Christopher Alcott, a still from the movie.

Christopher Alcott

aka “ZFCamaro” is an arcade collector based in Ridgely, Md.

He has a basement arcade called The Riddler’s Realm, complete with black lights and black light carpeting.

In addition to a few showpieces like a HUO (Home Use Only) Journey, an Environmental Discs of Tron and a cockpit Spy Hunter, Chris has recently been getting into pinball and has picked up the following pins:

Avatar Limited Edition #14 of 250
Tron Limited Edition #6 of 400
Transformers Limited Edition #4 of 125

Chris recently sold his rare color vector game Zektor for $4,000 and doesn’t miss it.

Chris and his home game room have been featured on the cover of Game Room Magazine. He has also been featured in New York Games Magazine.

His daughter is 7 and his son is 4 1/2. His kids are really starting to enjoy the games now. Chris and his wife, Christina, love having family game nights in the home arcade.

Pete Ashdown playing a rare vector game called “Demon,” a still from the movie.

Pete Ashdown

is an arcade collector based in Salt Lake City, Ut. He is the President and founder of XMission, the Wasatch Front’s leading Internet Service Provider.

Pete ran for the U.S. Senate against Orrin Hatch in 2006 and 2012.

Many of Pete’s games can be found at work, in his former campaign headquarters, or in storage. He even has a rare Computer Space, signed by Nolan Bushnell, in his office.

Jean Baudin in his home arcade, a still from the movie.

Jean Baudin

is a full-time musician about to release his second solo album. He has a dedicated game room in the lower level of his home in Redwood City, Ca featuring 25 arcade classics, greatly pared down from his original collection of rarities. Jean and his partner, Melinda, enjoy hosting arcade game parties. They’re expecting their first child in December. Jean’s music is featured prominently in the film.

Deb and Tom Bazzano, a still from the movie.

Deb and Tom Bazzano

have a home arcade called The Arcade Alley in San Mateo, Ca. They also rent warehouse space. They collect old and new games as well as pinball machines and are up to 72 machines at last count.

Tom continues to work in the video game industry and stocks the lobby of his current employer with arcade machines. As you might imagine, this makes him very popular with his co-workers.

Tim Burnham, a still from the movie.

Tim Burnham

is based in New Boston, Nh, where he works for a leading software company. At one point, Tim had more than 60 games in his basement arcade. Tim and his wife, Lauren, have three daughters and two dogs and have spent a lot of time camping.  Tim recently completed his first triathlon and continues to train for outdoor sports.  Says Tim: There’s a lot more space when your hobbies are outside!

Randall Christie, a still from the movie.


Randall Christie

is based in Baltimore, Md. His home arcade, The Binary Starcade, features two separate rooms full of arcade games. Randall does light design for raves as Sentient Lighting. He loves to have his friends over every Sunday for NASCAR, video games and pizza.

Damon Claussen, a still from the movie.


Damon Claussen

has a home arcade in Ventura, Ca. When he was a kid, he appeared on the game show Starcade. During the resurgence of interest in classic arcade games, he co-founded Blast From the Past, a company that restored and sold old arcade games. He works as a film editor and still enjoys collecting hard-to-find arcade games. One of them, The Act, is a rare prototype finally finding new fans on iPhones everywhere.

Mark E. Davidson, a still from the movie.

Mark E. Davidson

lives in Randolph, Nj and runs a website dedicated to his basement arcade called, appropriately enough, The Basement Arcade. Mark has storage, games at work, and, until recently, a van, all parts of the hobby. He enjoys attending game auctions with his fellow collectors and posting prices. He also likes to experiment with multi-game set-ups, including finding creative ways of playing old console games in full-sized arcade cabinets.

Paul Deal, a still from the movie.

Paul Dean

lives in Riverside, Ca. He is the world record high score holder for Spy Hunter and Frenzy, scores separated by twenty years. Paul has arcade games in three rooms in his house as well as most of his garage. Read more about Paul on his website.

Mark Dreher, a still from the movie.

Mark Dreher

has a basement arcade in Aurora, Co with an impressive collections of old neon signs. Mark collects pinball machines and video games. By day, he helps run a family business making signs and, at night, you can usually find him unwinding in his home arcade.

Walt Granacki, a still from the movie.

Walt Granacki

lives in Perkiomenville, Pa. He has turned his entire basement into a classic arcade. He works with Anthony Pietrak at Quarter Arcade and is also an auto mechanic by trade.

Dan Gutchess, a still from the movie.

Dan Gutchess

lives in Lakewood, Co. He buys and sells games on eBay and also places games on location in the greater Denver area.

Jeff Hendrix, a still from the movie.

Jeff Hendrix

lives in Broomfield, Co. He is the creator of the LV-2000, an after-market circuit board popular amongst Atari color vector game collectors. Because of Jeff, more of these games are working. Jeff’s other hobbies include aeronautics and pyrotechnics. His basement game room is stocked with classic Atari vectors like Tempest and Lunar Lander as well as a home theater and foosball table.

Steve Hertz, a still from the movie.

Steve Hertz

lives in Claremont, Ca and hosts a twice-yearly event called “SC3” or Southern California Classic Collectors. It’s a big retrogamming party where people from all over come together to play games from Steve’s arcade collection as well as swap, barter and relive memories of old gaming consoles. Steve got the bug early, acquiring his first game, a cabaret Pac-Man, while he was still a kid.

Peter Hirschberg, a still from the movie.

Peter Hirschberg

lives in Germantown, Md. He created perhaps the largest and most well-known of the home arcades, Luna City, an inspiration to many arcade game collectors.

Jon Jamshid, a still from the movie.

Jon Jamshid

lives in Parker, Co. He co-owns Denver’s premiere vintage arcade bar and restaurants, The 1Up and The 2Up, and has an extensive basement arcade at home. Recently, he also became a co-owner of Twin Galaxies, the venerable organization begun by Walter Day that has been tracking high scores for video games for more than thirty years.

Jonathan Koolpe, a still from the movie.

Jonathan Koolpe

lives in San Bruno, Ca. He has an extensive collection of classic arcade games in his garage which he opens up once a year at Halloween, a real treat for trick-or-treaters. He also helps run California Extreme, an annual show that occurs in the SF Bay Area dedicated to classic arcade games and pinball machines.

Philip Lathroum, a still from the movie.

Philip Lathroum

lives in Linthicum, Md. He has a basement arcade collection full of many classics as well as a home theater. He is also a country musician.

Richard Lint, a still from the movie.

Richard Lint

lives in Portland, Or. He is the owner of This Old Game, a company dedicated to recreating classic arcade artwork for collectors to restore their games.

Anthony Pietrak, a still from the movie.

Anthony Pietrak

is the owner of Quarter Arcade, a classic games parts reseller, based in Pennsylvania. Through his business acquisitions, Anthony has put together an impressive array of classic cabaret or mini arcade games as well as rarities like Cloak & Dagger and Zwackery.

Todd Rogers, a still from the movie.

Todd Rogers

is a competitive player best known for marathoning Gorf. He collects arcade games and classic consoles and lives in Brooksville, Fl.

Brian Saur, a still from the movie.

Brian Saur

has a home arcade in Newbury Park, Ca that includes games like Food Fight, Pooyan, and Timber.

Bo Vicendese, a still from the movie.

Bo Vicendese

of Ellicott City, Md has dedicated most of his basement to nostalgia, including themed rooms for pinball machines and numerous classic arcade games, including a few moppet games, a Journey, and even a Monster Bash.

Gary Vincent, a still from the movie.

Gary Vincent

is the President of the American Classic Arcade Museum. He has worked at FunSpot in Weirs Beach, Nh, home of the “World’s Largest Arcade” for more than thirty years.