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huggy87
12-11-2005, 05:44 PM
Do any of you still have one of these? I still have mine in my garage collecting dust with about 40 old games. I am beginning to wonder why the hell I am keeping the thing. It's not like I'd ever play it again except for maybe a quick trip down memory lane. And it is not worth much... maybe 40 bucks on ebay. Will it be a collectible 30-40 years from now?

huggy87
12-11-2005, 05:44 PM
Do any of you still have one of these? I still have mine in my garage collecting dust with about 40 old games. I am beginning to wonder why the hell I am keeping the thing. It's not like I'd ever play it again except for maybe a quick trip down memory lane. And it is not worth much... maybe 40 bucks on ebay. Will it be a collectible 30-40 years from now?

Capt.LoneRanger
12-11-2005, 05:55 PM
There is no way I'm gonna sell mine. I don't know how many hours I spent playing PacMan, SpaceInvaders, Asteroids and RiverRaid, but as outdated, as it may be, it's still fun.

There is a site on the internet, where you can download an emulator for PC and play the old games on modern computers. I'll look it up, if I get the time.

neural_dream
12-11-2005, 06:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by huggy87:
Will it be a collectible 30-40 years from now? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes

NekoReaperman
12-11-2005, 06:08 PM
I have Two atari 2600's, the old "wooden" looking model (brown plastic with metal rod switches),and a newer black angular plastic one (with plastic switches)


I also have a Sega master system (the ONLY way to play double dragon), and Three sega game gears...


And i am only 19 years old XD

Hydra444
12-11-2005, 06:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Capt.LoneRanger:
There is no way I'm gonna sell mine. I don't know how many hours I spent playing PacMan, SpaceInvaders, Asteroids and RiverRaid, but as outdated, as it may be, it's still fun.

There is a site on the internet, where you can download an emulator for PC and play the old games on modern computers. I'll look it up, if I get the time. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That would be kick *** Ranger http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

steve_v
12-11-2005, 07:41 PM
http://www.tripletsandus.com/80s/80s_games/arcade.htm

SkyChimp
12-11-2005, 07:44 PM
I'd hang on to it. I don't have mine anymore. But I do have my old Nintendo NES. Might hook it up again and play it.

darkhorizon11
12-11-2005, 09:59 PM
I/we do, my mother used to play it when she was pregnant with me... in 1983!

So technically I played it a little too when it first came out...

Skycat_2
12-12-2005, 01:33 AM
Funny this came up ...

I recently reclaimed my old 2600 that I hadn't seen or played since 1985. I brought the whole package to my college dorm room -- yes, I'm 37 (or am I 36? I always forget and I can't do the math right now!) and live in a college dorm room &lt;shudder&gt; -- and set it up on my TV. It was fun for about two days but honestly even my old favorites aren't much fun anymore. Maybe I'm just too old for the simple joy, or maybe I've become jaded by advanced gaming technology.

My 18, 19, 20-year old friends were vaguely interested in it and we had some laughs but now the system is back to collecting dust. Also, some of the cartridges don't work anymore because of age.

I will say this, though: when I was a kid I really wanted Pitfall! by Activision. I borrowed it from the boy up the street and played it for a week solid I think. If I found it cheap someplace I'd be happy just to finally acquire it for myself.

Yeah, I guess you should keep it. I guess I should keep mine also. There are only so many systems out there and they tend to wear out, especially the older ones; someday a die-hard collector may want it for parts or as an outright original. Atari 2600s are iconic of the 80s and the game industry in general ... and the original wooden-paneled ones totally rule.

jds1978
12-12-2005, 05:18 AM
here's to the wooden 2600...still got mine!

Pitfall was the bomb. Ditto for Defender, Combat, and River Raid.

ASM 1
12-12-2005, 06:05 AM
http://www.atariage.com/ - a good page for all things atari http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I dont have a 2600 but I found a (my) mint Lynx II handheld in the loft.... and I'm hanging on to it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

huggy87
12-12-2005, 08:57 AM
I could take any of you on at the combat aviation games. Especially the bomber vs. three plane. My first aviation "sim". Bring it on!

jds1978
12-12-2005, 02:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">huggy87 Posted Mon December 12 2005 07:57
I could take any of you on at the combat aviation games. Especially the bomber vs. three plane. My first aviation "sim". Bring it on! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The thing that was cool about "Combat" was all the different variations...invisible, bouncy bullets, "twins"....that game was so rad.

Let's not forget that Classic from the Cold War: Missle Command http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

icrash
12-12-2005, 02:52 PM
Nuts, got rid of mine quite some time ago. It was a trip to watch my parents tear up space invaders. Mom owned pac man http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif. My best was probably a toss up between Asteroids & Combat. AAhhhh the good old days.

Zeus-cat
12-12-2005, 03:46 PM
I thought I just saw an ad for a new version of the Atari 2600. I would have sworn the ad was from Target, but there was nothing on their website about it. The thing was darn chap too, less than $30.

I'll see if I can find the ad tonight.

Zeus-cat

jds1978
12-12-2005, 03:59 PM
my buddy has got a Atari collection game for XBOX....you can choose between "Classic" or "Souped Up" graphics....we always play the cheesy 1980's graphics http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Zeus-cat
12-12-2005, 04:03 PM
I found the ad from Target.

The Atari Flashback 2.0 is on sale for $24.77. It includes a cheesy looking console with 40 games built in, two cheesy looking controllers and the extra cheesy graphics we all know and love.

Zeus-cat

MaxBruder
12-12-2005, 05:09 PM
Silent Service was my favorite on original Nintendo