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RickR

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RickR last won the day on June 16

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About RickR

  • Rank
    The Don
  • Birthday November 8

What's Up?

  • Gender
    Male
  • Current City
    Oregon
  • Interests
    I'll collect almost anything old, video game related, or electronic.

    Favorite systems: Atari 8-bit computers, Atari 2600, Intellivision, Colecovision, Nintendo Virtual Boy, Nintendo NES, Vectrex, GBA, Commodore (anything Commodore but especially VIC-20), TI 99/4A, Atari 7800, Atari Lynx, Sega GameGear.

    I also LOVE old handheld games. Mattel Football, Basketball, etc.
  • First Console
    Atari 2600
  • Favorite Arcade Game
    Tron
  • Favorite TV Show
    Star Trek
  • What I got at Toys R Us
    2600 games!

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  1. Welcome to Atari HQ in Los Gatos.

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

    Atari HQ Los Gatos.jpg

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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! 🎉

  2. Same deal here. Too busy for my own gaming-good. GOOD JOB NSG, and everyone else too. I'm going to keep my eye out for this cartridge on the Lynx -- it was a really fun game.
  3. 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!

     

    sony tv 001.JPG

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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 !!!

  4. RickR

    eBay Finds

    Composite modded 2600jr with some games.
  5. Oh, and like you guys, I never could take the "dark path" and harvest the little sisters.
  6. I played this series on the PC a long time ago. While I did like it, I got really frustrated (like you) at the lack of ammunition. And the "Circus of values" things -- I got so sick of that sound bite after a while. I think this is a game that really explains why I don't do "modern gaming" at all on PS4 or XBox One (or even PS3/360)...the PC versions of games totally kick butt in most cases with far superior controls. Even "Halo" (an XBOX game) is a lot more fun on the PC IMO just because the mouse/keyboard control system is so much more accurate and natural. Maybe it's just FPS games I guess.
  7. How about a few crazy pictures from "Marsh's Free Museum" in Long Beach, Washington....
  8. Jungle Hunt is another great arcade port done by GCC for Atari. You can tell because it's so good.
  9. Hey Willie! You sent that 5200 paddle to me. I can send it back to you if you want. PM me if yes.
  10. I also have an Indy 500 cart and two driving controllers. All tested and working great.
  11. It is really awesome. Unbelievable really. If this came out back in the 80's, we would have all been amazed. This is one title I will purchase at PRGE when it's available.
  12. I finally got a chance to try the C64 mini out. Some notes: It's very easy to update the firmware to the newest version that has the USB loader. Loaded up a USB stick with ROM's, and it works like a champ. Pros: HDMI output Looks and sounds great. Great interface. Easy to use. Cons: Only 2 USB ports. You'll need a hub to also connect a keyboard. The joystick included isn't very comfortable. Highly recommended at only $30.
  13. Also these plug and plays....new in box.
  14. I posted some stuff for trade over in the trading post. Thanks!
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