A Mario Kart fan has created the “Nintendo Switch Arcade”

A person that goes by the name “snk50” on Reddit has created the ultimate setup to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, by hooking up a Nintendo Switch to an arcade machine, they can get the full car racing experience. Not much more information was shared, but snk50 claims that the machine is actually functional with the pedals and flaps behind the wheel to use the items and drift in the game. The wheel is connected to the Switch via a USB cable. More images below.

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PactoTech’s Impressive Arcade Cabinet Has No Fewer Than Six Arduino Boards Inside

Designed for emulating a range of arcade and console games — and playing PC games natively — this hefty build impresses.

Pseudonymous maker “PactoTech” has shown off an impressive four-player arcade cabinet build that uses not one but a total of six Arduino boards for handling various features.

Designed for emulating a range of classic arcade and console games, PactoTech’s build Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-themed arcade cabinet features four player control via arcade sticks and illuminated colour-coded buttons, a single trackball, and more traditional gamepad controllers — plus a wireless keyboard and mouse, handily accessible on a storage shelf above the main controls and below the screen.

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Jacek Fedorynski Creates a Mouse Hat and Human Trackball

Jacek Fedorynski has recently created an air mouse, a device that attaches to a hat and functions like an actual mouse. Hat mouse, you ask? Instead of controlling it with hand movements, it requires you to use your head. Based on Adafruit’s Feather nRF52840 Sense, this air mouse works by reading accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer data, and connects via Bluetooth to run on Windows, Mac and Linux.

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Arcade1Up Surprise Announces a Wi-Fi Digital Board Game Coffee Table

If you follow Arcade1Up announcements, you might be expecting another arcade cabinet or maybe even a pinball machine. But its latest product, the Arcade1Up Infinity Game Table, is a whole new category. It’s a Wi-Fi-connected coffee table with a touchscreen that can play board games, show comics books, and more.

The Infinity Game Table will come in two sizes, one with a 24-inch HD touchscreen, and one with a 32-inch HD touchscreen. While it looks like a good size for a coffee table in your living room, you can remove the legs and place it on a table or other flat surface.

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You can now play an ultra-rare Quake arcade cabinet at home

Since its 1996 PC release, id’s seminal shooter Quake has been ported to everything from flip phones and smartphones to game consoles and Web browsers. But even many serious fans of the series don’t know about Quake Arcade Tournament Edition (Quake ATE), an officially licensed version of the game that ran on custom arcade cabinets.

Even among those who know about it, few ever got a chance to play it during the brief time it was in arcades, and hardware-based DRM built into the cabinet meant the game wasn’t playable on home emulators. That state of affairs now seems set to change thanks to the recent release of a Windows executable that can decrypt the data dumped from those aging arcade hard drives for play on a modern home computer.

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