Podcast Episode 34 - We Play The New Munsters Pinball Machine, and Pinball Arrives at 1989 Arcade Bar!

On this episode of Game the System podcast, Marc Matt and John talk a boat load of pinball! Including impressions of the brand new Munsters pinball machine from Stern, the news that 1989 Arcade Bar is getting three pinball machines, Link's Awakening remake (not a pinball machine), a new Australian number 1 ranked pinball player, and EVO Japan 2019 (also not pinball)!


Podcast Episode 31 - Barcades! Project Z Ball 2020, Bartronica, Netherworld, 1989, Australian Arcade Championships, and the BPAC Pinball Arcade Showcase

Podcast Episode 31! We get stuck into reader feedback and chat about Star Trek, podcasts, and… the Munsters movie? Then we discuss the state of barcades in Australia, and Z Ball Amusements’ quest to find a barcade venue in Sydney. Plus the announcement of the Australian Arcade Championships in Brisbane, along with Kong Off 3 and Brisbane Pinball Masters 2019!


Ep 12: We play Iron Maiden Pinball, the Battle of the Best Game of 1989, Sega World Sydney, Bayonetta, Batman Returns, and Gauntlet Dark Legacy!

Game the System Podcast Episode 12 sponsored by 1989 Arcade Bar and Kitchen ( Marc, John and Matt have chosen the next battleground - the best game released in 1989! We all play and discuss the new Stern pinball machine Iron Maiden. There's reminiscing about the Sega World amusement centre in Sydney's Darling Harbour. Marc and John are playing through Bayonetta 2 (and John finishes Bayonetta 1), plus much more including Batman Returns on the Mega CD, and Gauntlet Dark Legacy!


Podcast Episode 9! Neo Geo Mini, PAX Classic Games, Road Rash and the Sega Master System

They're at it again! Marc, John and Matt discuss the rumoured Neo Geo Mini, the future of the PAX Classic Gaming Area, Lord of the Sword and the Sega Master System, Road Rash and Daze Before Christmas on the Mega Drive, new Timezone arcade in Central Park reviewed, the new Elvira pinball machine, Afreeca Starleague and IEM Sydney, and more retro than you can shake a CRT at!


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Are You Dying to Talk About Games? Retro, Arcade, Modern, Pinball? People Like You Are Already Talking - On the Forum!

If you've been looking for a place to chat with people who love all types of gaming, the conversation has already begun and we want to welcome your voice!


The Game the System Forum has been up for a little while now and it's already packed full of interesting discussion on retro games, pinball, arcade games, modern games, board and table top games, and more. You will also see running journals on projects such as arcade repair, and a rom hack creating a new version of the Atari 2600 game River Raid - turning it into a tournament edition!

It's also the best place to keep up with what's going on with the Podcast, and to ask your questions and provide feedback that we can cover on the show. We'd love to hear from you and talk about the things that you want to hear.

So head on over and join the chat. We want to hear about what YOU play, what you're working on, and what games are capturing your attention these days. That can be all the way back to Game & Watch, and all the way forward to Bayonetta 3. It's all games and we all love talking about them, all the time!

New Podcast! New Forum! New Feature: Sydney's Only Bar-Arcade - 1989!

Game the System is very happy to announce that we have launched three new sections!

We've been a little quiet of late as we have worked on plans to shift focus from competitive pinball and to all things gaming: retro, modern games, arcade games, pinball, board games, table top, anything that people play! Additionally, we wanted to change our approach from news and events, to a connected gaming community. And what does that mean?

A Podcast!

Head on over to the Podcast section to listen to our brand new gaming podcast. Listen to Marc Bell, John Pansini and Matthew Tolhurst discuss all things gaming. We plan to release a new podcast every two weeks or there abouts, so subscribe via iTunes or Stitcher and join the conversation!

A Forum!

The Forum section does what it says on the box - a community discussion around all things gaming. Here you can keep up with the podcasts we release, the features, and all the things that the wonderful gaming community are up to. Don't hesitate to join the discussion, there's already heaps of content in there waiting for your opinion!

A new feature page: Play!

Expanding our view of people that play has always been our long term goal, and now are finally doing just that! The Play section is all about where people play, and the people that love these places. Our first feature is the one and only 1989 Arcade Bar & Kitchen in Newtown, Sydney - literally Sydney's ONLY bar-arcade!