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  1. 4 points
    📰 Google paid $58.1 million for the Atari building at 1272 Borregas Ave. This building was home to 2600 games development and all the zany things that went on there. The Mercury News has a nice article on this which quotes Atari I/O: https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/07/01/google-grabs-an-early-atari-building-in-north-sunnyvale-deals-widen/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
  2. 4 points
    😎 LOVED seeing the gang in Chat last nite! Thank you @RickR @Atari Creep @btbfilms76 @nosweargamer @Dan Iacovelli @GervGirl @jmjustin6 @chas10e& @Marco1019 for joining us!
  3. 3 points
    I got a pretty nice original NES today from a friend!
  4. 3 points
    I've finally thought of another topic worthy of a blog post. Not gaming or nostalgia related this time, but hopefully interesting nonetheless. Now I just need to write it. 🙄
  5. 2 points
    RickR

    Would you like fries with that?

    Would you like fries with that?
  6. 2 points
    Sorry I haven't been as active lately. Life has been super busy, and a lot of my spare time has gone into making new videos.
  7. 2 points
    LAST WEEK!!!!! The walk is this Sunday. If you have been meaning to now is the time. DONATE today. You could win some cool stuff and help make Alzheimer's a memory. https://act.alz.org/site/TR?px=12356861&fr_id=12598&pg=personal
  8. 2 points
    I just picked this up today. Going to get up bright and early to take it out and familiarize myself with it. #pumped
  9. 2 points
    RickR

    It's that time of year again..

    It's that time of year again..
  10. 2 points
    MGL Update: I'm hanging in there given that Game #3 is Bubbles - A game I never played in arcades. I find the game very frustrating. Anyway, here's a fun :07 game play clip of Mr. Do! This is titled "I CALLED BANK"
  11. 2 points
    🎥 NEW VIDEO MONDAY! Here’s a throwback: a home movie I made when I was a kid, recreating the commercials for Atari Lynx. Who remembers these Lynx commercials from the ‘90s?
  12. 2 points
    🎬 DEFENDER 2000 drops today on The Jag Bar. 1st new Ep. since December 2016! Make sure you’re subscribed. New episodes coming all summer long:
  13. 2 points
    🎉 Happy Birthday to @StormSurge!!
  14. 2 points
    This week, I'm buying a new roof for our home. Can we all admit that being an adult sucks sometimes? There's very little time or $$ for gaming.
  15. 1 point
    🎃 Hope everybody had a fun & safe Halloween! Had a ton of fun w/ Splatterhouse on TG16! I'll post a new Squad Challenge tonight!
  16. 1 point
    Anyone want to win a custom 7800/2600 controller from RetroGameBoyz??
  17. 1 point
    Congratulations to @nads on his perfect 300 on 2600 Bowling!
  18. 1 point
    Apparently Nintendo is filming a commercial on Saturday in our building. Maybe this is my chance to be discovered? Too obvious if I come decked out in a Zelda t-shirt? 😂
  19. 1 point
    RickR

  20. 1 point
    Recovering from oral surgery & playing 90s "B" and "C" list platformers in between icing my face. Rayman, Bug!, Clockwork Knight, Gex, Busy & Zool are all getting some playtime. What are some of your favorite second and third tier platform games?
  21. 1 point
    Hello again! Here's the latest on my end: All of the non-gaming stuff in my life ramped up significantly to where I postponed my Twitch show on a few occasions. While work was rather hectic, it was still going well. However, it remained hectic throughout these summer months; I had to do a double-take when I realized it was the 2nd half of August. Unrelated, but no less important: I went for a Wellness Visit (Physical) for the first time in far too long. I went for the proverbial full tune-up including a tetanus shot. (Wow, that part really sucked. I'm not going to sugarcoat it at all. You feel it for 2-3 days, and my body sure felt it.) The good news is that all of my vitals are normal and test results were negative. So let this serve as a reminder: Be sure to get a check-up especially if you're getting up there in age like I am. I was hoping to stream an episode before an upcoming trip but that won't happen, unfortunately. I realized that I really hadn't kept up on any retro gaming news and world records, and I'd rather get back into the swing of things before getting back on Twitch. I had to put the MGL aside (I started off well but would have likely faded given the list of games chosen for this quarter, but I was having a lot of fun). I'm glad to see that atari.io is still up and running smoothly and that the community here remains positive. I look forward to joining a Wednesday night chat in the near future. Marco
  22. 1 point
    Stopped by a new thrift store in town, walked out with a $4 N64!
  23. 1 point
    "Forbidden Planet" is on MeTV this evening (7/27)!
  24. 1 point
    This isn't my auction, but boy what a great deal. PC Engine + ever drive for $175 and free shipping. Just in case anyone here is looking for one. https://www.ebay.com/itm/133118751896?ul_noapp=true
  25. 1 point
    Episode 17 of Retro With Marco airs TONIGHT at 9pm ET! I'm putting the final touches on tonight's episode, which will include: High score and speedrun shoutouts Recap of the Retro World Series at the Southern Fried Gaming Expo GameStop going retro? Tune in tonight at 9pm ET / 6pm PT! https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco See you then!
  26. 1 point
    I almost beat Blue Lightning for Jaguar CD in a single sitting. As it happened, I lost my last plane crashing into an iceberg - pilot error. I'll never understand why that game gets so much hate. For me, it looks and plays as well as Total Eclipse/Solar Eclipse on 3DO/Saturn and other games like that. Also, can we talk about the ripping heavy/hard rock soundtrack? Its not a very deep game but its a great way to blow through a couple of hours.
  27. 1 point
    Week 6 of the C25K program complete. Week 6, Day 3 wasn’t as bad as Week 6, Day 2, even though there was more running on Day 3. Two weeks left & sadly, there are no walking breaks. Straight running but I know I can do it, knees willing. 10 pounds down too! (& counting)
  28. 1 point
    2nd earthquake in as many days. They're comparing it to the Northridge earthquake (1994).
  29. 1 point
    Happy Independence Day USA members!
  30. 1 point
    I bought Stardew Valley today. Any fans here? I'll take all the pointers I can get.
  31. 1 point
    I never fail to get excited seeing 2600 Basketball while watching Airplane!
  32. 1 point
    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!
  33. 1 point
    🕹️ Pulled out that old Omnivision®️ today
  34. 1 point
    StormSurge

    Rainy days are THE BEST.

    Rainy days are THE BEST.
  35. 1 point
    A few more Pac-Man 8K attempts as I'm going for 150K before the deadline.
  36. 1 point
    Happy to finally post a new video! 😮😃😎🍻 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSpJ_voGigU&feature=youtu.be
  37. 1 point
    🕹️ HAPPY NATIONAL PAC-MAN DAY 2019!
  38. 1 point
    Guess who finally got a WiiU in 2019? That's right, this guy did. (Yeah, I already have a Switch, but I wanted a WiiU, too.)
  39. 1 point
    Finally shaking off this stubborn cold that I've had for the better part of a week. I streamed some C64 Archon last night & it felt good to get through an hour w/o coughing & sneezing like crazy.
  40. 1 point
    ⏰ Today is our FINAL DAY for our Atari ST Squad Challenge! Tomorrow we start something new.
  41. 1 point
    🕹 It’s ATARI DAY! Remember to wear something Atari, strike up a conversation and share a game! It’s a great way to introduce family & friends to the World of Atari!
  42. 1 point
    Happy St. Patrick's Day atari.io! Unsurprisingly, this is my only green shirt. ☘️☘️☘️
  43. 1 point
    🕹️ GREAT turnout for our Super Mario Land Squad Challenge! Congrats to everyone who played!
  44. 0 points
    RIP Sy Sperling! A man who just wanted you to look your best! https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/sy-sperling-founder-hair-club-men-dies-78-n1139926 Sy Sperling, the founder of Hair Club for Men, who coined the once-ubiquitous tagline "I'm not only the Hair Club president but I'm also a client,” died Wednesday, his family said. He was 78. Sperling passed away "after a lengthy illness," in Boca Raton, Florida, according to a statement from his family. After retiring in 2000, the New York businessman spent winters in Boca Raton and summers in Vancouver.
  45. 0 points
    Good long life! RIP ! Virginia Leith, Female Lead in Stanley Kubrick’s First Film, Dies at 94 https://variety.com/2019/film/news/virginia-leith-dead-dies-stanley-kubrick-fear-and-desire-actress-1203403178/ One of her best-known roles in recent years was in Joseph Green’s 1962 low-budget science fiction cult classic “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die,” in which she played the disembodied head of the main character’s fiancee, which he keeps alive after discovering how to keep human body parts from dying.
  46. 0 points
    My house is burning down. Everybody is safe, but my entire videogame collection is destroyed.
  47. 0 points
    RIP 😢 https://ca.startrek.com/news/aron-eisenberg-obituary-star-trek Remembering Aron Eisenberg, 1969-2019 The Nog actor passed away today at age 50.
  48. 0 points
    John Singleton dies at 51 after suffering stroke https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/john-singleton-be-taken-life-support-weeks-after-suffering-stroke-n999466
  49. 0 points
    Actor Luke Perry dies at 52 after stroke https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/luke-perry-dead-dies-90210-riverdale-1203154263/
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