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  1. I bought some 2600 games from Spawnshop. Great experience, easy to work with, nice prices, lots of pictures, and quick shipping. A+
  2. Hi everyone! I just thinking about something I thought I'd post here. Anthony had asked me if I had any memories with the Neo Geo, and that got me thinking about just that. The short answer is I don't. I had only heard of the Neo Geo for a long time and didn't know much about it. I many have played on MVS unit before, but I'm not sure. I knew much more about the AES, but I thought of it is a holy grail console that had games the cost a fortune that were great but extremely rare. What I have always wanted however was an arcade cabinet. I also thought of owning a cabinet as a "holy grail" of sorts and I didn't know that it was really possible to acquire one. When I found out if I really put in some time and effort I could have one I was amazed! I immediately thought about what kind of unit I might want. I quickly thought of common games that I always enjoyed like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. But I quickly realized once the novelty of an arcade machine wore off, I was paying a lot of money for only one game if I bought a normal cabinet. This is when I came across the Neo Geo again. A cabinet that had interchangeable cartridges was perfect! I quickly found that there were many great games on the MVS I had completely overlooked because of the prices of their AES counterparts. I can't wait to play Blue's Journey, Bust-A-Move, Metal Slug, Windjammers, King of Fighters, and many other fantastic games on real hardware and a legitimate arcade machine. So there's my story. A bit different than you might expect, but everyone takes their own path . Thanks for reading a full paragraph of my ramblings! KreatorKat
  3. Happy Birthday to Mewtwo for all you fellow Pokemon fans out there

  4. Very much agree with the above post! MLIG is amazing and informative. I've learned a lot from them.
  5. I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this, but a thread I just created somehow got double posted, and with different names?!?! One has a spelling mistake in the name lol. It would be great if this one could be deleted. My internet connection can do some funny things sometimes... http://atariage.com/forums/topic/248818-an-rgb-guide-for-making-your-retro-console-all-look-their-best/ ^^Mistake http://atariage.com/forums/topic/248819-an-rgb-guide-for-making-your-retro-consoles-all-look-their-best/ ^^How it should be Thanks, KreatorKat
  6. NOTE: THIS GUIDE IS NOT YET COMPLETE IN THIS ONE POST! THERE IS PLENTY MORE TO KNOW AND I'M JUST GETTING STARTED! CHECK BACK IN LATER POSTS FOR MORE INFO! Hello AtariaAge! This is a guide I've wanted to put together for a while about getting the best possible image (and audio!) quality from all of your retro consoles, including Nintendo, Atari, Sega, Sony, Microsoft, and even other consoles like the Colecovision, TG-16/PCE, Neo Geo, and Intellivision! IMHO one of the coolest things about collecting games today is the fact that we can experience them better now than we did years ago with the new technology available to consumers via the magic of the internet. If you've ever wanted to make your games look amazing on real hardware, this is the guide for you! Check out this comparison! It is truly stunning to see. For starters, you need to understand the issue non-HD consoles present: to plug into the largest amount of standard consumer televisions, all consoles from the Atari 2600 all the way until the Wii were packaged with either a Coaxial RF (Radio Frequency) cable or composite RCA cables. These pack all of the audio and video into one and three cables respectively. The video is condensed and is ruined before it even reaches your TV. However, with the power of better cables many systems can output superior quality right out of the box! Take the SNES (non-mini) for example. It can output a superior Video signal! Check out this comparison! It is even more stunning in person! However, the SNES can still do even better! RGB is a video signal that carries the video and audio over even more pins than S Video, separating the red, green, and blue parts of the image. Most RGB signals are carried over SCART cables, which were popular in Europe but never available in the USA: Here it is! The glory of RGB! However, you may have already noticed an issue here: even if your console does output a superior signal like S Video, RGB, Component, or VGA, how do you display it? Like I said no American TVs had SCART inputs ever. Also, what about systems that don't output anything anything above RF, let alone RGB, like the Atari 2600 and ColecoVision? Don't worry, there's much more to come very soon! This is just a teaser post for anyone who hasn't been lucky enough to see the glory of RGB and retro consoles looking their best.
  7. Naw, I'm just not sure what I would put for 6-10 yet. I'm more sure now and I may update soon. My top five has changed as well.
  8. Unexpected snow is the best thing to see outside your window

    1. Video_Invader


      Especially when it's over 2 ft. And you can't even get out your front door.

    2. atarian63


      wish we had that


    3. Atarian7


      We had 27" two weeks ago and it already melted except for where it was piled up.

  9. I just wanted to say I received the games I ordered from FujiSkunk today and they all work great! Thanks for making buying an easy and enjoyable experience . A+ seller, highly recommended!
  10. I personally would make the decision based on other factors than video quality since RF output is only option for all Atari 2600 models and while some are slightly better than others, they are all not very good. If you want better quality output, consider a composite, s video, RGB, or component (yes that exists!) modification. They all work on all non junior models and improve the picture by a lot. For the full experience I believe improved video output is a must, and I went for an RGB mod on my 4 switch woodgrain. It looks absolutely stunning and even has included s video and composite outputs in case I need them in the future. The cartridge slot works fine in my experience, and I have never really compared it to a 6 switch model. So the 4 switch is perfect for me .
  11. Great seller, nice prices and quick shipping. Easy to deal with and highly recommended! A+!
  12. I just reached 100 posts! :)

    1. Atarian7


      Now you can f*cking chat. :)

    2. Nutsy Doodleheimer

      Nutsy Doodleheimer

      Congrats on being a Chopper Commander! About 700 more til I hit Quadrunner! @Atarian7. X'D That is the funniest status update in Atariage history! I'll never forget first seeing it posted.

    3. BurritoBeans


      Sweet job! And lol @Atarian7, that's one of my favorite status updates that I've seen.

  13. My personal favorites (currently): 1. Demon Attack 2. Asteroids 3. Missile command 4. Pitfall! 5. Space Invaders Only a top 5 ATM
  14. If you really want your games to look great on a CRT specifically, go for RGB cables and a Sony PVM, BVM or other pro monster. Some are really cheap actually. If you don't know what RGB is or want to go this direction, try RetroRGB.com. For a normal CRT thats pretty big, Sony Wega Trinitrons are as good as they come .
  15. I recently found Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GC) for $2 because the guy thought it was a DVD lol. My best find ever by far, since I don't get too many good deals. Its currently for sale on my sales thread since I don't really need it.
  16. I still love smash, but I will always be terrible at it . Its still a blast with friends and even has had impact outside of the game, such as introducing many people to Ness from Earthbound for the first time, and in a way helped the Earthbound fanbase become like it is today.
  17. NEW: N64 Console! Hope to find this baby a new home to be played like it should
  18. I always thought VS. Super Mario Bros was cool. There's also a game called "Super Mario Bros. Special" released only for Japanese computers that's different than the original too. According to Nintendo, they used Vs. SMB as a platform to test ideas for the upcoming SMB 2 (japan). Obviously as you mentioned above, this is very apparent by some of the levels being exactly the same.
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