Arcade Impossible

 

Gregg and Mike have known each other for over 20 years, and they’ve been gaming the whole time.

Gregg’s first gaming experience was playing Pitfall on the 2600 with his mother at the age of three.  Mike’s gaming craze started with Mario Bros. on the NES at the age of four. Both of them collect console systems and games too. Arcade collecting began in 2008 when Gregg picked up a Dig Dug machine for a MAME project.  Inspired by all of the great gaming channels on Youtube, in May 2012 the guys filmed their first arcade pickup (Galaga).  Now they film and pickup one arcade machine a month, and release the episode on the 1st.   Gregg is remodeling his basement to resemble an arcade from the 80’s, and both hope to have all of the great cabs that they remember from their youth.

Gregg:

Favorite Arcades: Donkey Kong, Donkey  Kong Jr., Smash TV, Ms. Pac-man

Favorite Systems: Atari 2600, NES

Favorite Games: Resident Evil Series, Heavy Rain, Final Fantasy 3

Mike:

Favorite Arcades: Galaga, Blasteroids, Break Thru

Favorite Systems: NES, SNES, PSX

Favorite Games: Super Metroid, Twisted Metal 2, SkyShark

About Gamester81

John “Gamester81” Lester started playing video games at a very young age. His first ever console that he played was a Colecovision, quickly followed by an Atari 2600, and his passion for video games hasn’t stopped. In 2008 John decided to start a video game review show on YouTube called Gamester81 by reviewing rare and retro video game systems and games. His show quickly grew in popularity, and he became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community.

He is also one of the hosts of the All Gen Gamers Podcast which is a bimonthly podcast for people and video games of all generations.

Some of John’s other hobbies includes collecting Star Wars memorabilia (YouTube channel Starwarsnut77), playing classic arcade games (YouTube channel Gamester81Arcade), watching sports, and listening to music. John is a big fan of the 80’s and 90’s and in 2009 started a YouTube channel called NEStalgiaholic where he talks about nostalgic items and memories from his childhood.

To see some of John’s video’s in 3D visit his YouTube channel Gamester81in3D.

Favorite Systems: Colecovision, Commodore 64, NES, & SNES.

Favorite Games: Donkey Kong Arcade, Atari Star Wars Arcade, Super Mario 3, Final Fantasy II, & Goldeneye 007