Bespoke Arcades

Month: February 2011

UK’s First Commercial Simulator For Private Purchase

Arcade Machine PR – The UK’s First Commercial Grade Simulator For Private Purchase


Bespoke Arcades Launch The UK’s First Commercial Grade Simulator For Private Purchase

Bespoke Arcades, the leading providers of bespoke arcade machines, have expanded their current product portfolio with the eagerly awaited ‘Elite Sim’ brand, a model of which now takes pride of place in the basement of Harrods. Widely regarded as the finest designer and manufacturer of leading edge high technology simulation products in the UK, Elite Sim are now offering the worlds first commercial grade simulator for private purchase aimed at their privileged client base.

The Superb Range Of Games From Bespoke Arcades

Arcade Machine PR – The Superb Range Of Games From Bespoke Arcades


The Superb Range Of Games From Bespoke Arcades

Video arcade games have been enormously successful since their introduction in the early 1970s. The 1980s and 1990s saw the introduction of some of the most memorable arcade games of all time and many of the characters from these games have gained an iconic status in popular culture. Now, Bespoke Arcades, leading suppliers of arcade machines include over one hundred and fifty classic arcade games with each of their custom-built arcade cabinets.

Bespoke Arcades include a range of classic arcade games from the likes of Namco, Sega, Atari and Taito with their arcade cabinets. These games include favourites such as Asteroids, Bubble Bobble, Paperboy and, of course, PacMan and Space Invaders. PacMan was first released in May 1980 and has become synonymous with arcade gaming.

The simple game involving the dot-eating yellow character and his four multicoloured ghost opponents has been a family favourite for almost three decades. Space Invaders was one of the first ‘shooting’ games and celebrated its thirtieth birthday in 2008. The Guinness World Records it as the top arcade game of all time.

Both games are included along with all Bespoke Arcades’ arcade cabinets. Phil Patsias, from Bespoke Arcades, the leading online retailer of arcade machines and arcade cabinets, supplying some of the most prestigious outlets across the UK including Harrods, Hamleys and Selfridges, said, “Video arcade games have a place in the affections of two generations of people, from the simple but addictive games of the early 1980s right through to some of the more involved two-player arcade games of the 1990s including Streetfighter II and Mortal Kombat. With over three hundred and fifty classic arcade games included with all our arcade machines there is certainly a classic game for everyone.”

Arcade games often have very short levels, simple and intuitive control schemes, and rapidly increasing difficulty. This not only makes them simple to understand without being easy to complete but it also harks back to the environment of the arcade, where the player is essentially renting the game for as long as can stay alive (or until they run out of coins!). Mr Patsias added, “Running out of tokens isn’t a factor with our range of superb arcade machines. It took an American over six hours to complete all the levels of Pac Man and so if you are looking to emulate that achievement on one of our arcade cabinets you won’t need a huge supply of coins to do it!”


Unusual Gift Ideas For The Groom To Be

Arcade Machine PR – Unusual Gift Ideas For The Groom To Be


Unusual Gift Ideas For The Groom To Be

Buying wedding gifts for friends or family is easy as you generally have a wedding list from which to choose. Selecting a thoughtful and personal gift for your spouse is a different matter entirely, however, and trying to choose a wedding gift for your bride or groom can be tricky. Now, Bespoke Arcades, leading suppliers of arcade machines have a range of great arcade machines that make the perfect gift for your groom on the event of your marriage.

Bespoke Arcades specialise in custom building arcade machines which are the perfect addition to a games room in any home. They offer a range of stylish arcade cabinets all of which allow over three hundred and fifty retro arcade games to be enjoyed in the way they were originally intended. Some of the systems also include multimedia functionality and allow state of the art modern games consoles to be played via the cabinet.

Ben Georget, from Bespoke Arcades, the leading online retailer of arcade machines and arcade cabinets, supplying some of the most prestigious outlets across the UK including Harrods, Hamleys and Selfridges, said, “Buying a wedding gift for your husband can prove something of a headache. Items that a man wants – an Aston Martin or a top of the range Rolex – are out of most people’s price range. We receive a lot of enquiries from brides-to-be looking for a unique and imaginative wedding gift for their husbands at an affordable price. We can custom build an arcade cabinet to your needs and have it delivered in time for the big day. It really is the perfect gift for any groom.”

The cabinets either come in the classic upright style or as a cocktail table. There are many customisable options including the controls, speakers, PlayStation or Xbox compatibility and even superb touches like smoked glass or personalised artwork. Mr Georget added, “Brides just need to remember that it can take us between two and four weeks to custom build and ship your cabinet and so they need to leave plenty of time before their big day to order their arcade cabinet from us. On arrival though, it is certain to be a gift that their loved one will never forget.”


BA Awards

Arcade Machine PR – Bespoke Arcade Company Stealing The Headlines


Bespoke Arcades Company Stealing The Headlines

You can forget your Xbox or Playstation as they just don’t cut it anymore. The world of gaming is being turned on its head by the retro cool arcade machine. If you thought Nintendo or Microsoft were going to set the world alight in 2009 as latest and greatest, think again as Bespoke Arcades are emerging as the coolest thing since, well, Pac Man. The company, who design and build individually tailored arcade machines that just ooze cool, have been stealing the headlines with their award winning products. Bespoke Arcades were featured in numerous men’s magazines and gaming publications towards the end of 2008 and their celebrated arcade machines are set to become the must have item of 2009.

As a bespoke manufacturer, they can offer you the choice between selecting from one of their current top models, having a cabinet tailored to your desire with an array of additional options, or choosing a bespoke cabinet designed to meet specific needs. Each arcade cabinet can be fully customised both inside and out, have any finish to suit a particular look, and can incorporate a wide range of classic retro arcade games. From your childhood favourites like Capcom’s Commando and Sega’s Worldwide Soccer, to classics like Asteroids, Tetris, Space Invaders, Pac Man and Street Fighter 2, Bespoke Arcades have it all. So now, all of their arcade cabinets have been featured in the national media, having appeared on the BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 5; The Gadget Show voting them “the best buy product” in their category.

Bespoke Arcade have also had their machines selected as the UK’s No 1 arcade cabinets by T3 magazine, voted in the Top Ten Best Gaming products by Stuff Magazine, and were even chosen as one of Wayne Rooney’s favourite toys in Loaded. Soon every games room and bar will have one of these stylish arcade cabinets, so before every Tom, Dick and Harry starts hacking up their black ash bookcases in an attempt to replicate go to Bespoke Arcades and check them out for yourself.

The New Apex Play From Bespoke Arcades

Arcade Machine PR – The New Apex Play From Bespoke Arcades


The New Apex Play From Bespoke Arcades

Many people dream of owning their own arcade machine in order to relive their younger years by enjoying classic video games in the way they were designed to be played. In these difficult economic times however many have found the cost of having an arcade cabinet simply out of their reach.

Now, Bespoke Arcades have a “play only” version of their popular Apex cabinet which brings arcade gaming within reach of many more people. Bespoke Arcades specialise in custom building arcade machines for usage in hotels, businesses or homes. Their existing range offers full multi-media functionality meaning that state of the art games consoles are compatible with the cabinets and users can enjoy the latest games through their arcade machine.

The new Apex Play has been designed as a simple “on-off” cabinet which allow users to play a range of over three hundred and fifty retro arcade games. Whilst there might not be the ability to add more games or emulators to the Apex Play cabinet it offers a wide range of iconic games at an affordable price. Ben Georget, from Bespoke Arcades, the leading online retailer of arcade machines and arcade cabinets, supplying some of the most prestigious outlets across the UK including Harrods, Hamleys and Selfridges, said, “We have had a lot of interest from customers who simply want to buy a custom-built, classic arcade cabinet loaded with games such as PacMan, Space Invaders and other iconic games.

Whilst our existing range has DVD drives, USB connections and media player functionality our new Apex Play system offers a simple gaming experience for users who just want to play a wide range of pre-loaded games in the traditional arcade fashion.” The Apex Play cabinets remain hand built and from the outside, they are almost identical to Bespoke arcades’ existing range boasting the same lush paint finish, quality controls, venting system and high quality screen.

Mr Georget added, “The Play range of cabinets has been developed for people who just want to play a certain number of games that are locked into the system. This makes them ideal for locations such as hotels and offices as well as being the perfect addition to any home games room. Whilst they are more affordable than the Apex machines, they remain true to Bespoke Arcades philosophy of bringing the consumer first-class gaming.”