Arcade cabinets are a lot of fun, and something most of us would probably like in our homes. Unfortunately, space and decor constraints often make them impractical. Or, at least, that’s what our significant others tell us. Surely there...Show More Summary
Adafruit showed off the world’s smallest MAME arcade cabinet, built using a Raspberry Pi Zero. Although impressive for its diminutive size, Adafruit’s Phillip Burgess was quick to temper expectations about the project in a blog post describing the build. HEADS UP: This is NOT a kit that we sell. Nor is it a complete step-by-step […]
If you’ve been meaning to make an arcade cabinet for your phone, here’s a fun way to do it. This video will show you how. Your first step is to eat a whole bunch of popsicles,…
Adafruit maker Phillip Burgess wanted an arcade cabinet he could take anywhere, so he set about making what is apparently the world’s smallest MAME cab. This ridiculously teensy system saves space by using its Raspberry Pi and its other components as the cabinet.
This may be the smallest, and hardest, way to play vintage video games. Check out this little Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator built just for fun.
Sometimes the best reason to make something is just to see if it can be done, and this awesome project succeeded.
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Once the pinnacle of technological achievement (at least as it pertains to video games), Pac-Man and Donkey Kong have since become beloved relics of our forgotten arcade past. Six-foot tall cabinets that once made visits to the arcade, bowling alley or local pizza parlor so amazing are fond memories of most of our childhoods. Show More Summary
Greg Burke is back from PAX with a new episode of Shack's Arcade Corner. This week, he tells us all about Nintendo's Punch Out!! arcade cabinet. This is one of the most iconic Nintendo arcade games and gave birth to the smash hit on NES. For more great videos, be sure to subscribe to Shacknews on YouTube.
Strike Vector EX is a fast paced flight combat game that pretty much feels like you’ve brought an arcade cabinet right into your living room. From the dogfighting to the near sensory overload of information, it really makes me feel like I should have some quarters on hand in case I need to continue. Read more...
8Bitdo's prototype Desktop Arcade Joy Stick is a) an entire retrogame cabinet, complete with controls, display and guts, b) excellently crafted from wood, c) a surprisingly beautiful re-contextualizing of the experience of play. I'dShow More Summary
The unassuming story of the greatest—and ongoing—war in animal history, your next desktop wallpaper, courtesy of NASA, an airline that wants you to join the mile-high club, and much more in this week’s Lifehacker Brain Buffet. Read more...
What happens to their stuff when a big arcade collector passes away? This piece on The Arcade Blogger explores the legacy of Pete “Invadar” Davies, a British collector who owned a lot of arcade cabinets, and whose games suddenly needed new homes. Read more...
Arcades have all but died out in the West, but in Japan they live on. Not just so that you can go play Street Fighter 2 or any number of classic shmups or […]
We see an awful lot of arcade cabinets around here, and so it’s pretty unusual for a build to get much more than a second glance. But, this beauty is just too good not to mention. The entire build, named “Ready Player One” as a nod to...Show More Summary
The Retro Arcade Machine X is a tiny arcade cabinet that features 300 fun and easy built-in games. See? It really is an arcade. Now you can take your retro games anywhere with no complicated hookups. It has a 2 1/2? full-color display with illuminated buttons. The arcade has come to you in a tiny […]
Xbox One has added eight new backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles to its library. These include Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episodes 1 & 2, Capcom Arcade Cabinet, Pac-Man Museum, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, Crystal Defenders and Fret Nice. Show More Summary
[Evan] always wanted a trackball for his arcade cabinet. It’s hard to play Missile Command with anything else, and Centipede with any other controller is just stupid. So he bought one, jury-rigged a mounting bracket for it, and then fried it by plugging the wiring harness in backwards. Show More Summary
Known for creating full-sized arcade cabinets packed with emulated arcade games, Dream Arcades is getting into the console business with the Dreamcade Replay, bringing arcade and console classics to anything with an HDMI port. Read more...