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  1. We watched "WarGames" (1983) last night.  It wasn't as dated as I thought it would be.  It has good acting, a story that keeps moving, and some really cool 80's arcade scenes.  Yes, the technology shown is really old (8" floppies!  A phone coupler modem!), but it doesn't distract at all. 

     

    1. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      If you stop and think about it, that movie kind of foreseen internet hacking long before the internet was born.  Really a good movie.

    2. GRay Defender

      GRay Defender

      Classic 80's movie all around fun to watch..

    3. Justin

      Justin

      I always enjoyed that movie! I also think Matthew Broderick works so well in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" because of a bit of typecasting in that we've already accepted him as a brilliant hacker kid whose great with technology and gets in over his head. "Cloak and Dagger" is another movie from around the same time, maybe not quite as good but has a similar feel as "WarGames"

  2. Music to game to.  And also to eat chicken to.

     

     

  3. Peace and blessings to all during this holiday season.  

    1. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Here here!!🍷

    2. Justin

      Justin

      Peace and blessings to you also Rick, very thoughtful of you! ❄️

    3. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Same to you and yours Rick.

  4. Well, guys...I made it to the big 5-0! Hard to believe. I don't feel that old. I think video games have kept me young.

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    2. RickR

      RickR

      Mmmmm, Brandy. Cheers.

       

    3. Justin

      Justin

      Happy Birthday Rick! It's crazy how time flies. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Yours is very close to mine, mine was on the 20th. Best wishes for your big year!

    4. RickR

      RickR

      Well happy birthday to you too! 

       

  5. Hello? Anybody home?

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    2. greenween

      greenween

      Exactly Rick. The "sign in with Facebook" doesn't work either.

    3. Arenafoot

      Arenafoot

      i check in just not that often anymore

       

    4. greenween

      greenween

      Haha!! I finally remembered it!

  6. I've hit 100 Intellivision games!

  7. McWill Lynx is back. It is spectacular!

  8. The eternal struggle: I have a job to buy videogames, but don't have time to play video games due to job.

  9. Friday the 13th is a good day to play Atari Haunted House.

  10. My Lynx is out for a McWill mod.

    1. Justin

      Justin

      That's pretty exciting! Are you getting the VGA mod too?

    2. RickR

      RickR

      Nope. May as well just play on an emulator if you want a bigger screen IMO. I think the VGA mod would be really worthwhile for those who make Lynx review videos.

       

      The mod includes a complete re-cap job too.

    3. Justin

      Justin

      Can't wait to see the results!

  11. I gotta tell you: the pending demise of Toys R Us is depressing. Times change. Brick and mortar retail seems to be dying.

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    2. Justin

      Justin

      I was the cage guy lol. It was actually called the cage too. Sometimes the "security cage". I have some pictures from back then, I should probably find them and post them in the forums.

    3. RickR

      RickR

      YASS! You should.

       

    4. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Well, I admit that it will be sad to see TRU go and it was sad to hear the passing of TRU's original founder. However, there appears to be some light on the horizon.

       

      It seems that with TRU going away the original founder of KB Toys is going to start again. So we may be losing TRU but might be gaining back KB Toys. Our country keeps getting worse and worse for the stores that have been around for a very long time.

       

      K-Mart is pretty much gone, Sears is not too far...

  12. Sweet 2600 chiptune demo:

    1. Justin

      Justin

      I love these chiptunes!

  13. Happy New Year everyone.

    1. atarilbc

      atarilbc

      Happy New Year, Rick and all of the fine people of atari.io!

    2. greenween
    3. kamakazi20012
  14. Merry Christmas everyone.

  15. Going to dive into "Super Scribblenauts" on DS today. Recovering from surgery on the couch.

    1. greenween

      greenween

      Take it easy and heal up Rick! I'm doing the same with some PS2!

       

  16. RIP to Disney imagineer X Atencio. Died at age 98 on Sept 10. Legend.

  17. It's the 40 year anniversary of the Atari 2600's release! Happy 40th to the best gaming console ever made!

    1. StormSurge
    2. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      I second that. Good things just refuse to die. It's too bad they don't make electronics that reliable any more.

  18. RIP Tobe Hooper. Director of Texas Chainsaw Masacre and Poltergeist (kind of)

  19. A sad happy birthday to River Phoenix, who would have been 47 today. Died too soon.

  20. Who's going to watch the eclipse on Monday? It'll be just like 1979 again!

    1. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      As long as weather holds out we plan on it. Our grocery store is even shutting down for it. Not sure about other locals. In metropolis below us all hotel rooms have been filled at four hundred a room. Crazy stuff.

       

  21. The spirit of atari.io lives in you.

  22. I won a USB turntable on shopgoodwill. I have a bunch of 45's to play. Going to pick it up this Saturday. Back in to vinyl!

    1. greenween

      greenween

      Nice!I love my records!

  23. RickR is currently playing Need For Speed Underground for Gamecube. I like the XBOX version of this game best.

    1. Rowsdower70

      Rowsdower70

      I think I've only played the GBA version (or maybe it was DS)

    2. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Out of all three consoles from that generation it seems that the XBOX had the upper hand with titles available on all three consoles. GC's version of Most Wanted was horrible and didn't show off the GC's graphic abilities at all. Only a few did including Metroid Prime series.

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