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Grandmother Buys Old Building In Japan And Finds 55 Classic Arcade Cabinets 133

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the treasure-trove dept.
An anonymous reader writes A grandmother agreed to purchase an old building in Chiba, which is just outside of Tokyo. When her family arrived to check out the contents of the building it was discovered that the first two floors used to be a game center in the 1980s. Whoever ran it left all the cabinets behind when it closed, and it is full of classic and now highly desirable games. In total there are 55 arcade cabinets, most of which are the upright Aero Cities cabinets, but it's the game boards that they contain that's the most exciting discovery. Boards include Donkey Kong, Street Fighter Alpha 2 (working despite the CPS2 lockout chip's tendency to kill old boards), and Metal Slug X.
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Grandmother Buys Old Building In Japan And Finds 55 Classic Arcade Cabinets

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  • Re:Boards or ROM's (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Sockatume (732728) on Tuesday July 01, 2014 @05:57AM (#47358391)

    Even with ROM images, some of the older, weirder arcade hardware is very hard to accurately emulate, so having whole boards is very precious.

  • Re:Boards or ROM's (Score:3, Insightful)

    by symes (835608) on Tuesday July 01, 2014 @06:45AM (#47358497) Journal

    I hope you never need neurosurgery.

  • Re:Classic Shots (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Dishevel (1105119) on Tuesday July 01, 2014 @10:38AM (#47360053)
    Yup Fox has been wrong about everything. Crazy fucks.

    How can they expect to be believed when they say crazy stuff all the time. The IRS thing is a joke. Just because the head of the IRS took the 5th and their hard drives failed 10 days after receiving a letter asking what the heck was going on means nothing. The whole cancel our contract thing with the back up company was nothing other than a coincidence. this stuff happens all the time. I am a Systems Manager. Everyday we lose emails off local hard drives and the exchange servers while our high capacity storage systems are offline and then cancel our off site back up. Everyday! Sometimes twice a day.

    Fast and Furious? The NSA spying? Obama Care? Those dead guys in some embassy that no one other than every other embassy and the red cross knew was going bad. Please. I only listen to CNN and MSNBC. Where I never have to hear these crazy things.

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