Posted tagged ‘gameroom’

Arcade Propaganda posters and 8-bit chiptune music for the arcade or gameroom

April 13, 2010

The key to making a good gameroom or arcade is partially about the games you have and partially about the ambient of the room itself.Here are a couple of things that can help you make that room a bit more awesome.

First up are these arcade propaganda-style posters, which feature Joust, Donkey Kong, Frogger and Dig Dug stylized like many political or wartime propaganda posters of old, as a way to ‘inspire’ young players to action. Pretty amusing and would look great sitting above the respective games that they represent. [Via GameSetWatch]

Next is for the audible ambient, an album of 8-bit “Chiptune”-style music by video game designer Rob Howard. Chiptune refers to the music being created with mostly emulated sounds from the NES. The music is original content inspired by a number of 8-bit video games in the past, which include a few arcade games in there too. I put a sample below and you can find out more about the album here. (Thanks to Rob himself for contacting us about this)

Northwest Pinball and Gameroom Show 2008

April 30, 2008

Say what you will about pinball, it’s impressive to see so many annual events dedicated to the game despite the fact that it does not have the same power in the market that it used to. While I did overlook the Rocky Mountain Pinball Show the other day (which ironically is the one closest to where I live) I was keeping an eye out for pinball news and came across information on the Northwest Pinball and Gameroom Show. It will take place in Seattle, WA from June 6-8 and in addition to including a large selection of games to play, the event will also have tournaments and seminars. The site does mention video games as well (but not which ones to expect)so I’ll assume some of the more notable classic games will be there but either way it’s an IFPA sanctioned event so I’m sure that it will be good. For more details check out the main site below.

[Northwest Pinball and Gameroom Show 2008 site] [Discuss on the Forum]