Jan 6 2024

Arcade: KDiT Aluminum Bat Top

I love me some novelty items on my control panel. I’ve always had a few Sanwa bat tops in my knob sack, and I’ll throw them on from time to time to recapture that oldschool feel. When I found CQB had some KDiT aluminum bat tops in stock, I immediately picked up a pair.

Jan 4 2024

Retrofitting a NeXT Cube: Take Two

You might remember the first time I tried to shove a mATX PC into a NeXT Cube

Jan 2 2024

3D Printing: Credit buttons for arcade cabs

I recently picked up a 3D printer, after borrowing one for a few days and having a great time with with it. My second project is a pair of coin input mechanisms for SNK and Sega arcade cabinets.

Jan 2 2024

Arcade Control Panels and Etc

I’ve been getting back into my arcade bullshit lately, and I’ve started putting together a little repository of information about control panels, joysticks and adaptors for them. There’s a page on the GameSX.com wiki which will lead you to all the details.

Jun 8 2023

A Shitty Review: Costco’s Presenza Bidet

In Australia a Toto washlet costs more than $2000. Costco sells a Chinese-made bidet for $400. But the latter is, in a word, shitty.

May 29 2023

Taito Egret II Mini Joystick

Taito’s Egret Mini II Console has an optional joystick, and it’s a modern wonder. New and excellent mechanism, and solid construction.

Dec 31 2022

2022 Was Good For Music

A look back at all the amazing music released in 2022. Not ALL of it, of course, just the best of it. As decided by me.

Dec 29 2022

Arcade Cab Update

I’ve been tinkering a bit more under the hood of my Sega Naomi cabinet. Honestly, and I’m not proud of this, I spend way more time fucking with the wiring than I do playing games.

Dec 23 2022

Joystick Tomfoolery

A brief hardware post talking about arcade joysticks from Sanwa, Seimitsu and Hori.

Nov 14 2022

Review: Namco’s JogCon for Playstation

An old re-posted review of Namco’s cool but flawed JogCon racing controller.

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