Creating a small video arcade/game room

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by ggvicviper, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Yamaha & Grosbeak. I’m Marc!

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    So in addition to cool life stuff like getting married, continuing the bass quest and other small endeavors, I started up a little game room/personal arcade - originally in my basement, but now in my living room.

    I have several consoles, such as the NES, Famicom, Famicom Disk System, Sega Mark III, NEC PC Engine, Sega Genesis and Super Famicom hooked up currently. I also have a Sega Master System and 32X I'd like to get into the mix somehow, as well as some consoles I won't be using right now such as the Sony PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast and PS2 (all Japanese versions), and an original Xbox.

    However, the coolest thing I acquired was the Supergun. This device allows you to play real arcade boards on a TV. I always wanted a real Gyruss arcade game, and I now kinda have one!

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    That's actual arcade hardware running in my living room. It's not that expensive to get going either!

    Supergun - $130
    Konami classic to Jamma adapter - $28
    Gyruss PCB - $75
    Audio cable - $8
    RGB Scart to RGB Component/YUV Upscaler - $50
    ATX PC power supply - $24

    For about the price of Squier VM Preicision V, I have a working Gyruss set up in my living room. That's so freaking cool. I also acquired a Jailbreak PCB, and am awaiting several others including Bubble Memories, Rush'n Attack, Block Hole and some others.

    I'd also like to create a little setup for the games I've programmed some day soon. What kinda stuff would you want in a dream game room of yours?
  2. neckdive


    Oct 11, 2013
    The next thing you should look into is getting a good projector and surround system. I installed a projector in our living room about 3 years ago with a 10 foot wide screen (equivalent to a 132" HD screen) DVD and surround sound system for under $1,000. We do all of our gaming (racing, Kinect stuff, 4 player split screen where each player gets their own 66" screen) movie (Blu-Ray is incredible) and watching sports (life-size or larger) on this set up. Once you get a good projector, you'll never know how you got along without it. You'll also find that going to the movie theater pales in comparison.
  3. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Yamaha & Grosbeak. I’m Marc!

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    Interesting. Sounds like a cool idea, but I haven't found many projectors that do the RGB component thing.