One of the coolest things I learned at SXSW 2012 was that the arcade is making a comeback. Using old cabinets, indie developers are standing up arcades to expose their work to the public. Home tinkerers are mashing up their own versions of old favorites and making entirely new ones. The group I spoke with in Austin does it so kids can test out their software using real arcade cabinets. I think it’s an excellent way to do rapid testing and imagine arcade machines someday appearing regularly in our local hackspaces. Here’s a video of the Winnitron 1000 that helps explain the idea.
Posted by Dennis Bonilla