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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari 2600

      627,096 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

      78,909 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

      132,307 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

      60,629 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

      184,278 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

      31,542 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

      520,506 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

      232,989 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

      288,238 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

      42,075 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

      28,772 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

      30,414 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

      225,772 posts

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

    2. Auction Central

      167,312 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

      46,599 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

      13,398 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

      20,830 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

      2,565 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

      8,129 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

    • roadrunner

      Bundy Burger 
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    • Magmavision2000

      Our voices have been heard, Donkey Kong Country will be coming to SNES Online on the 15th.
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    • CPUWIZ

      What a poor deplorable troll.
      1. CPUWIZ

        I can't answer that.
      2. thanatos

        No politics!
      3. CPUWIZ

        If I want to, I can make it political, that is really not the point, as it implies many many people.  Like wannabe Nazi's, or people who write bullshit conspiracy theories and try to spread them all over the internet, to try and influence the less educated part of the nation.
      4. Random Terrain

        Unrepentant conspiracy theorists should be beaten and imprisoned. The ones that are willing to kneel at our feet will be sent to reeducation camps. There's no room for their kind of thinking in a free country. It's for the good of the people. Many of these deplorables will complain about their 'rights' and blather on about 'free speech,' but we can't take the risk that their unsanctioned whimsies and possible truths could end up influencing the minds of millions. Controlling what people think is our job. All shiny happy people know that only authorized Good Speak is allowed. Who wouldn't want to be shiny and happy? All they have to do is obey, consume, reproduce, and conform. Is that so hard?
    • Zoyous

      Has anybody got links to galleries of back-in-the-day arcade photos? Preferably with people in them? It's a bit tricky to Google because there are current arcades advertised using the word "vintage."
      1. Psionic

        https://arcadeblogger.com/2017/08/18/time-out-arcade-amazing-classic-arcade-pictures/
      2. Psionic

        https://timeline.com/golden-age-video-arcades-940a177ccb30
    • MegaManFan

      Batman on PC Engine! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evWNjRtzQBM
       
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    • ∞ Vince ∞

      I just finished work on a virtual machine compiler. For my text adventures.
      I can now write an adapted version of the interpreter for each machine: C64, Spectrum, Amstrad, BBC, Atari 800XL and then my text based action adventures can live across all the machines and go out at the same time!

      A small cut of cheese to some, but a big moment for me!
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    • simbalion

      When I was a kid we only had TV over the air, there were three networks, and some PBS and a few odd-ball UHF stations. Yet, there was more variety in types of show then than now. Yes there are more shows now, but everything is a copy of something else. Let that sink in for a moment.
      1. adam242

        And more shows worth watching back then.
         
        Detroit market here, we had CBS 2, NBC 4, ABC 7, some local UHF stations. Best of all, we were close enough to Canada to get CBC 9.
      2. jaybird3rd

        Yup, I remember that.  In the greater NYC market when I was growing up, Channel 2 was CBS, 5 was Fox, 7 was ABC, 9 and 11 were WWOR and WPIX (local stations), and 13 was PBS.  Limited selection, but I can remember several good shows, especially on PBS.  Nowadays, I'm too busy to watch much TV, but most of what is popular on Netflix et al. doesn't interest me.
      3. Keatah

        Growing up we had 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 32, 44, and later 50. It was more than enough TV. Not forgetting the mystery channel that was all scrambled and looked like porn - must have spent days trying to tune that stuff in!
      4. frankodragon

        Milwaukee TV back then had several UHF stations but, yes they had better stuff on including morning and afternoon cartoons.  Not like today with court shows and crappy talk shows about who is the father, etc. 
         
      5. jd_1138

        I used to read the TV Guide and plan out my week's viewing. There were awesome shows back then - Miami Vice, Riptide, Simon and Simon, MacGyver, Knight Rider, A-Team, Magnum PI, Hardcastle and McCormick, Fall Guy. Detective shows were my favorite. I did like St Elsewhere a lot too even as a ten year old.
      6. _The Doctor__

        most of movies are now the same old movies being done over as well, they seem to gut out the story and place all kind of modern day commentary in it. It's not really entertainment, it's not even a semblance of the book or movie it came from... They're almost always touting the latest current event of the last 2 years and shoving it in your face, and down your throat...
        so it's borish on all fronts and does nothing to entertain, excite your senses, or even give your logic and reasoning something to work with let alone complex enough to fire a single neuron.
        It's basically a wasteland on television and the big screen. Very sad time for almost all media these days... I picked up the local paper, all the same crap the AP and whatever these wastes of space think will pass for news today, but worse in that the appearances of the articles are as if they're now written in crayon. Maybe that's their pointless way of making the garbage more palatable. Whatever happened to simply reporting what is or was... as opposed to whatever some creature thinks of what happened or worse yet, re-wording things in order to make whatever happened or was said mean the opposite of what happened or a person meant or said. Yeah it's 5000 feeds of a crap sandwich these days, all chained together... and it follow you around on your phone with little chance of actually selecting what it will force on you, even after changing the settings, notifications, blocking, thumbs down, etc... inevitably Apple or Samsung and their news app foists the garbage and entertainment suggestions on you.
      7. Jinroh

        I know what you mean. It was new and fresh back then.
         
        It is the old joke, "1000 channels and nothing to watch."
         
        I mostly find myself watching re-runs and such. Reliving epizodes of Married with Children and such. 
         
        Either that or putting re-runs on as background noise while I code. It is just comforting. Though maybe I am just becoming an old curmudgeon. x3 Though at least back then for the most part everything was not trying to push some kind of agenda on me, it was just entertainment.
    • Random Terrain

      You just sit there on your butt whether you read a book or watch TV, so how are books better? At least you can't get a paper cut from TV.
      1. Keatah

        Books require active thinking and imagination. TV just lets you sit there and do nothing.
      2. Random Terrain

        Books describe just about everything in detail, so it might as well be TV. If you want active thinking and imagination, you'd be better off writing your own book instead of sitting there being spoon fed crap from another person's imagination.
      3. Keatah

        Thing with a book is you have to build and create the scenery yourself - using the words and story of the author as a guideline, as a set of instructions.
      4. GoldLeader

        Who said one is better?   They both rock!  I just have an easier time eating while watching TV...
      5. Random Terrain

        If you don't like a book, can you throw a brick through it and get a nice satisfying crashing sound? No? See, TV is better.
         
        Can you attach a game console to a book and play games on it? No? See, TV is better.
      6. frankodragon

        But you can also buy books on tape/CD and hear the person swallowing from time to time.
      7. Random Terrain

        Science has proven that swallowing causes cancer.
    • Magmavision2000

      Milk is just cheesy water.
      1. retrorussell

        Skim milk is just white water.  Yuck..
    • jd_1138

      Google Messages app keeps crashing on my phone -- Moto G4. Anyone else have this problem? I reinstalled the app and same thing.
      1. jd_1138

        I just downloaded the Verizon Messages+ app, and it works even though I don't have a Verizon account. I have Consumer Cellular.
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