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Meetings, Exhibition, Events... / arcade lifestyle in the philippines
« on: June 28, 2011, 10:17:32 PM »
Better late than never, here's a little report of my philippines travel. on the arcade side.

Philippines is rather unknown here,i got to know that country because i had the chance to get married to a filipina. And as her family is living there, our vacation is always the same destination (can be worst :D).
This vacation was special , because my wife didn't see her family for 4 years and we gonna introduce our 1 year old son to his grand'ma & grand pa (lola & lolo in their dialect).

So in may, we took the royal dutch airline company to fly there. and believe it or not it was one of the cheapest and one of the best flight we ever took (way better than airfrance and lufthansa imho).

After an exhausting 15 hrs trip, we arrived to my wife's parents's house. Nicely located. Here's the street view:

our ride, a mitsubichi lancer 1979. If the people would not have the 'road rage' (one taxi driver, overtook on the sidewalk O_o), i'd have enjoyed driving it

so we headed to a local mall , my wife wanted a hair cut and manicure... but to my suprise, i could kill the time, not with one arcade... but with 2 on the same floor !
'take your time honey'  :pac: :pac: the arcades were full with kids rides , games ,... fun for the family :) here the arcade are dedicated toward family, no smoking, flashy colors and lots of redeem cabs
and the best... the token is worth 0.08€ ;) (1 token per game)

the versus fight corner

poor customisation skills... Ully i gave them your phone number ;)

arcade game for kids

Noooooo, they started to be invaded by coins pushers ... i hate those cabs

i spent lots of time on this Street fighter 4 cab, i could show my skills to the local champions :D:D this didn't prevent me to get my butt kicked several times.

once you go out of the arcade, here's the view

The state of the cabs was really great for a "province" arcade and the ambiance was nice. the european fun fair owner, should take some lesson

if USA is the "maximized me" country, philippines is the "minimized me" one....

hopefully they didn't minimzed the burgers  :pac: :pac:

So after one week there, we went to the beach.

a 'farniente' week :)

in the morning, the low tide left a weird sand drawing

Once that week was over, we headed to Manila. Manila is really crowded and noisy. And full of contrasts
You have "states of the art" air conditionned malls , located just besides  slumbs area... You got shiny hotels, with people sleeping in the streets

The current filipino hero is Manny pacquiao , he's a boxing champion. You can see his face on almost every manila building.
and his part time job is ... congress man ... (hope his brain doesn't got hitted and damaged too much if he need to vote important laws,... sorry, i hate boxing :D). That guy is so popular that i'll not be surprised if he become president. what's the point with arcade you'll tell ? well , his nick name is
pacman and his website title pacland

So back to HUUUGE mall with theirs arcade, that's why i'm in the philippines ;D off course , no classic games, they look like japanese game center

tekken, the locals favourite

Konami Dance Maniax, pretty unknown Benami game, but really fun (my wife wants it for the gameroom)

Terminator is the guard of the service room

And our son tried his first driving cab, look how he's concentrated

Time to eat now !! but seriously, who gonna have dinner in a so poorly named restaurant..

Finaly whe prefered this one  :pac: :pac:

This ended our vacation, bye bye philippines , see you in 3 to 4 years (the time to save again :D)

All the rest / dedicated server hosting
« on: June 28, 2011, 12:41:07 PM »
Hello all,

For one of my arcade web project, i'll need a dedicated web server. looking at some well known hosts in belgium, that'd give me a bill of 600e euros/year for the first not 'atom' cpu powered server. Do you know some reliable host giving gud price ?

Or anyone interested in sharing server  ?

thanks all

All the rest / back on board ;)
« on: June 08, 2011, 12:37:47 PM »
i know, no one noticed i was out of the forum for a while ;)

I'm back from a long deserved vacation in the philippines (familly reunion), i'll do a arcade life style report of it. And when i arrived in belgium i entered in a computer boredom period  (thanks to my IT job...). So now i'm back on my fav forum ;);)

Arcade Lifestyle / My holy grail is waiting in front of my door
« on: April 27, 2011, 10:31:22 AM »
Thanks to this great community, and special thanks to SuperUlly who located it, and Bela. i now have a super monaco gp cab waiting in front of my door (no RT then ^^).

this has been one of my holy grail , i got lots of memories with this cab (hope i won't be disappointed :D ). can not wait to be there , i should have pick a spare day damn ! ;)

love this site  :pac: :pac:

All the rest / April fool day 2011
« on: April 01, 2011, 11:20:50 AM »
so it's THE day :) A

Adriasang announce a Darius arcade with 48 screens , Bruno gonna need a Huge V4 ;)

thinkgeek with the playmobile Apple Store play stet  ;D ;D

All the rest / secret of monkey island free for macos
« on: March 23, 2011, 02:50:13 PM »
Hello all,

I know there's lots of mac users here, macupdate give monkey island for free (check the bottom of the page)


Technical Area / Eprom burner
« on: March 11, 2011, 01:31:23 PM »
Hello all,

Now that my garage is full of cab ready for wips , i need to get some equipment :) I'd like to buy a eprom/eeprom programmer for converting, checking my old pcb.

I was thinking about getting this one

i'd appreciate any advice

thanks in advance

All the rest / rick dangerous megadrive released
« on: February 16, 2011, 09:39:17 AM »
Hello All,

If you're interested in megadrive & amiga, i just released my megadrive port of rick dangerous.
Head to for downloading.

Great for testing your future everdrive :D

have fun


'Business' Area : Buy/Sell/Trade / FS Z64 backup unit for N64
« on: January 12, 2011, 02:42:12 PM »
Hello guys,

I'm proposing a Z64 copier for nintendo 64 console for sale. I'm including a Zip 100 drive
ide (internal) or external (// port) and 3 disks. It's possible to adapt a Compaq flash or ide drive,
there's tutorial online.

I'm asking 150e but it's not final. Paypal gift or IBAN/BIC payment.


All the rest / first post of 2011...
« on: January 01, 2011, 12:20:50 AM »
Happy new year

you didn't see it coming  :wink:

Technical Area / nice technical page for pacman pcb
« on: December 01, 2010, 03:32:00 PM »
i just discovered this great ressources.

Arcade Lifestyle / Tired of your old "Best lover" mug ??
« on: November 28, 2010, 12:28:09 PM »
why not getting an arcade lifestyle one for your traditionnal eggnog  :pac: :pac:

At first, it's just a maze

Now on location on our breakfast table (the pink pyjama is my wife, just to avoid any confusion :)) With some hot tea

if your're interested , you can order it from (only shop who deliver to europe), for uk people it's on too

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