Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS Midwest Gaming Classic Continuing coverage of the Midwest Gaming Classic, the back area was dedicated as the “museum” of gaming consoles. From Altair to Zeo, the museum had all sorts of machines and even more historic games. You could even play Zork I on a PC. The museum was split into a few rooms – the first one was old console games, the second was games that were “head-to-head” programs. A dark cavernous room held the cult classics and the Atari and Commodore lines (including the joystick I had with my Commodore Vic 20). Finally, one more room with NES, SEGA and XBox consoles. I headed downstairs where I entered into the Homebrew area. There, I met John from NESAsylum.com. He built a side-shooter for the original NES system. We talked for a few minutes on how one could go about building for the...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS Midwest Gaming Classic Continuing coverage of the Midwest Gaming Classic, I moved to my favorite part of gaming. Pinball machines. I am fascinated with everything about pinball. I walk through the Arcade, seeing a lot of the games I grew up with. Older and newer Pinball machines all in one room. Of course, there were also console games. My favorite one was Sinistar. I ran into Jon from Pynball – a website that helps you find old machines. Whether you want parts or want to buy one outright, Pynball is a full listing for you to search through. BTW – If you want to find your favorite Pinball games from years past, there is a database over at impd.com
The coolest thing about the LIVE SHOW is you never know who is going to show up. This week started slow, but that all changed when Jeri Ellsworth showed up. Jeri created the Commodore 64 joystick – 30 C64 games on one joystick controller. We talked about Pinball machines and Video Arcade systems. Jeri was also building a new studio, so we talked about ways to make the room less noisey. Jeri even talked about creating a new video capture system. We also had Art from twoguystech.com, as well as Brokenshovel and husker_fan. All in all another great show. Hour 1
Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Fakes. Throughout time we’ve had to deal with those who want to pass something off as an original. Sometimes we are not fooled. Other times we go years thinking that it’s the real thing until some new technology tells us different. In the last week I’ve seen many fake photos of different items – most notably the Large GPS picture and Windows 7 screenshots. There is even a video out there that supposedly displays Windows 7 functionality. While impressive, it makes me wonder if someone is trying to pass these off to make a quick buck?