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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 • 41 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!

    104: The KLOV Kloset

    104: The KLOV Kloset

    It's the (hopeful) end of Winter weather here in the Bluegrass and that means the expo circuit is right around the corner.  In that vein, we feature a discussion about the upcoming 2022 Louisville Arcade Expo with organizers Corey Stup and Joe Stith and get amped up for the show - especially coming off of a two-year hiatus! 



    In addition, we review our gaming, pinball and hobby-related activities for the last month (Brent works on his Championship Sprint, Carnival King and his Tron dies) and Whitney has been busy 3D printing shelf spacers for the IKEA Billy bookcase, discusses the 3DS and WiiU eShop closure and puts a notch in his belt with a now-complete Activision patch collection(!!) 



    We continue our discussion on traveling tool storage, when buying "too many" parts is "too much", open the mailbag to respond to viewer feedback (and take some heat with some of it), and have a very eye (ear!?!?!)-opening discussion about Multimorphic's reveal of "Weird Al's Museum of Natural Hilarity" pinball and really put the whole "new pinball" topic on its edge.  Yeah - that was...unexpected.

    • 3 hr 5 min
    103: Spiderman's Breakfast

    103: Spiderman's Breakfast

    Just what does a Super Hero eat in-between rounds with Doc Ock, Electro and the rest of the Sinister Six?  I'm not sure we have a good answer for you, but we go there anyway.  This month we do an "accidental" fly-by on Spider Man: No Way Home while we discuss some of our monthly updates and happenings in this cold and icy winter of 2022.  



    Brent updates us on his quest for the perfect tool bag and carry solution, discusses some work he's doing to a Carnival King, finishes up his Championship Sprint and extolls the virtues of his ultrasonic cleaner for some of the RC truck work he's been doing on the side.  Whitney gets his first-ever cabaret game, buys some tool boxes, picks up a Vectrex, 3D prints some stuff and finally gets in his Analogue Pocket.  



    In addition, we cover the following:



    * We dig into the do's/don'ts on servicing the K7000-series monitors

    * We discuss a really nifty add-on to the Stern Insider Connected Platform

    * We feature an update on the Retro Chip Tester that we started discussing on ep. 102

    * The release of Rush Pinball by Stern



    We truly save the best for last as we say goodbye to Lyman F. Sheats, Jr. amidst the tragic news of losing him on January 22nd, 2022.  Godspeed.

    • 2 hr 55 min
    102:The Housecat

    102:The Housecat

    Just in the nick of time, we cross the finish line to round out 2021 and discuss what the past several months has been like for us here at the show.



    As you know by now, we took a 3-month hiatus and we discuss that happening and what transpired that necessitated the break.  Thanks to everyone who noticed the break, reached out and asked if we were OK - we appreciate each and every one of you!



    This episode is dedicated to Whitney's father, Housecat. Words will never be enough, but may the fishing be good every single day.

    • 3 hr 15 min
    101: Maxine

    101: Maxine

    Summer starts to draw to a close and we often find ourselves asking "just where did that time go?"  We'll discuss that topic on the show and detail what we wound up doing with our time through August 2021.  We'll detail some summer vacation travel (and finally playing some new pinball) along with some game repairs (Zookeeper...Zookeeper... Zookeeper anyone!?!) along with Brent working on his Nintendo VS. cabinet and a new Championship Sprint project.  We revisit the Multi-Pac topic with an exciting new development in the works as well as read some feedback from Episode 100.  There's a boatload of news to cover off on (Stern, Deeproot, CGC & Multi-Morphic all in one episode), but alas, we recorded just a couple days before the Stern Insider Connected announcement, so we'll talk about that in the Sept. 2021 show. 



    In case you were wondering about the episode banner, this show is dedicated to Maxine.  May she always guard the podcasting studio from on high.



    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.

    • 3 hr 21 min
    100: Thank You For Being A Friend

    100: Thank You For Being A Friend

    It has finally happened – the BIG 100!  Yes – after almost eight (8!!!) years of classic arcade and pinball goodness, we’ve hit a podcasting milestone and we are so glad to be able to share this very special episode with our listener family.  

    This episode is a bit of a break from the norm – in that after our gameroom and hobby updates (which are brief this time around) we jump straight into the heart of the show and reminisce a good bit about the past 8 years under the umbrella of the BT brand and what it has meant to us.  We talk about our most memorable experiences with doing the show, discuss our top 3 favorite interviews over the past 99 episodes and even dig into our favorite show tropes that have taken on a bit of a life of their own since we first released episode 1 back in September 2013… yes… 2013…. amazing.

    We also discuss some thoughts for some future plans for the show, and discuss how we can better involve you in the show community.  

    As a special treat, we are also re-running two of our favorite interviews from the prior years.  So, if you haven’t had the time (and let’s face it… who does?!?!) to go through our entire back catlog, then you are really in for a treat, as we reach back into the archives for the following:



    * Brent’s interview with career game operator Jimmy Litsey (Episode #54 – April 2017)

    * Whitney’s interview with legendary game designer David Crane (Episode #29 – May 2015)



    We hope you enjoy the episode as much as we did recording it and we look forward to 100 more. 

    A special “thank you” goes to Grace Roberts for the new intro/outro bumpers as well!

    • 5 hr
    99: Have you heard from Ike Artin?

    99: Have you heard from Ike Artin?

    April 2021







    Unfortunately Hank Hill DOES NOT make a guest appearance this month, but we’ll channel our best stand-in (and we do it a few times, actually) to help us get down to the business at hand – talking all about those sweet arcades and pinballs.  In fact, we even cover off on some arcade and arcade-related accessories (I had to say it) as we go.  Here’s just a few of the topics we stand in front of the fence and talk about this month:







    * Brent recounts numerous fixes done to the list of games that he’s sold over the past several months: * ArcadeMarquee.com* BW Vector HV Diodes and where to get them* Battlezone joystick bellows* Nintendo coin mechs and the difficulty in actually finding them * Whitney discusses the new website, the upcoming “Always Up To Date” guides and the CollectorVision Phoenix* Fitting different monitors into games and why a monitor isn’t always a “universal” swap from/to another game* Whole-House surge suppression and gameroom power plans* In the “Completely out of left field” dept. Haggis Pinball announces “Fathom Revisited”. This is a re-release of the 1981 Bally classic “Fathom” with quite a few new features.







    We dive into the show mailbag for some good discussion around an upcoming show segment we’ll be putting together on bench testing setups.  Last but not least, we revisit the ever-growing list of things Whitney doesn’t like almost as much as woodgrain and leather T-Molding. A special “Thank You” goes out to Victor Marland of the Ten Pence Arcade Podcast for never letting us forget the things that bring joy from others’ fears. 🙂







    All this and more in the “almost episode 100 but not quite yet” episode 99 – no mind checkers going on here, we promise!

    • 3 hr 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

tmatchox ,

I can no longer recognize a "Southern Drawl"

This is a great podcast.. Brett and Whitney cover Vintage Arcade Games, Console gaming and Pinball machines. This is a very entertaining podcast with a bunch of humor built in. While some of these podcasts tend to be long, I have listened so long, Brett and Whitney no longer sound like they are speaking with a Kentucky accent.... they just sound like someone from the north (like me). If you are looking for a fun, educational "Arcade and Pinball Podcast", this one is for you. Makes my lengthy commutes go so much quicker. Thanks Brett and Whitney for your time committment to this hobby! Tim

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

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