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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from Justin in Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Expo - Pics   
    Thoughts: Where would the collector world be without clear plastic tubs?
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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Atari ST Gamer Magazine™   
    Great magazine! Looks like you put a lot of effort into it and into posting it here. It makes me want to get back into playing with my ST. I'm kinda curious about that cd drive. And why do I feel like I'm opening a can of worms by asking who in the heck is Kieren Hawken?
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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from Justin in Who has the munchies?   
    Kung Food has one of the craziest premises of any game I've seen on an Atari system. Maybe only 2nd to Ninja Golf. Collision detection is horrible though so if yours is mint you might want to keep it that way. Here's a CGR review on the game
     

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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Who has the munchies?   
    Kung Food has one of the craziest premises of any game I've seen on an Atari system. Maybe only 2nd to Ninja Golf. Collision detection is horrible though so if yours is mint you might want to keep it that way. Here's a CGR review on the game
     

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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from Rowsdower70 in Your first car   
    My first car was a 1985 Audi Quattro. They were great cars. BBC's Ashes to Ashes made the Quattro look extra cool
     

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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from MaximumRD in Xevious   
    This is one of my all-time favorite games on an Atari system! Never thought about playing it with a 2600 Joystick though, I'm gonna have to try that out.
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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from Bakerman in Centipede   
    Easily one of the greatest, most addictive arcade games of all time.
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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from RickR in The Last True Atari   
    I must first preface this by saying I have a soft spot for the Jaguar too. Yes, it failed to steal the spotlight from Nintendo and Sega but it was a valiant effort from an underdog who put out some decent games on a console that was years ahead of its time. It hurts my heart to see it so deeply maligned, often unfairly. That happens a lot with Atari, from E.T. all the way up to the Jaguar. I love the Jag very much and respect it for what it is. With that said, I don't want what I'm about to say to sound like a bash.
     
    I had a pre-release console in November, 1993 and totally bought into the Bit Wars that had been going on ever since Genesis and TurboGrafx-16 went that route against Nintendo. "64-Bit! That means Jaguar is EIGHT TIMES better than the NES!" I proclaimed to my friends, who looked at me with a tremendous amount of skepticism. 
     
    It became a tradition to have all the friends over for gaming Friday after class. At first everybody wanted to see the Jaguar. In 1993 Cybermorph came across as really impressive. Tempest became a group favorite.
     
    Shortly after these gaming get-togethers became routine, somebody asked about the Atari 7800 sitting under the TV next to the Jaguar. "What games does that Atari play?" asked a friend, picking up the joystick and examining it oddly like a foreign object that fell from space. A decade after its release, with everybody in the room looking on, I put in Centipede and started it on Team Play. From that point on, nothing would ever be the same. We'd still play the Jag, but EVERYBODY came to play these classic arcade games on the 7800, and they would show up energized and excited. Even 2600 games like Warlords did well. We spent countless Friday afternoons playing Dig Dug, Xevious, Joust, Galaga and the rest, but Centipede would remain the favorite among the group.
     
    So to be completely honest, what I love most about "the last true Atari" is that it taught me the most important lesson I would ever learn about play value in Silicon Valley: "Graphics don't make the game."
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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Pole Position II   
    I love these!
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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from Yo-Yo in Cheap source for RF to Coaxial adapters !   
    Video 61 has them for $9. I just ordered a pair not too long ago, one for my Vader and one for my 7800. They're the original Atari Service RF Cables.
     
    http://members.tcq.net/video61/2600new.html
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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from AlamoAtari in Atari 2600 VCS adapter for 5200   
    That's a great video MaximumRD. I came on here to post your VCS adapter videos but I'm glad to see you beat me to it  :ph34r:
     
    Here is a picture of the adapter and its retail packaging
     
     

     
     

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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from The Professor in Forza 6 TV commercial pays tribute to retro racing games (VIDEO)   
    https://youtu.be/0O1OrTcfqBI
     
    You'll spot moments from Gran Trak 10, Pole Position, Out Run (or maybe it's Rad Racer?) and Ridge Racer
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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from StormSurge in Hello Atari I/O Community!   
    This guy is a legit YouTube & Classic Gaming Legend. Have you seen his videos? I'm really glad you're part of this community MaximumRD! I've followed your videos for some time, and now with your above post aboot your family & personal life I feel like I know you even better.
     
    I've found the Atari I/O Community to be a breath of fresh air. It's a very warm and welcoming place, a small community filled with bright minds and dedicated retro gamers. It's because of people like MaximumRD that make it this way. 
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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from StormSurge in Forza 6 TV commercial pays tribute to retro racing games (VIDEO)   
    https://youtu.be/0O1OrTcfqBI
     
    You'll spot moments from Gran Trak 10, Pole Position, Out Run (or maybe it's Rad Racer?) and Ridge Racer
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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from AtariBrian in Your first car   
    My first car was a 1985 Audi Quattro. They were great cars. BBC's Ashes to Ashes made the Quattro look extra cool
     

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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from RickR in Wanted: ion iCade   
    That's a nice use of a Rasp Pi
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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from StormSurge in Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto explaining World 1-1 level design   
    The level design of Mario games is usually simple, gradually teaching the player what they should be doing. Ideas are introduced in a safe space, and then the safety nets are removed so the player can put those lessons into action before the challenges become more complex. In this video Miyamoto walks through World 1-1, and you get to see that design philosophy in action.
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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from The Professor in War Games (1983) Poster by James White aka Signal Noise   
    I like his Rocketeer comic book covers
     

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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from RickR in California Games Anthology Chapter 3: The Lauren Adventure   
    That was such a good read. Your best blog entry yet
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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from MaximumRD in War Games (1983) Poster by James White aka Signal Noise   
    I like his Rocketeer comic book covers
     

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    Fire_In_The_Valley got a reaction from Justin in California Games Anthology Chapter 3: The Lauren Adventure   
    That was such a good read. Your best blog entry yet
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    Fire_In_The_Valley reacted to Justin in California Games Anthology Chapter 3: The Lauren Adventure   
    Chapter 3: The Lauren Adventure: http://www.atari.io/atari-lynx-california-games-3/
     
     
    I've published the third chapter in a four-part anthology chronicling my lifetime of adventures with California Games and the Atari Lynx. It’s being published in four chapters over the course of the summer. This chapter tells the story of my best friend Jon and I falling head over heels for two girls, and an adventure we took one summer in middle school.
     
    I almost posted this in the "Adventures & Memories" forum as much of this chapter pertains more to the adventure we took than to the Lynx itself, though California Games and the Atari Lynx are central to the story. I share some pictures and memories from when I was young, and share a side of my life I don't often put online. That's me in the picture above, on the left. If you've ever wondered about who's running this website, this blog post will hopefully be an interesting and sometimes funny way of getting to know me. You can read Chapter 3 here.
     
    California Games Anthology concludes next month with Chapter 4: The Misadventures of Bodacious Greg.
     
    Enjoy!
     
     
    Justin 

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    Fire_In_The_Valley reacted to Arenafoot in War Games (1983) Poster by James White aka Signal Noise   
    How about the new series coming to Comedy Central......has that 80's neon feel to it:

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    Fire_In_The_Valley reacted to StormSurge in Survivor Football (Yahoo)   
    In my quest to have some sort of Atari.IO fantasy football fun, I went with something a little less involved.
    Behold the Atari.IO Survivor Football pool.
    For those of you not familiar with how a survivor pool works, all you need to do is pick one team to win each week. If that team wins, you survive and pick again the next week. If they lose, you're down. The catch is that you can only pick each team once.
     
    Another twist is that I set it up where you have two strikes, so you won't be eliminated until you choose incorrectly twice. I did that because I'm afraid we won't have that many participants, so this will make the contest last a little longer.
     
    Here's where to sign up:
    https://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/survival
     
    Click "Join a Private Group"
    Group ID: #2861
    Password: stella
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    Fire_In_The_Valley reacted to nosweargamer in Atari I/O Retro Junk Box!   
    Alright guys. I'm officially starting the Atari.io Retro Junk Box!
    What it is: Someone (me this time) fills a large USPS Priority Mail Flate Rate Box full of retro related items and sends it to another member. They take out what they want, fill it back up and send it to the next person. It keeps going until it returns to the original sender.
     
    History: The first Retro Junk Box started as a collaboration between The Retro League and Cartoon Retrocast podcasts. It has also been done by The Retroist and The Retro Junkies Network.
     
    Who can participate: This is open to members in good standing who have reached Orange Status (or successful traders here) and above, live in the US and have been active in the forums or chats during the last month. (See your avatar to see the fruits you have earned)
     
    What is required: Participants must send the box out within 3 days of getting it, pay for the postage to send it out ($17.90 in store or $15.80 online) and must post a photo or video of what they took out. (leave the rest as a mystery!)
     
    Other Notes: Since it is free to do so with Priority Mail, I would insure the box for $50 to help pay to fill another one in the unlikely event that the USPS ever lost it. Please keep the box mostly (at least 51%) gaming related. Newer items are ok if they are retro related in some way. Please try to be fair in what you replace value wise and please no duplicate games on the same system. Please avoid putting in broken items/games if possible. Feel free to reuse and decorate the box!
     
    If you meet the requirements and agree to the terms, please let me know by responding to the thread along with what state you are located in so I can begin to order the list. DO NOT POST YOUR FULL ADDRESS HERE
    Also, if you want to be the first to get the box, let me know. Normally hints aren't given, but for the first person the box has been filled and includes some Nintendo stuff, Atari stuff and one nice, larger Sega item.
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