A Simple Tag Game – Making Your Own Video Games, 1970’s Style (part 2)

If you remember the last time I wrote about this, after much wrestling and tinkering I finally got the main video circuit working! Mistakes were made both on my end and the original schematics I was working off of, but I was able to overcome these things with raw determination in spite of my relative… Read More A Simple Tag Game – Making Your Own Video Games, 1970’s Style (part 2)

The Memory Machine #60 – Josie and the Pussycats, and Early 2000’s Youth Culture

Well, this is quite a departure from the last several episodes, eh? This week on the show, Nate is joined by Kate Lockhart and Molly Burke to talk about the 2001 cult favorite JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS, what it had to say about the pop culture of the era, and how its satire is viewed… Read More The Memory Machine #60 – Josie and the Pussycats, and Early 2000’s Youth Culture

The Memory Machine #59 – The Birth of Pinball (w/ Ethan Johnson)

This week, Ethan Johnson returns as we talk about the next great chapter in arcade game history: the birth of Pinball (or Pigeonhole, if you must). It’s a big topic with an appropriately long runtime, so get ready to fill your ears with a lot of ballyhoo! (pun is ABSOLUTELY intended.) Ethan excellent blog is┬áThe… Read More The Memory Machine #59 – The Birth of Pinball (w/ Ethan Johnson)

The Memory Machine #58 – Gaming Alexandria (w/ Dustin Hubbard)

This week on the Memory Machine, Nate has on the stalwart archiver par excellence and grand potentate of the Gaming Alexandria website, Dustin Hubbard to talk about adventures in scanning magazine, dumping ROMs for obscure computers, and even grumble a little bit about copyright law. Please check out the Gaming Alexandria website to check out… Read More The Memory Machine #58 – Gaming Alexandria (w/ Dustin Hubbard)

The Memory Machine #57 – The 70’s Video Arcade Game Preservation Society

The Memory Machine becomes a roundtable this week as four luminaries join Nate on the podcast to discuss the underappreciated world of 70’s arcade video games, and the trials and travails in having them properly preserved. Guests include such authors and creators as Ethan Johnson (The History of How We Play, Arcade Dreams), Kate Willaert… Read More The Memory Machine #57 – The 70’s Video Arcade Game Preservation Society

The Memory Machine #56 – Coin-Op Carnival (w/ Ryan Claytor and Nick Baldridge)

This week on the Memory Machine, two very special guests, Ryan Claytor and Nick Baldridge of the Coin-Op Carnival comic magazine, talk all about their joint publication, amazing pinball (and non-pinball) related projects, and their shared love of electro mechanical amusements. You’ll learn about bingo pinball! You’ll find out how pinball can be really fun… Read More The Memory Machine #56 – Coin-Op Carnival (w/ Ryan Claytor and Nick Baldridge)

The Memory Machine #55 – So You Bought a Pinball Machine? (w/ Caitlyn Pascal)

This week on the podcast, Nate is joined by pinball enthusiast and owner Caitlyn Pascal to discuss the ins and outs of buying and owning pinball machines. What should you look for in buying a pinball machine? What should you be wary of? What is the process of maintaining and troubleshooting these things when something… Read More The Memory Machine #55 – So You Bought a Pinball Machine? (w/ Caitlyn Pascal)

The Memory Machine #54 – Megan Hahin and the Herschel Carrousel Factory Museum

This week on the Memory Machine, host Nate Lockhart chats with (former) Herschel Carrousel Factory Museum Director Megan Hahin! That’s right, it took so long to get the Memory Machine back up to running that since the time of this recording, that Megan Hahin has since taken a position with the nearby Buffalo History Museum,… Read More The Memory Machine #54 – Megan Hahin and the Herschel Carrousel Factory Museum