Happy Tim McVey Day!

Hey Arcaders! Wanted to call out and important day in history- On this day, 33 years ago, a young man stepped into the Twin Galaxies arcade in Ottumwa, Iowa, and put himself in arcade history as the first person to get ONE BILLION POINTS on a video game! We will be doing a review of…

Video Game All Stars Part 3!!!

  Hey Arcaders… I’m back… sort of.  More on that later. It’s the Third- and unfortunately- final episode (that I know of) of Video Game All Stars! We have a new host (hosts), puppet, new games, and a new sponsor… Nickels & Dimes! I worked at a Gold Mine Arcade for about a year in…

Pac-Man Fever Eat-em Up 2016 – Video Game Boom Box

Fans making songs about their favorite games on YouTube is common place now. However, back 30 years ago that was almost unheard of. That is until an album came out called Pac-Man Fever by Buckner and Garcia. These guys created a wonderful soundtrack dedicated to the arcades that were super popular at the time. But not because they…

Happy Halloween From The Stephens Clan!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Yeah, I know it’s a day late- someone had the games running at DisneyQuest last night! So, with Super Mario Month out of the way, and Halloween done, I’ts time for the holiday season to begin. But, Before we move on, one of my favorite artists has celebrated a milestone. Four years ago,…

The Arcade Archives Podcast- Episode #2- Donkey Kong!

Hey Arcaders! Here it is… After 4 years, I’ve brought back the original- The Arcade Archives podcast! I thought, with it being Super Mario Month, let’s start back at the very beginning of the history of Mario- when he was known as Jumpman! That’s right we’re talking Donkey Kong! Now, this is the first of…

Lets Compare Donkey Kong!

Hey Arcaders! With the Arcade Archives podcast almost here- I thought, RayGunn- why not whet the appetite a bit and and look at all the ports of Donkey Kong- everything from the arcade to the ZX Spectrum! Thanks to wingnut4427 and The Gaming History Resource for this amazing video! And be sure to go to…

Video Game All Stars Part 2!!!

Hey Arcaders! We are back with another episode of Video Game All Stars! With our new host, Kurt Kennedy! With the Video Game All Stars giving the history and tips! Rich– Defender, Missile Command Ray– Rock N’ Rope (one of my favorites!) James– Jack The Giantkiller (another one of my favorites!) Eric–  Vanguard (favorite as…

Video Game All Stars 3 Part Series From 1983!

Hey Arcaders! I love YouTube. It’s like a library of the past- and if you put in the right search words, you can find some amazing things!  Things like Video Game All Stars! The show Starcade was lightning in a bottle! This show is what revitalized  the children’s game show in the early 1980’s. What made it…

RayGunn Visits The Vector Volcano Classic Arcade In Bend, Oregon!

Hey Arcaders! My wife’s family were planning a huge reunion for the beginning of August In Oregon. In doing research on Sunriver and it’s surrounding areas I found out that they had an arcade in Bend, about 25 miles from where I was! Not just any redemption style with new kiddie games and a Galaga, But…

The Electric Circus Episode #8- PIXELS!

Hey, Arcaders! On this episode of the Electric Circus, UberNerd and I do our own review of the movie PIXELS. Did we like it? Did we hate it? Do we ever stop talking about Nintendo stuff? Tune in and find out!   Keep Playin’ Like It’s 1981! RayGunn