Emulation via Launchbox


It’s been a while! The games are coming out of storage soon (which may include new basement arcade construction posts)! In the meantime, I’ve been working on setting up emulators. Here’s a look at my favorite front end.

Sorry about the “ummmmms” and lack of clarity at times. I’m talking off the cuff, without a script, and hell, it’s the first real video I’ve made. Enjoy!

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I Got a Pocket Full Of Quarters…


Sing along!  Today, we meld together two of my hobbies.  Obviously, the first is collecting classic arcade games.  The second is collecting, classic, at least I think they are, albums on vinyl.  It’s actually a hobby that my daughter and I enjoy together.  We hit the local records shops and while she looks for the Beatles, Barbara Streisand and movie soundtracks, I look for Van Halen, Motley Crue, Ozzy and occasionally some Prince or Run-DMC.  Perhaps the favorite album in my collection is this gem, recorded in 1982:

The full blown album!  It features the following tracks on side 1:

Pac-Man Fever
Froggy’s Lament
Ode To A Centipede
Do The Donkey Kong

Side 2 features these songs:

The Defender
Goin’ Berzerk

Most people would be content with just owning one copy of the album...

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