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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari 2600

      632,527 posts

      The Atari 2600 is the system that started it all for Atari, and is by far the most popular classic gaming console. This forum covers all 2600 systems produced by Atari, as well as 2600-compatible consoles produced by third-parties.

    2. Atari 5200

      79,697 posts

      The Atari 5200 was Atari's second cartridge-based game console. Based on the Atari 8-bit computer line and labeled the "SuperSystem", the 5200 was Atari's answer to growing competition in a market they were losing control over.

    3. Atari 7800

      135,197 posts

      The Atari 7800 ProSystem is a contemporary of the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Master System. Based on extensive feedback from Atari customers, the 7800 features a streamlined design, backward compatibility with the 2600, a powerful graphics processor, and simplified controllers.

    4. Atari Lynx

      62,077 posts

      Lynx was Atari's first portable game system, and world's first color handheld. It was designed by Epyx and the engineers who created the Amiga. Ahead of its time, the Lynx sported a backlit color screen, stereo sound (in model 2) and an impressive range of games. Check out our rarity guide or explore many games listed on Atari Gamer.


    5. Atari Jaguar

      186,847 posts

      Atari's last game console, the Atari Jaguar represented a huge leap in technology from previous offerings. Featuring a 64-bit architecture, the Jaguar had great potential, but its power was difficult to tap. Even then, many great games were released and the Jaguar has an avid fan base today.

    6. Dedicated Systems

      31,831 posts

      Before Atari produced the famous 2600, they created many standalone consoles such as Pong, Speedway, and Stunt Cycle. Recently, Atari has been creating new dedicated consoles, such as the Atari Flashback.

    7. Atari 8-Bit Computers

      529,790 posts

      Atari's original 8-bit computer line, featuring the Atari 400, 800, XL, and XE series of computers. Powerful and well-engineered, the Atari 8-bit computers are still popular with fans today!

    8. Atari's next generation computer line, the Atari ST computers were based on the Motorola 68000 series chips, the same as the Macintosh at the time. The ST would also be followed by the TT and Falcon.

  2. Gaming General

    1. Classic Computing

      240,450 posts

      Use this forum to discuss the plethora of classic computers outside of Atari 8-bit offerings. These include the Apple II, Commodore 64/128, Amiga, TI 99/4a, MSX, TRS-80 and others.

    2. Modern Gaming

      289,596 posts

      This forum is for discussion of all modern game systems, including PC games and browser-based online games.

    3. Prototypes

      15,063 posts

      Ever wondered about all those games that were announced but never released? Or games that have been discovered over the years that no one even knew existed? Or have you discovered a new prototype that no one's seen yet? Here's the place to talk about prototype games, led by Tempest of AtariProtos.com.

    4. Arcade and Pinball

      42,522 posts

      Many of us grew up pumping quarters into arcade games, and here's where you can discuss all your favorites. From Pong to Pinball to the latest arcade games, if it has a coin slot, then you're at the right place!

    5. Emulation

      28,995 posts

      Emulators allow you to experience classic games on modern PCs (and other devices!) Discuss the latest emulator developments and ask questions about emulation here!

    6. Hardware

      30,901 posts

      This forum is for discussion of hardware at a more technical level than you'll find in the other forums. If you have a hardware question you'd like to ask or have some interesting knowledge you'd like to share with others, post it here!

    7. This forum is for discussion of gaming related magazines, books, websites, and other publications.

    8. International

      4,493 posts

      Internacional - Internazionale - Internationaal - Internasjonal - This forum is for discussion of classic and modern gaming in languages other than English.

  3. Marketplace

    1. Buy, Sell, and Trade

      227,284 posts

      Please use this forum as a tool to buy, sell, and trade games and hardware.

    2. Auction Central

      167,667 posts

      Use this forum to discuss auctions on eBay. Have something up for auction you'd like to share? Post it here! You can also highlight amusing, off-the-wall, or interesting auctions that others may want to hear about!

    3. Wanted

      47,056 posts

      Use this forum to post a list of the gaming hardware and software you're looking for!

    4. Spreading the Love with Free Games and other items.

    5. User Feedback Forum

      13,476 posts

      Please use this forum to leave feedback about other users on AtariAge that you've had good and/or bad experiences with. Please read the sticky at the top of this forum before posting!

  4. Community

    1. If you're a repeat visitor to AtariAge, it's likely you also collect classic games and systems. Here's your chance to show off to the rest of the community your collection!

    2. Member Blogs

      11,873 posts

      As members update their Blogs, messages will be posted in this forum so you can more easily keep tabs on who's writing what!

    3. Poll Forum

      6,528 posts
    4. Contests

      15,262 posts

      These forums are for discussing and participating in contests started by AtariAge, contests run by forum members, and of course, the weekly High Score Contests!

    5. Events

      20,850 posts

      Use this forum to discuss gaming events of all types, including expos revolving around classic gaming, events catering to modern systems, arcade expos, and local gatherings of collectors getting together or a day of gaming.

    6. User Groups

      2,571 posts

      This forum and its subforums are for classic gaming and computing user groups. Find people in your area who share your love of this hobby!

  5. Game Programming

    1. Homebrew Discussion

      48,267 posts

      Here you can talk about homebrew games that don't have their own forums allocated (which will be most of them). Have an idea for a game that you'd like to see someone program? Are you programming a game and want some feedback? Discuss it here!

    2. Programming

      6,772 posts

      The programming forums are technical discussions of programming various classic gaming consoles. The more popular consoles have their own dedicated programing forums, so please only use this forum for topics that fall outside of those forums.

    3. Hacks

      22,079 posts

      A hack is an existing game that has somehow been modifed in terms of graphics, colors, sounds, and/or gameplay. If you've modified a game and would like to share it with others, or have an idea for a modification you'd like to see done to an existing game, you can discuss it here.

  6. Site

    1. Announcements

      5,602 posts

      Important site or forum-related announcements will be posted here. If you see a new announcement, please stop by to read it!

    2. Have a question about how to use the forum?  Ask here and others can answer (including admins and mods!)  

    3. Do you have suggestions for how AtariAge can be improved? Please post them here, as well as criticisms, and kudos about the web site!

    4. Rarity Guide

      8,130 posts

      The AtariAge Rarity Guide is a living, breathing document! If you have feedback regarding rarity guide values and the database in general, please discuss it here!

    5. Archived Forums

      542 posts

      Resting place for forums that have have run their course and are archived here for reference.

  7. Classic Gaming News

    1. Discuss news posted on the front page of AtariAge!

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      The original Jurassic Park has actually aged quite well. Too bad that the films that followed were crap from the cretaceous cloaca.
      1. masschamber

        I don't think anyone has ever said otherwise.
    • bluejay  »  Isaiah Austin

      What happened to that Genesis thread?
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        I sent you a PM.
      2. retrorussell

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      1. joeatari1

        Why so sad???
      2. jd_1138

        u alright?????????
      3. GoldLeader

        Yeah,  What's up?   
        Or is this a response to masschamber's Status Update?, cuz that fits.
    • masschamber

      list a rare atari game, expect a lowball from school_girl_in_a_short_dress
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    • bluejay

      I love how useless old Macintoshes are.
      1. carlsson

        Let me fix that for you:

      2. desiv

        I suppose that depends on your definitions of "old" and "useful."  🙂  I find there is something charming and fun with some of those B/W 68K Mac games.  Combination nostalgia and just fun.  I find that useful for me every once in a while.  It was also useful to me replacing capacitors.  Got some good experience there.  
      3. bluejay

        @desiv Well the thing is, by "old macintosh" I mean the really early models that came before the SE(128k, 512k, Plus, etc.)
        You need an SE FDHD to transfer files onto the thing because of the weird 400k/800k floppies they used. And if you have an FDHD, might as well use it. There's literally no reason to own an old Mac these days other than the fact that they're super cool  
      4. desiv

        As a user, totally agree.  Mine is a Classic so it has a HD floppy I can use for transferring and it has a HD.  My roommate back in college had a single floppy Fat Mac, and all I remember was the pain of swapping floppies.  (Well, and some fun with Continuum...  But mostly I remember that swappy flop...  Over and over..) 
      5. bluejay

        @desiv Luckily I have a external floppy drive for my 512ke. It's not an OEM drive(apparently made by a company called Fujitsu) but it's 800k, has a manual eject button(the auto-eject in the thing works too!) and it works well, so it's better than the real Apple drive in every way. I don't have a hard drive for it though.
      6. Bakasama

        They only thing you can do with those early macs is just play those Glider games and Escape Velocity games. 
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    • ∞ Vince ∞

      Not been about for a bit. Quick update:
      Loving these art classes. 
      3 and a bit stone lighter now, too!
      Terminator: Dark Fate. Fuck me who wrote that nonsense. The only thing I love about it are the pre-credits sequences. The only other film I have taken to watch in segments like this is "Die Hard: Russian Holiday" which was a lot worse, I will give you.
      Date Night was a pretty good movie. Having mistaken it for the awful Blind Date, I found I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Too much Marky Mark though...
      1. jd_1138

        I can't really stomach most Hollywood films, as 99 percent of them are fecal matter. I just watch a few foreign films per week. I will watch American sci-fi movies though.
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    • BydoEmpire

      I finally deactivated my FB account.  It was like dropping the One Ring - a long time coming hard to do, but had to. Somehow the air smells sweeter, the breeze more gentle and the song of the birds a little bit more beautiful now. FRREEEEDDOOOOOM!
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      2. Rogerpoco

        I have one for a couple reasons, it makes signing in to new sites easier from time to time, and I use the "messenger" box to carry on passive conversations with Friends that moved away and stuff, but I don't "look at Facebook", or add stuff to my page, or do friend requests, period. Don't even think I completed the process of putting in all my info. So I use it like a "PC cellphone", and a way to log in to ebay, lol!
      3. desiv

        Good call.  I don't use it for anything "social."  I know me and I would hate it.   I didn't have it for the longest time, but finally did when I got my 3D Printer, as the best support was there.  I have 3 or 4 tech groups there now I check for support things now.  But still no family/friends/etc...  I see my wife's frustration with it sometimes, and I don't feel bad about not using it for anything social.  TBF tho, I was never a very social person anyway.  Not anti-social!  Just not social.
      4. BydoEmpire

        I actually got away from it for a while, but a couple of specific groups sucked me back in, and over the years I got more and more in the habit of using it more and more.  It became a time suck and mental drain, despite my attempts to unfollow basically everything and minimize usage. I just wasn't able to "not look," and whenever I did I'd get frustrated, and over time it got worse and worse.  I will miss some of the groups, but not enough to compensate.
        There's nothing social about "social media," IMHO.
      5. phattyboombatty

        I think many people are addicted to FB or social media. I was an avid fan in the beginning, but it is clear to me that users lost control and understanding of how one may represent oneself. I decided to keep my profile only as a "phonebook" of sorts. When I peek at it after many months at a time, it is a cesspool, but I maintain hope that we can shift and improve our abilities to use this medium in a mature way.
      6. carlsson

        How do you spy on your friends and acquaintances without a Facebook account? That is at least 1/4 of the reasons I use it nowadays, to keep track of what people are doing that I might benefit from knowing but otherwise would not be able to find out.
      7. desiv

        Ah carlsson, so you are interested in what your friends and acquaintances are doing?  Me.. not so much...  
      8. carlsson

        Interested is a big word. Sometimes situations occur where it is beneficiary to know things about other people's lives.
        I mean from scouting on Facebook I get to know who just divorced, who just had a child so I'm not likely to depend on them for a couple of years, who is working out of town this week, who is friend with whom (two people I normally wouldn't realize they know eachother), who is going to what event, who has which political and other opinions, who writes in which public groups and about which subjects. Without the social media, I would be none the wiser and my friends could put on a character when we meet and I wouldn't know much about their real identities. Of course not everyone are as public, so some of my friends still have secret personalities and interests. I can't say that bothers me though.
      9. thanatos

        Don't forget seeing people make the great accomplishment of changing their profile pic background to show their support of the social movement of the week.  Such noble work done.
      10. frankodragon

        When I read that FB was just using users to get companies to follow them what they buy online, that's when it was time to get out of there.  Someday maybe it'll be known as MySpace 2.0.
      11. desiv

        I remember talking to some developers at a conference who were all laughing about "Farmville" because it was about farming, but mostly about farming data.    Which is why the little data I have on my facebook account doesn't match me.  (and I don't ever play facebook games)
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