With the announcement yesterday of the Retroist Arcade Meet Up At 1984! I felt this wonderfully moving tribute by Dave Dries over at CinemArcade needed to be shared. Dave’s computer animated ode to those glory days of the Mall Arcades, with aid by Journey’s “Stone in Love” as well as an absolutely fantastic catalog of background arcade titles makes me wish that November 9th was already here!
A big thanks to jamin1317 for uploading this video over on YouTube!
Benjamin J Heckendorn has done it again. He took a piece of technology and turned it around putting a retro spin on it. This time he decided to take a wireless Xbox 360 controller (a guitar Hero 3 controller actually) and put it into an Atari 2600 joystick. The red button on the joystick only hits A, but he managed to include all of the buttons intact through some clever placement. The controller will not be great for playing some more advanced modern games, but it is perfect for arcade classics.
See the Step by Step build of the 3600 controller build
Benjamin J Heckendorn has some good news for his fans. He will be making two new Xbox 360 laptops for purchase. The laptops are complete custom awesomeness and will run you $5,000 or a green 1999 Ford Escort station wagon 5 speed for trade (seriously). Think about how you will be the envy of everyone at your local Starbucks when they all open their Macbooks to do work and you open your 360 laptop and start watching HD movies through Netflix or playing Left 4 Dead.
Go and reserve your Laptop Today