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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:51 AM
Thanks for the input. I'm mostly interested in getting one to play around with. I like playing those old games, but I'm not a high score kinda player in any sense of the word.
They seem to be selling for around $700 in these parts for a custom built cabinet. I think building my own would be even more expensive for me. I don't have the necessary woodworking and electronics tools to go the kit route cheaper than just buying one.
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:30 PM
As far as MAME, truthfully I don't know why people put MAME setups in cabinets. It seems like it would be much nicer to just play a MAME setup though my PC monitor or home theater setup than cram 3,000 games (with their accomanying control setups) in a cabinet.
Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:11 PM
I don't know, sometimes I can't help but think that many arcade collectors and purists don't even really care about arcade games as "games" anymore--the cabs are treated more like big ornaments or showpieces that derive value in the same ways that old sentimental photo albums do, rather than deriving value as actual instruments of entertainment. Trust me, I'm living proof that, with a few obvious exceptions, "needing an authentic cabinet to enjoy a game" is only true if you want it to be.
Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:54 PM
Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:07 PM
To me, a MAME rig is really just a game console. It's the world's best Arcade Classics compilation.
But it's emulation nonetheless, and your physical controls are never going to match what's on the actual cabinet. Some will be close, others will be hopeless.
a buddy of mine runs his MAME in his laptop and brings it with his X-Arcade sticks to parties, when he's not playing on his big screen. It's a blast. That makes a lot more sense to me than anchoring it down in a 200lb cab.
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