2 hanging "sports" TVs gone, they got a TouchTunes jukebox in place of the change machine, so I guess you go up to the food counter to get quarters now. The jukebox cost $1 a song; I looked thru the entire selection & didnt see any I liked, INCLUDING 80s songs. My wife chose a Daughtry track & declared the jukebox a bad idea. Also, the song plays back too quiet. I dont see that thing making any $$$ for them, better to put in another game.
Star Wars Ep 1 pin moved to the back room by Galaga, Arkanoid takes its place out front. All other machines remain. Didnt see the owner again to talk to him. They recently announced the position of a new manager but IDK whom he was or if he was there.
Games had steady play by adults & kids alike. 2 guys were playing Indiana Jones pinball, one seemed to be teaching the game to the other, explaining the subtleties/nuances/bonuses etc. to the other, basically walking him thru gameplay. My son watched, enthralled. Found out how he probably scored so high in that contest, seems there's a selectable "Cairo Swordsman" bonus that scores quite high if you hit it quick enough. Pretty sure my boy picked it coimcidentally. Anyway the guys were very polite toward us hanging out by them & very helpful too.
Got top scores in Mario Bros & Dig Dug (once again set on free play), & ranked 8th in Centipede, which needs monitor adjustment.
Oh, there doesnt seem to be a Game of the Month contest anymore, the big board was (still?) blank & no game had any indication as being the GOTM.
Darkon is another LARPing movie, available on Netflix. & I think X-Play on G4 did a segment on LARPing yrs back. I think Adam Sessler introduced the clip, & it was like "lightningbolt lightningbolt lightningbolt" above but IIRC one guy kept yelling "+1 +1 +1 +1..." as he hit another guy with his foam sword.
Also, the breastplate story Crazy Climber wrote about reminds me of a co-worker nerd who had a Battlestar Galactica pilot flight jacket. He was chubby (& still getting fatter to this day) & the jacket was 2 sizes too small, the fastening latches/straps were straining to bust apart, & he wore it around in the Minnesota autumn & early winters.
Throwback Reviews announced they're taking on Rob "Flack" O'Hara as a regular co-host! No word on whether they're dumping the "wet guy". They're also going to bi-weekly (that is, 2 shows a month) starting with their next episode "Toys we grew up with".