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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari General

      1,912 posts

      A general discussion for Atari-related topics that aren't covered by a specific Atari console or computer forum.

    2. Atari 2600

      648,269 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.

    3. Atari 5200

      82,217 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.

    4. Atari 7800

      146,659 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.

    5. Atari Lynx

      65,291 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.

       

    6. Atari Jaguar

      194,438 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.

    7. Atari VCS

      6,681 posts

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    8. Dedicated Systems

      34,216 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.

    9. Atari 8-Bit Computers

      571,445 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!

    10. 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. Classic Consoles

    1. Discussion of classic gaming consoles outside the Atari realm.

    2. ColecoVision / Adam

      120,958 posts

      Coleco launched the ColecoVision in 1982, with the console quickly becoming popular due to its library of arcade ports. The ColecoVision has a large homebrew following today.

    3. Intellivision / Aquarius

      241,546 posts

      This forum is for discussion of the Mattel Intellivision, Atari's primary competitor against the 2600, as well as the Mattel Aquarius computer. Intellivision systems include the original Intellivision, Intellivision II, INTV III, and the Sears Super Video Arcade.

    4. Discussion forum for the Bally Arcade/Astrocade console.

    5. Odyssey 2 / Videopac

      6,419 posts

      Discussion revolving around the Odyssey 2 / Videopac G7000/G7400

    6. Vectrex

      10,705 posts

      Discuss the world's only vector-based video game console here!

    7. Discuss Nintendo's first cartridge-based system, the NES, here!

    8. Discuss Nintendo's second cartridge based system here!

    9. Sega Genesis

      11,352 posts

      Sega's popular fourth-generation 16-bit system, would ultimately compete head-to-head with the Super Nintendo.

    10. Discussion forum for the 3DO console and the unreleased Panasonic M2

    11. Dreamcast

      568 posts

      Discussion for the SEGA Dreamcast console.

    12. SMS High Score Club

      1,699 posts

      Join the Sega Master System High Score Club today!

    13. Compete for high scores on the TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine!

  3. Classic Computing

    1. 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. Apple II Computers

      11,634 posts

      Discussion for Apple's 8-bit computer line.

    3. Discussion for Commodore PET, Vic-20, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, and other 8-bit Commodore systems.

    4. Commodore Amiga

      6,356 posts

      Discussion for Amiga Computers, CDTV, and CD32

    5. Tandy Computers

      6,575 posts

      Discussion for Tandy computers, including the TRS-80 Models I, II, III, and 4, Color Computers, and Model 100.

  4. Modern Consoles

    1. This forum is for discussion of all modern game systems.

    2. Sony Playstation 5

      298 posts

      Discuss Sony's Playstation 5 console here!

    3. Xbox Series S/X

      304 posts

      Discuss Microsoft's latest Xbox Series S and X consoles here!

    4. Intellivision Amico

      35,806 posts

      Discuss the upcoming Intellivision Amico console here!

    5. Atari VCS (Redirect)   (652 visits to this link)

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    6. Nintendo Switch

      8,088 posts

      Discussion about Nintendo's latest game console and games.

    7. Microsoft Xbox One

      3,164 posts

      Discussion forum for the Xbox One.

    8. Sony PlayStation 4

      3,215 posts

      Talk about the Sony Playstation 4 here.

    9. Microsoft Xbox 360

      22,232 posts

      Discussion about the Microsoft Xbox 360 (not including the original Xbox).

    10. Sony Playstation 3

      13,289 posts

      Please discuss the Sony Playstation 3 and games here.

    11. Nintendo Wii / Wii U

      27,146 posts

      Discussion forum for the Nintendo Wii and Wii U consoles and games.

  5. Gaming General

    1. Gaming discussion not covered by other specific gaming forums.

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    2. Arcade and Pinball

      43,311 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!

    3. Emulation

      29,930 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!

    4. Hardware

      31,954 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!

    5. Prototypes

      15,388 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.

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

    7. International

      4,505 posts

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

  6. Marketplace

    1. Buy, Sell, and Trade

      231,152 posts

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

    2. Auction Central

      168,673 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

      48,362 posts

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

    4. Free Games and More

      1,351 posts

      Spreading the Love with Free Games and other items.

    5. User Feedback Forum

      13,744 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!

  7. 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

      6,569 posts
    4. Contests

      15,269 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

      21,353 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

      2,594 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!

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

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    8. Please submit classic gaming news here!

  8. Game Programming

    1. Homebrew Discussion

      49,982 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

      6,811 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

      22,292 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.

  9. Site

    1. Announcements

      5,617 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

      8,155 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

      543 posts

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

  • Recent Status Updates

    • carlsson

      Today the new £50 bank note featuring Alan Turing is released in the UK!
      https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/polymer-50-pound-note
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    • bluejay

      Now this is some serious shit. 
       
       
       
       
      No, seriously, Sonic 3D Blast 5? ON GAMEBOY??

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    • fdurso224

      Garfield on Chinese food. I agree since I enjoy it so much.  (See strip)
       

       
       
      1. Kiwi

        Liz from Realistic Garfield: Cat do not eat Chinese Food Mr. Arkbuckle!
    • Frozone212

      I'd love for Sega to re-release the Sega CD as an all in one unit that combines the 32X, CD and main genesis on an ARM64 chipset. Everything else, sound and graphics untouched. Maybe give the option to enhance but leave it otherwise. Games are on SSD and usb.
      1. Clint Thompson

        Do it in an a mini Neptune shell and now you're talking!
    • Frozone212

      I grew up on the NES, Genesis and Windows 98. I played Tomb raider III, Bugs Bunny Double Trouble and Bible Adventures, So believe me when i tell you that I KNOW THE MEANING OF PAIN!
       
      The opposite of pain is Space quest and Sam and Max hit the road. that's just mental torture, that's fine
      1. Clint Thompson

        It was only painful because Windows 98 would sometimes take 20 minutes to get up and running to where you needed it to. Imagine growing up with a TRS-80, ASCII or text adventure games and only getting to play an NES at friends house instead of owning one.
    • SlidellMan

      Since Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX has been released, I have to say that I am glad that Sega is giving that series another chance.
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    • Isaiah Austin

      Today is Sonic the Hedgehog's 30th Anniversary! What is your favorite Sonic the Hedgehog video game?
      1. SlidellMan

        My top five:
        -The original.
        -Sonic Spinball
        -Sonic 2
        -Sonic 3 & Knuckles
        -Sonic Adventure 2
      2. retrorussell

        2, followed by perhaps 1 then 3.  I acknowledge the graphics on 3 are unbelievable, but the bonus round is lame IMHO.
    • Frozone212

      Logical fallacies to common wishes:
       
      Be wealthy: Hello IRS, 25% tax hike.
       
      Be famous: Hello Paparazzi, endless pictures/no privacy
       
      Be skinny: No dessert for years, endless slimfast.
       
      Be beautiful: Mascara shortage, plastic surgery required every 5 years.
       
      Feed world hunger: They'll just get hungry again...and the fridge is bare
       
      end Poverty: no new jobs means the economy stagnates. No cash flow=no food. no food=Hell
      Hell= Half life 3
       
      No traffic on Monday: A missile hits I-95. Problem solved...until tuesday, whereupon they will crowd the other lane and eat an ICBM 
       
      Never have to shit: Explode from the pain of holding it in
       
      World peace: everything is fine...as long as we are all one mind and heart. Anything else is heresy
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    • Frozone212

      I swear this dude is a crackpot. If anyone wants a copy of the email, let me know
      1. thanatos

        Some more info might be useful.  Unless you're talking about yourself.
      2. Frozone212

        here:
         
        Dear Ageless   This is from the "Commodore 64 Crap" blogger/webmaster, alias "C64 hater"/Paul Londoner.   I'm sorry to hear from you that TMR/Jason Kelk has died. You mentioned COVID-19. I've just done a search about this and read stories that Jason was in hospital for fourteen months up until his death. These stories said that he was in hospital with COVID-19. You also mentioned COVID-19 and told me to stay safe.    I plan to make a post about TMR/Jason on my blog "Commodore 64 Crap" ASAP after checking their policies about COVID-19. After my last post I didn't know what to post next, because I got bogged down trying to convert a short listing about sprite collisions from C64 BASIC into Commodore BASIC V7 on the Commodore 128.   At this moment, I just want to say that although TMR/Jason Kelk has died, I don't know what he died of. The reports say he died of "COVID-19". Unfortunately, no such disease as COVID-19 has ever been isolated or identified. Therefore no one can say that anyone at all in the World has ever died of it. There has been a lot of propaganda based around "COVID-19" which has been used to close down the World, though. My life is in ruins and I want it back! I think that COVID-19 is propaganda made up by the Chinese Communist Government, as well as Imperial College, London and Bill Gates. Their leader is Professor Neil Ferguson who made up lots of stories predicting millions of deaths from BSE/vCJD, SARS, Bird Flu, Ebola, etc.    My plans for the immediate future are as follows.    As for my blog "Commodore 64 Crap", my plans for its future are to write some posts about flowcharting as a way to develop software, no matter what language the software ends up being written in. This applies to the C64, C128, or any computer at all. My blog is about the Commodore 64 and computing in general, NOT about TMR/Jason Kelk.   Later today, Monday June 21, 21-06-2021, I plan to go to bed at about 04:00 BST (GMT+1)  after drinking a whole bottle of sparkling wine to cheer me up from the COVID-19 propaganda and restrictions. My phone alarms will start to go off at 10:00 BST. I plan to arrive in or around Parliament Square Westminster, at about 12:00. I shouldn't be in the UK at all, but I was forced to return from Berlin, Germany because of COVID-19 restrictions which banned tourists from booking accommodation. I hadn't yet managed to upgrade my status from tourist. Today I'll be taking part in a massive protest and demo against the continuing COVID-19 restrictions and "lockdown", especially the ban on nightclubs and travel out of the UK. I hope to help cause traffic jams and blockade the Houses of Parliament, as well as support nightclubs reopening.    --   Paul Londoner        
      3. thanatos

        Well.  Yeah.  Oh my.
      4. Wilco

        I don’t understand how someone can hear about the passing of such a great person, and then turn it all around to make it seem that they are just as much as a victim because “I don’t believe in COVID” 
         
        I hope there will be some sort of tribunal for conspiracists at the end of covid, track down the people that started the most outrageous lies and punish them. But that probably won’t happen. 
      5. Frozone212

        yeah this guy is an asshole. T.M.R was a great guy and the email was just...ugh
      6. bluejay

        Looks like a troll who thinks he’s funny. 
      7. Wilco

        I sadly know a lot of people who really believe in this sort of thing. Every time I open my phone I get a new message from my uncle about how Bill Gates runs a death cult who want to kill 99% of all people or how the US government is trying to kidnap kids. I don’t understand how anyone could be so convinced by weird Facebook comments made by a couple or deranged people. 
    • thanatos

      Years ago, at a Dave & Busters, my wife had spent all but 1000 of her tickets.

      "Anything else?"

      And then she said "I would like 100 rubber snakes."

      They had to go back and get another box, and count them out.  It was hilarious.
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