100 Mega Shock! Private arcade in Cologne, Germany

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100 Mega Shock! Private arcade in Cologne, Germany

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I started establishing a private arcade this week close to my home. The idea is to have an arcade with a lounge to chill and play boardgames as well as a WH40K table. So I found a room close by Friday, which I directly took and have the first cab delivered already. It´s an Egret 2 still feeling lonely.

Some friends already joined the idea and we want to dedicate the arcade´s theme to the 80s/Cyberpunk atmosphere which is in perfect harmony with the flair of the room.

I will update the next steps accordingly. If anybody has ideas, wants to join a feels like a sponsor, every help is appreciated.

First step and still a long way to go. I await 4 NAC and 1 NCC from Ronnie in the next days and a good friend of mine supports me with a Killer Instinct 2 cab this year.

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Very good idea.

I'm planning to do the same in my future vault :)

Keep us with the updates please
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Thanks, will do. We had the first little gaming session yesterday, will post the pics tonight.
Still a long way to go...
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Very cool! Nice first cab for the space, looking forward to seeing how you build it up.
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Thanks, here the update.

We got the electricity working, put in the first decoration light and tried out the Egret2.

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Great cab, great fun!

Just in time before the weekend the other cabs arrived safely.

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Time to arrange.

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Got in some chairs, beers and snacks and partied the whole weekend.

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A Killer Instinct 2 cab will be coming soon which will be fed with Killer Intinct 2, MK 1 and MK 2.

As for the room itself planning is going on nicely and we hope to finish some thing this week. I will leave for holiday on Friday so it will still take some time.
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very nice.
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Perfect !

Will only be for playing with old friends ? :D
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Dude, put the cabs in the middle of the room under a tarp, and repair those walls.
A clean and tidy room, just invites even more people.

Some posters in frames, some led lights behind the cabs, and voila, you gotta a nippon secret cave in no time.

Love the concept, and i would love to do something like that.
Keep at it!
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Excellent idea, as someone said before, I too would love to do something like this!!

How are you going to switch between MK and KI control panel layouts in the KI machine?

About the place itself, I know its a work in progress so I will not comment on the walls and floors yet :awe: but yeah, get those cabs secured ASAP

Good job and good luck with the project
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Thanks guys! I am in holiday now so sorry for replying late.

This will be private and I dont want to attract many people to it, just for me and friends. If some arcade otaku is around, you are very welcome of course.

Actually we decided to keep it like this to get the industrial / cyberpunk flair. I didnt think of safety issues regarding the cabs yet, but would be happy to get some hints from you. The walls are safe and dry, floor is also dry and is an isolated mdf floor. We thought about putting a carpet in but dropped the idea. I thought they are safe from damage, please correct me if I am wrong.

Decoration will come when I am back at home. Right now my friends are working on a solution for the noise, since this is the top priority.

Didnt think about the mk / ki switchibg yet, will do when the cab is there :)
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Nice stuff -- I will pay you a visit when I'am around in Cologne. :)

I think I'd put a carpet on the floor, why did you drop the idea? Maybe you could paint the wall in some darker color for some more atmosphere. :awe:
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:awe: AWESOME! I dig the the industrial look and the idea of this all even more!
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Sorry for the late update, but the last time was quite busy...
Thanks for the positive feedback and I hope to see you in Cologne Com64 ;)

We decided to put a carpet in since I found a really cheap solution. We now also have sofas, table, CRT, stools and so on. Noise reduction is also done. Next step is decoration and more light. Still need to take some good pictures...

Three cabs are open for repair right now, since the chassis have to be replaced/repaired. Worked a lot on the cabs to get them clean, changed sticks, buttons, neon bulb, made kick harbesses and so on. It´s going on nicely and getting comfy.

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So cool, congratulations!
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What poster is that in the vape corner? :awe:
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It´s an old communist poster I bought in China when I was there ;)
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Finally all the cabs are working again!
Now we have only small things to add like decoration and stuff. There are some minor repairs for the cabs left as well. Will update soon :)

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Fantastic! I love it. :awe:

May I suggest to add more of the bigger posters above the cabs and mount some LED spotlights for a better visability and presentation of the posters.
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Thank you!
More posters above the cabs is planned and LED spots is a great idea.
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Wow!!! What a transformation of the room. Congratulations, guys, and happy gaming sessions
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