#1 Edited by thetenthdoctor (291 posts) -

I about crashed my car laughing at the discussion about killing yourself while working on an arcade cabinet.  
 
Back when I was about 15 years old, I bought an MK1 cabinet from the local arcade going out of business for about $150.  It was originally a SFII cabinet they had shoddily converted, complete with extra button holes still open underneath the MK overlays around the joysticks and cobbled together interior where the boards weren't secured- but I digress.  Anyway, my idiotic 15 year old self was tinkering around inside it one day while it was plugged in AND turned on (genius level move, right?), and when I touched the bottom of one of the boards my whole arm went numb and did this weird, twitchy sort of convulsion and flapped around for about 5 seconds.  Even at the time I was smart enough to realize "Yeah, that was probably bad". 
 
Anyway, I'm a long time listener of the Bombcast and this is my first post here on the site.  The discussion about potentially dying during arcade cabinet repair had me laughing so hard and brought back that old memory I'd completely forgotten about, so I decided to finally join so I could comment on it.  Keep up the awesome podcast and site- you guys rock. 

#2 Posted by ajamafalous (11929 posts) -

Welcome to the site dude.

#3 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -

Welcome! Stay a while, won't you?

#4 Posted by Fripplebubby (1027 posts) -

I'm suspecting that you actually did die there with the arcade cabinet and have dreamed up the rest of your so-called "reality". 

#5 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1255 posts) -

Using your first post to describe a near death experience involving a videogame? Best first post I've seen. Welcome to the Bomb.

#6 Posted by captain_clayman (3320 posts) -
@UnsavedHero said:

Using your first post to describe a near death experience involving a videogame? Best first post I've seen. Welcome to the Bomb.

word.   the only other near death video game experience is playing games 16 hours a day and eating a ton of shit food and then getting a heart attack, and then somehow not dying. 
 
OR the time my friend was playing oblivion on his piece of crap computer and the disc drive started spinning really fast and then miraculously the oblivion DVD flew out and ricocheted around the room, nearly hitting him.
#7 Posted by countinhallways (632 posts) -

GET OUT!!!... 
 
Wait, no. Sorry. Wrong thread. 
Welcome to the site. Have a good time and buy a t-shirt while you are at it.

#8 Posted by thetenthdoctor (291 posts) -
@Fripplebubby said:
I'm suspecting that you actually did die there with the arcade cabinet and have dreamed up the rest of your so-called "reality". 
As long as the game announcer yelled FATALITY! when my lifeless corpse hit the ground, I think I'm okay with that.  At least I went out with some good irony.  
#9 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

@thetenthdoctor:

I tried to think up something witty based on your obvious love for Doctor Who and your near death experience.

I failed.

Welcome anyways!

#10 Posted by Redbullet685 (6031 posts) -
@Fripplebubby said:
I'm suspecting that you actually did die there with the arcade cabinet and have dreamed up the rest of your so-called "reality". 
Everyone knows that Giant Bomb is too good to be true. We are all dead right now.
#11 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

Great way to enter the site, welcome. As a "longtime" fan of the Bombcast, I point you towards the Persona 4 Endurance Run and the Random Quick Look buttons as two great places to explore more content from these guys!

#12 Posted by Brendan (7730 posts) -

What happened to the ninth doctor? Are you all doctors of arcade cabinets? Did you not learn from the nine previous doctors mistakes?

#13 Posted by psylah (2164 posts) -

If you're interested in more murderous Arcade cabinet madness, listen to the 8-11-09 podcast for some electrocution. If you like the Matthew Broderick-like fashions of Jared Rea, he also shows up on the bombcast on 11-03-09.

#14 Edited by rachelepithet (1391 posts) -

.