Happy Summer everyone! Last month, Brent and I were fortunate enough to be invited up to “The Place, Retro Arcade” in Cincinnati OH to do a live broadcast from owner Cary Chaney’s family arcade where we sit in and talk gaming, world-records and marathon preparation with two of the “arcade marathon alumni” – John Salter and Estel Goffinet.
What ensued from there is nothing short of “an experience”. 🙂 After working out the logistics with Cary, we packed up our gear in Brent’s truck, hitched to my trailer (I was hoping to bring home a game) and hit the road to Cincinnati. We ran into truck troubles, trailer troubles, me being (very) sick and farm animals on the freeway. In the end, we persevered and were greeted with fantastic hospitality and our guests are nothing short of amazing.
The guys easily put up with me (Whitney) losing my voice part-way through the episode…I wound up getting pretty sick after-the-fact, so Brent wound up carrying this one over the line and conducted a fantastic panel discussion with both John, Estel and Cary.
Check out the photos below from the event. John Salter shows his customized Armor Attack control panel and discusses how he ‘fixed’ everything that was wrong with the original game from a reliability perspective. I’ve got lots of props for the guys that take their game to this level, and it’s really neat to hear the story behind his world record-setting run on Armor Attack. Estel Goffinet talks about his participation in the competitive Donkey Kong scene and discusses plans for the upcoming Kong Off 4.
Although this episode breaks a bit from our normal format, we really hope you enjoy it and would love to hear feedback if you’d like to hear more of this type of content in future shows! Just hit up our ‘Contact’ page or shoot us an e-mail at ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’! We’d love to hear from you!
oh yeah – keep an eye out for some additional content being released in the next couple of weeks, as we begin recording for Episode #11 (which will be MASSIVE – fair warning on that now…) and release content from the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo! We’ll be working in conjunction with Preston & Patrick from the Gameroom Junkies podcast as well as Jonathan Leung from the Arcade Repair Tips podcast to bring you “wall-to-wall” coverage of the many panel discussions, podcasting sessions and impromptu photo sessions (and photo bombs!) from the expo. It was nothing short of EPIC.
Thanks for listening and GAME ON!