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  1. LETS GO BUFFALO!!!!

    1. The Usotsuki

      The Usotsuki

      Bills fans are the most vocal of any sports fan outside of soccer.

       

      Sabres fans are the next-most vocal.

       

      (Source: I've lived in Western New York since 1995.)

    2. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      Nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills!

  2. CA governor shuts down state and in mentioning which businesses, he says arcades are also closed. Arcades? They have a lot of arcades in CA?

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    2. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      The CA governor doesn't care about Atari people! (Or maybe he does.)

    3. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      My grandmother took me to the arcade, there were no video games. It was a bunch of shops with covered walkways and arches...so large arched covered areas with adjacent shops or shops within.... this is probably why they identify what kind of arcade it is... Food arcade, fish arcade, video game arcade... etc etc...

    4. GoldenWheels

      GoldenWheels

      Ah, Doctor, good point. He's going with an even more "old school" definition. The actual one.

  3. Left some random items at the dump a few months ago...somebody up the road a few miles scoops them up and puts them on ebay! 😀

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-Vintage-Used-Ultimate-Superstick-Beeshu-Video-Game-Controllers-Broken-Parts/153557983902?hash=item23c0c4e29e:g:EToAAOSwbeNdEnRx:sc:USPSPriority!06031!US!-1

    1. save2600

      save2600

      Jeez, a real scavenger. Guy has 6200+ items listed!

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Dang!  Ten bucks says he won't even know what systems they're for!  He's asking too much, but on the other hand, maybe someone could use them for parts so there's that.

  4. I hadn't had a dog in 25+ years. Got one for the family this year. I had NO idea GRAPES were poison for some dogs. WOW. Close one and a big vet bill.

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    2. save2600

      save2600

      Good rule of thumb for many reasons (some not so obvious) is never feed them "human" food. Stick with that golden rule and they won't annoy and beg at dinner time too.   ;)

    3. MegaManFan

      MegaManFan

      Chocolate too.

    4. GoldenWheels

      GoldenWheels

      We've been good about no (or very little)people food, OTOH in the future I might have fed her grapes out of ignorance, so still good I found out. But this case was freakin' WILD grapes dropping into her enclosure. I didn't even know I had wild grapes!!!

  5. Tonight there's going to be a breakout

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    2. Trip2018

      Trip2018

      Later that night... *whips out breakout for the Atari vcs*

    3. GoldenWheels
    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I predict AC/DC will make a Super Breakout!

  6. I always appreciate Albert releasing both boxed and NON-box versions of games in the store. Even if I have to wait for a non-boxed copy.

    1. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      AA offers frustration free non clam shell packaging.

    2. StanJr

      StanJr

      Yes. it has greatly increased my purchase ability

       

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I wish all games had both (options). I generally go all out and get boxes if I can, but yeah I only buy a few at a time.

  7. So my son went to a bday party this weekend...the Dad was giving away Atari 2600 games. Got some Activision games I didn't have, plus a copy of Shuttle Orbiter! I ebayed it value wise real quick to let him know it was semi-valuable and he was still happy to give it away.

    1. GoldenWheels

      GoldenWheels

      He also had a Junior but I left that for someone who might grab some games. Sadly, most of the kids showed no interest. :(

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      That's pretty Cool! (Umm the top part not the part about the kids having no interest)

    3. Master Phruby

      Master Phruby

      Just try to give away Star Wars Episode 1 figures and see what happens.

  8. So I backed the Brawler 64 gamepad, it was delivered, but they found an issue with the left shoulder trigger. They were supposed to send me a replacement part...I just got a whole new controller. Don't think I was charged again, or at least can't see one. Anyone else?

    1. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      Haven't tried mine yet. What's the issue?

    2. GoldenWheels

      GoldenWheels

      If you move the analog stick to the upper left AND use the left shoulder button (not sure which one) I guess they can lock up and/or one can prevent the other from working. I had to read about it to realize it, and mine doesn't lock up but the trigger does seem to block travel of my stick a bit, though it still activate anyway.

  9. Nothing like opening an eBay order and having the disgusting funk of cigarette smoke hit you in the face like a right hook.

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    2. GoldenWheels

      GoldenWheels

      And have my new Jaguar get a sunburn??? :D

    3. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      Ugh, some people can be really inconsiderate. I'm a smoker but I only smoke outdoors and always wash my hands when I come back inside, so nothing in my place smells of cigarettes.

    4. SoundGammon

      SoundGammon

      Use vanilla to get rid of smoke smell! Had a gal tell me she uses vanilla in her husbands work clothes when she washes them. He's a firefighter. We had a fire in a warehouse next to ours years ago and I simmered vanilla for a couple weeks and the smell was gone! Our warehouse was filled with a lot of video games, pinball machines etc!

  10. hmm, rainy muggy day...looks like it's time to fire up coinops and find something multiplayer to play with the kids...suggestions?

  11. hmm, rainy muggy day...looks like it's time to fire up coinops and find something multiplayer to play with the kids...suggestions?

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    2. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      JOUST until someone cries. Then some more JOUST

    3. adam242

      adam242

      +1 Joust.

    4. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      +1 for Joust, but no arcade game. Stick horses and wiffle ball bats are all the kids need.

  12. Came home to find an AtariAge box on the counter...SGM has arrived!

    1. ColecoGamer

      ColecoGamer

      Congrats! You’ll love it!

    2. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      How did it get into your house and climb onto the counter?? I would be suspicious of opening that package!

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Awesome!!! Does anyone know if those work with an A/V Modded Coleco? (Simple Ben Heck style mod). Hell I need one either way, besides I'm sure it would work with my ADAM in any case...

  13. Saw a nice 13" Aiwa TV/VCR combo with front firing speakers, composite ins (so not just RF), and actual L/R stereo capabilities (so not just mono) at the dump...it came home with me. Fingers crossed for the test later. I have a sickness.

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    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      Modern displays will show you the cure. In 4K if you so desire.

       

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Hope it works for ya! You never know sometimes people throw those out because the VCR part quit working or just because they've moved on.

    4. GoldenWheels

      GoldenWheels

      Turns out it works like a charm, great sound too for a smallish TV.

  14. A local town (Winsted) is considering replacing their old KFC with a marijuana dispensary. Just like South Park.

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    2. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      Yes because smoking is bad but smoking and getting stoned is just what the world needs

    3. Machine

      Machine

      The should combine them both. Imagine how they would feed off of each other...

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Unlike smoking (cigarettes),...You (probably) don't do it every day...So it doesn't kill your lungs unless you're excessive...And if it's legal/medicinal, there's edibles,... so no smoke at all!

  15. Lookin' like a leave work early and play videogames with the kids" day here in CT!

  16. Watching my 10 and 6 year old get enchanted by Super Smash Bros for the Wii U has been really fun. I never even played it, but watching kids explore and unravel a new game is somehow way more exciting than watching an oldster like one of us do it. .

    1. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      My nieces and nephew are entranced by Atari 2600 and ColecoVision games. Something magical about simple, well designed games that you don't need to read a 40 page manual to play.

  17. The Buffalo Bills are IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!

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    2. DuggerVideoGames

      DuggerVideoGames

      They need to get a refund on their tickets for once!

    3. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      I am pretty damn psyched. And Jacksonville is perhaps the most agreeable matchup apart from the Chiefs.

    4. GoldenWheels

      GoldenWheels

      I nearly lost my mind Sunday. I am treating this as house money! Let the chips fall where they may, the drought is OVER!!!1

  18. Looking to buy a new 50-55 inch TV...real scary to see even "Top rated" or "Amazon's Choice" having 10% bad reviews, all claiming defects out of the box. Where is the quality control???

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    2. carlsson

      carlsson

      Flojomojo is right on the money. If you're satisfied but not ecstatic, you probably won't write a review. If you're displeased, you are much more likely to share your feelings. That taken into consideration, 10% bad reviews probably are fairly low.

    3. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      Unless the price difference is over $30-$40 or whatever you want, I'd go to Best Buy and see the TV's in action. Less delivery people drop kicking it, if you buy locally at Best Buy. Plus if there's a problem, it's an easier return.

    4. GoldenWheels

      GoldenWheels

      I broke down and order it online, just a good old plain 1080p tv. No HDR, no 4k, no nonsense, which is fine for a living room tv....if it comes busted I'll trek it back to my nearest Best Buy. I will say I buy from them repeatedly just because they are so good about returns.

  19. Recovering at home after surgery. Bored and in a decent amount of pain. Think it's time to play some Castlevania SOTN.

    1. Keatah

      Keatah

      Yes classic gaming is good medicine. I always told my parents that when I was sick and stayed home from school.

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Best Luck Gold! Sounds like a Great Plan! I wish U a speedy recovery!

  20. Guy at work sees my Atari shirt. Next day brings me a box with about 10 games (one of them Pitfall 2) and a 2600 Vader with all the cords. Says take it, don't worry about money. I have some paying forward to do I guess.

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    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      @Golden Nice! @ Nuke Pac Holy F-in' Cow!!!

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I did have a coworker give me a Turbografx + game...But he also owed me $180 he never paid me...Actually $190 since he also owed me on the football pool (I won)..

  21. Gotta wait all day to play Fractured But Whole....ehhhhh....EHHHHHHH

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    2. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      @RamrodHare: Wow do I ever feel slow... I must have read the title of that game two dozen times, but I never got it until you pointed it out. >_<

    3. Shawn

      Shawn

      Jin I figured you of all people would have been the first to catch on to the title :P

    4. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      I'll choose to take that as a compliment XD Seriously though, I had been hearing about this game since before E3 this year and somehow I never realized the title was a double entendre.

  22. Blizzard coming, work will be closed tomorrow... I think this calls for bourbon and Atari. In that order.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      The Good Life!

    3. Gorfy

      Gorfy

      I'm envious

    4. Austin

      Austin

      Man.. wish I could do the same. Storm is coming this way too, but even though I get to stay home, I still have to work. Doh!

  23. The Bills fired Rex Ryan. Thank god. Now GO HIRE TOM COUGHLIN.

  24. So I built an Atari 7800 arcade stick, my first soldering project since high school. I was so happy when it worked the first time, I hurried back into the workship to drill a hole for the cord and be done...and I drilled the hole on the FRONT of the case.

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    2. CaptainBreakout

      CaptainBreakout

      Puddy and paint, as an astute contractor friend says all the time. Puddy and paint. :)

    3. GoldenWheels

      GoldenWheels

      Ha! I broke down and bought another case...I couldn't stand that hole being there, mocking me!

    4. Ransom

      Ransom

      Yeah, may as well do it right!

  25. Started playing..MODERN games again. Holy crap I had forgotten how good they can be despite their complexity and sprawl.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Nothing against modern games, but ya know how when U were a kid, U got up Saturday morning and watched cartoons? It would not be the same if you walked into a movie theater...

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Maybe that comment made no sense at all...But that's kinda how I see it...

    4. Bakasama

      Bakasama

      What kind of games you been playing?

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