Mitch now having two twin Daytona’s, I had to sell my Nintendo cabs, and is this the last generation of consoles?
Part 3 of 3 – My DK restoration…and the results are in!
Took a bit of work, but added brand new pretty much everything. Continue reading “From Dookie to DK (Part 3)”
After a few week hiatus we are back. I got really sick so that was most of the reason. In the meantime Valve announced plans to take over your living room. Mitch finished his Donkey Kong project and GTA V launched.
Part 2 of my 3 part restoration blog – Full speed ahead converting this Dookie Kong Jr into a DK.
Yeah I know, it was originally a DKJR (which was poorly converted to MERCS) but this sucker is Continue reading “From Dookie to Dk (Part 2)”
This week we are all over the place. Talking GTA 5, Mitch finished a stentilled Pacman and gives a Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded review. Mike went hands on with the oculus rift. We also cover this weeks news, covering PS Vita TV and the Xbox One release date.
Once again, I’ve decided to save a DK that was headed to the dump (I just can’t resist) Here’s the first installment of my restoration blog.
Week 1 of what I like to call – Dookie to DK. Â This cabinet is probably one of the worst examples I’ve ever had to deal with – a few glaring problems:
- Was disconnected from each side, literally collapsed
- Have to recreate many of the edge that houses the t-molding – was a crappy press board version of the cabinet
- Was a super lousy conversion from DKJR to MERCS
What I’ve done so far:
- Reattached the sides
- Applied three layers of bondo (need to recreate a good portion of the cabinet)
- Removed sideart and stripped cabinet of all traces of MERCS conversion
- Complete ground up restore – choosing to convert it to DK instead of DKJR
Included in the pics is the previous Dookie restore, previously the worst starting cabinet I’d dealt with, and the result.
Finally heading to the finish line w/this Pacman re-stencil. I’m always reminded how much I love doing this, and how much I am not super fond of doing it for other people.
I spent about 7 1/2 hours today fixing a stupid mistake that caught me off guard … last night I was feeling fantastic about the right side and front – just needed to finish the black on the left side. It turned out the humidity or some unforeseen factor screwed up the paint curing on the left side, and I ended up with incredibly crappy looking Pacman lettering (the most intricate part).
You live and you learn, after wasting an entire day fixing a mistake, this sucker is just about ready to go!
You might have heard by now, but Sony announced a new device called PS Vita TV for Japan. The core featureÂ lets you play PS Vita game on your TV without owning a Vita and it comes in at a $99 price tag.
But, the feature I am most excited about is it’s ability to stream your PS4 to any TVs that habe this device hooked up. This could be a complete game changer for consumers that want multiple PS4s but can’t justify the $400 price tag for each TV. Specific details have not been released, but this device has huge potential.
This week we talk more about Microsoft’s mixed message. Mike landed a couple more retro games for the collection. Mitch started a new Pacman stenciled machine. What we love and hate about Madden 25.
This week we went without breaks, which were just usually fart sounds. In place, instead of using skype for our primary recording, we have a make shift studio which should improve sound quality. We talk a little bit of everying, some GTA V, the arcade games we’ve been working on, retro games in general. As an added bonus we have a sound board, this week…you guessed it…was primarily farts.