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This arcade cabinet fits in your palm, runs Pac-Man and Donkey Kong

This arcade cabinet fits in your palm, runs Pac-Man and Donkey Kong

When most people think of an arcade game cabinet, they think of units measuring six-feet tall. Sure, we've seen home-friendly devices in the past that use an iPad as the display, but Adafruit's latest creation takes the idea of shrinking things down to a whole new level. The DIY Raspberry Pi Zero wizards have put together a MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) cabinet that measures less than 3 inches tall, uses a 0.96-inch RGB OLED display, and is still fully playable.

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Curvy, retro arcade gaming cabinet is all ’70s class

Curvy, retro arcade gaming cabinet is all ’70s class

Being a child of the '80s, I spent plenty of time around the stuff that made it from the '70s at friends and families homes. It seems to me that the hallmark of '70s design was curved wood and plastic. A sweet retro gaming cabinet from 8bitdo looks exactly like it came from the '70s only the graphics on the video games it contains are much cooler than most of what we had in the late '70s and '80s.

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Arcade cabinet pits Tesla, Edison, your hands in mortal combat

Arcade cabinet pits Tesla, Edison, your hands in mortal combat

It seems to be the trend these days to pit famous dead people against each other. And now, we're not talking about disgusting, decomposing zombies. Last month saw the beginnings of what would be a "Science Kombat" game that pit pixelated embodiments of famous scientists, both dead and alive, imbuing them superpowers to inflict fatality on other scientists. At SxSW, someone cooked up a more limited yet more elaborate version of that concept, involving Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. The catch? The players themselves will also be in a shock. Literally.

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Secret menus discovered in Mortal Kombat arcade games

Secret menus discovered in Mortal Kombat arcade games

Back in the day if you wanted to play video games with your friends, you headed to the local game arcade. The arcades were packed with all sorts of cool games like Mortal Kombat and a slew of other fighting, driving, and classic arcade games. Recently secret menus were discovered in the Mortal Kombat 1, 2, and 3 arcade games that were so popular in the arcades more than 20 years ago.

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Gigantic arcade machine lands Guinness World Record

Gigantic arcade machine lands Guinness World Record

Anyone who grew up in the '80s will remember going into arcades that crowded malls and other places to play video games. If you went into those arcades as a very young child, you probably remember having to stretch up to reach the controls and how gigantic the machines seemed. A man named Jason Chamberis has built his own gigantic arcade machine that will make a grown man feel like a child again.

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TRON hands-on: Videogame History Museum and ATARI at GDC

TRON hands-on: Videogame History Museum and ATARI at GDC

Before events began this morning in San Francisco for GDC 2015, we got the opportunity to have a peek at a vintage piece of equipment. This is TRON, the arcade video game made by Disney and Bally/Midway for the release of the motion picture event of the same name. Seeing this machine sitting amongst other classic games, prepared for attendees to play at will - my, what a treat. This and other ATARI-related pieces of history have been prepared by the Videogame History Museum for a special exhibit this week at GDC.

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Internet Arcade puts 900 old-school games in your browser

Internet Arcade puts 900 old-school games in your browser

Let's say you're a gamer who's trying to dig deeper into gaming culture's roots. You've heard about these titles that have broken records, expectations, paradigms, and genres. Or maybe you're just really curious how those games of the past played out. Suffice it to say, you'd be out of luck if you wanted to go beyond a simple book or video hearsay. That is, until now. Thanks to the Internet Archive, you can now test, play, and maybe even enjoy a shockingly huge library of 900 arcade games right in your web browser.

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Star Wars: Battle Pod game heads to arcades in January

Star Wars: Battle Pod game heads to arcades in January

Bandai Namco Games has pulled the wraps off a fully functional arcade game in the Star Wars universe. The new arcade game is called Star Wars: Battle Pods and has gamers playing an arcade-exclusive game on a dome screen that envelops the player's entire area of sight. The Battle Pod will launch in the US in January 2015 and will then roll out globally in later months to participating arcades around the country.

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Pokemon VS Tekken is Pokken: fighting game detailed at last

Pokemon VS Tekken is Pokken: fighting game detailed at last

The time has come. Back from the grave that was Pokemon Stadium comes Pokken Tournament, a game that matches the world of Pocket Monsters with the classic fighting game Tekken. It’s not the same as Marvel VS Capcom, but it’s not entirely different, either. Nintendo is out for punches!

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Microsoft announces Play To Earn rewards on Xbox Live

Microsoft announces Play To Earn rewards on Xbox Live

In an effort to get Xbox Live users to play more of Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade games, the company will be launching a new "Play To Earn" rewards system on Xbox Live on April 1 that will reward gamers with free items and Microsoft Points in exchange for playing XBLA games. The new program is only available to Xbox Live Reward members, so if you aren't a member, get signed up now to take advantage of the new rewards.

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PlayStation Home Arcade arrives on PS Vita today

PlayStation Home Arcade arrives on PS Vita today

Sony has announced PS Vita users are getting PlayStation Home Arcade today, a new app for their portable gaming beast. PlayStation Home Arcade is basically what it sounds like - an app that allows you to buy and play classic arcade titles. There will also be a handful of newer titles on offer, and Sony is giving away some free games to celebrate the launch of PlayStation Home Arcade.

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Raspberry Pi MAME cabinet brings the arcade to your tiny fingertips

Raspberry Pi MAME cabinet brings the arcade to your tiny fingertips

The $35 Raspberry Pi hobby board is one of the most innovative pieces of circuitry that we've seen yet. It's so simple and cheap, yet it leads to thousands of hackers and modders cooking up their own concoctions of circuitry brilliance. One modder in particular, Sprite_tm, recently made a pocket-size MAME cabinet out of a Raspberry Pi and a few other pieces of circuitry.

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