MAME for the masses? “Legends” arcade cabinet could thread that needle

MAME for the masses? “Legends” arcade cabinet could thread that needle

For gamers of a certain age, a real, playable arcade cabinet is one of the ultimate nostalgic conversation pieces/status symbols that you can have in your home. AtGames’ newly announced Legends Ultimate cabinet—which promises hundreds of built-in games and more available via download—sounds like it could be the ideal blend of authenticity, expandability, affordability, and convenience for that specific breed of nostalgic arcade fan.

The Legends Ultimate is far from the first “multicade” cabinet to hit the market or aim for home users. But this “all-in-one” cabinet, with pre-orders planned to start in July, differentiates itself in part with a console-level suggested retail price: $599 for a the full-sized 66″ cabinet, or $399 for a “compact” 44″ tall version. That’s a huge step down in cost from existing

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