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  1. My kids are old enough to play Adventures of Lolo together, vieing over the controller. Very fun to watch.

  2. Listening to acorns fall on my roof. I swear the ground is COVERED with them. There's got to be 100x more acorns this year then I've seen in the 6 years I've been here.

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    2. frankodragon


      If you think that's bad, try having a radio transmitter.


    3. IntelliMission


      Jesus Christ, man how can you live with so many retro computers falling over your house? Damn...



    4. Master Phruby

      Master Phruby

      I think you're nutty.

  3. A nice amount of participants for Secret Santa this year!  This is going to be lots of fun!

  4. This is it!  Last day for AA Secret Santa 2020 signups!

  5. The deadline for Secret Santa participation is closing in!  If you've been thinking about it, now's the time!

  6. 20 participants and counting!  Will you be someone's Retro-Gaming Santa?


    1. joeatari1


      Secret Santa 2020 is going to be EPIC!  WOOT!

  7. Eight days left to sign up for AtariAge Secret Santa 2020!!  






  8. Only 10 more days to get in on AtariAge Secret Santa!

    1. GoldLeader


      Money is tight and things are crazy and uncertain this year...But I've always liked the idea of it.   I'm gonna pass this time :(    But have fun everybody!  Good luck with it Captain!

    2. CaptainBreakout


      No prob Goldleader... this has been a difficult year for, hey... um everyone! Hopefully we can keep this going for another year, and if the spirit grabs you, it will be here then.

  9. Secret Santa 2020!  Happening!



    Sign up if you're a giver. ;) (Receiving is nice too.)


  10. AA Secret Santa 2020 is ON! 

    Members with strong Christmas spirit are encouraged to check it out. Only three weeks left to register to participate.

  11. Being interested in the video game products of the 20th century is a nice reprieve. 

    1. Keatah


      Most definitely is.

    2. GoldLeader
  12. Mercury is retrogaming.

  13. Ahhh...  Taking apart a common Intellivision cartridge to create a makeshift external solid-state drive enclosure. I love goofy little hacks like this.   

  14. Pays to clean the garage!  I located my tricked out Apple IIgs (which I was certain I left for a street side trash pickup 6 years ago.)

    1. GoldLeader


      No way!   Haha..Lucky Day!!

    2. CaptainBreakout


      I must have thought it was a friend's LC or a thrift store PowerMac when I'd glance in the box. Ive been kicking myself for years thinking I left it on the street. I was moving at the time, and that can cause drastic downsizing decisions. Nice to see it again for sure.

  15. Ahhhhh.... it's nice to have my home office back up and running again after almost a year.

    1. moycon


      I loved my home work office, before I quit working, now it's my personal awesome do whatever I want room, and I SUPER love it more!! 

  16. Groovin to demoscene music at work

  17. I'm currently building an oldschool telephone system in my own home. Why? Three reasons, it's a novel way to connect the outbuildings (garage, workshop and orchard well-house) to the house -sort of a highly stylized intercom system, with a phone from a unique era at each end, that should be fun to use. Second, I can use the handful of old telephones I've accumulated in my lifetime and it's nice to have them serving a purpose again. Finally, the kids are going to love this when its finished. 


    Telephone simulator boxes are what you want to look for if you want to do this too. They rule.

    1. GoldLeader


      Sounds Nifty!  :)

  18. Was there ever a cartoon show for Bigfoot (the monster truck), or am I imagining things?

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    2. CaptainBreakout


      Oh cool. My son's is getting into monster trucks. I'll have to check these out then. I have only the faintest memory of this show.

    3. frankodragon


      There was also the show Video Power with Bigfoot in the cartoon portion:

    4. CaptainBreakout


      I... I... I... Wow. The awkwardness of middleschool is fresher than it's been since then after watching this. I need to hug my dog now.

  19. "Daddy, I like build robots." -my 2-year-old daughter

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    2. CaptainBreakout


      I've never see such a young person so keyed into robots. I mean she's only like 28 months. Still just figuring out Duplos. But wow... Wants to know everything about robots. I think Short Circuit is her favorite movie. Ponies and princesses don't do a thing for her.

    3. jaybird3rd


      Congratulations for encouraging and fueling her interests! So many parents don't pay enough attention to their kids to notice the things they're becoming interested in, leaving potential learning opportunities to die from neglect.

    4. CaptainBreakout


      Yeah, I'm happy to encourage my daughter's world-conquering ambitions. Not doing so would be a disservice to humanity.

  20. Retogaming with real hardware? Hard. The gap to interfacing the controllers and video to the typical at home stuff is ever-widening.

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    2. Trinity


      FKS, Stop being pussys. The old stuff is all over ebay if you want it.

    3. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      Plenty of LCD TV's from 2008-2012 available with every input under the sun, including S-Video.

    4. deepthaw


      Less hard and more expensive IMHO. Either RGB-mod and grab an OSSC or; a pile of HDRetrovision cables + Trinitron off Craig's List.

  21. Retogaming with real hardware... hARD

  22. Got Rikki and Vikki tonight. Wow... Just looking at the package and contents, this is a superb product. Gearing up for a big 7800 experience with an AA order today too

    1. GoldLeader


      That is a Fantastic game! HAVE FUN!

    2. Clint Thompson

      Clint Thompson

      Man I want to play that game!

    3. GoldLeader


      It strikes me as a "Better than NES" game...It feels...IDK, less tiled/less repetitive... Totally an indication of what the 7800 could do.

  23. Currently obsessed with making/fixing lamps and clocks lately.

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    2. CaptainBreakout


      Indeed. My wife and I inherited a dozen antique birdcages. We're really not into keeping birds, but they make awesome lamps.

    3. CaptainBreakout


      @goldleader: I've been considering adding a signature for a long time and that just convinced me.

    4. GoldLeader


      Sweet! Hahhaa

  24. Over-engineered and massively shielded RCA Monster Cables from 15 years ago turn out to be perfect for an unmodded Intellivision RF output.

    1. GoldLeader


      I always liked Monster Cables...Have quite a few myself.

  25. So I broke up a pair of large Sony monitor headphones, and hot glued them under the hood of my 6-switch... Now my AtariVox has dedicated speakers! Sweet hearing the thing talk.

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