Archive for September 15, 2009

SFIV Vewlix cabinet on eBay – how "real" is it?

September 15, 2009

Not satisfied with building your own arcade cabinet for SFIV and you want the real, “official” thing? Then this auction on eBay is for you. The seller apparently won this through streetfighter4arcadecabinetGamestop/Capcom’s sweepstakes by pre-ordering SFIV on the PS3. He says that it is still on the crate and currently the bid is going for $5000 (although the reserve has not been met yet) but he seems to think that these are worth $15,000 a piece so the reserve might be a way off from being reached.

I do have to question something about this one – why does it have an Xbox 360 inside as opposed to the Taito Type X2 board that the arcade version game is supposed to be running on? The cabinet looks authentic but without the TypeX2, it looks to me that Gamestop/Capcom shortchanged the winners of this contest by giving them something that was modified from the actual arcade version of the game. Anyone else want to comment on this?

[Via TechEblog] [SFIV Vewlix cab auction] [Discuss on the Forums]

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SFIV Vewlix cabinet on eBay – how “real” is it?

September 15, 2009

Not satisfied with building your own arcade cabinet for SFIV and you want the real, “official” thing? Then this auction on eBay is for you. The seller apparently won this through streetfighter4arcadecabinetGamestop/Capcom’s sweepstakes by pre-ordering SFIV on the PS3. He says that it is still on the crate and currently the bid is going for $5000 (although the reserve has not been met yet) but he seems to think that these are worth $15,000 a piece so the reserve might be a way off from being reached.

I do have to question something about this one – why does it have an Xbox 360 inside as opposed to the Taito Type X2 board that the arcade version game is supposed to be running on? The cabinet looks authentic but without the TypeX2, it looks to me that Gamestop/Capcom shortchanged the winners of this contest by giving them something that was modified from the actual arcade version of the game. Anyone else want to comment on this?

[Via TechEblog] [SFIV Vewlix cab auction] [Discuss on the Forums]

Brent Sales bringing Tank! Tank! Tank! and PUTT: Championship Golf to Europe

September 15, 2009

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Good news for our European readers, in case you were wondering when Namco would be bringing Tank! Tank! Tank! to Europe. Brent Sales has sent out a press release stating that tank02they will be showing the game off at the London Preview next month and will be distributing the game to certain countries on the continent in 2010. They also have announced that they will be distributing other titles such as Chicago Coin’s PUTT: Championship Golf, and the ball tossing game Go Ball-istic, which will both be seen at their booth. The press release does mention that some Raw Thrills titles will also be seen at the booth but they did not mention what those will be (Terminator Salvation perhaps?). Hit the break for the full release.

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