Thursday, 22 September 2016

STCPod #101 - You Gotta See This

Back to normal after their 100th Anniversary episode, the boys of STCPod are back arguing about things and letting you know what new Fall TV shows they recommend you watch and not watch. Enjoy!






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Friday, 16 September 2016

STCPod #100 - We Made It !!


The boys of STCPod give thanks to the special guests and listeners that have helped them get to this point and also answer a bunch of submitted fan questions.


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Thursday, 8 September 2016

STCPod...A Look Back - Part 2

In preparation for our 100th episode, we know you will enjoy this Part 2 of 2 clip episodes with our  special guest announcer returning and breaking down occasions of falling asleep mastubating, unbelievable excuses, our 1st Tiffany episode, fighting going to a sleep specialist and more! Enjoy!




This special episode would not have been possible without the amazing production and vocal talents of the @GirlfriendVs team! Thank youCurtiss and Leila! Check out their killer YouTube channel, you won't regret it!

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Italian Afternoon by Twin Musicom (twinmusicom.org)

Thursday, 1 September 2016

STCPod...A Look Back - Part 1




In preparation for our 100th episode, we know you will enjoy this Part 1 of 2 clip episodes with a special guest announcer breaking down occasions regarding obsessions with food, foreign digestive moments, some master negotiations, and of course, trannys.  Enjoy!

This special episode would not have been possible without the amazing production and vocal talents of the @GirlfriendVs team! Thank youCurtiss and Leila! Check out their killer YouTube channel, you won't regret it!

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Italian Afternoon by Twin Musicom (twinmusicom.org)

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

ColecoVision: Cleaning and Tear Down UPDATED!


If you watched the latest Start To Continue Pickup Video on our YouTube channel you saw a barn fresh ColecoVision revealed along with a table top Pac Man console.  Here's the refresher:



Pictures were promised on the clean up of this very, very, dirty and roached out ColecoVision so here they are.  Can it be saved?  Will it work?  You be the judge!



As found...full of leaves and debris but luckily no dead animals

Cracked it open. 8 screws in the bottom removed.  There are 3 screws under the front flashing but they don't need to be removed if you can pry the bottom down and away from the top.  It will eventually pop open.



The RF Shield looking quite tarnished and rusty


Rust everywhere

Shield removed, board revealed. Dirt everywhere.  Heat sink laying loose


RF Box is a marbleized tarnish

Power switch is very coarse and tight
After vacuumed out, I said screw it, lets plug this this thing and see what happens. Nothing at all happened at first, however after giggling the power switch back and forth, I found the sweet spot and boom...

The splash screen popped up.  Crazy.  It's not good, but its something!  It didn't know a cartridge was in it so I powered it off, cleaned the cart again, shoved it in and out a bunch of times, re-giggled the power switch and....


Of all the giggling this is the best picture I could get out of it.  It was playable and I could at least confirm the paddles still work which is so shocking because the pins in the ports were rusted too!

Enough is enough and put it back together

That power switch is seized now big time!

Ready to go! Who wants it??
If you prefer, full rez photos are availabe here: STCDrive

Update: Guessing this is beyond my tech patience level, I loaded this beast up and took it to my local Retro Video Game Store to see if they would offer anything.  I was hoping for $30.  I showed them the pictures of the video output and the inside of the unit and they were comfortable offering me $45 cash or $75 in trade.  Yippee!  I took trade as I needed some of their overpriced Genesis 1 hookups. 

Goodbye Coleco Vision! I hope to come across one of your working brothers in the near future!  May all your guts be replaced and may you be put back on the shelf for $300....



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Thursday, 25 August 2016

STCPod #99 - The Fab Four


Together for the first time with a special LIVE round-table record, STCPod squares off with one half of Retro_Fandango and all the way from Banff,Alberta, Round2Gaming.

Lots of ball-bustin', accusations, laughing, and our thoughts on the Barrie Game Exchange.

Enjoy!



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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Barrie Game Exchange STCPod Style - Quick Walkthrough with Console Deal!...

The Barrie Game Exchange Aug 21 2016.  Canada's largest event for gaming enthusiasts to buy, sell and swap.  We had a spare moment to whip the camera out and browse some tables with Joe of the STC Podcast and finish with a spur of the moment console deal from Bill.





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Thursday, 18 August 2016

STCPod #98 - Getting Hodged Before the Barrie Game Exchange




  • Why is Joe folding laundry at the start of the record?
  • Introducing our special guest
  • Why the quick change in record time?
  • Who are the people behind  the Barrie Game Exchange?
  • How the Barrie Game Exchange all started
  • What the future plans are for the B.G.E.?
  • Joe’s legitimate reason for not being able to attend Bill's BBQ afterwards
  • Hodgey’s game collection and is it time to start trimming down
  • The time Bill was “Hodged” on Kijiji
  • Online auctions in Barrie and game trade-in values
  • Show open
  • Show vendor tips for what we like to see at shows
  • Pricing games out for a Nerd from the Flock
  • How to tell knock-offs for GameBoy Advance games
  • Pokemon Go garbage
  • We answer the Half-N-Half questions tagging by Hodgey
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Friday, 12 August 2016

STCPod #97 - Bloody Pee, Party Etiquette and Squatty Potty

After two weeks apart, the boys are back together live!  They try to figure out what proper BBQ etiquette is, why is Joe's urine bloody, what should their YouTube content contain,  video games they're ashamed to never have played, white chest hairs and squatting while going to the bathroom.  Enjoy!




  • Back together live after two weeks apart
  • Bill misses Joe's work pool party
  • 5 days of burger and corn with Bill on vacation
  • Trying to figure out what the proper BBQ etiquette is
  • Show open
  • Joe's peeing blood
  • Back to buying Transformers for Joe
  • Arguing about what should and shouldn't be on our YouTube channel
  • Joe answers being tagged with "5 Video Games I'm Ashamed To Never Have Played"
  • Was Bill wrong to not have called Joe about a game that he needs?
  • Joe discovers white chest hairs and contemplates waxing
  • Bill's Nintendo yard sale story
  • Congrats to Hodgey's Barrie Game Exchange tables selling out
  • Squatting while going to the bathroom
  • Thoughts on Ben-Hur being remade
  • WestWorld premiere date is set
  • Thoughts on Season 1 of Preacher on AMC
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Thursday, 4 August 2016

STCPod #96 - Algonquin Camping and A Soft-Close Auction

Tiffany's back, or should we say the boys of STCPod are back together going over Joe's week long camping vacation with 7 other family members.  Meanwhile, Bill tries out a "soft-close" auction.  Things get a little Strange, and Joe probes Bill with a few listener questions.  Enjoy!





  • Joe recaps his week long camping vacation
  • Bill complains about having to post one episode while Joe was away
  • Suns out, Cartridge Club t-shirt out
  • Bill disapproves of Joe's pizza toppings
  • Arguing about bro prices and Game Boy Advance Final Fantasy VI
  • Show open
  • Bill's new "soft-close" auction wins
  • "It's wat'cha gotta do at a yard-sale"
  • Strange Things
  • Bill answers a few listener questions directed at him
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