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PostPosted: Mon Mar 3, '08, 9:56 pm 
Anyone remember playing all those different types of games on the arcade machines? I do. They were fun. Well, it looks like those may be coming back, and you can have them at home, if you can afford it.

http://tech.msn.com/products/article.as ... &GT1=40000


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 3, '08, 11:32 pm 
Interesting article. I wouldn't mind having one of those 80 in 1 machines myself, if it had a nice selection of games on it. I wouldn't have the first clue of where to put the thing, but I'd like to have one. There's just something nice about standing at a machine and plugging away at it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 4, '08, 4:32 am 
Wasn't there a controller that did this a bit ago, like 2 years or something, it had hundreds of games on it, but wore down to fast for us.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 4, '08, 3:51 pm 
Are you referring to the Atari Flashback, Sparky?


Getting back on topic, I'd love to have one of those in my house. One in particular is this one from Capcom. Had...somewhere between 50-100 of their older games. (I know there was more than 50, because I couldn't cycle through them all.) Sturdy machine, 2-player support, and it only costed a quarter a game. A rarity over here, where I'm rather used to paying 1 Pound (Roughly $2 with the exchange rates) for one game of The House of the Dead 3.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 5, '08, 3:50 am 
Most of the arcades over here now charge about a dollar per play. Quarter machines are pretty rare these days, but those are the best kind.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 5, '08, 4:05 am 
No clue, it broke and got like fuzz all over the screen everytime we plugged it in.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 5, '08, 3:46 pm 
That has to suck, Sparky.

To Thoul: This is why I am still heavily considering a plan to move to Japan. Not only do arcade games still exist in abundace, but they're recent. House of the Dead 4, anyone?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 5, '08, 11:14 pm 
Some recent games would be really nice. The last time I went to the arcade, last year, they still had a Street Fighter II machine out. I know it was popular, but come on... it's time to get a new game in there!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 6, '08, 3:46 pm 
Well, you can do what most Street Fighter fans are doing and pray your * off that they release the arcade version of SF IV in the U.S.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 6, '08, 5:23 pm 
I was never that much of an SF fan, but there's got to be some other new game they could put in after nearly ten years.


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