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Oct 4, 2019

Tonight I am joined by Edward Trapunski, author of "Special When Lit: A visual and anecdotal history of Pinball".

We discuss the creation of the book, originally published in 1979, came out at a time of great change for pinball. The industry was moving from electro-mechanical games to solid state.  The book touches on a broad history of the game, a description of the appeal from social, art, and gameplay aspects, and even a peek into the future (circa 1979), which turned out to be quite prescient!

Special When Lit can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Special-When-Lit-Anecdotal-History/dp/B0038KRFRU

The other books mentioned - 

Pinball! by Roger Sharpe - http://www.crowriver.com/books/bk061.htm

Tilt! Pinball machines 1931-1958 - http://www.crowriver.com/books/bk188.htm

Pinball an Illustrated History by Michael Colmer - https://www.amazon.com/Pinball-Illustrated-History-Michael-Colmer/dp/0451799666

Pinball Portfolio by Harry McKoewn - https://www.amazon.com/PINBALL-PORTFOLIO-Harry-McKeown/dp/0450031454/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Many thanks to Edward for the interview and the great book about the game we all enjoy.

Sep 21, 2019

The York show is coming - October 11th and 12th, 2019!

This year, I will be giving away custom tokens for those that can win on Multi-Races.

I also note a common issue with new bingo owners/mechanics - the timer unit needs to be in proper working order or the game will not function properly.

Lastly, I took a look at a King of Diamonds that had some replay issues.  I found the problem for most of the replays, but the randomized replays based on the 0-9 unit position I could not resolve before I had to head home.  Hopefully the game will be at York for all to enjoy!

Sep 5, 2019

Ran into an issue with pyprocgame (or USB) that caused a crash every time I tried to enter a game in Multi-Races.  I detail the solution.

The York Show is coming very soon!  Come see Bingo Row and check out the Coin-Op Carnival booth - October 12th and 13th, 2019!

Today's featured game is Bally's Headliner from 1939.

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1144

Aug 22, 2019

First, a call on the Bingo Line - Len calls with a question about the Selector Lock on Yacht Club.

Next, Nate Shivers from Coast 2 Coast podcast has started releasing a new series - Roger Sharpe recorded interviews with numerous folks from the EM era for his book Pinball, and this series begins with an interview with Harry Williams.  Check it out at http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/roger-sharpe-pinball-the-interviews-episode-1_147834

Next, some woodworking for Multi-Races - it's starting to look like a real game!

Finally, today's featured game is Gottlieb's "Keen-A-Ball" from 1939: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1350

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

You can listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, 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.

Aug 8, 2019

Short episode - 

Our Houston tour stop for Coin-Op Carnival was changed from the original venue and from one stop to two.  It was great to meet folks at Bedrock City Comics and the Game Preserve NASA!  Thank you to everyone that came out.

This weekend, August 11th, I will be giving a presentation and book signing at the Roanoke Pinball Museum in Roanoke, VA.  Come see me and say hello!

Multi-Races is coming along - I'm getting it ready for the York show, along with the Multi-Bingo and Universal's 5-Star.  It should be a great show.

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

You can listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, 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.

Jul 25, 2019

Universal's 5 Star is back in action thanks to Sophie.

5 Star, the Multi-Bingo and Multi-Races will be at York this year as part of Bingo Row!  Come out and play these neat games!  It will be the public debut of Multi-Races.

Junior and Caravan have moved to new homes.  Junior will be part of the prewar booth at the Ottawa Pinball and Gameroom Show Sept. 21st and 22nd, 2019.

Genco's Golden Nugget is fixed, and I detail the fix.

Today's featured game is 1939's Daval Mfg. Co "Gems": https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=3118

Ryan and I will be at the Burke Baker Planetarium for a Coin-Op Carnival tour stop and planetarium-filling presentation!  Come see us August 3rd.

Jul 10, 2019

I've been programming like a mad person, and there are now several games with full animation and gameplay support available in Multi-Races!  

I just received a Williams "Super Star" for an upcoming project.

Coin-Op Carnival will be at San Diego Comic-Con, with Ryan hosting a presentation on Friday the 17th.

Brent and Whitney of the Brokentoken Classic Arcade and Pinball Podcast will have several copies available for purchase at the Southern Fried Gameroom Expo in Atlanta this weekend.

Today's featured game is Genco's "Klick" from 1938. https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=3198

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

You can listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, 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.

Jun 27, 2019

Gerry Stellenberg of Multimorphic (www.multimorphic.com) joins me to discuss his history with control systems, development of the revolutionary products the P-ROC, P3-ROC, and the P3, and custom pinball development on the P3.

I use and enjoy many of the products produced by his company, and his boardset allowed me to complete the Multi-Bingo in a very short amount of time.  I have used his boards in every project since and never hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a control system.

The P3 is a modular pinball machine which allows for custom development.  It has many unique features, from the wall and scoop assembly that can change the geometry of any game on the platform instantly, to an LCD screen that can serve as score display and collection of virtual targets - the ball can roll over items on the screen and interact - it's truly amazing.

The 2010 Expo seminar that Gerry references - 

https://youtu.be/AnHzTk5H_oY

 and Pinball News has a writeup here: 

http://www.pinballnews.com/shows/expo2010/index5.html

 

A (very) early video of the ball tracking used on the P3: 

https://youtu.be/93MJJPrmy6E

 

We even sneak in some bingo talk at the end!

Join us in the pindev slack channel to discuss homebrew or custom development.  To get an invite, contact me using one of the below methods --

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

You can listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, 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.

Jun 6, 2019

Perambulate with FNB while he pontificates on the far flung ancestors of modern pinball!

 

Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play, and more. 

You can email the real Nick at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com

Instagram and Twitter @bingopodcast

Call the phone-a-saurus at 724-BINGOS-1

Purchase Coin-Op Carnival at www.coinopcarnival.com

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

May 23, 2019

New game!  Auto-Bell Super Circus arrived in the gameroom and Ava is going to help restore.

Robo-Frenzy progress - one of the more difficult tasks has been completed.

5 Star progress - Sophie and I turned it on this week!

Today's featured game is Genco's "Bang" from 1939.

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=166

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.

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