At Arcade Expo 2.0 pinball parts supplier Marco Specialties was on hand in the tent area and not only had pinball parts to buy but they brought six new Stern pinball machines set to free play.
Last Sunday I attended the press launch party for the relaunching of Twin Galaxies that will be a part of the Pinball Museum in Banning California that is also the home of the Arcade Expo.
If you missed part 1 the Video Game post from Monday click HERE There was so much to take in during the Arcade Expo press event that it was too much to do one huge post.
Last week was the fall get together for the SC3 (Southern California Classic Collectors) group that is dedicated to preserving and sharing classic home and arcade games for members to enjoy and play.
I am always on the lookout for arcades. There are so few around now that going to one is like taking a step back in time to when I visited local Los Angeles and Orange County arcades in the 1980’s and 1990’s before the implosion of the market in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.
UPDATED: (4/30/14) I have been back to The Last Arcade on the Planet twice from when this original story was written and Juan has done a great job of fixing the minor issues that I had with some of the machines and he has added a few new games to the mix.
On the eve of the next generation of video game systems PS4 and XBox One, I find it ironic that you can talk to most video gamers and at some point you almost always start talking about playing games on older systems.
In a recent article I talked about trying to find arcades in the western region and at the time there was only one place in Southern California where you could get your Pinball fix was at Pinball Forever.