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  1. Countdown started in the AA Store I see.  :D  


    What's this cool looking Adventure game though, and is it for the A8 or 7800? 



    1. carlsson
    2. Bixler


      So exciting! Hopefully nothing gets as delayed as Cyberpunk 2077.

    3. CPUWIZ


      Why, it's 57 years early?

  2. Played Columns on the SMS today, but couldn't help but think how much we like Stratogems on the VCS more better. More better I tell you!  lol

  3. Getting excited about, and looking forward to the new 2600 & 7800 home-brews in the store soon! 

    1. BydoEmpire


      What's on the radar?

    2. Ryan Witmer

      Ryan Witmer

      No love for my 5200 game?

    3. Albert


      Me, too!  :D

  4. So what are you getting from Amazon for Prime day? Not seeing any deals on the things I'd like to buy...

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    2. GoldLeader


      Lotta doorbells on sale, huh?

    3. GoldLeader


      I still think I might want to buy another Amazon Fire TV Stick, so I have one for the bedroom and one for the living room...However there's no Prime deal on those.

    4. BydoEmpire


      Nothing.  I've been considering a Kindle for many years now, but hard to justify when between my own books and the my saved wishlist from the public library I already have more on my reading queue than I can finish in a couple years... let alone the mountain of recommendations or interesting things the come in every year that add to the pile.  I didn't see any deals that stuck out, anyways.

  5. Collector's Corner last night... interesting he didn't own a real Pac-Man machine. 

    1. Crazy Climber

      Crazy Climber

      I bought an arcade 1up pac for $100, actually I bought 8 different ones for $100 each lol


    2. save2600


      Wow, and you built stands for them - nice! Like all the plush on top of the machines too. Gives the room a fun carnival vibe.  :)

  6. Love them all, let Cupid sort it out

    1. GoldLeader


      Now,  that is a lovely sentiment, my friend.

  7. Stepfather 3 on Comet right now, and the kid has an Amiga 500. Using it to investigate the dude. lol

    1. GoldLeader


      Maybe the microfiche at the library was already being used;   Probably by some detective who would later go to the office trailer and, by flashlight, find the files that prove his theory...

  8. Finally broke down... said F-it, didn't feel like going to get my haircut and bought myself a Wahl hair clipper. Tried to be careful and used the different extensions, but still ended up looking like this:




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    2. BydoEmpire


      I've bee cutting my own hair with a Wahl for 20 years, no problems whatsoever.  I like it short for running, easier maintenance, and it's more comfortable in Florida summers.  I can't imagine paying for a haircut.  Historically I've gotten good ones, I've gotten bad ones.  The Wahl is 100% consistent.  Fortunately my bathroom has 3 mirrors so it's not too hard to work the back.  Lately I've started using a comb to guide an even line by the back of my neck,  and that's helpful.

    3. carlsson


      You really have a hairy chest, arms and legs. Then again, I don't know what the current trend is for body hair.

    4. Magmavision2000


      I couldn't cut my hair even if I tried. I'd somehow cut a nipple off.

  9. always gives credit where credit's due: if you manage to scratch Blu-ray media with normal use, you're special. Really, really special. ;)

    1. GoldLeader


      Thanks!  You're special too!


















      HAAA!    I kid, I kid...Your point is well taken and makes me laugh. 🤣  



      TBH I don't think I've ever even scratched a DVD!  Although I have bought some that came pre-scratched! 

  10. ProTip: never send jewel case media in a bubble mailer.

    1. Tickled_Pink


      But I ordered bits of splintered plastic.

  11. Jethro Tull is one of those bands where compilations or "greatest hits" just don't cut it. Gotta go for the individual albums to get the best stuff! 

    1. eddhell


      imagine if they tried to cram Zappa's life into a single 'greatest hits' cd (over 50 studio albums, countless live bootlegs) - you can't even start to describe him with just one album...

    2. Atari Smeghead

      Atari Smeghead

      I agree, Save2600! I'm a big fan of Jethro Tull, but it's partially because of Flat, Black, and Circular. Every time I would go to our local used record store (East Lansing, MI) back in the day, I would always find one new JT vinyl album. (and ONLY one new one each time, kinda weird.) It became a game for me. I ended up with 12 records, including the Thick as a Brick version with the fold-out newspaper. 


    3. GoldLeader
  12. I'll let you look, but don't touch my custom machine

    1. save2600


      ...especially the Stereophonic speaker set with Vibrosonic sound

  13. Are you eating it, or is it eating you?

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    2. GoldLeader


      ^Is that what that's from?


      I always wanted to see that movie!  Didn't that guy do other movies (I have seen) like...Off the top of my head (So this may be wrong)...Maybe the movie Q?



    3. save2600


      Yes, The Stuff! Great 80's horror flick that's still pretty good today.  :P

    4. retrorussell


      Larry Cohen did Q-- The Winged Serpent and the It's Alive movies as well.

  14. Collector's Call on right now. Jar Jar Binks in carbonite figure! lmao

    1. sramirez2008


      Hmm. It’s on my DVR, guess I better watch it.

    2. sramirez2008


      What a collection! Jar Jar in carbonite was funny.

    3. eddhell


      i'm intrigued, now I have to go find this

  15. Love 'em... but besides girls, surfing & cars, what are some of your favorite deep(er) cuts of The Beach Boys? 

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    2. atari2600land


      My favorite Beach Boys songs are "Vegetables" and "She's Goin' Bald".

    3. Spector


      Til I Die from 1971 was an incredible song, and then there's "In The Back Of My Mind", amazingly recorded in 1964 but sounds a good bit later than that. Must have been the LSD. 

    4. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      Skeet surfin. And, Your skeetin heart.

  16. Have barely driven my vehicles the past two months, so getting a refund from my insurance company. Gee thanks for the $10 Liberty Mutual!  lol

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    2. GoldLeader


      FWIW,  I've been pretty happy with my insurance company...Which is Bristol West.  Might be worth checking out...

    3. Syzygy1


      LIMU EMU!!

      ...and Doug.

    4. skaredmask


      LOL is that for your outstanding driving for the the last 2 month and zero accidents ROFLMAO!!

  17. Kiss your past good-bye!

    1. MegaManFan


      This is AtariAge though. I've been coming here for the past for the past 20 years. :D

    2. save2600


      Ha, was a tune on Aersosmith's Nine Lives I was referencing. Been enjoying that album a lot lately.  :lol:

  18. Kinda/sorta (re)discovering XTC. Have largely ignored them for no good reason all these years, but am surprised how much I like 'em! And how long they've been around. Lots of great bands during that time, so kind of got "lost" in the mix, to me anyway.

    1. GoldLeader


      Yeah, That drug is crazy!  I remember this one time waking up covered in Crisco with a pack of Big League Chew in one hand and a Lorna Doone cookie in the other and being asked to pull my pants up and leave the library...

  19. Was watching a walkthrough of 7800 BBCQ when lo and behold, I hear Gustav Holst in the later levels!  :love:

  20. $1.65gl for gas here. I actually know people (mostly seniors) who are driving around, just because they're bored. Not going anywhere in particular. Just driving.  

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    2. xucaen


      I used to do that when I was 17! Drive around, drink coffee, listen to music. ✌️

    3. carlsson


      In some places over here, the price is below $4.50 per gallon, which is considered a bargain as it used to be closer to $6 per gallon.

    4. save2600


      Gonna be $.99 soon... too bad there's nowhere to go.

  21. Just learned McDonald's Monopoly has been rigged for years. Can't say I'm shocked as it seems many "contests" are rigged one way or another, but damn! 



    1. GoldLeader


      Long though it was,  That was a fascinating article!  Thanks for posting!

    2. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      not only that but franchise owners of the different food chains are often friends... hmm like lets say the son of a KFC franchise owner wins a McDonald's Monopoly windfall too... :)

      yeah it's coincidence how that works

    3. WhataKowinkydink


      "It's all one big club and you and I ain't in it."

      --George Carlin.

  22. Q: why does Reddit exist and who is its target audience? Alternative to all of the other social media sites and forums or what?

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    2. save2600


      Ahh... so Wix is like a super high level (inefficient) website builder for those that don't bother to code a site properly? Do most/all news websites today use Wix then or WTF?!  lol  Best example of the worst of what the Internet has to offer today. 

    3. carlsson


      I don't think they have that much of a market share. From what I can tell there are a lot of website builders, most tend to lock in their customers to the particular system/template. Major sites probably are custom made or from a commercial piece of software you can install on your own server.


      But the analogy was just like you use one of those website builders to quickly put up your website according to the limitations of the system, Reddit would be a "forum builder" for those who don't have the ability to install their own 3rd party forum software, but rather setup a subreddit within the system. Sure there are other sites where you can start your own forum for free but the difference here would be those 400 million (I believe) users, called reditors who can have instant access to your subreddit instead of building the community from scratch. For similar reasons many 3rd party sites nowadays let you access their content using your Facebook, Google or Twitter login so they don't have to build their own user database as well as making it a one click solution to access their services.

    4. MrMaddog


      And to think that I took up web site making in college for a "profitable" business, only for any idiot can make on using Wix...


      About Reddit?  It's an Internet Community which has become quite toxic like eveything else online.

  23. Genesis Mini is coming down in price and currently $59 new. I see a lot of "open box" offers for about $49. Think it'll come down much more this year?

    1. BydoEmpire


      It was on sale for $39 around Christmas, and it's fantastic.  I love it.

    2. simbalion


      I thought about buying one, but around here you can have complete vintage Genesis consoles from $30 to $40 all day long. I could have even had a complete in box, (Actually looked unopened) generation 1 Genesis base console for $60 a week ago. Now prices on the games, those can either be cheap or expensive!

    3. GoldLeader


      Those are neato, but with a Mega SG and a closet full of modded Genesises (Genesi?), Plus an Everdrive, well...Too hard to justify for me.  (Can't believe I  just said that).   Like  a lotta stuff,  Maybe later in life ...

  24. Gotta love games like the original Conan, where no matter how far you fall, you don't get hurt! 

    1. GoldLeader


      I like games with no limit to how far ya can fall.  Which system are we talking? PC, PS2, XBox?

    2. save2600


      Any system I guess, but was thinking of vintage games with static screens, like those on C64, A8, etc.

  25. Be cool or be cast out

    1. GoldLeader


      I say this with no superlative, hyperbolic intent, but as merely a (mildly) humble opinion.   The BEST SONG EVER!

    2. skaredmask


      Great drummer! Nice recording here.



    3. adam242


      You make a compelling argument, GoldLeader.

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