Free Gold Watch: San Francisco’s Pinball Emporium

A few weeks back I reported on my trip to Arcade Expo 5.0 in Banning, California. I was actually there on vacation for a full week, so decided to drive up the coast from LA and check out San Francisco once the Expo’s festivities were over. I had no real plan in San Francisco, other…

Arcade Odyssey: The Last Arcade

Surprisingly, options for Classic Arcade Gaming in Miami, Florida are pretty limited. I found myself in town for a couple of days back in November 2018 after visiting the Free Play Florida event, and was taken aback by Google’s distinct lack of suggestions for places to check out, given the size and cultural significance of…

The Pinball Hall of Fame, Las Vegas

Sin City. Located some 270 miles north-east of Los Angeles, Las Vegas from the outside in never really struck me as a city I ever wanted to visit. I have a couple of friends who swear by the place, and go annually for a full two-week vacation. They’ve sung its praises for years, and so…

Game Room Tour: The Les Potts Collection

I’ve got to know many UK-based arcade collectors over the years. It’s fair to say that each approaches the hobby in a different way. Some take a technical approach to arcade games – delving deep into the repair side of things in a quest to understand how cabinets work and figuring out ways to maintain…

Sunshine Laundromat, Brooklyn, NYC

OK bear with me. I know what you’re thinking. “A laundromat? On Arcade Blogger?” Yes. A laundromat. This peculiarity is located on America’s Eastern Seaboard. Wander down Manhattan Avenue, in Brooklyn NY, and you’ll see a typical urban scene. Shops, cars, apartment building and a sidewalk. Stop at number 800, and you’ll find a laundromat…

Retrovolt Arcade: Calimesa, CA

I’ve been following Retrovolt Arcade on Instagram for some time now, and had a feeling that the place might be worth visiting one day. The pictures showed an intimate arcade that was running with some success. As luck would have it, I realised I was going to be in the area, as I was travelling…

Arcade Expo 4.0, Banning, CA

The Museum of Pinball is a place you may not have heard of, for the simple reason that it is rarely open to the public. Located east of Los Angeles on an 18 acre plot, the facility plays host to over 1,100 pinball and video arcade games from the classic and modern eras. The amassed…