59: #20DollarNotActuallyAWord

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September 2017

Summer is taking it’s last bow here in the Bluegrass with fall on the way in and we take our best shot at holding onto the summer season as best as we possibly can.  Brent visits some local (but often overlooked) arcades and fun parks, swaps around his gameroom lineup a bit and puts a Domino Man on ice – but not before taking 50V right across the arm while working on the Nip-It.  Whitney does something he’s not done in over a year – pick up game – and via Facebook no less.  We discuss the upcoming UK Sky Skipper reveal, digital oscilloscopes and bust out a new segment for the show “Back to the Past” where we pull out some interesting facts/figures from old Playmeter and RePlay magazines and run some numbers through the handy-dandy inflation calculator and lament the “good old days” of buying games new in the box (err…crate).

This is way more fun than raking a pile of autumn leaves (or a 50V shock) – trust us!

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58: Tough as nails but ugly as sin

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August 2017

Brent threw down the gauntlet with this episode – if you can find an uglier patch of carpet than what he has in his workroom, then you win absolutely nothing – nada, zip, zilch…basically just bragging rights on the fact that you’re keeping it real while working on your games.

We have the usual gameroom and hobby updates, discuss Fandom Fest, collecting Funco Pops (we even open a few on air) discuss the good/bad on various multimeters, spend some of Brent’s money and discuss a topic that we thought would never be covered on an arcade/pinball podcast – the arrest of legendary pinball designer John Trudeau.  All this and feedback too – August 2017 goes down in the history books.

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57: They Went Straight to Plaid!

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July 2017

Yep – we admit it – we go “straight to plaid” in this months’ episode.  We tried REAL HARD LIKE to not let the discussion around Stern’s new Star Wars Pinball capitalize the episode, but we couldn’t help ourselves.  We analyze it from up one side and down the other and still net a solid zero at the very end of it all.  Fortunately we have “Total Nuclear Annihilation” on the horizon and that promises to save the day – in more way than one.

So, on with what promises to be a really fun show.  We work through our monthly updates, as Brent just completed a pretty large group buyout on some killer titles (and a lot of PC10 carts, as well).  He picks up his Jurassic Park and lays in a total surprise game pickup as well. Whitney discusses the next few chapters in the Sky Skipper Project and discusses some cabinet swaps he’s got going on.

We cover off on a small soldering Q&A, review some hardware and for the first time in a few months we spend even more of Brent’s money.  All this, a “Nip-It” alert to end all alerts, and some feedback as well!

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56: A Nip-It and an Idiot

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June 2017

We are back from the 2017 Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo and this episode can be considered our “Super Mega Doppler SFGE Wrap-Up” episode, as we cover off on all things related to the expo, including, but not limited to:

  • Every friend we saw (of which there was a LOT)
  • Every game we played (of which there was a LOT)
  • Every panel we moderated or delivered (of which there was a LOT)
  • Every Nip-It we played (of which there was ONE)
  • Every time Brent tilted a pinball (of which there was a LOT)
  • Every time we said “SFGE” or “Sky Skipper” this episode (of which there is a LOT)*

WHEW!!  Well – there you go!  Episode 56 in a bag, baby!

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55: Gamey McGame and the Double Nickel

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May 2017

It’s the ‘ol Double Nickel (episode 55, as Brent so eloquently educated us on) and we’ve got a real treat in store for everyone this month – Jersey Jack from Jersey Jack Pinball.  He was in town for the Louisville Arcade Expo back in March and we’ve got the audio from his panel discussion ready for this month.  As Brent said when he listened to it – “this is the best Jersey Jack discussion I’ve heard – period” and we’ll park that right there.  We dive into the Sky Skipper Project and discuss it at some extended detail as Whitney gets ready for the US debut at the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo in June.  We also talk through the month’s happenings, some gameroom updates and a bulk buy that Brent is working on.  Whitney finds a couple new ways to spend Brent’s money and we have another great bunch of feedback to review, as well.

I almost forgot – this episode is Burt Rendall approved!

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