“Arcade away from home” Part 3 – HUO Pengo!

Trust me, I’ve been itching to talk about this for over two months. A Home Use Only Pengo in awesome condition that plays blind. By the end of the trip, things certainly didn’t turn out the best, but the Pengo did make it back regardless. (more…)


Live Tim Skelly chat a success!

Tim Skelly was the first live creator chat (February 4th, 2009) at Coinopspace.com and everything went pretty smooth. Right around 50 members attended the event and Tim was nice enough to extend the session from an hour to just over 2! And as a result, most all members questions got answered and a few new insights were uncovered.

Here is the formatted version of that transcript. I have taken the information relevant to the conversation and formatted it so that the arcade history is more easy to pick out. The original chat was over 28 pages so paring this down was imperative for anyone serious about reading 🙂 (more…)


Chat with Tim Skelly – Group Event at CoinOpSpace.com

If you have no understanding of who Tim Skelly is you probably haven’t typed up a search in Google. The talented Tim Skelly developed a ton of fan favorite games, pushing the envelope of interactive gaming at the time and he was just in his late 20’s. Games like Rip Off, Armor Attack and War of the Worlds are just a few of his credits, and on February 4th, 2009 Tim will be chatting with the arcade community at CoinOpSpace.com. Read on for more details and how to join in.

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Cinematronics Ripoff Sideart by Archer

Soon after the eBay auctions for the NOS arcade artwork from the PA warehouse ended there was a Klov thread asking which of the NOS arcade artwork pieces collectors would like to see reproduced. At least 6 said that they would be interested in buying a set of reproduction Ripoff sideart. This is interesting because back in 2002 Archer Maclean made inkjet reproductions of the Ripoff sideart, probably 20-30 pieces, and you would think that would have sucked up all demand. but it sounds like only a handful, some of which may have been used on his own machine and another set which may be in the hands of another collector, 2-3 sets and that is it.

However, the most interesting part of this is that when you do a general Google search you can’t find any mention of Archer’s Ripoff artwork. That got me investigating the ‘why not’, the science of indexing pdf’s / Ionpool’s website and I was left asking, why would Tom McClintock want to make it more difficult for a new collector to find the great resources at his website? (more…)