Posts Tagged ‘arcade’

Ever since I discovered the Flynn Lives movement (I was a few years late to be a full, active member) I have looked for every piece of memorabilia I can find. And this poster was the Holy Grail of what I was looking for!


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The Uncommon Geek takes a look at one of the most challenging and charmingly fun classic arcade games of the 1980s: Robotron: 2084! (more…)

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On this episode of The Uncommon Geek, we go to game Swap in Kettering Ohio to explore their arcade! They have several classic arcade games that all cost a quarter to play! Garrison, Game Swaps arcade guru, guides us through some of the restoration process he has done on quite a few of the games that was needed to get them, and keep them, up and running! Needless to say, when I get my TRON arcade game going, I will be calling him quite a bit!

Visit Game Swap at 2294 E. Dorothy Lane in Kettering Ohio, and tell them The Uncommon Geek sent you!

Come and check us out at the Ye Olde YellowCabaret on May 24th and buy some stuff from Sew Late at Night! http://airshippassepartout.com/ye-olde-yellowcabaret-may/

Today’s music is “Boss v2.3 (unfinished)” by chiptune which is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Check their stuff out at https://soundcloud.com/chiptune and as always, visit http://creativecommons.org for all of your CC needs!

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A new arcade opened up in one of our local malls a few weeks ago. Naturally, I was excited and skeptical at the same time as modern arcades have been lacking in appeal as far as what they call games goes. A co-worker told me about the above mentioned arcade and Mrs. Uncommon geek and I decided to check it out. We stayed maybe 10 minutes, and most of that time was spent trying to beat each others high scores on a free-to-play Pac-Man/Galaga emulator with terrible lag. I reported back to my co-worker and gave him my honest opinion about the place. He asked me if classic games are the only thing I look for in an arcade. That got me thinking…

What DO I look for in an arcade that makes me say, “Yes! This is an excellent arcade.” (more…)

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