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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari 2600

      626,899 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

      78,861 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

      132,227 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

      60,584 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

      184,221 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

      31,529 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

      520,185 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

      232,774 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

      288,184 posts

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

    3. Prototypes

      14,959 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

      42,060 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

      28,766 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

      30,408 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

      4,489 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

      225,744 posts

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

    2. Auction Central

      167,303 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

      46,589 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

      13,393 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

      6,516 posts

      Shawn will periodically a new poll for AtariAge members to vote on and discuss. Have an idea for a poll you'd like to see featured? Send Shawn a PM so he may consider it!

    4. Contests

      15,260 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

      20,829 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

      2,564 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

      47,472 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

      6,752 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

      21,959 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

      5,594 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

      8,128 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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    2. Please submit classic gaming news here!

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Tickled_Pink

      Taking a break from work by watching UK League of Legends championship on BBC.
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    • Keatah

      Salvage 1
      1. jaybird3rd

        Cool show!  Too bad it didn't last longer, but I can see why it didn't.  I hope it gets an "official" release someday, particularly the pilot.
    • Tickled_Pink

      Holy crap. Went outside to check on the wardrobe. Apart from a few staples come slightly loose, it's fine. They don't make them like they used to. How did MFI go bust when they created things that would withstand floods?
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    • GoldLeader

      Here's a new forgotten memory*
      The Powers of Matthew Star
      Anyone remember it?  Me neither.   I mean,   I remember the name, but that's it.
      *I like this sentence.  If it's forgotten is it a memory?  And if memories are old, how can it be a new one?    It's like A History of a Time to Come all over again...
      1. ∞ Vince ∞

        Well... You can have a memory that fades away so becomes forgotten, not truly gone but imagine them as lamps and the closer more vivid memories are very bright and those that have become faded are really dim, you could be forgiven for thinking the bulb was not on but it is very very faint. Then someone says something, you have an emotional response and pop! the light flashes, you get a moment of recognition and the lamp dims again.
        I use a technique where I search through the alphabet to find names of people I don't remember anymore. Once I put the letter beneath the persons face in my mind, sometimes I have to run through a few times, 97% of the time I remember that person's name.
        No such thing as a New Forgotten Memory, but an all but or nearly forgotten memory. A rediscovered memory, perhaps.
      2. GoldLeader

        Good point.  It's a new (as in new occurrence of)...A Forgotten, but then partially remembered, memory.    (Or maybe I was just trying to be too clever).  Trying to talk about or make jokes on vague memories is really hard since it varies so much from person to person.  What one person barely remembers;  Someone else just bought the box set, or has been watching it on MeTV every Saturday night.  For this one, which I saw on the guide on my DISH, I very vaguely remembered the name.  Looking it up, I actually remembered the logo, but not the characters or the show itself.  It was from 1982 so I could imagine someone turning off Asteroids on their Atari, then seeing this show on NBC...(Maybe not in Britain, but well, you know what I mean
      3. ∞ Vince ∞

        yeah. I understand. There are shows people in my family watched, older siblings, that I thought I knew, like Street Hawk, but when I watched an episode it was completely unknown to me. I sort of knew of the intro, so I probably got sent to bed. Like a British show called 'Help!' I never got past the Beatle's intro music.
        I've got a good cluster of dim memories like these that are on the fringes of me knowing but I don't. That's what you get when you have brothers that are 4,5 and more years older than you.
        I remember a vinyl album of Buddy Holly my brother had, it had a yellow cover and 20 hits was written on it, with a pair of his glasses as the image. I've been trying to hunt that down for 20 years.

        How bout this. I heard about 20 seconds of a song in 1994. It was on the radio. I was taken by the song, and never heard it again.
        It stuck in my mind. The other year I found that song, it was Merrie Old England by Roy Bailey an English folk musician. I never gave up on that song and I have the album here.

        It's crazy how the mind works and we only use 10% of its capacity.
      4. GoldLeader

        That's really cool you found the song!  I told my friends it took about 25 years for me to figure out Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty.  I wasn't so much actively looking for it, but always wondered what song it was...It was one of those where radio would play it and then give all the song titles of songs before and after it, but not it...I asked friends what song had that weird sound and then a lot of saxophone, and they said, "What the hell are you talking about?" haaa
      5. GoldLeader

        PS I remember Street Hawk because I taped one episode on an old VHS tape!
      6. ∞ Vince ∞

        Ha! VHS. Used to be friends with a guy, Jon, he was really into tech (other than computers) and was adamant Betamax was a better quality format. I couldn't say, I never had one. We only had one tv in the living room until around 1988? I only got one because I had a computer, and even then it was a dodgy secondhand one that was on the blink. We only got a VHS in 1990.
        I'm a bit flummoxed at your Baker St admission. In my case Roy Bailey is a very obscure muso. He has not charted in the UK.
        Baker Street is one of the most played records on US Radio! Hee Hee.
        But fear not, you are not alone
        What's that song with the saxophone? Whenever someone asks "What's that song with the saxophone?", 90% of the time it's Baker Street.
    • fdurso224

      A member in the gaming community is interested on making a title for the Neo-Geo AES & MVS if demand is high. Find out more on the Neo-Geo thread on post #23,034. https://atariage.com/forums/topic/223548-the-official-neo-geo-thread/page/922/#comments
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    • Magmavision2000

      TIL: Atari made a fighting game called "Boxer" in 1978, but it was never released. It was also the inspiration for Activision's "Boxing". I believe it's dumped now so anyone can play it. 
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    • SlidellMan

      I might have to try this.
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Razzie.P

      Not sure which game to start next.  Looking at Knack 2 (loved the first), Hat in Time, or the Shadow of Colossus remake.
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    • Tickled_Pink

      This goddamn f***ing weather! Had a nice old plywood wardrobe in the garden that I was going to do a MAME cabinet conversion on. But since I put it outside, the weather's done a full 180 degrees. Wind's now tipped it over.
      1. Joe C.

        Global confusion
    • Keatah

      Somebody make a game on this!
      1. retrorussell

        They still have nothing on hippos.  Those suckers flip their tail and scatter their poop over a wide region.
      2. Keatah

        Yah I know. At the zoo they had this one hippo set up and everything and it was spinning its tail like a propeller. Shit flying everywhere. Then it stopped and started over and over again for like 10 minutes straight.
        Sounded like those COX .049 model engines!
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