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  1. I’m a big fan of the Sterilite brand of storage bins. Their 15 and 32 quart bins have been my go-to containers for practically everything. And both sizes stack neatly together, very convenient if you have a sizable collection. They’re cheap and easy to source from places like Target and Wal-mart. These bins have seriously helped keep my collection under control so I highly recommend them!
  2. For the love of God, do NOT do this! That guy drove the last nail into the old RGVC message board coffin. Satisfy your curiosity if you must, but you have been warned... 😳
  3. EVERY home should have a “retro gaming” button! 😄 Nice setup, congrats!
  4. Just 51 days left! Maybe we should all storm NotMyAtari headquarters in France on New Year’s Eve and demand to see the VCS. If we Pitfall run, they can’t stop us all! 😆
  5. I recently picked up this exact arcade stick and was instantly disappointed by the feel of the joystick. After reading up on this model I discovered this was because of the square gate that Hori used in its design. There is an octogonal replacement gate available that I am very tempted to get so I was wondering if anyone here has done this mod and has any feedback on it. Apparently it gives the controller a much more arcade accurate feel. I don’t play a lot of fighters but I was hoping to have a more authentic arcade experience when playing classics like Pac-Man. But as it is, this Hori stick controls horribly with the current square gate installed. And trying to play classic arcade games with the stock DualShock 4 is a VERY underwhelming experience! So if anybody here has any input on this then I would really like to read your comments.
  6. Technically, toasters are meant to toast bread. You could toast toast if you wanted to but you’d probably end up burning it. So not advised 😉
  7. I also saw that article and it’s a fascinating read. I clicked on that article the moment I saw the image of that woody VCS! It really does make you respect the ingenuity of those early game programmers having to work within the confines of such primitive hardware.
  8. Happy birthday to Sega’s swan song console! I remember drooling over the Dreamcast games at a local department store when it was first released. I was finally able to afford one once they went on clearance. I was so excited to finally play Resident Evil Code Veronica. It was a brief but wonderful era in gaming... until the 800 pound gorilla that was the PS2 showed up to crash the party! Sega may never return to making hardware, but they really gave us a fantastic gaming machine with their final effort. I can’t wait to get my new Retro Fighters controller so I can delve back into its library with a controller that doesn’t cramp up my hands. The Dreamcast is dead, long live the Dreamcast!
  9. Update: I checked their twitter page and saw a notification confirming problems with processing credit card payments on the order site. So I used the PayPal link instead and my order went through properly. I snagged the black edition with three game carts. I think the red on black color scheme is way snazzier than the plain Jane white one. Anybody else getting one of these?
  10. Preorders are now live! I did experience an issue trying to place an order though: I keep getting an error message stating that my client IP address is too long when I try to submit payment. I’m trying to order through my iPhone, btw. Has anyone else experienced this issue?
  11. Interesting! This reminds me of the famous “butcher” cover for the Beatles Yesterday and Today album. I didn’t realize this practice spilled over into other media like video games.
  12. I was able to sign up and just got my first confirmation email this morning, so it should be working. Im actually very interested in this device. There havent been a lot of physical classic compilations this console generation so having a dedicated device for these collections is very appealing to me. And having them on cartridges is just the gravy on the mashed potatoes!
  13. I just placed my order for Back In 1995 and it was $34 with a free shipping option. It ships out in July so there will be a little bit of a wait to receive it. After getting burned by Limited Run on the last two Vita titles I tried to preorder it was a relief to get this one! Seriously, if your product is selling out in literally under one minute, then maybe your runs are a little TOO limited! So screw LRG, I'm completely done with those guys. Thanks for the heads up on this title chicgamer, I really appreciate it!!!
  14. I completely agree with you about Land of Rape and Honey being their best album. There are a few moments on Twitch and Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste that reach those heights though. But starting with Psalm 69 they became a little too noisy for me, losing that industrial/experimental edge. Anyone that's a fan of Ministry from this era should check out the album Pure by Godflesh. Very heavy and menacing with some punishing electronic drums and occasionally tight grooves. As for horror games, I thought that Doom 3 on the OG Xbox had some incredibly effective scary moments in it. Very good tension throughout as well. But it was the first Silent Hill that really wormed its way into my psyche and made me a fan of the survival horror genre. Focusing on the psychological horror instead of the survival aspect just opened up a whole new level of immersion for me in gaming. Some other horror themed games I'd highly recommend would be Soma (PS4), Prey (PS4), Eternal Darkness (Gamecube), and the first two Dead Space games (PS3/360). It's been mentioned already but that first Fear game is a truly excellent survival horror experience. A perfect blend of action and atmosphere. I dropped my controller several times because of the perfectly placed jump scares in that game!
  15. I just did the same thing and watched the video with captions and holy shit was it worth it. When "Atari 2600" was translated to "hairy future water" I completely lost it!
  16. Welcome to page 666 of the Atacobox thread! On April Fool's Day no less! Hail Satan! Hail Nutari! Hail tacos! Seriously though, thanks to everyone here for making this thread a helluva good read!
  17. This made me laugh out loud!!! Too much late night Cinemax Friday After Dark as a young impressionable teenager I think. Classy smut, indeed ; )
  18. Grand Theft Atari, haha, I love it! That's a fitting name for this debacle. After all, the GTA games are all about building criminal empires by stealing other people's money. More fun with words: VCS = Vaporware Console Scam
  19. Wow, that homeless guy has a much nicer home than me!
  20. Were actually in the very year that the first Blade Runner takes place: 2019! Sadly, there are no flying cars, sexy replicants, or big neon Atari signs everywhere. But thankfully we also dont have robot Brion James running around on a murderous rampage! As to wether or not Id want to live in the fictional world of the movie under the assumption that Atari is still a global corporate presence... I really doubt it. Like many others here, I can only really think about Atari in the past tense. Nothing will ever be able to replace the many wonderful memories I have of growing up as an Atari kid, but thats what the brand is to me now, just a memory. And what a fantastic memory it is. But I do believe theres an alternate reality where the crash never happened and Atari is still vital and relevant and still producing amazing hardware and their magic never faded. Id love to visit this parallel timeline, but I dont think Id want to live there if it were in a dreary dystopian world like the Blade Runner universe. Although if 80s Sean Young was there waiting for me, Id have to seriously reconsider!
  21. Hmmm… I've never thrown carp against a wall before. Sounds like fun though! I can imagine them sliding down whimsically like a sticky toy octopus. LOL! As others have said, that blinking orange and green light will go away once the AV cable is inserted. As for games, the OG Xbox has some excellent exclusive titles like Mech Assault, Armed and Dangerous, Fable, Stubbs the Zombie, and of course Halo. It's a fairly cheap system to collect for, so building a decent collection won't break the bank.
  22. There are a LOT of really cool import games for the PS1, great stuff that never got a US localization. So if youre into that then I would definitely keep it. Otherwise, you could make your money back and then some by putting it up on eBay.
  23. Thanks for the clarification. After revisiting the Halcyon Wikipedia page I can see where I got that idea in my head. It was originally CED based but was switched to laserdisc when the format died during development. So the Halcyons games would have been on CEDs had the format survived. I guess CED-based games just werent meant to be!
  24. Wasnt the RDI Halcyon CED based? I do know that its obscenely rare and I believe only two games were released for it. I collect movies as well as video games but CED is a format I never bothered with because of the bulkiness of the caddy format and the problematic players. It just never seemed worth the hassle.
  25. In before midnight, just barely made it! Happy new year!!!
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