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Join co-hosts Brent and Whitney as they share a 'southern view' (and some definite drawl) on the vibrant hobby of collecting, restoring and playing the arcade and pinball classics from the late 70's to today.



The podcast covers everything from the golden age of arcade gaming to the newest pinball titles currently hitting the streets and everything in between. Add in technical talk segments, collecting and restoration stories, interviews and sit-in guests as well as game room updates, forum news, listener mail and twitter questions (with the occasional live streams) and you've got a couple hours of your life you'll never get back!



GAME ON!

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    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Join co-hosts Brent and Whitney as they share a 'southern view' (and some definite drawl) on the vibrant hobby of collecting, restoring and playing the arcade and pinball classics from the late 70's to today.



The podcast covers everything from the golden age of arcade gaming to the newest pinball titles currently hitting the streets and everything in between. Add in technical talk segments, collecting and restoration stories, interviews and sit-in guests as well as game room updates, forum news, listener mail and twitter questions (with the occasional live streams) and you've got a couple hours of your life you'll never get back!



GAME ON!

    92: Wakanda Forever

    92: Wakanda Forever

    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, spend some of Brent's money, discuss the new Pixel Planet Arcade that is opening soon in TN and 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 panel (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!

    • 3 hr 17 min
    91: The Quarantine Chronicles

    91: The Quarantine Chronicles

    It's our "conquering quarantine" episode! Back in the (socially-distanced) studio for our return show, we discuss what's been happening the past three months, give some gameroom and hobby updates, discuss the Cricut Air Explore and 3D printers as well as a new Kickstarter. Don't forget to check out our Lit Frames giveaway as well - winner to be announced on our Sept. show!

    • 2 hr 59 min
    90: LAX 2020 Livestream–Saturday March 7

    90: LAX 2020 Livestream–Saturday March 7

    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!

    • 2 hr 23 min
    89: LAX 2020 Livestream–Friday March 6

    89: LAX 2020 Livestream–Friday March 6

    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!

    • 2 hr 31 min
    88: MPH

    88: MPH

    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:



    Project tool storage

    IKEA furniture (another first for the show???)

    Ghostbusters pinball fixes

    More pinball art blades

    Vectrex and Atari presents from across the pond

    CRT and PVM/BVM masterclass (courtesy of Steve Nutter @ the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo 2019)

    Portable parts storage

    Cinematronics monitor gel reproductions

    The Arcade 1UP NBA Jam cabinet

    Stern Pinball Heavy Metal

    Stern Pinball Stranger Things UV Kit

    Bitmap Books Atari 2600/7800 Compendium

    Color DMD announces support for Stern Pinball's Mustang

    The Nintendo VS. System PPU changer



    But wait - there's more!



    GoFundMe for friend of the show Jonathan Wilde

    Listener feedback

    42 other things I'm likely forgetting at this time



    and last, but certainly not least:



    The winner of the Superman '78 translite contest (sponsored by Brad Hunter @ Lit Frames)!!



    Yes - we really pack in the value to make your podcasting dollar go as far as possible this month and live up to the name!

    • 3 hr 59 min
    87: He’s On Fire

    87: He’s On Fire

    It may be January here in the States, but the (NBA Jam) heat is on! We talk gameroom updates, Getaway restoration, metal aprons, art blades and get a visit from Joe Stith & Corey Stup @ The Louisville Arcade Expo, as it's the 10th anniversary show this year! We also "podcast after dark" with J. Patrick from Pod Casserole and Cale Hernandez from Marco Specialties. Yep - it's all in there.

    • 3 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Retroalias ,

Really Good Y’All!

A really great podcast on classic arcade and Pinball. The hosts are knowledgeable and share the content in a way that anyone can understand. They also do a great job of humanizing the topics with lots of colorful antidotes delivered all the better in that rich Kentucky tone. This is one of those truly great podcasts that manages to rise above just presenting a topic to something where you feel like you’re in the room with you two best friends chewing the fat.

cool monky 87 ,

Review

Can not describe because of how good it is

Arcade Shenanigans ,

Essential Listening for the Arcade & Pinball Hobbyist

I consider Brent and Whitney’s podcast to be the required companion-material for the arcade and pinball hobby. Their podcast is insightful, entertaining and best of all: real. They are collector - hobbyists with a healthy perspective and strong back-catalog of experiences to draw from. They are pragmatic, they have fun and they don’t take this stuff or themselves too seriously. They continue to provide a consistent balance and a net-positive influence in the hobby.

The podcasts are lengthy but smartly divided into segments that are consumable even for those of us with diminished attentive faculties. I love listening to their podcast while working on my games and since I enjoy their podcast I find myself finding reasons to work on the games more. Their podcast is an essential nutrient to the positive-feedback loop of keeping me on top of my TODO: List. :)

The hosts’ repair, parts & tool advice is second-to-none and I constantly find myself referring individual episodes to friends where Brent & Whitney have “been there, seen that and got the t-shirt.” The subject matter isn’t always limited to arcade and pinball topics but expands to include the myriad of construction, electrical, plumbing & work-life intermissions that often impact us in the hobby. Whether addressing water issues in my basement or rom-issues on Tempest, I’ve found their podcast to be helpful and up-lifting. Best of all, if you run into these guys at a show you’ll find they are just as amicable and friendly in-person as they are on-air.

Keep up the great work guys and thank you for the many-hours of entertainment you’ve provided. If you guys need me for anything, I’ll be in the hardware store shopping for frost-free spigots & dehumidifiers. :)

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