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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari 2600

      635,813 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

      80,251 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

      137,217 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

      62,840 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

      188,444 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

      32,050 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

      538,197 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

      247,473 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

      291,276 posts

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

    3. Prototypes

      15,218 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

      42,777 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

      29,239 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

      31,222 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

      4,498 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

      228,377 posts

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

    2. Auction Central

      167,963 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

      47,383 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

      13,548 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

      6,557 posts
    4. Contests

      15,263 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

      21,074 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

      2,574 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

      48,483 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

      6,777 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

      22,100 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

      5,606 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

      8,144 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

    • GoldLeader

      It's Thanksgiving!  A Day Off!  And my Evercade + 6 carts came in, and my Analogue NT Mini Noir (Pre-ordered months ago) also came in!.  After I sleep, I will get up and later open them both!   Cheers!
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    • Random Terrain

      Always make your bed. The dust mites are counting on you to trap the moisture under the covers for them.
      google.com/search?q=do+dust+mites+like+moisture
      1. GoldLeader

        I'll tell you what I tell people traveling door to door trying to sell me a vacuum cleaner.   I'm at high altitude, so we don't have dust mites.
    • ClassicGMR

      Decent amount of old, old threads getting bumped lately especially in Marketplace. Check the “freshness” dates people!
      1. GoldLeader

        So..Lemme get this straight.   I can Not buy Gun Nac for $30 CIB?  That's disappointing.
    • Clint Thompson

      573,284 on Tempest 2000? Man am I rusty!
      1. Keatah

        That's not too shabby. Got problems getting past 400,000 myself. Now on Missile Command, that's a different tune.
         
    • 7800Knight

      I just got a thorough tongue lashing for playing Atari and 1980s arcade titles.  I was told to stop playing them, get rid of my collection, buy modern consoles and to "get with the times".  Why are there such control freaks out there?
      1. Eltigro

        Who was this from?  I would avoid them.
      2. Keatah

        That's right!

        And when I was a kid I was told to grow up and stop playing those "baby games". Parents referring to Atari VCS and Intellivision. I had to teach them a lesson.
         
      3. GoldLeader

        Computers are a fad.  Like heavy metal and horseless carriages.
    • CPUWIZ

      AA branded tinfoil hats available soon.
      1. CPUWIZ

        Stuck in customs.
      2. thanatos

        How about some Faraday phone cases?
      3. Keatah

        If you make cases out of Faradium they will charge themselves from their own signal.
    • thanatos

      Preparing to put the turkey in the brine.  Then tomorrow it goes on the Weber.
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Prosystemsearch

      Downloaded Winarcadia earlier today! The games sound and graphics wise are somewhere in-between Odyssey2 and Intellivsion in detail.
      1. This update has no replies.
    • masschamber

      triminous arrived today, really impressive stuff for the channel f, plays well too, but my model 1 controllers failed while playing, regardless @atari2600landdid a great job with this one, if he has any left you should definitely buy it.  worth it for the title screens alone!
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    • bluejay

      I beat a link between worlds. I'm not motivated enough to start a link to the past; I think I'll wait until I can play SS or OoT.
      1. Rogerpoco

        I really can't pinpoint exactly why, but again, LttP was what I would tell people for many years, my Son remembers me saying so when he was a kid, that it was "the best game ever"(opinion).
        Mebbe that's what I should take on with my Grandson, after the NES flop I mentioned to ya before, lol!
        Dunno what exactly compels me to mention this one to you, but a semi-obscure RPG, on PS1, Saga Frontier, is a REALLY good, deep game, I got weeks and weeks of play out of it, "learning" combos, playing thru with different characters-I think there are seven, all in essentially the same World, all with different stories/objectives, but each is a pretty much "complete" hours-long game.
      2. bluejay

        To be awfully honest I only use my Playstations for car sims. I use my original PS for Gran Turismo 1 and 2 only, and PS2 for GT4 and sometimes arcade racers like Need for Speed or burnout. All my RPG/Adventure games I play on Nintendo. I dunno why, I can't bring myself to play an RPG on a non-Nintendo or Sega console.
      3. IntelliMission

        As someone who loves the PS1 but hates RPG games due to the addiction to fake achievement, I can recommend the following PS1 games so you can play more than GT 1 and 2 on the system:
         
        - Abe's Oddysee, Abe's Exodus and Heart of Darkness: These 3 "Prince of Persia" style 2D games are beautiful, hard and generally awesome and fun.
         
        - Driver: Very impressive for the PS1, great car handling and classic police series feel.
         
        - Silent Hill: Fun gameplay, outstanding sound design and a story that you can't take seriously but with an amazing town to explore and huge immersion.
         
        - GTA2: Hilarious radio stations with fake songs and fake DJs (including a parody Christian radio), fun gameplay. Saving a game is not simple, though: you have to save $50K and go to a church with a "Jesus Saves" sign. Antennas on TV vans, that you can steal, point to these churches.
         
        - Goal Storm 97 and International Superstar Soccer Pro 98: I know you're American and you probably don't care about soccer. I also know FIFA 98 and International Superstar Soccer Pro Evolution were the 2 most acclaimed soccer titles for the PS1. But these 2 prequels of ISS Pro Evolution were actually better games: passing works better and the matches feel more like real matches. The controls are more responsive and less complicated.
         
        - Croc, Jumping Flash! and Gex 3D: Everyone talks about Spyro and Crash, but these 3D platform games are very fun. Croc has tank controls and was described as "Tomb Raider for kids"!
         
        - Tomb Raider: Everyone should play this game. It's the best on the series by far. The enemies are 99% crazy, wild animals and myhological creatures, the sceneries are gorgeous and mysterious and the exploration and 3D platforming is top notch. Later entries lost the magic adding more human enemies and using more boring stages with less exploration. (I recommend the MS DOS version because you can save anytime, PS1 has crystals)
         
        - Destruction Derby 2: Crazy car game with only one downfall: you gotta drive perfectly or the IA will destroy you. Otherwise, fun gameplay with crazy metal music from the creators of Driver. Try to survive more than 1 minute in The Pit!
         
        - Bust a Groove, Beatmania, Parappa the Rapper, UmJammer Lammy: The PS1 has a great arsenal of musical games. Beatmania is more serious and challenging, but the other 3 are really fun. You can also create your own songs with Music 2000.
         
        You can also try Metal Gear Solid, Disruptor, Silent Bomber... and even Alundra, the PS1 version of Zelda! But I guess that's enough for today. I just wanted to point out that the PS1 has more than GT!
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