If you are an old school gamer that was around back when the Atari was the game console to have you will appreciate this app. I really didn’t have any idea that back in the Atari days there were 100 games to be had.
While most of us are off playing with our fancy new toys, it’s sometimes nice to dust off a game of Frogger, Pac-Man or Space Invaders and get your retro game on. While there are certainly ways to play these games on your PC, Mac or Linux box by downloading MAME, it’s kind of cool to see a standalone device capable of playing classic arcade games.
I had a real pinball machine growing up that was gigantic and so loud it drove my parents crazy. We had to unplug the thing at night or you could hear it across the street. I don’t have room in my house today for a real pinball machine, and I bet most of you don’t either.
Glasses-free 3D is the “next-big thing” in display technology. Of course, nobody has really created the perfect glasses-free display yet, but the quality had improved by leaps and bounds in even the last year. Now, SEGA has announced they’ll be releasing an arcade game with a 52-inch 3D glasses-free display.
I made the unfortunate mistake of buying my first (and only) netbook PC about 2 months before the iPad came out. Once I got my iPad, the little ASUS netbook started gathering plenty of dust, and I’ve been wondering what I’m going to do with it.
The video game arcade cabinet is fast becoming a relic of a not so distant past, what with the rise of video game consoles and increasingly powerful and versatile portable video game systems. But a group of Canadian indie developers have turned to the iconic device to bolster their fledgling community.
While I was trolling through the aisles at tonight’s CES preview event, I stumbled onto this oddity in the corner of Lenovo’s booth…
This casemod hides the laptop’s keyboard underneath the arcade controls, and connects to the laptop with a single USB cable.
Geeks can come up with some great ideas holiday season rolls around, and this one dude named Ric Turner has created a cool light show that you can actually play. People that happen by his house can use a controller out front and help Santa dodge snowballs.
I always loved the world builder in Little Big Planet, which let you create all sorts of wondrous environments which go far beyond what the game was designed to do. As Media Molecule saw what people were trying to do, they amped up the creation tools with the upcoming Little Big Planet 2.
This ridiculous looking Q*bert cake comes to us courtesy of Karen from Highland Bakery.
It’s a pretty accurate likeness of the original orange freak from arcade days gone by. For some reason, I wanted to call it a Q*bert Qake, but I’ll resist.
Why go with an ordinary coffee table, when you can get one with a complete media center PC and arcade gaming system built-in?
surface tensions’ Arcane arcade table not only looks great, it’s got a hidden Shuttle XPC, and an LCD screen (19″ or 26″) under the table’s toughened glass surface.
…because Rogue Synapse’ freeware version of Starfighter will only run in Microsoft’s OS.
That’s not the actual cabinet used in the movie; Rogue Synapse says the original has been destroyed. The one in the picture is from the documentary.
Spotted on the pages of Make:, this DIY Pac-Man costume is not only super awesome, it’s completely playable.
Created by Russell Luzinski a couple of Halloweens back, the wearable Pac-Man system is actually based on a laptop, loaded into a wooden frame, with a customized Gravis Gamepad Pro, modded with a wooden ball on the joystick.