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Rocksmith Wireless Guitar Adapter

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Rocksmith Wireless Guitar Adapter On Gibson SG
Rocksmith Wireless Guitar Adapter On Gibson SG

One of the most annoying things about Rocksmith is that the cable means you have to be sitting fairly close to your console or pc. 15 years ago when all the controllers were wired, that wasn’t a big deal, but now that all the controllers are wireless it’s kind of a pain.

I finally decided that I needed to stop tripping over the cord and come up with a long term solution. To do that, I did some research on what wireless adapter had the best bang for buck. I ended up buying this one below.

Rocksmith Wireless Guitar Adapter
Rocksmith Wireless Guitar Adapter

Amazon affiliate link:

Wireless Guitar Adapter for Rocksmith

I also had to buy a female to female adapter as the adapter and Rocksmith cable both have a male end. Amazon affiliate link below:

Female to Female 1/4″ adapter

Rocksmith cable to wireless adapter
Rocksmith cable to wireless adapter

Wireless Rocksmith

So how well does it work with Rocksmith? In a word, flawlessly. It’s something I should have bought a long time ago. I have like 500+ hours in Rocksmith, and all that time I’ve been tripping over the stupid cord.

There’s actually an additional benefit that most people don’t mention, you can use it to send input into both Rocksmith and an amp if you buy an additional adapter. The wireless features a one output to many input feature that allows your guitar to send to both your console/pc and to another amp. The adapter supports up to 6 receivers from one transmitter.

Why would you want this feature? Well Rocksmith has a tendency to kind of mask imperfections in your playing to a degree, while the amp hides nothing. The first time I tried it I was like “Wow, I suck at this song” when I thought I was really good (according to Rocksmith). While technically I was hitting the notes, what I was playing also had all kinds of imperfections that made it sound terrible. It’s a key part in getting better.

What other advantages does this have? Well it will also keep your Rocksmith cable from wearing out, which is also something that eventually goes out after extended use.

My Son’s Top 5 worst pinball machines of all time

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Top 5 worst pinball machines
Top 5 worst pinball machines

This is a post my son wrote. He really got into pinball this year, and has played a lot of games as a result.

In my opinion what makes a pinball machine bad is a bad rulesheet, nothing cool or unique about it, and very easy to get to the wizard mode. This list is entirely my opinion and hopefully you enjoy it.

5. Monster Bash, I know lots of people love this game but I definitely don’t. This game is very easy to beat, and I find very annoying just shooting Frankenstein and the center orbit to get the regular multiballs. The modes are as boring as they can get.

4. The Getaway: High Speed 2, this game also like monster bash on how it’s super easy to beat, but also has boring multiballs and bad rules.

3. Scared Stiff, This is the most overrated game of all time in my opinion. The multiballs are no fun at all because all you do is shoot ramps, the wizard mode is so easy to get to some people have gotten there over 5 times in a single game! 

2. Star Wars(Data East), Although the theme is great, this game is not. Wanna know how to get a highscore? Shoot the death star 1000 times. There isn’t any goals in this game other than get multiball. The multiball isn’t even fun. Every time I play this game I like it less and less.

1. The Munsters. I don’t like this game at all. The lower playfield on the Premium and LE is one of the worst lower playfields I’ve ever played. I find the multiballs super boring. The music in this game is also very bad. This game is also very easy to beat and this game would probably not last you over a month for home use.

My Son’s Top 10 favorite pinball machines of all time

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Top 10 Pinball machines for kids
Top 10 Pinball machines for kids

This list comes from my son who in the last year has really gotten into pinball. He typed up the whole thing so all the thoughts are his. Mine are in my other list, Best Pinball Machines For Home Use.

In my mind a good pinball machine for me has to have a good/deep rulesheet, cool and unique toys and features , and how hard it is to beat. When a game has none of those that’s what makes the game a lot less fun. This list is entirely my opinion and I hope you enjoy it.

1. Star Trek The Next Generation, this game is the closest thing to a perfect game you can get. It has a great rule sheet, it has a risk-reward system when getting to the final frontier, and it has one of the coolest things in pinball, when the ball fires out of the borg ship.

2. AC/DC, Amazing game with a great rulesheet and super fun and challenging multiballs and a great wizard mode.

3. Lord of the Rings, Probably the 2nd deepest rule sheet in all of pinball, the only problems are The Return of the King multiball and it’s super long ball time.

4. Iron man, greatest short lasting ball time of all time with lots of awesome features.

5. The Simpsons Pinball Party, probably the deepest rulesheet in pinball and lots of great mini wizard modes to keep you busy.

6. Elvira’s House of Horrors, this game doesn’t even have a finished code yet, but this game has super fun multiballs, fun modes,  and so many cool and awesome features in it. I could definitely see this game moving up on my list when it’s code is finished.

7. Spiderman, lots of super fun multiballs and modes.

8. Attack from Mars/Medieval Madness. I’m ranking these games together because they have the same basic idea, destroy castles and saucers which is super fun. The problem is these games aren’t very hard to beat and can get boring shooting the same shot over and over again.

9. Corvette, this game has one of the greatest combos in pinball with the upper flipper, this game also has lots of ways to get to the wizard mode, this is probably in my top 3 favorite wizard modes of all time.

10. Paragon, my favorite older game of all time. Short lasting games with lots of fun things to do in it.

Big Buck Hunter Pinball Pop Bumper Mod

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Big Buck Hunter Pinball Pop Bumper Mod
Big Buck Hunter Pinball Pop Bumper Mod

Pinball mods are big thing now in pinball. 10 years they barely existed outside of ones for The Addams Family and Twilight Zone, now they’re on almost every game in existence. Taking a cue from all the mod creators today, my son created some pretty awesome pop bumper mods for Big Buck Hunter pinball.

UFO Pop Bumpers

So the pop bumper caps that came with the game are pretty plain. In fact they’re pretty ugly overall, about the cheapest things you could possibly do. But with the budget that they had to work with back in 2010 when the economy was pretty awful, there’s not much else they could do. See below:

Old Big Buck Hunter Pop Bumper Cap
Old Big Buck Hunter Pop Bumper Cap

Today though things are different, a lot more creativity is going into all parts of pinball machines. Including improving aspects of older games.

These are the pop bumper toppers my son made:

Big Buck Hunter UFO Pop Bumper Pinball Mod
Big Buck Hunter UFO Pop Bumper Pinball Mod

As you can see, they’re pretty awesome. I was really impressed with what he made. They even wiggle a little when the bumpers go off, like the saucers are being hit.

If you’re interested in ordering them, we can probably make you some. Email me at gameroominfo@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Increasing Volume on Samsung 8500s or 9000s Rear Speakers

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Steps to Increase Volume

  • Press the settings button (gear icon on remote)
  • Press the settings button until ‘Rear level’ shows on the soundbar
  • Press up on the circle to increase the volume, press the scroll down to decrease the volume
  • Most people will want to increase to +6 as the volume is normally soft

You can also watch my video here:

This should make it clearer on what to do. Hope this helps people out as this was confusing to me as well initially.