Gaming Deal of the Century!

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by HardOCP News, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    This 14.5 foot tall arcade cabinet is powered by a 3.0GHz processor, has 4GB of RAM, an amazingly powerful 1GB video card. The price? This beast will set you back a mere $99,000.00. Definitely the deal of the century. ;)
     
  2. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    What the hell is the point? Did he just build it to get a useless credit in the Guinness Book of World Records?
     
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    Possibly, but if you look at the first minute or so he says he built it to make adults feel like how they did when they were kids and everything is bigger. Although he really missed the scale for that IMO, unless he wanted to remember what it felt like to be 4-5
     
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  4. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    I heard that, but it is BS, and as you say he definitely missed the scale. I played on my first arcade cabinet when I was 5 years old and my line of sight was level with the display.
     
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  5. oROEchimaru

    oROEchimaru [H]ardness Supreme

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    assuming super high quality materials:
    a. cabinet 1k
    b. pc 3k
    c. tv 2k
    d. misc/controls 2k
    e. time/labor 4k

    lets say that was the lowest you could get the parts. at most 12k maybe 15k... and in reality closer to 5-8k or less. not sure where the other 80k goes to.
     
  6. Chimpee

    Chimpee [H]ard|Gawd

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    Research and Development and Marketing of course!
     
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  7. Gweenz

    Gweenz [H]ard|Gawd

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    I don't get it. I mean, if it was a part of a "everything's big" type of amusement park, then ok. Sort of like Super Mario 3's World 4.
     
  8. Ur_Mom

    Ur_Mom I'm Not Serious

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    I build an arcade cab, and my 6 year old nephew and niece can see the display. But, the require stools to be able to play comfortably. They can reach the controls and see the screen, but the angle really sucks and they are not having a good time. Still, WAY different than this guys.

    We should commission a [H] arcade cab. 16' high. PC stats would be insane. Pac-man would never look better.
     
  9. mps

    mps Limp Gawd

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    I'd have to agree. Once again, Guinness shows they are all about the freak show and care nothing about accuracy. By definition, that is not an arcade cabinet. I would have to think that the largest arcade game would have to be the Galaxian 3 theater. You could possibly count Valkyrie as the largest, but it is more of a motion ride with some video game shooting aspects.
     
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  10. SixFootDuo

    SixFootDuo [H]ardness Supreme

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    There is one rule all of you need to understand. And that is, there are people out there with no common sense and crazy silly money that will buy this crap all day long.

    Trust me, I've ran into a few of them.
     
  11. Mugato

    Mugato Muh Feelz!

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    Exactly. That is one of the most ridiculous video's I've seen lately. I stopped at 34 seconds. What a turd.
     
  12. Mugato

    Mugato Muh Feelz!

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    Sounds like the Clinton Foundation
     
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  13. Darunion

    Darunion 2[H]4U

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    Walk inside of it and put on a vr headset
     
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  14. Term-X

    Term-X 2[H]4U

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    No, this doesn't even remotely remind me of playing arcades when I was "4-5". Sure, I had to be sat on a stool but no. Having a crazy idea that you believe it doesn't automatically make it a good idea.
     
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  15. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    Shipping and handling ;)
     
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  16. floridateddybear

    floridateddybear Limp Gawd

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    the other 80k goes.....


    in his pocket
     
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  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    Well if you go from a place with insane rent/cost of housing to place where for the cost of a 1 bedroom condo you can buy a house on half an acre, with a basement that's twice as large as that apartment... you tend to want to fill up said basement since you now have the perception that you have a ton more money!
     
  18. Lamont

    Lamont 2[H]4U

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    All he needs to do is sell like 1.
     
  19. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Mostly at Hillary Clinton rallies :playful::D