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miner2049er
21-07-09, 10:12
The July Show is up on our own site and will hit the rss feeds soon.

Don't forget to grab the outtakes track while you're there too.

TOPICS COVERED IN THE SHOW

Your own Jukebox Part 1 (SoCalMike) - (00:00)
HWFB (Pinball Mods) - (13:40)
Review of Moonwalker (57:54)
Interview From Funspot (Waterborn) - (72:09)
The British Hour - (147:26)
Top Ten Sports Games - (153:45)
It Came From MAME - (227:25)
We Gamin' - (242:50)
Tech Questions - (245:34)
Asteroids Read Along - (266:07)
News And Mailbag - (274:51)
Gaming Expos - (307:44)
URLs and E-Mails - (314:31)

http://www.retrogamingroundup.com

Have fun.

thedevilbunny
21-07-09, 07:37
Hey ya'll, ya got pics of your pinball mod? Anything we can look at on this?

GameGavel
21-07-09, 07:44
Hey ya'll, ya got pics of your pinball mod? Anything we can look at on this?

Good suggestion. Scotty, let's see some pics, man :)

miner2049er
21-07-09, 08:47
Yeah, pics or it didn't happen.

BTW, you usually have to wait around 5 or 6 months for things like that to appear from Scott's end.

:)

SubaruBrat
22-07-09, 03:08
Do ya now? :DRM:

Xenon playfield with LEDs and a neons.

http://www.subarubrat.com/misc/Xenonplay2.jpg

http://www.subarubrat.com/misc/Xenonback.jpg

SubaruBrat
22-07-09, 03:13
Some of the Terminator goodies, the HK is out of the machine again and I am doing some airbrushing to weather it a bit and add a slight silver tint. I wish the pics could capture the detail and quality on these, so much detail just didn't come through and got lost in the colors. The machine has some spotlights added and it does some nice shadowing. As things get finalized I will add some more pics.

http://www.subarubrat.com/misc/t1.jpg

The one on top of the pop bumper.

http://www.subarubrat.com/misc/t2.jpg

The stock HK

http://www.subarubrat.com/misc/t3.jpg

Side of the stock HK, note the engines....

http://www.subarubrat.com/misc/t4.jpg

SubaruBrat
22-07-09, 03:16
Hydrobot

http://www.subarubrat.com/misc/t5.jpg

New Hunter Killer next to the original one, and YES it does fit.

http://www.subarubrat.com/misc/t6.jpg

Same

http://www.subarubrat.com/misc/t7.jpg

Bottom side of the HK

http://www.subarubrat.com/misc/t8.jpg

SubaruBrat
22-07-09, 03:18
Double sided movie lightbox poster for new translight.

http://www.subarubrat.com/misc/t9.jpg

And the T600, for the topper.

http://www.subarubrat.com/misc/t10.jpg

miner2049er
22-07-09, 08:49
WOW!

All those pics in less than a day? It must only be videos that take 6 months. ;)

The difference in detail between those HKs is amazing.

SubaruBrat
22-07-09, 12:36
The difference between those pics and how the thing looks in person is just as amazing. I hope to get the backglass and the HK weathering done this week.

There is an area above the ramp on the right that is labeled Skynet Command Center. It is in the top right of the playfield. You can also see the pop bumpers in this pic. The far right bumper inside the ramp loop is where the terminator figure is now placed.

http://mirror1.ipdb.org/images/2524/image-2.jpg


The sign above the ramp (top of the pic) looks promising. I also want to get the DVD as soon as it comes out so I can get allot of good pics and redo the
cannon to match the turrets skynet has in T4. Still looking for the right hat-tip to T1.

http://mirror1.ipdb.org/images/2524/image-21.jpg

But once you get up there, it is an OK graphic that would be great elsewhere in the machine but doesn't really deliver on what could be there.

http://mirror1.ipdb.org/images/2524/image-19.jpg



What I am really looking for is a model railroad high quality sort of scenery of the VLA that they used for the skynet facility so I could do that as a model where the graphic is now. Maybe work in an A-10 or some helis too. Something to represent the resistance assault on the skynet center.

http://warisboring.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/3096823111_346c057b0e_o.jpg

thedevilbunny
22-07-09, 03:37
Nice! I'm anxious to see it with the toys in and the back-glass on. Quite a diff on those models...you definitely made the right call there. Also really dug the Xenon lighting...very slick.

Waterborn
23-07-09, 01:11
Pretty impressive mods there Brat! Thanks for sharing the pics and ideas.

Thanks to everyone on the RGRU crew for including my interview in the July podcast. I am flattered. I thought you might take a small exert from what I sent SoCalMike, but did not expect the entire interview to be included. Thanks again.

RCoehrs
23-07-09, 02:05
Random Thoughts of your fine Podcast

No more Jukebox talk please!

Pinball Mod talk was fasinating and Inspiring!

Moonwalker Review made me Uncomfortable in having warm memoriess of michael jackson. Not what I expected but maybe what I needed, being a child of the 80's who grew to cynical

The British Hour -Scrooge Mc Duck will find you Bum!

Top Ten sports games...No wrestling? Not a single Wrestling game.
Now now before I get that it's not a sport, let's look where the games are usually placed in genre listings.

No Wrestlefest?..No,No Mercy?..Smackdown 2?!. Wow..just wow

p.s Virtua Tennis looked great but so what, it was tennis, realistic looking tennis which just isn't as fun as say a mario brand tennis.

P.S.S-PUNCHOUT IS NUMBER #1

SubaruBrat
23-07-09, 02:49
Jukes aren't for everyone, I know, in my favorite arcade which was in a skating rink the cotton candy machine was as major feature as the juke and I could care less. BUT, many of us do love jukes, mine is tied into 45s, CDs, my 20gb MP3 collection upstairs on the server, and it has an iPhone docking station. So it really works for me, and enhances the arcade. Trust me, at my arcade partys when your downing your 9th Jagerbomb and Hot For Teacher is pounding on the juke you will be glad it is there. So, your going to hear a bit more on jukes, and you can skip my segment on them next month, but I would love for you to listen and see if I can turn you around.

I hear you on the Jackson thing, weird. I never cared for him a bit but that was a good game.

Thanks for chiming in!

PoloPlayr
23-07-09, 10:45
Many thanks for another great show, guys!

As always, all your hard work is much appreciated.

And I must say, that I did very much enjoy the jukebox segment and I just have to show my support for Virtua Tennis. This game single-handedly got me back into gaming after growing bored of the 32 and 64-bit days. I remember playing VT with a good friend at lunch while at university as often as we could at a nearby video rental store. The pure focus on FUN and gameplay is what makes this game an absolute classic.




Will re-listen and come back for more feedback!


Best from London,

PP

RCoehrs
24-07-09, 09:12
Actually I don't hate jukes persay, I just find they aren't very cost or space affective. Add to the fact there are millions of different ways to get music into a room well there yea go, I find the talk very informative just on a subject I don't find very practical is all..still great show

GameGavel
28-07-09, 07:02
As promised, here are photos of my Rockola Techna 480 Juke. One of the things you get with a Juke and not with the music players of today is everyone gets to choose the music they want to hear. There is just something about giving guests in your home arcade the ability to pick their music that you don't get when just popping your Ipod on random. If you have the room for a full size juke, it really drives the arcade experience home and the vinyl sounds so much better than the digitial tunes we are now accustomed to. I always had a crowd around my juke at parties and it simply was the centerpiece of my arcade.

Rockola Techna 480:

http://www.chasingthechuckwagon.com/Juke.JPG


Rockola Lit Up. Tell me you wouldn't want this rocking away in your arcade.:

http://www.chasingthechuckwagon.com/Rockola3.JPG

Rockola Song Menu:

http://www.chasingthechuckwagon.com/Rockola2.JPG


And what I have now - the Crossley Ipod Juke Box ($100 at Target). No comparison to the real thing in my opinion:

http://www.chasingthechuckwagon.com/JukeBox2.JPG

RedWolfJC
28-07-09, 07:33
Just a note to say keep it up, I listen every month and eagerly await the next podcast.
Few comments:
Gotta say I liked the juke feature too, not sure if it fits in to the podcast theme necessarily as it's not technically a game, but hey, so much of an arcade was ambiance. The console side probably won't appreciate it as much though.

For the top 10, surprised there wasn't any "real" golf games or bowling included (Silver Strike, GT series, Capcom Bowl, etc). Tons of great bowling games out there in my opinion... Maybe those aren't sporty enough? One other one I would throw out for it's innovation I suppose is the NFL Blitz 99, with the N64 memory card slot, that allowed you to create plays at home, and bring them and play at the arcade. Always thought that was a neat concept.

GameGavel
28-07-09, 07:45
Ya, true on the bowling. I always loved Capcom Bowling in the arcades but never really thought it was ever translated well to a home console. The closest I got to like a bowling game was Ten Pin Alley on the Playstation. Links 386 was mentioned and was a great golf game as was the first Hot Shots Golf on the Playstation but we had to leave those out. The SNES had a nice Golf game too in PGA Tour Golf and was the first time I remember seeing a "ball" cam where the camera followed the ball as it was hit and traveled to the hole and I think it also featured a hole "fly by". That blew me away the first time I saw that. Then Virtual Golf hit the Playstation and threw in all kinds of camera angles that were all really impressive.

It was mentioned by Bill Loguidice in another thread here that sometimes our top-10's are to broad and that was probably the case with the July list. And we have discussed this before and will offer up more narrowed down lists from time-to-time. But for now, it's fun arguing amongst each other and I hope it translates to some entertaining and sometimes insightful banter. It is very hard narrowing down any list to 10, especially when talking about video games as the shear # to consider is very overwhelming :)

SubaruBrat
29-07-09, 12:06
Top 10's are always a compromise. Sometimes they pander to what the readership wants so that the reader says "Hey, they echo my opinion and popular opinion and I feel securely conformist." Or perhaps they are too narrow or too broad for one man's opinion. And occasionally they turn you on to something new. Our top 10's are going to be what they are, the sum of our individual gaming experiences and how we compare them against each other. I know I have found out about some really neat games from my co-hosts and I am sure they learned about something new from me.

BydoEmpire73
31-07-09, 08:53
I'm really digging the interview w/ the Fun Spot guys. Very iteresting and entertaining!

stturner
31-07-09, 10:23
Great show this month. The interview was excellent.

teknohed
04-08-09, 07:16
First off, the interview from the 2old2game guy was totally great. It really makes me feel like cashing out my 401k and donating it to those guys. How in the hell am I going to get to New Hampshire (Connecticut?) from CA. I need to check that place out.

Next up. The Asteroids read along. Incredible. I guess the Asteroids movie might have some plot after all. I really love the fact that the guy in the read along wasn't really the hero...sort of just a space schlub who gets bailed out by the Cosmic Patrol Force or whatever. totally great.

As usual the other segments were great. Scott's hardware segment is always fascinating and makes me wish I had a bigger "man cave". So Cal's discussion of his juke box game me some interesting ideas. My Dad owns a couple bars in Nevada and I believe there is a musty old jukebox in storage somewhere. And finally UK discussed a game that 1) wasn't a sports game or some maligned UK only "console" and 2) one that I had actually played! Kudos!

Finally, I love, it came from MAME it's such a random thing listening to So Cal try to play a game and talk at the same time. It's comedic gold.

Keep up the good work Gents.

BydoEmpire73
06-08-09, 04:55
The little interlude when Scott went to grab his FC Mobile was hilarious. As always, the production of the show is excellent. Great job, all.

Was that Asteroids story one of the CTC prizes from a while back? I'd never heard it before, but it sure seems like I had heard of an Asteroids "read along" story/tape before, but I can't remember where.

IG-88
06-08-09, 10:39
You said to start hitting the forums so here goes!

I take it Flare came up with that Asteroids story? Never even thought something like that existed. It was great! You need more of that!

I've decided that I'm going to Funspot next summer instead of CAX again. While that was fun I think the family would have a better time at Funspot. I know that after listening to that interview I wanted to go out and start a drive for them or something.

SoCal: On the "It came from mame" segments. Could you perhaps give a little more details on the physical aspects of the cab and perhaps a little more history on the game? This is my favorite part of the show!

UK: I'm not quite sure how to take the "British Hour" This months segment was the funniest so far...just not sure whats it's got to do with the rest of the show. Feels kinda like filler or something. :) I'd like to hear your take on all the European arcades and consoles. You seem pretty knowledgeable on them..

Keep up the good work. Can't wait for next months show!

GameGavel
07-08-09, 01:42
You said to start hitting the forums so here goes!

I take it Flare came up with that Asteroids story? Never even thought something like that existed. It was great! You need more of that!

I've decided that I'm going to Funspot next summer instead of CAX again. While that was fun I think the family would have a better time at Funspot. I know that after listening to that interview I wanted to go out and start a drive for them or something.

SoCal: On the "It came from mame" segments. Could you perhaps give a little more details on the physical aspects of the cab and perhaps a little more history on the game? This is my favorite part of the show!

UK: I'm not quite sure how to take the "British Hour" This months segment was the funniest so far...just not sure whats it's got to do with the rest of the show. Feels kinda like filler or something. :) I'd like to hear your take on all the European arcades and consoles. You seem pretty knowledgeable on them..

Keep up the good work. Can't wait for next months show!

I decided to include the Asteroids book and will continue to feature different read along books (from Kid Stuff Records) in upcoming podcasts - they're fun :)

I will also work on making the It Came From Mame Segment a bit more informational, however, some games lack much info and many times the rare ones don't even have cabinet shots on KLOV. But you can expect more info included within this segment in the future.

One of my favorite segments is UK's Brit Hour. You just never know what you are going to hear on this segment and it's a nice quick break from the show and also gives some insite into the mad mind of UK Mike :)

alyinsanfran
07-08-09, 01:59
Great show, the interview was awesome.

I really enjoy It Came From Mame, but could you tell us the name of the game first? It's kind of hard to follow the way you do it, holding back the name. Maybe start by giving us the name, manufacturer and year. It's probably my favourite segment, I often wind up noting down one to look for.

I'd like to hear another of your live recordings from a show, SoCal. That first one you did was really neat, I felt the excitement.
It wouldn't have to be a long segment, just a few minutes to say what you've scored. It would be a good motivational force to get us along to the meets.

I like the banter in the Top 10 segments too, you guys rip each other!

Keep it up, you're all doing a great job.

GameGavel
07-08-09, 02:08
Great show, the interview was awesome.

I really enjoy It Came From Mame, but could you tell us the name of the game first? It's kind of hard to follow the way you do it, holding back the name. Maybe start by giving us the name, manufacturer and year. It's probably my favourite segment, I often wind up noting down one to look for.

I'd like to hear another of your live recordings from a show, SoCal. That first one you did was really neat, I felt the excitement.
It wouldn't have to be a long segment, just a few minutes to say what you've scored. It would be a good motivational force to get us along to the meets.

I like the banter in the Top 10 segments too, you guys rip each other!

Keep it up, you're all doing a great job.

There have been lots of requests to bring back the Swap Meet recordings. I will try and bring it back to the August show, or def in the Sept show. I will also be recording at an Arcade Auction this weekend with a run down of what's there as well as the hammer prices. I wonder if there will be some good deals?

Jerky
24-08-09, 01:45
UK Derek will KICK YOUR ASS. :BONK:

miner2049er
24-08-09, 10:30
UK Derek will KICK YOUR ASS. :BONK:

Haha! Yes, UK Derek is bad. ;)

Expect to hear more from UK Derek and UK Kevin at some point.

BTW, this month's Outtro is out of this world.

I mean literally, out of this world.

:X:

bill_loguidice
25-08-09, 05:04
I'm not ashamed to say that it wasn't "King of Kong" or "Chasing Ghosts" that ultimately inspired me to take the family on a New Hampshire vacation last week near Funspot, but RetroGamingRoundup and ITS coverage!

GameGavel
25-08-09, 07:13
I'm not ashamed to say that it wasn't "King of Kong" or "Chasing Ghosts" that ultimately inspired me to take the family on a New Hampshire vacation last week near Funspot, but RetroGamingRoundup and ITS coverage!

Cool. That interview really impressed me too and really makes we want to attempt a trip back east as well. What did you think of Funspot? Did it live up to your expectations?

bill_loguidice
25-08-09, 07:25
Cool. That interview really impressed me too and really makes we want to attempt a trip back east as well. What did you think of Funspot? Did it live up to your expectations?

I posted about the photos here: http://www.chasingthechuckwagon.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1881

It absolutely did live up to expectations and more. There was no sense of scale in the two documentaries of how big the place really is. While personal mileage may vary, I've never seen anywhere close to the depth and breadth of classic arcade machines, most of which were in working order. It's also nice that most everything costs only 25 cents. It's a great place to go with kids too, as there's a ton of other things to do there as well, and the area in general is a great vacation spot.

Joshua B
27-12-09, 04:22
Loved the Funspot interview!

Also, to Scott, Mike, and Mike, you guys are tremendous. Thank you for filling a void for all the nostalgic fans like me that still play and support the arcades that are still here. You do a great job with this show, as does the audio editor.

SubaruBrat
27-12-09, 04:28
Thank you Joshua, we are always looking to spread the show to others that feel like you/ I/we do. Feel free to link to us in forums and other places you visit!