[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...
Over at Flickr, tadashiiman shares these beautiful photos of where he works, plays, and makes art, and we couldn’t be more in love. A standing arcade cabinet, dual-display setup, and solid sound? We’re down. Read more...
When most people think of video game movies, their minds leap to the chintzy ‘90s fighting game films (“Double Dragon,” “Street Fighter,” “Mortal Kombat,” etc.) ripped from arcade cabinets by hungry studios looking for a summer hit or the notorious filmography of Uwe Boll. Show More Summary
Greg Burke may be on vacation this week, but he was kind enough to drop some match 3 arcade cabinet knowledge on us before he left with this week's installment of Shack's Arcade Corner. Please take a look. For more, be sure to subscribe to Shacknews on YouTube.
If you’re a gamer that’s over 30 years old, you no doubt spent a good portion of your childhood inside of an arcade. With so many games in one place, each arcade cabinet had […]
If you miss the days of playing Pong with old-school dial controllers but would rather not track down a vintage console or arcade cabinet, today's your lucky day. Daniel Perdomo and crew have built a real-world Pong machine that replicates the pioneering game with physical parts. Show More Summary
In 1979, the Duke of Lancaster -- a cruise liner turned car ferry -- was retired from service and moored at Llanerch-y-Mor, North Wales, where it was made over as a "Fun Ship," whose car-deck was refitted as a coin-op arcade. (more…...
So as one Imgur user pointed out, at one point during the arcade revolution of the 80’s, Bally released a spectator’s arcade cabinet for people watching the player and waiting for their turn. I can confidently tell you, between the 80’s and 90’s, I must have spent a thousand dollars at arcades, easily (God bless […]
Cocktail cabinets are an excellent way to cram a two-player arcade into a small package. DIYer CircuitBeard shows off his build, which uses a Raspberry Pi as the brains. It’s a looker. Read more...
Greg takes a look at Mario Kart GP DX, the stripped down Mario Kart arcade cabinet, on this week's episode. Please take a look to see if it is worth your hard-earned quarters. For more, be sure to subscribe to Shacknews on YouTube.
Greg looks back at the classic Jurassic Park arcade cabinet from 1994 on this week's Arcade Corner. The cabinet had force feedback built into the seats and supported 2 player action. Players had to use a joystick to aim in this on rails shooter that recreated some of the most memorable scenes from the original Jurassic Park film. Show More Summary
Pretty snazzy!IKEA Hackers decided to give an arcade cabinet project a go, and it looks like they succeeded. Using a $50 desk, $150 monitor, $100 (all-in) arcade stick, $15 stickers, and a $50 stool, they made the shell of a cabinetShow More Summary
Many of us have longed to have a working arcade cabinet in our homes — but a combination of space and price often keep them out of reach. But Ikea furniture hacker SIN Tchan created a working arcade cabinet using Ikea's Micke desk, as...Show More Summary
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Building an awesome arcade cabinet is something we’ve shown you how to do before, several times, but this one is made (mostly) from IKEA components that are easy to buy, easy to mod, and designed to fit just about any game system, old or new. Read more...
VPCabs‘ amazing new home arcade machine uses a 32? vertical display to play both virtual pinball and arcade games. A 15.6? secondary display displays game marquees and doubles as a pinball scoreboard. Includes all current Pinball FX2 tables, and 60 arcade classics.
If you grew up in the 90s, then you no doubt remember Beavis & Butt-head. The MTV show was a huge hit, and led to a handful of video games and even a […]
You can play the first two complete levels of TimeSplitters 2 in upcoming shooter Homefront: The Revolution. According to Eurogamer, developer Dambuster has included the levels by way of a playable arcade cabinet located in a makeshift...Show More Summary
Who said Easter eggs can’t be grand? When Homefront: The Revolution releases in May, you’ll get to witness a pretty substantial Easter egg. Developer Dambuster added the first two levels of TimeSplitters 2 to an arcade cabinet in the game. These would be Siberia and Chicago, and both are playable. The cabinet can be found […]