If you’re looking for a slick coffee table, and foosball isn’t your thing, check out this cool piece of gaming furniture that’s loaded up with a really nice classic arcade system and actually looks really nice.
UK custom furniture maker Surface Tension handcrafts each one of these arcade gaming systems to order. Each table is made from metal and glass, and conceals a reasonably fast PC and a 19″ LCD flat screen under the hood. They come complete with two sets of real arcade controls, as well as a HAPP trackball with wicked blue backlighting. The systems are powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 1GB of RAM, 160GB of storage and Wi-Fi connectivity. They even pre-load iTunes and throw in an Apple Airport Express you can stream tunes to your stereo wirelessly.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7wCZPC-akM
The systems come preloaded with a 29 game collection called Taito Legends, but they’re also set up to run MAME out of the box. Just install your ROMs, artwork and samples, and you’re ready to get your arcade game on. Surface Tension also throws in menu system for easily accessing games. Plus, it’s a fully-functional Windows PC, so you can also play Windows games and surf the web and check e-mail too.
All this style and substance do come at a price though. The systems cost £3299 each (appx. $6600 USD), but if you happen to live in the UK, they’ll deliver and set it up for you for free.