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I never thought Super Mario Bros. would make me so angry

In a cramped beachside arcade, sandwiched between Galaga and Mortal Kombat 3, sits my white whale. It's surrounded by restaurants, a roller coaster, churro vendors, and a carousel, this sad little Super Mario Bros. arcade cabinet. It isn't much to look at, with its chipped, gaudy yellow paint and weathered artwork. Show More Summary

Well, you can rent an arcade cabinet for your house for $75 per month

Oh, San Francisco. You always have the coolest/wackiest/weirdest business ideas. Like this start-up that's offering an arcade cabinet delivered to your house for $75/month. That's just San Francisco enough to work! All You Can Arcade...Show More Summary

Luigi's Mansion is getting a Japanese arcade cabinet

Nintendo has partnered with Capcom to create a Luigi's Mansion arcade game. Unfortunately, it's so far only set for a Japanese release next summer. As reported by Gamestalk (via Arcade Heroes), this arcade adaptation will be a light-gun shooter, though ostensibly players' "guns" will operate as vacuums sucking up the suspicious specters. Read more…

Uncanny Valley: Playing videogames can get you killed

Uncanny Valley, that promising survival horror game with the medical posters on the wall, has released a fun little Halloween video. There is a game within the game, an arcade cabinet called Anarchy Man, which you can totally play while you're playing the game. Of course, this may not be the best idea in a horror game...

We wanted to play 'Ninja Mystery,' the game inside 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand

Max and I are really getting goofy on Bacardi and Vitamin Water in this portion of our live playthrough of 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. We discover an awesome arcade cabinet called Ninja Mystery in the game. We also talk about how weShow More Summary

Push-Button Degaussing for an Arcade CRT

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

[Ed] was tasked with adding push-button degaussing to an arcade cabinet’s CRT console. The display can be rotated to portrait mode for games that require it, but each time this is done, the magnetic fields get out of whack. Fortunately, the schematics arrived with the display. Show More Summary

Mountain Arcade Cabinet Sits and Just Is

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

If you’ve never heard of David OReilly’s Mountain, it’s a “mountain simulator” that requires barely any input from the player. It asks you a couple of questions when you first start the game, but afterwards it…

Hacklet 15 – Arcade Fire

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

This week’s Hacklet is dedicated to arcade games. The arcade parlors of the 80’s and early 90’s may have given way to today’s consoles and PC games, but the classic stand-up arcade cabinet lives on! Plenty of hackers have restored old arcade cabinets, or even built their own. Show More Summary

Fashions fade, but Acer's selfie sombrero is forever

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Once the Earth has burned and all that remains is humanity's high score floating on the arcade cabinet of the universe, aliens will wonder what the 2010-2020 generation contributed to culture. Googly-eyed academics will scrub through countless...

LEGO Retro Arcade Machine: Stud Operated

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

We’ve seen tiny arcade cabinets as well as a life-sized and fully functional LEGO arcade machine. But while msx80‘s idea isn’t new, he makes up for it by packing a lot of details in a small…

DIY Mini Arcade Cabinet lets your creative juices flow

Ever wondered how fun it would be if you were to actually live in an arcade itself? You know, being surrounded by arcade cabinets and all. It would certainly be a dream for a fair number of us out there, but then again, such a scenario is practically impractical in this day and age, although you might be able to pull it off if you were single. What if you...

Build Your Own Adorably Tiny Arcade Cabinet With This DIY Kit

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If arcades were part of your childhood, you've probably yearned for a cabinet of your own for playing classics like Pac-Man or Galaga. The only downside is they're not exactly portable, here's a better solution. This arcade cabinet stands...Show More Summary

Hackaday Links: August 24, 2014

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Remember those ‘cocktail’ arcade cabinets? The Ikea Lack table has existed for years, so why not make one into an arcade table? Raspberry Pi with RetroPi as the brains,  and an ancient 4:3 monitor as the display. Old Unixes! RunningShow More Summary

PirateCade is an Impressive Feat of Woodworking and Design

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

A six month journey of blood sweat and tears is finally over for [David Carver] and what he is left with is nothing short of beautiful. He calls it the PirateCade. We call it the perfect arcade cabinet. This project is actually [David's] very first Raspberry Pi project – at least it was, until his Pi crapped out on him. Show More Summary

Japanese Arcade Cabinets Are Works Of Art

Is it weird that I am more into arcade hardware than I am arcade games themselves? Read more...

History Lesson: Why Street Fighter is one of gaming's most enduring franchises

4 months agoEntertainment / Video Games : CVG

Showing Capcom's premier fighting series some much-deserved love. You're 11 years old, crowding around a Street Fighter II arcade cabinet while bigger boys and girls hog the machine. Click here to read the full article

18 Reasons Why Arcades Had The Raddest Box Art

1980s arcade cabinets were absolutely awesome. These are 18 of the best.

R-Kaid-R packs portable arcade cabinet in a sleek wooden box

In case you ever felt proud about the paint job you gave your controllers or something, Swedish craftsman Love Hulten has created the R-Kaid-R, a portable homage to arcades that manages to look sleek and old fashioned at the same time. The...

Broken Laptop Lives Again in Skull ‘n Wrenches Arcade Cabinet

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

We’re pretty fond of home-built arcade cabinets, especially when those cabinets feature a giant HaD logo on the front. We teased you with a picture of two predators playing it at Maker Faire Kansas City, and we thought you might like to see what makes it tick. [Dustin and Nick] have dubbed this the Dustin and Nick Arcade [DNA]. Show More Summary

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