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For Amusement Only EM and Bingo Pinball Podcast

Detailing EM and Bingo pinball features, gameplay, and repair techniques.
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Jan 16, 2019

The Multi-Bingo is getting a nice bit of polish ahead of the Texas Pinball Festival.  I look forward to meeting new people and seeing their reaction to the game!

Multi-Races progress continues - I've wired the playfield and placed it within the game.  Soon I'll be testing the games!

Today's featured game is 1958's Bally Skill Parade: https://ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2181

You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1

You can listen to the show on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast).

The show's website is foramusementonly.libsyn.com

If you like video games, you might enjoy Gaming on Ten Minutes a Week at http://gamingonten.com 

Thank you very much for listening, and I'll talk to you next time.

Jan 2, 2019

I'm continuing to program Multi-Races, and am working backwards chronologically.  I've arrived at the first game Bally produced post-war, 1946's Victory Derby and Victory Special.  I speak a bit about the large changes in portioning that these earlier games have from the later (Don Hooker designed) games.

Robo-Frenzy has been tested, and I have found a flaw in the 30V line which will require a bit of rewiring (once I find the problem).

I will be at the Texas Pinball Festival, 2019 in Frisco, TX - with Multi-Bingo in tow!  Come say "Hi", and try to win a prize.

Today's game is 1957's Gottlieb "Ace High" - https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=7

You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1

You can listen to the show on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast).

The show's website is foramusementonly.libsyn.com

If you like video games, you might enjoy Gaming on Ten Minutes a Week at http://gamingonten.com 

Thank you very much for listening, and I'll talk to you next time.

Dec 20, 2018

I've almost finished programming the first game for Multi-Races.  Bally's Turf King is one of the last one ball horserace games, and therefore one of the most complex.  Once I've finished it, I should have no trouble with other games.  I talk about the interesting parts of portioning, as well as some of the features of the game.

Robo-Frenzy is coming along quite nicely.  Two units remain to be wired into the game, and I have a plan on how to do it.

Today's featured game is Williams "Dreamy" from 1950. https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=733 

You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1

You can listen to the show on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast).

The show's website is foramusementonly.libsyn.com

If you like video games, you might enjoy Gaming on Ten Minutes a Week at http://gamingonten.com 

Thank you very much for listening, and I'll talk to you next time.

Dec 7, 2018

Robo-Frenzy is about 70% wired!

Multi-Races now has a computer and I've begun thinking about laying out the new electronic and mechanical features.

A Chicago Coin Soundstage was unboxed recently.  The video (on Facebook) can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fkevin.mchugh%2Fvideos%2F10156964840488384%2F&show_text=0&width=560

Today's featured game is a really neat one - Gottlieb's 1948 Alice in Wonderland.

You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1

You can listen to the show on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast).

The show's website is foramusementonly.libsyn.com

If you like video games, you might enjoy Gaming on Ten Minutes a Week at http://gamingonten.com 

Thank you very much for listening, and I'll talk to you next time.

Nov 21, 2018

A short episode today, wherein I discuss wiring Robo-Frenzy (approx 50% done), and a listener question about adding progressive jackpots to a bingo pinball machine. 

I put on my best tech hat and respond.

Thank you, as always, for listening!

You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1

You can listen to the show on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast).

The show's website is foramusementonly.libsyn.com

If you like video games, you might enjoy Gaming on Ten Minutes a Week at http://gamingonten.com 

Thank you very much for listening, and I'll talk to you next time.

Nov 8, 2018

Robo-Frenzy is taking shape, the wiring has begun in earnest.  I talk a bit about how I am prototyping the light board, how the wiring is going and the basic functions that are wired.

A reminder that I'm running a contest!  Anyone that can send me evidence of a current/new 5 in a line on a game will receive a free Bingo Row print!  The illustration by Ryan Claytor of Elephant Eater Comics (http://elephanteater.com/) is amazing.  Non-bingo-owners can get in touch if they would like a copy.

Today's game is 1952's Gottlieb "Quartette" - https://ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1888

Thank you, as always, for listening!

You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1

You can listen to the show on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast).

The show's website is foramusementonly.libsyn.com

If you like video games, you might enjoy Gaming on Ten Minutes a Week at http://gamingonten.com 

Thank you very much for listening, and I'll talk to you next time.

Oct 25, 2018

This year's White Rose Gameroom Show was incredible!

I speak a bit about each game in Bingo Row, and do a recap of the happenings day-by-day.

JeffC's amazing unboxing video is in this thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bingo-row-at-the-2018-york-show#post-4641797

Tons of pictures in that thread, and lots of information.

I discuss the unknowns listed on the sign in front of the game individually and the answers to our burning bingo questions.

And - a contest!  Anyone that can send me evidence of a current/new 5 in a line on a game will receive a free Bingo Row print!  The illustration by Ryan Claytor of Elephant Eater Comics (http://elephanteater.com/) is amazing.  Non-bingo-owners can get in touch if they would like a copy.

Lastly, I speak about some upcoming projects, including a Sing-Along, and of course, Robo-Frenzy.

Thank you, as always, for listening!

You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1

You can listen to the show on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast).

The show's website is foramusementonly.libsyn.com

If you like video games, you might enjoy Gaming on Ten Minutes a Week at http://gamingonten.com 

Thank you very much for listening, and I'll talk to you next time.

Oct 10, 2018

I'm headed to the York show - Friday Oct 12th and Saturday Oct 13th, 2018.

Come see me, play all the bingos in Bingo Row, and compete for a chance to win a beautiful limited edition Bingo Row print!

Today's main topic is a review of Pinball Magazine #5 - I strongly encourage all folks with any interest in EMs to pick up a copy and read about Wayne Neyens, his amazing career and life, an interview with Steve Young, and much more.

Hats off to Jonathan Joosten - this interview and retrospective is very thorough, and has been a joy to read.

Today's featured game is 1952's United Steeple Chase.

Thank you, as always, for listening!

You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1

You can listen to the show on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast).

The show's website is foramusementonly.libsyn.com

Thank you very much for listening, and I'll talk to you next time.


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Sep 27, 2018

The York show (White Rose Gameroom Show) will be here before we know it!

Come to the show and hang out with us in Bingo Row http://www.theyorkshow.com/

Beautiful new giveaways, a brand new bingo unboxing, extremely rare games on free play, and a lot of fun!

The Multi-Bingo is complete!  I've finished all the various programming bits and this is the final programming episode of the podcast for the Multi-Bingo (I promise).

Today's game is 1938's Genco "Gay Time".  It has a mechanism that kicks the ball into various pockets and increments your score.  The final pocket will kick down and back into play.  Very neat idea from the era of experimentation.

"A Spring Tonic for Sick Locations"

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=3117

Sep 13, 2018

The Multi-Bingo is about to make its yearly showing at the York show!  That means I have the typical final tweaks and touches to complete.

The Multi Manual is available here: https://github.com/bingopodcast/bingos/blob/master/bingo_emulator/Multi-Bingo%20Manual.pdf

I was also co-author on an article published on Pinball News about gambling pingames: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2018/08/23/gambling-pingames-manufacturer-perspectives/

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Listener Cait brings a very interesting article from Automatic Age regarding the first pinball piracy case - Who's Goofy vs. Bally Goofy!

The Ottawa Pinball Show (Sept. 22 and 23rd) will have both games on display, with Goofy playable as part of the pinhistory booth.   Go check out the cool games - thank you for bringing them - I wish I could be there!

www.ottawapinball.com

Today's game is 1950's Genco "Canasta" - a very interesting-looking turret game: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=427

Thank you, as always, for listening!

You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1

You can listen to the show on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast).

The show's website is foramusementonly.libsyn.com

Thank you very much for listening, and I'll talk to you next time.

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