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  1. Saw a 3DO with about 17 games with it at the game store. Unfortunately they wanted $300 for it.

    1. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      That's a decent price if the games are complete! 

  2. GMC ruined "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" with it repeating over and over again in their stupid ads.

    1. Keatah

      Keatah

      Sounds like some boardroom director at an ad agency doing it and not GMC. Doing it because they think they are cool when they are not.

    2. jd_1138
    3. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      Yeah also they slap this Who song in their ads. I guess they're attempting to say to people with enough to drop $75,000 on a glorified Chevy with a different grille that "hey it's hip and cool to buy a GMC".  :)

  3. I got this letter saying I mailed something via Media Mail that I shouldn't have and now I have postage due. Not explained in the letter is how to pay it. Why not?

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    2. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      You youngins and your VCR tapes. We used to have to walk 73 miles to the cinema, and there was only one talkie playing. No choice.

    3. save2600

      save2600

      If there is postage due, either the recipient pays it or you'll receive a bill from USPS. If you receive the bill, might just be a small envelope you throw the money in for your postal carrier to retrieve. Happened that way to me once.

    4. save2600

      save2600

      USPS might also penalize you by charging full postage from origin (even though it's at a distribution center halfway between) to the destination AND you'll be out the original media postage you paid. It's not like they simply charge the difference. Again, my experience - until they learned me but good. 

  4. Big thunderstorm in progress. Started an hour ago and still going.

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    2. atari2600land

      atari2600land

      The sun is shining.

    3. DragonGrafx-16

      DragonGrafx-16

      Had a crazy one last night and there was a tornado sighted a few miles from town. Lost power for 2 hours and a tree across the street got struck by lightning...

    4. Keatah

      Keatah

      Boom booms! Love it!

  5. I just got a spam e-mail with the subject line about Volkswagen recalling 600,000 cars. Why would I care? I don't have a Volkswagen, I never had a Volkswagen, I never learned to drive, and they aren't selling anything. Sounds like someone's wasting their time.

    1. Master Phruby

      Master Phruby

      I get mail  frequently from a company that wants to help me sell my timeshare. I've never had a timeshare. Never toured a timeshare. Will never buy a timeshare.

    2. atari2600land

      atari2600land

      Well, at least they're trying to sell you something.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      My spam email's hilarious...Jobs in New York,...Mature singles (I only like Immature singles Ha!),  And the best car insurance in all of India!!

  6. School me on Limited Run Games. I just got a copy of Yooka-Laylee at Best Buy. It has the number #013 on it. Does this mean it's copy #13 or that it's the 13th title they released?

    1. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      Teach yourself with a search engine:

       

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_Run_Games

       

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      The Best Buy versions are still numbered the same as any copy bought on our site - presuming you are referring to the series numbering. Yooka-Laylee will still say Limited Run #013 on the back same as any copy

       

       

  7. This morning I was having a popsickle and someone had put a wooden stick in the middle of it.

  8. Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!

    1. save2600

      save2600

      Hooray for black cats with beautiful green eyes!   😸

    2. simbalion

      simbalion

      This will make my little black cat, Spook, very happy! :) No wonder he's been a pest all day!

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Cheers to my neighbor's cat! *Raises cup of coffee*  Little dude has been prowling the premises for years, and I haven't seen a mouse since.

  9. Something should be done about people trying to post PMs in the Status Updates section. Why does it keep happening?

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    2. save2600

      save2600

      That's kooky! So can that "feature" be turned off or is that just the way it is from now on?

    3. OldSchoolRetroGamer
    4. Albert

      Albert

      I don't think it can be turned off, but it would be nice if status updates left on someone's profile were not displayed on the front page.

  10. I'm on the computer in the den due to a realllly long Windows update on my other computer. After 1 hour it's only 22% complete. Argh!

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    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      Microsoft is so insensitive to the needs of its customers today. I CANNOT deal with constant upgrade interruptions so therefore I ripped out the stuff that does the updated and deacticaptiated the rest with freely available tips and tools. Windows has not bothered me in months.

       

       

    3. atari2600land

      atari2600land

      All the other updates it forces on me were <5 minutes, so this is a new experience. I would never want to go camping.

    4. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      Personally i can't stand MacOS and Linux is great however for compatibility Windows is the sure winner. What they really need is a lightweight version with all the bulls#1t stripped out. Im sick of how bloated windows really is. They really should have the bloatware for free download if someone wishes to use it and keep the fresh install light.

       

      You only have to look at the original x-box OS which is really a gutted version of win2000 then look at the specs of the console. You need atleast twice the power on a Windows machine to play the same games.

       

      They really should have a store so if a program requires additional bloatware software then a message could pop up directing to a link. I guess without Microsoft bloatware and Chome's web browser hogging resources, hardware manufactures would be out of business.

  11. It's National Avocado Day!

    1. save2600

      save2600

      Watching the early morning news lately, couldn't help but notice *every* day is a national day of some kind. Yesterday it was mutts. The day before it was... I've already forgotten.  lol

    2. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Yum..

      National ice cream day and National tequila day were recent also.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      So maybe people should cover themselves in guacamole, then go swimming!  That way they can celebrate Avocado Day And Shark Week at the same time!

  12. Mario Kart: Super Circuit is the worst game ever made. I'd rather play E.T.

     

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    2. deepthaw

      deepthaw

      Why's that? I played it at release, and it seemed fine then.

    3. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Never played that one, but must say it looks awesome and has the look of my favorite Mario game, Super Mario Kart SNES.

       

      Watched the gameplay just now and it looks like a lot of fun. A little N64 SNES mix. The 2 best Mario Kart games. What is so awful?

    4. atari2600land

      atari2600land

      The fact that they put coins back in the game (I didn't miss them at all in Mario Kart 64), and they made the last 2 150cc cups impossible to beat are just two reasons.

  13. Removed a dead rat from Mom's garden in the courtyard. The thing I hate about removing dead things (like birds) are I fear they may not actually be dead and come back to life and start moving. But that hasn't happened yet.

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    2. jaybird3rd

      jaybird3rd

      Yep, I've had to dig dead rats out of the walls in my attic.  There was no question that those rats were dead, because my nose lead me right to them.  I don't think anything in the world smells worse than dead things.  :woozy:

    3. Lord Innit

      Lord Innit

      A few weeks after we moved into our house we had a torrential downpour after a bit of a heatwave.  Two baby seagulls were washed down onto our forecourt.  Worse thing about it was they must  have been dead for about a year (there were baby seagulls on other roofs at the time) as they were pretty decomposed and crawling with maggots.  Scooping them up with a shovel into a bin bag was one of the most unpleasant things I have had to do. Man, the stink!!

    4. HoshiChiri

      HoshiChiri

      Never had to worry about that- our cat does a good job of making it clear his kills are dead. Sometimes the hard part is getting it to stay in one piece for cleanup 🤢

  14. Just choked on a pill. It was fun, the part where I couldn't breathe.

    1. Samuel Pedigo

      Samuel Pedigo

      Pill: This is the worst waterslide ever!

  15. Knock knock.

    Who's there?
    A robot.

    End communication.

  16. Who is the moron that thought putting deviled eggs into macaroni salad thus making the cholesterol per serving be 115mg would be a good idea? Why do all the food companies want us to be fat? I mean, what's in it for them if we're all fat?

    1. carlsson

      carlsson

      Isn't cholesterol as a factor for overweight exaggerated? Unfortunately I think those are right who blame our excessive intake of carbohydrates, while in the old days the fat was thought as the primary or sometimes sole cause.

       

      For that matter there are both good and bad cholesterol.

    2. save2600

      save2600

      ...and then somebody thought it was a good idea to add broccoli to that kind of a "salad". Blech!

    3. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      I went Googling for the answer and this is one of the first links that popped up:

       

      How Governments, Food Companies, Big Pharma, Media and Healthcare Operators Keep Us Fat and Sick

  17. Before the update I had about 11,000 posts. Now I go to my profile page and it says I have 16,000. I gained an extra 5,000 posts somehow.

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    2. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      Maybe it counts status updates now.

    3. Albert

      Albert

      Yes, this is a total of all the "content" you have posted on AtariAge.  This includes forum posts, blog entries, gallery images, comments on blogs, probably status updates, etc.

    4. CPUWIZ

      CPUWIZ

      Gallery images and gallery images.  Whoaa.

  18. It seems if I click on any of the forums on this page, it loads much slower than if I click on forums on other pages. It takes so long, I actually thought the site was down. Does this happen to anyone else?

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    2. high voltage

      high voltage

      It's because we are older

    3. Albert

      Albert

      Yes, the forum links are slow for some reason. I've posted a message on the Invision forum to try and get some help.  I won't be able to properly investigate this until early next week.  Overall the new forum should be faster than the old, but will require some fine tuning of the server configurations (actually both servers, web server and database server) to get it running optimally.

    4. Albert

      Albert

      Quote

      It's because we are older

      That's certainly not helping.  :D

  19. I ordered something from the store on June 9. The next day I got an e-mail. Nothing since.

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    2. Skwrl63

      Skwrl63

      I agree, Al is really responsive.

       

      I just figured I would have to wait longer since I ordered like six different homebrews 🤷.

       

      I emailed Al last week. He said my stuff should be sent out Monday this week. Not sure if it actually got set out yet, but I'm not worried. I'm sure I'll get it soon enough

    3. Atariboy

      Atariboy

      I imagine all the server migration and forum updating probably has things running a bit slower as well. 

    4. Albert

      Albert

      I'll be shipping all outstanding store orders today. I was originally planning on doing so earlier in the week, but I had to move up the plans to upgrade the forums and move the server last weekend, which I was not originally expecting to do for another week or two. And that was an enormous time sink. 

  20. If you don't like my eBay offer then SAY SO, not being a dumbcrap and not replying at all to it.

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    2. atari2600land

      atari2600land

      Why not just counteroffer instead of saying nothing?

    3. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      Because they want more money, not a hagglefest. 

       

      Why not complain to them, not us?

    4. save2600

      save2600

      Worse yet, is when sellers just turn down your offer without countering. Seems lazy to me. You didn't set an automatic decline under a certain amount, so you had time to consider. Time enough to manually decline the offer, but not counter? 

  21. You know what's ironic? I keep getting spam in my e-mail about veganism.

    1. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      It's soy-based Spam.

    2. BydoEmpire
    3. Inky

      Inky

      Irony is ironic.

  22. After frantically searching for my Ditto Flashcart for the Pokemon Mini, I found it. It was in the Pokemon Mini unit. The cartridges are so small, I thought I had lost it. They are all together in one little container.

    1. pacman000

      pacman000

      Glad you found it! Are the games any good? I've always wondered about that system.

    2. atari2600land

      atari2600land

      The only one I really like is Pokemon Tetris, although other people really seem to enjoy Togepi's Great Adventure.

  23. Bye Bye James Holhauzer!

    1. CPUWIZ

      CPUWIZ

      You beat him? The professional gambler from Vegas, walks away with 2+ million dollars.

    2. atari2600land

      atari2600land

      No, but I watched him get beaten.

    3. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      Schadenboners!

  24. Right above my right nostril hurts, a sharp stabbing pain when I touch it.

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    2. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Its a pimple inside your nostril, duh

    3. Wally1

      Wally1

      then dont touch it!

       

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I'd say look at it in a mirror,...If it's not a pimple, just have a doctor check it out, Just to be safe.

  25. What the heck is this crappy artwork all about? I got the Switch game, but apparently not much effort was put in the box art: https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/namco-museum-arcade-pac

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    2. MrMaddog

      MrMaddog

      Did they hire Spümcø to do the box art??

    3. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      LOL I love it. It's better than bad, it's good!

    4. save2600

      save2600

      Haha, nice and cheesy!

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