The inaugural PINFEST Pinball Festival will happen on Saturday September 8th and Sunday September 9th at the spectacular Caves Beach Hotel complex. Entry will be $10, with most proceeds going to the ‘SIDS for kids’ foundation.
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Previously, on J-OMG…
In March this year, plastic surgeon Hank Chien grabbed top place from Billy Mitchell, until he was overtaken by Mullet Sauceman on July 31. Since then, dark clouds have enveloped the land. Hearts were broken; tears flowed like rivers. Until…
Late yesterday, Twingalaxies verified a new DK world record, for everybody’s favourite algebra teacher. Yes. Steve Wiebe has set a new Donkey Kong world record, with 1,064,500 pts.
To celebrate, we’ve updated J-OMG’s exclusive “Go Steve Go” PC Wiebepapers.
Full points, as always, to the team at Arcade Heroes who are so often first with the goodstuff.
This video appeared as part of their 2010 AAMA distributor expo report… which featured footage of upcoming games like Terminator Salvation (including the monster 100″ cabinet!).
Pacman creator Toru Iwatani is in Holland to speak at The Festival of Games, and Dutch Gamedev magazine CONTROL has an amazing exclusive.
A peek at Iwatani’s original sketchbook for Pacman.
One of the (very few) regrets of having the lovely ‘player 3’ (now 9 months) in my life is that I haven’t had any time for my other children. Haven’t spent a minute with them, since he arrived. But don’t worry, I’m not talking about humans. I’m talking ‘arcade cabinets’. Here’s one of them…
It’s my 6 slot Neo Geo MVS cab. (6 slots = you can choose from 6 games via a menu). My cart collection includes Metal Slug, Puzzle Bobble and Nam 75. Mind you, this photo was ‘pre-baby’… it’s now cooling its digital heels in the garage.
But then you can’t keep the MVS system down. Even though it was released 20(!) years ago, there’s STILL one group left, releasing cartridges for it! NG:Dev. Team released a horizontal shooter (‘Last Hope’) in 2007 for the Neo Geo AES home system, Neo Geo CD & Sega Dreamcast. Reviews were mixed; many referring to it’s punishing difficulty level, and difficult-to-see bullets.
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Monsieur Jean, how about some more clips, using other famous cities?
Credit: Tweeted by BoingBoing’s @Frauenfelder
Well, did anyone spot THIS coming?
There’s a new King of Kong, and he’s not a school teacher. He’s a plastic surgeon.
Right now, I’m sitting in a hot room, with a loud pedestal fan singing in unison with the loud fan in my desktop PC. They’re both a bit unhappy with the Aussie Summer heat. But my heart isn’t in my study, as I sit at my desk. It’s 200km down the road… at the Chauvel Cinema, in Sydney. Because right now, they’re screening a very special movie premiere…
Special When Lit is showing tonight, for the first time in Australia. This film, a UK/Australian production had its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London a few months ago. There it was nominated for BEST DOCUMENTARY.
To celebrate Phil Day’s historic World Record, and the uploading of our exclusive article “Fighter Captured – The Phil Day story“… we imported one of Justin Whitlock’s fantastic baby Galaga cabs, and asked Phil to sign it.
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How AWESOME would that look on top of your monitor?
Here’s how to enter….