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By erak

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    #1333 6 years ago

    There are some great ideas in here. I should be closing on my new house next month and moving in shortly there after. Here is what I have to work with. GameRoom.jpg

    #1334 6 years ago

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    #1335 6 years ago

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    #1338 6 years ago
    Quoted from RyThom:

    Wow! There are a lot of really enviable game rooms here, but Garrett - I'm with o-din: CLASSY! My living room is a similar shade of red. Even if it wasn't for the pins, that looks like an incredible place to unwind and get away from it all.

    I agree and you have given me some inspiration! What color is the "Red" or whatever. I think I will be doing something similar.

    #1339 6 years ago
    Quoted from chalkup8:

    Nice space,how many pins need to fit there?

    Hah, one so far! I have METLE on order, but am already looking for more pins and some video games now. I figure 3 or 4 pins, a pool table or air hockey, and a 60 in 1 type video game/cocktail table will be perfect.

    #1340 6 years ago
    Quoted from shock_me:

    ^^^ yup that'll work! Congrats on the new digs

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    Thanks man, not quite there yet, but it should happen. What do you guys think of replacing the tile with wood flooring?

    #1352 6 years ago
    Quoted from SteveFury:

    Everyone has some great points about tile versus wood flooring. One thing rarely considered is the way flooring dramatically effects the acoustics of a room.
    Me, personally I prefer tile to be in certain areas such as kitchens and bathrooms because there's not a whole lot of noise sources a person would want to pay attention to. A dramatically contrasted example would be a tile floor in a home theater. In that case you have two or more sound sources which you definitely don't want multiple room reflections.
    I am not sure if a room full of pins in a highly acoustically reflective room would be versus a lesser one regarding someone who may be sensitive to the noise. I only have two pins and they are EM. If I had a choice in designing a game/entertainment room it would most surely have flooring of thick carpet and I'll do some kind of sound absorbing wall treatment. An acoustically "dead" room naturally sounds warmer and more inviting than its opposite.

    The room in question, the one in the pics is where I am considering the wood. To be honest, im not a real serious audiophile, so the feel and the look of the room are more what I would be interested in. I do want to get a decent home theater setup and certainly some carpet would have to be added, most likely in the seating area. I wont have that many pins I don't think, probably two, maybe three. I wont be doing anything until I get home and this tile is brand new and looks pretty good. Its just something about wood that intrigues me..

    Thank you for your input, it is definitely things to consider.

    1 month later
    #1483 6 years ago

    Looking good ya'll!!

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    #1551 6 years ago

    Well I close on my house, this will be the game room. I only have one game, METLE, and its still boxed up, waiting for me to get home!

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    9 months later
    #2523 5 years ago
    Quoted from SealClubber:

    Yeah, I get hate mail all the time. It's ok though, the animals get over it.

    And while those idiots send hate mail, they have a steak on the grill! Ok back on topic and bad Ass gamerooms!!

    #2555 5 years ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    Ha ha. No, we communicated using the spoken word, where homonyms are indistiguishable and therefore cannot be incorrect, for instance. But if someone did say "supposably" or somesuch I might provide a gentle ribbing, I suppose.
    I rarely (as in less than 0.1% of available opportunities) correct anyone, and when I do I try to be humorous about it.

    Irregardless, you have a nice game room

    2 months later
    #2888 5 years ago

    WINNER!! ^^^^^ Not that we are looking for winners of course, but my dream is to have a large enough space to do exactly that, cars, games!!!!!

    #2890 5 years ago

    Awesome!

    2 months later
    #3005 4 years ago

    Refrigerator Perry Jersey!

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    #3089 4 years ago

    I definitely want a LUCI, it looks so bad ass next the Metallica!

    6 months later
    #4107 4 years ago
    Quoted from aingide:

    Here’s our game room! I really wanted it to feel like a showroom when you walk in…we’ve got the track lights down the middle which provides very dramatic lighting as well as eliminates glare on playfield glass. We also have RGB LEDs around the walls behind crown moulding for ambience.
    When all of the games are on we turn the track lights off and let the RGB LEDs light up the place. We also have in-ceiling speakers around the room, which are great for pumping out 80s tunes or modern stuff, depending on the age of the visitors.
    The room is about 20x20 feet with a maximum of 13 games plus our custom Mass Effect arcade cabinet.
    We also opted for the memory foam carpet padding to make standing around for hours as comfortable as possible. Not pictured is the mini bar with beverage fridge and a tasty selection of bourbons and whiskeys.
    Overall I would definitely recommend the RGB crown moulding lighting, dark walls with a white ceiling, adjustable track lighting down the center, and in-ceiling speakers for distributed music.
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    Awesome room!! I will be doing the crown moulding as well, how far down from the ceiling is it. Ceiling to where the lights sit?

    3 months later
    #4777 3 years ago
    Quoted from MT45:

    Well, I finally got moved into one gameroom after having games in 2 houses for 3 years.
    Pics below are the close to final updates.
    Video below is a short walk through
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    I added lighted crown molding and 4 new (centrally located) "Hue" can lights to the room and attached the Philips Hue System via controllers and LED lighting I purchased on Amazon. The regular Philips Hue LED strips are too short (6 feet) and are expensive for what you get ($90) so I bought a suitable substitute (see final notes). I did buy ONE of the Hue 6' strips and placed that behind my handmade Pinball hero card frame (see pics). All lights are controlled via the Hue Tap hardware device as using your phone is simple a PITA
    Room Details
    Lighting
    • RGBW up-lighting via crown molding (45 feet)
    • Philips Friends of Hue LED light strip (1 strip)
    • Philips Hue LED (RGBW) can lights (4)
    Scale and Capacity
    • Room dimensions 154" deep x 17' long side one and 20' long side 2
    • Machine capacity = 11 games
    • Spacing between game backboxes = 4"
    • Spacing game to game (between lock down bars) = 42"
    • Storage closet for: Rolling tool cabinet and rolling parts storage
    Features
    • Custom made Pinball hero card frame (LED backlit)
    • Hardwood flooring, felt cups on all machines
    • Slide games left or right for working area
    • Removing games requires: Pinskates to hallway, pinball lift to door, handcart from there
    • Pinskates are critically important to being able to easily remove/add games as room is "tight"
    • Rolling tool cabinet is a small Home Depot "Husky" model. I replaced all caster with large, soft rubber ones
    • Rolling parts/supplies cabinet is from Target. I filled that with Walmart Sterlite brand locking containers in order to have sorting ability in each large drawer
    Philips Hue Notes
    • Non-Hue LED controllers that INTEGRATE with the Hue system
    • You can buy all you need right on Amazon.com
    Hero Card Frame Notes
    • Created 11 Custom "hero" cards, had them printed at Walmart on 1" backers
    • See my old thread here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-hero-cards
    • After moving to new room, I needed a common place to mount them
    • Bought 3/4 inch MDF, routed the edge, added Phlips Hue LED strip behind, then framed in molding to reflect light
    • Spray painted navy blue, then spatter painted with yellow, orange and red (turn can upside down and tap)
    • Mounted all of the Hero cards using command strips so I can trade games and keep the frame up to date
    Crown Molding Notes
    • Installing this is not as hard as you would think if you know how. I've installed Crown before but never below the ceiling and the below link was extremely helpful:
    http://www.diyadvice.com/diy/carpentry/crown-molding/uplights/
    • Buy and "pre-paint" all the crown molding you will need
    • Snap a chalkline at height you want the bottom of the crown to be (I left 6" from top of crown to ceiling)
    • Cut your nailers at the crown molding "spring angle" (51 degrees in my case) using your table saw
    • Mark your studs, then nail on your nailer strips (using the chalk-line you snapped)
    • Hang your crown molding on the nailer strips (nail gun is very handy and passload is fastest)
    • Caulk all the little nail holes and then touch up paint
    • Add your LED lights and controllers
    Thanks to many folks on this thread for ideas and inspiration
    The Dresden Elektronic controllers at $69.95 can be found on Amazon (and are discoverable and fully integrated into the Hue system/Tap control, etc.) When wiring your LED lights to the controller, wire the "black" wire on the LED string to the LED "+" spot on the controller. Also swap the "R" and the "G" wires with each other (see note below)
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    The LED light strips at $18.99 can be found on Amazon (and are 16' long, can be cut and soldered and are nice and bright, note that on the sets that I bought, I had to reverse the red and green leads into the controller in order for the color behavior to "match" what I saw on my Hue app. Once switched [one time deal] the behavior and color was perfect.
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    The power supply at $12.88 can be found on Amazon (you'll need to cut the end off, wire the red wire to + and black to minus on the Dresden Elektronic controller) When you cut off "part A" - save it. You can remove the 5 pin connector to plug into the OTHER end (part B) to connect another strand or portion of strand to make your light run longer than 16 feet AND do it with no soldering.
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    Thank you thank you for this post!!! Great job and thanks for the details!!!

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    #5024 3 years ago
    Quoted from NPO:

    More work has been done to the new home and the basement. As usual, I'll keep it to just the gameroom/basement:
    Drywall now up in the media room.
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    Standing in the media room, facing the rest of the basement.
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    Drywall up in the area for where the pins will go.
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    Shot of the rest of the basement. This would be if you were standing with your back facing the pins.
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    Here is a shot of the exterior of the home as of Saturday. More brick has been put up now. Siding will start going on later this week.
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    We plan to close 8-9 Oct with a tentative move-in date of 12 Oct. I'll be moving the pins myself if you're wondering.

    I would hate to be your backyard neighbor lol. Talk about blocking out the sun! Ouch!

    #5066 3 years ago
    Quoted from grifter:

    Well, I guess one machine still makes it a game room.

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    I'm with you man!! Still got a game room!!!

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    #5096 3 years ago

    Me too, heh!

    2 months later
    #5561 3 years ago
    Quoted from AJB4:

    Just gotta show the love for this thread - anybody can put a pic of their game room / barcade / pinball cave / 1 machine stuffed in a corner on here and people just pour forth with cool ideas, good questions, suggestions, encouragement, and love for all things pinball. Greatest thread ever...

    I agree. Of all the hobbies I have or currently play in, this thread is the only one ever that is 100% positive.

    #5564 3 years ago

    Great point Default! Also makes me wonder where I went wrong in life haha. I hate this thread now, thanks!

    #5567 3 years ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Probably drank, smoked and chased girls to much.....or you have a race car.

    You say that like its past tense lol..

    1 month later
    #5963 3 years ago
    Quoted from d0n:

    Hey thanks. Yes is it operated by a winch. It's a replica of the Catalunya circuit in Spain. I'm slowly gathering the materials to make the layout more realistic. It'll be a fun project.
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    That is bad ass. Any reason why you'll see that track to replicate?

    #5966 3 years ago
    Quoted from d0n:

    I wish I could say it was my idea but the previous owner did the whole thing. He was/is a surgeon and had/has 2 young boys. He spared no expense entertaining them. I really don't know why he chose that track to replicate. He is a big car guy and has an F355 Ferarri and a mazerati that both used to live in this garage. We bought the house in january of 2015 and one of the stipulations was that he'd leave the track and all the cars. It does work and I've used it a few times.

    Left the Ferrari too haha! Seriously, that's cool. Giving me ideas for my patio now.

    2 weeks later
    #6036 3 years ago

    Bad ass man!!!!

    #6057 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jodester:

    He did start his first. I hope to finish way over budget in about 2 weeks.

    Not sure if i should upvote for the room, or downvote cause of over budget!! Looks killer either way!!

    2 weeks later
    #6126 3 years ago
    Quoted from Fast-Ed:

    It both heat and cool. That's why it called a heat pump. He will have zero issues. It's a ductless mini split system. I own a heating and cooling co. And we sell those. They are expensive but work really well and you don't have to run duct work. It's great for places where it would be hard to have duct work installed.

    Like Afghanistan. I'm not an AC guy, but I recognized that right off the bat. Are they really applicable here? Dont see why not, but for a garage in AZ this might be the ticket!!!

    1 month later
    #6420 3 years ago

    A little update on my room. I cleared out my storage unit, and this ended up in gaming area! Hopefully it will be forced to run to the hills!! But for now, it's a mechanical work of art!

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    #6522 3 years ago

    Insane#!!

    1 month later
    #6817 3 years ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    BINGO !! Thanks for asking that question. I wont even buy a shirt if its printed on the front because I'll never wear it no matter how much I like the design.
    John P. Dayhuff
    Battle Creek, Mi.
    269-979-3836

    I'm just sick of the constant pimping.

    1 week later
    #6914 3 years ago
    Quoted from amkoepfer:

    It would be interesting, but what do you rank it on? Decor, use of space, lighting, overall coolness? Or quality of games and amount?

    Great, lets rank game rooms so other can feel inferior for posting them up. Bad idea. I want to see every game room, from the closet to the Taj Majal. I respect them equally.

    2 weeks later
    #7097 3 years ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    I question the accuracy of calling a room a "game room" when furniture takes up more space than the games.
    Pool tables count as furniture, by the way!
    -

    Luddite! Having to track scores manually? Especially while drunk?
    If that's better, then by that logic, we should all have bagatelles.

    Thats not very civilized!

    3 weeks later
    #7245 2 years ago

    i didnt know the pinball glass was that strong!

    #7254 2 years ago
    Quoted from Cobra:

    Not till I married my wife!!

    She got a sister!?

    2 weeks later
    #7300 2 years ago

    I just have to say that you know a pin is good when its in nearly every game room it seems. Metallica for the win!!!

    #7312 2 years ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    Hardly. I've been to lots of local game rooms and only one has Meh-tallica.
    (I just thought of that! Nothing against the game, I understand it's awesome. Too bad it's got that band for a theme.)
    And however good it is, it's sorta there by default, since the guy gets just about every pin Stern puts out. (Of course the clunkers get rotated out, so we can conclude it doesn't suck, at least...)
    I keed, I keed. Someday I'll spend some real time on it and wind up wanting one, I'm sure!

    I'm just saying the gamerooms posted here. B
    More often then not, Met is present. Must be less civilized around here!!

    1 month later
    #7610 2 years ago
    Quoted from Dooskie:

    Have you somehow sealed the autographs on the ball washer so they don't fade away or accidentally get smudged?

    Im guessing it doesnt actually get used.

    #7658 2 years ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    That beach is pretty much standard size like what we have around here. But, as nice as the beach is, like a lot of people we are looking at ways to get out of CA. One place I have been checking out is Montana. I saw a place for sale on Zillow for a reasonable price that has a grass landing strip and an airplane hangar. Now I guarantee you, I will never fly my own plane. So the question is, does this space look like a possibility for something else?

    Bring the games, leave your politics at home

    #7667 2 years ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    Haha good one. Always remember - the ones that want to get out aren't the ones that will be bringing that stuff with them. Enuff said on that

    Shit not true. Colorado, Nevada, AZ, are all feeling the affects of loaded Californians leaving with a butt load of cash, moving to a cheaper cost of living area, and then start wanting things to be California like, minus the taxes.

    Anyway. Good luck, I would leave too haha

    4 months later
    #8362 2 years ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    This is soon to be my new game room! I'll have room for 12 machines. Complete with a bar! We close on 4/11 and move in 4/14

    Awesome, what are of Colorado is that? Highland Ranch?

    3 months later
    #8917 2 years ago
    Quoted from MacLean:

    ok, you win! Nice collection Volkdrive. I really like your MET alternate translite, so cool.

    No winners or losers in this thread..but yes, his collection kicks ass!!!

    1 month later
    #9006 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rondogg:

    What kind of vacuum is that in the last picture? Looks pretty sweet.

    Looks to be a shark!

    1 week later
    #9092 1 year ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    Never ending funds....

    FIFY

    Looks amazing and awesome creativity. Phone switch is bad ass.

    1 month later
    #9317 1 year ago
    Quoted from gentrsa:

    Super Sprint 3 player...drool!!!!

    Off topic, but I have a 3 player Ivan Stewart off road. Can it be made to play this game as well??

    2 weeks later
    #9457 1 year ago
    Quoted from ZNET:

    Hey Tim. I know that your collection is also populated by miscellaneous coin-op machines. Two of the three coke machines have remained in my collection since 1985. The Vendo 39 is so nice that it passes the "main floor. . .wife approval" standard, as shown in two of the photos below.
    When I started my career back then, this coke machine was in a remote spot in the basement of my office, a dilapidated 4-story building, in the heart of Camden, NJ. Based on service paperwork in the machine, it was last in service in the seventies. This Vendo 39 is the iconic early version, solid red, with an embossed rib running down the coin door to the front and a stamped coin entry plate. This machine spent its entire life in the building of that basement, which accounted for its remarkable original "time-capsule" condition.
    I used to walk by it in search of old files stored in that basement. One day, I tracked down the owner and was able to buy it. This was years before Sharper Image began buying up these old Vendo 39, V-44 and V-81 machines, restoring them and selling them in their catalogues for as much as $7,500. In the years thereafter, coke machine restoration outfits became omnipresent and prices adjusted downward considerably. Regarding your Vendo 39 restoration, there's advice available about selecting the correct red paint, as you may know.
    The other coke machine that I kept was the Cavalier CS-72. You can glimpse some of that coke machine next to the Sega Rifleman below. As you likely know, soda machine collectors like the illuminated "Have A Coke" lens on that model and the fact that it will vend 12 oz. and smaller bottles as well as many brands of soda cans simultaneously.
    The third machine was a Cavalier C-51, Cavalier's counterpart to Vendo's 39 model. I gave the C-51 to a fellow pinball collector friend. There's also a small Tom's Candy machine (depicted below) which has remained in my various gamerooms over the years, from house to house.
    Pinball, arcade games, bingos, soda machines, candy machines, trade stimulators (not shown). . .if you can drop a coin in it, we love it, right? About the only coin-op item that doesn't appeal to me are the Pachinko games, although I do find the history of Japanese pinball interesting.
    My latest project is the Americoin Fire Chief arcade shown below, which propels actual water from a toy fire engine onto faux fire-blazing window targets. Among all of the games in my line-up, the most popular, for many years, continues to be 1972 Sega Monster Gun (nylon pellet shooter arcade with challenging physical targets and great sound effects) and 1954 Two Player Basketball (arcade), which are side-by-side in one of the photos below. I know that you share my high opinion of the Genco game inasmuch as it's also a hit in your collection.

    There are game rooms, and then their are curators. Thank you for sharing..

    1 month later
    #9681 1 year ago
    Quoted from TRAMD:

    I'm not sure if I posted this video here before. Since this video I have everything fixed to perfect working condition (first time ever) and added a Tekken 2 next to the SF 2 pin.
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    Awesome room, awesome games, friend, not so much haha. Nice vid, thanks for sharing.

    1 month later
    #10024 1 year ago

    That looks like a great place to hang out!!

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    #10070 1 year ago

    Still the best thread on Pinside. No judging, all winners!!!

    1 week later
    #10154 1 year ago
    Quoted from alexanr1:

    Probably should put a ring on het finger so you don’t lose her

    Then the good times will end lol!!

    1 month later
    #10430 1 year ago
    Quoted from Nokoro:

    I lost my original NES. I think my parents tossed it when their basement flooded. It’s amazing how many Nintendo consoles I’ve had over the years. I recently bought a PS4 which is nice, but shortly after I bought a Switch which is amazing, and I kind of abandoned the PS4. Nintendo might go on hiatus every now and then, but they always come back and up the ante. I’ve been playing Zelda Breath of the Wild a ton lately. One of the most amazing games made. A true game changer.

    Awesome game room, and I've been thinking about a switch.. like hearing the good reviews..

    #10431 1 year ago
    Quoted from davijc02:

    Doesn’t seem nearly as fun as pinball but to each their own.

    I'm guessing the ladders are a means, to an end..

    #10434 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Well... that is technically my gameroom WIP

    Edit:
    Here ya go
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/backyard-gameroom-in-the-desert

    Ho.Lee.Shit.

    #10442 1 year ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    The high you get from those ladders is better than any pinball machine can give you.

    I'll be the bottom dweller and trade you a ladder for a pin. How high do you want to be, cause I got ladders!! "Noting you live in CO".

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    #10489 1 year ago
    Quoted from littlecammi:

    And force you to be butt buddies? Nah, I don't like games to be that close together.

    I'm guessing you are a very literal person.

    3 months later
    #11048 1 year ago
    Quoted from Waldo:

    Ceiling Height is very important though. You will want to bounce any Atmos height speakers vs direct fire them from the ceiling at that height.
    I spend way more time in the theater then I do in the arcade. Hard not to. It’s just so awesome for movies and games (PS4/Xbox)

    Once again the thought put into this game house is insane. I'm in Colorado quite a bit, if you have a party, can I get an invite lol. I promise not be to obnoxious!

    #11051 1 year ago
    Quoted from Waldo:

    The GF after our housewarming party said no more parties
    She’ll come around eventually

    So all that for a couple of people. Cool and enjoy!

    1 month later
    #11279 11 months ago
    Quoted from lurch:

    Normally it wouldnt be an issue but with a $3400 mortgage...... Not as much "FU" money as I had previously. I'll get some cheap arcades over the next few months then consolidate them into a new pin or two as things progress.

    You must have a huge family. Nice space...

    #11280 11 months ago
    Quoted from tamoore:

    I might be buying a new house, so I might be saying goodbye to my basement arcade... Pretty much all of it. I think I'll be able to keep 8 pins, a jukebox or two, and maybe a video game.
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    Hell yeah, Satan's Hollow!!!

    2 weeks later
    #11388 11 months ago

    I'll take the AZ heat 5 months out of the year, and no other weather related problems, thank you very much lol.

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    #11605 10 months ago
    Quoted from RWH:

    My basement is 8-10' down and it stays cool year round.

    My house is a ranch with no basement. It stays cool in the summer, and heats up when temps get into the 70's lol

    #11606 10 months ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Just finished building the rgb sofet lighting in my garage/workshop/Gemeroom II. Only needed it on 3 walls, it was a fun project. It's gonna light up the Mustang really cool when it comes back. As usual, pictures don't do the colors justice. I can also see where I missed painting on the ceiling.
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    That looks great, do you have a pic where's it not lit up and In the daylight? Basically I'd like to see what your lighting is resting in..

    #11607 10 months ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    Heres a panoramic of our main pinball room.
    Theres a few others in the arcade room as well.
    This room is all Rock and Roll and Movie themes for the most part.
    Still need to put some art on the wall and whatnot.
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    Let me know when the next party is!! Nice room!!

    #11611 10 months ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Sure I'll take some close-ups and give you measurements.

    Thank you.

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    #11716 9 months ago
    Quoted from Minneapolispin:

    My own little oasis to chill, reflect, listen to tunes, and sip some drinks. Very thankful these days. Cheers!
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    Prince, is this you??

    #11736 9 months ago
    Quoted from yzfguy:

    LOL, after daycare comes even more expenses.....it only gets worse

    Yes, my friends are looking to pay $4000 for the daughter to get on a club team for volleyball. FOR.ONE.SEASON.

    No kids here haha

    #11757 9 months ago
    Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

    Daycare costs are my #1 expense, much higher than my mortgage even. I wouldn't have it any other way though, love having kids. If I didn't have kids I could have a huge gameroom with tons of pins and a Vette in the garage but somehow I just don't think I'd be as fulfilled.[quoted image]

    Truth be told, walking into my house feels cold. Walking into friends or family house feels warm.

    Anyway! Back to game rooms.

    #11796 9 months ago
    Quoted from PACMAN:

    See the Marble Madness?

    I saw that Major Havoc!!! Also 720, Paperboy and yes, Marble madness. My all time faves+ Defender. Thanks for sharing !!

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    #11874 8 months ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    Is that sub-woofer good for reproductive organs?

    The guy who built that won't happen have to worry about reproducing lol. He can't get that out of the parents basement!!

    3 weeks later
    #11946 7 months ago
    Quoted from neverahighscore:

    Rearrangement of upper gameroom. Flows better and easier to take off the pin glass than before.

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    Those chrome Terminators look amazing!!!!

    1 week later
    #12001 7 months ago
    Quoted from xfassa:

    Just when I thought no more could possibly fit....

    I'll take the Major Havoc!!

    1 week later
    #12136 7 months ago
    Quoted from Pinzap:

    Looks great!! I know I would kill to have a wall with old bricks like that in my gameroom. People pay crazy money for old brick facades. And you covered almost all of it up.

    Just what I was thinking, but great job on the renovation..

    2 weeks later
    #12237 6 months ago
    Quoted from Spencer:

    My wife's favorite movie is Steel Magnolias, so she wanted our oldest daughter's middle name Shelby. With my love for Mustangs, that worked out perfectly.

    Seems legit, although highly improbable. It was Shelby one way or another! BTW, my best friends daughter is names Shelby.

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    #12312 6 months ago
    Quoted from RWH:

    I like the stars. I agree they are busy but not overly enough for a game room, you want busy in your arcade area. For me the circles are just to boring, no sense of movement like the star pattern has.

    Normally, I would agree if the area was larger. In this case I'd look for something between the stars and circles.

    #12373 6 months ago
    Quoted from phillyfan64:

    One named Kelly, one named Kris and one named Bri.

    The whole situation is wierd lol.

    2 months later
    #12980 3 months ago
    Quoted from heni1977:

    Now that is a perfect game room! Complete with 70's wood paneling, neon lights. And when it's a nice evening you can open up that garage door and be a open air bar!!! For me this would be a perfect game room!!!!

    Agreed,what a nice space!

    3 weeks later
    #13124 3 months ago
    Quoted from Zwovr6:

    Game room area.
    I have a couple more in garage I am working on
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    Awesome lineup, but turn em on for pics!!

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    #13140 81 days ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    Hell, Even years ago beta cards would fetch big money. Mox Jet used to command big time money.

    Not doubting worth, but if someone has 40gs that they can get now, well get it. Is the game as popular as it once was?

    #13154 79 days ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    A few snaps of my area of joy and wonderment
    Down stairs and up stairs
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    Great job and nice use of space!!

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    #13203 75 days ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    Many people here confuse a "pinball room" with a game room. If you have 60 pins in your room, it's a pinball room, not a game room.
    Game rooms require variety. Arcade games, bowlers, crane games, signs, and so on.
    So we can now draw a distinction between the two. Hope this helps.

    Jesus, you own one of the most epic "game rooms" posted in this thread, but are being this petty?

    Here is my game room, pinball room, gym all in one pic. Oh yea, it is my rolling art room as as well. Enjoy, and get over yourself.

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    #13208 75 days ago
    Quoted from kcZ:

    A Banshee with flat tires is art? Wish that I had pics of the 250r that I built.

    Blown up alcohol motor. Needs a total rebuild, but the paint job is bad ass lol, hence the "rolling art" although it aint rolling anywhere soon and maybe this pic is why Im single and can put a bike in the gameroom/living room/gym haha!. If you find a pic of that 250 R, post it up!!!

    #13209 75 days ago
    Quoted from bowtech:

    Sweet banshee!!! I miss mine. Loved that sound, smell and acceleration!!!

    There are faster now, but nothing compares to them!!!

    #13210 75 days ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    Ha! Don't think I'm being petty, just kind of realistic. The OCD tends to overtake my brain, that's all.....

    Merriam Webster definition of Game, Entry 1!:

    Definition of game

    (Entry 1 of 4)
    1a(1) : activity engaged in for diversion or amusement : play

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/game

    Seems like pinball to me. Not exclusive of course, but seems to include multiple types of amusement...

    Now back to gamerooms!!

    #13212 75 days ago
    Quoted from kcZ:

    I looked. it was way before digital pics. It was an 88 that I would pull apart every winter and redo. One year it was a midnight blue the next year I painted it pearl blue with House of Kolor paints. I cut the OE style graphics out of metallic blue vinyl. motor was done by Duncan Racing.
    I'll search a bit more for pics but highly doubt that I'll find anything. Not even sure where to find the physical prints anymore.

    Oh yea, Duncan built some bad ass motors and the 250 R handling/chassis/motor "combination" are what all quads are still judged against.

    #13245 71 days ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Nice! Thanks, I didn’t realize guardians was a rethemed met

    Ya, so buy a Met, its worlds above Guardians in everyway, unless you just love the theme.

    #13261 68 days ago
    Quoted from Jasenwm:

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    Awesome game room bud!

    Question, how much does a racing rig like that cost?

    #13262 68 days ago
    Quoted from Max_Badazz:

    My game room will be on the news tonight at 7pm WMUR ABC 9 (posted online after). Not sure how much coverage I will get in the segment but they were there for over 2.5hrs.[quoted image]

    That's cool as hell, but didn't know you could play the high score screen haha.

    #13273 67 days ago
    Quoted from Jasenwm:

    The most expensive part was the wheel, wheel depending on what you want will determine how much. Seat $300, wheel, pedals, shifter $450, that's just a lcd TV and it's all hooked up to a Xbox one s. That I play forza on. So less then $1,000 and it's fun as hell

    Ok that's cheaper than I would have thought. That shifter looks legit!

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    #13392 55 days ago
    Quoted from cait001:

    I have a rather small downtown house with only a small back storage room to work with. Space constraints pushed me towards exploring things beyond pinball machines, like the artwork and other coinop machines.
    It's pretty tight in there. (just under 200 sq ft for the game area)
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    Dude, with your creativity, if you won the lottery, you would put together an epic game room!! Well done!!

    #13394 55 days ago
    Quoted from ZNET:

    Dudette, in this instance.

    You know what, and I am being completely honest, I felt like I should have said Dude/Dudette, but didn't for brevity. I will from here on out and thanks for the clarification..

    #13406 54 days ago
    Quoted from Ben1981:

    just closed a gap with BK space is a premium as i live in a city appartement, maybe i'll switch Outrun with one more pin down the road [quoted image][quoted image]

    Wow, were the Jigsaw and Baseball game at the Rocky Mountain Pinball Expo? I played both of those last weekend. I thought jigsaw was pretty cool!

    #13411 54 days ago
    Quoted from Ben1981:

    noiseless and space saving pinball fun, only possible with prewars
    but it's a very old building with thick walls luckily, the only direct neighbours are a couple of students who like to party themselves.

    nope, would be quite a haul for me to bring them, despite their small size
    i love them too, total contrast in playstyle, you really have to master your Zen an calm down to score. and they look just stunning!

    Quoted from Ben1981:

    noiseless and space saving pinball fun, only possible with prewars
    but it's a very old building with thick walls luckily, the only direct neighbours are a couple of students who like to party themselves.

    nope, would be quite a haul for me to bring them, despite their small size
    i love them too, total contrast in playstyle, you really have to master your Zen an calm down to score. and they look just stunning!

    Didnt think so, I just think it was really cool I played the exact 2 games last weekend. Great job!

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    #13455 39 days ago
    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    You could totally repaint the cabinet while taking a dump. When you're done with one side, flip it around and do the other side.

    Yuck lol. Magazines that go into the bathroom never leave. I guess the pin would stay too!

    #13486 37 days ago
    Quoted from vwallat99:

    I'm finally at a good point where I'm ready to share my gameroom with family and friends again. I took on this project with severely limited experience and knowledge but had a ton of help from friends on completing this. Dealing with the stress of this renovation was taxing to say the least and a very hard time. With my basement torn up and flooding at the same time was probably the worst of it all but I'm happy with the result.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Damn!! Nice job!!

    #13520 33 days ago
    Quoted from the96stang:

    Count incorrect, or maybe I haven't added everything. I have a running list that is at 587 games owned. Not bad for 26, eh?

    Awesome collection man!! Have a vid of your entire current collection?

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    #13547 22 days ago
    Quoted from Lord_RyGuy:

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    Pinside rule #1, games on in pics!!!

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    #13578 7 days ago
    Quoted from littlecammi:

    And easy enough to change it out if you get tired of it.

    No pun intended, I'm sure!!

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