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    I loved Starcade!! I first saw the show on TBS...

    I loved Starcade!! I first saw the show on TBS back in the early 80's during the first syndicated run, after my parents got satellite TV. Not the tiny dishes of today, but the old 10 foot C-Band...
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    Toy Bizarre!!! One of the most underrated games...

    Toy Bizarre!!! One of the most underrated games for the C64. Frustrating at times, but you still come back to play it again.

    Don't forget Master Of The Lamps, if not for anything except the catchy...
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    VintageVolts is now on Twitter

    Follow VintageVolts on Twitter and share your experiences with vintage technology! I'm looking forward to tweeting with like minded individuals.

    http://twitter.com/vintagevolts
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    It certainly does... As hard as they were...

    It certainly does...

    As hard as they were trying to wrap their heads around the concept of the Internet, at least they pronounced it "Internet" and not "Interweb" as it came to be years later.
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    It's amazing how clueless the interviewer was...

    It's amazing how clueless the interviewer was about video games at the time. Did you read the subtitles when he was interviewing the kids playing Pacman?

    "You are that 'piece of cheese' eating the...
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    I used to live in Feasterville myself. I once...

    I used to live in Feasterville myself. I once gave TNT an old Pole Position cabinet I couldn't transport when I moved from the area.

    I wonder when they threw that one off the roof?
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    That's what I did.... 502 And like you...

    That's what I did....

    502

    And like you mentioned, sometimes it's a "wait and see" method to acquire something you'd like to have. The Rowe 3500 in the pic is mostly functional. The ROM checksum...
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    Stetson... A classic, gamy, scent for the classic...

    Stetson... A classic, gamy, scent for the classic gaming gent.
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    Vintage Volts Podcast is now released

    Finally got all the pieces put together (podcast, hosting, RSS feed, etc.) and now the Vintage Volts podcast, Episode 1, has been published.

    The first episode is hardly a studio quality version by...
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I got the schematics I...

    Thanks for the suggestion. I got the schematics I need from PBResources.

    I'll have to bookmark that guide. I have four EMs, so it'll be a great link to have ready on my mobile device.
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    I'm finding fun in discovering tokens lodged in...

    I'm finding fun in discovering tokens lodged in the crevices of pins and arcade cabs that I buy from time to time. I have a couple in my possession. In my most recent pin project acquisition, I found...
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    Damn!! Awesome arcade. Now, who's going to...

    Damn!! Awesome arcade.

    Now, who's going to duplicate that effort in the lower northeast, say, in south central PA?
  13. Will do. I'm preparing a minor update on the...

    Will do. I'm preparing a minor update on the website layout (I don't like how the template tries to squeeze two articles together) and I wanted to keep (and update) Place that Trace. First thing's...
  14. They had Avatar at the White Rose Gameroom show,...

    They had Avatar at the White Rose Gameroom show, also. I was tempted to play it, but the line for it was long, even though it was one of the few vendor owned pins that actually required money to play...
  15. Picked up my 7th pin (5th William's) today. It is...

    Picked up my 7th pin (5th William's) today. It is a William's Fire! in excellent shape.

    The ironic thing is we bought it on October 8. (Google "The Great Chicago Fire")
  16. The York Show - Pinball and Arcade expo - Oct 8 & 9, 2010

    If you're close enough to York, PA, or just want an excuse to drive somewhere to play games (mostly pinball) and patronize vendors, don't forget to come to the York Show this Friday and/or Saturday,...
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    Electronics Boutique must have assimilated many...

    Electronics Boutique must have assimilated many similar stores in the late 80's. My first exposure to an EB store was called Games & Gadgets. Thinking back on that, it might have been a co-branded EB...
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    Nope... It's just a plain old "Ringer...

    Nope... It's just a plain old "Ringer"
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    My wife is hardly the classic gaming freak that I...

    My wife is hardly the classic gaming freak that I am. She supports my hobby, but isn't very active in it. However, I mentioned the Intellivision DS and the RGR podcast interview from CGE and she was...
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    That last picture in the first post, with the...

    That last picture in the first post, with the electronic games, is a great reminder of the stores in which I wasted plenty of time visiting while my Mom was shopping for clothes or whatever. I should...
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    Don't forget to send your image with a S.A.S.E....

    Don't forget to send your image with a S.A.S.E. (Self Addressed Stamped 'Email'), so you can get your original photo back... :p
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    I have a cabaret version of Thunderblade. It's...

    I have a cabaret version of Thunderblade. It's basically Afterburner, but with a helicopter instead. My only problem is the encrypted CPU is dead, so I need to "convert it" to an unencrypted version...
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    I've been thinking about digging out my original...

    I've been thinking about digging out my original Intellivision after listening to the interview.

    I'm sure I'll buy the Intellivision DS when it comes out. I'll just need to snag my son's DSi so I...
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