Inspired by Battleship, This Head-to-Head Portable Arcade Is a Work of Art

It’s probably about time for custom arcade builder Love Hultén to consider taking on the likes of Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. His custom arcade consoles are just stunning, and there isn’t a gamer out there who wouldn’t drop a small fortune on his new two-player Battlecade. » 8/24/15 11:30am Monday 11:30am

A Tiny Arcade Cabinet That Comes Ready To Play, No Assembly Required

The internet is ripe with hobbyists building their own adorably tiny arcade machines, but those lacking basic electronics and soldering skills are left out of the fun, forced to feed quarters into full-size arcade cabinets. That's what makes the Nanoarcade so great, it's a fully-functional, tenth-scale arcade machine… » 1/13/15 9:58am 1/13/15 9:58am

Who Would Ever Feed Quarters Into a Flappy Bird Arcade Machine?

Admittedly there is some appeal to playing your favorite smartphone games on a giant 42-inch display, but Flappy Bird isn't the first title to come to mind. Nevertheless, Bay Tek Games is capitalizing on the fading popularity of the game with this full-on arcade machine featuring nothing but a giant single red button… » 1/09/15 10:09am 1/09/15 10:09am

Build Your Own Adorably Tiny Arcade Cabinet With This DIY Kit

If arcades were part of your childhood, you've probably yearned for a cabinet of your own for playing classics like Pac-Man or Galaga. The only downside is they're not exactly portable, here's a better solution. This arcade cabinet stands just eight inches tall, so you can carry it anywhere, and it uses a Raspberry Pi… » 8/26/14 9:30am 8/26/14 9:30am

A Grandma Discovered This Untouched 1990s Arcade In Her New Building

Real estate is a fun adventure for many reasons, including the possibility that the building's former owner may have left something behind. That was the case recently when an elderly woman bought a building in Japan's Chiba prefecture, only to discover the perfectly preserved remnants of an old arcade on two floors. » 7/01/14 1:40pm 7/01/14 1:40pm

Amazing Arcade Flight Simulator Spins Players Completely Upside-Down

The arcades that dominated the 1980s and 1990s slowly died off as home video game consoles became more and more capable, but there are apparently still some good reasons to keep a pocket full of quarters handy. Namely this arcade simulator for a game called War Thunder that puts Afterburner to shame. » 4/15/14 8:30am 4/15/14 8:30am

You'll Make Room For This Stunning Vintage Skeeball Game

If you're as enamored with this gorgeous vintage skeeball game as we are, finding space for it in your home won't be a problem. Because you'll happily ditch your dining room table, your living room sofa, even your bed to make room for this piece. It basically turns your home into your own private Chuck E. Cheese's… » 12/13/13 1:00pm 12/13/13 1:00pm

Incredible Arcade Sim Will Let You Drive Every Batmobile

For all of the Batman games that have come and gone, very few have ever let you play with the Dark Knight's ultimate toy: The Batmobile. But that's all about to change thanks to this new arcade simulator from Raw Thrills and Specular Interactive that lets you drive almost everything in Batman's garage through the… » 9/28/13 9:00am 9/28/13 9:00am

Pound On This Arcade Button Watch For Unlimited Time Checks

The case for not wearing a watch these days is a strong one, but dammit, sometimes it's just fun to strap a unique timepiece to your wrist. Like one that prominently features a classic arcade button that you can mash whenever you want to see the time. Now isn't that more fun than digging your smartphone out of your… » 9/05/13 9:41am 9/05/13 9:41am

Pins and Needles Arcade Is the Most Fun You'll Ever Have In a Warehouse

Real arcades are slowly becoming a thing of the past. When was the last time you saw a pinball machine in the wild, flashing and dinging its siren call for quarters? Fortunately there are reservations for the endangered little big guys, and Pins and Needles is one you'll wish was in a warehouse in your neighborhood. » 1/20/13 6:30pm 1/20/13 6:30pm

The Tabletop Arcade Receives a 21st Century Makeover

This isn't the same tabletop Pac Man game you played as a kid in pizza parlors. No, this one has been been updated with a more modern screen and a futuristic-looking-exterior. But the gameplay is strictly retro: Pac Man, Donkey Kong Junior, Dig Dug, 1942, Galaga and 55 other classic arcade games can be found on this… » 2/21/11 5:20pm 2/21/11 5:20pm