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Merry Christmas everyone!
This episode sees us amazing even ourselves on the sheer amount of content we can pack into a single month’s episode. In short, this month’s show should easily outlast even the longest of ‘Griswold-esque’ family get-togethers and equal about 2.7 stocking stuffers!
In this episode, we are live from the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo in Atlanta, GA where we have the privilege of hosting a panel discussion with several of the “Arcade Legends” in the scene today.
We delve into many topics on this panel and cover everything from what it takes to be a world-class gamer, to the inspiration behind the Twin Galaxies trading card program to some insight into the production of the movie “The King of Arcades” by Richie Knucklez.
We cover a lot of ground, so get ready for some really insightful discussion!
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In this episode of the podcast, Brent and Whitney are in Atlanta, GA for the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo and have the distinct privilege of hosting a panel discussion on the topic of what it takes to create custom arcade games and pinball titles in today’s gaming industry.
We delve into game development. how to get published and make a name for yourself in this scene, as well as discuss Pinball development, Pinball 2000 modifications and how brand new games (and transforming existing games into new ones) gets done. You’ll also hear the world debut of the breaking news – which was live at the expo – on the upcoming “Python’s Pinball Circus” “re-envisioning” (as in being made the way Python Anghelo wanted) that is being done by Circus Maximus!
A good arcade (especially in KY) is hard to come by nowadays, so when I was invited down to check out Zanzabar I was excited to see what would be offered up for ‘show and play’. I originally visited the restaurant/bar/arcade mid-summer 2010 (for the CoinOpSpace.com Louisville KY meetup) and owner Antz rolled out the red for all of us forum members to meet and greet and play some classics. His selection at the time was good (around 10 games) with plans for continued acquisition and expansion.
I had the opportunity to revisit Zanzabar right before Christmas 2010 and was very happy to see that the game selection has come along quite nicely. All of the games are in great working condition (with at least one hand-restored by the owner) and there is a really nice selection at this point with several rare games in the mix as well. What’s especially neat about Antz’s collection is that he has chosen to include several cabaret and cocktail cabinets in the collection along with the usual uprights.
I’ve definitely enjoyed playing on the cabarets (I don’t have any at this time) as they have a very distinct feel to them that is different – but still as gratifying – as the uprights. I also like the cocktail configuration games, but I just don’t have the floorspace at home for them so I’ve never played much on them as a result.
Here’s what I saw at Zanzabar’s as of my last visit: