As uncomfortable as it may seem to some, it is better for your health to work at a standing desk than to blow out on a couch all day. But how can you convince millions of people who work from home to stay up all day? You build a standing desk with built-in retro arcade that even contains a rare four-player version of Pong.
Arcade1Up, known for its scaled-down renditions of classic arcade cabinets, has slowly expanded its repertoire to include other iconic arcade designs, and the company’s latest creation is the Pong 4 Player Pub Table. Decades ago, arcade machines like these could be found in restaurants and bars and contained a screen (and controls) that were securely mounted below the surface of the table so players could eat and drink while still pumping in quarters to play their favorite games.
Pong 4 Player Pub Table is a recreation of the classic designs. Using it as a standing desk is the easiest way to justify it as an important work purchase, but at the end of the day, you can switch to gorging on retro gaming. The lineup includes games such as Pong, Warlords, Atari Circus, Storm, and Super Breakout, in addition to games that can benefit from the four sets of buttons and spinning paddles placed around the table as the four-player Quadra Pong and Pong Doubles, and Pong Sport.
Prices and availability will still be announced when we enter 2021, but hopefully the table will be available before we are all forced to leave our home offices.
For many years, arcade machines offered groundbreaking games and graphics that were simply impossible to recreate on home consoles in the 80s and 90s. That is no longer the case, but in 1983 a new arcade game was introduced that absolutely blew the players’ minds because it looked like you were playing a Saturday morning cartoon: Dragon’s Lair.
Decades before technologies such as real-time cell shading on 3D models existed, Dragon’s Lair achieved its groundbreaking graphics through the use of hundreds of hand-animated clips (created by animation legend Don Bluth) that were played on a laser disc triggered by a player’s choice in the game. It was a beautiful game and an extremely challenging game that was ported to countless platforms over the years, but Arcade1Up has also announced a recreation of the original Dragon’s Lair arcade cabinet that matches the same size and size as the original.
The arcade machine has a 4: 3 ratio with high def transmission of the original game’s animations and also includes its sequel, Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp, plus Space Ace. ONEI want three has the same hand-animated style. It is no details yet when the arcade machine will be available but given that it is a full-scale replica, you can expect prices to be slightly higher than Arcade1Up’s other smaller scale.