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For Amusement Only EM and Bingo Pinball Podcast

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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.

May 8, 2019

Ryan and I were interviewed by Michigan NPR about Coin-Op Carnival! https://www.michiganradio.org/post/stateside-state-senate-passes-auto-insurance-reform-pinball-history-comic-book-new-west-mi

(Scroll down for the interview)

Sophie has continued work on the 5 Star - it's looking good now, next to polish the metal parts inside the game!

An interesting service call on a Bally Circus Queen (I love that game) and a Bally Dude Ranch.

Today's featured game is 1935's Bally 3 In LINE. https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2550

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.

Apr 24, 2019

Ryan's tour stop at Abrams Planetarium was excellent!  Read the writeup at http://www.coinopcarnival.com/news/

There are two tour stops happening this weekend!  Pinball at the Zoo and the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (S.P.A.C.E.).

See http://www.coinopcarnival.com/appearances for more details.

I worked on a Bally Circus this past week that needed more than a little help, and I've been wiring Robo-Frenzy - just a little more left!

Sophie has removed everything from the playfield and cleaned the 5 Star!

Today's featured game is 1959's Gottlieb "Hi-Diver": https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1165

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.

Apr 11, 2019

I've been digging myself out of my backlog on local service calls since my return from Texas.  I talk about one interesting EM call I had recently.

Coin-Op Carnival's reception has been fantastic!  Come see Ryan at the second tour stop for the book at the MSU Abram's Planetarium, Sunday, April 14th at 6PM.  This is a free event!  Following Ryan's presentation (a 360 degree video of Wayne Neyens demonstrating his "Spirit of '76" and his office with pinball memorabilia), there will be a book signing and an array of great games designed by Wayne Neyens or featured in Coin-Op Carnival #1.  More information available at www.coinopcarnival.com/appearances.

Sophie has been learning how to repair EMs by working on a Universal "5-Star", which is a very unique game.  She's looking forward to playing it soon.

Today's featured game is Gottlieb's "Coronation" from 1952.  https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=568&picno=23138

This is one of the iconic games of the woodrail era, notable for its fantastic art package as well as its gameplay.  

The plastics on this game have been recreated by Ryan Claytor and are for sale at the Pinball Resource: http://www.pbresource.com/plastic/pl070.jpg

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.

Mar 30, 2019

My experience at Texas Pinball Festival as part of Coin-Op Carnival.  An unforgettable weekend!

Some photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/8hNHQvpxRTJqoFPM8

Ryan is doing a solo presentation for the next tour stop - the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University.  Aside from a 360-degree video of Wayne Neyens and his "Spirit of '76", there will be a selection of Neyens' games available on free play!

Be sure to follow the appearances page for a tour stop near you.

A listener writes in asking about the difference between wood rail and metal rail games.

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.

Mar 13, 2019

Ryan Claytor joins me to discuss our new joint venture - Coin-Op Carnival: Electrifying Tales of Mechanical Contraptions!

Coin-Op Carnival Issue #1 is a 64-page, fully illustrated, full color publication.

Coin-Op Carnival will release March 22nd at Texas Pinball Festival.  

Pinball historian Gordon Hasse will be joining Ryan and I onstage during the Coin-Op Carnival Seminar March 22nd at 8PM.

If you are not heading to TPF, you can find information and place your order at www.coinopcarnival.com beginning March 22nd.

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.

Feb 28, 2019

Multi-Races works!  I finished the wiring after last episode, fired it up, and can play games on it.  There are no graphics currently, but still a major victory.

Robo-Frenzy has also had a few victories over the past weekend - the score motor turns, score reels and reset function properly, and the short was found.

Today's game is 1942's Keeney Towers: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=5095

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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