Available for sale in the UK, the EVO is the first home arcade cabinet in the world to allow PS3 connectivity, and enable next generation games to be playable on a traditional arcade machine. As well as SIXAXIS compatibility, the EVO has a 28″ widescreen Hi-Definition (over 1080p) TFT monitor with high end branded components. Sounds like a great purchase for fighting game purists and party hosts. Check out www.bespoke-arcades.co.uk for more info.
Link doesn’t seem to work for me so here’s an alternative:
It’s a beast - at £3800 you would expect it though.
Flower with the trackball should be fun.
Comment by mrsatansdojo — Apr 15, 2009 @ 3:04 pm
Thanks for the alternate link, mrsatansdojo.
I still prefer the machine I posted in the blog entry from 17 September 2008…
(Taken from Siliconera)
Razing Storm: An Arcade Light Gun Game Built With PS3 Hardware
September 17, 2008 . 3:20am
Namco Bandai is no stranger to System 357. The PlayStation 3 based arcade hardware was chosen for Tekken 6. In spring 2009 it’s going to be used to power Razing Storm too. The newly announced light gun game is set in 2030 where your mission is to shoot terrorists in South America. A hyper vibrating machine gun controller is your weapon.
So what does the power of the System 357 board add to the game? It’s supposed to produce beautiful graphics on a 62 inch monitor. The screenshots are far from jaw dropping, but it looks like the environments can be completely trashed. I’m less interested in the graphics, though. Razing Storm also has an advanced artificial intelligence system where enemies react to broken buildings and your actions. This sounds like an improvement over what the usual light gun zombie does, which is running up to the front of the screen so you can pull off a pointblank shot.
(Two in-game screen images courtesy of Namco Bandai online)
Both machines cost thousands & neither offers anywhere to sit down.
I’m standing for the future…
A press release written before “Street Fighter IV” was available…
“…The PS3 controls option, as complemented by the excellent aluminium joysticks, has been specifically designed for the current/future generation of coin-op fighting games (ie Tekken Dark Resurrection™, Virtua Fighter 5™ and the hotly anticipated Streetfighter IV™), although all next generation titles can be played via the screen with your own wireless PS3 pad. As well as being provided with over 220 licensed games, all arcade cabinets are fully compatible with other games, educational packages and emulators that can be easily loaded onto the machine.”
As the subject of martial arts games has been raised [OK, it was me, I admit it], I’m sure we all know about last week’s release of “Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic” (that I have yet to buy… hoping that a Playable Demo may be available soon), and “UFC 2009 Undisputed” should be available mid-May, but has anybody got any thoughts on…
“Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao” developed by Blitz Arcade & published by Namco Bandai Games for the PlayStation Network (and Xbox Live Arcade)?
It may bridge the gap between “Street Fighter IV” & “Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion”.
Mind you, “Soul Calibur IV” still gets a must-buy vote from me, and I never did get around to buying “Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm” (as Europe didn’t get the Collector’s Edition like the other two larger territories did).
It’s not too late to post the SingStore update! Even if it’s already out, a lot of people won’t know. The patch is coming today too, where’s the post about that??
Comment by Singstar — Apr 15, 2009 @ 8:30 pm
Those looking for a high end gaming experience and who have £50,000 to spend should seriously consider The Ovei - http://www.ovei.co.uk/ . McClaren apparently helped with the design.
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