Podcast Episode 4

On Episode 4, Preston and Patrick discuss the big changes that have happened in the past month including the announcement of a NEW pinball manufacturer. Wheelin’ and dealin’ talk abounds, and they are joined by a very involved New England collector, John Jacobsen. John talks about his love of everything nintendo, describes a rare mini pinball, and discusses the importance of a community of collectors. There is plenty of pinball talk including the discussion of the next three Stern Pinball titles to be released: Rolling Stones, Tron, and…Muppets (?)!. The regular segment, “non-game gameroom items” is back and this time we talk about signage. We finish out the show with our Top 5 lists for games that will NEVER be in our game rooms!

Gameroom Junkies Podcast – Episode 4

Preston Burt

The co-host of the Gameroom Junkies Podcast, Preston is a writer and designer living outside Atlanta, GA. He has an affinity for VHS tapes, and an obsession with arcade games and pinball machines. He is a contributing writer for GeekDad, Paste and RETRO Magazines, and a founder of the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo.


  1. Excellent podcast! I’ve been watching John’s videos for a year or so. Glad you had him on. Entertaining guy. I can hear him doing voices for cartoons, somehow. Since you guys are so into pinball lately, it’d be cool to have Chris Bucci on the show. He does great videos of his pin collection. Made me really want a FishTales now.


    keep up the good work!

  2. Hi Preston and Patrick,
    First, thanks for the great shows. I have really enjoyed the first four episodes.
    Second, I was the recipient of the Joust machine that Patrick discussed. It is nothing short of awesome and my little girls are becoming avid Jousters as well…my 8 yr old is even killing the “Unbeatable Pteradactyl”.
    Third, Preston, what’s up with you calling me out on the Night Moves cocktail pin???:) I submit that your experiences are clouded by the your very uncool cocktail pin (Roy Clark the Entertainer) and do not reasonably translate to all cocktails.
    For the last several weeks, I have had the NM pin covered with parts/tools while getting Jurassic Park up and running properly (which it is now). We have played a lot of JP recently and since your remarks, I have been wondering about how NM would translate after some full-scale pin action. Last night I cleaned up the work area, uncovered NM and coined up a few games (much to the delight of my girls).
    My conclusion is that its still a very fun game. Not the same as the JP or other fun full size pins, but still certainly not without merit.
    I submit that your conclusion regarding cocktail pins is akin to someone who rejects all citrus fruit because the first one they tried was a lemon… I mean really, you’re judging an entire class of pins based on Roy Clark??? That just gives me a big hee haw.
    Anyway, you guys rock and keep up the great work!

    • Thanks for the message Tim. I’m glad you found the best use for Night Moves – as a table to cover with junk. I kid, I kid. đŸ™‚ Thanks for listening, and I’m sure its not just out of familial obligation, lol.

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