Happy Friday! K and I are officially homeowners!!! WOOOO!!! This long stressful process took way too much time, and too much energy. I don’t believe how wiped I am just from signing paperwork for a couple hours. This is a huge weight off my shoulders, and a big time sink now gone.
For the past few years I have been attending IAAPA, which is the big amusement part and arcade entertainment expo in Orlando. It’s really a remarkable event, and this years was no different. Some of the highlights was a Korean pavilion showing off a ton of new Korean companies and the games / motion simulators coming out of there. Stern Pinball was showing off the new Star Trek pinball game. It was a lot of fun. The best part of the day was the Namco Bandai booth. They had a bunch of new games, but the exciting ones were a new Mario Kart arcade racing game, and MachStorm, an AceCombat / Afterburner inspired game with an immersive cockpit. I will be posting pictures in another post. One of the more apparent things this year was much less piracy, stolen cabinet designs, and game clones. Previous shows there were blatant ripoffs and large displays that almost seemed to encourage it. This year, not so much.
The holidays are approaching, and I hope everyone who reads this has a good one. I am going to have time off work, which will be spent working on PiMAME. I’m hoping to have a January release of the new 0.8 version, and I welcome everyone to contribute to the github repos.
Kano computing is raising a kickstarter for a very innovative Raspberry Pi kit, and they have already reached the 500k mark. These guys are really nice and I have high hopes for them.
I am beyond stressed. I think I’m buying a house next friday. If all goes according to plan. Knock on wood, everything will go right.
Anyways, I have put up some new github repos for PiMAME. It’s regarding PiMAME 0.8, and it’s for the new web frontend and the pimame menu / launcher. They are no where near ready for use, but if you would like to help with the programming, feel free to fork the repo and send a pull request.