In this video designer Stephen Silver shows us the inner workings of the P3 system. It’s a very interesting and efficient design that makes the game surprisingly easy to service, with lots of features not found in typical pinball machines.
I finally got a chance to get back to the Houston Arcade Expo, one of my favorite pinball events. I’ve got a bunch of videos I’ve shot of things and here’s the first few.
Sometimes an opportunity comes along that is really special, and you’re reminded of how awesome people in the pinball community can be. Here’s one such story.
This is a quick walk-thru of the 2018 Houston Arcade Expo (HAAG) before the show opens. To give you an idea of how much work is involved in getting everything set up. I apologize for the shaky camera. And it looks like YouTube has disabled their video stabilization ability (boo!) so I can’t stabilize it online. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this short video!
Once again, our group descended upon Houston for one of our favorite events of the year, the 2017 Houston Arcade Expo. I apologize in advance for this really crappy video.. I should know better than to move the camera around too much, but I was excited and wanted to capture things as fast as I could so the video isn’t super long. I’ve used Google’s video stabilization which creates some artifacts.. if it’s too bad, let me know and I’ll try to fix it. Otherwise, enjoy a quick glimpse into a very cool festival featuring arcade and pinball both old and new!
I am just getting back from the 2016 Houston Arcade Expo (known as HAAG). This is one of my favorite events of this type. It’s not as big as the Texas Pinball Festival or others, but that’s what’s cool about it. It’s intimate. Everybody knows everybody. This is the 15th year they’ve done this as far as I know, and it’s a fun, quirky festival in the Houston suburbs.
I was also on a panel discussion this year, which was a lot of fun. I usually prefer to be behind the scenes and not in front, but at the same time, it was good to call attention to my PinChurch and Mystic Krewe projects and very rewarding that people are becoming more and more aware of these things.
So enjoy this walk-thru… I don’t think I show the tournament area, but most of the main area….
It’s not easy maintaining a collection of games – there are always things to repair…. I thought I might take a quick walk through our arcade space and discuss what I usually do after a party and what happens to the machines and what needs to be done to the games to get them working for the next event. Some machines hold up; some break down. Take a walk with me and see what work needs to be done?