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Arcade 1Up - Replica Arcade Machines (Preorder - $399)

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Well that's a kick in the teeth for us early adopters. Maybe I should just return the Pacman I already have.
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Was on the phone with Arcade1up customer service this morning and I asked if there would be more Canadian retailers to sell these products and he mentioned that Bestbuy Canada will be selling them online
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yellow98gt wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 2:28 pm
Was on the phone with Arcade1up customer service this morning and I asked if there would be more Canadian retailers to sell these products and he mentioned that Bestbuy Canada will be selling them online
Did you ask why it takes 90 min to get someone on the phone and 3 months for LCD replacement 🤣
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seadooxp30 wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 2:51 pm
Did you ask why it takes 90 min to get someone on the phone and 3 months for LCD replacement 🤣
OMG, I tried calling three times, first time I waited like 90 minutes, the phone got pickup but no one was on the other side, but I could clearly hear all the other reps on the phone, I waited another 15 minutes and finally hung up. The second time I was on the phone waiting for like 60 minutes and then I have to hang up. Next day called again and finally after like 60 minutes got thru to an agent, she was nice, I just needed a new joystick, she informed me she is actually located in Toronto, but all the parts gets deliver from Minnesota, so let's see how long this will take. At least I can still play SF as one player.
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swales wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 1:08 pm
Well that's a kick in the teeth for us early adopters. Maybe I should just return the Pacman I already have.
yeah, that sucks, because most of us that bought wanted the riser anyways, make it more authentic feel standing up, rather then sitting on stools
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Some details:

Upgraded controls on all new models

A replacement spinner will be offered, but it will be a separate purchase.

MK should be release before Fathers Day - June 16, 2019.

The stools will come in two sizes, tall and short, price will be MSRP $49.99 for both. 4th Quarter release date expected.

Counter-cades MSRP will be $179.99; they weight about 5 lbs. Screens size depends on the machine, Dig-Dug appears to have an a 8 inch screen. 4th Quarter release date expected. Cord powered.

Wall-cades MSRP will be $199.99; they weight about 20 lbs. 12 inch screens. Can be mounted on a Wall, Door or Desk (with included feet attached). 4th Quarter release date expected. Joust is on the Defender version. 4th Quarter release date expected. Cord powered.

No pricing on cocktail… Details are really light on these as they are still in development, but they are listening to our thoughts on these. So tell them what you want to see on the cocktail units.

No details on the Risers with graphics... yet...

No more pre-orders.. they know it was a mess.

They are looking at 4 player games.

First wave games should still be available in some fashion.
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There wait times on the phone are painful, had to call them 2 days in a row and waited almost 90 minutes each time. I called yesterday because the sent me a replacement PCBA for my Rampage since mine had the Gauntlet glitch and the one they sent died on me after a few days so I had to put the one with the glitch back in until the second replacement PCBA. The customer service people have been great every time I have called . I had to order a new LCD screen for my Centipede and I sure hope it doesn’t take 3 months to arrive. As for Best Buy selling them online , when will they start carrying them ? I am tired of dealing with Wal Mart online. Hopefully Best Buy sells them cheaper than Wal Mart online has been .
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Wouldn't count on better prices at Best Buy. Availability and customer service will be better though.

Honestly a lot of the issues are the Canadian distributor. Walmart can't sell what it doesn't get like risers and specific models.
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dchabby wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 10:49 am
really ? from what I see they gut the whole thing and just use the cabinet and monitor - not to mention the people that go to the extreme with the mods.

from that perspective I would think getting the cabinet that looks best would be the main objective since that is mostly what you are keeping.

and there are plenty of spots on the stock control panels to add either a joytick or buttons without ruining it or the artwork.
Well from this thread I'm noticing people changing out buttons, sticks, and even the monitors in some cases. Maybe I've missed where someone is buying the cab for the graphics and gutting the whole control panel, but this is just a small sample of purchasers.
There are physical spots on the panel, but I think its safe to say it would change (ruin) the graphical layout of the cab. They arent just empty spaces with random lines, but include graphical flourishes that the original cab had. That was the original design, making it an important part of the experience to me. Drilling a hole in those spots would mess with the overall visual aesthetic of the cabinet. It would definitely ruin the artwork.
Of course people are free to mod it to fit their needs, this looks like a very affordable cab to mess around with. If the cab's artwork is the most important thing, by all means making a new joystick board is a good idea. Something to think about though, a lot of people actually like the look of Street Fighter 2!

Admittedly, I'm not in that company Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes
c'mon get happy! :cheesygri
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Has anyone who has done the Raspberry Pi mod been able to utilize the existing power button to turn on and off the Raspberry Pi and display? Or any other solution? The challenge is the Pi should be shut down "gently" rather than just a hard power cut. Wondering how I'm going to manage that.

EDIT: Think I found my own answer here.
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nufan wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 8:56 pm
Has anyone who has done the Raspberry Pi mod been able to utilize the existing power button to turn on and off the Raspberry Pi and display? Or any other solution? The challenge is the Pi should be shut down "gently" rather than just a hard power cut. Wondering how I'm going to manage that.

EDIT: Think I found my own answer here.
Looks like a bit of work :-(
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kool1 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 9:10 am
Looks like a bit of work :-(
Also some images already have the script built in
You just have to run it
Be carful with pins ... you can easily fry your Pi
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kool1 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 9:10 am
Looks like a bit of work :-(
huh? It looks like just plugging the existing power switch into the Pi (and yes, triple checking which pins on the Pi you are using!!)
Then flipping the physical switch if the on/off being opposite is annoying enough.

Volume seems a bit more work I guess but still not bad, though that part doesn't apply to me as I won't be using stock speaker.
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nufan wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 10:29 am
huh? It looks like just plugging the existing power switch into the Pi (and yes, triple checking which pins on the Pi you are using!!)
Then flipping the physical switch if the on/off being opposite is annoying enough.

Volume seems a bit more work I guess but still not bad, though that part doesn't apply to me as I won't be using stock speaker.
Oh that's what I meant - doing all of that. The power button looks ok by itself.
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Price down to $150 in Cowansville, QC Man I wish my local stores would drop to this

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