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  1. Trying to replace my destroyed SNES Classic. Oh. My. God.

    I REFUSE to pay over $150 dollars for something I only spent around $70 dollars on the first time. *Sigh*

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      This is the way, especially with Nintendo items sadly. I wouldn't either, of course I never bothered with one with all the emulation options, if I DID I would have modded it to load the extra ROMS etc. That's neither here nor there though. 

  2. This may be my most boring birthday ever.

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Carpe diem, Lee. 

      Happy Birthday to you. 

    2. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      I've had many of those! Happy Birthday Lee. 

    3. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      A little late but Happy late Birthday!  I missed this some how.  

      Grab a game you can enjoy and pop it in one of those machines you got.  Get out and enjoy yourself if nothing else.  Go watch a movie you've been wanting to see.  Find a place that might have an old pinball machine and try it out.  There's got to be something to do to break the boredom.  

  3. Since I've now got an extra $3k sitting in my bank account, since most necessities have been taken care of, I'm actually starting to look into maybe snagging a few rarer hardware pieces for my *New* collection.

    I'm looking at either a Famicom Disk System or a Twin Famicom to start. 

    Any suggestions from you guys?

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    2. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      If you get one you better show pics, mister!  LOL

    3. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Have you also thought about adding one of those new Sega Genesis classic consoles to your *NEW* collection?  If you have it I would.  I also hear now is the time to start collecting for the Wii U so you might jot that one down.

    4. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      Yes, I already intend to replace my Wii U. I literally just got a Wii U at the end of March, and come September it's destroyed, forcing me to start all over again.

      Sadly, I got talked into just getting a regular Disk System before I saw your replies here, so doesn't look like there will be a Twin Famicom in my future anytime soon.

  4. Well guys, I have some good news.

    I was able to find a replacement for my Intellivision online for $40. It includes the original box, manual, and three games.

  5. This is a pretty crappy week.

  6. My house is burning down. Everybody is safe, but my entire videogame collection is destroyed.

    1. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      Lost our CAT Gracie, too.

  7. Stopped by a new thrift store in town, walked out with a $4 N64!

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Awesome!

       

  8. Hey guys, if anybody here gets METV, tonight at 10 EST, 9 CST there's an episode of a show called "Collector's Call" in which a video game collector shows off his massive collection, which includes such rarities as a Sega Neptune prototype. 

    Figured you guys would be interested.

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Thank you @LeeJ07 I watch MeTV all the time! Unfortunately tonight at 9PM EST I'll be watching History Channel, they have a documentary called "Game Changers" about the history of video games, including a lot of Atari and Atari people: 

       

    2. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      @Justin thanks for telling me. I've set my DVR to record it!

    3. RickR

      RickR

      I need to get a DVR or something for shows like this.

  9. My Mom passed away in her sleep early this morning.

    I feel so lost.

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    2. StormSurge

      StormSurge

      Oh no Lee, I’m so sorry to hear that. My sincere condolences to you & your family. 😔

    3. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      With deepest sympathy...sorry for your loss.  I felt lost when I lost my mother.  She was only 40.  I had to find strength in my sadness.  What snapped me out of it was doing things that would make my mother proud of me.  Maybe that will help you later on down the road.

      Prayers sent out to you and your family in your time of need.

    4. chas10e

      chas10e

      So sorry to hear Lee. I lost my Mom quite a few years ago. I always made her laugh when she was mad at me about something, I miss that.

      Prayers your way & sharing tears

  10. Well... Now I'm in a bad mood, that's likely to last for the rest of the week.

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Time to turn that frown upside down Lee 😀

  11. Already got over 20 games for my Wii U.

  12. Guess who finally got a WiiU in 2019? That's right, this guy did.

    (Yeah, I already have a Switch, but I wanted a WiiU, too.)

    1. RickR

      RickR

      NICE! 

       

  13. They said it would never release on a Nintendo console, but today, 22 years after it first debuted on the Sony Playstation, Final Fantasy VII has just released on the Nintendo Switch. 

    I'm really excited to finally get a chance to play this classic RPG for the first time ever.

  14. Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring as president of Nintendo of America this April.

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Time for some fresh blood at Nintendo.

  15. Today's Nintendo Direct had several surprises. I'm really looking forward to the Link's Awakening remake on Switch.

  16. My local Gamestop has a pre-owned WiiU that I've had my eyes on for several weeks now, so I've decided to save up enough to buy it. I've got almost half the asking price of $129.99 now, and hope to have the other half by March. 

    I really want to get into the WiiU Virtual Console before Ninty eventually pulls the plug on it.

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    2. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      Oh, I already have a Switch, lol. I bought it on sale from Toys R Us last year when it was going out of business. 

      It was only 5% off, unfortunately, but hey, a discount is a discount.

    3. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      To my understanding, the Wii U no longer has online support including the virtual console.  Any prepurchased content, even by a previous owner, is no longer downloadable.  Nintendo turned off their servers for the DS/DSi/Wii/Wii U consoles at the end of last month.  However, I'm not sure about the Wii U (I've thought about one, too) but there are some software modifications that can be done to a Wii to get it back online.

      I got lucky with my used Wii as it mysteriously came with two digital games...Tetris Party and Super Mario World (SNES).  I still have them and they still work, just no online support.  I was using Netflix on my Wii on a SDTV but even Netflix said it would no longer work once Nintendo pulled the plug.

    4. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      WiiU is still online as of now. In fact, they released a NEW game on the WiiU Eshop just last week. Shocking, I know.

  17. Sadly, I have no TV again, so no console gaming for the foreseeable future.

  18. Guess who just got himself an SNES Classic Mini!

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Nice man! Enjoy! Now I'd personally mod it and put all the SNES ROMS on it but that's me lol. 

    2. Justin

      Justin

      Congrats Lee! I hope you have lots of fun with it!

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Oh I didn't realize it was Tuesday again

    2. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Sad but doesn't surprise me.  Most of the stores I've visited in recent years looked tired and dated.  My hometown's store was not in a safe location and only had parking for a few customers.  Small store dealing mostly with hardware, appliances, and some electronics.  But it never got an update the whole 35 years I was there.  They did do small engine repairs onsite so that might account for their size.  The one that was in the area I live now was slightly bigger but very rundown.  Some of the items they were trying to sell looked like they had been there a few years.  Lawnmowers included.  They left May 1st 2018.  Nothing has tried to go in the spot they were at which is unusual for a small strip mall.

  19. Happy New Years, everybody!

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Happy new year, Lee. 

       

    2. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Happy New Year!!

    3. Justin

      Justin

      Happy New Year Lee!

  20. Guess who just found himself an NES Classic Mini.

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Greenween?

    2. RickR

      RickR

      Just kidding. Nice find. 

       

    3. Justin

      Justin

      Me! ☺️

  21. So, I find myself in the market for a Sega Master System. Hoping I can find a cheap one online before 2019 is over.

    1. Justin

      Justin

      2019 might be the year I look for a nice Sega Master System too! It's one of my favorite systems. I had a minty fresh one in the box that was stolen out of a storage locker along with many other items from my collection. My best friend had a Master System when we were in elementary school, and when I started retro collecting in middle school I was able to find a Master System II for $19 brand new at Kay-Bee toys with Alex Kidd in Miracle World built in. But I always wanted a nice original Master System for my collection. Sega Master System along with TurboGrafx-16 round out the "unique" 8/16 bit systems with great graphics and sound that I love to play. I'll take a Master System over a PS4 or Xbox any day! 

      :sega_master_system:

  22. Where'd all my feed messages go?

    1. Justin

      Justin

      All new Status Updates will be seen here and on the Activity Feed of your Member Profile. All of your old Status Updates are archived here: https://forums.atari.io/profile/434-leej07/?do=content&type=core_statuses_status&change_section=1 It appears that older Status Updates didn't import to the Activity Feed on Member Profiles when we added our new SSL certificate yesterday. Everything is still there and it shouldn't be an issue moving forward. 

  23. Steve Woita just wished me a happy birthday on Facebook!

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Me too! Pretty exciting. I also got one from the actor that played "Will" on Land of the Lost.

       

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