Unveiled: Official poster for Pinfest, Caves Beach

August 3, 2012

Yes, you might have heard whispers about this one, but J-OMG has been digging a bit deeper to get you all the juicy details.

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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Steve Wiebe triumphs. Exclusive PC wallpaper download.

September 21, 2010

Header: Steve Wiebe's Sept 2010 DK world record

(*Adopts TV voiceover tone…)

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.

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First video footage: James Cameron’s Avatar pinball machine

August 3, 2010

Avatar Pinball machine - header image

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!).

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It’s the Pacmagna Carta!

June 24, 2010

Wow.

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.

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Still not dead – the Neo Geo MVS

April 23, 2010

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…

My 6 slot MVS cabinet

My 6 slot MVS cabinet

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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Nothing to say. Just watch this Youtube clip.

April 9, 2010

Ok, one thing to say.
Monsieur Jean, how about some more clips, using other famous cities?

Please………

Credit: Tweeted by BoingBoing’s @Frauenfelder


Scalpel… suction… quarters…!?!

March 18, 2010

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.

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