The Classic Atari 2600 Woody Lives!I've always had a soft spot for the Atari 2600, one of my first ever console experiences, and I have several in my collection. This is the second update on my latest 2600 restoration, and in the first blog update I focused on the cosmetic aspects – clearing … Continue Reading ››
After years of retro games collecting I finally buy a pair of Atari 2600 consolesBeing an avid retro games collector with a minor case of OCD, I love nothing more than taking an old and unwanted console and bringing it back to life. The beauty of many of the old 80’s consoles is their construction … Continue Reading ››
It's been a few months since my last upate, after picking up this project in November 2011. In the last update I was assessed the state of the machine components I had been collecting and revisited the half-finished cabinet. I'm on the home straight, with much of the major construction … Continue Reading ››
After dusting off my work in progress MAME cabinet, following a hiatus of about 6 years, I'm determined to get the job completed. After a quick parts inventory I found I actually had most of the bits and pieces I need lying around the house, so set to work.
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In the late 90's I got hooked on MAME, having found it to be a great way of playing old arcade titles that were no longer available in the flesh. Like many people who start out playing using a PC and keyboard, I soon longed for the feel of a real arcade cabinet. … Continue Reading ››