When old-school arcade games invade, it's up to today's characters to stop them.
Wow. This clearly had a budget. And a stunt guy.
Arcade gamer Le Chuck created this playable 1:6 scale version of Atari's Star Wars Arcade, running the classic game using MAME4All.
The foot-tall machine took 80-plus hours to build, and includes a handmade replica of the game's original controls, plus a handcrafted coin door and extended screen cable.
"Aunt Beru said there was no room on the moisture farm for another full size cabinet so I made one 1:6 scale," Le Chuck writes.
Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore International and a key figure in the early history of video games, passed away on Sunday at age 83.
A survivor of the concentration camps at Auschwitz, the Polish-born Tramiel emigrated to the U.S. in 1947 and started a typewriter business that evolved to make calculators and eventually computers.
Tramiel and Commodore launched one of the first successful personal computers, the Commodore 64, in 1982.
When he was forced out of Commodore two years later, he bought the consumer division of Atari, rescuing the iconic game maker from the video game crash of 1983 and pitting Atari's consoles against the home computers made by his former company.