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Marco1019

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    Space Invaders & Mr. Do! (MAME)
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  1. Wow, I'd love to try this on a 7800 emulator but I'm not sure I could pull it off.
  2. Episode 17 of Retro With Marco airs TONIGHT at 9pm ET!

    I'm putting the final touches on tonight's episode, which will include:

    1. High score and speedrun shoutouts
    2. Recap of the Retro World Series at the Southern Fried Gaming Expo
    3. GameStop going retro?

     

    Tune in tonight at 9pm ET / 6pm PT!

     

    https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco

     

    See you then!

  3. 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"

     

     

  4. 2nd earthquake in as many days. They're comparing it to the Northridge earthquake (1994).

    1. StormSurge

      StormSurge

      Stay safe!

  5. So after a lot of nudging, I've taken the plunge and starting competing in the latest installment of the MGL (MAME Gaming League). It's a fun tournament that is free and open to all gamers worldwide. You can enter at any time.

     

    This is from Paul Hornitzky (OOO), who runs the MGL:

     

    "There will be 9 games played over 8 weeks, competing world wide on the most challenging and toughest video games of all time. 2 games will be released at the start, then 1 game each week, with the final 2 games released at the same time for the finale. Games are only open for 17 days each, so gamers must play their best in that time and post their scores before the game is closed. At the end of each MGL, points will be accumulated for each gamer toward the World Championship of eSports Scoreboard."

     

    The first two games for this quarter are Space Invaders and Mr. Do!

     

    Fellow gamer IllSeaBass finished 3rd in the 39th installment and had been urging me to participate. I finally caved in & figured it was worth a shot. I don't expect to win - I'm sure there will be some games that I've either never played or were never good at playing - so my goal is to not embarrass myself lol.

     

    At least I'll always have this One Shining Moment (TM)...

     

     

    It's only a :44 clip but I hope you check it out.

  6. I spent most of the weekend sleeping & rest. I understand we're in July now hahaha. I spent most of this evening editing and preparing for tomorrow night's show. Episode 16 of Retro With Marco will air tomorrow night at 9pm ET / 6pm PT! I'll have some shoutouts including:

    1. Which speedrunner had 2 WRs beaten within a 3-day span
    2. Which gamers broke WRs set back in 2010
    3. Which speedrunner broke 2 WR ties by a grand total of 2.1 seconds

    All that, plus a quick look at Polymega as well as the return of the MGL and Yolympics.

    https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco

     

    See you then!

  7. I'm so sorry for missing the weekend pizza party. The irony is that we ordered pizza for dinner on Friday night, but I was so fatigued that I not only forgot to take pics of the pie (it was a small 'special', fully loaded), but I played MAME instead of Atari! Oops!

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Hope to see you back here next year for our next Pizza Party Weekend!

  8. 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.
  9. 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:

     

    https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco

     

    See you then!

  10. 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!

     

    https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco

     

    See you then!

  11. 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

      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

      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.

  12. 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:

     

    https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco

     

    See you then!

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

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