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phaxda last won the day on November 18 2013

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    just a geek with some old black plastic
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  1. phaxda

    phaxda

  2. Awesome what are the odds on a 5200 port?! Looking forward to playing in any format.
  3. Just stopping by this thread to say THANK YOU!!! I just received my cart from the store and it's AMAZING. I love curling and the 5200 both and am so happy to have this game. How about some Atari 5200 Pond Hockey next--I'm half-Canadian so this one is really getting me going! Thank you AverageSoftware (love the name) and Al!
  4. Medical bills and moving force sale. All reasonable offers considered. I will take offers for the lot or indiVidual games. The one with faded label is Journey to the Planets. Also listing on Facebook.
  5. On Craigslist but will give break to AA members. Too much of a pain to ship and the game store isn't even interested. I still have a bunch of stuff. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/vgm/d/vintage-video-game-sale-atari/6618624445.html
  6. Hi all, Five years ago I had a little baby girl who is the light of my life. She is far more important than a bunch of old video games and I need money to help pay for some medical issues and on top of that we are moving in the next couple of months and my wife does not want this huge collection to come with us. Anyone in the SF Bay Area who wants to come take a look I'm totally open to that, just let me know. There is far too much to list and I'm ready to deal and anyone from AtariAge gets preferred buyer status. I will be selling some stuff on eBay but for larger items I just want it gone. Please PM me; I have cleared out my inbox. Thanks.
  7. HI all. I am starting to sell off parts of my collection beginning with my Genesis collection. All my boxed games are listed on eBay. eBay Seller: pdangler-half The Atari stuff is coming soon. I am moving and don't have room. SF Bay Area people: please hit me up if you want good deals so I don't have to ship. Will post separately for that.
  8. Hey was glad to see this topic bumped looking forward to a set.
  9. I use the wheel exclusively for my Mario Kart 8 addiction (and for MK Wii before that) and can't play the game any other way. I love it. When friends watch me play they just die laughing because I am a 42-year-old man holding a little wheel and tilting and clicking like a crazy man. While I own a ColecoVision wheel and gas pedal I think I've used it only a few times. It's not the best controller ever.
  10. I'll buy it; my newest handheld at this moment is a DS XL, so portability could be cool and as long as there's some sort of Mario Kart... that's all I really want. And a Netflix/Amazon player because that's how our Wii U tablet usually gets used. Was glad to see the Amiibo in the commercial because we have lots of fun playing with those. I don't care about shading or 4K or any of that other stuff.
  11. Seems like all my PS1 discs are scratched.

    1. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      I'll bet they still work pretty well though, right?

    2. Kiwi

      Kiwi

      Possibly bitrot.

  12. Death of a collector was my immediate thought as well. It's sad when you just kinda hope they were stolen instead. I recently had a conversation at a local flea market with a fellow game/vintage audio/cool shit collector who was the victim of a home burglary awhile ago. We'd met before a few times at estate and garage sales sales and he never made any secret of all the stuff he had. Posted tons of collection pics, videos, etc. Was robbed while away on vacation and is convinced his social media posting played a role. Said the cops told him it happens all the time; now he keeps a low profile, bought a crazy security system, and keeps an eye out for his own stuff at the fleas. Really friendly and outgoing guy...now he's paranoid as hell and doesn't enjoy his hobbies like he used to. People suck.
  13. The Wii made me, an Atari nerd first and foremost, into a huge Nintendo fan because of the motion controls, and later, the Wii Fit board. I play tennis, soccer, hockey, golf, and run out there in the world and being active while playing a game makes it a lot more fun for me. When I finally got a console as a kid, it was an Atari (5200). I played some NES back then but never really got into anything other than Ice Hockey. I bought a Genesis for the sports games (NHL '94), and Playstation for Gran Turismo and more sports games (NHL2K*). I borrowed a Wii from a friend who was not using it back when they were brand-new and hard to get. For months I played nothing but Wii Sports on it. When I finally bought my own, I kept playing Wii Sports until I bought Mario Kart. That was like a dream combination--active motion controls in a racing game! A long way from Pole Position. Add online and I was hooked! When I started playing Mario Kart Wii, I had kind of forgotten all about the Nintendo universe. In general didn't know a lot of the backstories of the more minor characters. I had never played a Super Mario other than the first one and Super Mario Land on the Gameboy. I had no idea who Waluigi was. I didn't really care, I just liked racing. When my wife got bored watching me play MK Wii, I bought Animal Crossing so we could play that together because she had mentioned it "looked cute." What happened right around then is that I, mid-30s, got sucked back into the world of Nintendo. I somehow got vested in these cartoon characters and their stories, the racers in Mario Kart, the residents and principal characters of Animal Crossing (Wii was my first one), and everyone in Super Mario Galaxy (which was the next game I bought). Oh, and the Pikmin. Sweet, goofy Pikmin. So the graphics weren't as good as a PS3 or whatever version of XBox. I didn't care then because between all my retro shit and good first-party games, I had plenty to play. And then we had a kid. I had to sell a TON of stuff to make a gaming room into a nursery and one of the things that helped me do that was hacking the Wii and making it into an emulation station. It's awesome for this. My original Wii is still hooked up to this day, and when I was loading Atari roms onto it I also put a bunch of SNES and N64 games on there. And when my kid was up all night, I played through SMB2 and 3 and bought the lost levels and all of that. Lots of catching up. I then bought a Wii U for one reason: Mario Kart 8. Oh--and I guess I have to admit also for the TVii feature, which I was (along with two other people) wildly enthusiastic about. I am an idealist and like gimmicks, I guess. My Wii U is the only modern system I own and I've been very happy with it. Netflix on the tablet is great. My kid and I play Yoshi Wooly World together and she loves the Amiibos. She can also use the original Wii to play Dora Saves the Snow Princess and all of that stuff. She's almost four and she ADORES all things Nintendo. She knows all the characters and their stories and always wants to race in MK 8 as Princess Peach. She does Wii Fit yoga with me. I'll buy the NX when it comes out just because Nintendo has always met my needs and now my kid demands it. I've tried to push her toward the Atari but she is having none of it. "BORING!" The only retro thing she'll touch is my original Gameboy... way to go, big N. Anyway that was really long-winded (watching soccer while writing this) but I guess the upshot is that lots of people play lots of different kinds of systems for lots of reasons and I like that Nintendo offers something of an alternative. I don't WANT realistic graphics all the time (especially not for freaking Dora) or need the most memory or greatest speed or perfected online experience. I just wanna have fun with my friends and family. So the NX is outpowered. Big whoop, it'll probably still be pretty cool and my kid will dig it.
  14. What's the going price on gyro caution stickers these days? I guess everyone has their price, including me...
  15. Was browsing for homebrews on eBay and found these from seller eBay Seller: guinness1029. They didn't put "homebrew" in the description so I guess they went under the radar. I definitely didn't notice. http://www.ebay.com/sch/guinness1029/m.html?item=282046021944&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&rt=nc Some great deals in there especially for a 5200 hound like me--Bristles, A Philly Classic Edition Castle Blast... wish I had more eBay time!
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