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    socrates63 reacted to MaximumRD for a status update, 😛 Quiet night here....how you all doing?   
    😛Quiet night here....how you all doing? 

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    socrates63 reacted to RickR for a status update, My latest acquisition is Video Pinball (boxed) for the Atari 2600. (Sorry about the f   
    My latest acquisition is Video Pinball (boxed) for the Atari 2600.  (Sorry about the flash washout).  I don't know why it took me so long to buy this one, as it seems to be very common.  In any case, the box is in good shape and didn't need any refurbishing. 


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    socrates63 reacted to HDN for a status update, My unocart came! Yay!   
    My unocart came! Yay!
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    socrates63 reacted to RickR for a status update, A trio of Atari 2600 multi-carts. Do you have a favorite? Mine is the PlusCart becaus   
    A trio of Atari 2600 multi-carts.  Do you have a favorite?  Mine is the PlusCart because it has new stuff added all the time with no action needed by me.
     

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    socrates63 reacted to MaximumRD for a status update, My first ever pair of transitions, oh I like this! 😎   
    My first ever pair of transitions, oh I like this! 😎
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    socrates63 reacted to MaximumRD for a status update, LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS Season 2 coming, if you have not seen the first season I highly r   
    LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS Season 2 coming, if you have not seen the first season I highly recommend it! 😎🤘
     
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    socrates63 reacted to HDN for a status update, Mail call!   
    Mail call!

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    socrates63 reacted to MaximumRD for a status update, My guilty pleasure BAD BEER 😏 Let me be perfectly clear friends....IT IS NOT A "GOOD"   
    My guilty pleasure BAD BEER 😏 Let me be perfectly clear friends....IT IS NOT A "GOOD" BEER, I am very aware of this 😝THAT SAID, IT IS CHEAP and I will consume it for a quick BUZZ. Prefer Innis & Gunn or Guinness or Grolsch or pretty much any PORT or STOUT. I will definitely take it over a BUD or Coors or any light ass Beer. 😆

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    socrates63 reacted to RickR for a status update, It's easy to be a Kung Fu Master when the henchmen are so incompetent.   
    It's easy to be a Kung Fu Master when the henchmen are so incompetent. 

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    socrates63 reacted to MaximumRD for a status update, Looks like all the APRIL FOOLS nonsense is starting to appear online....oh boy the sh   
    Looks like all the APRIL FOOLS nonsense is starting to appear online....oh boy the shocking story is APRIL FOOLS....oh boy that unexpected video announcement APRIL FOOLS...oh boy any surprise you read or see online is actually APRIL FOOLS, boy you got me good, so funny....🙄😜
     
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    socrates63 reacted to HDN for a status update, Goodbye, Woody. You were a great little system. I had you for only a year but we got   
    Goodbye, Woody. You were a great little system. I had you for only a year but we got to know each other so well. Now you must go back to your original owner. Farewell.
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    socrates63 reacted to HDN for a status update, Hey guys, look! My dad has been reunited with his childhood system, the Odyssey 2! On   
    Hey guys, look! My dad has been reunited with his childhood system, the Odyssey 2! Only other person I know who grew up with one is @nosweargamer. This thing rocks! I love it so much!  
    My dad is looking for a few games in particular. If anyone has duplicates for the system, please DM me.

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    socrates63 reacted to RickR for a status update, My latest pickups are these two boxed 2600 games. The boxes are a little beat up, but   
    My latest pickups are these two boxed 2600 games.  The boxes are a little beat up, but they'll look good on my shelf.  The carts are in nice condition.
     

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    socrates63 reacted to RickR for a status update, Boxes brought down from the attic....   
    Boxes brought down from the attic....

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    socrates63 reacted to Justin for a status update, ✅ Highly Recommended: ProtonMail. Free encrypted email w/ Swiss privacy, end-to-end e   
    ✅ Highly Recommended: ProtonMail. Free encrypted email w/ Swiss privacy, end-to-end encryption, open source and anonymous. I absolutely love this, thought I'd share. https://protonmail.com 
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    socrates63 reacted to Justin for a status update, 😎 AIR ZONK Squad Challenge is now LIVE!   
    😎 AIR ZONK Squad Challenge is now LIVE! 
     
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    socrates63 reacted to HDN for a status update, HAPPY ATARIVERSARY! One year ago today, I finally got the system of my dreams after w   
    HAPPY ATARIVERSARY! One year ago today, I finally got the system of my dreams after wanting one for years and years. I'm very happy to finally have these systems and I can't believe it's been a year already!
    I've gone a little cuckoo for Atari collecting these past 365 days. I've collected close to 100 Atari 2600 cartridges! I also have around 25 games for my 7800 (thanks to the site for convincing me to get that awesome system). Many of the games I've gotten from Atari.io. Special thanks to @RickR, @chas10e, @socrates63, @cjherr, and @Scott Stilphen (I really hope I'm not forgetting anybody). A lot of you sent me free games completely out of the blue, which you didn't need to do. I'm very grateful, and I'm trying to find a way to repay you.
    Some of my accomplishments thus far:
    I finally found in the wild (and bought) my favorite game, Tunnel Runner!
    I lucked in to getting Flag Capture and Adventure, which had been hard to find for me (thanks Young!)
    I revived a broken Atari 2600! It was super corroded and needed a good scrubbing.
    I gave games a second chance and grew to like them, like GORF and Dragster to name a few (thanks Rick for teaching me how to play Dragsterand Chas10e for sending me GORF out of the blue!)
    I got my first-ever CIB retro games (thanks Jon for saving your boxes from forty years ago, and thanks Young for sending Gravitar!)
    I have been working on building a decent collection of home arcade ports for my 2600. I'm proud of it so far! I hope to expand further in the future!
    I joined various Atari communities, including this one (especially this one)!
    I wrote in to an Atari podcast! (thanks @fergojisan for putting up with me)
    I got an Atari 7800 as well! (thanks to CJ for sending me so many games! Some were pretty rare and it was very kind of you to do that!)
    I participated in many Atari-related challenges here at Atari.io! (thanks @Justin for setting them up, and thanks Rick for trading me Galaxian for one of said challenges!)
    I hacked my DSi, so for the first time I can play all the Atari 2600 I want WHEREVER I want!
    I taught myself how to fix controllers because I was a cheapskate with the Atari and didn't want to buy new controllers! I also know new methods of cleaning games and systems.
    After wanting to do it for some time but not having the equipment to do so, I finally starting making gaming videos, including Atari videos! I hope to shoot Atari Night ep. 2: 7800 games, soon! There have been a few delays this weekend.
    I started a blog!
    I discovered some great new gaming channels on YouTube with lots of Atari content, like @nosweargamer and @Atari Creep! (I already knew about @Willie!)
    But, most importantly, I made a lot of new retro gaming friends along the way! People who will listen to my silly rants about games from before my time and talk about it with me. Seriously, YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! THANK YOU ALL!
    My Atari journey is far from over. What do I hope to accomplish on year two? Here are just a few select things.
    Complete my Atari 2600 and 7800 Nintendo subsets. I love Nintendo, and I'm really close to having all of their games for my 2600 and 7800! All I need is Donkey Kong Junior on the 2600 and Mario Brothers on the 7800. Should be easy! I just have to keep my eyes peeled.
    Collect more home arcade ports!
    Maybe get some homebrews? If I can afford it, that is!
    Build a real arcade-style controller? I know I've wanted to for some time now.
    Give one of my 2600s back to its original owner! I have wanted to do this pretty much since I got my first two 2600s, but with the pandemic I haven't been able to visit Jon and give it back. I have been slowly collecting parts like adapters and controllers for him, and I plan on buying some games from somebody here for him. He said that he would maybe like it back someday, just not with the pandemic. I think that it'll be safe to return it before March 1st of 2022.
    Get some keypad controllers, and games to go with it! I only have a video touch pad now.
    Keep on collecting!
    Really, thank you all for being there. This has been a fun journey to go on, and I'm happy to have people willing to join me. You're the best, all of you.
    Take care and best wishes,
    Harrison D. N.
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    socrates63 reacted to Justin for a status update, 🍄 Your Atari I/O Profile now lets you share your Nintendo Friend Code, PlayStation Ne   
    🍄 Your Atari I/O Profile now lets you share your Nintendo Friend Code, PlayStation Network ID & Xbox Live Id! Add them to your Atari I/O Profile under the "Reach Out" tab on the left. Find your friends from the forums and game with them online!
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    socrates63 reacted to HDN for a status update, Two great new finds.   
    Two great new finds.

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    socrates63 reacted to - Ω - for a status update, If we want to build it, we have to do it together, a single poster attracts no crowd.   
    If we want to build it, we have to do it together, a single poster attracts no crowd.
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    socrates63 got a reaction from Gianna for a status update, Hello, I/O! I wanted to provide a quick personal update. I suffered a big heart attac   
    Hello, I/O!
    I wanted to provide a quick personal update. I suffered a big heart attack and had open heart surgery on Wednesday last week. I was discharged and returned home yesterday. I’ve missed the I/O community. I hope everyone is well. I am on the road to recovery and doing as well as can be. Life is good. God is good all the time.
    The doctor said I should expect 70% recovery by two months time, so it’ll still be a while before I can actively join the fun here, I suspect. I’m hoping that I’ll be feeling well enough to pop in from time to time to check up on this wonderful community. I bought a Turbo Express a while back in anticipation of the scoring challenge but oh well 😭
    Live life! Stay strong and safe! ❤️🕹
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    socrates63 got a reaction from Justin for a status update, Hello, I/O! I wanted to provide a quick personal update. I suffered a big heart attac   
    Hello, I/O!
    I wanted to provide a quick personal update. I suffered a big heart attack and had open heart surgery on Wednesday last week. I was discharged and returned home yesterday. I’ve missed the I/O community. I hope everyone is well. I am on the road to recovery and doing as well as can be. Life is good. God is good all the time.
    The doctor said I should expect 70% recovery by two months time, so it’ll still be a while before I can actively join the fun here, I suspect. I’m hoping that I’ll be feeling well enough to pop in from time to time to check up on this wonderful community. I bought a Turbo Express a while back in anticipation of the scoring challenge but oh well 😭
    Live life! Stay strong and safe! ❤️🕹
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    socrates63 got a reaction from Sabertooth for a status update, Hello, I/O! I wanted to provide a quick personal update. I suffered a big heart attac   
    Hello, I/O!
    I wanted to provide a quick personal update. I suffered a big heart attack and had open heart surgery on Wednesday last week. I was discharged and returned home yesterday. I’ve missed the I/O community. I hope everyone is well. I am on the road to recovery and doing as well as can be. Life is good. God is good all the time.
    The doctor said I should expect 70% recovery by two months time, so it’ll still be a while before I can actively join the fun here, I suspect. I’m hoping that I’ll be feeling well enough to pop in from time to time to check up on this wonderful community. I bought a Turbo Express a while back in anticipation of the scoring challenge but oh well 😭
    Live life! Stay strong and safe! ❤️🕹
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    socrates63 got a reaction from MaximumRD for a status update, Hello, I/O! I wanted to provide a quick personal update. I suffered a big heart attac   
    Hello, I/O!
    I wanted to provide a quick personal update. I suffered a big heart attack and had open heart surgery on Wednesday last week. I was discharged and returned home yesterday. I’ve missed the I/O community. I hope everyone is well. I am on the road to recovery and doing as well as can be. Life is good. God is good all the time.
    The doctor said I should expect 70% recovery by two months time, so it’ll still be a while before I can actively join the fun here, I suspect. I’m hoping that I’ll be feeling well enough to pop in from time to time to check up on this wonderful community. I bought a Turbo Express a while back in anticipation of the scoring challenge but oh well 😭
    Live life! Stay strong and safe! ❤️🕹
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    socrates63 got a reaction from RickR for a status update, Hello, I/O! I wanted to provide a quick personal update. I suffered a big heart attac   
    Hello, I/O!
    I wanted to provide a quick personal update. I suffered a big heart attack and had open heart surgery on Wednesday last week. I was discharged and returned home yesterday. I’ve missed the I/O community. I hope everyone is well. I am on the road to recovery and doing as well as can be. Life is good. God is good all the time.
    The doctor said I should expect 70% recovery by two months time, so it’ll still be a while before I can actively join the fun here, I suspect. I’m hoping that I’ll be feeling well enough to pop in from time to time to check up on this wonderful community. I bought a Turbo Express a while back in anticipation of the scoring challenge but oh well 😭
    Live life! Stay strong and safe! ❤️🕹
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    socrates63 got a reaction from HDN for a status update, Hello, I/O! I wanted to provide a quick personal update. I suffered a big heart attac   
    Hello, I/O!
    I wanted to provide a quick personal update. I suffered a big heart attack and had open heart surgery on Wednesday last week. I was discharged and returned home yesterday. I’ve missed the I/O community. I hope everyone is well. I am on the road to recovery and doing as well as can be. Life is good. God is good all the time.
    The doctor said I should expect 70% recovery by two months time, so it’ll still be a while before I can actively join the fun here, I suspect. I’m hoping that I’ll be feeling well enough to pop in from time to time to check up on this wonderful community. I bought a Turbo Express a while back in anticipation of the scoring challenge but oh well 😭
    Live life! Stay strong and safe! ❤️🕹
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