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YomMamasHouse 04-26-2016 05:07 AM

Just in for a trip down memory lane
 
Hi all, randomly decided to stop in and check out the place I used to shit up with my dumbass 15 year old opinions.

Nice to see the site still has a bit of life in it, even if the mod itself never fully recovered from TF2.

AirTrek 05-02-2016 06:23 PM

You are now realizing 2006 was 10 years ago.

XPelargos 05-04-2016 04:01 AM

Half Life 2 is almost 12 years old.

Iggy 05-04-2016 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by XPelargos (Post 510115)
Half Life 2 is almost 12 years old.

...and HL 3 is still vaporware.

Innoc 05-04-2016 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XPelargos (Post 510115)
Half Life 2 is almost 12 years old.

Yikes...
Quote:

Originally Posted by Iggy (Post 510116)
...and HL 3 is still vaporware.

:(

And Half Life is 17 years old? Man I feel old....and SOG is even older....

Edit: And you know you're REALLY old when friends from this forum are also connections on LinkedIn....

SomeOldGuy 05-04-2016 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Innoc (Post 510118)
And Half Life is 17 years old? Man I feel old....and SOG is even older....

Edit: And you know you're REALLY old when friends from this forum are also connections on LinkedIn....

Yup, I turn 65 in July... talk about YIKES!

And yeah... I'm pretty sure we are connected on LinkedIn. Scary stuff.

Iggy 05-04-2016 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Innoc (Post 510118)
Yikes...

:(

And Half Life is 17 years old? Man I feel old....and SOG is even older....

Edit: And you know you're REALLY old when friends from this forum are also connections on LinkedIn....

No....... you're old when you have video games in their mid 30s and into their 40s..........

http://i.imgur.com/2uk62ZH.jpg

..... and you're older than they are.

YomMamasHouse 05-04-2016 08:09 PM

My father would be very envious of you for having those arcade games. When I was a kid, he had an arcade setup he took from his old job working at an arcade (back when those existed). It had joysticks and buttons and you could open up the base and swap out these monstrous things that looked like motherboards, which had different games on them.

Dig Dug, Robotron, Battlezone, Elevator Action (not a porno), Missile Command... lots of names come to mind. It was a sad day when the old clunker finally died and we had to get rid of it.

Iggy 05-04-2016 10:01 PM

I currently have 5 of them, the 4 pictured above, and this one:

http://i.imgur.com/wYZAqaf.jpg

Honestly, they aren't really THAT expensive. I only have around $500 invested in the hobby. I got a couple for free(actually, I traded labor for them), and the others, I just had good deals drop into my lap. I don't really have a lot of money to put into them, so I've done all the needed repairs on them myself.

If you think he'd be interested in getting some, feel free to shoot me a PM. I'm on a collectors website, and they are generally happy to help out locals. Plus I can offer advice on where to find them, and what general prices to look for. Mainly, it's all about condition. You can find non-working cabinets cheap, and fix them yourself(which isn't as difficult as it sounds), or decent working ones for mid-range prices... all the way up to "fully restored" for premium prices.

If there's a bad side, it's that some people just don't realize the ACTUAL value of them. Some people think, "Well, it's old as shit, therefor it's worth a lot of money." Ummm..... no. Not really. There are exceptions to that, but they are few and far between.

The only downside to them, is that they're heavy as shit. Atari cabinets are easily in the 325-350lb range. I rather lucked out with Dig Dug, since it's a cocktail table. 100 less pounds to haul around. :lol:

9u-9u-9u 05-05-2016 02:49 PM

who collects the change bin when it's full. or do you vandalize your own property and break it open

have you ever seen the documentary king of kong



Iggy 05-06-2016 02:22 AM

I have keys to all of mine. The guy I bought my Dig Dug from gave me the wrong key, so I had to drill the lock out and put a new one on. It's okay, though.... locks are relatively cheap.

I haven't seen King of Kong, yet..... but it's on my list.

9u-9u-9u 05-06-2016 05:55 PM

what the hell
http://lasvegasweekly.com/ae/stage/2...al-parody-com/

there's a musical based on it. i just wanted to document this coincidence since it was bizarre that i found it on accident as we were talking about it. i don't live in las vegas

i'm sorry for hijacking your thread your mom's house i'm glad that you came back. these are the kinds of things we talk about now ATARI

iggy:
are the locks so the machine will look like it's supposed to. with the coin buttons and everything

Iggy 05-07-2016 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by 9u-9u-9u (Post 510129)
iggy:
are the locks so the machine will look like it's supposed to. with the coin buttons and everything

Yeah, I have locks on mine. I keep the keys right there. Mostly they are locked to keep the cats out. It's not like I have money in them or anything. Although, I will admit to "hiding" a few bucks in quarters in them.... in case of emergency. ;)

When people come over to play(rare, but still), I don't charge anything. Super Pac-Man has a credit switch on the inside, Lunar Lander takes tokens, and Dig Dug has a credit switch mounted on the outside.

YomMamasHouse 05-13-2016 03:36 AM

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Originally Posted by 9u-9u-9u (Post 510129)
i'm sorry for hijacking your thread your mom's house i'm glad that you came back. these are the kinds of things we talk about now ATARI

No worries, I miss that actually. Nowadays forums are super uptight about keeping everything on-topic and filtered. I've found the best threads are the ones that go completely off-topic.

greenday5494 07-30-2016 12:57 PM

hey dude. I recognize you as well. I'm taking a real trip down memory lane myself. Really kinda makes me miss close tight knit online communities of old. Now sites are just so huge its all noise.

oaties 07-30-2016 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greenday5494 (Post 510782)
hey dude. I recognize you as well. I'm taking a real trip down memory lane myself. Really kinda makes me miss close tight knit online communities of old. Now sites are just so huge its all noise.

They are still around, most of them are gaming communities for games that are unfortunately inactive or not very popular though :/

Iggy 07-31-2016 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by oaties (Post 510792)
They are still around, most of them are gaming communities for games that are unfortunately inactive or not very popular though :/

Or niche level hobbies.

Paft 09-10-2016 03:41 PM

Great yet depressing thread.

YomMamasHouse 03-24-2018 03:04 AM

Oh wow, my post about visiting an old forum i used to frequent is coming up on 2 years of age. Is the feeling that time is accelerating normal when you get old?


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