Peter Hirschberg

Friday, December 28, 2007

Construction Update

My friend Fred helped me installing the blacklight fixtures today. We got all 10 fixtures installed, and all but 3 wired. We also got the other Chuck E Cheese sign hung. Thanks Fred! I am soooooo sore and tired! We spent the entire day up on scaffolding with our arms above our heads. Ouch!

Sorry - no photos - too sore! I'm gonna hurt in the morning.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Construction Update

This is what 40 blacklight bulbs look like.

Half of these were salvaged from the old gameroom. These are all for the 10 ceiling fixtures I'll be installing.

Construction Update

They made more progress on the steps / deckwork yesterday, even though it was really cold out. Today is a lot warmer, but nobody showed up. Oh well. I think they could finish it in one day or maybe two.

We also finished moving the last of the machines (the 3 pinballs from the old gameroom) over to the new building. There's still some project machines in the garage, but for the most part that's the last of it! I need to get all the other pinball machines set up now.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Another nice article about me

The guys over at Benevolent Robot have posted a very flattering article about me. Thanks guys! You're always welcome to come visit the gameroom!

Gameroom Magazine

The January 2008 issue of Gameroom Magazine has a little mention of my new arcade building project. Kinda neat. I appreciate the publicity. :-)

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays everyone!

ARCADE UPDATE - Game Moving Progress

Every machine except for the 3 pinballs and some project machines have been moved into the new building. Boy the cockpit games were a challenge. Special thanks to Fred, Darrian, and Daniel for their help moving the machines! And thanks to everyone that offered their help! I should be able to move the last 3 machines over in the next day or two.

Up next - I'm going to hang the fluorescent fixtures for the blacklights and start putting up all my posters and artwork!!

I also think I'm going to convert that giant center row of games into several rows going width-wise. I think it will lay out better that way.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Construction Update

More deck/stairs work.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Construction Update

The last bit of the construction - the deckwork and steps, got some work done on it on Friday. It was too dark to take photos when I got home Friday, and yesterday I forgot since I was moving machines all day, then last night we got an ice storm. So you'll have to put up with ice-stormy photos of the decking.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

ARCADE UPDATE - Game Moving Progress

Moved a bunch more machines over. Also moved a ton of posters and artwork (which is going to take a REALLY long time to get all hung up!).

Don't read too much into the arrangement of the games. I have a specific place in mind for the pinballs, and a specific place for the cockpit machines, but other than that, I'm just winging it. These are probably not the final place for the machines. I'm just trying to get all the machines over to the new building before we get snow!

I have to say, it's actually pretty sad to see the old gameroom getting all emptied out. It's something I didn't expect - to feel a sense of loss from setting up the new place. It's weird. I'll definitely post pictures of the old "Luna City 1.0" once it's all cleared out and officially decommissioned and de-sanctified.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Chasing Ghosts at the New York United Film Festival

Chasing Ghosts will be playing at the New York United Film Festival this Saturday, December 15th, at 6pm. Be there or be square.

Click here to visit the site!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

ARCADE UPDATE - Game Moving Progress

I moved over another 8 machines tonight.

Here's a sign I had made to go above the circuit breaker panels (it's a Ghostbusters reference if you don't get it).

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Birthday Cake

My wife got me this cake for my birthday. :-)

Monday, December 10, 2007

ARCADE UPDATE - Game Moving Progress

I decided to start using a new title for my posts, since for the most part the construction is done (still waiting on the steps outside to be built, but that's not stopping me from moving machines).

After work today my wife and I moved a bunch more machines. All these are some of the machines that have filled our garage. They are for the most part totally unshopped (unrestored and nonworking), but I have to get them out of the way so I can bring the bulk of the machines through the garage. I think by the time we are done I'm going to need spine surgery or something. Curse my 42 year old body.

Here's a row of pinball machines against the back wall (not set up). Every one of those machines need shopping. Whew.

More videos added to the lineup.

My funky '70s-style trashcan and Atari 2600 store sign (jeez, gotta get that black wall painted!)

Primal Rage - hidden off by itself. :-)

And the bathroom sink fitted with a trippy illuminated faucet. It lights up either blue or red, depending on the water temperature.

I just need to find a place that sells the glow in the dark toilet seats now and I'll be set.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Construction Update - IT HAS BEGUN

My friends, IT HAS BEGUN. The carpeting is now complete.

I moved a couple machines over before it started raining. Two machines down - about 60 or so more to go. I just need to get some blacklight action going in there!