Podcast Episode 31 – Battling the Past with MechCorps


In this episode of the podcast we take some time to learn about Mech Corps battle pods, talk up the new Star Trek pinall, reveal more special guests coming to the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo, and discuss the virtues of audio upgrades to your games. Enjoy the usual banter as we talk about our own personal gamerooms, some trips to local gaming venues, and even a lesson learned the hard way. Put your quarter on the machine, you’re next in line for the Gameroom Junkies Podcast!

Links and stuff:

Get In the Pods
Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo
Broken Token Podcast
Retro MAME Arcade Podcast
Pinball Expo
Georgia Pinball Classic
Southern Pinball Festival
Joystick Gamebar
Stern Star Trek

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. I said it on twitter but I’ll say it on here, the street fighter quarter story was gold. Also the battletech segment brought me back to high school. I’ve lived in the chicago area my whole life, so I got to play them when they were new at north pier. They were amazing back then, and now I’m jonesing to play them again. They also had those horrible blocky VR games with the metal cable tether that wouldn’t even let you turn all the way around “dactyl nightmare”.

    • Oh yeah. Virtuality. Bad game, but since it was in VR, it made up for it. Imean as bad as it was, the immersion of it was pretty cool.

      That quarter story cracked me up too. I guess I thought that form of etiquette had vanished by the mid 80s.

      Surprised Preston was even aware of that. I always wondered how that code of conduct got started and amazed how everyone followed it for so long.

  2. Really interesting interview about the Mech Corps pods. I played one of those back in Chicago at Battletech in the early 90s.

    It was a real experience, but I remember it being pretty pricey. So, I only played it the one time and was killed pretty quickly. Little bit of a downer.

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