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92: Wakanda Forever

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August 2020 - it took a lot from us. 

The news of losing both Chadwick Boseman and Curt Vendell hurt and hurt badly as their contributions to the collective community are as meaningful in both number as they are in prolific and lasting impact.

With that, we reflect on the respective contributions from both and pay our due respects, then it’s back to business as usual with gameroom updates, spending some of Brent’s money, discussion on the new Pixel Planet Arcade that is opening soon in TN and we speculate a bit on the newest game release by Stern Pinball (Avengers: Infinity Quest).  Add to all of that and we feature a panel discussion (entitled “Dan Kitchen’s Goldrush”) from the 2019 Portland Retro Gaming Expo where Dan Kitchen talks about his upcoming game for the Atari 2600 (it’s a sequel to Activision’s Keystone Kapers) and is joined by his brother Garry Kitchen and prolific game designer David Crane.

Also – don’t forget to enter the Lit Frame’s contest giveaway!  We’re taking submissions until Midnight EST on Sept. 15th!

Wherever you are in the world – we thank you for listening and hope that you and your family are safe and continue to be in good health.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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91: The Quarantine Chronicles

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July 2020

Oh, it’s GOOD to be back!

I think that’s the best way to sum up this episode, as we are (socially distanced) back in for our first studio epsiode since the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing “shelter in place” situation went mainstream.  We spend some time catching up and talking about how we’ve been dealing with the pandemic and discussing our efforts during this “downtime” to keep ourselves occupied and productive.

Brent discusses his major arcade and pinball parts cleanup effort, some RC cars he’s been building and some general housekeeping going on at his place to stay fit and tidy.  Whitney gets into the homeschooling routine, shopping his pins and getting set up with both a Cricut cutter and getting his 3D printer up and going.  In fact, there’s enough discussion on 3D printing that we dedicate the show’s tech segment to further discussion and sharing of information to help get you as productive as quickly as possible in case you decide to take up this effort.  Don’t blame Whitney if you go out and buy a printer after hearing this show.. (pssst….Ender 3 Pro FTW).

We also discuss a bit of industry news that’s happened over the past couple of months and highlight a brand new Sega Dreamcast KickStarter as well!

Oh – last but certainly not least – don’t miss out on the wonderful Lit Frame giveaway! Winner to be announced on our Sept. epsiode!  More details here - http://www.brokentoken.com/contests/win-a-159-stern-lcd-sized-backlit-translite-frame-courtesy-of-lit-frames/

Wherever you are in the world – we thank you for listening and hope that you and your family are safe and continue to be in good health.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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90: LAX 2020 Livestream–Saturday March 7

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JUNE 2020

With continued unrest all around us and uncertainty at almost every corner, there are two things that we can count on to make the world a smaller (and better) place – our children and inclusivity.  Both of those themes are front-and-center in this episode as we spend some good time listening to the “kids of the show” (Grace Roberts & Gareth Milwood) as they continue to grow up (way too fast, btw) and we get some fantastic insight from Elizabeth Gieske into women in pinball with a heavy focus on competitive play and how inclusive the hobby is and what works well and what could still use improvement.

We’re also visited by friends of the show David Corrigan and Dan DeBusschere as they sat in with us to talk gaming and their current projects.  A good time was had by all.

It’s our hopes that if you weren’t able to join the live broadcast (or if you want to re-listen) then this (and the previous Friday livestream show at ep. 89) will bring some cheer to your shelter-in-place regiment – whatever that may look like.

Wherever you are in the world – we thank you for listening and hope that you and your family are safe and continue to be in good health.

Enjoy the show!

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89: LAX 2020 Livestream–Friday March 6

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April 2020

It’s amazing what 6 weeks will do from a “perspective” perspective…when this was recorded, the nationwide COVID-19 response hadn’t even kicked into gear and we had no idea what was in store for us.

It’s our hopes that if you weren’t able to join the live broadcast (or if you want to re-listen) then this (and the upcoming Saturday livestream show) will bring some cheer to your shelter-in-place regiment – whatever that may look like.

On this episode, we had the distinct good fortune of getting the following to sit down in front of the mic with us at expo:

  • Jeremy Fleitz (where we talked a LOT of Tron pinball)
  • Corey Sims (of RecBar 502/812)
  • Daniel Pesina and his manager Luis (this conversation went almost two hours and we talked a LOT about Mortal Kombat!!)

Wherever you are in the world – we thank you for listening and hope that you and your family are safe and continue to be in good health.

Enjoy the show!

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88: MPH

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February 2020

88 MPH…this is a once-in-a-podcast opportunity, and we’re not going to waste it… so you (our beloved listeners) are squarely along for the ride! (see what we did there!?!)

BTTF references aside (and trust us – we love them), there’s right at 4 hours of podcasting goodness for you this month and we cover so many topics, we thought it best to just list them out for you straight away:

  1. Project tool storage
  2. IKEA furniture (another first for the show???)
  3. Ghostbusters pinball fixes
  4. More pinball art blades
  5. Vectrex and Atari presents from across the pond
  6. CRT and PVM/BVM masterclass (courtesy of Steve Nutter @ the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo 2019)
  7. Portable parts storage
  8. Cinematronics monitor gel reproductions
  9. The Arcade 1UP NBA Jam cabinet
  10. Stern Pinball Heavy Metal
  11. Stern Pinball Stranger Things UV Kit
  12. Bitmap Books Atari 2600/7800 Compendium
  13. Color DMD announces support for Stern Pinball’s Mustang
  14. The Nintendo VS. System PPU changer

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