A long time ago…

By pixelsarcade

February 17, 2024

This story got featured on March 01, 2024

66 days ago

If the title of my story is any indication, then you'll know where it all started for me. Star Wars blew my mind as a kid back in 1977 but another obsession soon followed: video games (especially that Star Wars vector game but also Galaga, Tempest, Tron, Defender, Rampage and many more)! Ironically, I came to the pinball party late; maybe it was the cost per play that threw me off initially (and the fact that I stunk ) but over the last dozen years, I have grown to appreciate it even more. I'm all about the visuals so if a game has great lighting effects and toys, I'm in! A great storyline also factors into the game becoming a favorite. Out of the newer games I really enjoy Foo Fighters because it contains a lot of the aforementioned, but my old T2 is one of my favorite older machines (and you can't go wrong with a Williams pin). I've taken my love for arcade culture to the next level with a new retro arcade/taproom called Pixels Arcade & Taproom that's opening in downtown San Rafael, CA early spring of 2024 -- games are set to free play for one low admission price. Stop by, say hi, and check out one of our pins!

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