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Marco1019

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  1. I'm guessing this is their site: https://www.atgames.us/ This looks like I need one of their standalone devices as opposed to Steam or Anstream Arcade.
  2. For those who avoid FB (me) and for those vaguely familiar with AtGames (also, me): Is this an online event? What are the details involved?
  3. Here are a few links to share... This ghost story was posted on the LongForm Reddit. Please note the content warning at the beginning of the article: https://bittersoutherner.com/we-salted-nannie-southern-ghost-story/ Re: UFOs - I recall reading an article about a UFO but I cannot locate it due to a hazy memory. I do recall there was accompanying video of the object in question. It was caught on film by a camera which was being tested. The camer would change direction every 15-30 seconds. The camera caught the UFO twice. It also caught the UFO emit a substance of some sort. (I'll circle back to the substance shortly.) I want to say this took place of Buenos Aires but, again, my memory is hazy. Anyway, there was a massive investigation which followed the event. No one was arrested or jailed. Rather, everyone who witnessed the event was questioned, examined, etc. This meticulous investigation took two years to complete. There was a press conference following the investigation. The person who hosted the press conference concluded, "We cannot tell you what it is. But we can tell you what it is not." Weather balloons and other known objects were ruled out. A French scientist asked about the substance emitted by the UFO and then concluded it was precipitation. However, it was pointed out that the substance which shot into the air vertically never fell to the ground. If I ever come across that article and/or video, then I'll post it in this thread.
  4. I saw that earlier today. Really cool flashback!
  5. Here's a quick update on the show & my gaming for the near future...

     

    Episode 68 of Retro With Marco will air TONIGHT AT 9PM ET! If you can't make it, then check out the REPLAY on Thursday at 3pm ET! 

     

    https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco

     

    I know @Justin was kind in touting the show following the Missile Command Squad Challenge, and thank you for that plug. I am normally on Tuesdays but non-gaming stuff has forced an upcoming schedule change.

    Episode 69 will air on Wednesday, November 17 at 9pm ET. I will be away for the first half of November and I will be unable to stream shows, much less get in a lot of gaming.

    Episode 70 will air on Tuesday, November 30 at 9pm ET. It's scheduled after the Thanksgiving holiday here in the States.

     

    So stop on by the stream tonight & check out some new gaming records along with new homebrews for the NES, GameBoy, and ZX Spectrum!

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Good luck with the show tonight Marco! :nintendo_mario_1up:

    2. Marco1019

      Marco1019

      The REPLAY of last night's Episode 68 will stream at 3pm ET!

      I'll be in the Twitch chat with additional commentary. Stop on by in the chat or just stream the replay in the background 😉

      https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco

       

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    If you watched Episode 67, then you knew that this particular episode would be delayed by one day. The reason: I celebrated my birthday last night! Tune in TONIGHT AT 9PM ET when you will see... Scoring and speedrun shoutouts, including a new mark for Track and Field Some of the latest homebrews for the NES, GameBoy, and ZX Spectrum Plus, an update on the upcoming show schedule No tricks, just a pre-Halloween treat of a show! https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco See you then!
  7. Yes, 16A. The game plan is to protect one city only. I do try to save a few cities on the first wave in order to score a few more bonus points, but it's one city after that. Plus. you can only spray three missiles at a time (unlike the arcade version) so it's best to be judicious.
  8. Running behind due to non-gaming stuff, so here's the :28 promo for Episode 67 of Retro With Marco streaming TONIGHT at 9pm ET!

     

     

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Looking good Marco!

    2. Marco1019

      Marco1019

      I hope you liked the Squad Challenge mention as it was part of a large Bonus Round segment!

  9. 34140. I played on OpenEmu which uses the Stella core. I've played the arcade version on Antstream this past week or so. The 2600 timing is different, plus you only spray 3 missiles at a time.
  10. That wasn't me as I've yet to try LOL Spoiler Alert: I doubt I'll reach 7000
  11. You never know what will happen when you go live. This is how the show started tonight LOL!

     

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CUG1qjdDS3z/

     

    (I ended up rebooting my computer & starting over from Segment 1. I was able to salvage the episode thanks to my friends in the chat.)

  12. The Autumnal Equinox will be here very soon, but not before Episode 66 of Retro With Marco! Tune in TOMORROW NIGHT AT 9PM ET when you will see:

    1. Scoring & Speedrun Shoutouts, including a new member of an exclusive club
    2. A look back at the new Tetris WR
    3. News and Notes from around Retrogaming

    Here's a :28 promo ahead of the show...

    https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco

     

    See you then!

    1. Marco1019

      Marco1019

      We're less than two hours away! Come through at 9pm ET!

       

      https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco

       

    2. Marco1019

      Marco1019

      The REPLAY of last night's Episode 66 will stream at 3pm ET!

      I'll be in the Twitch chat with additional commentary. Stop on by in the chat or just stream the replay in the background 😉

      https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco

       

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    Missed out on the live show? Here's your chance to catch the replay! This replay is also for those across the pond. I will be in the Twitch chat providing additional commentary. https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco
  14. My guess is the developers didn't think they could add the pie factory, given what they knew of the NES capabilities at the time. To wit: the Atarisoft version for the Commodore 64 is also missing the pie factory level.
  15. Thank you for the kind words, @Justin ! I will mention this win but only in passing as I will also promote the next Squad Challenge. (I mentioned my C64 Crystal Castles run last week due to slow gaming around the holiday; the show is called Retro With Marco and not Retro About Marco.) I've noticed the participation increasing not only here but on EverythingC64 where the current High Score Challenge runs until the end of the month. There's also the Unofficial Atari VCS Discord where a Centipede tournament is underway. What's wonderful about all of this is that such communities are thriving.
  16. The app & website were stubborn on my end, but I just joined. Thank you!
  17. I believe your Discord invite has expired. I'm not that great at 2600 Centipede but I'd like to give it a go.
  18. @MaximumRD, your last paragraph summed it all up. I returned to gaming in 2016 after a very long break & I was amazed at the sheer number of emulators available. However, I am also on Mac OS so I soon discovered that some emulators were initially unavailable. (I was on Windows until 2014; my better half used to work for Apple.) While I was fortunate to own a few systems during adolescence and adulthood, I was far from owning them all. That I'm able to use an emulator suite like OpenEmu to play a variety of systems and handhelds is quite remarkable as well as thrilling. (I also don't miss the C64 loading times. Yikes.) @DegasElite , I have discovered the opposite re: emulation vs. hardware, albeit based on my limited research. I believe those who are creating & updating emulators are doing so to best mirror the real hardware via research and testing. They may never reach 100%, but 99.x% is enough for some developers and gamers; a discernible eye would likely spot the minor differences. And, yes, emulation is a much more cost-effective option. The pandemic has skewed the retrogaming market: I checked eBay for a Sega 32X as it was brought up in conversation recently. A used 32X with all of the cables ran for $150 used. That's just for the add-on.
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    We are closing in on Autumn and closing in on Episode 66 of Retro With Marco! Tune in when you will see: Scoring and speedrun shoutouts The new Tetris WR is...HOW MUCH??? News and notes from around retrogaming Stop on by with your pumpkin spice or preferred beverage! https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco See you then!
  20. Here's a :28 promo for Episode 65 of Retro With Marco airing on Tuesday, September 7 at 9pm ET...

     

     

    1. Marco1019

      Marco1019

      Episode 65 of Retro With Marco is live at 9pm ET! I’ll have new WR shoutouts, a homebrew roundup, plus a look at a new 1cc gaming site, The Unkillables! Stop on by in the chat!

      https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco

       

  21. I'm using a Genesis 6-button controller LOL!
  22. 156,500. Played on OpenEmu which uses the Nestopia core.
  23. Indeed, this one was a lot of fun. I was hoping for a podium finish & didn't expect to score as high as I did. H/T to @socrates63 for claiming the top spot!
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