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    Arenafoot reacted to RetroVideoGameNerd in My Door Prize for our last Trivia Contest.   
    It came in, and it was literally a big surprise in small form.

    Pole Position II for Atari 7800!
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    and a Lost Ark Videogames Coin Pouch!

    Thanks, you guys! (Now I just need a system, and I'll be good. xD) What a generous Gift tho. I love this Forum so much. Not just because the prizes......because of all the friendly interaction and cool Topics. I've learned more about the past here then I do on YouTube, or hell, even "Did You Know Gaming". So thanks. I'm intellectually aroused. O crap, better stop right there, people are gonna' get the wrong idea hahaha! See ya, and thanks Professor. I wasn't expecting this.
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from BlackCatz40 in ARCs - Atari Club Money "Atari Redemption Certificates"   
    How many of ya'll remember these?
     

    They came with the Atari Age Magazines from 1981-1983....the scan above are my ARC's I own.
     
    Did anyone ever redeem them?
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    Arenafoot reacted to Justin in Atari Video Pinball arcade machine   
    The Retroist had a wonderful post on this just this week: http://www.retroist.com/2014/11/24/atari-video-pinball/
     
     

     
     
    In 1978 Atari released Video Pinball to the arcades. It wasn’t there first attempt at trying to recreate the pinball experience on a video screen they did it before with Pin Pong back in 74. If you go back to my earlier post on Pin Pong you’ll see how the technology progressed. With the addition of microprocessors to the game boards they were able to add a lot of bells and whistles that weren’t available just a few yeas earlier.
    Quite a few of the elements found on the pinball tables of the time made its way into video pinball. It allowed for up to four players and included such features as drop targets, thumpers, rollovers and a realistic mechanical ball shooter. The cabinet design is going to be a little difficult to explain so definitely check out the video below. It combines a physical cardboard mock-up of a pinball Playfield with LEDs and done in backlight reactive inks that sits on the roof of the game. There is a half silvered or one way mirror that sits on a slant in the middle of the cabinet and underneath that is a 23” black and white monitor. If you caught some of my other write-ups you have seen a version of this effect before. All moving objects like the pinball, flippers and drop targets are displayed on the TV screen. They show through the one way mirror but the playfield on the top of the game light by a blacklight bulb is reflected off it and the two images are combined and this makes it look like the moving objects are sitting on top of the playfield. It’s an effect that still seems to impress people today. Two other features to note is that the ball shooter has an optical sensor that reads how fast the plunger is going and calculates how fast the ball should enter the playfield and that they included a nudge effect. If the ball is about to drain you can try to rescue the ball by pressing down on the control panel which is supposed to simulate shanking the table. This works pretty well if it is heading down one of the outer lanes.
    Next I will speak to the rules of the table
    Complete lower 5 drop targets once – Extra Ball Rollover is lit
    Complete lower 5 drop targets twice – Special rollover is lit
    Roll over 5 bonus advance rollovers – Two times bonus is lit (each bonus rollover is worth two)
    Hit all three targets behind pop bumpers – that bumper lights up and is worth 100 points
    Complete all 4 upper drop targets – bounus advance lights
    Special and extra ball can be rewarded in two different ways depending on the settings you choose. Special is either one replay or 80,000 points; the extra ball is either an extra ball or 50,000 points.
    Now to see it in action.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qUWFMRwb9A
    I’ll admit that it’s not quite the same as playing pinball on a real table but it still is a great game in my opinion and the 70’s disco graphics are fun. So hopefully you will find one somewhere in our travels and if you do be sure to drop in a quarter and play a game. Atari did have a stand along console and an Atari VCS game called video pinball but I’m not really sure if it was meant to be a port of this arcade game.

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    Arenafoot got a reaction from Justin in Atari Video Pinball arcade machine   
    How many people here have seen or heard of this one? I hadn't until the Houston ArcadeExpo........
     
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=885216228169546&set=a.885214408169728.1073741836.100000435325292&type=3&theater
     
     
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=885216228169546&set=a.885214408169728.1073741836.100000435325292&type=3&theater
     
     
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=887738451250657&set=a.887737954584040.1073741837.100000435325292&type=3&theater
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from RickR in Atari Video Pinball arcade machine   
    How many people here have seen or heard of this one? I hadn't until the Houston ArcadeExpo........
     
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=885216228169546&set=a.885214408169728.1073741836.100000435325292&type=3&theater
     
     
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=885216228169546&set=a.885214408169728.1073741836.100000435325292&type=3&theater
     
     
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=887738451250657&set=a.887737954584040.1073741837.100000435325292&type=3&theater
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from Atari Today in Pizza Time Theatre / Chuck E. Cheese token checklist   
    For those of you that collect PTT, CEC, and Showbiz Pizza Place tokens....this is the checklist to use for all variations:
     
    http://users.pullman.com/fjstevens/tokens/cec/CEC.html
     
    http://users.pullman.com/fjstevens/tokens/cec/Showbiz.html
     
     

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    Arenafoot got a reaction from The Economist in ARCs - Atari Club Money "Atari Redemption Certificates"   
    How many of ya'll remember these?
     

    They came with the Atari Age Magazines from 1981-1983....the scan above are my ARC's I own.
     
    Did anyone ever redeem them?
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from atarilbc in Pac Man 2600 getting close to reality...........   
    Finally a huge improvement over the original one............
     
    http://atariage.com/forums/topic/229152-new-pacman-for-atari-2600/
     

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    Arenafoot got a reaction from RickR in ARCs - Atari Club Money "Atari Redemption Certificates"   
    How many of ya'll remember these?
     

    They came with the Atari Age Magazines from 1981-1983....the scan above are my ARC's I own.
     
    Did anyone ever redeem them?
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from DeLorean in ARCs - Atari Club Money "Atari Redemption Certificates"   
    How many of ya'll remember these?
     

    They came with the Atari Age Magazines from 1981-1983....the scan above are my ARC's I own.
     
    Did anyone ever redeem them?
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from DeLorean in 2014 Houston ArcadeExpo Nov. 7th & 8th 2014   
    Here's the links:
     
    Thursday (day before Day 1 of expo)
    https://www.facebook.com/brian.matherne.5/media_set?set=a.885214408169728.1073741836.100000435325292&type=3
     
    Friday (Day 1)
    https://www.facebook.com/brian.matherne.5/media_set?set=a.887737954584040.1073741837.100000435325292&type=3
     
    Saturday (Day 2)
    https://www.facebook.com/brian.matherne.5/media_set?set=a.888463377844831.1073741838.100000435325292&type=3
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from StormSurge in long lost favorite of mine..............   
    Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good (Official Music Video) 

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    Arenafoot reacted to atarilbc in Arena Football '95 for Atari Jaguar console   
    I haven't picked this one up yet. The videos online always impressed me.
     
    If you haven't checked them out, the B&C Computervisions (myatari on eBay) protos of Barkley Shut Up & Jam and Brett Hull NHL Hockey seem pretty complete. Space War 2000 is rough but playable. It shows a lot of potential.
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    Arenafoot reacted to DeLorean in Freaks and Geeks Appreciation Society   
    MATHLETES UNITE! SET, GO!
     
     

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    Arenafoot reacted to Doctor Octagon in Pac Man 2600 getting close to reality...........   
    Yeah, this is what I love about the Atari community. You see guys like DINTAR816 single-handedly trying to fix what a major corporation messed up 30 years ago, and succeeding. Warner was the first and one of the largest megamedia conglomerates on earth and remains so today, yet one guy with a hobby has done what they couldn't. I completely agree with Fire_In_The_Valley, the difference between these two games shows the bad practices that led to the crash.
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    Arenafoot reacted to DeLorean in Pac Man 2600 getting close to reality...........   
    I love it when somebody goes out and does incredible work like this to show what the original hardware was capable of without add-ons or peripherals. It's one thing to make a new pac man with unlimited memory and sound capability, it's another thing entirely to do it on original VCS hardware and still have it look and sound that good. Kudos to the designer.
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    Arenafoot reacted to Fire_In_The_Valley in Cheap source for RF to Coaxial adapters !   
    Video 61 has them for $9. I just ordered a pair not too long ago, one for my Vader and one for my 7800. They're the original Atari Service RF Cables.
     
    http://members.tcq.net/video61/2600new.html
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    Arenafoot reacted to Fire_In_The_Valley in Pizza Time Theatre / Chuck E. Cheese token checklist   
    I have some of the original Pizza Time Theatre Chuck E. Cheese's tokens. I'll have to find them and scan them.
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from Fire_In_The_Valley in Pac Man 2600 getting close to reality...........   
    Finally a huge improvement over the original one............
     
    http://atariage.com/forums/topic/229152-new-pacman-for-atari-2600/
     

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    Arenafoot got a reaction from Justin in Cheap source for RF to Coaxial adapters !   
    how about the actual RF Cable cord? when i bought my Intellivision console it didn't come with one.
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from DeLorean in Pizza Time Theatre / Chuck E. Cheese token checklist   
    For those of you that collect PTT, CEC, and Showbiz Pizza Place tokens....this is the checklist to use for all variations:
     
    http://users.pullman.com/fjstevens/tokens/cec/CEC.html
     
    http://users.pullman.com/fjstevens/tokens/cec/Showbiz.html
     
     

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    Arenafoot got a reaction from Arcade Dude 44 in Stunt Cycle (SC-450) & Video Pinball (C-380) by Atari   
    this one............
     

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    Arenafoot got a reaction from DeLorean in Cheap source for RF to Coaxial adapters !   
    how about the actual RF Cable cord? when i bought my Intellivision console it didn't come with one.
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from DeLorean in Pac Man 2600 getting close to reality...........   
    Finally a huge improvement over the original one............
     
    http://atariage.com/forums/topic/229152-new-pacman-for-atari-2600/
     

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    Arenafoot got a reaction from DeLorean in Atari Pole Position trucker style cap   
    How many of ya'll have seen an Atari Pole Position baseball cap from the 80's???? I googled it and couldn't find one at all!!!!
     
    It is cutoff in the picture below, but look at the far left - its beige and brown trim.............. 
     

     
    I was taking pictures on my stuff that was stored at my dad's house in NOLA after Hurricane Katrina.....so this one was my RC Fat Wheels spotted with sheetrock from parts of the garage ceiling that collapsed on top of it. I still have both the Fat Wheels and Pole Position cap packed away at my house now. 
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