Title: Arcades: Past, Present and Future
Run Time: 22 min 28 secs
Host: Luke Rodgers
Panelists: Nabbit, Major Monocle
- Luke makes a joke about the Konami Game “Track and Field” and everyone is surprised that Major Monocle got it. Nabbit talks about how the game changed (button protectors?) and about advanced finger skills.
- Major Monocle (being the youngest member of the group) has trouble understanding the concept of the early arcades. Nabbit and Luke talk about how Bowling Alleys and 7-11’s were where they spent a lot of their time.
- Nabbit in an attempt to bridge the age gap talks about pinball machines.
- Major Monocle tries to describe modern gaming as a console and a headset in your own place playing against people who are doing the same. Or as Nabbit puts it, “Like Skype….with graphics.”
- Nabbit rants against the current trend of arcades being filled with giant versions of mobile games (like Fruit Ninja and TimberMan).
- Luke breaks down the present of arcades into three categories. First, Dave and Buster’s style places with newer games. Second, Hardcore collectors who are into getting original cabinets and parts. Third is the classic Bar-cade (Bar and retro games).
- The future of arcades (according to Major Monocle) is full immersion Virtual Reality. Nabbit points out that we could do with our current level of technology. Luke talks about HTC’s VR Arcades.
- Nabbit talks about finding the future arcades in the past. He reaaaaaalllly wants another MechWarrior game in arcades. (we talked about this in our E-sports episode on 02/17/17)
Game: “Drink It” Or “Sink It” Challenge
“Nikki’s Quickie” raised a lot of questions for the panel. Major Monocle had sworn off Mt. Dew years ago and was now being presented with a cocktail that only had two ingredients and the other one was Vanilla Vodka. Nabbit’s taste bud’s wouldn’t let him enjoy the drink because it’s look and taste were too different. Major Monocle thought it tasted something like a cream soda, which Nabbit doesn’t like. Try it out for yourselves and let us know what you think. (The recipe is posted right before these show notes on the main page)