link love 06-26-09

June 26th, 2009

Afrika

Michael Abbott speaks kindly of Afrika, the photo safari simulator by Rhino Games arriving stateside this summer.

How High Can You Get? Killing the Killscreen by Donkeying with Kong.

Not sure how I completely missed this… EA’s The Saboteur looks fantastic! Go watch the E3 trailer.

The Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines. Hmm, a comparison of arcade trends in different regions of the world would make for an interesting article. [via Arcade Heroes]

Evo 2009, July 17-19th

June 23rd, 2009

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Don’t forget, kids, the Evo 2009 Championships are in less than a month!

Hosted at Rio Las Vegas and taking place July 17-19th, you don’t need to be a tournament participant to spectate, and there’s a ton of gaming to be had in the free-to-all BYOC area. While the Madonnas won’t be ready in time, I may bring along the Divers Dreamcast and Neo-Geo cabinet.

For an idea of what to expect, check out the photos from last year.

Madonnas come home.

June 21st, 2009

Picked these up locally today: two Irem Madonnas, Japanese candy cabs from the late 1980s. They look to be in fairly rough shape, but neither is dented or damaged, so they should be one of the easier restoration projects on deck.

Irem Madonnas - Front

Irem Madonnas - Back

Compared to other candy cabs, there’s relatively little information about these online. Guess not too many of em made it over to the States. Next step is tracking down a couple decent 25in monitors.

link love 06-12-09

June 12th, 2009

Looking forward to a weekend of beer, tools, sandpaper, and paint. Oh, and a date with my wife.

TILT

TILT: The Battle to Save Pinball, the fascinating story behind Pinball 2000, is now available on both iTunes and Netflix. You can buy the dvd, too.

The Making Of: Asteroids. Keep doing these stories, Edge! [via Arcade Heroes]

Scribblenauts: How a Nobody Game Became the Talk of This Year’s E3.

And finally, a Harvard psychiatrist explains Zombie Neurobiology.

Las Vegas classic movie screenings

June 8th, 2009

Here’s the combined schedule of upcoming retro screenings at Tropicana Cinemas and Aliante Station. Big thanks to Mr. Kindred for compiling the list, I’ll update these as more dates become available.

The Birds

June
Monday, June 8 – Singin’ In The Rain – Aliante 6:30 PM ($5)
Wednesday, June 10 – The Birds – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Monday, June 15 – Rebel Without A Cause – Aliante 6:30 PM ($5)
Wednesday, June 17 – Wet Hot American Summer – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Monday, June 22 – Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Aliante 6:30 PM ($5)
Wednesday, June 24 – Jurassic Park – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Monday, June 29 – Some Like It Hot – Aliante 6:30 PM ($5)

Breakfast at Tiffany's

July
Wednesday, July 1 – Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Monday, July 6 – Mary Poppins – Aliante 6:30 PM ($5)
Wednesday, July 8 – Top Gun – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Monday, July 13 – Casablanca – Aliante 6:30 PM ($5)
Wednesday, July 15 – Grease – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, July 22 – Temple of Doom – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, July 29 – 2001 – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)

Enter the Dragon

August
Wednesday, August 5 – Pink Floyd: The Wall – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, August 12 – Willy Wonka – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, August 19 – Blazing Saddles – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, August 26 – Enter the Dragon – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)

The Fifth Element

September
Wednesday, September 2 – The Fifth Element – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, September 9 – Pulp Fiction – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, September 16 – Reservoir Dogs – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, September 23 – Back To The Future – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, September 30 – Jaws – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)

Muppet Movie

October
Wednesday, October 7 – The Exorcist – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, October 14 – Muppet Movie – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, October 21 – Interview with a Vampire – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)

There’s a lot here, go see an old movie.