12/18/18 - Product Review: Lights On Tap
How many have heard of Tapper, the arcade game? How fun is it to sling some brews with a tapper handle? For those of us who do not have working beer taps in our home arcade, man cave or gameroom, there is a new product out there that will ad that extra wow factor and give you the full "tapper" experience.

The product is called Lights On Tap. It's a beer tapper that you can swap out with your existing light switch. That's right, you can control your lighting with the push or pull of a beer tap handle. The best part about the product? You can change out the beer tapper handles anytime you want to fully customize your look. To pick up your own lights on tap, head on over to https://lightsontap.com/.

For a video review of the product, check out the Youtube video below.

11/12/18 - Film Crew Shoots At The Vintage Vault Arcade
A 10 person film crew from Webster University came out to the Vintage Vault Arcade for a 9 hour film shoot. The shoot was for a mobster film which ends with a courier getting blown away in front of the Ms. Pac-man arcade game. Definitely an experience. It was fun to watch them do their magic, and a blast to have everyone out. Just click on a thumbnail below to view the pictures. Enjoy the photos!

11/05/18 - New Photoset Of The Vintage Vault Arcade!
All new photoset taken of the vintage vault arcade. To check out all 24 photos click here or click on the "My Arcade" menu link above.

10/22/18 - Repair: JVL Retro Bartop Touchscreen Game
Last year I upgraded one of my bar touchscreen games to a JVL Retro. Besides being an absolutely beautiful touchscreen bartop model, there's over 100 awesome games to play, all different kinds that the Megatouch series does not have. Two favorites are What A Mess and Under Water Mess which is very similar to a Where's Waldo in that you have to find 5 specific objects on a crowded screen within a certain time limit.

Over the last 3 months, on startup this unit kept getting an "Interface Board battery is low" message. I could touch the screen to continue each time, but the writing was on the wall that this battery was failing. This holds all the operator settings (including freeplay) as well as the high scores. Unfortunately this is not an easy task as the battery is soldered onto the interface board (seriously, why?) and requires a very specific rechargable volt and amp rating.

I finally got one ordered and got the new battery soldered in. The new battery caused the board to need a factory reset but after that all is well. Hopefully get another 8 years service out of it before needing another battery.

If you are in the market for a touchscreen game, I do recommend these attractive, very hard to find units. Besides being fun and visually appealing, all game software is on a flash drive as opposed to Megatouch unit which uses a hard drive. Flash means it boots faster, and is less prone to failure. A spinning hard disk drive CAN and WILL fail with time requiring replacement.

10/14/18 - New Vintage Vault Arcade Tour 2018!
Brand new walkthru tour of the Vintage Vault Arcade! Includes a daytime and nighttime walkthru, which I like to call the Arcade After Dark. If you want to go straight to lights out then forward to 4:13 in the timeline. Enjoy!

10/11/18 - Tales From The Arcade Ep2 ~ A new mini-series from the Vintage Vault Arcade
Tales From The Arcade
- Bowser's Castle -

Take an amusing look at the personal lives of some of our favorite classic arcade characters.
Bowser seems to be having a few Mario problems at the castle.

9/28/18 - Tales From The Arcade ~ A new mini-series from the Vintage Vault Arcade
Tales From The Arcade
- Donkey Kong Blues -

Take an amusing look at the personal lives of some of our favorite classic arcade characters.
What's Donkey Kong "DK" so down about?

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