Tag Archives: arcade

Play It Once More: Replay FX With Generation Geek 2.0

Play It Once More: Replay FX With Generation Geek 2.0

Replay FX isn’t only the world’s greatest arcade; it’s a fantastic, fabulous, loud, bright family affair I can’t recommend highly enough. Read More

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Thoughts on Southern Fried Gameroom Expo 2016

Thoughts on Southern Fried Gameroom Expo 2016

For the previous two years, the Southern Fried Gameroom Expo has been an outstanding two days of classic pinball and arcade games side-by-side with modern versions of the same style games. This year, however, SFGE also introduced tabletop games to the mix, offering up 14,000 square feet of gaming tables and inviting companies such as Asmodee and Renegade Game Studios to demo their games. Read More

A Great Weekend Project — DIY Arcade Controller

A Great Weekend Project — DIY Arcade Controller

While writing projects are in full swing, I often tend to collect small DIY projects that remain stacked on shelves until I have some of that free time… I’ve recently finished up writing two books that are now heading to the printer, and I find myself with some free time. I should be putting together a proposal for my next book, but instead I’ve reached for a small box of parts.
This past weekend’s project was quick and simple (relatively speaking), and I had a very easy gauge for determining its success or failure … would I be able to play the classic Atari 2600 game, Adventure, as it was meant to be played? Read More

Silver Ball Museum Arcade

Silver Ball Museum Arcade

While on vacation on the Jersey Shore, my family and I checked out the Silver Ball Museum Arcade in Asbury Park. It was clean, well-lit, and you paid $10 an hour for unlimited play on dozens and dozens of pinball machines dating from the 1930s on, and in working order! Read More

ASCII Shooter — Perfect ’80s Flashback When You’ve Got Two Minutes to Burn

ASCII Shooter — Perfect ’80s Flashback When You’ve Got Two Minutes to Burn

Remember Robotron or Berzerk? I have fond memories of those two video games even though I wasn’t very good at either of them. In both instances, you’re placed right in the middle of a wave of enemies that are threatening you from all directions. I could hold my own in Robotron for maybe 10-15 minutes of gameplay, but I never lasted more than a couple of minutes with Berzerk. Still, I played them often, usually when I had one token left and maybe five minutes left before my parents picked me up from the arcade. If you’re looking for a similar style of game, let me point you to ASCII Shooter. Read More