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    Marco1019 got a reaction from RickR for a status update, Hello again! Here's the latest on my end: All of the non-gaming stuff in my life ramp   
    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
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from nads for a status update, MGL Update: I'm hanging in there given that Game #3 is Bubbles - A game I never playe   
    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"
     
     
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from RickR for a status update, MGL Update: I'm hanging in there given that Game #3 is Bubbles - A game I never playe   
    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"
     
     
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from StormSurge for a status update, 2nd earthquake in as many days. They're comparing it to the Northridge earthquake (19   
    2nd earthquake in as many days. They're comparing it to the Northridge earthquake (1994).
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    Marco1019 reacted to Justin for a status update, 📰 Google paid $58.1 million for the Atari building at 1272 Borregas Ave. This buildin   
    📰 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 
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    Marco1019 reacted to Justin for a status update, Happy Birthday to @Arenafoot too!   
    Happy Birthday to @Arenafoot too!
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    Marco1019 reacted to Justin for a status update, 🎉 Happy Birthday to @StormSurge !!   
    🎉 Happy Birthday to @StormSurge!!
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from RickR for a status update, Busy weekend & lots of work = It's almost Tuesday! It's a good thing I had last w   
    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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    Marco1019 got a reaction from MaximumRD for a status update, I managed to get PlayStation running on OpenEmu and I'm going to play Wipeout XL for   
    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.
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from RickR for a status update, Tune in this Wednesday night at 10pm ET / 7pm PT for the next episode of Retro With M   
    Tune in this Wednesday night at 10pm ET / 7pm PT for the next episode of Retro With Marco! I'll have some of the latest high score & speedrun records, including:
    Which gamer recently ran three new speedrun WRs by a combined seventy minutes Which gamer broke a record set back in 2006 I'll also take a look at a Kickstarter for the unofficial Atari Visual History.
    https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco
    See you then!
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from Justin for a status update, Super Mario World ported to C64: https://www.vintageisthenewold.com/super-mario-bros-   
    Super Mario World ported to C64:
     
    https://www.vintageisthenewold.com/super-mario-bros-for-c64-released-grab-your-copy-quick-while-its-still-available/
     
    Dan Salvato wondered if the "Minus World" glitch was possible. Check out the result:
     
    https://twitter.com/dansalvato/status/1119074505702293504
     
     
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from Justin for a status update, I'm leaning towards a Special Episode of Retro With Marco tonight. Michael Sroka of S   
    I'm leaning towards a Special Episode of Retro With Marco tonight. Michael Sroka of Settle It On The Screen just returned from a business trip and I don't know whether he will stream tonight. So I'll have an update in a few hours regarding Episode 9 which will feature:
     
    High score & speedrun shoutouts
    A look at Retrothon 2019
    Final Fantasy VII - A Symphonic Reunion
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from Justin for a status update, A few more Pac-Man 8K attempts as I'm going for 150K before the deadline.   
    A few more Pac-Man 8K attempts as I'm going for 150K before the deadline.
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from Justin for a status update, Armando Gonzalez has reclaimed the WR for Galaga (Tournament Settings) with a score o   
    Armando Gonzalez has reclaimed the WR for Galaga (Tournament Settings) with a score of 9,525,700! The record run took place earlier in the week but I just learned about it earlier today. Gonzalez topped Mike Thompson's record of 6,679,190 set back in February.
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from RickR for a status update, So after fighting a cold for over a week and finally getting healthy, my allergies at   
    So after fighting a cold for over a week and finally getting healthy, my allergies attacked me. Woo and hoo.
     
    But I'll be back on Twitch tomorrow night for Episode 8 of Retro With Marco! (The Kleenex will be off camera.)
     
    - High score & speedrun shoutouts
    - A look at the new Gameboy Monthly Competition
    - Plus, an interview with Todd Friedman of The Retrogaming Times
     
    Tune in tomorrow night at 10pm ET / 7pm PT:
     
    https://twitch.tv/retrowithmarco
     
    See you then!
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from Justin for a status update, Finally shaking off this stubborn cold that I've had for the better part of a week. I   
    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.
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    Marco1019 reacted to Justin for a status update, ⏰ Today is our FINAL DAY for our Atari ST Squad Challenge! Tomorrow we start somethin   
    ⏰ Today is our FINAL DAY for our Atari ST Squad Challenge! Tomorrow we start something new.
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    Marco1019 reacted to Justin for a status update, 😎 LOVED seeing the gang in Chat last nite! Thank you @RickR @Atari Creep @btbfilms76   
    😎 LOVED seeing the gang in Chat last nite! Thank you @RickR @Atari Creep @btbfilms76 @nosweargamer @Dan Iacovelli @GervGirl @jmjustin6 @chas10e& @Marco1019 for joining us!
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    Marco1019 reacted to Justin for a status update, 💬 Wednesday Night Atari Chat right here in the chat room every Weds night! See you th   
    💬 Wednesday Night Atari Chat right here in the chat room every Weds night! See you there!
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from Justin for a status update, Viewist looks back at the rise and fall of Epyx https://youtu.be/6JC13Tdo4SI It's int   
    Viewist looks back at the rise and fall of Epyx
     
    https://youtu.be/6JC13Tdo4SI
     
    It's interesting to learn who was involved throughout the company's history. Jon Freeman was part of FreeFall, which would go on to develop such titles as Archon.
     
    As it was pointed out on the Reddit thread, two items that were not mentioned in the video were the 500XJ joystick and the Fast Load cartridge.
     
    And yes, there is a tie-in with Atari.
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from RickR for a status update, After learning that the Retro World Series added another event in Minneapolis for Apr   
    After learning that the Retro World Series added another event in Minneapolis for April 7, I reached out in hopes of landing an interview for Episode 7 which will air next Wednesday, March 27. I was unable to schedule an interview for my pilot episode, but with two events in April (the other set for Las Vegas on April 26-28), my hope is to secure an interview by no later than Monday so I could edit the segment in time for Wednesday.
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from Justin for a status update, Getting ready to watch Thursday NIght Tecmo, courtesy of Thunderdome XI. Final Four a   
    Getting ready to watch Thursday NIght Tecmo, courtesy of Thunderdome XI. Final Four action slated to start very soon:
     
    https://twitch.tv/hoffnasty9
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from Justin for a status update, After learning that the Retro World Series added another event in Minneapolis for Apr   
    After learning that the Retro World Series added another event in Minneapolis for April 7, I reached out in hopes of landing an interview for Episode 7 which will air next Wednesday, March 27. I was unable to schedule an interview for my pilot episode, but with two events in April (the other set for Las Vegas on April 26-28), my hope is to secure an interview by no later than Monday so I could edit the segment in time for Wednesday.
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