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#1 atari5200dude82 ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:09 PM

Who will be interested in joining or starting. a Atari 5200 Brotherhood club. I will be the first member to join.

Edited by atari5200dude82, Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:16 PM.


#2 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:54 PM

What are the membership privileges?

#3 OldSchoolRetroGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:57 AM

I'm in!

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:15 AM

Count me in.

#5 Sonic R OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:05 AM

guess I should join in... I'm the ONLY person I know of in the universe who thinks the 5200 is Atari's best console and one of the greatest consoles ever!

#6 jetset OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:28 AM

Count me in.


guess I should join in... I'm the ONLY person I know of in the universe who thinks the 5200 is Atari's best console and one of the greatest consoles ever!


Not the only. And I'll top that. I think the controllers are great. And my house never burned down from the switchbox.
How's that grab ya?

#7 S1500 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:49 AM

I remember the CV brotherhood from THE SPACE BOSS on the usenet group. Yeah, he was a bit odd.

#8 Ransom OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:53 AM

I'm in. I've been a fan of the 5200 since it was released (although I traded it in for an Atari 400 within a couple of months...does that disqualify me?). I've never had a problem with using the controllers (but I do really, really appreciate the BEST Electronics gold upgrade). I prefer to play Star Raiders on the 5200 rather than the A8, and I even prefer playing Pac-Man on the 5200. :P

#9 Sonic R OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:17 AM

Not the only. And I'll top that. I think the controllers are great. And my house never burned down from the switchbox.
How's that grab ya?


I think the controllers are great too! I'd rather use them over the Wico and Masterplay Interface… both which are collecting dust on my shelf…
only other controller that I use regularly is the 5200 trak-ball… makes games like Centipede, Missile Command, Galaxian, Space Invaders on the 5200 superior over ALL other versions!

I've also left my four-port 5200 on for well over 72 hours straight and no fires reported…

I'd rather play the 5200 version of games over all other versions (only exception is Kaboom! - until I get myself a 5200 paddle controller)

#10 Gaztee OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:31 AM

Who will be interested in joining or starting. a Atari 5200 Brotherhood club. I will be the first member to join.

I'm interested too, just wandering what we all get?? Tattoos?? :)

#11 NE146 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:55 AM

Circle jerk? :)

#12 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:56 AM

Only if someone brings the cookie for limp biscuit.

#13 jetset OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:04 AM

Only if someone brings the cookie for limp biscuit.


You can take that cookie and stick it up your !@#$@....
stick it up your !@#$@....
stick it up your !@#$@....
stick it up your !@#$@....

Hey, it won't be as prestigious as the wine snob club right?

Edited by jetset, Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:06 AM.


#14 Ransom OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:06 AM

Who will be interested in joining or starting. a Atari 5200 Brotherhood club. I will be the first member to join.

I'm interested too, just wandering what we all get?? Tattoos?? :)


We should make it "5200 Broderbund" just so it is even more retro/geeky.

#15 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:07 AM

Is this like the Brotherhood of Mutants? SystemX.

#16 Prodos8 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:14 AM

Circle jerk? :)


I'm here for that. :grin:

#17 marcfrick2112 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:49 AM

OK, add another to the 5200 Brotherhood! My only complaint about the 5200 is.. I have to 'service' my controllers about once per year.. beyond that, I really love the system... I have a 4-port, with the weird switchbox thingy (the technical term, LOL) and it works flawlessly!

I just have always loved the arcade conversions for the 5200...

I also lucked out... I got a 5200, complete in smooshed box, all inside boxes, manuals, and catalogs + a Q*Bert bare cart. for $25 at a resale shop...

#18 AlvinKarpis OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:47 AM

I love the 5200 so much that I own a 2 port and a 4 port

Both work and all 4 controllers rock

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:00 PM

Count me in too :) The controllers are not great in design but they sure steach you how to maintain them

#20 atari5200dude82 ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:18 PM

Awesome , i am proud to welcome you all to the 5200 Brotherhood. Let's keep the 5200 alive and kicking. Hopefully we will get some new Homebrew games soon. Any programmers out there interested in making new games for the 5200.

Edited by atari5200dude82, Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:25 PM.


#21 Sonic R OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:05 PM

hopefully we get what was supposed to be on the 5200 initially… Tempest!

a pleasent bonus would be to finally play Cloak & Dagger :P

#22 atari5200dude82 ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:33 PM

Here Here, that would be very awesome.

#23 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:40 PM

Only if someone brings the cookie for limp biscuit.


You can take that cookie and stick it up your !@#$@....
stick it up your !@#$@....
stick it up your !@#$@....
stick it up your !@#$@....

Hey, it won't be as prestigious as the wine snob club right?


LMAO, I was trying to remember the terminology for the game that used the word 'cookie' to avoid associations to Fred Durst & Co. :D

#24 Gaztee OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:47 PM

I love the 5200 so much that I own a 2 port and a 4 port

Both work and all 4 controllers rock

I must love the 5200 2.5 times more than you!
:o I have a lovely boxed 2 port & four 4 port versions!! 2 of which have the video mod :) however I only have 3 working joysticks :0(

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:50 PM

Hopefully we will get some new Homebrew games soon. Any programmers out there interested in making new games for the 5200.


Well, you know, (March) 2012 is the 30th anniversary of the 5200. sounds like a good reason to release another homebrew,eh?




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