Posted tagged ‘Home Arcade’

Peter Hirschberg’s Luna City Arcade up for sale

March 6, 2010

There are a lot of cool home arcades out there but few have attracted as much attention as Peter Hirschberg’s Luna City Arcade. He has built-up one of the finest collection of vector titles I have seen and that of course includes many very rare games which happen to be quite valuable. Even though it is a home arcade Peter has opened it up many times for people to go out and play (I think by doing previously scheduled parties). But that is soon to change, with Peter posting on the KLOV forums today that he is looking to sell the home along with much of the collection for someone else to enjoy. He will be keeping several games but for the most part, this is an opportunity for someone to own one of the best home arcades out there. It’s  located in Virginia which is pretty much on the other side of the US from where I am. hopefully a good collector is able to pick this up and maintain it. It certainly will require a bit of work but for an arcade like that, it would be worth it.

[Peter Hirschberg Selling Luna City Arcade - KLOV Forums] [Luna City Arcade website]

Peter Hirschberg's Luna City Arcade up for sale

March 6, 2010

There are a lot of cool home arcades out there but few have attracted as much attention as Peter Hirschberg’s Luna City Arcade. He has built-up one of the finest collection of vector titles I have seen and that of course includes many very rare games which happen to be quite valuable. Even though it is a home arcade Peter has opened it up many times for people to go out and play (I think by doing previously scheduled parties). But that is soon to change, with Peter posting on the KLOV forums today that he is looking to sell the home along with much of the collection for someone else to enjoy. He will be keeping several games but for the most part, this is an opportunity for someone to own one of the best home arcades out there. It’s  located in Virginia which is pretty much on the other side of the US from where I am. hopefully a good collector is able to pick this up and maintain it. It certainly will require a bit of work but for an arcade like that, it would be worth it.

[Peter Hirschberg Selling Luna City Arcade - KLOV Forums] [Luna City Arcade website]

Street Fighter IV PC Dilemma

July 13, 2009

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So I picked this up on release a few weeks ago. I’d been waiting for the PC release because I have an X-Arcade stick and was looking forward to having the “arcade experience” at home. Much to my dismay, it appears SF4 only supports keyboard and 360 controllers.  I can assign keyboard buttons to the arcade stick for one player, but not for the other.

Apparently they want to make recreating the arcade set up at home harder than it should be.  In a way I can see why, otherwise it will be quite easy to take a high end PC and build your own cabinet. However this is not want I’m going too. So Capcom, please release a patch and support non 360 arcade sticks, please? Especially my X-Arcade stick!

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Dream Arcades releases the Dreamcade Impact cabinet just for fighter games

February 12, 2009

Street Fighter IV will be out for the consoles in just a few short days and while you could go and buy the Mad Catz sticks to get that supposedly authentic arcade experience, the da2f2company Dream Arcades has created a home arcade cabinet that is made just for fighters like SFIV. Users can plug a PC, Xbox 360 or PS3 into the cabinet and then start enjoying fighting games on the ‘real’ thing. It even comes with  Hyper Street Fighter II, Street Fighter III – 3rd Strike and Street Fighter IV to get you started. The press release after the break holds more details.

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My new favourite home arcade

September 2, 2008

Beer and games. They go hand in hand right? Well what do you do when you want to combine your too favourite past times? You do this….

That’s right, you build a bar for the beer and then you build arcade controls into the bar. Simple really.

Hit the link to see more of Burke’s MAME bar.

[via ArcadeControls and RetroBlast]        [Discuss on the Forum]

Retro Space pays homage to Computer Space

August 18, 2008

Yeah, yeah yeah, another home arcade cabinet. This one however pays homage to a particular game known as Computer Space. It’s not completely identical to the 1970′s classic, but there’s enough there to evoke memories of Nolan Bushnell’s arcade game. Namely the bright yellow cabinet and the lady in white!

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New Surface Tension table

July 17, 2008

For those of you who read the site way back when, you may remember a company called Surface Tension. They make, by far, the coolest home arcade tables you have ever seen. Well there is now a new model, which is soon to be available, and it looks good! Different enough from the previous model, but still discreet, this sexy new model comes in either a Oak or Walnut finish and has the classic Surface Tension fold out controls.

[Surface Tension Website]    [Arcade Lounge Blog]

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9 Home Gaming Setups Better Than Yours

March 18, 2008

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Now, I admit not all of these are completely arcade related, but these gaming rooms have to be seen to be believed. Personally the ones that look like luxury cinemas don’t do it for me, but the ones that look like they’ve been put together buy true gamers are amazing. One of these we’ve seen before of course and be sure to check out the video at the bottom.

[9 Home Gaming Setups Better Than Yours] via Geek About

Another retro home arcade cabinet

March 5, 2008

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There must be the demand out there because there seems to be an endless amount of these types of cabinet being produced. I pretty sure I haven’t covered this one before, apologies if I have. Spotted this one over at Retro Thing who have a nice little theory that these things practically pay for themselves.

[Cosmic MultiGame Cabinet - Retro Thing]

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Forbes – Arcade Games Make A Comeback

March 4, 2008

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This was spotted by the guys over at Barcade. Forbes has recently posted an article about the popularity of people buying old school arcade cabinets for thier home. I’m sure you’ll all agree; we would all have a collection of retro arcade games in our home if we could, right?

[Forbes - Arcade Games Make A Comeback]

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