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    DegasElite got a reaction from HDN in Who had one of these back when they were new?   
    I also received my first A2600 in 1982. My mother bought it from her sister for about $130.00 in 1982 dollar figures. It's gone now, probably stolen, but I have an A2600 Jr Short Rainbow that still works. It's a lot of fun even to this very day.
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    DegasElite got a reaction from Gianna in Who had one of these back when they were new?   
    I received my first and brand new A7800 around Christmas 1987. I hugged the thing. I was upset because I thought it was not there. But, my parents hid it behind the stereo. Funny. I was pleased, though. :O)
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    DegasElite got a reaction from socrates63 in Who had one of these back when they were new?   
    I received my first and brand new A7800 around Christmas 1987. I hugged the thing. I was upset because I thought it was not there. But, my parents hid it behind the stereo. Funny. I was pleased, though. :O)
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    DegasElite got a reaction from socrates63 in Favorite Breakfast?   
    I like for breakfast:
    Scrambled eggs and bacon
    Quiche (at times), or egg bake
    Toast with peanut butter
    That would be about it, really.
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    DegasElite got a reaction from socrates63 in Favorite Breakfast?   
    I have been to Giordano's Pizza, Pizzeria Uno, the ESPN Zone, and Buca di Beppo in Downtown Chicago. It was a fun time there. :O)
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    DegasElite got a reaction from HDN in socrates63's gaming collection and setup   
    Thanks for the info, socrates63. I will look further into this. :O)
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    DegasElite reacted to socrates63 in socrates63's gaming collection and setup   
    Good to know that this is a common issue. I've always been afraid that I might damage the console. The cracking-the-ring solution sounds tempting.
    Speaking of tight fits, I got this attachment "Lock-on 2600" for the 7800 to solve the issue of tight 2600 cartridges or 3P 2600 cartridges that simply wouldn't fit (looking at you, Demon Attack) into a 7800. It's very well made. I bought it a month or two before buying an actual 2600 to play 2600 games. I suppose if you're using a Harmony cart to play 2600 on the 7800, then it's not necessary. I found it interesting and wanted to try it out anyway.

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    DegasElite reacted to socrates63 in socrates63's gaming collection and setup   
    I bought it from AtariAge forum user ChrisKewl. You can find more info in this AA thread.
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    DegasElite got a reaction from HDN in socrates63's gaming collection and setup   
    Where would someone find this apparatus? Interesting approach. :O)
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    DegasElite got a reaction from HDN in socrates63's gaming collection and setup   
    "I just use my 2600 junior for those games."
    Yeah, that's what I would use as well. Why alter a cartridge that can be worth something to fit in a system (that could also be worth something in unaltered mint condition)  when you have another system to play it on? I like Atari's proclivity toward being prolific with multiple game systems. After all, aside for the computer lines, Atari released six retail gaming platforms. That's dedication. :O)
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    DegasElite got a reaction from socrates63 in socrates63's gaming collection and setup   
    Where would someone find this apparatus? Interesting approach. :O)
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    DegasElite got a reaction from socrates63 in socrates63's gaming collection and setup   
    Mine, three. It can be hard to insert and take out the third-party carts. Some Atari-manufactured carts can be like that, too. So, I think that every A7800 owner has had that issue. Nothing big. It's just irritating at times, especially when you insert it and it doesn't go all the way in the cartridge port. :O)
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    DegasElite got a reaction from HDN in socrates63's gaming collection and setup   
    Mine, three. It can be hard to insert and take out the third-party carts. Some Atari-manufactured carts can be like that, too. So, I think that every A7800 owner has had that issue. Nothing big. It's just irritating at times, especially when you insert it and it doesn't go all the way in the cartridge port. :O)
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    DegasElite got a reaction from HDN in My last trip to Game Trade for the time being.   
    Oh. OK. Thanks, as that clarifies a lot. :O)
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    DegasElite reacted to HDN in My last trip to Game Trade for the time being.   
    Yes and no. The OG Odyssey from 1972 had interchangeable game cards, but they really didn't have any data stored on them. They just had the system make slight variations in the same basic game, which was basically just Pong (before Pong, of course). Each game depended on the overlays and you had to obey your own rules and keep score. Many games used cards, game boards, overlays, etc. Many of the games were just video board games, like Haunted House and Football. The Channel F released in 1976 and was the first console to have interchangeable ROM cartridges. Unlike the Odyssey's games, each game was a completely different experience with its own assets, rules, sounds, etc.
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    DegasElite got a reaction from HDN in My last trip to Game Trade for the time being.   
    They have a great selection of A7800 games. They even have the Fairchild Channel F games there. Now, that is really old school. I think that the Channel F was the first commercial game system to have interchangeable game carts, wasn't it? I know it preceded the A2600, but I think it was the first to market with game carts.
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    DegasElite reacted to Atari 5200 Guy in R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen   
    RIP bro.  My sympathy to his family and friends and thank you for being a huge part of what I grew up listening to.  Although I never knew he did the guitar on Jackson's Beat It.  I learned some thing new.  You will be missed but your music will live on.
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    DegasElite reacted to Atari 5200 Guy in R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen   
    Sorry guys...but I gotta play my tribute.
     
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    DegasElite reacted to HDN in My last trip to Game Trade for the time being.   
    Yeah, that's not great. At least they aren't very sticky. I haven't had any problems taking labels off with a hair dryer before, though. Still, not a good thing to do in the first place. I'm not excusing their bad behavior.
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    DegasElite reacted to Sabertooth in End Label Sets for Multiple Systems   
    @DegasElite - That's an unfinished build released on cart by B&C Computervisions. I think you can still get it from him on eBay. 
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    DegasElite got a reaction from HDN in End Label Sets for Multiple Systems   
    Nice! Arena Football '95. That is a prototype, isn't it? Thanks for sharing. :O)
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    DegasElite got a reaction from Sabertooth in End Label Sets for Multiple Systems   
    Nice! Arena Football '95. That is a prototype, isn't it? Thanks for sharing. :O)
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    DegasElite reacted to MaximumRD in R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen   
    I just awoke to hear this! Man my high school years were all about Van Halen with front man David Lee Roth, so sad! ☹😥
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    DegasElite reacted to Marco1019 in R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen   
    One of the greatest guitar virtuosos ever headed home today. Eddie Van Halen passed away at the age of 65. Sincerest condolences to his entire family
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    DegasElite got a reaction from HDN in Just please play Tunnel Runner   
    I have Tunnel Runner. It's a great game. Years ahead of its time for the day. It went 3D before Wolfenstein and Doom. Pretty cool game! :O)
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