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Building a Universal Arcade PCB Holder

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I own a few arcade cabinets and with the exception of my "dedicated" Sega Naomi and SNK Candy Cabinet, I never mount boards inside my machines. You are suppose to screw the arcade PCB into the side of the arcade cabinet, if it's an North American cabinet, or onto a wood board and slide into a very compact Japanese cabinet.  As a collector, I rotate through my arcade games frequently, and having to mount the PCBs everytime I want to play a game got tiring very fast. So here's a simple fix. By attaching a universal PCB holder to a piece of wood I can keep my PCBs secured from shorting out on the metal interior of some of my cabinets while also making them easy to move around if I'm playing the PCB on my Supergun rig.  I wanted mine to look nice so I just purchased a bamboo cutting board from Amazon . I know this isn't groundbreaking but I'm always shocked to see fellow enthusiast running arcade PCBs all haphazardly.  Just screw the PCB Holder onto the cutt

Outdated References 45: Victory And Death

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Sorry about the tardiness of this episode everyone!  This week we talked a lot about the final episode of The Clone Wars. Boy that was a doozie.  I don't want to go spoil it. Damn that was a good episode... --Nathan Apple Podcast iHeartRadio Libsyn Stitcher Twitch Rocket Reptiles Comic

Fix Your NES Controller & While You're At It, Customize it!

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I love customizing my gaming hardware especially gaming controllers. They are one of the easiest to get parts for and the NES Controllers are also one of the easiest things to customize. You really don't need to be a "professional modders" to make you NES controllers look great. Granted, you can always buy a premade controller but if you do a quick search on Etsy or Ebay, you see a lot of people are selling premade customized controllers for some outrageous prices. I like the feeling that with a little effort and some fairly cheap parts, I can be playing my NES with a controller that not only plays well, but looks awesome. The one thing I can confirm right off the bat to all you import Famicom gamers, is that the controller membranes are 100% compatible with the NES kits. The inside of the controllers are the same, with the only exception being the 2nd Controller on the original Famicom due to the microphone. What you will need: (x1) NES Controllers  (x1)  NES C

Outdated References 44: Shattered

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It's here! The moment you've been waiting for! Order 66!!! How did our heroes survive this treacherous move? Did Maul split that dude in half? Why is Adam do damn dark and twisted in his mind's eye? Also, did we play any video games? The only way to find out about these AMAZING questions is to click on this show link and check us out! (woot) --Nathan Apple Podcast iHeartRadio Libsyn Stitcher Twitch Rocket Reptiles Comic

Outdated References 43: Phantom Apprentice

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This week, we have a shorter episode and we just jumped right into the main topic: Star Wars The Clone Wars: Season 7 Episode 10 The Phantom Apprentice. Oh boy, that was an episode!!! We have theories, we have hopes, and we are just excited that the series seems to be going out with a bang! Also, what would be the best weapon in a zombie apocalypse? I like our tangential discussion, okay? -Nathan Apple Podcast iHeartRadio Libsyn Stitcher Twitch Rocket Reptiles Comic

Outdated References 42: Old Friends Not Forgotten

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This week, Russ, Jules, Adam, and I did a long video game talk about everything from Mario Kart 8 to OverWatch. Socializing through gaming is the best way to deal with the dread of quarantine and helps keep you sane. When we get to the meat of the episode we all started to fanboy over Star Wars Clone Wars Episode 9, “Old Friends Not Forgotten.” (SQUEEEEE!!!) Eventually the discussion went into geeky direction about what is a Jedi. Was the Council right or wrong? Who was the personification of paragon? Who was corrupted by politics? Also, where does Darth Maul fit into Clone Wars, Rebel and Solo? Ah, my head is hurting. --Nathan Apple Podcast iHeartRadio Libsyn Stitcher Twitch Rocket Reptiles Comic

Outdated References 41: Together Again

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This week, Russ, Adam, and I are finally happy to see some forward momentum of the Star Wars Clone Wars plot-line and a general discussion about softcover vs hardcover and should you make bread?  I have no clue but we are all still under quarantine and we are all going a bit stir crazy.  Good thing you have this episode to keep diverted for a few hours. --Nathan Apple Podcast iHeartRadio Libsyn Stitcher Twitch Rocket Reptiles Comic