At long last, it is ready.

If you are just joining us: Jude lives near Boston. I live in LA. The annual California Extreme arcade show takes place near San Jose. We all got together a few months ago with several friends and made a video for our most recent song, which you can download here.

The road was more arduous than we expected. There are a few scenes shot where Jude lives, a few where I live, but most was shot at and around California Extreme 2010 — in our hotel rooms, at the strip mall down the street, and at the show itself. Most of it between 2AM and 5AM. And once we shot it, we found the lighting was weird, the colors were off, the files were huge…many technical hurdles delayed things. But with help, we overcame them and…well, hopefully you at least find it funny!

We are very, very grateful to the California Extreme team for trusting us to shoot overnight in a room with well over 400 irreplaceable arcade machines in it. Obviously, the song itself is proof that we are respect the subject matter, but still. We are forever in their debt for letting us shoot this with the real deals.

Two other credits that didn’t get credited: We bought ninja outfits online, then Kat sewed the colored tunics/accessories. Jude’s sister Sheridan tag-teamed with Kat to create that awesome PSwap animated logo at the beginning. And beyond that, the full credits are after the jump.

“Arcade Gaming Shrine”
By Palette-Swap Ninja
Download the MP3 at

Palette-Swap Ninja

Jude Kelley
Keyboards, drums, science
Dan Amrich
Guitar, bass, vocals

Video written, edited, and directed by
Katrin Auch

Post-production by
Sheridan Kelley

Special Thanks

Chris Antista
TJ Beyer
Debbie Cluney
David C. Cobb
Jessica Dewey-Hoffman
Brett Elston
Henry Gilbert
AJ Glasser
Carolyn Gudmundson
Heidi Kemps
Tyler Nagata
Job J. Stauffer

“Arcade Gaming Shrine” is a loving parody of
Bowling For Soup’s “1985”
You rock, guys! And thanks for not suing us!

All games shown are the copyright and the property of their respective owners.

Triple Combo Thanks
TJ Beyer
Mark Birsching
Ken Chaney

Shot on location at
See you there next year!

  • Irishviking

    Guys that is great stuff! Well done!

  • Anonymous

    Regrets that I didn’t make it, but the video and song rock…

  • Absolutely fantastic. Great job getting so many game names in there… makes me realize how much I miss ’em.

  • Hurray! 🙂

  • Corey

    Spectacular video. Will be dreaming of arcades tonight.

  • Awesome

  • Dudes sweet. Everything but Daytona USA as pointed out on Tdar I believe.

  • Ben Smart

    great vid guys

    p.s. Dan loving the shades

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  • Nicodumas

    It makes me want to work on my cab. Man, I need to start collecting!

  • Jake

    Awesome video for an awesome song! 🙂

  • Matt

    That was epic lol awesome job 😀

  • Raven007

    There’s a tear in my eye. I will make my teenage son watch this over and over until he has the lyrics memorized!

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  • Wahoo, finally a song about me ! LOVE IT !!!

    That row of vectors is just…….sexy !!

    We’re organizing Eurocade 2011, a European meeting of collectors inspired by CAX.
    Maybe we can make a “return” video/song 😉

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