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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari General

      1,780 posts

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

    2. Atari 2600

      647,788 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

      82,127 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

      146,448 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

      65,230 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

      194,271 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

      6,542 posts

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    8. Dedicated Systems

      34,181 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

      569,683 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

      120,791 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

      241,189 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

      6,413 posts

      Discussion revolving around the Odyssey 2 / Videopac G7000/G7400

    6. Vectrex

      10,696 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

      11,290 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

      554 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

      11,603 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

      6,342 posts

      Discussion for Amiga Computers, CDTV, and CD32

    5. Tandy Computers

      6,536 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

      294 posts

      Discuss Sony's Playstation 5 console here!

    3. Xbox Series S/X

      301 posts

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

    4. Intellivision Amico

      35,530 posts

      Discuss the upcoming Intellivision Amico console here!

    5. Atari VCS (Redirect)   (561 visits to this link)

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    6. Nintendo Switch

      8,052 posts

      Discussion about Nintendo's latest game console and games.

    7. Microsoft Xbox One

      3,164 posts

      Discussion forum for the Xbox One.

    8. Sony PlayStation 4

      3,214 posts

      Talk about the Sony Playstation 4 here.

    9. Microsoft Xbox 360

      22,230 posts

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

    10. Sony Playstation 3

      13,288 posts

      Please discuss the Sony Playstation 3 and games here.

    11. Nintendo Wii / Wii U

      27,145 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

      43,287 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

      29,921 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

      31,906 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

      15,388 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

      4,505 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

      231,095 posts

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

    2. Auction Central

      168,640 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

      48,338 posts

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

    4. Free Games and More

      1,334 posts

      Spreading the Love with Free Games and other items.

    5. User Feedback Forum

      13,738 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

      21,352 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

      2,593 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

      49,947 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

      6,808 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

      22,287 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

      8,155 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

    • Northcoastgamer

      Now playing at the Colecovision High Score Club: H.E.R.O. & Donkey Kong Jr. Screen 1 Challenge. Join in on some CV action, it's finger blisterin' good!
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    • ClassicGMR

      I just spent 20 minutes trying like hell to figure out why my internet is sluggish. Virus and MalwareBytes scans, speed tests, programs running in the background, etc...
      Meanwhile I checked on how the scraping of metadata (including videos) on my Raspberry Pi is doing...
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    • CPUWIZ

      Some simple Sunday morning advice:
      1.) Please don't report PM content, it doesn't help, since we can't read your bloody PM's (for the last time!).
      2.) When you request a change, like a "Can you delete this, it has personal info?" or "Can you allow edit on this post for me?" via PM, please PROVIDE A LINK, we are likely not going to go searching for "I have this name in post #666 of thread X, can I have it removed?", because post numbers many times do not even match, because we can see message you can not and get different numbers of posts and pages.
      That's all, enjoy your morning cup of whatever.
      1. ClassicGMR

        It's 2021 and I'm offended. What about those of us that drink from bowls?? Or stemless glassware?? Don't you even care about us??
      2. CPUWIZ

        No, filthy animals, get your paws off the keyboard.
      3. IntelliMission

        FUN FACT: For a few days, I assumed you were 19 years old. But I just realized your birth date is one day before the date you joined... Good trolling job. (What's your real birth date BTW?)
      4. Cebus Capucinis

        Can you just delete me entirely? I'm FULL of personal information and I'm scared that every time my rubbery flesh bag is punctured some of it will leak out to miscreants.
      5. CPUWIZ

        49+ On paper.
      6. Rogerpoco

        Lol, I too was mislead by the birthdate-there most certainly ARE more knowledgable/mature 19 y/o's than my late 40's self, but I kinda always thought it had some meaning other than yur actual birthdate, have seen too much wisdom from you, lol.
    • fdurso224

      Garfield dislikes spiders. But the spider strips are also what made his comics hilarious .
      (See strip) 

      1. BydoEmpire

        I'm not seeing the image?  Just an icon with "Garfield comics" label.  I do remember liking the spider, though, those were pretty funny.
      2. GoldLeader

        I don't see it either, but yeah the spider ones....hehe...
    • GoldLeader

      Grado, Jabra, Sony, Motorola, JVC, or Bose?
      1. pacman000

        JVC; they invented VHS.
    • bluejay

      Behold the Honda Vigor. Yes, that is a longitudinal inline 5 in a front wheel drive car. Marvelously over engineered. 
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      2. bluejay

        Wasn’t the coupe a transverse inline 5 to though? But yeah, both are inline 5 20 valve fwd cars, so they are similar. 
      3. fdurso224

        Family had it as the Acura Vigor here in the United States. Parents didn't want to keep it after the lease was over because they weren't too impressed with it (same with me). So they purchased a Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Wagon.
      4. thanatos

        OK, thought I knew car stuff, but never heard of the inline 5!
      5. bluejay

        @thanatos The Audi Quattro? Audi RS2 Avant? The Volvo 850? Fiat Coupe? There were TONS of famous cars with inline 5s! They were famous for the noise they made, because most of them had the same firing order as V10 engines. 
      6. x=usr(1536)

        I5s are pretty nifty.  Always lusted after a Coupé Fiat turbo ever since being in one as a passenger at some pretty illicit speeds.  That motor sounded great when wound out.
        Here's a couple of oddballs for the pile: the Ford T-Drive design, in which a straight-six was placed transversely under the hood of a Thunderbird - and a transverse straight-eight was crammed into a Tempo, of all things.

        It is absolutely for the best that they didn't pursue this idea.
      7. bluejay

        Jesus, a transverse I8 in a midsize saloon? I mean, it took a ridiculously widebodied version of an already wide car for the folks at Cizeta Moroder to fit a transverse V16 into a wheeled vehicle…
        I can’t even imagine how much a front wheel drive (assuming it’s fwd since the standard tempo was fwd) car with a gigantic 4 liter straight 8 strapped to the front would understeer. I thought the Lancia 8.32 was bad. 

        Here’s the V16T; an actual V16, none of that weld two V8s together shit. Based on the Urraco’s V8 though, apparently. 
      8. bluejay

        This one isn’t an odd engine placement deal, but it is an odd engine. Looks like an inline 5 from above, but it’s a V5. The Volkswagen VR5 engine. Unsure how they came up with this one, but it sure does sound great. A neighbor used to own a straightpiped Mark 4 Golf with a VR5; the noise it made was quite stunning. 
      9. x=usr(1536)

        Yeah, the entire Ford T-Drive project was one of those things where you have to wonder if anyone who could see off the bat why this was a bad idea either bothered to speak up or did speak up and was ignored.  The design shortcomings are so obvious that I can't believe they ever actually pursued this idea.
        BTW: IIRC, the V16 in the Cizeta used a crank, block, and head of Cizeta's design, but the other internal bits were taken from the Jalpa's V8 (though I believe that stroke was shortened).  Don't quote me on that, though, as it's been a long time since I looked into it.
      10. bluejay

        Read the Wikipedia article on the V16T, it says the heads were taken from the Urraco V8, which as far as I know is different from the one in the Jalpa. Another article says that it had 8 camshafts, so I assume they were taken from the Urraco as well. I’ve yet to find any mention of the Jalpa, unless, that is, the Urraco and Jalpa did indeed have the same engine.
        Unrelated, but the V16T’s taillights look awfully like the ones on the Alpine A610. I wonder if they are the same. 
      11. Cebus Capucinis

        Admittedly there was a time period when Ford fell prey to the GM-style engineering-by-committee that always ended poorly. Unlike GM, however, Ford learned that lesson quite swiftly.
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    • 7800Knight

      My favorite quote from Wizardry:  "Cheap apostates! Out!"
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    • Cebus Capucinis

      It's cool, I never wanted to be able to play pinball again anyway.

      1. GoldLeader

        And a Space Invaders machine?  KickAss!!!
    • SlidellMan

      Here's one of my favorite car channels:
      1. fdurso224

        Nice one bro. My favorite is Scotty Kilmer channel. 
    • Zoyous

      Who is the most iconic video game boss of all time?
      1. pacman000

        Bowser. Eggman/Robotnic is 2nd.
      2. Dopy25

        I wanted to argue this would be Gannon but I think you're right. Most iconic would imply most recognizable and I am sure more people would recognize Bowser due to the consistency between games where Gannon's form has considerable changed many times.
      3. Cebus Capucinis

        Easy. The Thirsties from Kool-Aid Man.
      4. Rogerpoco

        I hate that it's bagged on like it is, especially lately, but I happen to be playing the game regularly...
        Friggin Donkey Kong, Man!
        It's not even a Boss you "fight", he just stands at the top the whole time. And screws with you.
        For anyone who has tried hard to be good at it, I can't imagine a more "hated" Boss in the history of games(a good thing, for a Boss), I've even started making up my own new dirty words to throw at the fukker.
        Simple, basic, "old".
        Friggin Donkey Kong, Man.

      5. retrorussell

        If we were talking about bosses you love to hate, Geese Howard is one of the first I can think of.  Cheap M.F.!!!
      6. x=usr(1536)

        The other paddle in Pong.
      7. doctorclu

        I would also say Donkey Kong.
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