I was in Austin, TX a few weeks ago. It happened to be around the SXSW festival, so every business around was trying to be a venue. Herr Prof was doing a two hour chiptune stint at Game Over Video Games, and somehow or other we got in contact. Next thing I know, I am offered some set time at this event.
It was a little awkward. The crowd that was there was there to see Descendants of Erdrick, a local video game music cover band. So while I performed they were setting up out front in the parking lot, distracting folks from my performance (which was really just me playing back tracks because I was missing everything from my rig except my laptop).
Regardless, I had a blast looking around this store (there’s a museum in the back) and trying not to go apeshit buying vintage video game crap. I picked up a nice A/V cable for the Commodore, a couple Atari 2600 games I had lost at the firteen house, and a replacement 72-pin connector for my NES. And this isn’t even the main store!
Yeah, so I do stuff on the kitchen counter. Exchanging the connector was a bit more work than I thought it would be. Somewhere around 20 screws later I got the old one out and popped the new one in. It’s supposed to make your NES load cartridges like it’s brand new!
Oh, look at that! I can’t tell if it’s better or worse! Balloon Fight was the only cart I could get to load cleanly enough to play. It didn’t last that long either. How do I justify buying a power pak if I don’t even have a working NES?
At least I had fun at the store. Descendants of Erdrick kicked ass and it was nice to see Herr Prof in meatspace once again, think it’s been about three years! Wish I was better at remembering to take pictures. :D