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trueyanksfan
22-05-09, 02:38
Hey Guys,

Just letting you know that a May show would be much appreciated! I didn't want you to think that some of us didn't miss it.

Thanks for taking the time to make a great product.

GameGavel
22-05-09, 07:20
Ah, thanks :) May show is going to be available any day now. Keep a look out :SONRUN:

miner2049er
22-05-09, 08:17
Yeah it will be up this weekend.

garethpeterkennerley
22-05-09, 10:46
Brilliant, looking forward to it.

Jerky
29-05-09, 03:41
I just finished listening to the May show! Excellent job.

Except for the Jeri Ellsworth interview. I know, I know--we were warned. And UK Mike did try to make it tolerable. But that breathing...

It reminded me of "2001: A Space Odyssey" when Dave Bowman was trying to shut down HAL. All you heard was the breathing for 20 minutes.

I had to fast forward past it, but I will try listening to the interview at another time. I'll definitely listen to the episode again since it'll be weeks until we get the June show.

Is the Stunt Pilot video posted?

GameGavel
29-05-09, 04:41
Hey Jerky,

Ya, I will get that video up tomorrow on Youtube of the Stunt Pilot. Thanks for the reminder :)

GameGavel
29-05-09, 11:58
Midway Stunt Pilot - BEHOLD !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfIB1sebeXo

Waterborn
30-05-09, 07:40
I loved this last episode. I won't repeat Jerky's comments, but man I must have laughed at least halfway through that interview with Jeri. Great content though, despite the "shortcomings" related to the audio. Why were there no girls like Jeri in my school?

I do have a question about the need to discharge a monitor. Is is necessary to do a discharge if I simply want to clean the front glass of the monitor in my PC-10 cab? After listening to Scott describe death by electrocution several times, I am hesitant to get anywhere near the thing.

SubaruBrat
30-05-09, 03:36
You do not have to discharge a monitor to clean the front glass, this is just like cleaning the old tube TV at home. Just be aware that the frame is open and cleaning liquid could run down if you soak it. Use common sense and just enough liquid to get the job done. PC10 is a fine game too, I have a double monitor myself with 2 slots left and just can't decide what to choose. What are you running?

Waterborn
30-05-09, 09:02
Hey Scott, thanks for the quick reply. BTW, I own a Subi Baja (Gen II Brat if you will) and love it. But back on topic here. I have a single monitor PC-10 and currently have 6 games in it (Castlevania, Mario 3, Tecmo Bowl, Ninja Turtles, Baseball Al-stars & Ninja Gaiden). I have 5 more on order including Contra, Double Dragon, Punch-out, Dr. Mario & 1942. Plan to remove the Baseball game as I am not that into that one. I do frequent the PC-10 web boards over at http://playchoice.proboards.com/index.cgi? . There is a very helpful group of guys over there as well.

BTW, check out my coverage of the tournament currently going on at Funspot in Laconia, NH if you have not done so already (http://www.2old2play.com/Blog/Waterborn). I have spoken to Mike about sending you guys copies of the audio files for all the interviews that I am doing in case you have any interest in using some of them. So far, it has been a blast. I am taking today off to spend with my better half, but will be heading back up tomorrow for the last day of the event.

Dane

Jerky
31-05-09, 02:54
Damn, that Stunt Pilot game looks cool as hell. I was leaning towards Ice Cold Beer until I saw that vid.

Thanks for posting the video, SoCal!

My "Ice Cold Beer" story:
There was a convenience store in my hometown where they replaced the Arkanoid with Ice Cold Beer. This was around 1987 so it was the Taito version. None of the kids liked that game. I didn't care for it back then either. I didn't see what moving a ball around holes had to do with beer. It got quickly replaced with another Taito game "Tokio" (Scramble Formation). I was the only one who liked that game.

teknohed
22-06-09, 11:29
I'll likely have a few more responses as they come to me, but I just finished listening to May's show and here's what sticks out in my head:

1. Skee-Ball should have been the #1 coin op "non arcade game" I mean come on. I played Ice Cold Beer at the pinball hall of fame, and it's good, but it's not better than Skee Ball.

2. So Cal, thanks for the link to the Dark Tower flash game. man I LOVE that game. On of kids in my neighborhood had it. But he was Mormon and when his mom found out about the "Dragons" and "Demons" she made him throw it away. When I found out I was livid. "You should have given it to me!" we were stuck with D&D after that. A poor substitute. I think that Scott should make getting your tower working his #1 hardware priority. Ship it off to him.

3. I work at a video game publisher and I really wish someone on your show would play devils advocate. You treat piracy like it's this "duh" "no brainer" type of thing that all the "smart" kids should do, and it really pisses me off.
I think emulation is important when it comes to older games. I mean it won't be long before a lot of these old games are lost forever as the hardware begins to fail. I mean look at what scott said about how it's getting harder to find CRTs. Yikes! But having said, it really grinds my gears to hear Scott talk about his R4. And especially how he's educating other people on being pirates. I've seen a lot of layoffs here lately and I'll take all the sales I can get. Even if Piracy only puts a "small dent" in the profits...it's still a small dent. I'd love to come on there and debate it with you from the stand point of Piracy is bad!

I love the top ten list discussions you guys have. I almost wish it'd be a top five list so that it would get even more contentious.

Anywho keep up the good work.

teknohed
22-06-09, 11:38
Oh crap! I almost forgot! The stunt pilot game.

I grew up in Northern Nevada. There were a metric ton of sweet arcade games in the casinos here. The Red Lion arcade had the stunt pilot game. It was so amazingly sweet. I know I've seen it recently somewhere, but can't remember where I was. Might have been the pinball hall of fame.

Thanks for posting that video So Cal...that thing is amazing.

miner2049er
23-06-09, 09:05
I work at a video game publisher and I really wish someone on your show would play devils advocate. You treat piracy like it's this "duh" "no brainer" type of thing that all the "smart" kids should do, and it really pisses me off.
I think emulation is important when it comes to older games. I mean it won't be long before a lot of these old games are lost forever as the hardware begins to fail. I mean look at what scott said about how it's getting harder to find CRTs. Yikes! But having said, it really grinds my gears to hear Scott talk about his R4. And especially how he's educating other people on being pirates. I've seen a lot of layoffs here lately and I'll take all the sales I can get. Even if Piracy only puts a "small dent" in the profits...it's still a small dent. I'd love to come on there and debate it with you from the stand point of Piracy is bad!

First off thanks for listening!

I don't think we have glorified piracy, even in our piracy editorial we said it was not the right thing to do I think. I remember Scott saying that if somebody came out with a legitimate official multi game PCB that did not do a crappy job of emulation then he would pay $200 for it. The fact is that they don't and those games are long out of circulation anyway so he takes the option available to him. A knock import PCB that perhaps crosses legal boundaries, or the route we all take, MAME.

We completely separated that from piracy of modern games, in fact we didn't go too much into modern games. We don't really cover them.

Where Scott mentioned his R4 card, I can't speak for him but I don't think he was meaning go out and download new games instead of buying them. He mentioned playing Ninja Gaiden on it, and yes he no doubt has some modern games on there, but come on, as a legitimate gamer, would you carry a man bag with 10 carts in it or would you leave your carts at home and dump the roms on an R4 and carry 1 unit round with you? That does not take money out of your pocket in any way.

I can listen back to the segment but I remember only briefly covering modern games.

As for you coming on the show as an industry insider, I would be up for that and we would love to have guests on with something to say that contributes to the discussion and piracy is a topic that never goes out of fashion. Let us know your thoughts via email perhaps.

As for a Top Five!!

Sheesh, my sanity couldn't take it. The debates on arcade cabs almost ended up being a top twenty with 20 winners LOL.

The June show is going to hit any time soon btw.

GameGavel
23-06-09, 03:40
Ya, I think the bottom line was that 1) Emulation is good for games that are old and out of circulation and 2) Copying modern games that you have purchased and own for the convenience of having them all in one place was appropriate. Those are really the only two times I, personally feel copying/emulating games should be done.

Now when I was growing up I did have my share of pirated C64 and Apple II games and looking back that wasn't right. My parents had absolutely no clue about that stuff either so they weren't policing it at the parental level. But I was probably 10-13 years old at the time and frankly never thought anything of it. Everyone had copied games which I am sure did hurt the industry back then.

I think parents that have grown up with gaming should watch how their kids are getting games these days and step in if they see them getting games illegally. Parents today grew up gaming and should no better.