Ballblaɀer Posted March 10, 2016 Report Share Posted March 10, 2016 Greetings, all. I'm 35, and I've been into Atari gaming since one fateful Christmas in the mid-80s when Santa left a 4-port 5200 under the Christmas tree. These days I'm largely a PC gamer, but I've never been as enamored with other consoles as I've been with the 5200 and 2600. My grandparents had a 2600 at their place, only a few minutes' walk away from home, so my younger brother and I were able to enjoy the best of both worlds. I was also lucky enough to be taken to arcades by my parents at a very young age -- this is how I fell in love with Tempest and the general aesthetic of vector gaming; it's no coincidence that I'm recently a proud new Vectrex owner. These days I live with my wife in MD, relatively close to DC -- a retro gaming wasteland, it sometimes feels like. Finding anything interesting in the wild usually feels like it takes a miracle, but it does occasionally happen. Owning the 5200 and inheriting the 2600 from back in the day meant that I had a small head start on building collections, but I've really ramped up my efforts in the last year or so. As of now I'm 3 games away from a complete 5200 collection, and I'm making some serious headway on a 2600 Atari (all label styles), Activision (standard labels), and Sears (picture labels) collection. I told myself I wouldn't concern myself with other third-party games, but... you probably know how that kind of thing often ends up. I'm especially fascinated by the game artwork (and I really look forward to the upcoming book about it), so collecting the picture label variation 2600 games has lately been my top priority. Look for me to post a trade list and a wanted list in the near future! Anyway, nice to be here, and nice to see some familiar folks I've already traded with and/or bought from over at AA. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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