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It’s been a loooong 31 days since the last episode and we’ve had plenty of time to practice our signature moves on spending Brent’s money, white-washing gameroom updates and making half-educated attempts at industry and hobby news coverage. Should that stop us this month? WE SAY NO!
So in our best declaration of determination and comeuppance, we return for the October show and unfortunately there’s nothing spooky about it – at all. However, we do have everything that you’ve come to know and love with the show as well as the following major topics:
- New Pinball announcements
- Stern code updates
- Spend Brent’s Money
- Flashlights (just to round it out).
Yep – it’s arcade and pinball podcasting, BT style (and with some Grace added in to keep the guys on task).
Oh literally…how do we love thee? Let me count thy ways…and it’s a lot. So much so that we cover every topic from A to Z – literally. Brent goes to a comic-con where he sees literally EVERYBODY. He works on his Tron and has to fix literally EVERYTHING. His Thermoforming machine and 3D printer are literally STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS and his gameroom literally hasn’t been touched in MONTHS. Whitney is no better – he has had his TNA for a week and just now got it moved into his house – LITERALLY! Add to that, he’s got nothing better to do than spend Brent’s money on a literal boatload of cool stuff (seriously – Wico joysticks, Neo Geo LED Marquee lights and a dual Punch-Out/Super Punch-Out adapter) this month. Pair that with some literally awesome feedback and some news and it all adds up to 4+ hours of arcade and pinball goodness!
You’ll literally LOVE this month’s show!
Figuratively – I think we’re spot on.
Way better… that’s the best phrase we know of to sum up August vs. July 2018. No plumbing issues (that we know of), no home repairs and no major calamities befell the podcast crew this month, so we were able to focus on what we do best – POSING as knowledgeable pinball and arcade hobbyists. With that poser status comes a lot of a poser updates on everything from Brent’s new 3D printer, his thermoforming machine build, a massive parts haul and more. Whitney found a few fluke pods and is still posing as a pinballer while he awaits word on his TNA. We also catch up on a mini-review of the Hyperkin RetroN77 and pose as big spenders with Brent’s money this month (seriously – check out the list) before chatting up the new Stern Pinball Deadpool. We top all this with a BOATLOAD (no posing required this month) of listener feedback that turned out to be as much (or more) fun than the actual show itself.
Like the old saying goes “chrome won’t get you home” but we sure pretended it did.
It’s been said that we talk a lot. Truth be told – we do. I’m not sure if it’s us liking to hear our own voice or if it’s that we actually have something to say. Maybe it’s somewhere in-between. Regardless, we give it our all every month and July is no different. We dig into some great (almost) gameroom updates – Brent discusses wiring up his air compressor and is looking to build a thermoforming machine! Yeah – you read that right – THERMOFORMING. Nothing is safe now.
Whitney makes a sweet score on a Vectrex bundle, gets in his RetroN 77 and discusses some recent travels to boot. Add in some discussion around video test harnesses, testing pinball motors, a possible Warlords reproduction PCB, Red Tent reproduction CPOs and some talk about “The End” for Major Havoc and you’ve got Ep. 71!
Oh yeah – we also fix Brent’s bathroom and a busted spigot at Whitneys’ house. Home Repair show or arcade and pinball podcast???? YOU DECIDE.
This month could have been called “the watchpot never boils” as we spend some time catching up on the summer and discussing several items that we’ve been waiting to bake…
- Brent’s return from the 2018 Southern-Fried Gaming Expo to hear about the capers and fun that was had down in Atlanta + BONUS interview with Circus Maximus talking about their upcoming Kingpin Pinball!
- Whitney’s TNA – oh, the sweet, sweet smell of waiting.
- The Atari VCS
- The Hyperkin Retron 77
- Donkey Kong & Sky Skipper ON THE NINTENDO SWITCH!!
- A new Intellivision console?!?
Yeah – you read all of that right – we cover some seriously diverse ground this episode, all the while trying to figure out how to light up some Pixel Pals and just what the heck is up with the “Supreme” edition pinball from Stern??? I guess what they say is true – it’s all about the benjamins. Summer heat is killing us, Brent can’t remember a single person’s name and we both have way too many words. Like we said on the show – IT”S ALL UPSIDE!! (more…)