Comments for http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/07/hands_on_with_vintage_gaming.html http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/07/hands_on_with_vintage_gaming.html en-gb 30 Wed 26 Nov 2014 05:58:59 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/07/hands_on_with_vintage_gaming.html notfromoklahoma http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/07/hands_on_with_vintage_gaming.html?page=90#comment9 I'm not sure how arcade machine pricing is in England, but in the U.S. you can get into vintage gaming for quite a bit less than $1,500. Prices vary by demand, but it's not a difficult feat to pick up a classic like Punch Out! for $50 at auction. Thu 17 Jul 2008 16:36:23 GMT+1 AvrusCadavrus http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/07/hands_on_with_vintage_gaming.html?page=80#comment8 There's also a very healthy community dedicated to restoring old cabinets to pristine condition, or even creating your own 'MAME' cabinet from scratch.My project is at:http://avrus.blogspot.com/Or check out:Build Your Own Arcade Controls:http://arcadecontrols.com/ Thu 17 Jul 2008 15:24:35 GMT+1 hainba http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/07/hands_on_with_vintage_gaming.html?page=70#comment7 I would have to buy an original Donkey Kong console. I spent a whole four week summer holiday in Ibiza playing it using 2p's instead of 25 pesatas and I left with my name proudly at the top of the honours board. Happy Days Thu 17 Jul 2008 08:32:10 GMT+1 tcgleed http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/07/hands_on_with_vintage_gaming.html?page=60#comment6 I was in Phnom Penn, Cambodia back in February and we stumbled on a shop full of all these old arcade machines. Myself and a few of the others in my group were in total heaven playing against the local kids, (and generally getting hammered by them!) on Street Fighter 2, Tekken 3, King of Fighters etc...The younger members of our group didn't get it at all though... Thu 17 Jul 2008 08:14:14 GMT+1 Starstew http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/07/hands_on_with_vintage_gaming.html?page=50#comment5 Definitely a treasure trove. Makes me all the more eager to attend this weekend's California Extreme Arcade Expo in San Jose, California. Hundreds of arcade games and pinball machines all available to play for free (after the price of admission). The arcade experience is an indelible aspect of my childhood, and one that evokes only great memories of excitement about the future of computers and computer entertainment. Both the social aspect of gathering around the machines and the hefty tactile nature of the controls are elements lost in modern living-room gaming (as much as I enjoy that as well). Wed 16 Jul 2008 18:19:54 GMT+1 jim_of_oz http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/07/hands_on_with_vintage_gaming.html?page=40#comment4 Talk about inflation. I can remember playing electro-mechanical pinball machines and getting 9,000 was a big score - now it's in the millions.Several years ago, when changing careers, I interviewed for a job fixing arcade machines and ended up getting hired by a telcom instead. I'm still not sure that was the better job... Wed 16 Jul 2008 13:49:10 GMT+1 ceebee999 http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/07/hands_on_with_vintage_gaming.html?page=30#comment3 Cool! What do I have to do to get a free advert for my business on this blog - it's nothing more than that? Wed 16 Jul 2008 13:04:21 GMT+1 Dukesy http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/07/hands_on_with_vintage_gaming.html?page=20#comment2 I'll never forget the first time I ever played Star Wars in the arcades. Excellent!And the first thing I did when I got home (having spent all my money in Southend) was look the game up for the C64 home computer! I had a bit of a wait!When it did get released, it was no where near the same as the arcade version playability wise...but I thought it was cool. The Amiga version had improvements, but still, not as good as the original arcade machine, eh?!Arcade games and even 8 bit Computer games to an extent are the 'toys' of my generation, as Pinball probably was to my fathers!I wouldn't mind an arcade machine at home. It would be fun! Wed 16 Jul 2008 08:14:07 GMT+1 juuxjuux http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/07/hands_on_with_vintage_gaming.html?page=10#comment1 We were having a discussion at work the other day, the old chestnut about what we would all do if we each won the lottery.My desire to have a classic arcade/museum/shop, somewhat like this one, drew some funny looks from my strait-laced colleagues, most of whom would have trouble determining a PS1 from a 2600 from an Xbox 360.I would run it as a not-for-profit enterprise to give kids of all ages the chance to play games like I used to, for 10 or 20p. Oh, happy, summer days.... Tue 15 Jul 2008 19:29:58 GMT+1 mjw4849 http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/07/hands_on_with_vintage_gaming.html?page=0#comment0 Can you imagine, bringing your mates round and having 'Street Fighter II' in your living room (I'm sure people of a certain age will all agree with me) would be a) a surefire way to make your friends come and see you all the time b) one of the coolest people around! Seeing that photo certainly brings back memories!Michaelhttp://londonstuff.blogspot.com Tue 15 Jul 2008 15:45:43 GMT+1