Tagged: Arcade Machine

Wooden arcade machine makes you go weak in the knees

Desktop Arcade Joy Stick

Desktop Arcade Joy Stick

We love geeky arcade machines, and I bet, so do you. The nostalgic feeling of playing those retro games in a cool little arcade machine. Thanks to 8Bitdo, the masters of making gaming controllers, you have another reason to give up playing games on your smartphone. They have created a stunning looking wooden arcade machine, and currently it is on display at the Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany. Hands down, this has to be one of the best (if not the best) looking arcade machine I have seen so far.
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Rombus-CT mini cocktail arcade machine plays Pac-Man

Rombus CT arcade machine

Guys over at CircuitBeard (not Circuit Board) love tinkering around with electronics, and yes they love beards too. These bunch of geeks also like arcade gaming and looking at them it is hard to believe they are not exploring the countryside on their Harley’s. However, here they are with an arcade cabinet machine which is as cool as some of the other arcade cabinets we have seen so far, if not best of them.
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Retro arcade machine built from leftover IKEA furniture

ArcadeMicke DIY

Arcade machines of the 80s and 90s era have left an undeniable memory in our memories and nostalgia strikes whenever a DIY comes across with the promise of a reminiscent gaming arcade. This one too makes me remember the good old days when playing games in the arcade was the best thing in this world. The DIY project by SIN Tchan shows you how to create an arcade cabinet from IKEA furniture’s left over pieces. The project is quite simple and involves a $49.99 IKEA Micke desk and 25-inch monitor.
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Palm-sized Tiny Arcade is the world’s smallest gaming cabinet machine

Tiny Arcade 3D printed gaming machine

The love for arcade cabinets will never die. The more they are, the more we admire them. Especially when they are irresistibly cute. This is Tiny Arcade, probably the world’s smallest functional arcade machine that fits easily in your palm. The good news is you can have one, as the project is up on Kickstarter and looking on track to get funded. Created by Ken Burns from Tiny Circuits who have a knack for making miniature DIY gadgets, the Tiny Arcade looks fit for a gaming geek.
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Polycade arcade machine reincarnates the nostalgic ‘80s gaming era

Polycade arcade gaming cabinet_2

By the look of things the gaming era of ‘80s is hitting us again with retro gaming being the new craze. The Tabletop Arcade Machine became a hit with the readers and now Polcade, a retro arcade machine wants to rise to the same level. Being the second arcade gaming project up on Kickstarter in a week’s time, things look good for the makers. Ideal for a modern home, this gaming cabinet is loaded with over 90 classic arcade game titles of the ‘80s. And with controls for two players, this gaming cabinet is perfect for an odd game while your mom prepares dinner.
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Tabletop arcade machine relives non-stop gaming mania of the ’80s

STARFORCE PI arcade console

Arcade gaming will never lose its charm and will continue to inspire video game lovers into creating DIY rigs that remind us of the good old days. One DIY’er has gone the length and put his project up on Kickstarter for funding to mass produce a mini arcade machine which is purely awesome. Marcel J. de Haan has finally completed the prototype of STARFORCE PI an electronic tabletop mini-arcade machine paying homage to the golden era of classic gaming.
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Celebrating 30 years of Nintendo magnificence with these mods and DIYs

Happy birthday Nintendo

On October 18, 1985 Nintendo released its first ever console in the region of North America and since then the Japanese gaming giant has not looked back. In a way Nintendo has revolutionized the gaming industry and how can we forget those old school gaming days when playing addictive arcade games like Super Mario Bros. or Duck Hunt for hours and hours was bliss. It has been 30 years since that time and Nintendo has come a long way in establishing itself as a household name for gaming freaks. As a tribute on 30th birthday of Nintendo we have compiled a list of Nintendo-inspired geek stuff and Nintendo mods that you’ll definitely enjoy.
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World’s largest arcade machine is three times an old school cabinet

Largest Arcade Machine

When everything is getting smaller and smaller, this man wants to bring big back. Jason Camberis, a network engineer from Chicago, USA, has created what is the world’s largest arcade machine and it’s officially recognized by Guinness World Records. Jason’s idea behind building this gigantic video game machine is to remind people of days when they were young and a lot shorter – when they struggled to reach to joysticks and buttons on an arcade machine, yet loved the whole experience of being in front of a video game. Read More…

Would you slash out €2,499 for the portable R-Kaid-R arcade machine by Love Hulten?

R Kaid R arcade machine by Love Hulten

Handmade arcade gaming machines always stand out from the rest of the DIYs that catch our attention and portable arcade machines are what we like. This hybrid of a Mame Machine and portable arcade machine, called as R-Kaid-R by the famous Swedish DIYer Love Hulten is something of a jackpot for gamers. Perfectly mixing the game physics of yesteryears when arcade gaming was the rage and digital spectrum of today’s gaming scenario; Love crafted this magnificent gaming arcade console with millimeter perfect detail.
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Super Nintendo modded into a cool arcade gaming machine

Nintendo SNES arcade machine DIY

Mod Super Nintendo Entertainment System into an arcade machine and you are all set for some really cool gaming on weekends. Invite your gaming buffs for a weekend party and all they would want do is get hold of your Super Nintendo Arcade Machine. But for that you’ll have to follow the intuitive DIY by [Nzen Mods] who modded a Super Nintendo SNES into a super cool gaming rig that has classic arcade controls. The SNES controller has been replaced by real arcade controls and second controller can be added for multiplayer fun while drooling over gaming titles like Super Mario, Donkey Kong Country or Super Metroid.
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