Posts tagged arcade games

New Donkey Kong world record set

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After two and a half years of practice, Robbie Lakeman is the new Donkey Kong world record holder, achieving a score of 1,141,800 last Friday morning - 3,200 points more than previous record holder Hank Chien.

Full story here.

Little Big Planet, reimagined as a 16 bit classic.
I’d go there and I haven’t even played the (modern) original.
What other new games do you think would work well as a retro console version?

Little Big Planet, reimagined as a 16 bit classic.

I’d go there and I haven’t even played the (modern) original.

What other new games do you think would work well as a retro console version?

Galloping Ghost, the largest arcade in the US.

Ars Technica has an interesting article with lots of photos here.

Photo: Homemade Gaming System.
The ‘R-Kaid Revelation’ is a home built gaming system with a transparent screen than shows the inside of the machine when it’s switched off.
The machine is also a pretty powerful PC for its size, with an Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a GTX 670 graphics card. It has a custom interface to access over 12,000 pre-installed games.
Retro games are controlled by pulling out the built in joypads, and a wooden bluetooth keyboard and moyse are also concealed for use when required.

Photo: Homemade Gaming System.

The ‘R-Kaid Revelation’ is a home built gaming system with a transparent screen than shows the inside of the machine when it’s switched off.

The machine is also a pretty powerful PC for its size, with an Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a GTX 670 graphics card. It has a custom interface to access over 12,000 pre-installed games.

Retro games are controlled by pulling out the built in joypads, and a wooden bluetooth keyboard and moyse are also concealed for use when required.

Video: Human Pac Man.

Part of the GAME OVER project, by Guillaume Reymond. The interesting thing about these videos is that the actors are given a set of rules to play by, and are then left to decide what to do during filming (within those rules), so nothing is pre-scripted - just like how the games are originally coded.

 

Photos: Home built arcade cabinet plays 30+ consoles.
Patrice Daubaire's homebuilt arcade machine runs on a PC, capable of emulating over 30 different video game systems. What makes this unit stand out is the fact that he's modded 75 different controllers to work with the system:

Patrice says the system has zero input lag and the controllers weight is mostly unchanged from the originals, despite the modifications.

Photos: Home built arcade cabinet plays 30+ consoles.

Patrice Daubaire's homebuilt arcade machine runs on a PC, capable of emulating over 30 different video game systems. What makes this unit stand out is the fact that he's modded 75 different controllers to work with the system:

Patrice says the system has zero input lag and the controllers weight is mostly unchanged from the originals, despite the modifications.

Video: Human Tetris.

Part of the GAME OVER project, by Guillaume Reymond. The interesting thing about these videos is that the actors are given a set of rules to play by, and are then left to decide what to do during filming (within those rules), so nothing is pre-scripted - just like how the games are originally coded.


Video: Human Space Invaders.

Part of the GAME OVER project, by Guillaume Reymond. The interesting thing about these videos is that the actors are given a set of rules to play by, and are then left to decide what to do during filming (within those rules), so nothing is pre-scripted - just like how the games are originally coded.

Missile Command record blasted down after 30 years.
Until recently, the 80,364,995 has remained the high score in Missile Command since it was set in 1982. Now it looks like a new record has been set by Victor Sandberg, who played for over 56 hours to reach a high score of 81,796, 035.

And, let’s answer the natural question, how does Sandberg play for so many hours straight without breaks? Apparently, he’s been building up extra cities and allowing them to get destroyed whenever he needs to step away from the machine for a moment. Sandberg said he could theoretically take up to a 30 minute break with such a strategy, but prefers to use only four or six minute breaks instead.

Missile Command record blasted down after 30 years.

Until recently, the 80,364,995 has remained the high score in Missile Command since it was set in 1982. Now it looks like a new record has been set by Victor Sandberg, who played for over 56 hours to reach a high score of 81,796, 035.

And, let’s answer the natural question, how does Sandberg play for so many hours straight without breaks? Apparently, he’s been building up extra cities and allowing them to get destroyed whenever he needs to step away from the machine for a moment. Sandberg said he could theoretically take up to a 30 minute break with such a strategy, but prefers to use only four or six minute breaks instead.