All posts tagged - Stern Pinball

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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86: Pick A Number

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December 2019

Here we are – at the end of another year and with that comes a bit of reflection and some looking forward to what we hope will be an excellent 2020.  We have a bit of a mash-up show this month as we draw December to a close – we square off on our monthly updates just as normal, but we then detour a bit and get right into what we think is some great “New Years Eve humor” courtesy of Cale Hernandez (of Marco Specialties) and Mike Vinikour (of Stern Pinball) as Brent and I had some time to sit down with them at the 2019 Grand Ole Gameroom Expo last month and talk about quite a few subjects besides pinball – it’s good fun and the guys there never disappoint.  We also spend some time with Patrick McKennon (of Music City Pinball) as he tells us about his newest venture – a combined pinball & arcade “destination” location that is coming to the Nashville area in 2020.

We are also proud to announce a Christmas contest, made possible by Brad Hunter of Lit Frames.  Be sure to enter before Feb. 15th for your chance to win one of 25 limited-edition Superman ’78 translites signed by renowned pinball artist Christopher Franchi!  Full details are available here - https://www.brokentoken.com/contests/win-a-superman-78-translite-courtesy-of-litframes/

We hope you enjoy the show – thank each and every one of you for the support this past year and we look forward to a great 2020!

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84: Bless His Heart

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September(ish); kinda (but not really) October 2019

Let’s start off by cabbaging a classic phrase and put a spin on it – “Podcasting finds a way…”

It’s very relevant for this show (No.. there haven’t been any Jurassic Park boxes have shown up at our houses, if that’s what you’re thinking) as we’ve had to re-work schedules quite a bit due to life finding its way.  We’ll get into all of that on ep. 85 when Whitney is back in the chair.  For now, we had to farm out co-host duties this time around to (good) friend of the show Jim Hale and we hope everyone enjoys this break from the norm!

Brent carries it all and we thank him for the commitment, otherwise there wouldn’t have been an 84 to get us to 85!

With all that being said, there’s a whole slew** of topics covered in this episode:

  • How to speak “Kentucky” (as if you still needed a lesson…we’re at 84 episodes, after all)
  • Stern drop target repair
  • Thoughts on Stern Jurassic Park and Elvira
  • “House of the Dead” monitor repair
  • Flat panel monitor power supply repair
  • Esoteric control panel art
  • “I Dream of Jeannie”, “Bewitched”, and “the Dukes of Hazzard” cast changes (and how they scarred us all)
  • The lament of Suncoast Pinball and Cosmic Carnival
  • The Pontiac Fiero and its propensity to catch fire
  • Arcade 1Up and Star Wars

**(including, but not limited to)

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78: Live from LAX 2019–Friday March 1 livestream show

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March 2019

Hey everyone, while we’ve had a bit of an unplanned hiatus (we’ll be back for April) the podcasting machine rolls on and with it comes our livestream show from the 2019 Louisville Arcade Expo!  Sit in with us for almost 3 hours of great pop culture, movie and pinball discussion with all the sounds and entertainment from the Expo floor!

This show was recorded live (and streamed on our MixLR channel) on Friday night, March 1st 2019 and we are proud to present the following guests for the show (in order of appearance):

Thanks to all for the kind words of support – we’re looking forward to being back in the studio for April 2019!

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77: The Day Late, Dollar Short Show

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January 2019

Well, well, well – it had to finally happen.  We are a day late on show publishing and I wish we could blame it on border security, government shutdown or the polar vortex, but at the end of it all – it was a failure of our best friend (and arch nemesis): technology.  It takes some time to move around the GIGABYTES of unprocessed audio we make for each month’s show and by the time it lands at its final resting spot to become the MP3 we all know and love, our baritone has traversed its way from the moon and back (figuratively).  Somewhere over Albuquerque, some archive files bit the dust and we had to retry (and retry) before there was success.  But alas, we made it!!

This month we have not only the usual gameroom and hobby updates, but we also hear from a first-timer to the show – Corey Stupp.  Corey is the new face behind the Louisville Arcade Expo (and a developer at Stern Pinball) and gives us the low-down on everything we can expect from the 2019 show.  We also hear from our friends at Marco Specialities as we do some more floor and booth interviews from the 2018 Grand Ole Gameroom Expo.  We then spend some of Brent’s money on my favorite things – Nintendo parts!!  Oh – and a new CPS2 infinikey, joystick grommets and all kinds of necessities.  We give our best thoughts on the new Munsters Pinball from Stern and then make way for some feedback as well.

We may be a day late (and Brent is a dollar short) but we made it!  Thanks for everyone asking “hey – where are you guys?!?!”  Makes us feel loved.

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