember that well.  The must fun part about it was pressing the # button, then it would malfunction and the speech synthesis would produce some very interesting and hilarious garbled speech sound effects...
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from MaximumRD in Atari "VCS" (the Atari Box saga continues)   
    Pretty much what is stated above.  It's not worth buying a 'pre-order' which is really a crowdfunding campaign in disguise and not a very good one at that...
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    Mcorleonep reacted to TeddyGermany in Atari "VCS" (the Atari Box saga continues)   
    Yes, but the marketing side of things could be a question of to be or not to be! Do they believe in their own product? I have my doubts, because they seem to take fright at publishing it. They have announced the Box nearly one year ago and want to publish it in a year. Sorry, but they haven't the PS5 or Xbox Two to offer. They can't tell me now, what i'll get for my money, but i have to pay now for a clammy handshake. This is not reputable. And that kills my euphoria.
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from Justin in Atari "VCS" (the Atari Box saga continues)   
    Just when I thought this was going to go 'pie in the sky' here comes another 'small' update.  We still have no idea what kind of console this is but here's what I'd like it to be. I'd say it's kind of like the retro consoles released by Nintendo and AtGames but taking it a step further.  I would hope that it came with pre-loaded Atari classics spanning from the 2600, 5200 and on at least through the 7800.  Maybe throw in some arcade games as well.  Owners may have the option to purchase and download licensed games such as Space Invaders, and other games not created by Atari originally.  In the past, only Atari 2600 games were available in retro collections so this does have potential appeal for many on this forum.  We shall see...
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from Museum Matt in Star Trek: Discovery   
    I'm too much of a cheap ass to pay for 'another' subscriber service.  From what I hearing, it just seems like a rip off of Star Trek even though it carries the name.  I may check it out if it comes to Netflix.  In the meantime, if I want that, I can watch 'The Orville' for no additional cost.
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from MaximumRD in If you got a SNES Classic hack it!   
    Ok, after getting hold of an old POS HP desktop, I hacked both my NES & SNES classic consoles.  I just opened the 16-bit Pandora's box.  I'm currently playing Terranigma (using Retroarch), which was never released stateside.  Then on to Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2) which I've been longing to play for 20 years.  Not to mention tons of quirky but entertaining obscure Japanese titles (some of which came with English patches)...  The SuperNES games for the most part hold up well today more than most consoles...
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from jmjustin6 in If you got a SNES Classic hack it!   
    If & when I get mine updated once I get a hold of a PC, two of my most wanted are not currently compatible but that could change with an updated release.  Those would be Terranigma (a European PAL only release) and Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2, Japan only release but there's an English patch).  However there's plenty others I would upload that do work.  I can't get enough of the Super NES RPGs.  I'm still knee deep in FF3 which still can hold my attention better than many other current generation games...
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    Mcorleonep reacted to RickR in If you got a SNES Classic hack it!   
    Check out this thread:  http://forums.atari.io/index.php/topic/3524-installing-linux-on-an-old-laptop/
     
    I don't think spending $1000 is necessary.  Older PC's and laptops are still useful and much less expensive.  Let me know if you need help finding an affordable used PC, especially if you are in the NW part of the country.  I have a few in my attic that I could sell for less than $100 shipped.  One of them even has Win 10 on it. 
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from jmjustin6 in SNES Classic who got one? Thoughts?   
    I got one but it wasn't easy.  I went to Walmart (24 hours) the night before but none of the stores in the area (SW Florida) had gotten any of their shipments in.  I somehow got the last one at one of the nearby Target stores after work.  I've mostly been playing Final Fantasy 3 on it since.  Lots of great games on it...
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    Mcorleonep reacted to prOk in Free Play Florida 2017 update!   
    Hi Everyone,
     
    Not sure what the appropriate forum is for me to pimp my event in Florida so feel free to move this
     
    Just letting everyone know that we are just under 2 months from the event and our new shirt art is out!  it's pretty neato.  We've also announced some cool guests including George Lowe, Billy Mitchell, Brian Colin and Keith Apicary to name a few.  The one and only Tim Lapetino, author of Art of Atari will also be there to sign copies of his book!
     
    Anyway, that's the update for the moment hope to see you there!
     
    /brian

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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from Justin in Nintendo is Discontinuing the NES Classic Edition   
    Somehow I got one for Christmas but I know a lot of people who couldn't find one but even with Nintendo's recent announcement that they're going to continue producing these, many of them are still showing Nintendo their middle fingers...
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from Sabertooth in 10 of my favorite Atari 2600 Games - Name yours!   
    In no particular order
     
    Adventure
    Pitfall
    Pitfall II
    Demon Attack
    Megamania
    Asteroids
    Space Invaders
    Berzerk
    Yar's Revenge
    Missile Command
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from StormSurge in 10 of my favorite Atari 2600 Games - Name yours!   
    H.E.R.O. would belong on my list too but I didn't play that on Atari as I had the Apple II version.  Very underrated game.
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from Atari 5200 Guy in 10 of my favorite Atari 2600 Games - Name yours!   
    H.E.R.O. would belong on my list too but I didn't play that on Atari as I had the Apple II version.  Very underrated game.
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from MaximumRD in 10 of my favorite Atari 2600 Games - Name yours!   
    H.E.R.O. would belong on my list too but I didn't play that on Atari as I had the Apple II version.  Very underrated game.
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from MaximumRD in 10 of my favorite Atari 2600 Games - Name yours!   
    In no particular order
     
    Adventure
    Pitfall
    Pitfall II
    Demon Attack
    Megamania
    Asteroids
    Space Invaders
    Berzerk
    Yar's Revenge
    Missile Command
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from RickR in 10 of my favorite Atari 2600 Games - Name yours!   
    H.E.R.O. would belong on my list too but I didn't play that on Atari as I had the Apple II version.  Very underrated game.
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from greenween in 10 of my favorite Atari 2600 Games - Name yours!   
    H.E.R.O. would belong on my list too but I didn't play that on Atari as I had the Apple II version.  Very underrated game.
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    Mcorleonep got a reaction from greenween in 10 of my favorite Atari 2600 Games - Name yours!   
    In no particular order
     
    Adventure
    Pitfall
    Pitfall II
    Demon Attack
    Megamania
    Asteroids
    Space Invaders
    Berzerk
    Yar's Revenge
    Missile Command
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