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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari 2600

      635,728 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

      80,229 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

      137,163 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

      62,800 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

      188,368 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

      32,038 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

      537,926 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

      247,294 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

      291,205 posts

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

    3. Prototypes

      15,213 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

      42,766 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

      29,234 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

      31,218 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

      4,497 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

      228,328 posts

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

    2. Auction Central

      167,962 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

      47,369 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

      13,545 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

      48,475 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

      22,099 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

    • fdurso224

      AtariAge member Bod2019 is continuing making progress of his Neo-Geo MVS replica unit. Come have a look to be amazed. His latest pics start on post #24,544. Enjoy.  https://atariage.com/forums/topic/223548-the-official-neo-geo-thread/page/982/#comments
       
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    • Cebus Capucinis

      Wait, you guys play video games? LOL, nerds.
      1. cybercylon

        We also eat tacos too.
    • MegaManFan

      GBA X5! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UxNwJ3zoDw
       
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    • bluejay

      I think I found why I didn't find the older Zelda games (LttP and back) to be fun; I need more story than action, and puzzles that isn't next to impossible to figure out without a guide. On that note, I find ALBW to be more fun than LttP.
      1. GoldLeader

        I know I'm alone here, but I prefer Deadly Towers.  No joke...Zelda is Great though.
      2. bluejay

        Huh, never head of it. Maybe I should give it a shot. But I mean, if it's a good game in any way I think I might like it better than the original Zelda. I'm really not a fan of it.
      3. GoldLeader

        I'm not kidding, It Is my Favorite Game on NES, but I had it BITD,...SeanBaby called it The Worst Nintendo Game of All Time,  so you know it's good haha...Better try the ROM first.  I don't want you mad at me if you hate it haha...It can be Very Difficult til you get into it.  Food for thought:  Better music,  better atmosphere, and better set pieces than Zelda, and you Never lose the ability to throw your sword.  The cheap deaths are part of memorization at first so yeah people get mad, but you can upgrade things.  Also people die a lot in arcade games, and people seem to forget the time frame when this came out.  Don't get mad if ya don't "beat it" though, the joy is in playing it   
         
        In fact,  I'd go so far as to say those who "beat it" on the internet are not even playing it right IMHO.
         
        PS The graphics on it blew me away when I was comparing it to Atari games and ColecoVision, but that was a long time ago...People aren't so impressed nowadays (heh)
      4. GoldLeader

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadly_Towers
         
        Just in case you wanted to see it...
      5. bluejay

        I won't get mad at you regardless if it's good or not. In terms of music it's at least 1/3 of the reason I play any Zelda game; so to me a Zelda game without good music can't be a good Zelda game at all. The music in the original Zelda is good enough but it's too repetitive. I got sick of the 8 bit overworld theme a long time ago.
        I'll definitely try it out. Maybe on my 3ds (better than playing on PC at least.)
      6. Rogerpoco

        I'm in on this topic, couple different reasons(several, actually).
        Couple "Good Guys" having discussion on a topic that interests me in a few ways, for one!

        I still play thru the original Zelda occasionally, most recently I almost got thru it with my Grandson, but electricity glitch or something, save corrupted(Was on original cart, tried again with an Everdrive, so mebbe it's my NES...), it never gets old to me, but it was one of my very first "stay up all night" games, so I'm biased. 
        Until I started playing for high scores, I would have said LTTP was "the best" game ever, I just really remember enjoying it a lot.
        (I actually think Metroid Pinball might be the "best" game ever now, lol, tho I'm not particularly a pinball fan, or a Metroid fan...).
        But I did try to play Zelda 2 relatively recently, and admit to not really enjoying it at all-I did as a kid, but mebbe it was "all there was", so like "it" or nothing.
        I was really surprised, I remember Minish Cap being a fantastic game-it was the very, VERY first thing I ever played on a PC, via emulation, I was SOOO tickled, the game seemed very complete, for an intended handheld experience.
        Deadly Towers...
        !!!

        I owned that as a kid, I didn't really have many games(Dragon Power, haha!!!), and was a "smart kid", but I never could make heads or tails of it-I've seen the thing mentioned about it being the "worst game", but that's never what I thought, I just thought I didn't "get it", and could tell it was a really neat game, hidden somewhere underneath the madness.
        Lol, I want it CIB now, heading of to Ebay, lol!!!
         
        Yeah, I actually don't do the quest games much anymore, but I almost have enough "stuff" for a full Zelda shelf, I really do have a soft spot for it!
      7. bluejay

        I'm currently playing through ALBW, and I'm about halfway through. Having played a bit of LttP before (nowhere near a lot though) I found it very interesting how the world was nearly identical to each other, but then again it had to be. So far it's the best Zelda game I properly played, but that's not saying much as the only Zelda game I got very far is the original. I'm playing the Minish Cap, LttP, and Link's Awakening (DX) as well on my 3ds via emulation, and all of them failed to hook me in just yet. Looking forward to trying out OoT and SS though, if only shipping wasn't slower than a VIC-20 trying to run Quake.
    • ac.tomo  »  Tickled_Pink

      complete & essential map for the atari xl/xe | eBay
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    • carlsson

      Heh. After being represented in FIFA for nearly 20 years, Zlatan Ibrahimovic finally attacks EA Sports for them using his name and likeness without compensation.
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    • Zendocon

      A big thank-you to all of you who took the time to attend Intellivision Virtual Expo 2020.  There are a lot of great new games on the horizon, mine being one of them.  For those of you who couldn't make it, be sure to watch for the recap videos as they get posted in the days ahead.
      1. carlsson

        Am I right to assume that a game like Maxit would be up your alley to port in the future?
         
      2. Zendocon

        Definitely.  You might have seen one of the "Number Cruncher" games I wrote in ECS BASIC where two people take turns moving a cursor over digits to fill a meter without going over.  That idea inspired a game called DésTrémie, which I created with a 3D printer and I was actually thinking about porting to Intellivision.
         
        Another game I was thinking of porting is something called JOMRATI, which my mother actually requested.  It was on Windows 3.1 and is similar to the original dice game Pig.  I was going to bundle that with another Windows 3.1 game, maybe more.
    • BydoEmpire

      All classic Johnny Carson, all day.  This is another goldmine pluto.tv channel.  https://pluto.tv/live-tv/johnny-carson-tv
      I used to love staying up late to watch his show (whether my parents knew or not). So much great standup.
      1. Rick Dangerous

        I need to catch up on several decades of Johnny; thanks!
    • doctorclu

      Joke...

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    • nanochess

      My wife has been just discharged from hospital with a terminally ill prognosis for her lung cancer. 😪 Feeling bad.
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      2. Hwlngmad

        My sincerest condolences to you and your family.  May peace find you and godspeed.
      3. Zendocon

        Yikes!  So sorry to hear that.
      4. retrorussell

        So sorry to hear!  Best wishes!
      5. No One You Know

        I spent the afternoon almost crying over nothing, but really I have no worries. I wish the best for you and your family, whatever does happen!
      6. Machine

        Oh man, sorry to hear this.....my thoughts are with you and yours!
      7. thegamezmaster

        Sorry to hear. Thoughts and prayers to all.
      8. Keatah

        Indeed. Oh dear..
      9. OldSchoolRetroGamer

        So sorry to hear this. 😢
      10. eightbit

        I am so sorry to hear that. Prayers of course coming to you from me and my family.
      11. cvga

        I'm so sorry to hear that Oscar. Prayers to you and your wife!
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