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Xtension Gameplay Arcade Cabinets Are Perfect for Raspberry Pi Systems

Xtension Gameplay Arcade Cabinets Are Perfect for Raspberry Pi Systems
I love playing classic arcade games. In fact, I love them so much, I spent several thousand dollars having a custom-built arcade cabinet put together. But you don’t have to spend nearly that much to have a professional looking cabinet these days, thanks to folks like Rec Room Masters and systems like their Xtension Gameplay cabinets. The cabinets come in kit form, and make it easy for you to put together a great looking, full-size arcade system that won’t break the bank.

Go Back to the Arcade with the Pong-inspired OriginX Cabinet

Go Back to the Arcade with the Pong-inspired OriginX Cabinet
Back in the day, most of the games in arcades were stand-up cabinets, but a few were sit down table style games. I don’t remember ever seeing wall mounted arcade games back in the day, but there are a handful of them available these days.
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Bring the Arcade Anywhere with These Classic Arcade Mini Cabinets

Bring the Arcade Anywhere with These Classic Arcade Mini Cabinets
I spent a whole lot of time and a whole lot of quarters in arcades when I was a kid. Now that I’m a grown-up and make a halfway decent living, I’ve got my own custom-built MAME cabinet in my mancave, so I can play all of my favorite games whenever the mood strikes me, and without spending any more quarters.

Legend of Zelda Barrel Arcade Machine: If Donkey Kong and Link Had a Kid

Legend of Zelda Barrel Arcade Machine: If Donkey Kong and Link Had a Kid
This barrel-shaped Legend of Zelda themed arcade cabinet is not only fun to play, but a great piece of home decor too. It comes from Redditor LetsbuildsomeShit. He is living up to his name big time with this awesome build. This Raspberry Pi 3 / RetroPie-powered arcade machine is completely custom.

Dude Restores ’80s Centipede Arcade Cabinet and I Want to Play

Dude Restores ’80s Centipede Arcade Cabinet and I Want to Play
I loved the arcades back in my youth, at least when my dad would let me raid his stash of quarters and go. I had a particular penchant for Centipede mostly because it had a trackball rather than joysticks, and for some reason that was awesome to elementary school me.

Namco Arcade Machine Collection Gives Action Figures Something to Play

Namco Arcade Machine Collection Gives Action Figures Something to Play
The NAMCO Arcade Machine Collection are miniature replicas of some of your favorite arcade games from way back when. While they’re no playable, you could still use them to create your own mini arcade hall right on your desktop. Each is a 1/12-scale reproduction that uses the original schematics and cabinet artwork of the original machines.

Make a Tiny Arcade Cabinet from Popsicle Sticks

Make a Tiny Arcade Cabinet from Popsicle Sticks
If you’ve been meaning to make an arcade cabinet for your phone, here’s a fun way to do it. This video will show you how. Your first step is to eat a whole bunch of popsicles, so get to work.

Tesla Vs. Edison Fighting Game: Now You’re Playing with Power!

Tesla Vs. Edison Fighting Game: Now You’re Playing with Power!
Dayton, Ohio based art collective Real Art had a great idea for a Mortal Kombat style video game so they got to work and built an arcade cabinet. But this version of Mortal Kombat is a little different.

Polycade Wall-mounted Arcade Machine: Worth a Thousand Games

Polycade Wall-mounted Arcade Machine: Worth a Thousand Games
I’ve seen arcade machines in all sorts of sizes and forms, but the Polycade is the first wall-mounted one I’ve seen. It has enough room for two player controls, a separate 4-way joystick and two buttons for classic systems and a 28″ LED TV.

Gamer Creates Awesome NASA Themed Arcade Cabinet

Gamer Creates Awesome NASA Themed Arcade Cabinet
Man, I wish I had the kind of talent it takes to create a cool arcade cabinet like this. But at least I can live vicarously through them. This NASA themed arcade cabinet looks like it belongs on the space station or at the very least in some NASA break room somewhere. This beautiful gaming cabinet was created by Imgur user scoodidabop of Paradox Arcade Systems.

VEC9 Vector Arcade Cabinet: Vec to the Past

VEC9 Vector Arcade Cabinet: Vec to the Past
What started as a drunken purchase turned into an anachronistic arcade game. In 2012, electrical engineer Andrew Reitano bought an Asteroids vector monitor on Craigslist. He wanted to see if he could make it display graphics, but with the help of Todd Bailey and Michael Dooley he ended up with VEC9. The arcade cabinet is archaic in more ways than one.

World’s Largest Working Arcade Cabinet Makes You Feel Like a Little Kid Again

World’s Largest Working Arcade Cabinet Makes You Feel Like a Little Kid Again
Many adults of today never knew the joy of growing up during the heyday of arcades. They have never known what it feels like to be small and play a game on a giant arcade cabinet.

Love Hulten’s PE358 & Battlecade: Game Boy & Game Twins

Love Hulten’s PE358 & Battlecade: Game Boy & Game Twins
Retro gadget maker Love Hulten recently showed off two of his latest creations, both of which are gaming systems. The PE358 is a Nintendo emulator inspired by the Game Boy Advance SP, while the Battlecade is a kickass two-player arcade machine inspired by the likes of Battleship. The PE358 measures about 3.1″x

Pac-Man Arcade Cabinet Wall Clock: Waka Clocka Game

Pac-Man Arcade Cabinet Wall Clock: Waka Clocka Game
Time is a power pellet in this retro Pac-Man wall clock. Made to celebrate the yellow gobbler’s 35th birthday – the game was first released on May 22, 1980 – the ~2ft. tall clock has a handcrafted case that looks like the game’s original arcade cabinet. The clock plays the game’s music and sound effects at the top of every hour, and its coin slots and marquee are backlit. It also has a handmade Pac-Man sculpture on top, a 2D Pac-Man pendulum and his nemeses Pinky, Inky, Blinky and Clyde as clock weights. You can order the Pac-Man arcade cabinet wall clock from Bradford Exchange for $200 (USD). 

Retro-futuristic Arcade Cabinet: Pixelkabinett 42

Retro-futuristic Arcade Cabinet: Pixelkabinett 42
The Pixelkabinett 42 is Love Hulten’s latest furniture inspired retro-futuristic computer. It’s a two-player arcade cabinet based on “old industrial cabinets, vintage mixing consoles and early space travel.” The cabinet itself is made of ash and American walnut.

Charity Arcade Accepts Any Coin Currency as Tokens: Insert Care

Charity Arcade Accepts Any Coin Currency as Tokens: Insert Care
If you’ve ever gone abroad you probably had spare coins from the country you visited. You can change it back to your country’s currency or keep it as a memento, but more often than not they’ll just end up stashed in your drawer, “for when you go back.”
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