Bespoke Arcades

Month: April 2012

Gadget Show 2012

big boy barry and street fighter 4 world champion with a bespoke arcades evoAnother year, another Gadget Show flies by. And once again we shared a stand with the guys from the Play Expo and Replay Events. As always it was a proper retrogaming extravaganza. And our booth was chock-a-block from 9am-6pm for 5 days. It was a team effort from both Replay and ourselves keeping everyone happy.

Our arcades were also located at the Zotac/Steelseries booth, where an Evo and Apex were powered by 2 Z-Box units manufactured by Zotac. These really are the smallest PC’s in the business and pack quite a punch.

We made some great new friends during the exhibition and bumped into a few old ones. Alex Verrey (Big Boy Barry) and Ryan Hart (Streetfighter IV World Record holder) stopped by. Both are great spokespersons for the gaming community, and it’s always a pleasure to get thrashed at Super Streetfighter IV (apparently I’m predicatable).

All our arcades on show withstood a 5 day hammering and as always are a testament to the build of our arcade machines. All Bespoke Arcades products are made in the UK with no compromise in quality and attention to detail.

However we must admit- we are glad to be back home.

Happy Gaming!

Bespoke Arcades Versus Vice

This weeks blog into the world of the home arcade has gone a lot more glamorous (for once). A whole team of beautiful people from Vice Magazine descended upon our workshop for a photo shoot featuring the world’s most delectable arcades (namely one of our Evo arcade machines).

After an hour’s worth of game playing- the crew buckled down and got some great shots. My camera phone didn’t really do justice (despite the Galaxy s2’s excellent light metering and emulation) ;).

It was a pleasure to lend our showroom to such a friendly and professional crew and we cant wait to see the fruits of their labour. Operation Wolf got clocked a couple of times, Lethal injuries were sustained by all thanks to the 2 player simultaneous light guns.

When we set up the showroom- we wanted to create a simple place where people peruse our range of machines and have a look at some old consoles of yesteryear. A fresh set of batteries are always on hand should you want to feel queasy playing our Virtual Boy or a quick bout of surfing on our resident Atari Lynx.

If you’re interested in taking one of our arcades out for a spin- just let us know- we would be happy to open our doors.

Happy Gaming!