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kwick7

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Posted by kwick7 on Today, 12:15 AM

I've always wanted to play Skyrim and despite it being much cheaper on the One/PS4, I'm very tempted at $29.99 to play it on a portable.

Wonder how it runs?]


I think it runs great. I had it on ps4 first, then pc (With a ton of mods), then switch. My switch version has a lot more hours on it then the others. Runs great and portability is key.


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Posted by kwick7 on 04 August 2020 - 12:53 AM

That's pretty much been my work outfit since covid forced wfh. The mad dash to the dresser to get a shirt with sleeves on it because someone is requesting video chat is always fun.


I keep a button down short sleeve shirt in my office room just for those situations!

I’m still not wearing pants though.


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Posted by kwick7 on 14 July 2020 - 04:18 PM

It’s times like these when it’s good to have a relative that works at LEGO corporate. That discount is fantastic :)


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Posted by kwick7 on 30 June 2020 - 12:34 AM

I feel like it's never right. I went way the hell out of my way more than once on a hunt that brickseek seemed to indicate was a solid lead. Not so much. Brickseek plants false hope and shatters my cheapass dreams.


FOUR times brickseek pointed me to a Walmart with a $75 cab and was correct. A few times it was wrong and they didn’t have any. One time I found a $75 street fighter that wasn’t on brickseek. I’ve had employees tell me there were cabinets in the back and got me one and then I’ve had employees tell me there weren’t any (when there probably was). Brickseek isn’t the end all be all, but it’s a great help and a great start.

And sure the wealth. I’ve bought ONE $75 cab for myself. I passed on a $75 asteroids that I kind of regret but really didn’t need. Scored a $75 street fighter and asteroids for a friend and 2 $75 final fights for a family member to give grandkids for Christmas. All of that without really trying.

All I want is a cheap golden tee for myself 😂


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Posted by kwick7 on 18 June 2020 - 12:58 PM

Thank you for the different suggestions, for $50 I can't complain with the choices.


I bought a pacman on sale when they first came out. Love it. Had no intention of modding it.

Bought a Walmart clearance Galaga a few months later to mod. Complete overhaul. After I finished that I figured why not, might as well mod pacman too. Swapped out the control panel with a new one, kept the artwork, threw in a Pi, and put about 70 or so vertical only games on there. Kept the pacman design as I love how that cabinet looks. Compliments my “main” modded cabinet very well.


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Posted by kwick7 on 18 June 2020 - 02:19 AM

I think I may finally bite on getting a cabinet to mod. I see a Pacman near me for $50 but am worried about it being a vertical screen layout. I also see an Asteroids one for $1 supposedly. :rofl:


Plenty of great vertical games. Or use a top and bottom bezel to play regular games. Or swap out the monitor.

I nodded my pacman with a pi and have it as a vertical only cabinet.


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Posted by kwick7 on 15 June 2020 - 04:26 PM

You'd buy it, unlike those on this site, but then you won't buy it. I agree 100% though, the better deal is just waiting for the golden tee/silver strike cabinet. No sense in bothering with this unless you only care about golden tee and don't want the variety.



You get what I mean though. If I didn’t know a golden tee/silver strike cab was coming, I’d definitely buy at this price. Most people on this site (in my opinion) probably wouldn’t buy it as there have been all those clearance cabs at Walmart.

This site likely isn’t the market for golden tee anyway- there are a TON of people that generally don’t play video game’s but LOVE golden tee.


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Posted by kwick7 on 12 June 2020 - 01:04 PM

I have zero interest in any of these, which is great news for my wallet and lack of space. I like what they are doing with pinball but would be far more interested in the Star Wars one- plus I’m almost finished building my own virtual pinball table.

The best news I’ve heard so far was during an interview with retro Ralph- they are still working on a golden tee/silver strike bowling cabinet. That’s a day one instant purchase for me.


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Posted by kwick7 on 14 May 2020 - 10:26 PM

Star Wars Arcade Machine With Bench Seat, Limited Edition, Arcade1Up

https://www.walmart....de1Up/248851348


This is neato, but I still think it's priced too high personally.


I want this, at the right price of course, to then convert and mod to a driving cab.

Daaaaytooooonnaaaaaaaaaaa!


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Posted by kwick7 on 25 February 2020 - 02:15 PM

This Was At Marshalls In Puerto Rico.


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I hope you say WAS because it is now currently in your house.


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Posted by kwick7 on 13 February 2020 - 12:56 AM

Did this with the space invaders I got for $75. Still slightly incomplete as I need to design a 2 player variant of the artwork and then order a new CP, but it has a PC and loaded with nothing but vertical shmups and other vertical games! Planning for a 2 player 4 button CP layout. Too bad the viewing angles aren't the greatest.


Did you check out diyretroarcade.com ? Awesome site. Ordered both my panels from them.


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Posted by kwick7 on 27 January 2020 - 12:17 AM

I hope Arcade1up does a showtime nba on nbc, nfl blitz, nba jam arcade combo. That would be EPIC!


Would be epic.

Blitz will never happen though.


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Posted by kwick7 on 19 January 2020 - 01:17 PM

They are great! Did you ask for an extra plexiglass? The NeoGeo CP is incredible! Congrats!


I ordered the control panels with the additional deck protector from him, just like Arcade1up sells. The plexi over the monitors- Lowes sells and cuts plexi for you if you have one nearby.


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Posted by kwick7 on 18 January 2020 - 11:22 PM

I feel the same, perfect craftsmanship.
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Looks great! Here’s mine. I messed up the bezel on the “neo geo” cab and will remake it. The marquee has a 7” monitor that displays the art or marquee of the game you are playing. Super happy with how both came out.

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It’s also impossible for me to get a good shot of these. Or for them to not be dirty. 3 year olds. Thank god for extra plexi on the screens and deck protectors!


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Posted by kwick7 on 18 January 2020 - 06:44 PM

I got a CP from DIY Retro Arcade. This design but with 6 buttons each player. ( https://www.diyretro...-arcade1up.html ).

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I can’t say enough good things about diyretroarcade. Great site and great guy. I’ve ordered 2 control panels from him with custom artwork- a 3 button single player with trackball and a 6 button single player with trackball. Both came out amazing.