Monday, January 28, 2019

Part List for Making your own Fightstick from Scratch


Making joysticks or fight sticks can be a daunting task if you have never done it before. I was building a pair of game specific joysticks for "Buriki One" and decided to just make a video documenting the process. Granted, I stained the box and pre-drilled where I want the buttons and joystick to be to conserve time but all in all this should be a nice first step for someone wanting to build a controller for themselves.

Please note: The controller in this video is for my supergun, which is an external box that plays arcade boards and the controller ports are set to arcade specs, so I do not need a controller pcb. Hardwiring the Neo-Geo extension cable to the fightstick components will work fine for this specific setup. If you are looking to build a fightstick for the Xbox 360/One and PS3/4, I strongly recommend just buying a Brooks Universal Fighting Board. Also, SlagCoin where you want to go for your joystick template.

I have linked all of the parts used in this video below. Mixed and match however you want. I personally used the IL joysticks because I wanted to save a few bucks and I didn't want to invest too much on a joystick that I will be using for only one game. I plan on building a Neo-Geo controller using all Japanese components in the near future so stay tune for that.

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--Nathan

Saturday, January 26, 2019

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This week is a three man show with Russ, Adam and myself, Nathan. We started catching up on new TV that drop this month and I was super excited to talk about Star Trek Discovery, but sadly I was the only one who saw it. We move on to more recommendations from Russ and me and eventually we do some last minute gaming discussion. Also Adam and Russ is pushing hard the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse so I'll need to get on that...
Anyway, enjoy this week's show and  take care!!!
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Monday, January 14, 2019

Twitching



So one of the things I decided to do this new year is to stream more and maybe one of these days, get enough followers to make a few bucks to support my gaming habit. I'm still working out hiccups on my setup, because I love to make things overly complicated for me, but I think I'm getting close to a sense of stability that I am happy with. 

One of the biggest hurdles for me is to keep myself engaged with the chat. You would think doing a podcast would help me talk but I have a hard time talking by myself. I'm one of those guys who can go all day and not say a word when I'm home alone. If it weren't for my dogs, I could probably go on days and not say a word. 

Basically, I want to focus on the lesser known titles and more obscure games and consoles, while also playing games that I love. I attempted a 3DO stream, a few weeks ago, and it was a disaster because, God those games are not fun to play, but I don't want my channel to be just stupid shit no one cares about, so I'll probably play some of my childhood favorites and also document a few projects I'm working on like building a custom "Buriki One" joysticks and a new Neo-Geo joystick.

Anyways, I'm looking for some feedback and maybe a couple of follows or fifty. 
So check out my Channel over on Twitch. it's time to break out of my comfort zone with video games. 

Enjoy my rusty playthrough of the original arcade board of  "Rival Schools: United by Fate."

 --Nathan

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

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Merry Christmas from Outdated References!!!
I know it's been a long while but I finally moved into our new place and I got all of the gear setup to record podcast and as a bonus, I also attached one of our old Christmas Gaming Music shows at the end of the this week's show.
Merry Christmas and Happy Gaming!!!
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Just a Little Something About My Mom



Sometimes my Korean Mother just surprises me with random pop culture knowledge that makes my tiny mind explode. One of the first time she shocked me was when Karma Chameleon came on the radio and she started singing along. If you know my Mom, she never shown any signs of caring about American music, it's all about hymnals and old timey Korean ballads that just makes me want to slam my head into a wall, so when she said she loved Culture Club, I just had to laugh and hug her because that's awesome.

Last Week, during our early Thanksgiving Supper, Mom randomly asked me about Mazinger Z. I just paused and asked her, "How do you know about Mazinger Z, 엄마 (Eomma: Mom)"  Her reply was,"What are you talking about? You use to love that show when you were a kid when we were in Korea and I bought you the big robot toy of Mazinger Zed. I use to find the flying fist randomly when I cleaned the apartment. Nathan, that was one of your favorite shows."  And then she gave me a quick synopsis of the show.

I have zero recollection of ever watching the show, but I do remember that awesome toy. It was made of that really cheap soft plastic and both fist fired and only the arms and head moved. God, whatever happen to that thing? I think this is why I get super excited and nostalgic when I hear the old show theme song. Just hearing my Mom going on about Mazinger Z just made me smile.  I have a cool Mom who remembers some weird obscure shit from my childhood.

I'm not really sure why I'm writing about this, but sometimes you just have to stop and realize I have cool parents and everytime I hang with my Mom, she surprises me more and more. I love you Mom, you're fucking awesome. (And if she ever finds out I used the f-word to describe her awesomeness, she'll probably beat the living shit out of me with a shoe.) Still, it's worth the risk. 

While it's not nearly as good as the original Japanese opening, here's the show intro in Korean.



--Nathan

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Sorry for the Long Delays

Sorry about the long delays in shows but my Fiancée and I decided it was finally time to buy a house and I forgot how much of your soul  is drained away when your main focus is finding the perfect new home.

Good News: We bought our home! Huzzah!

Bad News: I'm stuck repairing, cleaning, and painting the new house while also packing the old home for the next few weeks getting ready for the big move. So that means all of my equipment eg: game room, arcade room, living room, basically everything I like to tinker will be getting disassembled and packed away. I own a  lot of crap and I'm slow as hell packing all that crap.

On the positive side, Adam said he would step up and get some of the previously recorded shows edited for me so I can post those as soon as they are completed. So I guess I better get him those files asap.

As always, thank you for checking out my humble little piece of the internet and to the handful of you who listen to our show, Y'all are pretty rad as well.

--Nathan

Monday, March 5, 2018

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This week it's a two man show where Russ and I go on and on about so many topics I'm not going to write it all down! 

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We will be back on schedule as soon as I get over this damn flu!

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Monday, January 15, 2018

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Sorry for the long delays. Holidays are always hard for me because I am pulled in a multiple directions with family and friends obligation.
Always...
So here is our Thor Ragnarok Spoiler-cast, but before Russ and I get into our opinions about Marvel's recent Thor film, Adam, Jeremy, Russ and I do are usual on the fly chat about games we've been playing, shows we've been watching and projects I've been messing with like trying to get my Sega Saturn to go back online.
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

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This week, Russ and I chat about some Neo-geo love, getting my MVS boards back to tip top shape, Nathan's new old headphones, loving the Apple IIe, Russ builds up a reason for me to watch Thor Ragnarok  & I'm trying to convince Russ that Star Trek Discovery is worth watching and Strangers Things 2 spoiler talk!

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

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This week is a two man show with Russell and me chatting about old Vegas, more sci-fi chatter, and my adventure with Gose at a local beer festival. I'm still loving Persona 5 and playing my import PS4 birthday gift! Also, I explain why I no longer collect toys. 

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

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This week Russ and I chat about the wondrous word of sci-fi and we get an update on my coworker's first watch through of the original Star Wars trilogy, which leads to us to critique Orville, Star Wars and Star Trek. Because that's what nerds do best. We also get an update on my adventures or eprom swapping with translated patches. I also really geek out about my Transformers iOS game. I hope you enjoy this week's show!

Cheers,

Nathan

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