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Gameseum Gaming Gala - Sept. 15


By emkay

2 years ago



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    “When do you expect Gameseum to open for business?”

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    #1702 7 months ago

    It is the most sought after pinball machine in the history of pinball machines. The entire world is looking for it. How “Peter Pan” was able to acquire 2 of the 3 left dumbfounds me and everyone else who has ever sought out this title. He continues to outsmart us every day.

    #1703 7 months ago

    Guess the fundraiser the local business did for him wasn't enough to supplement the tons of money he made and saved to prepare for the pandemic.

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/ephrata-gameseum

    #1704 7 months ago
    Quoted from brucipher:

    Guess the fundraiser the local business did for him wasn't enough to supplement the tons of money he made and saved to prepare for the pandemic.
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/ephrata-gameseum

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    #1705 7 months ago
    Quoted from brucipher:

    Guess the fundraiser the local business did for him wasn't enough to supplement the tons of money he made and saved to prepare for the pandemic.
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/ephrata-gameseum

    If you make a tiny donation you can leave whatever comments you want.... just saying

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    #1706 7 months ago

    Months later... due to most of my arcade-operating friends now starting their campaigns and receiving understanding and wonderful support from their communities (bless you all so much), on top of Lancaster County's dead-last "phase" situation looking bleak compared to much of the rest of the state, combined with, our manner of business not being allowed/able to open until "green phase", many kind customers openly looking/asking for somewhere to donate ti Gameseum and asking us to set up a GoFundMe, and thanks to several kind friends encouraging me that it would be okay (I like to give not take... tried really hard to not do this), I have decided to finally pull the trigger and launch a GoFundMe campaign, standing alongside of a large majority of other small-business arcades who have already done so, due to the rocky future our business type may have in store.

    Holy run-on sentence, Batman!

    It's nice to know he tried really hard not to do this fifth fundraiser. Remember all the times he gave, not took?

    #1707 7 months ago
    Quoted from emkay:

    Holy run-on sentence, Batman!
    It's nice to know he tried really hard not to do this fifth fundraiser. Remember all the times he gave, not took?

    Yeah, don't sell any games, don't get a job to feed your family, start a go fund me and mooch off of more people.
    When he 1st opened his arcade I was happy to see him do well, but now?

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    #1708 7 months ago

    "Over time, I've become one to hate asking for help, and trying to give as much as possible to my community while taking as little as possible"

    Lol, imagine being so full of yourself that you can make statements like this.

    #1709 7 months ago

    The convenient way to panhandle. Doesn’t even need to leave his home.

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    #1710 7 months ago

    Ugh, gross.

    #1711 7 months ago

    The phrase “ a tiger never changes it’s stripes” seems to fit here.

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    #1712 7 months ago
    Quoted from brucipher:

    Guess the fundraiser the local business did for him wasn't enough to supplement the tons of money he made and saved to prepare for the pandemic.
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/ephrata-gameseum

    I reported the fund as he has not used funds correctly previously and I don’t trust he will now.

    #1713 7 months ago

    Not surprised at all.

    I know times are tough, but I find it real hard to feel sorry for this guy.

    Couldn't he auction off that super rare skylab, spacelab thing he has? That should set him up for a while.

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    #1714 7 months ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    Not surprised at all.
    I know times are tough, but I find it real hard to feel sorry for this guy.
    Couldn't he auction off that super rare skylab, spacelab thing he has? That should set him up for a while.
    E

    You’re joking, right? His examples are worth about 3 quarters, 2 dimes and a nickel.

    #1715 7 months ago
    Quoted from XeXPinball:

    Not Otaku but local and a supporter. Look my post is only a sentence long! See, it's proof. In the pudding.

    Quoted from XeXPinball:

    I'm not Otaku. I type too little, and I'm 32, not 16.

    I wonder if this "local supporter" will be donating?

    #1716 7 months ago

    Well......most of his games are super rare, A+++++++, Highly sought after examples.

    He's sitting on a goldmine!

    #1717 7 months ago

    Maybe he will sell me his super-rare Philadelphia Toboggan Skee-Ball machine.

    Please keep track of score manually at this time.....

    #1718 7 months ago

    I wonder if he even paused for a moment before he wrote this out.

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    #1719 7 months ago
    Quoted from vicjw66:

    I wonder if he even paused for a moment before he wrote this out.
    [quoted image]

    Was just tapping the image, trying to read it and somehow I managed to mark it as NSFW. Can't figure out how to undo it.

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    #1720 7 months ago

    I think it's funny how Steven fancies himself such a super genius, but everything he writes is like an excerpt from War & Peace but doesn't really say anything. He must have taken the drfrightner writing correspondence course....

    #1721 7 months ago

    I wonder what his plan B is if this pandemic drives him out of business. I seriously doubt that he’s done as well as he claims.

    #1722 7 months ago
    Quoted from Ericc123:

    I wonder what his plan B is if this pandemic drives him out of business. I seriously doubt that he’s done as well as he claims.

    Maybe if SpaceX or NASA needs a few qualified induhviduals....

    #1723 7 months ago

    Maybe he could sell the rights to “Gameseum”. Such a catchy name. Wished I had thought of it first.

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    #1724 7 months ago
    Quoted from Ericc123:

    I wonder what his plan B is if this pandemic drives him out of business. I seriously doubt that he’s done as well as he claims.

    Well, he’s already said this isn't an emergency, it’s for down the road:

    “this is a relief fund for the scary and uncertain months ahead, and NOT a last-minute emergency fund for, per se, last's month rent. Defcon level 4.5 instead of Defcon level 5... we still plan to re-open no matter what as long as it isn't too much longer! Plan for it! This is for longterm help and stability... see below.”

    So with more than 40 million unemployment claims filed since COVID started (approx. 1 out of 4 working Americans), I guess he feels it’s appropriate to have others pay for his business for the next 6 months, with him reciprocating nothing in return.

    What a hero, humanitarian and philanthropist...caring about his own long term stability.

    The funny thing is I don’t care that he might need help...many do. Or that he’s even asking.

    But he has the balls to come here and call everyone fools because of his “success” and all the money he’s banked, then weeks later...asking for handouts.

    I don’t think his foot can even fit in his mouth anymore.

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    #1725 7 months ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    Well, he’s already said this isn't an emergency, it’s for down the road:
    “this is a relief fund for the scary and uncertain months ahead, and NOT a last-minute emergency fund for, per se, last's month rent. Defcon level 4.5 instead of Defcon level 5... we still plan to re-open no matter what as long as it isn't too much longer! Plan for it! This is for longterm help and stability... see below.”
    So with more than 40 million unemployment claims filed since COVID started (approx. 1 out of 4 working Americans), I guess he feels it’s appropriate to have others pay for his business for the next 6 months, with him reciprocating nothing in return.
    What a hero, humanitarian and philanthropist...caring about his own long term stability.
    The funny thing is I don’t care that he might need help...many do. Or that he’s even asking.
    But he has the balls to come here and call everyone fools because of his “success” and all the money he’s banked, then weeks later...asking for handouts.
    I don’t think his foot can even fit in his mouth anymore.

    I wish I could upvote this post twice.

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    #1726 7 months ago

    My guess is he’s in completely dire straits. And his need to deny it points out exactly what is happening. He won’t be the only business pushed over the edge by this crisis.

    It is amazing how his first instinct is to mooch off of others. He should really go out and find a job and run this as a side business. Wouldn’t be the only one to do this. This should be his first inclination rather than feeeloading

    #1727 7 months ago
    Quoted from albummydavis:

    My guess is he’s in completely dire straits. And his need to deny it points out exactly what is happening. He won’t be the only business pushed over the edge by this crisis.
    It is amazing how his first instinct is to mooch off of others. He should really go out and find a job and run this as a side business. Wouldn’t be the only one to do this. This should be his first inclination rather than feeeloading

    I think I remember him saying he couldn't get a real job because he has issues with his digestive tract.

    He needs to sell his inventory, rent out machines, and otherwise flip anything he can find.

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    #1728 7 months ago
    Quoted from La4s:

    I think I remember him saying he couldn't get a real job because he has issues with his digestive tract.

    I have serious GI issues, have for years. And his don’t seem to prevent him from running an arcade full-time, lugging heavy machines around, fixing them, attending shows, etc.

    Everything he says is a damn joke, and non-sensical.

    Quoted from La4s:

    He needs to sell his inventory, rent out machines, and otherwise flip anything he can find.

    What do you mean? That would make sense.

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    #1729 7 months ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    I have serious GI issues, have for years.

    Colson, you should check the j116 connector for burn.

    #1730 7 months ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    I have serious GI issues, have for years. And his don’t seem to prevent him from running an arcade full-time, lugging heavy machines around, fixing them, attending shows, etc.

    I agree with you 100%. Just another excuse, so he doesn't have to take responsibility for his actions.

    Besides, I'm sure it didn't stop him from eating those cupcakes from reddogg.

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    #1731 7 months ago

    Between the coffee shop donations and his latest GoFundMe, I’d have to say he’s doing great! The place makes more money when it’s closed.

    #1732 7 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Between the coffee shop donations and his latest GoFundMe, I’d have to say he’s doing great! The place makes more money when it’s closed.

    Less overhead too. Lower electric bill and doesn't have to pay his 1 employee.

    #1733 7 months ago

    As the owner of a pinball lounge that's been closed since mid-March, the idea of a GFM is tempting, but it just doesn't feel right.

    I've sold a couple pins to help cover rent. Luckily, no employees to pay, just me.

    It seems like selling a few games or pins would be all he needs to do, but who really knows.

    #1734 7 months ago
    Quoted from yzfguy:

    Colson, you should check the j116 connector for burn.

    Now that was f@&$in funny.

    #1735 7 months ago
    Quoted from crazypinballguy:

    As the owner of a pinball lounge that's been closed since mid-March, the idea of a GFM is tempting, but it just doesn't feel right.
    I've sold a couple pins to help cover rent. Luckily, no employees to pay, just me.

    It sucks, but you do what you have to do. If you start a GFM, let me know. I’ve donated to Lloyd and one other already, and I have absolutely no problem doing so.

    For Steven, it’s his mere denial and the fact that he does nothing but bash fellow hobbyists, including me personally. That gets on my nerves. Well, that and any person that talks completely out of their ass, yet has no idea what they are talking about.

    And we only point out exactly what he does. But somehow we’re the villains.

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    #1736 7 months ago

    Steven reminds me a lot of a guy who currently resides in a big white house up in the NE region of the U.S.

    Every time I read something new he (Steven) posted or commented to, I just think of whom his role model seems to be.

    #1737 7 months ago

    Why doesn't he just sell hardcover book copies of his em guide to rubes like us?

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/otakus-ultimate-electro-mechanical-guide-em-theory-of-operation

    #1738 7 months ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    If you make a tiny donation you can leave whatever comments you want.... just saying

    Can you add a comment with a link here?

    Just wondering if people should be well informed of where their money may go. Or why it's needed before inventory sales...

    #1739 7 months ago

    The rarest and most sought after pinball machine in the world has been found on eBay. Holy cow!
    Shit, wrong game. Close enough.
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    #1740 7 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    The rarest and most sought after pinball machine in the world has been found on eBay. Holly cow!
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    I'm assuming it has a make offer option in case you want to offer more than the buy it now?

    #1741 7 months ago

    $1150 in his GoFundMe account.
    He could almost buy that Skylab on EBay.

    #1742 7 months ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    $1150 in his GoFundMe account.
    He could almost buy that Skylab on EBay.

    $1150?

    #1743 7 months ago

    So what is the difference between Skylab and Spacelab?
    Are they the same game with variants on the backglass?

    #1744 7 months ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    So what is the difference between Skylab and Spacelab?
    Are they the same game with variants on the backglass?

    Obviously you haven't read all of the Otaku chronicles.

    #1745 7 months ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    So what is the difference between Skylab and Spacelab?
    Are they the same game with variants on the backglass?

    Zero difference except for a couple of letters on the backglass.

    That’s why nobody cares. It’s a bad, ugly, undesirable game no matter how you slice it. Probably the single most Common “Allentown flea market parts game” in history.

    #1746 7 months ago

    What Stonehenge did for rocks, Oataku has done for mooching. Steven is so full
    Of shit he wipes his nose with Charmin.

    #1747 7 months ago

    the young entrepreneur who creates & supports his enterprise from gofundme dollar$

    #1748 7 months ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    $1150 in his GoFundMe account.
    He could almost buy that Skylab on EBay.

    Not that he would ever do something like that.

    #1749 7 months ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    Can you add a comment with a link here?
    Just wondering if people should be well informed of where their money may go. Or why it's needed before inventory sales...

    He will never sell any of his games if people keep donating money. He is a pathetic liar who knows exactly what he's doing while all along trying to pretend he doesn't need money.

    But hey, people keep giving him money and he keeps gladly accepting it. I'd imagine word is getting out and the free money train will end soon enough. Then we get to see the place shut down because he will still refuse to sell anything, instead putting them back into his grandma's basement. Then the cycle will start all over again.

    #1750 7 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Steven reminds me a lot of a guy who currently resides in a big white house up in the NE region of the U.S.
    Every time I read something new he (Steven) posted or commented to, I just think of whom his role model seems to be.

    stupidest post on the stupidest thread!

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