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Marco1019

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  1. Do you mean an actual Kindle device? Because I use the app on my Mac.
  2. I just downloaded all three to my Kindle. Thanks!!
  3. Super Mario Land for the SNES!

     

    More info here, courtesy of RetroRGB:

     

    https://www.retrorgb.com/new-super-mario-land-for-super-nintendo-released.html

  4. I've been around but unable to visit this particular site recently. Firefox prevented access and gave me a warning that this site would install malicious software or something like that. I tried Safari & Chrome but to no avail. I'm here now, though, so I'm confused as to what happened.

    1. RadioPoultry

      RadioPoultry

      Hi Marco! The non-forums part of the site has been having some security issues lately. See this thread:

      https://forums.atari.io/topic/4465-atari-io-malware-security-warning-issue/

      It brings up a warning for even the forums much of the time. When I use my phone browser no warnings appear, so that's how I've been using the site lately. 

  5. I hope those who are in California are safe from the fires that continue to rage throughout the state. The winds appear stronger this year, making it more challenging for firefighters to contain the fires.

  6. Congratulations to @nads on his perfect 300 on 2600 Bowling!

    1. nads

      nads

      Cheers Marco!

  7. The show went well despite a few hiccups which I expected. (It was my 1st streamed show in 3 months, almost to the day.) Nonetheless, I was excited & happy to be back.

     

    Now to get back to retro gaming itself.

     

    Wait, it's Wednesday! Chat night, yes? See you there!

  8. Episode 18 of Retro With Marco is just a few mins away! I hope you stop by & say hi in the chat!

     

    https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco

     

  9. I thought I would be able to return sooner but that didn’t happen due to all of the non-gaming stuff which consumed my daily schedule. I then decided that I wouldn’t return until I was sure I could do so without rescheduling/canceling.

    Life has slowed down to where I can return to retro gaming and return to Twitch with a new episode of Retro With Marco! I hope you will join me this Tuesday, October 15 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT when I will have the following:

    - High score and speedrun shoutouts

    - The Toshiba Pasopia & the recent tape dumps

    - A quick look at Arkandenoid for the C64

    My plan for the show is to return to the bi-weekly schedule but I will keep everyone updated here, on Discord, and on other social media.

    https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco

    See you then!

    1. Justin

      Justin

      I was just thinking of you Marco! Great to see you return! I will do my very best to join you this Tuesday at 9PM 🙌

    2. Marco1019

      Marco1019

      Thanks, Justin! I hope you can make it. It'll be good to get back to streaming and retro gaming.

  10. 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

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Good to see you back! 

      The shingles vaccine did the same to me.  Dose 1 was no problem.  But dose 2 knocked me on my rear end for a day.  Had to call in sick to work.  But totally worth it to get that clean bill of health.

       

  11. Wow, I'd love to try this on a 7800 emulator but I'm not sure I could pull it off.
  12. 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!

  13. 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"

     

     

  14. 2nd earthquake in as many days. They're comparing it to the Northridge earthquake (1994).

    1. StormSurge

      StormSurge

      Stay safe!

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. 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.
  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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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