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!
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!
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!
Here’s how the timings for the show break down:
Yep, you read that right. This month’s show is best described as a fine ‘sit me back’ with your favorite smoking jacket and two of the finest tacos the Border has to offer. We roll back into the studio and recap our thoughts on the Louisville Arcade Expo, catch up on the happenings over both March *AND* April, get back into the swing of Spending Brent’s Money (shameless plug here…we racked up over a $500 bill EASY this month) and were delighted to feature a guest we’ve been wanting to have on the show for months now: Jimmy Litsey – BITD classic arcade operator of yore and man, does he have some cool stories to tell. As always we plow through a ton of great and fun feedback and some industry news as well.
Oh yeah – the best part is always at the end, so be sure to stay through the credits!
All your April Fools belongs to us! Yeah – we went there. So – to help you recover from what was undoubtedly a VERY stressful April 1st, we bring you the recording of the live show we streamed on Saturday night, March 4th 2017. We managed to rotate quite the number of guests in/out of the booth during the course of the livestream (list below) and what more can we say than “we had a blast, and it shows”.
- The Skycurser Devs – Philip Golobish and Christopher Cruz
- Adam and JP from Pod Casserole (with a special episode of “Adam’s Ghost”)
- David Corrigan from the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo
- Whitney’s nephew Gareth Milwood
- Tony Thomas from Louisville’s RecBar
- And last – but certainly not least (technically, she’s first) we have the show intro by Whitney’s daughter Grace – she carried us when we were nowhere to be found…