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    RIP John Carl Buechler. 😥If you’re a horror fan, you’ve undoubtedly seen many of his amazing creations in your favorite films. Re-Animator, Ghoulies, Elm Street 4, TerrorVision - and not to mention, he directed Friday the 13th part VII, The New Blood. What a damn legend.

    https://twitter.com/CAVITYCOLORS/status/1107640687657394176

    1. RickR

      RickR

      This one really shook me to my bones.  52.  That's right in my wheelhouse. 

      May he rest in peace. 

       

    2. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Too young.  Simply too young.  I think mentally we all expect to live a long life but hearing things like this make you realize you really need to live everyday to the best quality you can.  My heart, prayers, and sympathy go out to Perry's family and friends. 


  2. So...............this is 51 huh? 🤔🎂

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    2. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Thanks guys! 🍻

    3. RadioPoultry

      RadioPoultry

      Happy birthday! 🎂

    4. RickR

      RickR

      I will also be 51 in 2019, so cheers to us old farts. 

       

  3. RIP Dick Miller character actor in 100's of films. He was 90 so a good long life. 🍻😢https://variety.com/2019/film/news/dick-miller-dead-dies-gremlins-terminator-1203124265/

  4. 😢(CNN)James Ingram, the soulful, smooth voice behind R&B hits like "Just Once" and "I Don't Have The Heart," has died at the age of 66.

     
    Ingram's longtime friend and creative partner, Debbie Allen, confirmed the news of his passing to CNN on Tuesday.
    "I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir," Allen wrote in a tribute on Twitter. "He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name."
     
  5. An  eerie coincidence to start off 2019 ? All on same day? “3 celebrities dead at the age of 76 and all had nicknames / altar egos — R.I.P. “Mean” Gene Okerlund, “Super Dave” Bob Einstein, and “The Captain” Daryl Dragon,” 😮😢

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Really going to miss The Captain 👨‍✈️

  6.  I cannot believe it, just after my video the other day and I said I never find anything good in electronic recycling during holidays? Today I found a laptop! Guess someone got a new one for Christmas, in take, great condition, Silver 14 or 15' HP Pavilion! Of course could not log in, don't know specs yet but it came with WINDOWS 8 so already better than the old HP Pavilion I was playing with Linux. Will make a great secondary laptop. Looked it up and running recovery mode on it NOW.

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    2. Justin

      Justin

      That's incredible. Why would somebody just throw that out? You know that might be good just for doing MAME and other stuff.

    3. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Considering the timing I suspect someone got a nice new powerful laptop for Xmas 😛 Ah well, fine by me, they literally sat it gently on top with the power supply right beside it. Guess they figured nobody could log in anyway but hey in the wrong hands....fortunately for them instead of bothering to access the hard drive by various methods to bypass the login password or hook up to an externally to look at the files, I just looked up how to access HP RECOVERY and after setting it to original stock install of WIn 8 since it is a valid license I was able to update free to Win 10. Not the fastest CPU but it is still better than the previous old HP laptop I found a few years back (I use that with Linux MINT). There are a lot of older retirees here as well so who knows? Maybe someone bought gramps a new laptop and he just placed the old one in the bin. I figure better I got it than someone else or having it actually end up at the recycle depot 😛 

    4. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Let's see.  AMD architecture, Radeon GPU, and 4 GB of RAM?  That sounds like a basic gaming laptop setup.  Would be perfect for some Steam games and definitely MAME.  Amazing what you find in that recycle bin.  Just goes to show you that good things come to those that wait.

    1. Justin

      Justin

      So sad to see this. I had no idea she was 75. I thought she was a bit younger, a contemporary of Ron Howard.

  7. You know it saddens me that SEGA has never matched the quality / quantity / fun that they generated back in the 8-16 bit era. 😐

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    2. Justin

      Justin

      I might be interested in purchasing or trading for one of those Dreamcasts if you ever consider letting one go. I bought one the day they came out but let it go many years ago. It's one of the few systems I don't currently have. I was living those VMU Dreams in the late '90s.

    3. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      I love Dreamcast. Sadly mine is starting to get finicky about reading discs. It won't play half my games anymore.

    4. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      The only Sega hardware I felt was a waste was the Sega CD and 32X add-ons.  Sonic CD was the only Sega CD game I could find in my area worth anything and Star Wars was fun on the 32X.  I never found any of the other games for these that were worth the purchase price.  Well I did find Sol-Fease on the Sega CD which was a fun shooter and had the six pack on CD as well but nothing spectacular.

      Saturn I enjoyed with Daytona, Virtua Cop, Sonic Blast, WipeOut, Tomb Raider, D, Darius, and The Horde.  My only wish is that it could have got the same third party games that PlayStation got.  It might have too if Sega didn't shoot themselves in the foot releasing the system too early.

      Dreamcast I absolutely love!  It was a game changer, underappreciated, undervalued, hardware.  It set standards and started the whole online gaming aspect.  I got a PS2 only after Sega left the hardware part of gaming.  And that was only to get Gran Turismo 3 A Spec.  I supported Dreamcast spiritually.  I wanted it to succeed.  It must have if Sega couldn't keep up with the demands and pre orders.

  8. Loving the new site the more I use it. In my video game art thread I noticed how easy it is to upload multiple images /attachments now. Starting to really see the benefits! Great work JUSTIN and all involved! Atari. io is better than ever! 🍻😘

    1. Justin

      Justin

      THANK YOU ROB!! That means so much coming from you. We're very fortunate to have you as part of the forums. I'm glad you like it! We're all averse to change in some way. I think the more you get used to the new site though the more you'll love it. Uploading is better, personal profiles are really cool, member blogs look awesome, and the "Topics" box on the top right shows shows topics with new unread content, not just "new" topics. This feels like a big leap ahead! 🕹️

    2. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Definitely the more I use and adjust I am digging it more and more.  

    3. Justin

      Justin

      THANK YOU!! I hope it never stops impressing you. It really has turned out to be a great site. Just takes a little getting used to.

  9. "Winamp, it really whips the llama's ass!"

  10. "Winamp, it really whips the llama's ass!"

  11. Sony reveals full game list for the PlayStation Classic and opens pre-orders https://gbatemp.net/threads/sony-reveals-full-game-list-for-the-playstation-classic-and-opens-pre-orders.522026/

    1. Atari Creep

      Atari Creep

      Lots of people are very disappointed in the full line up. Not too sure what they expected. I have my wish list but know it would be too much to license some of the games. Oh well.

  12. NEWS[R.I.P.] ‘Return of the Living Dead’ and ‘Poltergeist’ Star James Karen Has Died https://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3529434/r-p-return-living-dead-poltergeist-star-james-karen-died/

    1. Atari Creep

      Atari Creep

      Oh no. That sucks. Such a great character actor.

  13. RIP Scott Wilson Dead at 76 His first film was 'In the Heat of the Night,' and he also stood out in 'The Ninth Configuration,' 'Dead Man Walking' and 'Monster.' https://tvline.com/2018/10/06/scott-wilson-dead-76-dies-walking-dead-actor/

  14. Carlos Ezquerra From 2000 AD Comics Has Passed Away. Creator Of The Iconic Judge Dredd And Many Other Titles

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Sad to hear this.

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