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All the rest / Re: PunkRockCaveman passed away
« on: March 11, 2024, 10:44:32 PM »
Oh dear....I didn't realize the funeral hadn't been already. In The Netherlands the funeral has to take place within 6 working days after the death by law so I thought it had been already.

It's still ringing in my mind and somehow can't accept the fact that he's not with us anymore....

All the rest / Re: PunkRockCaveman passed away
« on: March 07, 2024, 02:43:51 PM »
That's a great picture !

Here's another great one.... let's honor our friend..... I still haven't processed the idea that he's not here anymore much laughs and fun shared....

All the rest / Re: PunkRockCaveman passed away
« on: February 25, 2024, 08:21:19 PM »
Some months ago I learned through Thorsten that Joerg was terminally ill, and yesterday he informed me of his passing....:-[

I'm just speechless.

Last time we met was at Thorsten and Dirk's party in November 2019. I'm glad he still got to meet Petra.

Joerg was one of the nicest and smartest guys in the scene, and outside that one of the nicest, funniest and smart guys I ever met in my life. Sometimes you meet people and you just have "that click". I am honored to have known him.

Thinking of Grit......

This picture will always be in my heart and mind. Of course we all knew Joerg with his legendary black hat. To "fuel the German/Netherlands" football rivalry a bit we thought it was funny to present him a replacement for his black hat....such a funny moment...

You're released from this terrible illness now Joerg. We'll miss you and I'll never forget our great beers together outside any arcade party and talking about the really important things aside of the games....

All the rest / Re: Happy Birthday André!
« on: November 19, 2023, 03:27:28 PM »
2 years later: thanks my friend !!! Keep rocking ❤️

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: [Roadtrip] Finish the gamecorner
« on: June 10, 2022, 12:01:37 AM »
Haha, ferry Spijkenisse/Nieuw-Beijerland. If they would put two ferries behind each other , you could just drive across ;D

Makes me think of a Drs.P song..... never mind :)

Nice row of Zaccs !  :spaceace:

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
« on: November 05, 2020, 09:02:27 AM »
Wait , what ???

LOl, I was acting as if I didn’t know already that you brought it home and was working on it after all these years 😁

Goed for you my friend and remember any woman not loving that cab isn’t good enough.... (man, I’m SOOOO lucky)

Anyway, Etienne and I already talked about it, we are planning a day of Hantarex trouble shooting.....but.....I still have a Hantarex here which should be in working condition so if things are really messed up (Hantarex raster monitors aren’t the nicest to work on) we can always go that route.

I’m not even going to comment about the LCD...... 😁😁😁

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
« on: November 03, 2020, 11:48:51 PM »
Wait , what ???

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Eurocade Crew Reunion BBQ
« on: September 15, 2020, 12:36:59 PM »
Some more pics...

Arcade Lifestyle / Eurocade Crew Reunion BBQ
« on: September 15, 2020, 12:35:36 PM »
To commemorate the 9th "birthday" of Eurocade, and just because we all hadn't seen each other for various longer periods of time, I organized a nice BBQ with the original Eurocade crew on 5th of september.

The only guy who couldn't make it there was Chris....who we missed dearly !!
All the other crazy guys were there, CKONG (Erik), Gyruss (Pieter), Patrick, McGyver (Etienne) , RobinHolland(Robin). Also there was Etienne's son Xander who enjoyed the best 8 bit computer of all times a lot :D...... and last but certainly not least my lovely girlfriend Petra...

Was very much fun, it's so weird, put all these guys together and it's retro-game talk all over the place ;D ;D

There were some old Eurocade relics like the HUGE banner, a RGE DK competition banner and the all-mighty PONG piggybank !

Sadly, the weather wasn't very Eurocade-ish (which generally had very nice to very hot weather) but it didn't spoil the fun (although we had to dash inside with all the food at one point because of rain  ;D ;D)

There was also a little brain-storming about the year 2021. In September 2021 it will be 10 years ago that the first Eurocade happened.
We're thinking about doing some sort of reunion. Not a Eurocade like it used to be, but a fun, international, gathering which will be arcade-game related but also loads of fun "at the bar". SO keep a spot open in the first weekends of september 2021 in your agenda's. And of all depends on this virus related crisis we seem to be having....but I guess it should be over by then....

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Tim Skelly died last march (2020).....
« on: June 29, 2020, 09:45:39 PM »
Very true but he didn't really was that old.....IMHO....

I loved Reactor on the 2600..... I don't remember ever playing the arcade machine.

Arcade Lifestyle / Tim Skelly died last march (2020).....
« on: June 23, 2020, 04:39:28 PM »
Sorry....pretty late to discover this but last march (2020) Tim Skelly died.

Tim designed the bulk of Cinematronics/Vectorbeam games and Reactor, Insector and Screwloose at Gottlieb.

I still love video game history so sad to learn of his death, he was definitely one of the pioneers ! He was also the first one to get his name on-screen on any arcade videogame (Reactor).

Quite interesting story he wrote here:

Artwork / Re: An amateur's start on artwork - Armor Attack CPO
« on: June 23, 2020, 02:24:49 PM »
Just looked up "Armor Attack" because I just played it on my Vectrex.

Love the game. Sadly the Vectrex has a flaw in that it is very easy too make one (or even two) tanks move up and down all the time without being a threat to you....and simply shoot off the helicopters all the time...which makes it very boring if you do this :)

There are some developments in the Vectrex world where MAME could actually be run from a multi-cartridge which opens up the Vectrex to playing all arcade vector games ! :)

Hoping everyone is well and safe. Stay indoors, fix (or maybe even play !) your arcade games....

Still epic !

Pretty sure yes.

I saw that Billy Mitchell is coming, I guess his tariffs have been lowered A LOT ever since it was proven that he cheated with his Donkey Kong “world record” by using MAME. Following that ALL his records have been deleted so....why is he coming anyway ?

Al Lowe is pretty cool though...loved the Leasure Suit Larry series.

I would have gone if they’d got some Atari guy like Joe Decuir or Nolan Bushnell.
I don’t have anything with the Amiga even though it was designed by some of the guys who also did the 2600 and Atari 800....

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