• X-Arcade Arcade2TV Pedestal: The Only Arcade Cabinet You’ll Ever Need

    X-Arcade Arcade2TV Pedestal: The Only Arcade Cabinet You’ll Ever Need

    Sure, you can buy a dedicated arcade cabinet with built-in beer tap and park it in the basement to get your old-school button-mashing fix (while getting totally plastered at the same time).  But why do that when you can get a retro-style arcade system that can pair with any modern TV and game console, ready to satisfy all present and future gaming needs?  That’s exactly what you’ll get with the X-Arcade Arcade2TV Pedestal. A standing arcade cabinet with lockable wheels, [...]

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  • Porta Pi Is An Arcade Cabinet Powered By Raspberry Pi

    Porta Pi Is An Arcade Cabinet Powered By Raspberry Pi

    Ever thought the Raspberry Pi would make a great processor for building your own retro arcade box, but weren’t quite sure how to put one together?  Not a problem, as somebody did the job of figuring things out for you.  Called the Porta Pi, it’s a DIY video arcade cabinet built around the popular $25 computer.  We know, seeing “DIY” is scary as heck.  This set is designed to be put together with ease, though.  No measuring lines on wood, [...]

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  • Nanocade Turns Your Netbook Into A Tabletop Arcade Cabinet

    Nanocade Turns Your Netbook Into A Tabletop Arcade Cabinet

    You were so sure you’ll find plenty of uses for that $300 netbook when you bought it last year.  Turns out you were wrong.  Don’t worry, the Nanocade Kit can help you turn that underpowered computer into something absolutely delightful: a tabletop arcade box. Do note, this won’t be a plug and play solution.  In fact, the instruction manual for the build racks up a full seven pages — you’ll have to do a lot of unscrewing, screwing and working [...]

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  • ION Audio iCade Turns Your iPad Into An Arcade Cabinet

    ION Audio iCade Turns Your iPad Into An Arcade Cabinet

    Thinkgeek had a busy April Fool’s last year, putting up tons of awesome fake products on their site.  A number of those have already made it into actual production (e.g. the Canned Unicorn Meat).  Here’s the latest a magical genie brought to life: the iCade. Built by ION Audio, the iPad accessory turns the erstwhile slate into the main display for a functional arcade cabinet.  It looks exactly like the original retro prank design, too, save a few additional buttons [...]

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  • Octane 120 Beer Arcade Gets You A Racing Cockpit With Beer Tap On The Dash

    Octane 120 Beer Arcade Gets You A Racing Cockpit With Beer Tap On The Dash

    Drinking and driving is never a good idea. Unless you’re driving cars on Forza Motorsport right in the comfort of your living room. Race laps on a virtual Enzo Ferrari while drinking like a sailor on the Octane 120 Beer Arcade, a sit-down arcade racing cockpit with cold beer handily on tap. Creator Dream Arcades call it “the ultimate in home arcade gaming.” While that’s a hard claim to live up to, combining two perennial male pastimes – video games [...]

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  • NES Bartop Arcade Cabinet Makes You Rethink What A Kitchen Computer Is Supposed To Do

    NES Bartop Arcade Cabinet Makes You Rethink What A Kitchen Computer Is Supposed To Do

    It’s nice to get an arcade cabinet for your game room. Scoring one with a beer tap on the side (see Arkeg) is even better. Having it in your kitchen counter right next to the fridge where all the beer hides, however, is just sublime. This homemade counter-top Nintendo arcade cabinet just made me drool with envy, not to mention want to spend more time in the kitchen than I normally do. The machine’s guts consist of an old spare [...]

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