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  1. On 10/1/2020 at 3:49 AM, roots.genoa said:

    It's just an illusion - hoo hoo hoo hoo aha!

    Haha... I was just listening to this song earlier today! 

    Could it be that

    It’s just an illusion

    Putting me back

    In all this confusion...


    A pretty apt description of this disaster of a console launch! 😆

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  2. I also want to thank the OP for starting this discussion! I checked all four of my PSPs: two had swollen batteries, two did not. The two I used fairly recently had normal batteries while the two systems that had been in storage for a few years had expanded noticeably. I was able to get the battery compartments off both without breaking anything but they were VERY tight. So maybe powering the system up regularly is a good idea to keep your batteries from potentially damaging your system. I’d be interested to know if anyone else here has observed something similar.

  3. 7 hours ago, Woulfe said:

    THQ ?

    LJN ?

    We going down (bleep) memory lane here ?

    Only the worst (bleep) games money can buy ;-)

    So we're putting the VCS / Atari in the same category ?

    Once again... ( the new jingle for folks who've paid attention )

    Has Atari Played You Today...       

    In Soviet Russia, Atari plays YOU!

    What a console!


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  4. 8 hours ago, cybercylon said:

    Three more and they could have had....


    No, I won't....



    Heck, I will...


    99 Atacoboxes on the wall, 99 Atacoboxes,

    If one of those shells should happen to fall,

    98 Atacoboxes....

    Just change the word “fall” to “fail” and you’ve got the official Ataribox jingle!

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  5. 20 hours ago, Paul Slocum said:

    In this new interview at 10:08 Fred says that for the VCS they are "shooting for the end of the year".  So much for July!



    Wow, that is just sad. They had a very narrow window of opportunity for release this year to avoid being completely drowned out by the hype machines of Sony and Microsoft. But when the PS5 and Series X Do release, it will be WAY too late for any kind of decent reception for this thing. Not that it ever had a reasonable chance anyway! 

    Also: “Continued exploitation of classic Atari catalog”... that says it all right there 🙄

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  6. 7 hours ago, Black_Tiger said:

    They're modeled after 8 track tapes and work the same way (plugging the cartridge into a slot). It just makes sense.


    We still call music releases "albums" because phonograph discs came in books that look like photo albums.

    Yes, this is exactly right. Anyone of a certain age remembers the terms “tapes” and “cartridges” being used interchangeably for Atari games. I think it was mostly parents and grandparents of the time keeping the word “tapes” in the vernacular, LOL.


    As for the “other” tapes shown in those clippings, ABC was indeed a fantastic hit making machine for a few years there. Be Near Me and Poison Arrow are definitely standouts.  And Michael McDonald’s voice is immediately recognizable, one of the all-time greats. Rick Springfield’s voice AND face were ubiquitous in the late 70s and early 80s. Don’t get me started on Rush... that Signals album, along with Moving Pictures and Permanent Waves, showcase a cycle of records by an incredibly talented band at their creative peak. Untouchable. (RIP Neil Peart)


    Thanks for posting these! I really love seeing snapshots of these old machines and games in their heyday, it really takes me back!

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  7. 4 hours ago, digdugnate said:

    Ha, me and a few college friends had a similar 'shared' dialup account.  :)  Ah, those were the days...


    My feet are tired while standing in line for the Ataribox- if there were only some kind of device that would help ease my foot fatigue.

    I could make an intelligent amicable suggestion... 😉

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  8. 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!

  9. 11 hours ago, AtariLeaf said:

    John Phelan is back! And naked.....for some reason 😨



    Try watching it with the subtitles on. YouTube’s voice to text software tries admirably but frequently spits out hilarious nonsensical translations.

    New idea for a drinking game: Do a shot every time he says the word “fook”. You’ll be kissing the floor in no time!

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  10. 1 hour ago, The Historian said:

    Let's not forget the original taco gaming device



    Side talkin'
    You're telling me lies, yeah
    Side talkin'
    You wear a disguise
    Side talkin'
    So misunderstood, yeah
    Side talkin'
    You just ain't no good

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  11. 26 minutes ago, frankodragon said:

    Scroggin's post is almost as headache material as KMD's.  (For those of you don't know who KMD is, search for KENNETH MARTIN DOLAN.)  Then grab an aspirin.

    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... 😳

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  12. 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.

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