1. Final Fight Excellence

    06-01-2018 at 05:11 PM
    LikesHAN, Desidious, EVN, starcrytas, Ragequit and 1 others liked this post
    I thought you guys deserved to see what the one true master of Final Fight can do. This man, Graziano Dipace, is the undisputed champion.

    Updated 06-02-2018 at 08:07 AM by bensweeneyonbass

  2. MAME INP Verification Guide

    05-02-2018 at 06:31 AM
    Hey everyone!

    If you've adjudicated MAME submissions, you'll notice that people usually post an analysis of several frames of command line readout as proof that they analyzed the INP and that it all checks out. This is a straightforward process but it's not for everyone.

    Today ...

    Updated 05-02-2018 at 12:25 PM by bensweeneyonbass

  3. Everdrive N8 Has Arrived!

    04-24-2018 at 10:21 AM
    Hey everyone!

    Behold the beauty that is the EverDrive N8, fresh off the boat from Ukraine.

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    After some tournaments calm down it'll be NES time again. Weeee!
  4. New MAME Track - B.Rap Boys

    04-24-2018 at 07:34 AM
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    Hey everyone!

    There was a game missing from the MAME database, and it's a cheesy 90's beat-em-up just like I like. B.Rap Boys!

    Submit now and claim the inaugural TG WR!
  5. John McCurdy now 2nd in World on Donkey Kong!

    04-16-2018 at 09:51 AM
    LikesFly, HAN, Barra, NEO Un, CWK and 9 others liked this post
    Huge kongrats to @serphintizer for putting up a DK personal best of 1,222,900pts surpassing both Wes Copeland and Dean Saglio!

    The full run is visible here on John's Twitch channel:

    Wow is all I have to say. Great performance, sir. ...
  6. Premium vs Non-Premium Tracks and World Record Counts

    04-09-2018 at 11:47 AM
    Thanksdatagod thanked this post
    Hey everyone!

    If I recall correctly, there was a point when the concept of Premium tracks and Non-Premium tracks was abandoned. Can anyone cite source?

    I ask because I just happened to notice a couple weekends ago that my WR count is still low like it was when the Premium/Non-Premium ...
  7. Things that make you go Hmmm...

    04-08-2018 at 12:17 PM
    LikesDerek, Barra, Ragequit, Fly liked this post
    Don't ask for the name-calling to stop then call people names.

    Short blog today, everyone :)

    Keep gaming.
  8. Quick Start Guide to using WolfMAME

    04-05-2018 at 05:17 AM
    New to MAME? Have no fear! It's very straightforward and once you lay some groundwork it's easy peasy.

    First you need to download a version of WolfMAME from and you'll need to go to that site in Internet Explorer (or something else that's NOT Chrome because ...

    Updated 05-18-2021 at 12:12 PM by sdwyer138

  9. GoodMerge vs. No-Intro: Any Thoughts?

    04-03-2018 at 11:43 AM
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    Hey everyone!

    Waiting for my Everdrive to show up, I'm carving out all the USA/World ROMs for the NES, removing prototypes, betas, unlicensed games and such (just to start cleaning up the clutter for now).

    It just hit me: I'm working on the No-Intro set, and the GoodMerge set ...
  10. It's Everdrive Time!

    04-02-2018 at 11:57 AM
    Likesnads, RaGeNyC, EVN, sdwyer138, Blackflag82 and 5 others liked this post
    Hey everyone!

    I finally caved. I just ordered a Krikzz N8 Everdrive for the NES. It's been a long time coming.

    When I begin submitting to TG using this device, I will disclose in my submission messages the origin of the ROMs I have loaded on the SD card. It's a well-known full ...

    Updated 04-02-2018 at 11:59 AM by bensweeneyonbass

  11. Final Fight WR Reclaim LIVE Tomorrow at Noon

    03-29-2018 at 09:07 AM
    Hey everyone!

    Tomorrow is the big day. I've been training. Working on my spinning clothesline and my pile driver. Haggar is ready to rage.

    I spoke again with Brad Nuce today on my lunch break (he's the owner of Play Port in Erie, PA) and he confirmed that he put the Final Fight ...

    Updated 03-30-2018 at 07:29 AM by bensweeneyonbass

  12. OFFICIAL RELEASE: Final Fight WR Reclaim Scheduled for March 30th at Noon

    03-23-2018 at 10:31 AM
    LikesRaGeNyC, Desidious, Rogerpoco, OOO, EVN and 1 others liked this post
    Hey everyone!

    I just spoke with Brad Nuce, the owner and operator of Play Port Arcade in Erie, PA. He's the good guy who helped me get the footage to set the inaugural TG WR on Final Fight. Although they had recently pulled the game from the floor to rotate something else in, he said he'd ...

    Updated 03-23-2018 at 11:44 AM by bensweeneyonbass

  13. Finished Monitor Swap-out in Cockail Cab

    03-19-2018 at 05:34 PM
    LikesEVN, terencew, Desidious, CWK, cuda and 1 others liked this post
    Hey everyone!

    I had the weekend to myself so i decided to get down and dirty with my cocktail cab.

    I’d been experimenting with using the VGA output from my iCade 60-in-1 for a number of reasons. Firstly, CRT PC monitors are far easier to come by than CGA arcade monitors, and ...

    Updated 03-19-2018 at 07:04 PM by bensweeneyonbass

  14. I’m Back

    03-16-2018 at 09:05 PM
    Hey everyone!

    After a much-needed mental health leave from TG I’m happy to announce I’m back online.

    Be aware, though, that the entire time I’ve been gone I’ve done my best to speak well of TG despite some doubts and insecurities I had when I took my ...
  15. Moderated Me Right Out Of Here

    01-06-2018 at 05:24 PM
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    Bye everyone. Let the few petulant people wag the entire dog of this organization.

    See you in the funny papers.
  16. Tauntfest Contest FAQ

    01-03-2018 at 11:56 AM
    ThanksGibGirl thanked this post
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    @TWIN GALAXIES Correct me if I'm out of line, but there are NUMEROUS wall posts from new members each week regarding Tauntfest hoodie codes and user ID numbers.

    I want this to be a quick and dirty FAQ for this, and I hope we can 'sticky' this somewhere so it's easier to find:
  17. Open Invite

    01-02-2018 at 05:43 PM
    ThanksCONSOLEPLAYEROFTHECENTURY thanked this post
    Say anything you like about me. Right here. I won’t delete or modify a single comment or quote. I probably won’t even respond. I don’t have the ego to police something like a TG wall post.

    Keep gaming.
  18. Positivity in Disagreement

    12-24-2017 at 06:06 AM
    Hey everyone!

    Recently I was asked by a member why I had attacked them. It was after a disagreement on an adjudication thread that not only was unrelated to the submission at hand, but also was something I viewed as a simple disagreement and not an attack.

    With that in mind, ...

    Updated 12-24-2017 at 06:43 AM by bensweeneyonbass

  19. New Donkey Kong World Record Just Set!

    12-21-2017 at 06:05 PM
    ThanksTWIN GALAXIES, JJT_Defender thanked this post
    LikesJasonV91, Barra, HugDD, Ozfodder, CWK and 17 others liked this post
    OMFG Robbie Lakeman has bested the best to boast his best-ness :)

    Footage to emerge soon. Streamed live to FB. It’s a Christmas miracle.

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  20. Multi Game PCB Competition: Founding New Tracks

    11-29-2017 at 03:25 AM
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    Hey everyone!

    I'm here to discuss what I think should be in the "parent" rule set for xxx-1 multi PCB tracks on the Arcade platform:

    There are already lots of tracks founded for lots of classic ...

    Updated 12-05-2017 at 09:56 AM by bensweeneyonbass

  21. NES Jackal speed runs

    11-15-2017 at 06:30 PM
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    Hey everyone!

    So I've been doing my homework. Lot to learn on Jackal. I'm inches away from the TG WR. Not just to beat it, but to beat it by a whole minute. Allow me to explain:

    1. Missiles fire far faster than grenades. This doesn't make a time difference except when battling ...
  22. NES Jackal WR Attempt Finally Rescheduled!

    11-02-2017 at 05:39 AM
    Hey everyone!

    As mentioned on my previous blog post regarding NES Jackal, I had to postpone my WR attempt due to some more practical needs emerging that needed my attention on Columbus Day.

    The wait is over.

    Friday November 10th is the day on which government agencies ...
  23. More Interactive Scoreboard is In Effect!

    09-25-2017 at 07:35 AM
    LikesDesidious, Bayrock, TWIN GALAXIES liked this post
    Hey everyone!

    In browsing the scoreboards today I noticed something:

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    We can now see scores that have been submitted to TGSAP listed on the track scoreboard!

    I like this, but there may be some dissent for one key ...
  24. Sound Issues on the NES

    09-09-2017 at 05:29 AM
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    Hey everyone!

    The NES front loader I have had for a decade and a half has always been a bit off with the audio output. It seems like it's only sending part of the signal. I've noticed it many times before but just recently a friend of mine picked up another front loader for ***** and gifted ...
  25. NES Jackal WR attempt scheduled

    09-04-2017 at 11:07 AM
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    I will be attempting to loop Jackal on NES twenty times this coming Columbus Day. It should take around ten hours and should net me a score of 6.5M+ to claim the TG world record.

    I recently started a new job ...
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