I’ve always wanted an arcade cabinet of my own, but I don’t have the materials, tools or the know-how to get started. Fortunately that’s no problem for Matt Shaw, an Adelaide gamer who has enjoyed a little bit of internet fame after he decided to transform an unloved wine barrel into something special. More »
I've played Curses 'N Chaos at two consecutive PAX conventions, and have come away impressed each time. Part of it was due to their show floor setup of giant arcade cabinets. However, the biggest draw of the game was its simplicity, both in controls and mechanics. Show More Summary
Bradford Exchange produces this incredibly detailed clock that looks like a vintage Pac-Man arcade cabinet. It even has a joystick, coin slots, a Pac-Man pendulum, and the original sound effects. Every hour, it will chime with the sounds you loved as a child. And you don’t even have to put quarters in to make it keep ticking! -via Technabob
Old school remains the best school in the works of Ernest Cline. In his latest novel, Armada, the author describes an arcade cabinet that mysteriously appeared and then vanished into urban legend swiftly thereafter. The name of the game...Show More Summary
Time is a power pellet in this retro Pac-Man wall clock. Made to celebrate the yellow gobbler’s 35th birthday – the game was first released on May 22, 1980 – the ~2ft. tall clock has a…
LEGO fan Ethan Marak (aka BreaksBricks) hopes that someday soon we could get off-the-shelf LEGO kits that let us build tiny video arcades for our minifigs. He’s currently raising support for his project over on LEGO…
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No! It's an arcade cabinet! (How is it floating in the air like that?) For this week's edition of Shack's Arcade Corner, Greg Burke checks out one of the few Superman games that was actually worthwhile. Show More Summary
At Camp Fangamer later this month, there’ll be a very special arcade cabinet in attendance: a custom arcade version of Earthbound. Read more...
These beautiful handcrafted arcade cabinets, computers, and gadgets are made by a one-man studio in Sweden. The post This Sweet Retro-Futuristic Tech Is Gonna Set You Back appeared first on WIRED.
Star Wars: Battle Pod, the gloriously lavish arcade cabinet that reenacts the best space battles from the epic film saga, can now be yours for a mere £24K / $35K (shipping and setting fees not included). Today Bandai Namco announced the commercial version of the arcade cabinet, that puts players in the rumbling, reacting seat of an ace space pilot. Show More Summary
We love the RetroPie project here at MakeUseOf, and with the launch of the Raspberry Pi 2, it’s even more powerful than ever – able to emulate up to Playstation 1 and N64 games with ease. For an authentic gaming experience, you’ll want some real buttons and an arcade cabinet. Show More Summary
A home version of Star Wars: Battle Pod, the aerial battle arcade game from Namco Bandai, has been announced and it’s rather expensive. Granted, any game contained within an arcade cabinet isn’t cheap, and while this one in particular is rather special, it will run you $35,000/£24,000 plus shipping. The home version is made-to-order and […]
The currently Japan-only, arcade-only (a PS4 release down the line is likely) Final Fantasy fighter (spun off from the PSP series) has some new footage fresh from arcade cabinet location testing. The 3-on-3 fighter looks deep. RightShow More Summary
Swedish designer Love Hultén's Pixelkabinett 42 was "inspired by old industrial cabinets, vintage mixing consoles and early space travels." The retro futuristic body stands on four unique rocket nozzle like feet. Read the rest
The Pixelkabinett 42 is Love Hulten’s latest furniture inspired retro-futuristic computer. It’s a two-player arcade cabinet based on “old industrial cabinets, vintage mixing consoles and early space travel.” The cabinet itself is made of ash and…
Swedish design studio (that also happens to be a single person) Love Hultén has created a gorgeous handmade coin-operated arcade cabinet, dubbed Pixelkabinett 42, with a folding lid. The retro-futuristic cabinet features a planetarium on the front panel and sturdy rocket-shaped feet. Hultén is also selling a total of 50 made-to-order limited versions of the […]
Legend has it that in 1981 an arcade cabinet called Polybius briefly took residence in Portland, Oregon. But Polybius was no ordinary video game. Many believe that it was a tool of the United States government to test one's mental and physical agility as a method of recruiting soldiers, just like The Last Starfighter. Show More Summary
At $4,100, this handmade midcentury-style two-player furnishing is a very expensive limited edition (of fifty). It comes with a 19" LCD display, features a glowing planetarium, and folds down "when not in use." Most people will likely put in a computer and use it as a MAME machine, but it comes with one Jamma board for purist action. Read the rest
It's your move. Greg takes a look back at 1988, when RoboCop patroled the arcade cabinets.
The internet is full of plans for building your own old-school arcade cabinet that can play all the classic games you grew up with. But with just a single image, Love Hultén makes a strong case for buying one of his beautiful Pixelkabinett 42 cabinets instead of trying to build one yourself. More »