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I can't wait to get my 7800! Can anyone tell me how long they've had their 7800's? The one I owned in the late 80's/early 90's only lived about two years.

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I've been enjoying mine for about a month-and-a-half. Kudos to you for getting one! :D

 

Also I recommend Food Fight. It's awesome...

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I had one from 2008-2012 but last night I ordered another one with more games than I ever had for it. The only game I had before that isn't in the lot is Food Fight. Next time I order a Euro D-Pad I'll make sure it comes with the optional thumb stick. My old one was also modded with a generic AC Adapter probably because the original owner couldn't find a replacement AC Adapter. My guess is that all they had to do was desolder the wires from the original port and solder them to the different, more commonly shaped one.

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Well as far back as I remember. ;)

 

So, shortly before your son was born then. :P ;)

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At least 5 years. Haven't played it more than an hour in that time. Maybe it's too modern for me. :)

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My parents must have bought my first one back around 1987. I still have that one.

 

Then I got a second at Big Lots when they were liquidating them around 1992. It may be my favorite system. Or that could be the Jaguar. Or the Lynx. Not sure, actually!

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I bought mine last year. It's become my main Atari unit as I've retired my Six Switch to be a display piece. 8-bit is sort of my deal, as I've got the NES, SMS,and 7800 all hooked up via a composite selector.

 

It's a terrific system. I wish it had been more successful and had a larger homebrew community. Ahh well.

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I finally got my Atari 7800 a few days ago, on Monday. I've been wanting one since 2007, so I'm very happy I was finally able to acquire one. Just waiting for a game I ordered on Ebay to come in and I'll be ready to go (I've been playing 2600 games on it this whole time).

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I first got mine in February of '87 or '88. Maybe even '86. Unfortunately my AC adapter went out around '92 or so and I was unable to play it for over a decade. I finally bought a new adapter off of atariguide.com in 2005 or so. Amazingly my original system still works even though I took a hammer and screwdriver to the circuit board in a fit of rage so I could replace all of the switches.

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