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 ››
I have been playing video games since the late 70's, and through the 80's had various consoles and computers, but I was never really a collector. Video games were just something that I played, sometimes completed, but then just moved onto the next game. Having a "collection" of video games was never really an … Continue Reading ››
I’ve been an avid retro gamer and collector of hardware and software for a number of years, having grown up in the 80's during the birth of the industry, and occasionally contributed to existing sites when I thought I had something of value to say. But having some very broad interests in gaming, rather than a focus … Continue Reading ››