Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Outdated References 159: Loki Finale & a Little Too Much Call of Duty


This week, Jeremy, Russ, Adam, and Nathan gathered around the Skype Camp Fire to talk the glorious tales of Loki, but before we get to the main topic about the God of Mischief, we talked about the new Scott Pilgrim Anime on Netflix, because I'm just super excited to see that show, then we move onto something I never thought we would discuss, our excitement for new Godzilla!? 

Yeah, there's a ton of Godzilla to consume, from Apple TV's "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters" to the upcoming "Godzilla Minus One."  Nathan also gives a strong recommendation to one of his favorite Manga series turn into Netflix Anime show, "Pluto." Seriously, go watch it now! 

We lost track of time discussing all of our stupid adventures and mishaps on "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II: Warzone: DMZ" mode, or whatever it's actually called, which totally leads into our discussion of predatory practices from gaming companies with their Download Content. So yeah, it's a show about all of our interest this week and I hope you all enjoy it during your Thanksgiving Weekend, assuming you are in the States, obviously.  


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Outdated References 158: Lower Deckin' & Loki

Join Adam, Russ, Nathan, & Jeremy was we discuss Star Trek Lower Decks and Loki, but before we get to the main topic, we catch up with Jeremy's odd choice of drinks during a J-Pop concert,  Adam's run in with thieving bastards, and Nathan's continuing BS with arcade machines. 




Thursday, November 9, 2023

How to Customize Your Mayflash F500 V2 Fightstick


So Street Fighter 6 got my interests piqued for modern console fighters once again and now my niece has taken a strong interest in the genere and began to dabble with the game. Struggling to wrap their head around the Classic control scheme, they have become fairly proficient using the Modern control scheme, which saddens my cold black jaded heart. So I decided to take it upon myself to build them their very own fightstick with artwork from their favorite comic series to hopefully get them accustomed to classic arcade control scheme. 

My logic is that with a 6-8 button setup the and a good joystick, the traditional Classic control scheme will make a bit more sense to them. I know it's going be a struggle to have to learn input timing, but I'm hoping to get them a fightstick that they would want to play all of their games on. Since they have access to a PS4, Xbox One and a Nintendo Switch, I opted to get the Mayflash F500 V2 base model, the Mayflash F500 Elite was more expensive and it did not make sense to gut a stick that already had authentic arcade parts.  I will show you how to replace all of the buttons, replace the joystick with a Sanwa joystick and add custom artwork. 

Friday, November 3, 2023

Outdated References 157: Rock, Ezra, & Loki


Russ, Jeremy, and I catch up after taking a much needed break.  We talked about our old man music and try out best to recap all of the shows that have come and went.   We finish our discussion about the Season finale of Ahsoka and our likes about Loki Season 2. Sadly, We had to table our Lower Decks discussion to next episode. 



Friday, October 6, 2023

How to Install a Sanwa JLF into a Nintendo Cocktail Cabinet

I'll just outright say it: I hate Nintendo Arcade Joysticks.

I do not like their range of motion, the ball top are always too small and I just never liked the feel of using one. I always feel like I'm struggling against the sticks and even after refurbing them, they still felt stiff and clumsy as ever.  I found a great deal locally where I picked up this Popeye Nintendo Cocktail machine and brought it home. It's in pretty good shape; the price was right eventhough the monitor could use a new cap kit and the control panel is just at a weird uncomfortable angle but that's just the quirks of a very old Nintendo cocktail cabinet.

I generally veer away from Nintendo cabinets because I prefer jamma cabinets and the ablity to swap out boards, but I actually really like this game. While I would never go out of my way to defend Popeye as one of Nintendo’s better arcade games, because Donkey Kong exists,  it just has a special place in my heart that brings back great memories of when I was a kid playing the Popeye port on my Dad’s Atari 2600. 

I do have a huge appreciation to Nintendo's build quality of their cocktail cabinets. The first thing that stands out to me about this machine is how it is mostly made of metal, instead of wood like my Pac-Man cocktail. I've been on a collecting tangent where I'm picking up older cabs to fix up and learn from but hey, at least I get to play Popeye with a Nintendo joystick that always feels like a struggle, right?


It was brought to my attention from BirdlandArcade on Instagram that you can easily remove the Nintendo joystick and swap it out with a standard Sanwa JLF. Needless to say, that really piqued my interest and I wanted to do this mod to my cabinet. 

Here's how...

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Outdated References 156: Thrawn plus Lower Decks


Russ, Adam and Nathan gather this week to recap about Ahsoka and the live action reveal of Grand Admiral Thrawn. Also, What's the deal with Enoch?!  We are also catching up with Star Trek Lower Decks, I do declare. 



Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Outdated References 155: Baylon Skoll

My one and only frustration with Star Wars Ashoka is the lack of any information about Baylan Skoll. I want to know more but the show has other ideas. Whatever, it's still a fun show to talk about it with Russ, Adam and Nathan. 

Officially, we are caught up!  No more old episodes in the queue.  We records every two weeks on Sundays so keep your eyes pealed for more episodes every other Tuesday!