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    Karyyk reacted to StormSurge in Hyperkin - Retron 77. HD Atari 2600?   
    Preorders are up! Mine has been successfully ordered.
     
    https://hyperkinlab.com/retron-77-premium-retro-gaming-console-for-2600-hyperkin/
     
     

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    Karyyk got a reaction from Justin in The No Swear Gamer Atari 2600 Reviews   
    I've been watching these for a while now (subscribed) and really enjoy them. Part of that is just seeing the games in action, but most is probably how my girls react to them. I'm trying to get them to give older games a chance, but it's been a tough road so far.
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    Karyyk got a reaction from nosweargamer in The No Swear Gamer Atari 2600 Reviews   
    I've been watching these for a while now (subscribed) and really enjoy them. Part of that is just seeing the games in action, but most is probably how my girls react to them. I'm trying to get them to give older games a chance, but it's been a tough road so far.
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    Karyyk got a reaction from greenween in Which 2600 model are you particularly fond of?   
    I have to go with the "Fun is Back for $50" 2600 Jr. I got into things a bit later since I was born in '78 and I got it for Christmas '86. It was my first console, so that's basically what started it all for me. My original broke (the power port came off of the board...didn't have the technical knowledge or tools to fix it back then), but when I went back to get another, I went with the 2600 again. 
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    Karyyk got a reaction from RickR in Which 2600 model are you particularly fond of?   
    I have to go with the "Fun is Back for $50" 2600 Jr. I got into things a bit later since I was born in '78 and I got it for Christmas '86. It was my first console, so that's basically what started it all for me. My original broke (the power port came off of the board...didn't have the technical knowledge or tools to fix it back then), but when I went back to get another, I went with the 2600 again. 
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    Karyyk got a reaction from TrekMD in Which 2600 model are you particularly fond of?   
    I have to go with the "Fun is Back for $50" 2600 Jr. I got into things a bit later since I was born in '78 and I got it for Christmas '86. It was my first console, so that's basically what started it all for me. My original broke (the power port came off of the board...didn't have the technical knowledge or tools to fix it back then), but when I went back to get another, I went with the 2600 again. 
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    Karyyk got a reaction from MaximumRD in Which 2600 model are you particularly fond of?   
    I have to go with the "Fun is Back for $50" 2600 Jr. I got into things a bit later since I was born in '78 and I got it for Christmas '86. It was my first console, so that's basically what started it all for me. My original broke (the power port came off of the board...didn't have the technical knowledge or tools to fix it back then), but when I went back to get another, I went with the 2600 again. 
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    Karyyk reacted to Starbuck66 in 2600 games are packed!   
    Thought I'd share a pic:
     

     
    I have more boxes/boxed stuff; this was my loose stuff and my two NIB games some friends of mine gave me for Xmas last year.
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    Karyyk got a reaction from The Professor in Hyperkin - Retron 77. HD Atari 2600?   
    I'm actually really looking forward to this. I do have a 30" widescreen CRT TV that I used to use for classic consoles, but the thing is a beast and currently in storage (though I've got it ready if I ever do get a chance for a dedicated setup some day). That means I'm stuck with the HDTV, and although I think older consoles look ok on it (it's an older LG plasma), they definitely don't look their best.
     
    I have a Retron 5 and am pretty pleased with it overall, so for a quick way to play old Atari carts on a modern TV at a low price, this will work pretty well for most people. As long as they keep that price around $50, I'm almost willing to bet that there are plenty of people out there who have some old 2600 carts that they've picked-up over the years or have hung onto since they were younger (probably long after their original VCS or 2600 Jr. failed) that would pick something like this up in a heartbeat. With the also-HD Retron 1 HD selling for $40, there's no reason that they shouldn't be able to keep the price-point low, although they're probably expecting the demand for the 77 to be of a much smaller scale.
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    Karyyk reacted to BlackCatz40 in Atari Box   
    I am sure you have probably seen them by now, but I am going to post these pictures anyway.
     
    Behold the Ataribox:
     

     

     

     

     
    It does look, even without the woodgrain, like a sleek, modern-looking A2600 case. It is even elevated on the top. The black/red design reminds me of the Vader A2600. It is definitely impressive-looking, cosmetically speaking. I hope it performs as well as it looks. Thanks.
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    Karyyk got a reaction from Kid A in Super NES Classic Edition!   
    No excitement, whatsoever...
     
    $20 bucks more for fewer games kind of kill if for me (if I was ever going to be able to find it anyways). $79 seems like too high a price-point for this kind of product.
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    Karyyk got a reaction from Atari Creep in Super NES Classic Edition!   
    No excitement, whatsoever...
     
    $20 bucks more for fewer games kind of kill if for me (if I was ever going to be able to find it anyways). $79 seems like too high a price-point for this kind of product.
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    Karyyk got a reaction from Justin in Super NES Classic Edition!   
    No excitement, whatsoever...
     
    $20 bucks more for fewer games kind of kill if for me (if I was ever going to be able to find it anyways). $79 seems like too high a price-point for this kind of product.
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    Karyyk reacted to MaximumRD in Super NES Classic Edition!   
    Here is a Snes Mini as it will look after 6 months of ownership! 
     

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    Karyyk reacted to kamakazi20012 in The ONLY way to play Jaguar!   
    Couldn't resist when I seen this:
     

     
    Priceless.  I'd do it!!
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    Karyyk got a reaction from atarilbc in Your Atari "firsts" memories and experiences...   
    I remember getting mine for Christmas in '86 (we got into gaming a bit late...my father was always worried we'd turn into cave dwellers if we ever started playing them). It was the "Fun is back for $50" 2600 Jr., along with Space Invaders (Battlezone and Chopper Command followed within a week, so I usually count those as my first games). For the life of me, I don't recall us having any pictures of it, although we still have an old reel-to-reel tape recording of the request, telling my family that I wanted a "BMX Bike and an Atari system." It was the 80's after all...
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    Karyyk got a reaction from DCG in Hyperkin - Retron 77. HD Atari 2600?   
    I'm actually really looking forward to this. I do have a 30" widescreen CRT TV that I used to use for classic consoles, but the thing is a beast and currently in storage (though I've got it ready if I ever do get a chance for a dedicated setup some day). That means I'm stuck with the HDTV, and although I think older consoles look ok on it (it's an older LG plasma), they definitely don't look their best.
     
    I have a Retron 5 and am pretty pleased with it overall, so for a quick way to play old Atari carts on a modern TV at a low price, this will work pretty well for most people. As long as they keep that price around $50, I'm almost willing to bet that there are plenty of people out there who have some old 2600 carts that they've picked-up over the years or have hung onto since they were younger (probably long after their original VCS or 2600 Jr. failed) that would pick something like this up in a heartbeat. With the also-HD Retron 1 HD selling for $40, there's no reason that they shouldn't be able to keep the price-point low, although they're probably expecting the demand for the 77 to be of a much smaller scale.
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    Karyyk got a reaction from MaximumRD in Atari Box   
    I hope I'm wrong on this, but whatever the Atari Box ends up being, I have the distinct feeling that I'm going to be disappointed...
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    Karyyk got a reaction from LeeJ07 in Hah! You could settle for this NES CLASSIC MINI knockoff?   
    No HDMI, which was really the major selling point of the NES Mini (easy connection and better picture on modern TV's). The biggest curiosity here is that they went with a 9-pin Atari/Sega style connector instead of the NES one. Whatever is cheaper to make I guess...
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    Karyyk reacted to MaximumRD in Hyperkin - Retron 77. HD Atari 2600?   
    UPDATE TO MY POST #40 - RE:ANDREW STEEL form HYPERKIN - 
     
    I want to thank everyone for their input and warm welcome. Your opinions are truly important, both personally for me and for our company.   We licensed an early version of Stella, and being fully aware of its certain technological issues, our software developers continue working hard to implement the promised features. We at Hyperkin fully understand that all the newer versions are subject to different license terms, and therefore plan to ship the product with our own build. Stefan, please contact us at developer@hyperkin.com, hopefully we can negotiate the opportunity to use your newer builds, for the sake of making the product better.    What we initially plan to offer is basically a convenient piece of hardware, with a properly configured and licensed Stella (early version). It will not include any other proprietary parts of Stella code from further revisions (unless we negotiate that with Stefan). That build is expected to have the full set of features I listed in my previous post, and hopefully some more.   As an additional tinker-friendly feature, we expect to leave an opportunity (for example in a form of a service port) to install other versions of Stella -- we honor everyone's IP rights, but since it's open-source, I believe users are free to rebuild and deploy any build of Stella they want.    Also, many of you requested 7800 compatibility. I cannot really promise that at the moment, but we are working on it.    Thanks again for your support! 
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    Karyyk reacted to Keatah in Your Atari "firsts" memories and experiences...   
    Gosh I never thought to go through the "hundreds" of cassettes I still have of the old days. We used to leave a recorder running a lot of the times when playing video games. Not unlike the rambling youtube commentaries of today. There's gotta be some classic moments in there!
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    Karyyk got a reaction from Arenafoot in Your Atari "firsts" memories and experiences...   
    I remember getting mine for Christmas in '86 (we got into gaming a bit late...my father was always worried we'd turn into cave dwellers if we ever started playing them). It was the "Fun is back for $50" 2600 Jr., along with Space Invaders (Battlezone and Chopper Command followed within a week, so I usually count those as my first games). For the life of me, I don't recall us having any pictures of it, although we still have an old reel-to-reel tape recording of the request, telling my family that I wanted a "BMX Bike and an Atari system." It was the 80's after all...
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    Karyyk got a reaction from jmjustin6 in Nintendo WII U 8gb or 32gb? Does it matter?   
    Sorry that the deal didn't go through. When you do have another one, I'm just going to say that it really doesn't matter, because either way you're going to have to get an external hard drive (a lot of data gets written locally, even with physical games). I haven't bought a huge amount of games for it (mostly the older Virtual Console games and a few Wii downloads that were on sale, like the Metroid Prime Trilogy), but I'm using a 500GB Western Digital drive and it's around halfway full. Please note that you'll probably need to get a USB Y adapter so that you get enough power out of the Wii U's USB ports to reliably run the drive (apparently, unless the drive is powered, trying to run it from one runs the risk of corrupting data).
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    Karyyk got a reaction from RickR in Kay-Bee Memories   
    I really do miss Kay Bee, and it kind of saddens me that my kids will never experience it (along with Babbages, it was the only reason that I ever really enjoyed anything associated with entering a mall). You never really knew what you were going to get when you walked in there. It was one of the few places I can remember going to get 2600 games when I was a kid (along with Roses and K-Mart, I believe), and later I would hit it up regularly for Jaguar stuff. Good times...long gone.
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    Karyyk got a reaction from TrekMD in Hyperkin - Retron 77. HD Atari 2600?   
    I'm actually really looking forward to this. I do have a 30" widescreen CRT TV that I used to use for classic consoles, but the thing is a beast and currently in storage (though I've got it ready if I ever do get a chance for a dedicated setup some day). That means I'm stuck with the HDTV, and although I think older consoles look ok on it (it's an older LG plasma), they definitely don't look their best.
     
    I have a Retron 5 and am pretty pleased with it overall, so for a quick way to play old Atari carts on a modern TV at a low price, this will work pretty well for most people. As long as they keep that price around $50, I'm almost willing to bet that there are plenty of people out there who have some old 2600 carts that they've picked-up over the years or have hung onto since they were younger (probably long after their original VCS or 2600 Jr. failed) that would pick something like this up in a heartbeat. With the also-HD Retron 1 HD selling for $40, there's no reason that they shouldn't be able to keep the price-point low, although they're probably expecting the demand for the 77 to be of a much smaller scale.
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