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  1. This game has elements of Targ & Spectar from the early 1980s except the enemies are on the periphery as well as the asteroids flying at various angles. I'd like to give this working title a little shine on my show this coming Tuesday as I'll be featuring a few other games in development for other systems.
  2. A new night & a new time as we close in on Episode 15 of Retro With Marco! Some of the shoutouts will feature:


    • Who beat a world record that stood for nearly 18 years
    • Which gamer went from 1st to 20th in 3 weeks
    • Who broke a world record by a full 6 minutes


    I will also take a look at Darkula: A new platformer with an old school look.


    Plus, Mr. Do!...for the ZX Spectrum!


    This Tuesday night, June 18 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT:




    See you then!

  3. It's official: Retro With Marco is moving to a new day & earlier time! The show will air on Tuesdays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT starting June 18!




    See you then!

  4. A looming programming change:

    I will be moving Retro With Marco to every other Tuesday at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. This is for non-gaming reasons as my Wednesdays won't be providing as much flexibility as my Tuesdays. I'm also hoping that starting an hour earlier will also draw a few more viewers.

    As of now, Episode 15 is slated for June 19. I'll make an announcement once my programming change is official.

    1. Justin


      That will make it easier for me to watch your show, thanks for the heads up! Good luck with your new schedule.

    2. Marco1019


      Thanks, Justin! I also talked about it with a few other gamers recently, including Michael of Settle It On The Screen. Michael will have to scale his show back to monthly and is cool with my moving to another night; we had originally agreed to stream on alternate Wednesdays.

  5. Back from vacation, back into the groove, and back for Episode 14 of Retro With Marco!

    Tonight's episode will include:

    • A few speedrun and high score shoutouts
    • News and notes, including NASA (not that one)
    • A look at 1NVADER for the C64

    Tune in tonight at 10pm ET / 7pm PT following tonight's weekly chat:




    See you then!

  6. I'm taking this week off for some R&R. I'll be back just in time to figure out what in the heck I will line up for my show lol.


    Hint: I'll probably just shoot the breeze for 25 mins.

  7. There's plenty of good streaming on Twitch this weekend, including the Gala Gala tournament from Australia, and Competithon which is a 100% speedrunning marathon event. Check them out & show your support!

  8. 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.


    See you then!

  9. I managed to get PlayStation running on OpenEmu and I'm going to play Wipeout XL for the 1st time in about 20 years. This should be fun lol.

  10. It's always when you least expect it / don't plan for it...


    I got in some MAME Punch-Out before I had to step out for dinner. I ended up with a new PB of 1.4MM. I reached Fight #50, something I hadn't accomplished in 3 decades. Go figure.

    1. Marco1019


      I'm up to 1.7MM, having won close to 70 fights. I'll have to improve on that average if I'm ever going to make a run at the scoring WR.

  11. I owned the XBAND modem for the Genesis and it was a lot of fun for myself & my friends. We would play each other & other gamers nationwide on Madden NFL 95. We were usually in the Top 10 for wins every week; there was one week when there were three of us on the Top 10. I start chatting with one Madden gamer who, it turned out, lived in Manhattan at the time. He figured I was into anime - my handle was Vegeta. (I'm glad I snagged it early because there were a lot of DBZ fans who wanted my handle.) We talked anime & football when he told me about an anime convention called AnimEast '95. It was held in NJ and he was planning on going to meet with a few other XBAND users. I took a NJ Transit bus to New Brunswick which turned out to be fortuitous as the bus stopped at the parking garage of the hotel where the convention was held. It made for a fun time meeting everyone in person & hanging out. We would then get together in NYC to shop for games and also play at a friend's apartment.
  12. Long work week is over and I've finally - FINALLY - installed MAME on my iMac. I played Punch-Out for the first time in about two years & had a lot of fun. It'd be nice to break 1MM. I reached 850K before I had to put gaming on the back burner for a long stretch last year.

  13. Work has ramped up since the beginning of May and my gaming/streaming has slowed. However, I'm back to playing Raid on Bungeling Bay for the C64. What do you think of the cover art?


    C64 raid-on-bungeling-bay.jpg

    1. RickR


      Great game. That box art doesn't do it justice. 

  14. Episode 12 of Retro With Marco this Wednesday at 10pm ET / 7pm PT!


    Some of last week's shoutouts included new records from @Garrett Holland , @linuxriverrat , and @fredb999 , along with a trio of GTA; San Andreas speedruns by lelreset. This week's shoutouts will include:

    • Another trio of WRs by a total of 35 seconds
    • A decade-old WR beaten by 350K
    • A Nintendo Switch WR that is a feather in the cap for one particular gamer


    See you on Wednesday night!

  15. I came across this article from Hackaday which was posted on Thursday: https://hackaday.com/2019/05/02/twenty-five-years-since-the-end-of-commodore/ The article also contains a link to a YouTube video showing the last day at a Commodore Amiga Factory in Pennsylvania.
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