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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Like an entirely new network structure, or just entirely new services communicating through other protocols than HTTP/WWW/HTML? I've read about "Internet 2.0" and such, ultra-fast networks separate from everyone else which is fine for dedicated uses. On the other end you have the smartphone app market where many of those apps more or less tend to be customized web browsers, so nothing more revolutionizing than making responsive web designs.
Wife seems to have recovered. Although not confirmed by tests (she has really bad gag reflexes so couldn't do the test properly), doctor's told her she certainly had it. Chances are that both myself and daughter had it as well but didn't come down with any symptoms.
I don't have Facebook or Twitter so I post in the general chat forums here. As a matter of fact, you should go to the Beer Thread and make a contribution (if you like beer). Lots of food threads recently too!
[email protected]@K! Any interest in a 99 Cent Beef Chalupa coupon from Taco Bell that expires on 4/30/02? RARE. I don't see any on eBay...VINTAGE!! Must be Retro! It's sunfaded and has been cut out. Offer only good at Lacade Foods Inc. Stores. It says no cash value, but I disagree. Let's start the bidding at .01! If it doesn't get up to at least 3 cents though, I'll prolly just keep it in the collection.
I can offer you a couple entire, uncut sheets of discount coupons for both Burger King and KFC. Most of those expired as lately as last month or last week even. While those might not yet be vintage, surely they will be in the future and being uncut sheets full it will maximize their value.
eBay where all the nutters go. One guy wants £2999 for a magazine that is from 1996 that was £4. It is one of the least sought after issues of a magazine in history but there you go. Another guy is selling adverts cut of of magazines for £9.99. He's not sold any, as yet.