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#1 redsteakraw OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2019 8:45 AM

For those who don't know there is a Cabinet of Berzerk that was in Friar Tuck's Game Room in Calumet City outside of Chicago that has 2 Deaths associated with it.  The first death was from heart problems while playing the game and getting a high score.  The other was from a deadly knife attack after a fight over tokens left on the game being used by someone else.  Friar Tuck's closed and I am assuming they sold off all the games to private collectors and or other arcades.  Which brings me to the question did purchase the Berzerk and do they know it's deadly history?  Anyone hear about any collectors bagging or talking about the cursed Berzerk?  Would anybody want to play on that Berzerk? 



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Posted Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:56 PM

The other death was an urban legend.



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Posted Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:55 AM

The other death was an urban legend.

It happened here is the report from the Chicago Tribune if that is evidence enough.

 

 

As for the first one Even the owner admits someone died while playing Berzerk. 

 

The only myth is that two people died while playing the game it was just one and the second kill was initiated at that cabinet then finished in the alleyway.  It happened and that cab is a very historic and infamous Arcade cabinet, are you the least bit interested in where it is located?



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Posted Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:04 AM

https://www.thefreed...com/coincidence



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Posted Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:06 AM

Well, okay, if you want to get technical...

 

But I wasn't referring to the stabbing. There is an urban legend that won't go away that two people died from natural causes while playing Berzerk. There was only one. I remember doing some research (and using the benefits of my Tribune subscription, searched for back issues) on the second person who died while playing Berzerk and found nothing. Searched for the guy's name: nobody with that name died anywhere around the time it allegedly happened. The first Friar Tuck's heart attack was true; the next one was a false rumor.



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Posted Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:30 AM

Well, okay, if you want to get technical...

 

But I wasn't referring to the stabbing. There is an urban legend that won't go away that two people died from natural causes while playing Berzerk. There was only one. I remember doing some research (and using the benefits of my Tribune subscription, searched for back issues) on the second person who died while playing Berzerk and found nothing. Searched for the guy's name: nobody with that name died anywhere around the time it allegedly happened. The first Friar Tuck's heart attack was true; the next one was a false rumor.

 

 

Two people died just not directly playing the game.  The owner admits to a person dying while playing the game.  So at least one person died playing the game, apparently due to heart issues then you have the stabbing incident now you have two deaths associated with the cabinet.  But yes the second heart related death is a myth.  The myth goes it was the first person's friend trying to beat his high score.  A fun myth but a myth none the less.  But the facts do remain there are two deaths tied to the game one heart condition the second was a stabbing over stolen quarters from the game. 



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Posted Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:31 PM

I only own an accursed Frenzy cabinet (Well actually I have 2 Frenzys!!)...I always figured Frenzy was more Heart Attack Inducing than Berzerk anyway!   and.. If I die while playing it,..I go out Happy!  ;)

 

 

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Posted Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:18 PM

I only own an accursed Frenzy cabinet (Well actually I have 2 Frenzys!!)...I always figured Frenzy was more Heart Attack Inducing than Berzerk anyway!   and.. If I die while playing it,..I go out Happy!  icon_wink.gif

 

 

Looks good, how hard is it to maintain? 



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Posted Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:46 PM

It is so well built!  It worked without issue for many years...Lately, however it sometimes shuts down...Midgame...My guess is there's some cold solder joints;  haven't figured it out though...







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