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Pac-Man Tech Support

On May 21st, the folks at Google decided to celebrate the little yellow dude’s anniversary in a very big way: by embedding a playable Google Doodle. The Doodle allowed you to play Pac-Man to your heart’s content throughout the day. It was such a hit that the game remains playable on Google.

One woman wasn’t quite as amused by the tribute as we were. Apparently, she had trouble studying because the game kept playing itself in the background. The sounds were distracting her to the point that she called tech support – either from her ISP or computer manufacturer.

It’s a good thing the tech person on the phone was well aware of the Google celebration. I cannot imagine the hilarity that would have ensued if he didn’t know anything about it. When you hear the silences on his end, you can’t help but wonder if he was busy gobbling up monsters himself.

8-Bit Creatures Have Invaded New York!

One More Production has done it again. Patrick Jean and his team’s latest short film, PIXELS, was shot on location in New York City.

The level of creativity in these video clips are nothing short of fantastic. This has to be one of my favorites, though. What Geek doesn’t love both 8-bit AND video games? I’m glad that @GapingVoid brought this to my attention.

Arcade Fun

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I finished a game of Ms. PacMan, and decided I’d rather play Tempest. No wait, I think it’s Pong I’m wanting to play. I’m not hacking anything, honest! I’m using my very own arcade machine from Dream Arcades!

The complete pre-built has over 200 games available, plus you can add your own. Designed for full sized adults (no stooping over to play), yet simple enough for the youngest kids to enjoy. Just plug it in and start playing. It stands approximately five feet high, and the casing is quite solid.

Unlike other arcade builders we are an arcade manufacturer. We do not build our tables one at a time in a shop. Dream Arcades does not offer dozens of different color options, configurations or full customization services.
Our tables are built on an assembly line in large quantities. This saves hundreds of dollars on every table we build, which we pass directly to the consumer. This also allows us to focus on quality and craftsmanship.

We realize that many of our customers may wish customize their arcades after purchase we have kept this in mind during the development and manufacturing process. Our tables are easy to open and dismantle, include Ultimarc IPAC programmable controllers and high-end computers that can easily be upgraded with new software or hardware.

Here is a sampling of the games that came with my new Arcade:

  • Asteroids
  • Battlezone
  • Centipede
  • Millipede
  • Pong
  • Tempest
  • Dragon’s Lair
  • Defender
  • Joust
  • Dig Dug

This isn’t something I’m getting sponsored on, folks. I bought this out of my own pocket. I love to play old games like this, and have long wanted my own. Ponzi enjoys some of these games, as well. It will definitely be put to good use… and I may never get any work done!


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