Episode 43 – Next exit, Silicone Valley

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June 2016

We are back from the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo and in front of the mics to recap our thoughts and all the high (many) and low (one…stupid tire) points along the way.  Needless to say, it was a great weekend full of fun and excitement.  We reconnected with listeners and friends, got some good swag (beer), interviewed some very interesting people, put on a couple of sessions and met lots of great folks to boot.

This month we feature one of the first audio segments from SFGE and are proud to feature the “From Tron to Curveball: Bill Adams’ Life in Classic Gaming” session where we have the privilege of interviewing Bill Adams and talk about everything from developing Tron to naming Satan’s Hollow to the legend of “OScope”… it’s great insight and a must-listen for some fantastic history on some beloved Bally/Midway games.

If you aren’t familiar with Bill Adams, here’s a quick excerpt from his bio:

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Episode 42–(South) East Bound & Down

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May 2016

Well, here we are at the end of May and the beginning of Summer for 2016.. time flies and this month is no exception.

In addition to the normal updates, feedback and catching up since the last episode, we find ourselves covering a few “different” topics this month – auctions and game hauling.  Yeah – you read that right folks- gavels and trailers. We set down to record and had a bit of a ‘loose’ agenda (due to our prep-time for the upcoming 2016 Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo) and figured we’d cover off on a few topics that we’ve been wanting to discuss for several months, but have had a hard time slotting them into some of the past shows.

During the course of the discussion, we uncover the fact that Whitney is an auctioneer and that Brent has a closet full of NES consoles – and somewhere those two facts actually intercept and make sense…only on our show.  Not to be outdone by our own self-induced bravado, we hear from two guys that REALLY have something to talk about – Billy Mitchell and Walter Day – as they host one of the seminars from the 2016 Louisville Arcade Expo entitled “The Perfect Pac-Man” in which Billy and Walter discuss the techniques used to score a perfect Pac-Man game and fields audience questions, as well.

Call it “Ratchet Strap Redux” or “More than I ever cared about a dolly” or “loaded up and trucking (to Atlanta)” and you’ve got an offbeat episode 42 of the show!

Here’s how the show timings break down:

  • 0:00 – Intro & Updates
  • 1:03 – Gavels & Trailers and Stuff
  • 2:46 – Billy Mitchell & Walter Day – The Perfect Pac-Man
  • 3:53 – Outtakes

Episode 42 - Show Links

Here's a 'one-stop' shop for all the items we mentioned in this month's episode!
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Notes
Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo (SFGE)EventsSFGE Website
BT Appearances and Seminars:
Friday June 10th
SFGE Podcasting After Dark

Saturday, June 11th
1:00 PM - Takin' it to the shop - Making an old Pinball game new

7:00PM - Repair it, Restore it, Don’t Spend Your Money On It- Spend Brent’s Instead
Trashy Trailer TalkTech SegmentGross Vehicle Weight Rating

How heavy a trailer can I tow?
Trailers are (very) expensive...
As always, remember to check our Facebook Page for LOTS of content in-between the episodes, as Brent and I are keep a lively presence on the podcast page and we enjoy lots of great discussion on trending topics.

Follow us on Twitter @BrokenToken and if you want to talk to us directly, give us a shout on the podcast voicemail line – 470-2CALLBT (470-222-5528)

If you enjoy what you hear, then please consider leaving us a rating on our iTunes page and our Stitcher Radio page. We are also available on the Throwback Network so please consider checking out all the other retro goodness podcasts available there, as well.

Ratings help us to promote the show and get it front of more people, so we thank you for any help you can provide!

Thanks for listening and GAME ON!

Episode 41- The Black Hole Notebook Ghostbusters?

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April 2016

The words ‘Back in the saddle’ has a lot of connotations, but we all know what it means in the land of BT – EPIC show at EPIC normal length! Smile

We roll out of April and into May returning to the studio and catching up on all things arcade and pinball since our livestream shows at the 2016 Louisville Arcade Expo.  We sit down and catch up on hobby and project progress over the past six weeks, talk tech, catch up on quite a bit of pinball news and in an unprecedented display of shrewdness, showmanship and podcasting sound effects, Brent spends both his – and Whitney’s – money this month!

We’ll just drop this right here, and let you guys and gals figure the rest of it out….

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Episode 40–Saturday Night Live from the 2016 Louisville Arcade Expo

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April 2016

You see what I did there, right?  Saturday Night Live!?!?  **moan**.. OK, well in the interest of ‘almost SNL-quality’ entertainment, we bring you our Saturday livestream show from the floor of the 2016 Louisville Arcade Expo!

Join in for the fun as we recap the days’ events and rotate some pretty heavy hitters through the ‘5th chair’ (i.e. “Hey you – yeah you!!  Grab that mic and talk to us!!) at our booth during the show.  All-in-all, we had an epic night and tons of friends (and family) show up for the show, as well as an “arcade living legend” sit down with us, as well.

  • Jeff Waldron and his daughter Paige
  • Felicity and Chris Fitzpatrick
  • Jackie Roberts, Grace Roberts and Gareth Millwood
  • Billy Mitchell

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Episode 39–Friday Night Live from the 2016 Louisville Arcade Expo

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March 2016

This is the first episode in our coverage of the 2016 Louisville Arcade Expo!  We are super-excited to bring you all the audio and video coverage of the expo seminars, as well as our live-stream shows – recorded direct from the show floor – from both Friday and Saturday night.

Aside from the normal banter, background noise and endless pontification that you’ve come to expect, we feature several guests from Friday night and had a great time talking with them:

We’ll update the links below as the other shows go live, but here’s what you can expect from our total coverage:

  • Steve Ritchie -  slide/show seminar and Q&A session
  • Joel West – on playing Berzerk and open Q&A
  • Billy Mitchell & Walter Day – seminar on playing the perfect Pac-Man game; open Q&A
  • Billy Mitchell, Joel West & Brian Kuh – open Q&A seminar
  • Friday night livestream show
  • Saturday night livestream show

Join in on the fun and relive the action of the expo as we bring you as much from the show floor as we can squeeze into a modest-sized (for us…LOL) MP3 file.

As always, remember to check our Facebook Page for LOTS of content in-between the episodes, as Brent and I are keep a lively presence on the podcast page and we enjoy lots of great discussion on trending topics.

Follow us on Twitter @BrokenToken and if you want to talk to us directly, give us a shout on the podcast voicemail line – 470-2CALLBT (470-222-5528)

If you enjoy what you hear, then please consider leaving us a rating on our iTunes page and our Stitcher Radio page. We are also available on the Throwback Network so please consider checking out all the other retro goodness podcasts available there, as well.

Ratings help us to promote the show and get it front of more people, so we thank you for any help you can provide!

Thanks for listening and GAME ON!
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