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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari General

      2,117 posts

      A general discussion for Atari-related topics that aren't covered by a specific Atari console or computer forum.

    2. Atari 2600

      649,440 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.

    3. Atari 5200

      82,681 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.

    4. Atari 7800

      147,271 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.

    5. Atari Lynx

      65,505 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.


    6. Atari Jaguar

      195,122 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.

    7. Atari VCS

      7,169 posts

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    8. Dedicated Systems

      34,501 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.

    9. Atari 8-Bit Computers

      576,444 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!

    10. 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. Classic Consoles

    1. Discussion of classic gaming consoles outside the Atari realm.

    2. ColecoVision / Adam

      121,678 posts

      Coleco launched the ColecoVision in 1982, with the console quickly becoming popular due to its library of arcade ports. The ColecoVision has a large homebrew following today.

    3. Intellivision / Aquarius

      243,088 posts

      This forum is for discussion of the Mattel Intellivision, Atari's primary competitor against the 2600, as well as the Mattel Aquarius computer. Intellivision systems include the original Intellivision, Intellivision II, INTV III, and the Sears Super Video Arcade.

    4. Discussion forum for the Bally Arcade/Astrocade console.

    5. Odyssey 2 / Videopac

      6,439 posts

      Discussion revolving around the Odyssey 2 / Videopac G7000/G7400

    6. Vectrex

      10,758 posts

      Discuss the world's only vector-based video game console here!

    7. Discuss Nintendo's first cartridge-based system, the NES, here!

    8. Discuss Nintendo's second cartridge based system here!

    9. Sega Genesis

      11,455 posts

      Sega's popular fourth-generation 16-bit system, would ultimately compete head-to-head with the Super Nintendo.

    10. Discussion forum for the 3DO console and the unreleased Panasonic M2

    11. Dreamcast

      584 posts

      Discussion for the SEGA Dreamcast console.

    12. SMS High Score Club

      1,699 posts

      Join the Sega Master System High Score Club today!

    13. Compete for high scores on the TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine!

  3. Classic Computing

    1. 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. Apple II Computers

      11,717 posts

      Discussion for Apple's 8-bit computer line.

    3. Discussion for Commodore PET, Vic-20, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, and other 8-bit Commodore systems.

    4. Commodore Amiga

      6,372 posts

      Discussion for Amiga Computers, CDTV, and CD32

    5. Tandy Computers

      6,631 posts

      Discussion for Tandy computers, including the TRS-80 Models I, II, III, and 4, Color Computers, and Model 100.

  4. Modern Consoles

    1. This forum is for discussion of all modern game systems.

    2. Sony Playstation 5

      324 posts

      Discuss Sony's Playstation 5 console here!

    3. Xbox Series S/X

      328 posts

      Discuss Microsoft's latest Xbox Series S and X consoles here!

    4. Intellivision Amico

      37,458 posts

      Discuss the upcoming Intellivision Amico console here!

    5. Atari VCS (Redirect)   (943 visits to this link)

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    6. Nintendo Switch

      8,188 posts

      Discussion about Nintendo's latest game console and games.

    7. Microsoft Xbox One

      3,167 posts

      Discussion forum for the Xbox One.

    8. Sony PlayStation 4

      3,215 posts

      Talk about the Sony Playstation 4 here.

    9. Microsoft Xbox 360

      22,235 posts

      Discussion about the Microsoft Xbox 360 (not including the original Xbox).

    10. Sony Playstation 3

      13,293 posts

      Please discuss the Sony Playstation 3 and games here.

    11. Nintendo Wii / Wii U

      27,161 posts

      Discussion forum for the Nintendo Wii and Wii U consoles and games.

  5. Gaming General

    1. Gaming discussion not covered by other specific gaming forums.

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    2. Arcade and Pinball

      43,408 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!

    3. Emulation

      29,992 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!

    4. Hardware

      32,031 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!

    5. Prototypes

      15,441 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.

    6. This forum is for discussion of gaming related magazines, books, websites, and other publications.

    7. International

      4,510 posts

      Internacional - Internazionale - Internationaal - Internasjonal - This forum is for discussion of classic and modern gaming in languages other than English.

  6. Marketplace

    1. Buy, Sell, and Trade

      231,443 posts

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

    2. Auction Central

      168,794 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

      48,439 posts

      Use this forum to post a list of the gaming hardware and software you're looking for!

    4. Free Games and More

      1,407 posts

      Spreading the Love with Free Games and other items.

    5. User Feedback Forum

      13,775 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!

  7. 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

      6,569 posts
    4. Contests

      15,269 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

      21,358 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

      2,600 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!

    7. Discuss news posted on the front page of AtariAge!

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    8. Please submit classic gaming news here!

  8. Game Programming

    1. Homebrew Discussion

      50,112 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

      6,812 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

      22,300 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.

  9. Site

    1. Announcements

      5,617 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

      8,156 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

      543 posts

      Resting place for forums that have have run their course and are archived here for reference.

  • Recent Status Updates

    • x=usr(1536)

      Unexpected side effect of the loosening of COVID restrictions: I am now free to make my annual pilgrimage to the gas station nacho bar, which inevitably results in a year of reinforcement as to why I don't do this more often.
      1. John Stamos Mullet

        I hear the side effects are brutal.
    • Frozone212

      Got a good microphone at last. No more using my headset for rapping
      1. This update has no replies.
    • GoldLeader

      My friend has a large collection of weird stuff...Amidst his modern art sculptures, speakers, weird lights,  a machine with video slides and narration about life after death (A little Funeral Home pickup), I saw an embroidered ATARI Patch...I said, "Hey an Atari Patch!" and he said, "Oh, That's yours.  I was waiting for you to find it"...

    • desiv

      Wow...  I had lent a Pi0w based RetroPi based system about two years ago...  He returned it last week.  I decided today to update it, since it has been awhile.  Started it at 9:30...  It's been over 3 and a half hours...  Still updating...  It's been a while since I updated Raspbian, so I don't remember how long it usually takes...  Probably should have just done a new install...
      1. desiv

        Still going!!!  Over 8 hours! Yes, now I am sure I "should" just install a new Raspbian and then Retropie and reinstall my games...
        But I am seriously curious how long this will go and will it work when done...
        So, For Retropie, either update frequently, or reinstall!!!   
    • Northcoastgamer

      Now playing at the Colecovision High Score Club: Pitstop & Subroc. Join in on some CV action, it's finger blisterin' good!
      1. This update has no replies.
    • SpiceWare

      Sweet! My call made it into this week's Ride The Lightning: Unofficial Tesla Podcast! The calls start just after 35:00 and mine's the first one for this week.

      1. Rogerpoco

        "Ride the Lightning"...
        I was SURE there was gonna be a lot of long-hair involved, but not so much...
    • bluejay

      I ate this microwave cheeseburger yesterday. Kinda regretting it…

      1. atari2600land

        White Castle microwavable burgers are delicious.
      2. jd_1138

        It was great in the moment like taking a sexy trashy gal home from a bar, but the next morning as she's laying in a pool of her own sick, you start questioning your life, and hoping you don't have any crotch critters. 
      3. Rogerpoco

        I don't know if my tastes have evolved, if the product has changed that dramatically, or what, but in the mid-80's, the microwavable burgers were usually pretty decent at convenience stores, if a store had a good arcade machine in it, they'd sell a LOT of them.
        Agreed, with @atari2600land  , they definitely got it right.
      4. jd_1138

        I suspect the quality of microwave burgers, burritos, pizzas etc has gone way down hill as the bean counters have nickel and dimed ingredients, processes of manufacture, so on. Or an alternative theory is that as people age, our taste buds wear out so a food item that is essentially unchanged from 40 years ago now tastes bad due to our taste buds? We lived in a small town from 1979 to 1982, and my best friend's parents owned a pub. They didn't have a kitchen, but they sold frozen pizzas. Someone would order one, and the bar maid would nuke it. Those sure did taste great, and it was a microwaved pizza.
      5. bluejay

        I have to say, it did taste a lot better than the one I bought at a Love’s gas station somewhere in Texas. But the same can be said about frozen pizza, legos, and wiper fluid. 
    • BydoEmpire

      Yay, I updated my phone os version, now it's no longer recognized as a device in Photos so I can't import anything. I love software in 2021...
      1. BydoEmpire

        ...aaaand, now it works.  Magic!
      2. GoldLeader

        Yay!   Sometimes it's just like that I think...
    • Skwrl63

      Finally got my retro corner redecorated. Chose to go with a 👽Alien Greed👽 theme.

      1. joeatari1

        That's a cool gaming area and a great theme.  I am remodeling my basement currently and there will not be any space set aside for gaming there as I am installing a bathroom, getting a pool table and doubling the size of the bar.  However I am in talks with my better (?) half about doing a movie theater room instead of having a large unused living room.  All gaming would move to that room as well. 😁
    • RetroSonicHero

      As of today, I've officially started learning 68k Assembly. If you told me 3 years ago that this is how I would be spending my time right now, I absolutely would not agree with you.
      To tell you the truth, I'm actually finding this to be a lot easier than I thought it would be. It's definitely not easy in general by any means, but, once I initially wrapped my brain around the basics of computing, this has become a lot easier to understand.
      Today I learned the differences between a nybble, a byte, a word, and a long-word. Then I learned how to move them between various addresses. Plus, I learned about the 68k's data and address registers.
      For example, "move.b    #$1D,$00000013" will move the byte "1D" to offset 00000013. (the source operand stays the same)
      Anyway, sorry for the long status post, I'm just finding this all to be very exciting. Expect me to follow up with more updates in the future as I become more acquainted with this.
      1. bluejay

        The toughest part about assembly is figuring out how to utilize such basic instructions to make something interesting happen in a computer, at least it was for me while learning the 6502. I *think* I’ve figured it out by now; designing a simple computer based around the CPU helped a lot.
        Anyhoo, good luck. I can’t wait to see what you will be able to come up with. 
      2. SlidellMan

        I look forward to what you make, be it for the Genesis/Mega Drive, Amiga, ST, or even the Jaguar.
      3. MrMaddog

        I've learned Intel x86 assembler in college and 68K on my own, and I'll tell ya that 68K assembler is a helluva lot easier to learn.
      4. RetroSonicHero

        @bluejay Yeah, that's what I've figured out as well. That's why my strategy is gonna be to look at the Sonic 1 Git disassembly once I learn what all the mnemonics mean.
        @SlidellMan I had the Genesis in mind, but I'll definitely consider those other systems in the event I get good at it.
      5. SlidellMan

        Come to think of it, the Neo Geo was also 68000 powered.
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