Yesterday Brad and I went to California Extreme. CA Extreme is an arcade game show. There were several dozen pinball tables there and countless video consoles. I don’t know how many games I played, but it was many. We also attended a couple of talks, and I met famous designer Steve Ritchie, who is even more deaf than I am.
I saw a Monster Bash there for sale for $6400. That’s overpriced, but still…
Then, back at Brad’s house, we played ball with his son Dax for a while, had supper, and — yes! — played more pinball after dinner. Brad has four excellent games: Black Knight 2000 (by Steve Ritchie), Star Trek, the Next Generation (by Steve Ritchie), Scared Stiff, and Star Trek 25th Anniversary. I played until my wrists were throbbing, probably a couple of hours. (I didn’t actually get to the throbbing stage at the show.)
Then we watched the DVD, Tilt, about the decline and fall of the pinball industry.
Did I mention that I’m sleeping in the game room, surrounded by pinball and video games?
It was a fun day. I just wish there were more pinball in it.