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  • THE YARSENING!

    Honestly for me, the timing here couldn't be better. I just set up my 2600 in my basement, complete with original game holders etc. as part of the gaming center.
  • I liked that game as a kid, do it
  • a while back I bought a 2600 at the flea market for $10. it was just the console and an original power supply. surprisingly it worked - just needed a good cleaning

    I know I have an old cartridge or two somewhere packed away, but just ended up buying a UnoCart and filled an SD card with every ROM I could find and also a joystick. works great - some of the ROM's are buggy but it's fun to play these old games on a real unit.

    /also bought an Atari 400 not long ago. always thought they were neat with the flat membrane keyboard. had a 600xl and later an 800xl growing up and wish I still had those
  • poconojoe: a while back I bought a 2600 at the flea market for $10. it was just the console and an original power supply. surprisingly it worked - just needed a good cleaning

    I know I have an old cartridge or two somewhere packed away, but just ended up buying a UnoCart and filled an SD card with every ROM I could find and also a joystick. works great - some of the ROM's are buggy but it's fun to play these old games on a real unit.

    /also bought an Atari 400 not long ago. always thought they were neat with the flat membrane keyboard. had a 600xl and later an 800xl growing up and wish I still had those


    I had no idea there were Ataris other than the 2600, 5400, and 7800. I need to look up these others.
  • Friggen Cowards. They purposefully removed the 'rainbow' from their original logo in order not to upset the incels and bigots.
    FARK THEM.
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  • You mean the company wearing Atari's skin as a suit is.
  • Kubo: poconojoe: a while back I bought a 2600 at the flea market for $10. it was just the console and an original power supply. surprisingly it worked - just needed a good cleaning

    I know I have an old cartridge or two somewhere packed away, but just ended up buying a UnoCart and filled an SD card with every ROM I could find and also a joystick. works great - some of the ROM's are buggy but it's fun to play these old games on a real unit.

    /also bought an Atari 400 not long ago. always thought they were neat with the flat membrane keyboard. had a 600xl and later an 800xl growing up and wish I still had those

    I had no idea there were Ataris other than the 2600, 5400, and 7800. I need to look up these others.


    The others are (mainly) home computers, not pure gaming consoles.
  • Tasha Yars Revenge will be the next Paramount+ Star Trek series.
  • OkieDookie: Tasha Yars Revenge will be the next Paramount+ Star Trek series.


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  • optikeye: Friggen Cowards. They purposefully removed the 'rainbow' from their original logo in order not to upset the incels and bigots.
    FARK THEM.
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    Huh you'd think they'd be ok with that considering:

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    Some people of a certain age will remember.
  • Atari is what got me started.  I don't have a "how it started" but here's how it's going.

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  • Entropy_Bot: optikeye: Friggen Cowards. They purposefully removed the 'rainbow' from their original logo in order not to upset the incels and bigots.
    FARK THEM.
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    Huh you'd think they'd be ok with that considering:

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    The sad thing is, as much of their IP as they've sold since 2013, there's about as much of Infogrames left at Atari SA as there is of the old Atari. They don't even own Alone in the Dark.
  • syrynxx: I am a huge nerd.

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    Would disintegrate upon touch I assume.

    Group going to a -con dressed up as the Atari Force would be among peak old school obscure nerd.

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    Recall a scene with black guy on end crying over Vietnam War-like memories or something like that; Kid me was impressed with the drawing but also went, "what the hell does this have to do with Haunted House?*" Hell, I tried reading a synopsis of the plot online and adult me is finding this to be confusing off-the-wall dimensional travel shiat.
    /Yar's Revenge had a memorable comic too. And I think that one made more sense, except why the space ship is shaped like a giant house fly.
    //hey, diversity in the 1980s, and probably got more time in than the Super Friends' PoC in stories


    * or whatever game it came in
  • No personal nostalgia for Yars here (Defender and Combat however...), but there's a great big interview with Howard Scott Warshaw a few links deep, with a lot of juicy bits like this-

    "Imagic wouldn't have happened necessarily except that after Rob did Missile Command for 2600 making tens of millions of dollars for the company, it came Christmas time and he was thinking "oh boy what's the bonus gonna be. I'm looking forward to something because here it is I did a good job, I was a good boy, time to get paid off. What's it gonna be?" ", Howard says. "He got his envelope at Christmas time and he thought, "Is it money? Is it keys to a car? What could it be?" he opened it up and it was a certificate to a free Turkey. That's what he got".
    "My understanding is that he actually framed that and kept it in his office when he went to Imagic and he's kept that in his office since", he says.
  • poconojoe: a while back I bought a 2600 at the flea market for $10. it was just the console and an original power supply. surprisingly it worked - just needed a good cleaning

    I know I have an old cartridge or two somewhere packed away, but just ended up buying a UnoCart and filled an SD card with every ROM I could find and also a joystick. works great - some of the ROM's are buggy but it's fun to play these old games on a real unit.

    /also bought an Atari 400 not long ago. always thought they were neat with the flat membrane keyboard. had a 600xl and later an 800xl growing up and wish I still had those


    I have all my 2600 cartridges and can play them on my colecovision with the adapter, but I don't know where the system itself went.  Probably in a box upstairs.  I also still have my TurboGraf-X 16, Atari Jaguar, PS1, Xbox and Vectrex.  The vectrex is the only one I've played recently.
  • Myk-House of El: Atari is what got me started.  I don't have a "how it started" but here's how it's going.

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    I wish I still had my Atari lynx and virtual boy.  I gave that last one away it was so bad and deeply regret that now.
  • Myk-House of El: Atari is what got me started.  I don't have a "how it started" but here's how it's going.

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    did you sell the other 98% of your collection or something?
    there's no way i would have farkied you as "has like every console ever" based on that meager pic!
  • Myk-House of El: Atari is what got me started.  I don't have a "how it started" but here's how it's going.

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    can I come over to your house? my mom says it's okay with her if it's okay with your parents
  • BTW Steam sale started today.

    Know what hasn't been on sale for five years or so since I put it on THE VERY TOP of my wish list over time as an amusing "damn, this never is on sale," and still is full price today?

    Atari Vault collection and its DLC, which includes the Yars sequel.

    I bought a CD version way back when for $2 at Fry's -- pretty damn good reason why I don't feel like forking over $28-plus for the same shiat -- on a stand next to the cashier, and it worked good for years. Crystal Castles, 2600 Casino (Poker Solitaire was my thing) and Missile Command were good as quick time wastes.

    But it was really unresponsive when I tried it on Windows 10, plus modern PCs seem made to HATE CD/DVD drives compared to the older machines.

    /I'd like the Taito, Bally Midway and 1980s Activision archives available too
  • labman: I wish I still had my Atari lynx and virtual boy. I gave that last one away it was so bad and deeply regret that now.


    I never had a Virtual Boy.  I played it but it triggered headaches so getting one is not a high priority.  I wish I'd gotten more Lynx games.

    bud jones: did you sell the other 98% of your collection or something?
    there's no way i would have farkied you as "has like every console ever" based on that meager pic!


    Hell no.  That's just the Atari stuff.  Atari thread, you know.  Having said that, no PS newer than PS2.  No Vectrex, Bally Astrocade, Fairchild Channel F and very few handhelds.

    poconojoe: can I come over to your house? my mom says it's okay with her if it's okay with your parents


    It's a bit of a drive if you're still in PA.
  • Practical_Draconian: syrynxx: I am a huge nerd.

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    Would disintegrate upon touch I assume.

    Group going to a -con dressed up as the Atari Force would be among peak old school obscure nerd.

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    Recall a scene with black guy on end crying over Vietnam War-like memories or something like that; Kid me was impressed with the drawing but also went, "what the hell does this have to do with Haunted House?*" Hell, I tried reading a synopsis of the plot online and adult me is finding this to be confusing off-the-wall dimensional travel shiat.
    /Yar's Revenge had a memorable comic too. And I think that one made more sense, except why the space ship is shaped like a giant house fly.
    //hey, diversity in the 1980s, and probably got more time in than the Super Friends' PoC in stories


    * or whatever game it came in


    I was so proud of that thing in high school.

    I loved the original Yar's Revenge and was pretty good at it. I just got a spinner button for my X-Arcade so that's my old school fun now. Had a 400 with a dozen cartridges but gave it away.
  • Myk-House of El: labman: I wish I still had my Atari lynx and virtual boy. I gave that last one away it was so bad and deeply regret that now.

    I never had a Virtual Boy.  I played it but it triggered headaches so getting one is not a high priority.  I wish I'd gotten more Lynx games.


    I used to work at Babbages and the game companies would sometimes give us their consoles in the hopes that we would recommend them to customers.

    That's how I got my Atari Jaguar, TurboGraf-X and Virtual boy.   I sold my lynx to one of my employees because he really wanted one. I wish I had kept it, too.
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    First, props for the collection and care.

    AFAIK I have a Sega Dreamcast still in working order ($50 clearance too). I moved a PS2 and original Xbox back into the house when looking to play a DVD a few years back. Don't laugh; that was my 360's job in its last days before going f--k it and selling it before it would give out (some awful wheezing, and it was my fifth and final such machine off the warranty).

    The NES, SNES, Atari 2600 and C64 (which lost its power supply and disk drive) is somewhere in my brother's hoarding hellhole as I left a lot in family storage while on my traveling career days. I can only assume they are lost to vermin, based on a few finds brought to my attention (the gods must have been watching over the autographed Teemu Selanne rookie card and some other valuable hockey memorabilia in a storage box). 

    I sold a Sega Genesis and its CD player to a rich FIFA-loving fark that oogled over the fact I had a copy of that on CD, but I think my nephews may have gotten another to play a few games I kept as decor (Revenge of Shinobi, Buster Douglas Boxing among them). That also might be rotting in that storage.
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