Anyone who ever set foot in a Pizza Hut in the early 1980s fondly remembers that devilishly practical variation on classic arcade cabinets—the cocktail video game. Well, as with all great artifacts of the '80s, now you can own a personal cocktail arcade game system, only better than any game that ever graced a common pizza parlor.The Dreamcade 2.0 is 145 arcade classics loaded into one multifunction cocktail game cabinet, and for about $2,000 you can have a fully assembled unit shipped directly to your house. Moreover, rather than the usual two-player versions most of us grew up with, the Dreamcade has three player stations for expanded grudge matches. Best of all, even though it comes with a legal copy of almost every entry on TR's list of great 1980s arcade games, the Dreamcade's PC-base MAME system lets you add any additional titles you want or need (get me Donkey Kong, stat). Seriously, no eat-in kitchen is complete without one.
(Found via Forever Geek.)
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