Archive for July 7, 2009

Take a virtual tour of Michael Jackson's private arcade

July 7, 2009

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Remember all of those awesome arcade games Michael Jackson owned that were in excellent condition and a few months back were going to be put up on the auction block? Now you can see the area where they are currently residing, via a cool virtual tour program that you can use with your browser. you can find everything that was in the auction pamhplets along with a few other interesting items if you feel like exploring. Based upon the kinds and number of games and their condition alone I would venture to say that this is one of the coolest game rooms out there although I would prefer the lighting to be slightly different so as to not interfere with the games.

There are some treats for Star Wars and comic fans there too – click here to access the tour.

[Via Kotaku] [Discuss on the Forums]

Take a virtual tour of Michael Jackson’s private arcade

July 7, 2009

mjarcade2

Remember all of those awesome arcade games Michael Jackson owned that were in excellent condition and a few months back were going to be put up on the auction block? Now you can see the area where they are currently residing, via a cool virtual tour program that you can use with your browser. you can find everything that was in the auction pamhplets along with a few other interesting items if you feel like exploring. Based upon the kinds and number of games and their condition alone I would venture to say that this is one of the coolest game rooms out there although I would prefer the lighting to be slightly different so as to not interfere with the games.

There are some treats for Star Wars and comic fans there too – click here to access the tour.

[Via Kotaku] [Discuss on the Forums]

The unofficial Nintendo DS arcade cabinet

July 7, 2009

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There are a lot of cool things you can do with arcade cabinet mods but I have to admit that the idea of hacking apart a Nintendo DS so that an arcade cabinet could become a larger extenstion of said DS is one thing that never crossed my mind. This particular user not only modified the cabinet to play the DS but it can also play PSP titles so you get the best of both handheld gaming worlds in one cabinet. Too bad it doesn’t play Atari Lynx titles, which is one handheld I have a ton of games for. You can see how the setup works on the video below.

[Via Tinycartridge.com] [Discuss on the Forums]

The making of Defender

July 7, 2009

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Defender is a well-known arcade classic and if you have ever wondered about some of the details involved in how the game came about, one site has interviewed Eugene Jarvis to get the rundown on what it took to get the game together. Before reading this I hadn’t realized that the game was supposed to be a mash-up of both Space Invaders and Asteroids, but obviously the game came out into it’s own with certain factors like the horizontal scrolling and the need to defend friendly beings. I hate to admit that I have never played the arcade version on the real thing – I grew up playing Defender on the Atari 2600 and later on the Atari Jaguar with Defender 2000 which includes the original arcade version on it which is where I played the original for the first time.

For more on Defender and how it came to be, click on the link below.

[The Making of Defender - Nowgamer.com] [Discuss on the Forums]


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