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    1. Justin

      Justin

      That's the real deal btw, not photoshop. I've seen this in person. There's also a yellow one that another owner had created, I remember first seeing it in 1998 I believe. Not a big fan of chopping the cars up but they are are unique.

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  2. "Forbidden Planet" is on MeTV this evening (7/27)! 

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  3. You guys, don't forget to help out Atari Creep in his cause for the Alzheimer's Association.  Donate if you can!  Plus, there's a contest for a sweet 7800 controller.

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  4. This isn't my auction, but boy what a great deal.  PC Engine + ever drive for $175 and free shipping.  Just in case anyone here is looking for one.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/133118751896?ul_noapp=true

     

  5. RickR has a modern console for once.  I picked up a used 3ds today.  I'll admit, the purple color was a selling point. 

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  6. Another CRT for me.  This one came for free via the Facebook marketplace.  It's a 9" Sears.  Manufactured July 87.  It has both RF and composite inputs.  The tube is very flat, but not a Trinitron (I don't think).  This one may be my favorite one yet, as the picture quality is really good. 
     

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    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Sweet! Can't beat FREE ! We don't have the room so I don't take in CRT's anymore but I am currently finally using a nice 14 or 15' CRT for the bulk of gaming in a little "retro corner" I set up, it also has composite and RF / coaxial input. I probably SHOULD have put the 20' Sharp CRT that is RF/Coaxial only since it is so heavy and takes up so much space BUT I just could not bring myself to do it, while there is no room to really set it up I am considering literally playing / using it as it sits in my closet ! Working CRT's here are becoming a rarity and though no longer wanted for me, having so many pre-NES consoles I fear not having access to any one day. 

    2. StormSurge

      StormSurge

      Great score!

  7. My son gave me a gift of NES "Top Gun" yesterday.  My goal is to land the plane on the carrier.  I failed a few times, but now I've read the manual.  I won't let you down this time, Goose. 

     

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    2. Justin

      Justin

      I have a lot of great memories with this game! That's nice gift.

    3. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      RickR to be clear, I was not being a smart ass (I certainly can be 😜) but yeah, my console since receiving it has what can only be described as a weird plastic "toxic" or "chemical" odor, like turpentine or a fresh black marker or something 😆something, and I mean STRONG, which seems to come from the paint or plastic itself (I have a RED model as well) consider I have a poor sense of smell but I noticed it immediately but assumed it would dissipate over time but to my surprise to this day it has barely subsided. I have seen others mention the exact same thing so not just me, I suspect a certain percentage that came off the assembly line may of had this issue that was later resolved. 

    4. RickR

      RickR

      Well that sucks.  I have a very sensitive nose, so that would really bother me too.  

      For a long time, something in my cabinet smelled like tacos.  Not a bad smell, but weird.  After months of wondering, I found it by process of elimination when we got new carpets and I had to empty out the cabinet.  It turned out to be a video camera bag that was inside a cardboard box!  

       

  8. Welcome to Atari HQ in Los Gatos.

    Someone posted this picture on Facebook, and it screams 1970's to me. 

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    2. RickR

      RickR

      I also found this very fascinating timeline:

      https://mcurrent.name/atarihistory/syzygy.html

      The Los Gatos HQ opened in May of 1973

       

    3. Justin

      Justin

      That is a great resource! Michael is a friend of the forums, and yes that is one of the best researched timelines I've seen 👍

    4. StormSurge

      StormSurge

      Hey, I opened in May of 1973 too! 🎉

  9. OMG you guys!  I just got something spectacular.  A really old 12" Sony TV.  From the 1970's.  It's got a wood case!  It needs to be cleaned up.  But boy-o...is there any better way to play Atari than a really old Trinitron?  I'M PUMPED!

     

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    2. StormSurge

      StormSurge

      She's a beaut Clark! Nice find!

    3. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Whoooooohooo!  New TOY!  Nice.

    4. chas10e

      chas10e

      I like it, I like it A-LOT !!!

  10. My beloved Portland Trail Blazers are in the Western Conference Finals!  Unbelievable. 

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Congrats! 

    2. nosweargamer

      nosweargamer

      Congrats. BTW, Lakers Vs Celtics on the Genesis should've been Blazers Vs Pistons!

    3. Justin

      Justin

      👊 BAAAAD BOYS BAD BOYS

  11. This week, I'm buying a new roof for our home.  Can we all admit that being an adult sucks sometimes?  There's very little time or $$ for gaming. 

    1. Justin

      Justin

      I was just discussing the cost of a new roof with somebody yesterday. It's not cheap.

    2. RickR

      RickR

      That's right -- not cheap.  It's also very difficult to choose a trustworthy company and try to choose a color you can live with for the next 30 years. 

       

  12. 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"

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

     

     

  14. 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.

  15. 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! 

       

  16. 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!

  17. I've hit 100 Intellivision games!

  18. McWill Lynx is back. It is spectacular!

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

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

  21. 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!

  22. 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...

  23. Sweet 2600 chiptune demo:

    1. Justin

      Justin

      I love these chiptunes!

  24. Happy New Year everyone.

    1. atarilbc

      atarilbc

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

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

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