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  1. YAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to JUSTIN !!!!

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    2. Rowsdower70
    3. Justin

      Justin

      THANKS GUYS! Thanks for thinking of me on my bday!

    4. Video 61

      Video 61

      Happy Birthday Justin!

  2. !!!!!! I cannot believe that tomorrow, Sat Feb 11th, it is my Birthday, ok well, I can believe that, what I cannot believe is I am turning 49! HOLY CRAP !

  3. Hey! What's everyone up to? 🤔😎

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    2. Justin

      Justin

      What shows are you and Melissa enjoying this weekend? 📺

    3. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Oh, we watch a variety, many are UK based, detective shows, things like that. I think one is based in Finland called Arctic Circle (aka Ivalo) It is mostly English with subtitles when needed.  - summary "Arctic Circle (aka Ivalo) is set in the unforgiving polar region, amidst the icy landscapes of Finnish Lapland. After Nina Kautsalo, a Finnish police officer, finds a dying prostitute in an old cabin in the wilderness, the ensuing criminal investigation takes a surprise twist when a deadly virus is discovered in the prostitute's blood. However, when Thomas Lorenz, a German virologist, travels to Lapland to investigate the virus, he and Nina suddenly find themselves in the middle of an exceedingly unusual criminal investigation."  - HONESTLY most of the shows and series, even various talk shows and comedy specials etc, I would say the majority of what we watch are based outside of USA / Hollywood etc.

      Nordic Noir is quite interesting as well 😎 Every so often a new "network" or american show or series catches our eye, we cannot resist checking it out but usually we are reminded how drawn out and overly dramatic that stuff is especially once you have experienced shows outside of Hollywood / USA. Typically american series, say a TV crime drama for example that run 23 episodes in a season gets like half that in a UK series, just needlessly drawn out. That said, we still watch specific Hollywood films and even more specific TV series and shows, there is so much variety of what to watch now that we tend to be pickier than ever because there is always a backlog of shows. We STREAM a LOT as well, off various, let's just say hosting sites that one would be wise to use Ad Blockers on 😛 Not a problem 🦜🏴‍☠️For some time we have a nice setup, the main desktop GPU hooked up to the main desktop monitor as well our SHARP 43' 4k Roku TV, for streaming full screen, even Melissa has gotten into Youtube big time, it is AMAZING the content you can find from those foreign shows I mentioned to stuff she watches for her gardening tips to highlights of talent shows etc.

      Endless content. There is always something playing / streaming on the big TV, often I am half watching whatever she is watching while simultaneously I am multitasking sitting in front of the desktop monitor with a earbud on one ear as I also still browsing forums, Facebook and sites 😆There are very few shows where I will "unplug" and give it my full undecided attention. So much to watch and so little time I have even found myself dropping shows and series I had been watching religiously for years because again, it's just the same thing over and over and over. Instead, enjoy checking out new shows and series I'd have never considered or even known about before stumbling onto streaming and hosting sites. Sometimes it can be tricky finding roper subtitles for a show that looks promising but the majority of the time, mostly because I am a persistent and stubborn SOB I find it. Then on top of all that, I have a folder full of movies ready to pick from whenever we want a break from shows. IT IS AMAZING how much our habits and viewing has changed even in the past 10 years. Back in the day I had a library of VHS, THAN DVD's and skipped the whole BluRay going straight to streaming, DOWNLOADING - AHEM - and now everything is viewed either off a streaming site or off the hard drive and I still have literally binders of movies / tv shows on DVD copies I will likely dispose of at some point, never envisioned that. 

    4. Justin

      Justin

      WOW that's a lot of interesting stuff to watch! Sounds very interesting and High I.Q.. Foreign shows and British documentaries are always interesting to me. I'll have to check Ivalo out, thanks for the recommendation 😎

  4. Whelp, time to dispose of the old VHS and tapes of old home movies! 😜😎

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    2. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      I think I will always keep 1 VCR, I don't know, I have this worry for some reason I will want to record on it specifically to create something with that VCR effect, though I plan to get rid of most tapes, which seems difficult here for some reason, I don't want to pay and I don't want to end up in landfill, not sure allowed to throw in garbage? Nobody seems to want to accept used recording tapes 😜But anyway, as I was saying, yeah keep one VCR and oddly I have a few multi-packs of UNUSED and SEALED Fuji and Maxwell tapes because they were left downstairs (we have an "area" downstairs where fellow residents just leave things they think others might want) so if I DO want to record something on VHS I have nice unused tapes. I am always torn letting things go but also can never resist items that meet two criteria 1. Free 2. New. 

    3. RickR

      RickR

      I know those feelings so well!

      On the pre-recorded tapes, my local library took them to sell in their little store.  A thrift store took the sealed blank tapes.  And sadly, the tapes with my recordings on them all went in the trash (I did recycle the cardboard sleeves). 

      Funny story:  Just yesterday, my son was in a panic because the power cord to his laptop was broken.  No problem, I pulled out a shoebox full of power bricks and cords and found an exact match.  So it's good to keep some things sometimes, as long as there is room to store them.

       

    4. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Yes! I LOVE that feeling, the SONY VAIO laptop I found, it is ancient and slow but beautiful, the only thing was, no PSU sitting in the electronics bin with it, no problem, I had one that I snagged ages ago, the exact spec model, I was pretty damn happy about that! 

  5. 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. Atari 5200 Guy

      Atari 5200 Guy

      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.

  6. I don't and likely will never, own an Atari Jaguar....I think I am OK with that. 😜

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    2. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      I no longer own a Amiga CD32, but would love to own ANYTHING AMIGA,however that is unlikely at this point as well. 😢Oddly, I DO own 3DO and CD-i consoles...because the world is cruel. 🤔😜

    3. Justin

      Justin

      So why CD32, 3DO and CD-i but no room for Jaguar?

    4. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Not about room, well not just about room, it just turned out that way while I was still actively collecting, at this point I could say the same about many consoles / handhelds / computers. 😉When I still HAD a CD32 it was because of my love for Commodore /Amiga, CD-i & 3DO because I happened upon great deals and I was curious since I never had much exposure to them. I never came upon a Jaguar let alone a good deal on one while I was actively collecting so at this point with no funds left for my hobby while out of space long ago (lately I am contributing more to our electronics recycling bin 😜) it just seems so unlikely, on top of the fact Jag stuff seems to go for a premium now, the few games I might be interested in just don't warrant it. To be clear, I am not "hating" on the Jag, I just literally come to terms with he fact I will likely never own one and I have accepted that, which is all I was trying to convey with my original comment 🍺

  7.  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. Atari 5200 Guy

      Atari 5200 Guy

      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.

  8. Sad news....Ben E. King, soul legend who sang 'Stand By Me,' dead at 76

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    2. Yo-Yo

      Yo-Yo

      B.B. King is receiving hospice care and about to pass too

    3. greenween

      greenween

      Thanks for sharing MaxRD, sad to hear though.

    4. Rowsdower70

      Rowsdower70

      I just read that Yo-Yo. Sad times to see so many legends slip away.


  9. 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. 

       

  10. Und now I am a MOD! MWHAHAHAHAHAHA THE POWER !!!!! Er, I mean....cool beans....

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    4. Greyfox

      Greyfox

      Congrats Rob, I'm sure it will be like being He-man, I've got the POWER!!! :)

       

  11. Spent 6+ hours overnight in Kelowna Hospital Emergency. Woke up around 1:30am this past Friday night experiencing severe upper back that not only made sleep impossible but greatly hindered my upper mobility, as well interfered with my breathing, deep breathes inhaling was very painful and laying flat just about impossible. Long story short an effect of Postural Kyphosis. Years of bad posture and slouching likely due to my low self esteem and bouts of depression.

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    2. RickR

      RickR

      You have friends here, man! I hope you feel better soon, and game on!

       

    3. The Professor

      The Professor

      It's important to feel good about yourself MaximumRD!!

    4. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Thanks all much appreciated!

  12. Sigh......I've not uploaded a video in some time and truthfully just don't feel like it. I have even started making a video 2-3 times over the last few weeks but then stop because just not feeling it, hope this is a phase :(

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    2. The Professor

      The Professor

      We'll have to change that ;-)

    3. Rowsdower70

      Rowsdower70

      I hope YouTuber block goes away quickly! I enjoy everyone's vids.

    4. leolinden

      leolinden

      I'm working on mine. School starts soon though...

  13. Finally went and saw DEADPOOL tonight, loved it, that is all......

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    2. DeLorean

      DeLorean

      Wasn't it crowdfunded or something?

    3. greenween

      greenween

      My daughter just started her first job at a theater so Im gonna see it for free tomorrow! Hearing good things.

    4. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      @DeLorean I do not beleive so, it was brought to attention of the public with terrific viral marketing convincing the studio that fans wanted it and wanted a "proper" Deadpool movie and it worked out for all involved big time.

  14. And here I am co-accepting :) Youtuber of the month. Thanks again all who voted. Note my segment starts @ 19 minutes into the video if you wish to see my acceptance and nominations.  http://forums.atari.io/index.php/topic/2356-hope-my-friends-here-can-throw-me-a-bone-and-save-me-a-little-embarrassment/?do=findComment&comment=23887

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    3. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      @TheProfessor Hah Nope! The people who are eligible are the nominees I made and grubgun (the guy I tied with) made. I was eligible last month because the last winner Kitt171 nominated me and so it goes. Thanks though. Last time I was eligible was several years ago but I was up against a very popular Youtuber that thrashed me lol. I suspect I wont be up again anytime soon.

    4. Zontar

      Zontar

      congrats on your big win maximumrd!

  15. RE: N64 😎 I am a huge Resident Evil games fan so of course even though my first experience of it was on Playstation I simply HAD to own a original N64 cart as shown. It's just loose cart and I have not played it in years (Hope it still saves?) but it is one of only a handful of original N64 carts I still own as I use my Everdrive mostly. Still, look forward to trying it out again soon, what they achieved on a N64 cart was impressive. 😍

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    2. RickR

      RickR

      There is something very special about the N64, despite all the criticism.  Plugging in a cartridge and playing straight-away makes it a throwback to the oldest days of gaming.  Sweetness.

      Enjoy that game and let us know how it goes. 

    3. Atari 5200 Guy

      Atari 5200 Guy

      The N64 was the last of the cartridge systems.  I have to admit that I admire that console.  It has some great games both 1st and 3rd party.  Midway supported it very well as did Rare. I have a lot of good memories on the console with the RUSH series and the Rare platformer/adventure games (Gemini, Conker, Banjo, Perfect Dark, etc.).  I could listen to the Cruis' N World theme all day long and not get tired of it.  The only aspect of the N64 I had issues with were with the controllers.  I would wear out the thumbsticks in about three months.  And it was hard for me to find aftermarket controllers that were comfortable.  It's just a neat and unique system to own with fun choices of colors, only cartridge system to make use of an expansion port (for something other than a CD-ROM), and is overall pleasing to use.  The controllers are surprisingly comfortable and easy to use and they don't cause cramps.

      I've never played RE on the N64, only on PS.  I'd like to know how it stands up today.  Oh...F-Zero on the N64 is a no-brainer.  That's a must-own N64 title! 

    4. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      😎😉Now, I typically use my Everdrive but I have a pretty small but ok collection of original carts. I think I got most in a lot some time back, Ogre Battle 64 was sent to me from a fellow youtuber who said it was a good one. I would definitely play most of these happily though Quest 64 I have heard is not so great? Also, I am not much of a Pokemon fan in any capacity but I think it requires a separate accessory pak which I have but it is missing the Mic that plugs into it. Anyone know if I can plug any mic with a plug that fits? Maybe the mic from my Dreamcast vmu for playing Seaman? That would be a funny alternative. Of course Shadows of the Empire, Resident Evil 2 and Goldeneye are my favorites, of the rest does anyone have a favorite or even one you cannot stand? Thanks.image.jpeg.3fadf1188e2d9ccdac5568e9312c9467.jpeg

  16. lol SO JUST now hit 4000 "subscribers" on Youtube, the last few 100 due to a bigger Youtuber mentioning MaximumRD in a recent video. That is cool I guess though 90% don't actually watch my content which is fine as I will never monetize. NOW if I can just get out of this funk and feel like making videos again...

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    3. Justin

      Justin

      You always make great videos Rob! When you're feeling it, you'll know it and you'll know exactly what you want to do :)

    4. Yo-Yo

      Yo-Yo

      I hope this website brings you lots of motivation :-)

  17. Was shocked to find a cool classic gaming itme in our Condo Electronics recycling Bin today! Video coming later.........

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    3. Justin

      Justin

      I just watched! How awesome is that!?!

    4. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      I know right? needless to say I had to make sure I was not hallucinating lol

  18. An Atari-themed hotel is planned for Las Vegas, officials recently announced. 😜

    Is that where the AtariVCS backer money is being redirected? 
    Fox News - CHECK
    Via "Globalnewswhire" - CHECK
    Rendered mock up images - CHECK
    Oh sure that'll happen........😜🙄😆😆😆😆😆😆

    https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/atari-themed-hotel-planned-for-las-vegas/article_99e84832-4153-11ea-9327-179cc823c636.html

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    2. Atari 5200 Guy

      Atari 5200 Guy

      I just found this on MSN.  Atari gets a percentage of what the hotels bring in plus $600,000 just for signing the deal.  I hope they use that money to finish the Atari VCS project they started.  I'd hate to think of all those backers not getting what was promised to them.

    3. RickR

      RickR

      My opinion:  whatever/meh.  But one thing that bothers me is how something like this gets posted 100 times on the various facebook retro feeds. 

    4. Atari 5200 Guy

      Atari 5200 Guy

      I've been getting news on the Atari Hotels for a couple of days now.  It even made ABC news all day long.

  19. 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.

  20. Currently 25c / 77f here in beautiful Kelowna BC Canada, just got back home from a new Italian place where we had Meatball and Sicilian sandwiches and Cappuccino's, we brought home some Gelato (2 flavors Dark Chocolate and LIME ! Have a great weekend everybody!

    1. Yo-Yo

      Yo-Yo

      What a great life!

    2. The Professor

      The Professor

      mm now I'm hungry for Italian for dinner

    3. MaximumRD
  21. Wife and I going out for a nice Dinner! - IF I DON'T GET BACK ON TIME TO SAY IT HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!

    1. Cousin Mike

      Cousin Mike

      hey man thank you for wishing me and all a happy new year< i hope you have one to man, i hope you and Melissa have a great dinner, talk to you soon.

    2. Justin

      Justin

      Have a great New Years Eve celebration MaximumRD! :)

    3. Doctor Octagon
  22. Much to my won surprise after 5+ moths I am finally back with a fun little video! Check it out wont you? http://forums.atari.io/index.php/topic/39-maximumrds-youtube-videos/page-2?do=findComment&comment=14081

    1. Rowsdower70
    2. The Professor

      The Professor

      This is a happy surprise MaximumRD!! So happy to see The Captain back in the saddle again!

    3. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Thanks guys means a lot!

    1. Justin

      Justin

      This is sad and frustrating. I'm a huge Twin Peaks fan. Thankful they brought some resolution to Hank and Norma's storyline but wish they'd stop wasting time and start filming Season 4. And now this.

    2. greenween

      greenween

      I was shocked to get home last night and see this. I agree Justin. Seeing Ed and Norma get closure was one of my many favorite parts of The Return.  Sadly, at this point I can't imagine season 4 will ever happen. Of course, Lynch is capable of anything.

    3. Justin

      Justin

      @greenween They keep hinting at it. Showtime wants to do it. Kyle MacLachlan says Lynch has more stores. Lynch hints at it. They need to do it and go make it now before there's no one left.

  23. WELL GANG FYI - MUCH to my surprise I was just messaged by Chris aka NovaBug, I TIED for YOUTUBER of the month, which is incredible considering how rarely I upload these days. TO BE CLEAR I TIED with Grubgun which is fine as I totally expected to lose by a landslide but thanks to my begging and all of you who took pity on me and voted I tied, we each got 36 votes :)

    1. Sabertooth

      Sabertooth

      Awesome! Congrats!

    2. greenween

      greenween

      That's awesome man!!!

    3. Justin

      Justin

      Congratulations MaximumRD! Let's try again next month :)

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