EVO 2009, Tournament Day 1.

July 17th, 2009

I’m awfully sorry, Guerra family.

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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.

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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.