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Title: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on June 05, 2009, 07:42:26 PM
OK, this is about Arcade Lifestyle in Florida / Texas  :P

Don't worry, I won't display all the pictures taken during my last holiday, but just give you the general plot, features *Arcade Life Style* segments of course  :P

It can give few ideas if you plan to go in Florida (but also in Texas).

Day 1 :

It starts immediately at the Luxembourg airport  ;D we meet the world famous DJ David Guetta  :D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami1.jpg)

He was with us on the bus to the plane, and on the seat just behind us inside the plane... until Paris airport... funny  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami2.jpg)

...where the Wifi is not free  :evil: I'm only able to display what's on my laptop cache  :?

After a long trip... we arrive at our hotel in MIAMI BEACH :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami3.jpg)

Impossible to do something after spending almost one full day in the airport/bus/car rental/plane... so ZZZzzzzZZZ  8)


Day 2 :

Breakfast near the hotel pool...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami4.jpg)

...and of course... impossible to resist  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami5.jpg)

Pool time all the morning  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami6.jpg)

Something great : Fred 'ArcadeFever' is living in Miami... Let's meet him, on the hotel where he works (he's master Chief) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami7.jpg)

Because he's top chief, we personally prepare us great food... we are *special* guests  :)  :-* :-* :-* We'll meet him later (he's working now)

Ok let's walk on the Miami Beach streets  8)

First one is Lincoln rd mall...

A lot of shops and restaurants of course.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami9.jpg)

Hey, the new Terminator will be out in few days  :lol:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami10.jpg)

Like most of Cinemas, few arcade games... nothing special  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami11.jpg)

An other main street is the Washington avenue... a lot of shops & restaurants too.

But the best one is  Ocean drive :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami13.jpg)

Music, fun ... food everywhere, cigar, tourist attractions, body builders, ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami12.jpg)

...dancing...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami14.jpg)

 ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami15.jpg)

...and if you can, try to pick up a coconut directly on the tree if you have a lllooooonngg sitck... or ask for it... fresh coconut milk is so good  :-* :-* :-* This black guy helped us to pick up one and cut it  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/alf-miami16.jpg)

Day 3 : On the way to 'the Keys'  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/blu-keys-map.gif)

Driving on Florida is like ... playing Out Run 2  :lol: : water on left side, buildings on the right side of the road  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest1.jpg)

This is our car : DODGE Viper Avenger  ;) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest2.jpg)

Small stop during the long trip from Miami Beach to Key West... here at Key Largo for asking some tourist informations...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest3.jpg)

...or eating for the first time in a Wendy's  :D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest4.jpg)

Driving for islands to islands is amazing, but a little bit scaring too...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest5.jpg)

...water everywhere, huge bridges...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest6.jpg)

After 250km of wonderful landscapes, we arrive at the last island : Key West.

This island is famous for 'Pirate' stuff (the famous Blackbeard). Pirate shops, museum (Pirate Soul Museum houses 48 individual exhibit areas and states it contains the largest and most authentic collection of pirate artifacts ever displayed under one roof), ... and of course 'Pirates' pinball  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest7.jpg)

Various pictures...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest10.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest9.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest8.jpg)

The love boat ?  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest11.jpg)

Cruise to Caribbean  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest12.jpg)

Italian Sausages here  ::) :P Let's give a try...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest13.jpg)

...did 'ya say fat? ... no  ::) ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest14.jpg)

The Ernest Hemingway house :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest15.jpg)

At this point, we are not too far from Cuba... see  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest16.jpg)

Time to go back to Miami... careful on all these bridges... no light here ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/keywest17.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on June 05, 2009, 07:52:37 PM
Day 4 : On the way to the Everglades...

Today we'll visit the southern part of the Everglades... let's leave Miami...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/ever1.jpg)

On the way, a very nice shop : "Robert is Here" :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/ever2.jpg)

Florida is THE best place for fresh fruits  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/ever3.jpg)

We are now at the Everglades Alligator farm ... impressive  :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/ever4.jpg)

Huge!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/ever5.jpg)

But we are here for this  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/ever6.jpg)

AIRBOAT  :-* Let's go for a fast & furious 20 minutes ride  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/ever7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/ever9.jpg)

Caution... Alligators everywhere  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/ever8.jpg)

Arriving at Flamingo / National Park ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/ever10.jpg)

We drive all the afternoon on the everglades... and it's time to go back to Miami... more Out Run 2 pictures...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/ever12.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/ever13.jpg)

...or crazy taxi maybe  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/ever11.jpg)

A last visit to a shop ... with interesting beverages  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/ever14.jpg)

...and dinner -once again- in the hotel where Fred 'Arcade Fever' works  :-*

Day 5 : Little Havana & Miami Downtown.

Like every time we use the car... Out Run2  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins1.jpg)

This morning, we start the visit with 'Little Havana', very close to the center of 'Downtown' :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins2.jpg)

The famous 'El Credito Cogar Company'...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins3.jpg)

...where they roll cigars manually  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins5.jpg)

Let's buy few ones  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins6.jpg)

A lot of memorial regarding the 'Bay of Pigs invasion'...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins7.jpg)

An other famous place here : the Maximo Gomez Park and its Domino Club  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins8.jpg)

Now, let's go to the real 'Miami Downtown'  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins9.jpg)

Nice, it's possible to visit 'by walking', like European cities  :-* A lot of shops of course...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins11.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins10.jpg)

Let's go to 'BAYSIDE'  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins12.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins13.jpg)

A nice place to visit, beautiful view on the bay, nice shops & restaurants...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins14.jpg)

Hey... a working Zoltar  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins15.jpg)

This gives me some idea for my game room... but it would be too big to bring it in the place  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins16.jpg)

Hey? It starts to rain  :-\

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami-ins17.jpg)

Fortunately the visit here is done  :P Let's check for a warm place now... who says Arcadefever game room?  ::) :P  ;D

...And here we are! Welcome in the ArcadeFever's house  :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever1.jpg)

As you can see, we are not in the game room, but they are already arcade games everywhere  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever2.jpg)

His 'Sea Invasion' cocktail... brand new (see here (http://spaceinvaders.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=518)) !!!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever3.jpg)

This SI Dlx is very nice too  :) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever4.jpg)

IMPORTANT NOTE HERE
: I'm *ULTRA* allergic to cats !!!  :-X :-X :-X

I love cats but ... once again ... I'm *ULTRA* allergic to cats  :'( :'( :'( ... and there are a lot of cats  here...so after less than 20 minutes, impossible to do anything  (itchy nose / eyes)... I'm even not able to take picture  :ghost: ...fortunately, my wife took few pictures :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever5.jpg)

Maybe an explanation ... why Fred 'ArcadeFever' is Top Chief ???? Because of this  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever6.jpg)

Because of my allergy to cats, I wasn't able to fully enjoy playing the games, but... on the short time I was able to play them... it's was great  :-* Arghhh have a look at this wonderful Ghosts'n'Goblins  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever7.jpg)

Playing Cabal on trackball is far better than playing with a joystick :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever8.jpg)

Of course, Fred's wife, like most of girls, is playing... Puzzle Bobble  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever9.jpg)

Tron, and Commando with its nice 'custom made' CPO :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever10.jpg)

Playing Tempest ... on a Tempest cab is a great experience  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever11.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever12.jpg)

But one of my best gaming moment was playing 'Speed Buggy' aka 'Buggy Boy'  :-* :-* :-* I used to play it long time ago on the three screens version, and because (I think ) this game is still not playable in Mame, it was great to play it again after so many years  :-* :-* :-*

By the way, thanks for the warm welcome message on your electronic display  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever18.jpg)

There are so many decoration items here... impressive  :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever13.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever14.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever15.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever16.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever17.jpg)

There is an other room, called 'The Consoles room' ... Wooow  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever20.jpg)

Consoles, electronics games, TV Pong, Game & Watch... all ready to play ... Awesome  :o  :-*

Also in that small room, two arcade games : Asteroids cocktail & a special version of 'Astro Fighter'  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/afever19.jpg)

I really enjoyed the moment, but arrgggggggggg! Why I have this allergy to cats  :'( I wished to take more pictures (thanks to Nunette for these pictures, fortunately), spend more time here, trying all the games... next time I will take special medicines  :P

More pictures are available on the ArcadeFever's forum, right here (http://spaceinvaders.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=1311)  ;) Thanks Fred for these additional pictures :-* See you tomorrow by the way  ;) 8)


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on June 05, 2009, 07:52:59 PM
Day 6  :

Day off for Arcadefever, just to be with us  :-* :-* :-*

As a perfect guide, he shows us many places... like this one  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/visit1.jpg)

So 50's isn't it? Like the retro bar in Back to the Future II (where you can see a virtual Michael Jackson in a TV, asking you for a Pepsi)  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/visit2.jpg)

Fred 'Arcadefever' and Darth Nunette :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/visit3.jpg)
PS: did you see the rain behind them? Yes, it happens also at Miami Beach  ::)

It's also time for shopping ... mmhhhh ... I mean 'Arcade Life Style' shopping  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/visit4.jpg)

...first time I see a Contra T-shirt  :P :-*

Fred presented me in that Apple store the lastest iMac... Very good demo my friend ... and mostly because of it, here's the result (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=821.0)  ::) 8) ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/visit5.jpg)

Nice stuff  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/visit6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/visit7.jpg)

...this time I don't have to order these things... I'm on location  ::) ;D

And now, a moment I'm waiting for a long time... let's try to meet Billy Mitchell  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/billy%20mitchell%20day.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=827.0)

(click on the picture to see the full story... DO NOT MISS THIS!!!)

Day 7 :

Hey, this is Miami Beach isn't it?  ::) ... Today, let's enjoy the 'Beach Life Style'  ;D Second hotel... second pool  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami_beach_1.jpg)

...but I prefer a ride along the beach...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami_beach_2.jpg)

Mhhh... which car to take today? The yellow one?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami_beach_3.jpg)

...or the red one?  ::) :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami_beach_4.jpg)

Thanks to the Pow Wow 2009...a LOT of things like this everywhere in the main streets  ::) :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami_beach_6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami_beach_7.jpg)

Tomorrow, we'll leave Miami... so a last visit to Fred  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/miami_beach_5.jpg)

Thanks for everything my friend  :-* :-* :-* It was a real pleasure to meet you in the 'real life'. We hope to meet again very soon  8)

It's the evening... a last place to visit before leaving Miami  : Dave & Buster's ... because there is a GT-6 [Galaxian Theater] over there  :)
Ok, it doesn't play the original games (Dragoon or Zolgear), but... hey... it's a THEATER 'assembled'  :wink: ;D

See the full story here :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/gt6dave.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=843.0)

(Click on the picture for the full visit)


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on June 05, 2009, 07:53:17 PM
Day 8  : bye bye Miami... Welcome Orlando  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/orlando1.jpg)

...and here we are... the land of fantasy, fun ... and theme parks  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/orlando2.jpg)

We are in the middle of the afternoon. A little bit late to start the visit of a park SO let's take time to walk inside a *free entrance* Disney area, called Disney Village.  8)

Inside Disney Village, there's something called DISNEYQUEST ... and ... my God  :o It's full of Classic games  :-* :-* :-*

See the full story  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/disneyquest.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=849)
[click on the picture to read the full report... included pictures and a video tour]

Day 9 : Universal Studios

OK, Orlando means 'World of Disney", but there are a lot of theme parks here... and not (hopefully) from Disney only  ;)

Let's start with my favorite one : Universal (which is two parks : Studios & Islands Of Adventure)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/universal_sudios_1.jpg)

Some attractions are the same than the ones in the Universal Studio California, for example the Terminator 3D show, which is still amazing  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/universal_sudios_2.jpg)

Have a look at this full size Terminator... It would be *AWESOME* in a game room  :o :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/universal_sudios_5.jpg)

Back in the 50's or 60's? ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/universal_sudios_3.jpg)

... like 'Back In The Future' movies, one of the most famous Universal Studios licence  ::)

Now enjoy this SEGMENT, dedicated to the famous trilogy and the all famous DeLorean car  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/outatime.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=859.0)
(click on the OUTATIME picture for the full story)

One of most impressive 3D ride would be 'SIMPSONS the ride' ... similar than the one in California, one of the best 3D ride I've ever seen  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/universal_sudios_4.jpg)

Hey? ...SCOOBY-DOO  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/universal_sudios_6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/universal_sudios_7.jpg)

The biggest Hard Rock Cafe on the planet...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/universal_sudios_8.jpg)

Everything is bigger here  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/universal_sudios_9.jpg)

In the "Islands Of Adventure", new thrilling rides, like Hulk...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/universal_sudios_10.jpg)

...of this new one : Spider-Man : Motion ride  + 3D effects.... a must see here !!!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/universal_sudios_11.jpg)

Nice backgrounds...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/universal_sudios_12.jpg)

POPEYE  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/universal_sudios_13.jpg)

Of course, there are a lot of attractions/shows/shops here... but I don't want to bore you too much  :P

Ok, a last picture... inside the Forrest Gump restaurant...  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/universal_sudios_14.jpg)

Fan of Dr.Peppers forever  ;D ;D ;D

Day 10 : Epcot & Disney's Hollywood Studios

Let's start this first half of the day by the visit of the world famous EPCOT

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park2.jpg)

The park is dedicated to technological innovation and international culture.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park3.jpg)

I've already seen this shape in a video game... but which one?  ::) :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park4.jpg)

Nice walk... you can see various cultures... no, this is not Japan  :P :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park5.jpg)

This robot would be nice inside a game room...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park6.jpg)

...but... It takes the same space than an arcade cabinet... so I take the cabinet  ;)

Look! This is the FRANCE area... and yes, like in France, it rains... well done  :ghost:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park7.jpg)

After Epcot, let's visit the Disney's Hollywood Studios :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park8.jpg)

Hey... Wow... Star Wars stuff here? ... but wait... it's only during the week end, and... this is NOT the week end now  :'( I can't win all the time  :oops: ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park9.jpg)

During the visit of the studios... a full size snowspeeder  :-* Too bad we are inside a moving train... can't do better picture than this  :? :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park10.jpg)

Ok, no parade or special "Star Wars" event today, but still some interesting stuff to see. A small museum...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park11.jpg)

In the shops... when Disney and Star Wars unites...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park12.jpg)

Impossible to resist  ::) :P Now I'm on a picture, with my master  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park13.jpg)

Now you all know why I'm called 'Darth Nuno'  :twisted: ;D ;D ;D

And at the end of the day, impossible to miss the Disney's parade... really impressive  :o

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park14.jpg)

Day 11 : Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

This morning, just want to have some fun in a water park... let's go to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon (http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdwi/en_GB/parks/parkLanding?id=TLLandingPage&bhcp=1)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/typhon1.jpg)

Let's play TOOBIN' for real  :D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/typhon2.jpg)

One of the world's largest wave pools.... impressive & ...very fun   :o :-* :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/typhon3.jpg)

Ok, let's take a rest this afternoon (not easy to do so many theme parks  ::) :P ), and just visit the streets and roads of Orlando...

Nice house ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/typhon4.jpg)

...for sale  :-\ Low prices... because of the crisis  :-X  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/typhon5.jpg)


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on June 05, 2009, 07:53:53 PM
...and still no particular destination for this afternoon... So let's say what's around here  ::) mhhh... on the navigation car system, in the folder 'amusement place', I can read : "FUNSPOT"  ::) ...sounds good no?  ;) ...and only 25 minutes to drive... so let's go!  8)

Here we are...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot1.jpg)

This is a very small attraction park... let's check the game of course  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot2.jpg)

On this level, nothing special... I mean only 'modern' games...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot3.jpg)

What's this?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot4.jpg)

A Taito cab', all alone in a dark corner...  :roll:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot5.jpg)

It's a good old ZOO KEEPER... very very tired  :-\  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot6.jpg)

Ok, let's check the games on the 2nd level. Decoration is great... Font & color looks nice :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot7.jpg)

...full size sport car on the wall  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot16.jpg)

More games, generic cabs'...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot9.jpg)

And here's the cool stuff  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot10.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot11.jpg)

OK, this is not real vintage cabinets, but re edition of oldies... it's better than nothing ...don't you think ?  ::) :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot12.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot14.jpg)

Hey... all the games are in 'free play' ... YEEEHHAAWW  :-* :-* :-* Let's score  :D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot13.jpg)

After few plays... I see this  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot15.jpg)

 :oops: shame on me... I didn't read it  :oops:

OK, let's drink something outside... Hey Daytona is not too far from here  ::) :P Daaayyyttttttooonnaa  ::) ::) ::)  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/funspot17.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: vib_ribbon on June 05, 2009, 10:23:04 PM
looking forward to more!!

i loved miami even though i was only there for 1 night + 2 mornings.

lets bring out some old photos...  :lol:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/159/352087280_3ff7243273_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 08, 2009, 08:11:22 PM
Very nice !

hope to read more soon !


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Superully on June 08, 2009, 08:58:25 PM
It starts immediately at the Luxembourg airport  ;D we meet the world famous DJ David Guetta  :D  :arrow:

who the f*** is DJ David Guetta? World famous? Obviously not the world I live in  ;)

nice pics and a great trip down memory lane for me. it's been more than 10 years since i visited the florida keys the last time. although it looks as if nothing has changed there. good old american lifestyle!


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: arcadefever on June 10, 2009, 07:43:59 PM
Great pictures !!!!!!

teaser here:

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/5403/p5210004x.jpg)

 ;D



Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on June 11, 2009, 06:52:15 PM
Great pictures !!!!!!

Thanks  :-* The Big stuff is coming soon by the way  ;)  (ps : new pictures added  8))


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on June 13, 2009, 02:13:48 PM
Story update (ArcadeFever's game room  ;))


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: funkycochise on June 13, 2009, 05:10:58 PM
But one of my best gaming moment was playing 'Speed Buggy' aka 'Buggy Boy'  :-* :-* :-* I used to play it long time ago on the three screens version, and because (I think ) this game is still not playable in Mame, it was great to play it again after so many years  :-* :-* :-*
In fact, it was correct, but if you try to play it with the actual mame version, you'll get a good surprise...
I don't know since whitch version it is correctly supported...


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: arcadefever on June 13, 2009, 05:12:34 PM
Nice pictures !!!!

Sorry about the cats  :-\


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on July 19, 2009, 02:32:51 PM
Added the story : "The Billy Mitchell day" *Arcade Life Style* to the max...  :pac:  :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

Few more pictures  8)

Add the ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/outatime.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=859.0)

...story + few Universal Studios pictures...


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Zeether on August 02, 2009, 12:45:46 AM
I spy Initial D version 3 at the movie theater arcade  ;D


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on August 02, 2009, 06:18:25 PM
I spy Initial D version 3 at the movie theater arcade  ;D

Well done Zeether  ;) :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/park0.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on August 07, 2009, 05:38:43 PM
Story updated right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=806.msg6821#msg6821). FUNSPOT ... the one in Orlando  ::) :P  ;D


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on August 11, 2009, 12:15:17 PM
No more empty 'slot' in the first page of this topic... so I continue here  ;)

Still Day 11 : The evening...

Go back to our hotel : Walt Disney World Swan Resort  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-0.jpg)

...but before going to bed, let's enjoy the Disney's BoardWalk, in front of the hotel and enjoy the daily fireworks at Epcot... very nice spot for watching it  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-2.jpg)

Disney's BoardWalk means also shops...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-1.jpg)

...and Arcade?  ::) :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-3.jpg)

Well, not really... I presume It should be a big Arcade long time ago, now, this place is a mix between a sport t-shirts shop...and an Arcade... with no 'classic'  :-\

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-4.jpg) 

This is my favorite one here... easy to guess  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-5.jpg)

I think it's the first time I see a Star Wars Starfighter cabinet :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-9.jpg)

This is the only 'Star Wars' game not made by Sega. This one is made by Tsunami Visual Technologies, Inc... and I can tell you it's a really bad game.
By the way, do you remember Tsunami Visual Technologies ? Yes they did the AIR RAID game to convert a Galaxian Theater  :-X...

Before going to sleep, Darth Nunette insists to visit the hotel... and guess what? ... yes ... a small game room here  :D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-10.jpg)

Nothing special here... but a least people here can read : Galaga or Ms PacMan... it's better than nothing don't you think?  ::) :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-11.jpg)

Who's Dale Jr? ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-12.jpg)

...he must be very famous in US... but not in Europe  :roll:

Now, I'm very tired, but my wife still want to visit the hotel 'in deep'  :? ... let's continue to walk in the maze...

Wow... what's this? ... a generic cocktail? ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-13.jpg)

...inside a laundry?  :o AWESOME  ;D  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-14.jpg)

When washing machine (who says 'Japanese white cabinet) & Arcade unites  ;D :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-15.jpg)

This is the best thing to do while you're waiting somewhere... playing a classic game ... good point for this hotel  ;D  :lol:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/board-16.jpg)
 :spaceace:


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: yuppicide on August 13, 2009, 05:44:40 AM
Great pictures.

I wish I could share pictures of my trip to Hawaii, but there's NO video games on the island! I've got a house out there (well technically my Mom has a house until she, god rest her soul, passes away one day), so I've been out there twice.

I only found two places.. one was in the mall and one said "arcade", but it turned out to be a bunch of slot machines you win tokens on. I guess because there's a lot of Japanese people there.

I see you went to Fun Spot in Florida. Did you ride the go-karts? They're awesome there. I went with a friend a few years back while we went down to tour a college. On the big track there's a hill you can't see over the other side as you ride up it. You think you're going to fly over it into the sun.

I love Zoo Keeper!


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: subzero1970 on August 15, 2009, 07:57:40 PM
Imagine not knowing who Dale JR is...For shame dude

Dale Earnhardt Jr is the son of the late great nascar driver Dale Earnhardt, and is an amazing Driver in his own right.

Those pinball tables can be custom ordered with the purchasers favourite driver on them, I'd go for Jeff Gordon if i was buying one.


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on August 16, 2009, 09:20:19 AM
OK, thank for the info sub'  ;)

...Those pinball tables can be custom ordered with the purchasers favourite driver on them...

...and maybe we can order tables with our own pictures? It would be Awesome to have our faces printed on a pinball  ::) :P  ;D

Ok, here's the pictures of the last Day in Florida...

Day 12 : Last day in Florida ...

Let's start this morning with Disney's Animal Kingdom Park.

Never been in Africia? ... yes you can  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/Disney_last_day_1.jpg)

Ready for a Safari?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/Disney_last_day_2.jpg)

Let's go Jungle  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/Disney_last_day_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/Disney_last_day_4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/Disney_last_day_5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/Disney_last_day_6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/Disney_last_day_7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/Disney_last_day_8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/Disney_last_day_9.jpg)

When Arcade & Animal & Disney unite  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/Disney_last_day_10.jpg)

Really nice park, now let's walk for the after noon in an other park... the big one ... welcome to the Disney Magic Kingdom ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/Disney_last_day_11.jpg)

Everything here is wonderful for kids of course... but I'm a big kid, here's stuff for me (argh, I can't remember the name of it?) :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/Disney_last_day_12.jpg)

End of Day 12, last day in Florida... We are a little bit tired... so many theme parks in few days... but tomorrow will be a great day, we'll take plane for TEXAS... and meet an other famous guy  :-*  ;)



Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: scr33n on August 16, 2009, 10:54:09 AM
but tomorrow will be a great day, we'll take plane for TEXAS... and meet an other famous guy  :-*  ;)

Mmmmmmmmmmm .............. I understand who is  :wink: ;D

Pics, pics, pics ............. I'm so curious  :P :spaceace:


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on August 19, 2009, 09:40:08 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmm .............. I understand who is  :wink: ;D

LOL, yes... I agree, it's very easy  ;)

OK, so here we are... Day 13 : in the morning, still in Miami, but in the airport and...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/welcome_houston_1.jpg)

...and what? A delay? Not again  ??? Ok, it's just one hour more... so, let's take the breakfast here  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/welcome_houston_2.jpg)

Well... I know I shouldn't say that but ... I Love USA... Burger King everywhere  ::) :P

The flight from Miami to Houston is short... I'm so exited  :P ... Guess who are waiting for us in Houston  ::)








 :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/welcome_houston_3.jpg)

Barry "Sonic 1992" himself and his wife, Stacey !!!!   :shock: :o :-*  It's just Awesome  :-*

What a nice welcome  :-* And everything is ready to welcome you, even in the car  ;) :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/welcome_houston_4.jpg)

"But Barry... you know I'm a huge "Dr Pepper" drinker ... I need more  ::)"

 :arrow: No problem my friend, let's go to "Sonic"   8) ;D 

Sonic? It's a game, it's your name... Are we going to your place now [I'm in mode CONFUSED=ON]  ;D ?

No no  ;D Let's go to Sonic Drive-In Menu  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/welcome_houston_5.jpg)

...and take the American size for beverage ;D  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/welcome_houston_6.jpg)

Jesus... I'm drinking a Dr Pepper 'full size' with Sonic, in a Sonic  ::) .... Pretty cool no? :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/welcome_houston_7.jpg)

Hey, it's already time to eat something. Barry brings us in one of his favorite place   :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/welcome_houston_8.jpg)

He knows this place since he is kid... OK Barry, please order for us  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/welcome_houston_9.jpg)

MMhhhh... I'm in love  :-* ... I have to re-order the same meal...so tasty  :-*  great place  :-* :-* :-*

...to continue...  ;)


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: arcadefever on August 20, 2009, 04:20:16 AM
Very nice !!!!

Texas, capital of the BBQ in the world  8)


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Muerto on August 20, 2009, 06:10:08 AM
wohooo! - canīt wait for the next part!!!! hurry hurry!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 20, 2009, 06:54:55 AM
I hope for you that Sonic's "watchcat" is not in the gameroom  ;)

Lovely cat by the way..
 
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h60/sonic_1992/DSCN0494.jpg)



Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: le toulousain on August 20, 2009, 10:02:46 AM
very nice trip and very nice holidays ! ! !  i love thids road trip and i want to do the same thing one time in my life ! ! !
very thanks for us...... :ghost:


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Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: subzero1970 on August 20, 2009, 08:40:56 PM
Question regarding this image:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/welcome_houston_2.jpg)

What are the stick things that come with syrup???

Oh and doesnt starfighter look like a converted beach head 2000?


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on August 22, 2009, 04:56:45 PM
I hope for you that Sonic's "watchcat" is not in the gameroom  ;)

Fortunately for me, no  ;)

What are the stick things that come with syrup???
Oh and doesnt starfighter look like a converted beach head 2000?

Can't remember exactly  :oops: I would say something like potatoes inside... I just remember 'something' good  :P ;D

Yes, Beach Head 2000 and this Star Wars Starfighter games are similar yes... same crap done by  Tsunami Visual Technologies, Inc  :?
Cabinets (cockpit?) are very similar but there are few differences.


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on August 22, 2009, 05:38:18 PM
OK, the story continues... after eating in the favorite Barry's place, let's go to ... a mall?

What's this?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/old_yesterdays_1.jpg)

Welcome to ... YESTERDAY'S ... the original one... it was ... right here  :-* 8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/old_yesterdays_2.jpg)

Now a part of it is a shop/library, but the other part is still ... a game room  ;) See ... and let's take some tokens  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/old_yesterdays_3.jpg)

Well, the classic games are no more  :'( :'( :'( But let's have some fun anyway... homage to the 'spirit' of this place  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/old_yesterdays_4.jpg)

OK Barry, you win on this one ::) :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/old_yesterdays_5.jpg)

We are on the middle of the afternoon. We are the Barry & Stacy's guests  :-* On the way to their wonderful house now  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/old_yesterdays_6.jpg)

Here we are. Barry shows me an old Mall's map...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/old_yesterdays_7.jpg)

...where you can see the location of the original "YESTERDAY'S"  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/old_yesterdays_8.jpg)

Of course, we are already inside one of the most famous private game room in the world, but ... it's not the time yet for the "in-deep" visit  ::) :P

But there are so many items here? Hey... adult stuff for 2600  :shock: ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/old_yesterdays_9.jpg)

...NOS laser disc player parts  :shock: :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/old_yesterdays_11.jpg)

Too much stuff here... We'll check that later... now let's take some rest before the big party this evening  ::) :P  8)

Hey... while everyone is preparing, I'm finally trying E.T. on Atari2600... Hey... it's not as bad after all?! Anyway, I love alien stuff  ::) :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/old_yesterdays_10.jpg)

Everyone ready now?

Bruno, be ready for an AWESOME place now  8)

Stay Tuned...


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Muerto on August 22, 2009, 06:17:14 PM
aaaaarh! - come on! show us the pictures!


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 22, 2009, 06:32:14 PM
Quote
Everyone ready now?

Bruno, be ready for an AWESOME place now  8)

Stay Tuned...

Sjeeeeez bruno, you really know how to put the tension up, and tease us  ;)

again we need to wait , and we are so curious!!! 

iīm waiting for the next part !!!   :twisted:


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on August 23, 2009, 12:20:44 PM
"Welcome to Houston down town my friends"  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/joystix_1.jpg)

This is it...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/joystix_2.jpg)

...ready for a travel in time?   ::) Let's set the destination, somewhere in the 80's, ok?  :-* :-* :-* :arrow:

HERE WE GO  8) 8) 8)  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/houston.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=920.0)
CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR THE TIME MACHINE !!!

"Houston, we've got a problem!" Well, I've just visited a game room called 'Joystix' with my friend Barry and now, we cannot remember if we are in 2009 or somewhere in the 80's... can you help us on this please?  Beware, explicit pictures for retrogamers & collectors!


 :spaceace:


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on September 01, 2009, 08:29:33 PM
...and back from 'JOYSTIX'  (awesome isn't it  ::) :P :-*) ... at the Stacy & Barry's house.

We are all very tired (what a day!), but Barry shows some some 80's treasures, for example :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_1.jpg)

This Donkey Kong is a very special T-shirt for Barry (see here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWYaz1HOkzw)). Thanks for showing me this one Barry.

Others original 80's ones  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_4.jpg)

Day 14 : Wake up ...Let's take the road this morning... everything is bigger in Texas... first, the car... see the Barry's vehicule  :o :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_5.jpg)

 Next, the breakfast... Original American Breakfast here (I don't remember the name?) ... not a small one as you can see  :o ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_6.jpg)

Already need some rest? I told you the breakfast was too big for us, poor European  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_7.jpg)

OK, let's go to the Sonic's workplace....

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_8.jpg)

Hey, it's JOYSTIX... wanna go back there once again?  ::) :P ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_9.jpg)

He works over there  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_11.jpg)

"Hey Barry... there is not enough road to accelerate to 88 mph?"

" ... Where we're going, we don't need roads... let's put the pick up on a special boat  :D"  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_10.jpg)

And here we are... the famous San Jacinto Texas (all the information about this place right here (http://www.sanjacintotexashistoricdistrict.org)).  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_12.jpg)

Because Barry is working here... He is the PERFECT guide... we've got the complete tour... full access area ... behind the scene ... AWESOME  :-* :-* :-*

Nice view from the top  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_13.jpg)

This is the Barry's office  8)  :arrow:


(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_14.jpg)

...and inside his fridge  ::) ::) ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_15.jpg)

A great place... and yes... Sonic's the MAN  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_16.jpg)

to continue...


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Muerto on September 01, 2009, 08:33:24 PM
great! - what does barry work with?, or maby he can anwser himself :)


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: petieken on September 01, 2009, 09:26:21 PM
This is the Barry's office  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/sonic_nuno_meet_14.jpg)

Do I spot Asteroids? ;D


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 01, 2009, 09:31:27 PM
Looks like a cool office !


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Sonic 1992 on September 01, 2009, 09:46:57 PM
great! - what does barry work with?, or maby he can anwser himself :)


Inside the museum is a theatre, I maintain the projection equipment, as well as the maintenace of the theatre, Also I have to keep the kiddos in line when they visit the museum... they need constant reminder that this is not a McDonald's Playground!  LOL  :P


Yes, That is Asteroids as my desktop! 


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Ronald Reagan on September 02, 2009, 05:50:13 PM
great topic, your Arcade stories with photo's rule bigtime!


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on September 02, 2009, 10:37:12 PM
 :-*

Now, let's visit the Battleship Texas  :-*
In addition to the sacred battleground, visitors can experience an adventure on the Battleship Texas - the world's last remaining dreadnaught vessel that fought in and survived both World War I and II. 1948, the Battleship Texas became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. That same year, on the anniversary of Texas Independence, the Texas was presented to the State of Texas and commissioned as the flagship of the Texas Navy.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_1.jpg)

Hey, the visit of the ship can be done until 5:00Pm... and ... it's 5PM  ???
Fortunately, Barry knows everyone here... and...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_2.jpg)

...Bingo!... the tour continues  ;) We are in  :pac:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_3.jpg)

Impressive!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_4.jpg)

Huge!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_5.jpg)

Captain Sonic and two sailors  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_6.jpg)

Direction an other location... we ask to Barry & Stacy two things : A nice Roller Coaster ... and ... a real TEXAS Angus beef  ::) :P :-*

Here we go for the first request  ::) ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_7.jpg)

Roller coaster in wood... yyeess!!! They are the best  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_8.jpg)

In order to have the full experience, we are waiting something like 25 minutes in order to be together in the first car  8) And here we go  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_9.jpg)

During the ride, I can hear Sonic screaming 'DRAGON'S LAIR!!!' True!  :D

Now, let's go for the second request  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_10.jpg)

The restaurant is full... but only few minutes to wait... the perfect moment for taking the official 'meeting picture'  :-* :-* :-* :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_11.jpg)
...from left to right : Darth Nuno, Darth Nunette, Barry 'Sonic 92' & Stacy :-*

No more cow boys here, but... I love this place  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_12.jpg)

MMhhhh... I'm loving it  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_13.jpg)

After the restaurant, let's have some fun again...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_20.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_14.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_15.jpg)

It's time for a special encounter... take this  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_16.jpg)

Hey Barry... we are not hungry? What's this?  :roll:

LOL... it's not for you  ;D It's food for stingray  8) Try it!  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_17.jpg)

Take the fish... and wait for a stingray...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_18.jpg)

AWESOME!!!!  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_19.jpg)

After walking, a last hop into the Arcade... hey... Ms Pac Man  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/texas_bis_21.jpg)

It's very late... time to go back to the Barry's house... Holy Jesus... What an awesome day! Perfect!!!  :-* :-* :-*













Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Ronald Reagan on September 02, 2009, 10:42:29 PM
awesome, you can make a book out of all those stories and photo's :ghost:


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Muerto on September 03, 2009, 08:45:55 AM
what a great trip!!
still, cant wait for Sonicīs gameroom!


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: DarthNuno on September 03, 2009, 09:21:00 PM
Day 15 : the LAST day in USA  :oops:

Few weeks ago, I asked Barry to order for me a very special item for my Cirqus Voltaire (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=776.0) pinball. See this strange neon  :pac: :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/cirqus_neon_1.jpg)

Of course, this neon is too fragile for a shipping from USA to Europe (or it would be very complicate & expensive), so I've asked Barry to keep it safe at home, and I'll take it back with me...  :-*

Taking back with me? Easy to say... This neon is so long, and so fragile... I'm sure It would not resist in my bags. So, the only option is to keep it with me in the plane... but how to pack this?  :?

Fortunately, Barry is the man, see this 'custom' (for customs) box  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/cirqus_neon_2.jpg)

It can be opened very easy... 'coz I'm sure I'll have to show what's inside that box before entering into the plane...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/cirqus_neon_3.jpg)

OK Barry, it should be fine like that, well done  :-* :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/cirqus_neon_4.jpg)

Ok, we cannot leave Texas before visiting the Ultimate game room!  :P... Get ready?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_1.jpg)

...and here we are baby  :-*  :arrow: YESTERDAYS  :P :-* :P :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_9.jpg)

Man, what a shock  :o I know this game room very well because I've seen a lot of pictures, but man, be here for real is a awesome experience  :o :-*

Hey, two of my favorites table top games : Entex's Super Cobra & Galaxian2  :-* ...with a ton of other games  :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_3.jpg)

Berzerk on Atari 2600  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_4.jpg)

I'm like a little kid ... see...  I've got a ton of quarters in my hands... It's heaven here  :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_5.jpg)

...hundreds for Barry  :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_21.jpg)

Let's score on Missile Command... impossible to beat Barry  :oops:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_6.jpg)

Heaven! I told you!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_7.jpg)

Barry and the Sonic cab'... or Sonic and Sonic?  ;D ...wait a sec, Barry IS Sonic!  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_8.jpg)

Ahhh, my dream comes true... at least a Virtual Boy... Let's try it for the very first time  :P :P :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_10.jpg)

Impossible to describe all the items here! It would requires thousands of pictures...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_11.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_12.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_13.jpg)

See the carpet... special for 'black light'  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_14.jpg)

Here's the Dragon's Lair area  :P :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_15.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_16.jpg)

Even 25 years ago, it was possible to cheat on arcade games ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_17.jpg)

E.T. fan?  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_18.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_19.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_20.jpg)

Of course, we cannot resist to try to ..."slay the Dragon"  :P  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_22.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_23.jpg)

Ok Barry, you win ... but I've got an excuse  :roll: ... I use to play the EURO version of the game, not the US one :roll: ;D

I guess I'm better on the NES version ... Nerd!  ::) ;D ;D ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_24.jpg)

 :'( :'( :'( time to go... a last picture... I still cannot believe I'm here, in Yesterdays!!!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_25.jpg)

On the way to the airport, Barry stops the car... and says : "Bruno, this is a place for all the fans of the movie BACK TO THE FUTURE : DMC"  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_26.jpg)

Arggg... too bad it's Sunday today... it's closed...  :'( ...

Behind these walls, I can imagine all the Delorean cars  :-* :-* :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_27.jpg)

OK, next time I'll go to Texas, I won't miss that!  ::) ;)

In the shuttle, on the way to the airport, I'm very sad as you can see... I don't want to go  :'( ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_28.jpg)

A last good bye to Barry & Stacy.  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*  Once again, many thanks for everything!  :-* :-* :-* :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_29.jpg)

... 15 incredible days... As you can see, we are VERY tired and a little bit ill (too much air conditioner I would say  :oops:) ... but so happy  :P  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_30.jpg)

Now I hope I won't have problem to pass the custom/security check with the neon in my hand  :roll:

...No problem at all... Let's eat the Barry's famous chips while we are waiting the plane... ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/yesterdays_31.jpg)

And... this is it... we are now safe in Belgium (and the Cirqus Voltaire neon too  ;D)... these 15 days were totally awesome!!!

It's was just incredible to meet Fred 'Arcadefever' and Barry 'Sonic 1992' for real... you were very kind with us... we never forget this 15 days trip with you  :-* :-* :-* :-*

Hope to meet you again very soon  :-* :-* :-*

End of line...  8)


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Muerto on September 03, 2009, 09:58:36 PM
woh! - just woh!
That gameroom is incredible, man, i wish some day i could se it with my own eyes!
thanks for the pictures and the story!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: scr33n on September 03, 2009, 10:01:15 PM
Woooowww Bruno, what a holiday!!!!  :-* :-*  I'm 101% envy

 :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 03, 2009, 10:04:51 PM
Unbelievable ! great pics!

I want to go to TEXAS!!!!   :twisted:


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Superully on September 03, 2009, 10:35:02 PM
thx for all those nice pictures and the incredible arcade lifestyle stories, bruno! you're the man  :spaceace:

and thx to fred and barry for showing bruno what a real gameroom looks like  ;) (said by someone who doesn't have one  :-[)


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: arcadefever on September 16, 2009, 05:13:39 PM
I also just came back from vacation  :P

Nice pictures Bruno.....Yesterday's what a game room  :shock:


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Sonic 1992 on September 16, 2009, 08:08:11 PM
thx for all those nice pictures and the incredible arcade lifestyle stories, bruno! you're the man  :spaceace:

and thx to fred and barry for showing bruno what a real gameroom looks like  ;) (said by someone who doesn't have one  :-[)

Don't worry, I'm sure it won't be long untill we see your game room begin!!  :D


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Superully on September 16, 2009, 09:15:41 PM
that's what i'm hoping, too  :)


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: gyruss on September 16, 2009, 10:45:22 PM
Awesome trip!


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: vib_ribbon on September 16, 2009, 11:03:40 PM
doesnt barry have a dog?? is bruno allergic to dogs also??  :'(


Title: Re: Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories]
Post by: Sonic 1992 on September 17, 2009, 06:27:37 AM
doesnt barry have a dog?? is bruno allergic to dogs also??  :'(

We had a cat, but it recently vanished...   ???    Dog?  No, we don't have one.