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    RickR reacted to Funkmaster V for a status update, This weekend, the good guys at Atari 7800 Forever churned out 4 reviews of classic 78   
    This weekend, the good guys at Atari 7800 Forever churned out 4 reviews of classic 7800 games for your azzes... We found a great one, a good one, and a couple of stinkers. Find out what we thought of Water Ski, Super Pac Man, Tank Command and Pac Man Collection on the Atari 7800 Mothership! www.atari7800forever.com

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    RickR reacted to Marco1019 for a status update, Happy Friday! I will be offline for a few weeks taking care of non-gaming stuff. I wi   
    Happy Friday!
     
    I will be offline for a few weeks taking care of non-gaming stuff. I will be online sporadically.
     
    I plan on returning in early August after which I will prepare for the 'Season 3' Premiere of my show. So mark down August 10 at 9pm ET for the return of Retro With Marco!
     
    In the meantime, please check out the return of Settle It On The Screen this coming Wednesday, July 21 at 10:30pm ET. That show will also stream on Tuesday, August 3 at 10:30pm ET:
     
    https://twitch.tv/settleitonthescreen
     
    Stay real, stay retro and, above all else, please stay safe!

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    RickR reacted to Justin for a status update, 🍄 Our MARIO BROS. NES Squad Challenge is live! We're playing GAME B   
    🍄 Our MARIO BROS. NES Squad Challenge is live! We're playing GAME B
     
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    RickR reacted to Justin for a status update, ⚠️ I'm aware of the rank pips issue. I performed a site update last night and they ch   
    ⚠️ I'm aware of the rank pips issue. I performed a site update last night and they changed how the rank pips are displayed. I will have to create new pip images when I get time.
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    RickR reacted to socrates63 for a status update, A quick rant... I get that not everyone studied philosophy in college, but for goodne   
    A quick rant... I get that not everyone studied philosophy in college, but for goodness sakes, can we at least add Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure to high school curriculum? Today was one of those days that made me regret the email handle I chose for myself coming out of college that I continue to use today -- socrates63.

    I went to the University District in Seattle this morning to drop off my Kindle e-reader to trade in for a gift card and 20% coupon for a future Kindle purchase from Amazon. I was asked for my email address, and I said saw-kra-teez-63. It was apparent he was lost, so I spelled it out for him... three times... and he still couldn't get it right. Was he nervous because of my imposing Adonis physique? Finally, another guy jumped in to help. I knew I should have gone with "sixpak," my high school nickname 🤦‍♂️ At least no one said out loud SO-CRATES. I would have died if someone did.
    But while I was in the area, I walked over to Pink Gorilla and Al's Music, and pick up some goodies. I've always wanted to see The Black Hole, so I ordered a DVD copy when I got home. I don't collect Jaguar games, but when I find reasonably priced CIB copies, I don't mind adding them. I now have three 🙂 (Tempest is the other one I have).



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    RickR reacted to MaximumRD for a status update, I regret never being on some kind of mission leading a team where I could say in a lo   
    I regret never being on some kind of mission leading a team where I could say in a low husky voice "STAY FROSTY!" 😎
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    RickR reacted to socrates63 for a status update, Living large, living fancy 😄 Finally, after sitting in several boxes in the foyer sin   
    Living large, living fancy 😄 Finally, after sitting in several boxes in the foyer since last October, I spent the Fourth assembling this motorized standing desk by Uplink. The Steelcase office chair is still in the box (I'll probably get to that this weekend).
    The equipment was provided gratis by HBO Benefits since my chiropractor wrote a note explaining my back condition. HR lady gave me carte blanche and told me to order whatever I wanted and insisted that I order a nice standing pad as well. I see it as my "parting gift" from the company.
    After getting the pink slip last November though, I had lost all interest in assembling it, but now that I have a new job, I had a reason to get it up and working pronto 😄 It's very nice. I can now open the Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch that I got to use as my desk clock.
    Life is slowly but surely returning to a sense of normalcy.

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    RickR reacted to Marco1019 for a status update, Thank you, @Justin , for your kind words and for bringing back the High Score Challen   
    Thank you, @Justin, for your kind words and for bringing back the High Score Challenge. The Suzuka track is very challenging and was often frustrating lol. I was fortunate to win the 2021 Grand Prix.
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    RickR reacted to Justin for a status update, Our new High Score Squad Challenge is up for Venture on the Atari 2600!   
    Our new High Score Squad Challenge is up for Venture on the Atari 2600! 
     
     
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    RickR reacted to MaximumRD for a status update, Well, a cyst in my eye drained and flattened. She hit a blood vessel unfortunately, I   
    Well, a cyst in my eye drained and flattened. She hit a blood vessel unfortunately, I have antibiotic and steroid drops for the next few days and then a follow up in a month. 😛

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    RickR reacted to MaximumRD for a status update, JUST AN FYI to everyone: This Tuesday at 3 pm is when I go to get the Cyst on the whi   
    JUST AN FYI to everyone: This Tuesday at 3 pm is when I go to get the Cyst on the white of my left eyeball drained....obviously, I am nervous and not looking forward to it. 😐 Please wish me good luck. 
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    RickR reacted to nosweargamer for a status update, I recently formed my own Discord, and have been pleasantly surprised by the results.   
    I recently formed my own Discord, and have been pleasantly surprised by the results. Everyone here is welcomed to join! https://discord.com/invite/rQ3cHuxfBH
    I'm also hosting a contest over there giving away a Breakout Mini arcade, if anyone is interested.
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    RickR got a reaction from socrates63 for a status update, There's an unprecedented heat-wave here. I've had to move my collection out of the at   
    There's an unprecedented heat-wave here.  I've had to move my collection out of the attic.  It's way too hot in there for this stuff.  Future plans include selling some of this stuff off and moving the rest into the garage (which is far more climate-controlled).



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    RickR got a reaction from HDN for a status update, There's an unprecedented heat-wave here. I've had to move my collection out of the at   
    There's an unprecedented heat-wave here.  I've had to move my collection out of the attic.  It's way too hot in there for this stuff.  Future plans include selling some of this stuff off and moving the rest into the garage (which is far more climate-controlled).



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    RickR got a reaction from Sabertooth for a status update, There's an unprecedented heat-wave here. I've had to move my collection out of the at   
    There's an unprecedented heat-wave here.  I've had to move my collection out of the attic.  It's way too hot in there for this stuff.  Future plans include selling some of this stuff off and moving the rest into the garage (which is far more climate-controlled).



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    RickR reacted to Sabertooth for a status update, You don't have to have a VCS to check out Antstream Arcade. I know I've mentioned it   
    You don't have to have a VCS to check out Antstream Arcade. I know I've mentioned it before but it's a ton of fun with a fantastic selection of games, tournaments and score challenges. I highly recommend it! 
    Up now, a Robotron 2084 single life challenge!
     

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    RickR reacted to socrates63 for a status update, Pluto TV Ever hear of it? I didn't until I applied for a job. It's an ad-supported fr   
    Pluto TV
    Ever hear of it? I didn't until I applied for a job. It's an ad-supported free streaming service. I've been watching a lot of shows that I grew up with as a kid (Family Ties, Facts of Life, and more). This week, I started my new job as TPM for international. I'm working with folks to bring Pluto TV to markets outside the US. I'm working for the first time in seven months, so my head is spinning a bit.
    Recovering from heart surgery took a few months. I don't think I'm 100% but pretty close and certainly well enough now to work.

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    RickR reacted to MaximumRD for a status update, Where the magic happens, by magic I mean sleep……so much sleep…… 😜 😎   
    Where the magic happens, by magic I mean sleep……so much sleep……😜😎

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    RickR got a reaction from socrates63 for a status update, Does anyone else collect PSP movies? I'm up to 51 of them, with these 11 being my lat   
    Does anyone else collect PSP movies?  I'm up to 51 of them, with these 11 being my latest pickup.
     
     

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    RickR reacted to socrates63 for a status update, Gold Leader standing by. I’ve been waiting practically all my life to say this 🤣 Toni   
    Gold Leader standing by. 
    I’ve been waiting practically all my life to say this 🤣 Tonight, I’m chaperoning our high school senior graduation night party (9:15pm to 5:15am) as it is tradition for the junior class parents to chaperone the party. And I’m chaperoning the gold charter bus. 


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    RickR reacted to MaximumRD for a status update, Just an image captured with the Logitech Webcam at 2:30 am, however, this was using W   
    Just an image captured with the Logitech Webcam at 2:30 am, however, this was using Windows 11 Leaked version running in VMware 😜😎

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    RickR reacted to MaximumRD for a status update, Installed the recently "leaked" 🙄 Windows 11 and running it in VMware. Ran a Windows   
    Installed the recently "leaked" 🙄 Windows 11 and running it in VMware. Ran a Windows 10 activation script to activate it and that worked fine. Weird stuff.🤷‍♂️

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    RickR reacted to Sabertooth for a status update, If you've ever ordered from Best, this article will resonate. There are also some quo   
    If you've ever ordered from Best, this article will resonate. There are also some quotes from @Video 61.
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/7kvkx9/dont-piss-off-bradley-the-parts-seller-keeping-atari-machines-alive
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    RickR got a reaction from Sabertooth for a status update, RickR's 1980 "Night Driver" high scores. I was 11, and a lot better at the game than   
    RickR's 1980 "Night Driver" high scores.  I was 11, and a lot better at the game than I am today!
     

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    RickR got a reaction from HDN for a status update, It isn't game related, but I have an important life event happening this weekend: son   
    It isn't game related, but I have an important life event happening this weekend:  son #2 college graduation!  WAHOO! 
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    RickR got a reaction from nosweargamer for a status update, It isn't game related, but I have an important life event happening this weekend: son   
    It isn't game related, but I have an important life event happening this weekend:  son #2 college graduation!  WAHOO! 
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    RickR got a reaction from Sabertooth for a status update, It isn't game related, but I have an important life event happening this weekend: son   
    It isn't game related, but I have an important life event happening this weekend:  son #2 college graduation!  WAHOO! 
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    RickR got a reaction from socrates63 for a status update, RickR's 1980 "Night Driver" high scores. I was 11, and a lot better at the game than   
    RickR's 1980 "Night Driver" high scores.  I was 11, and a lot better at the game than I am today!
     

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    RickR got a reaction from HDN for a status update, RickR's 1980 "Night Driver" high scores. I was 11, and a lot better at the game than   
    RickR's 1980 "Night Driver" high scores.  I was 11, and a lot better at the game than I am today!
     

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