Category Archives: Arcade Games

Video games, pinball, bowling and other things.

RIP: Masaya Nakamura & John Wetton

A sad double whammy against two people who were a staple of my life in 1982, especially how awesome that Summer was. First up is Mr. Nakamura, the person behind Pac Man and its parent company Namco. The sequel Ms. Pac … Continue reading

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Retro King of the Hill vidaya game intro

For my player character, I would go with Cotton. He’s tough because he killed fiddy men in the Big War.

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Barenaked Ladies machine

The new(er) Pinballz has this machine which is also the name of BNL’s latest album. I do recommend Silverball even if you hated their earlier work, BNL has evolved unlike Coldplay. I don’t think the game actually works. The field is … Continue reading

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Eighties flashback cartoon

MALL 84 from Gervart on Vimeo.

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New Pinballz location has opened!

It’s in the north where the old Steinmart used to be (the latter moved closer to Alamo Lakeline, coincidence?). This location is way larger too plus it has a kitchen and a full bar,  thus private parties and team-building ventures … Continue reading

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Belated birthday fun for Liliana

Another fun time at Pinballz but it’s even better when I get to celebrate with the little people. I have to get another generation into arcade games or else I’ll have no place to hang out should I live long … Continue reading

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The new Star Wars Battle Pod game is weak

I was so stoked when I saw the preview and articles regarding this successor to the old 1983 video game I still play at Pinballz. Well I got my opportunity to play it a couple times at Dave & Busters … Continue reading

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Rock Band 4 represents the return to the basics

One of my favorite video games of all-time is back after a multi-year hiatus and getting a divorce from the meddling corporations (aka MTV and EA). I saw the one story about Guitar Hero returning too but there was a link … Continue reading

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Plant Nanny

My doctor is often reminding me to drink more water, namely to fight my allergies and congestion. So Somara introduced me to this little game. Every time I drink a unit of water, often 500 ml, the plant receives water … Continue reading

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My first 5000 points, on to the next!

Pinballz installed this Wizard of Oz-themed game that “pays” you back in cards and plastic chips instead of tickets. The addictive element is collecting seven of the movie’s primary characters (not sure why the Wizard is missing). Normally one card is only … Continue reading

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