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  2. I'm playing using a Genesis Everdrive on a Retron 3, but there is no sound. Most likely a Retron issue. I'll either need to get out a real Genesis or play on an emulator, but I definitely want to try some more. This is a fun game!
  3. When you say Steve Harvey, this classic video comes to mind. https://twitter.com/superdeluxe/status/736263457356451841?lang=en
  4. Yea...he was always kissing the women. Could you imagine what would happen in our modern world if Steve Harvey tried to do the same thing?
  5. Today
  6. 54950 - just wanted to get my name on the board.
  7. I was at the 1982 World's Fair! In 1982 that is. The Sunsphere was not 100% completed but enough that people could go inside and visit it. I was taken their for my birthday when I was a kid. Loved it! The inside of that Sunsphere was something to behold. There really wasn't anything separating you from that golden glass. It was then I realized how much I don't like heights if I don't have any form of restraints. I think I got K-Tel's Blast Off on cassette for my birthday gift while there also. Good times! Haven't been a vacation since...at least not on the scale of traveling out of state.
  8. On the clock: @Control Issues, @GRay Defender, @Mr Toon, @Atari Creep & @nosweargamer
  9. Ok so I was helping a friend clean up his house because he has to be out by the end of the month. While we were cleaning I saw a box that said commodore 64 on it. I grabbed it and sadly no computer but there were disks in there. I dont have a 64 I have a vic 20 so these might be up for grabs (not sure yet) Also in the box was an Action Max. I've only ever heard of these never seen or used one. The game is a VHS tape! Cant wait to try this out. Also there were 2 pokemon snap blockbuster cards in there. And lastly there is some big box computer stuff bot even sure what they are I havent looked at them yet.
  10. Hey Atarians! I just got a message showing off the official controllers for the upcoming Atari VCS console. Take a look. To say I'm excited would be far from accurate. While I like the design of the modernized 2600 joystick we all have come to know and love I question the modern controller and the company behind both controllers. This is where I hop on a rampage train to explain the couple of reasons why I don't like these ideas. For starters, PowerA is a third-party company that makes accessories for modern-day gaming consoles. Their designs are close to the original hardware but lack in original hardware quality. I've owned five PowerA controllers for 360 and XBOX One and none of them have lasted more than a month. Every PowerA controller I've owned has simply refused to respond after a while for no visual or obvious reasons. My experience with their controllers has made me turn a cheek to their products in search of another manufacturer with a product as budget-friendly as PowerA's stuff but with better quality. My second issue is with the modern controller most would recognize...if you own or have ever seen a XBOX One controller. The Atari VCS modern controller has most features that the standard issue XBOX One controller is best known for right down to the position of the Back, Power, and Start buttons. The only real differences are the design of the D-Pad and the face plate surrounding the D-Pad and right analog stick as well as the orange-colored left analog stick and right analog trigger. The rest is ripped right off of the XBOX One controller design. The Atari message I got said the developers felt that the modern controllers currently available were so good that they felt there was no need to change that design. Ummm...OK? I guess. Now we are the meat of this whole design idea. The current Atari was not shy about sending out C&D letters to those making homebrewed games for classic Atari consoles and computers. But it looks like they are not afraid to do what those homebrewers have been doing all along to some extent and copying another company's controller design. If Microsoft doesn't step up and send Atari a C&D letter I will be surprised. Maybe there are enough changes to avoid such a thing from happening. Time will tell. I agree that it the XBOX controller design is one my favorite and most comfortable controllers I've ever put in my hands. I am only questioning Atari's flair for sending out C&D letters when they could very well receive one of their own. If it sounds like I'm bashing this thing I'm not. I've lost interest in the product long ago. The only good thing I've seen is the new joystick...everything else has been questionable. I lost all interest when I discovered the company that was going to be manufacturing the controllers, a company that I've had nothing but bad experiences with. Now...what are your thoughts? Have I jumped the gun on my way of thinking about the modern controller and the company behind them? Let the comments rip away. One thing I need to express is that I understand the modern controller design. It would work best for those that have difficulties using the standard 2600 joystick design. I am just questioning and expressing my thoughts on the controller company and the obviously copying of another company's controller design. That's it.
  11. Yesterday
  12. I'll go with Wheel of Fortune for NES and Word Zapper for 2600. Thank you!!
  13. A look at the NEW Ms. Pac-Man Pocket Player by My Arcade!
  14. For my two picks, I want RS Soccer and RS Tennis, as well as International Soccer and Human Cannonball, all for the A2600. Thanks.
  15. Horse Racing for Intellivision and Towering Inferno for the 2600.
  16. Thanks to Stranger Things... https://nerdist.com/article/coca-cola-bringing-back-new-coke-for-stranger-things-3/
  17. Battlezone and Carnival, please and thank you.
  18. Busy weekend & lots of work = It's almost Tuesday!

    It's a good thing I had last week off from streaming lol. Nonetheless, Retro With Marco returns this Wednesday night at 10pm ET / 7pm PT!

    Episode 13 will reveal the following:

    • Who set 4 new WRs in a span of 22 days
    • Who beat a long-standing WR set back in 1986
    • Which speedrunner emerged from a flurry of runs to set a new standard

    All this, plus a look at the upcoming Gala Gala tournament.

    https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco

    See you then!

  19. Lists are updated. @GRay Defender, @Control Issues, @greenween & @BlackCatz40 for two & back to @greenween
  20. Yea my mechanic friend has a 2005 f150 and apparently my vic and his truck also have the same engine in them
  21. mouse trap and dragster for the 2600 please
  22. Again, so soon. wow. Riddle of the Sphinx and Sneak 'n Peak for the 2600 please. @Mr Toon you're up.
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