109 episodes

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!

Brokentoken Classic Arcade and Pinball Podcast Brokentoken

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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!

    105: Friday Night at the 2022 Louisville Arcade Expo

    105: Friday Night at the 2022 Louisville Arcade Expo

    Happy Father's Day to all the Arcade and Pinball Dads out there!



    We are back with the Friday night livestream show straight from the floor of the 2022 Louisville Arcade Expo!  We've got an almost solid 4 hours of guests, banter and irreverent discussion on all things arcade, pinball, pop culture and whatever else came to mind that night!



    We had the good fortune of some good friends of the show stopping by (Mike drove all the way from NEW HAMPSHIRE - 22 hours!!) to sit in and make the show sound 100x better than it normally does:



    * Mike Thomas (he gives us an update on his mulit-Pac and Fluke kits)

    * Jason Aaron

    * Troy Gibbs

    * Tayllor Lucas (who we've discussed in prior episodes - he's restoring a Taito Warp-1!) 

    * J. Patrick Tinnel (from Podcasserole)



    We had a great time with everyone who participated and look forward to doing it all again next year.  Keep an eye out for the Saturday night livestream show to be posted in the feed soon, as we feature Mike Vinikour and Dwight Sullivan (from Stern Pinball), Buffet (of KLOV fame) and more, so stayed tuned as Ep. 106 won't disappoint and will totally be worth the wait!

    • 3 hr 45 min
    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

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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