The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 197

In this episode:

  • the thrilling conclusion to Episode 196,
  • a Yestercades theme song?,
  • our review of the Silverball Pinball Museum in Asbury Park, NJ,
  • playing old and rare pinball games,
  • comparison to Austin, Texas, pinball arcade by The Overnightscape‘s Frank Nora,
  • interview with Jim of Silverball (origin of the arcade, where the games come from, what regular customers think?, etc.),
  • our visit to Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash comic book store in Red Bank, NJ,
  • our interview with Michael Zapcic @michaelzapcic– star of Comic Book Men,
  • cooky customers and the background history of the store,
  • how are comic books valued?,
  • future of the comic book business,
  • the upcoming second season of Comic Book Men on AMC,
  • listen to Mike and Ming every Thursday on the “I Sell Comics!” podcast, part of the Smodcast Network,
  • our visit to the Yestercades @yestercades classic arcade in Red Bank, NJ,
  • a quick rundown of the games including Baby Pac-Man!,
  • our interview with Ken, owner and founder of Yestercades (75+ arcade games, 16 pinball games, and almost every home video game console),
  • hourly freeplay pricing vs. quarters,
  • background history of the arcade,
  • children love to play old arcade games,
  • where do Ken’s games come from?,
  • extensive maintenance of arcade and pinball games,
  • the social aspect of playing old console games,
  • the popularity of board games at Yestercades,
  • Ken’s favorite arcade games and home game console,
  • Ken’s thoughts about the Sega Genesis and Sega CD,
  • and Ken’s video game trivia every Thursday on “I Sell Comics!”

Pictures and Videos taken from Yestercades Arcade in Red Bank, NJ:
Flickr – Yestercades, Red Bank, NJ 5/25/2012
Ken, Rob, and Greg at YesterCades

Pictures and Videos taken from Silverball Museum in Asbury Park, NJ:
Flickr – Silverball Museum, Asbury Park, NJ 5/25/2012
Elvis at Silverball Museum

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