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Gameseum Gaming Gala - Sept. 15


By emkay

12 months ago



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

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    #151 44 days ago

    The other odd thing is that this thread was gone, dead, defunct, inactive........... for more than two weeks until he brought it back. Who does that?
    It just makes us realize things like tomorrow it will be a year ago exactly that he started his gofundme begging for money to start an arcade that's still not open.

    #152 44 days ago
    Quoted from RCA1:

    The other odd thing is that this thread was gone, dead, defunct, inactive........... for more than two weeks until he brought it back. Who does that?
    It just makes us realize things like tomorrow it will be a year ago exactly that he started his gofundme begging for money to start an arcade that's still not open.

    3 go fund me accounts in a year. From a self proclaimed arcade genius who has tons of games he could.... but wont sell. Total tool.

    #153 38 days ago

    Another announcement coming Saturday morning at 8 AM on Facebook.

    #154 38 days ago

    [NOTE: TOMORROW IS JUST THE ANNOUNCEMENT, NOT THE OPENING]

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    #155 38 days ago

    This is only gonna go poorly for me. I am aware of this.

    I’m gonna say that - maybe this guy has come around a little bit. Maybe.

    Think about it; sure he did some shitty gofundmes, and hurt some people in this community.

    But this kid is 21, same age as me. I went to the Facebook; He’s got a business apparently ready to open, he’s engaged, he can’t be a complete idiot or a complete jerk to have those two things.

    Am I defending his prior actions, no. NO.

    But he can’t be the worst pinsider. He just can’t be.

    Is he an eccentric with a massive ego - YES. But, so am I.

    I don’t hate this guy, and I think we should give him a second chance. Legit.

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    #156 38 days ago

    Ahh, to be 21 again, when I knew everything and everyone else was wrong and stupid.

    #157 38 days ago
    Quoted from Mistermoberg:

    Is he an eccentric with a massive ego - YES. But, so am I.
    I don’t hate this guy, and I think we should give him a second chance. Legit.

    Go home large Marge you're drunk.

    #158 38 days ago
    Quoted from Mistermoberg:

    I don’t hate this guy, and I think we should give him a second chance.

    I don't hate him, and I certainly hope that no one else does either.
    His rude, egocentric posts provide great entertainment.

    #159 38 days ago
    Quoted from Ericc123:

    Go home large Marge you're drunk.

    Not this early I’m not.

    #161 38 days ago

    I’m starting to warm up to ya buddy.

    #162 38 days ago

    I actually hope that he is wildly successful. After which he may even share some of his good fortune and like donate the money collected through go fund me to a charity. I can’t be the only one out there who hopes he has a good outcome for this whole event and learn something as he is pretty young? I don’t particularly like the way he used go fund me, but I do like happy endings.

    #163 38 days ago
    Quoted from cougtv:

    I do like happy endings

    I guess you missed the memo

    Quoted from JodyG:

    Also, a rub and tug was recently busted two doors down from him

    #164 38 days ago
    Quoted from Otaku:

    Lol! Man, this peanut gallery party's still going, huh? Some people here like talking about me more than they say *I* like talking about me! Thanks @djreddog for helping dish out the facts while I ignore it all - I appreciate somebody having the cojones to stand up for me here, many have told me they've desperately wanted to, but haven't due to the dramatic environment of this forum as they don't want to get involved. Can't blame 'em. I wouldn't - too toxic!
    Very curious how many people here drink the idiotic Pinside kool-aid and say dumb things "behind my back", especially people I've met at shows and were previously friendly and I was nothing but extremely kind to, and probably would be friendly if I crossed their path again, interesting and pretty cringey. Reminds me of sixth grade. Not out of line with the rest of this site, so no surprise there. Part of the reason I keep checking on this thread is for who I should avoid at shows, because it seems everybody is so two-faced they'll come up to you at a show and say hi and act like your best friend, when they shit all over you on Pinside the week before because it was a fun bandwagon and they're uninformed. Oy vey, you guys!
    This thread is always good for a laugh and a giggle. I shut it off for weeks, forget Pinside exists, and don't lose sleep over any of it or take any of it as advice whatsoever, and then when I'm bored I come back to check on the last few weeks' useless posts and laugh at them and keep everything from getting too out of line 'round here. I really don't care, and all of the discussion about this from a bunch of people I've never met is so out of touch with what is actually going on it's nothing but laughable, it's always interesting to see what conspiracy theories people will come with next. Sometimes I wake up and remember this place exists, see how distant it is from what is actually going on, and it's like "Haha, how did this happen?". Most of you being from Alaska and having no geographical intention to ever stop here, it's especially unnecessary nor did I ask for your continued input and stalking (in a thread I didn't create, no less). It always intrigues me just how interested you guys are into my venture... despite claiming you hate it so much, and with no obligation to continue to follow/associate with it (I'd rather you not). So negative, so awful, often insulting... very ironic and peculiar position to be criticizing others with advice they don't need.
    With how busy I am - not sure how you justify spending not only so much time on something so frivolous as a ill-intent Pinside thread, but also on something you claim to not be interested in. It makes me feel bad for you. I have some older friends who act like you... they claim to hate the Kardashians so much and their very large buttcheeks but then spend their time flooding my Facebook feed with how "ridiculous" they are and "how much they hate them"... then ignore it and stop wasting your breath with something you hate so much and save us all the trouble! Bah! You boomers sure like to complain about millennials... like you feed off of it. Who hurt you? I don't think I could live such a negative life, it would drain me! I am not a fan of Kim K and her plasticine badonkadonk either - however that makes me NOT want to talk about it. Hah!
    I would encourage others to not buy into the ridiculousness and hivemind. While I won't sit here and waste my time replying to every (or any) accusation like I did when I was much younger and naive, waste of breath, I will say with how many high-ranking arcade guys and businesses I hang around I'm clearly not as awful as people (who have never met me no less) here like to think I am... just giving one example of course. There are also many among the Pinside userbase itself who have positive experiences with me as well and I have many many friends here, but they simply don't want to get involved, as they too know how violent and obnoxious the hivemind and voting system of this website can be, as I'm sure you all know equally as well yourselves. The situation of me, my business, my attitude, and my life is painted so incorrectly and 100% inaccurately here it's ridiculous to where it's pretty much fictitious works of bad writing - and again, just plain old laughable. In contrast to here on Pinside, with those friends and thousands of positive folks on my side in-real-life for a situation by default extremely different, undramatic, and very calm (opposite of how this forum likes to make it appear), let me assure you, this thread is by far the minority and is largely ignored by anybody with a life or some single shred of class. And with Pinside largely out of importance in my life and business, and this year the world, with Facebook pinball communities taking the lead as the top form of collector mingling, connecting, and with a whole new breed of thousands of non-forum-using collectors mixed with users who are quitting due to the negative mentality here and looking for a positive change, it's not like it matters anyways.
    I will say I am absolutely honored that I am interesting enough to keep having people fan this flame. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support. I will pray for you.

    Keep it coming, love it!

    #165 38 days ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Keep it coming, love it!

    Don't you understand???
    It's like "boy girl,boy girl, boy girl".... it goes "pinsiders are shit, klovers are shit, pinsiders are shit".....

    Now then, can I have some money or free games or WHAT!!!??

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    #166 38 days ago
    Quoted from Mistermoberg:

    This is only gonna go poorly for me. I am aware of this.
    I’m gonna say that - maybe this guy has come around a little bit. Maybe.
    Think about it; sure he did some shitty gofundmes, and hurt some people in this community.
    But this kid is 21, same age as me. I went to the Facebook; He’s got a business apparently ready to open, he’s engaged, he can’t be a complete idiot or a complete jerk to have those two things.
    Am I defending his prior actions, no. NO.
    But he can’t be the worst pinsider. He just can’t be.
    Is he an eccentric with a massive ego - YES. But, so am I.
    I don’t hate this guy, and I think we should give him a second chance. Legit.

    I don't know, man. I am 29 and I never acted like this 8 years ago. I knew the world didn't owe me anything. I knew my limits and worked well with what I had. I accepted feedback, both positive and negative, in good faith. I spent my time trying to make friends and positive connections in the hobby, not shove delusional dreams of grandeur in everyone's faces.

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    #167 38 days ago

    By the time I was 21 I had Learned not to leave the house in sweatpants.

    -5
    #168 38 days ago
    Quoted from TheDrewster:

    I don't know, man. I am 29 and I never acted like this 8 years ago. I knew the world didn't owe me anything. I knew my limits and worked well with what I had. I accepted feedback, both positive and negative, in good faith. I spent my time trying to make friends and positive connections in the hobby, not shove delusional dreams of grandeur in everyone's faces.

    I think most of us wouldn’t have made some of the choices this guy did, regardless of age. Everyone deserves a second chance however.

    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    By the time I was 21 I had Learned not to leave the house in sweatpants.

    I think most of us wouldn’t have made some of the choices this guy did, regardless of age. Everyone deserves a second chance however.

    #169 38 days ago
    Quoted from Mistermoberg:

    I think most of us wouldn’t have made some of the choices this guy did, regardless of age. Everyone deserves a second chance however.

    A second chance for what? He's not doing anything wrong. He's obnoxious, full of himself, and has absolutely no shame, maybe that's why I like him!

    That being said...ALL I want from him is to see a photo of him wearing real pants. Like, Jeans with holes in them. Or god forbid even some dockers or something. If he's gonna keep doing Go Fund Mes at SOME point he's going to need a photo of himself wearing pants if he wants to finally bring in over $110. Ratty, sloppy joe-stained sweatpants just don't scream "here's a guy with a solid business plan."

    I'm never going to contribute to one of his Gameseum scams, but if he does a Go Fund Me for a pair of pants I'm in!

    #170 38 days ago
    Quoted from cougtv:

    share some of his good fortune and like donate the money collected through go fund me to a charity.

    Yea, about that.

    You remember we're talking about otaku right?

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    #171 38 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    A second chance for what? He's not doing anything wrong. He's obnoxious, full of himself, and has absolutely no shame, maybe that's why I like him!
    That being said...ALL I want from him is to see a photo of him wearing real pants. Like, Jeans with holes in them. Or god forbid even some dockers or something. If he's gonna keep doing Go Fund Mes at SOME point he's going to need a photo of himself wearing pants if he wants to finally bring in over $110. Ratty, sloppy joe-stained sweatpants just don't scream "here's a guy with a solid business plan."
    I'm never going to contribute to one of his Gameseum scams, but if he does a Go Fund Me for a pair of pants I'm in!

    Honestly, if he set up a GoFundMe to buy a pair of pants - I’d be in too.

    #172 38 days ago
    Quoted from Mistermoberg:

    Think about it; sure he did some shitty gofundmes, and hurt some people in this community.

    But this kid is 21, same age as me. I went to the Facebook; He’s got a business apparently ready to open, he’s engaged, he can’t be a complete idiot or a complete jerk to have those two things.

    Am I defending his prior actions, no. NO.

    But he can’t be the worst pinsider. He just can’t be.

    Is he an eccentric with a massive ego - YES. But, so am I.

    I don’t hate this guy, and I think we should give him a second chance.

    He's not even close to the worst Pinsider.
    Second chance for what? He can still post here. Many of us (me included) would play in his GayMuseum if it ever opens and we're in the area.
    We bust his balls a little. Welcome to every internet forum ever.
    He did steal in the eyes of some contributors to his sump pump catastrophe. That's a difference in perception. People often have expectations when they give you money. If those are not met, they complain.

    No one who goes through life expecting much validation from an online forum will find much satisfaction. You shouldn't need it.

    #173 38 days ago
    Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

    He's not even close to the worst Pinsider.
    Second chance for what? He can still post here. Many of us (me included) would play in his GayMuseum if it ever opens and we're in the area.
    We bust his balls a little. Welcome to every internet forum ever.
    He did steal in the eyes of some contributors to his sump pump catastrophe. That's a difference in perception. People often have expectations when they give you money. If those are not met, they complain.
    No one who goes through life expecting much validation from an online forum will find much satisfaction. You shouldn't need it.

    I’m just saying we should be nice to the kid and see what happens. That’s all.

    #174 38 days ago
    Quoted from Mistermoberg:

    I’m just saying we should be nice to the kid and see what happens. That’s all.

    I'm on team this kid's ridiculous but if he actually pulls it off I'm close enough that I'll go check it out.

    #175 38 days ago

    I mean I'm the same age as both of these guys and plan to make pinball/arcade games my career and YET I've managed not to piss everyone off... I don't think age is to blame here...

    #176 37 days ago
    Quoted from Otaku:

    ........ I will pray for you.

    At $1.00/prayer, of course.

    #177 37 days ago
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    #178 36 days ago

    Seems somewhat claustrophobic to me.

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    #179 36 days ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Seems somewhat claustrophobic to me.[quoted image]

    Quick look on google maps - I think that is just the bump out space. Zillow has it as 2816sf. There is reference to it being twice as big earlier, but a sale in 2019 for $1,500 has me thinking it was divided.

    I'll go with 2800sf as my guess, which should be a good size.

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    #180 36 days ago

    I fixed it for you.

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    #181 36 days ago
    Quoted from Palmer:

    I fixed it for you.[quoted image]

    LMAO

    killer dude

    I definitely need someone on site at the grand opening to let me know if he indeed shows up to the big event in sweats!

    #182 36 days ago

    If he does, he better not get too excited..

    #183 36 days ago
    Quoted from Palmer:

    I fixed it for you.[quoted image]

    I am never disappointed when I revisit this thread.

    #184 36 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    LMAO
    killer dude
    I definitely need someone on site at the grand opening to let me know if he indeed shows up to the big event in sweats!

    I live close, but I have better things to do. I think I need to flip my mattresses and rearrange my sock drawer that day.

    #185 35 days ago

    Fuuuuuuuccck yessssssssss!!!

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    #186 26 days ago

    He's going to have to pay someone to help him, with those hours.

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    #188 25 days ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    He's going to have to pay someone to help him, with those hours.

    Maybe he has someone already lined up.

    Is anyone going for the opening weekend? Looking forward to reviews.

    #189 25 days ago
    Quoted from JodyG:

    10PM is revolutionary now?

    For Ephrata, yes.

    #190 25 days ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    For Ephrata, yes.

    I use to live two blocks from his location, it's not revolutionary.

    #191 25 days ago

    But his payment system is revolutionary

    #192 25 days ago
    Quoted from JodyG:

    I use to live two blocks from his location, it's not revolutionary.

    Were bars and massage parlors open that late?

    Quoted from jahbarron:

    But his payment system is revolutionary

    You don't see massage parlor using it do you!?

    #193 25 days ago

    24 hour sweat pants is revolutionary!

    #194 25 days ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    Were bars and massage parlors open that late?

    You don't see massage parlor using it do you!?

    Yes, most bars in that area close at midnight or 2AM depending on the day of the week. You can walk a block or two up Main Street and hit up the Hilltop bar after you do your business downtown. If you are into seedy dive bars, Dolly's is on your way in from 222 across from Walmart. You may find other folks in sweatpants there! The rub 'n tug is a relatively new thing though...that came after I moved out.

    #195 25 days ago
    Quoted from JodyG:

    that came after I moved out.

    Stamina!

    #196 25 days ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    For Ephrata, yes.

    Quoted from JodyG:

    I use to live two blocks from his location, it's not revolutionary.

    Same here, used to live a couple blocks away on Church St. Ex lives on East Chestnut and I employed the guy who owns the cell phone store across the street back in the day. My old roommate's brother owns Art of Recycle, the previous tenant. I know the area a little too well.

    I'm not trying to crap on this thing but his use of superlatives is somewhat ridiculous. Also tired of hearing him celebrate his future accomplishments; that's for AFTER you do something.

    #197 25 days ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    He's going to have to pay someone to help him, with those hours.[quoted image]

    He probably thinks it's no big deal working 74 hours a week without any days off, having never worked before. I know my brain goes flat after about six or seven weeks of that shit.

    #198 25 days ago
    Quoted from emkay:

    He probably thinks it's no big deal working 74 hours a week without any days off, having never worked before. I know my brain goes flat after about six or seven weeks of that shit.

    Ouch...yeah. and that's business open hours; not repair/maintanence/store cleanup hours.

    Hopefully that can all be done by multiple people.

    #199 25 days ago

    I'm just curious to see how it all ends up. Will the Gaymuseum be a huge success, or will we see more go-fund-me's asking for help to pay rent, salaries, insurance, taxes, utilities, etc?

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    #200 25 days ago

    FYI, saying gayseum or similar is homophobic and is unacceptable in these times. There is nothing negative about being gay.

    Let's call this Lameseum (until we are proven otherwise) and move on.

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