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For Amusement Only EM and Bingo Pinball Podcast

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Nov 28, 2019

I went to the Houston Arcade Expo and talk a bit about what sets the show apart, along with the debut of the Acrylic Bingo project!

Shawn did an excellent job with fabricating a new cabinet and playfield for Golden Gate, one of the most complex and astounding bingo pinball machines, out of acrylic.  It was great to meet new folks and old friends and teach some how to play.

I worked on a Williams Deluxe Official Baseball, and talk a bit about the common fixes needed.

Lastly, listener Gene wrote in with his experience at Loof's Lite-A-Line, a pinball gambling parlor on Long Beach.  Gene's photos are available here: https://store.orangephotography.com/p1009785287

A very interesting place - thanks Gene for documenting it!

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.

Nov 7, 2019

Things are really hectic right now, but hopefully they will get back on track soon.

I'll be at the Houston Arcade Expo next week for the unveiling of the Acrylic Bingo (Golden Gate in a see-through package)!

Today's featured game is 1964 Williams Riverboat.

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.

Oct 27, 2019

Today's episode is all about the York show! Bingo Row, Woodrail Row, good friends, and fun!

I also discuss the end of the Coin-Op Carnival tour and the completion of Multi-Races, along with the first public showing for Multi-Races.

Thanks to everyone that makes the York show such a fantastic show - Rich and all the staff, everyone that brings games (especially for Bingo Row), good friends that share in the fun at Bingo Row, and the public that comes to play and learn about all of the amazing games from times past.

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.

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.

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