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(WWLTV New Orleans)   When you're 23 and still living with your parents you have to decide which way your life is going to go. This guy decided to go with collecting old video arcade games and building an Arcave   (wwltv.com) divider line 32
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2014-04-29 09:10:16 AM  
Living with your parents at 23+ is currently pretty normal based on my personal, unscientific, experience.

/Not living at home but most of my high school graduating class still is
 
2014-04-29 09:16:28 AM  

Delta1212: Living with your parents at 23+ is currently pretty normal based on my personal, unscientific, experience.

/Not living at home but most of my high school graduating class still is


True, but I don't think you get to have a "Man Cave" if you're living at home with the folks. "Boy Cave" maybe...Maybe it's just the den.
 
2014-04-29 10:00:28 AM  

Publikwerks: Delta1212: Living with your parents at 23+ is currently pretty normal based on my personal, unscientific, experience.

/Not living at home but most of my high school graduating class still is

True, but I don't think you get to have a "Man Cave" if you're living at home with the folks. "Boy Cave" maybe...Maybe it's just the den.


Yea, building your "man" cave at your parents house is an easy way of saying you're never moving out of your parents house.
 
2014-04-29 10:14:05 AM  
Coby is apparently a man of many interests. He's also part of a paranormal investigation team.
 
2014-04-29 12:06:11 PM  

Sybarite: Coby is apparently a man of many interests. He's also part of a paranormal investigation team.


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, that's awesome
 
2014-04-29 01:47:37 PM  
Cody, what is your Fark handle? Are you subby?
 
2014-04-29 01:55:53 PM  
Might be picking up a 60 in 1 cocktail table for my living room soon.
 
2014-04-29 01:58:58 PM  
A Dreamcast fitted into an arcade machine is just brilliant.  So many damn good arcade-perfect ports on that thing.
 
2014-04-29 02:00:39 PM  

Delta1212: Living with your parents at 23+ is currently pretty normal based on my personal, unscientific, experience.

/Not living at home but most of my high school graduating class still is


Really? I was kicked out at 18 and at most allowed to visit every once in a while. My grandfather called me a wuss because he was kicked out at 14. My dad called me a wuss because he was kicked out at 16. With the time that has gone by, they should be gone sometime they are 19 at the oldest. Aren't they embarrassed? How the hell you supposed to get some with your parents at home? Creepy.
 
2014-04-29 02:07:27 PM  

limeyfellow: Delta1212: Living with your parents at 23+ is currently pretty normal based on my personal, unscientific, experience.

/Not living at home but most of my high school graduating class still is

Really? I was kicked out at 18 and at most allowed to visit every once in a while. My grandfather called me a wuss because he was kicked out at 14. My dad called me a wuss because he was kicked out at 16. With the time that has gone by, they should be gone sometime they are 19 at the oldest. Aren't they embarrassed? How the hell you supposed to get some with your parents at home? Creepy.


There's these things invented in your granddad's generations called motels.
 
2014-04-29 02:09:03 PM  

limeyfellow: Delta1212: Living with your parents at 23+ is currently pretty normal based on my personal, unscientific, experience.

/Not living at home but most of my high school graduating class still is

Really? I was kicked out at 18 and at most allowed to visit every once in a while. My grandfather called me a wuss because he was kicked out at 14. My dad called me a wuss because he was kicked out at 16. With the time that has gone by, they should be gone sometime they are 19 at the oldest. Aren't they embarrassed? How the hell you supposed to get some with your parents at home? Creepy.


About 45% of college graduates move back in with their parents after graduating. It's an easy way to save some money. I did it and it really helped. Probably would've stayed longer, but I got a girlfriend and wanted my own place at that point (so I could get some).
 
2014-04-29 02:12:50 PM  

limeyfellow: Delta1212: Living with your parents at 23+ is currently pretty normal based on my personal, unscientific, experience.

/Not living at home but most of my high school graduating class still is

Really? I was kicked out at 18 and at most allowed to visit every once in a while. My grandfather called me a wuss because he was kicked out at 14. My dad called me a wuss because he was kicked out at 16. With the time that has gone by, they should be gone sometime they are 19 at the oldest. Aren't they embarrassed? How the hell you supposed to get some with your parents at home? Creepy.


apparently he farks his girlfriend on the castlevania cabinet
 
2014-04-29 02:18:44 PM  

chitownmike: apparently he farks his girlfriend on the castlevania cabinet


he's got a girlfriend?
 
2014-04-29 02:19:25 PM  

limeyfellow: Really? I was kicked out at 18 and at most allowed to visit every once in a while. My grandfather called me a wuss because he was kicked out at 14. My dad called me a wuss because he was kicked out at 16. With the time that has gone by, they should be gone sometime they are 19 at the oldest. Aren't they embarrassed? How the hell you supposed to get some with your parents at home?


It's a common problem in many parts of the world where real estate is expensive.  I spent some time in Rome and knew people a little older than me whose parents had moved out of the family apartment and left it to the kid and his girlfriend as their leg up in life.
 
2014-04-29 02:23:38 PM  

MBrady: chitownmike: apparently he farks his girlfriend on the castlevania cabinet

he's got a girlfriend?


Hes got Castlevania?
 
2014-04-29 02:24:18 PM  
My questions.

1)  Does he pay rent?  - When my kid gets that age, I understand that he might have to live at home for awhile.  But he sure as hell won't be doing it for free.  A reasonable rent, paid on time, is the plan.  My wife and I are in complete agreement on this.
2)  Who pays for the electricity to power this arcade?
3)  Does he have a job while attending school?  - See question 1.

Putting that aside.  The arcade is hella-cool.
 
2014-04-29 02:43:01 PM  

Close2TheEdge: My questions.

1)  Does he pay rent?  - When my kid gets that age, I understand that he might have to live at home for awhile.  But he sure as hell won't be doing it for free.  A reasonable rent, paid on time, is the plan.  My wife and I are in complete agreement on this.
2)  Who pays for the electricity to power this arcade?
3)  Does he have a job while attending school?  - See question 1.

Putting that aside.  The arcade is hella-cool.



I don't know about the first two, but your third question is answered in TFA. Yeah I know, welcome to Fark.
 
2014-04-29 02:44:29 PM  
What game is he playing in the pic?
 
2014-04-29 03:16:10 PM  

Space Station Wagon: What game is he playing in the pic?


The game of Life. And he's losing.
 
2014-04-29 03:19:15 PM  
This could be a viable business if he wasnt a self-obsessed moocher
 
2014-04-29 03:27:13 PM  

scottydoesntknow: limeyfellow: Delta1212: Living with your parents at 23+ is currently pretty normal based on my personal, unscientific, experience.

/Not living at home but most of my high school graduating class still is

Really? I was kicked out at 18 and at most allowed to visit every once in a while. My grandfather called me a wuss because he was kicked out at 14. My dad called me a wuss because he was kicked out at 16. With the time that has gone by, they should be gone sometime they are 19 at the oldest. Aren't they embarrassed? How the hell you supposed to get some with your parents at home? Creepy.

About 45% of college graduates move back in with their parents after graduating. It's an easy way to save some money. I did it and it really helped. Probably would've stayed longer, but I got a girlfriend and wanted my own place at that point (so I could get some).


I've moved back in with my parents several times. Spent a summer there after I got out of the Army until college started, then spent a few months there after I dropped out of college, then a few more months when I was trying to find a new home/job after I got back from working overseas for several years.
 
2014-04-29 04:07:21 PM  

Close2TheEdge: My questions.

1)  Does he pay rent?  - When my kid gets that age, I understand that he might have to live at home for awhile.  But he sure as hell won't be doing it for free.  A reasonable rent, paid on time, is the plan.  My wife and I are in complete agreement on this.
2)  Who pays for the electricity to power this arcade?
3)  Does he have a job while attending school?  - See question 1.

Putting that aside.  The arcade is hella-cool.


Depends on your definition of reasonable rent. The whole point is to help your kid move out, not limit their options when they want their own place to live.

My dad took a good chunk of rent from me after college. When I found my own place, he paid my deposit and pretty much furnished it, including a new TV and stereo. I never suspected he was saving the rent money.
 
2014-04-29 04:15:52 PM  
I have to admit ...I understand this fella ...I own 24 arcade cabs.

4 shooters, 4 old school verticals, 3 sit-down racers, 1 four player, 2 standup racers, 2 fighters, 2 multicades and several others in various states of repair.

Let me say, it is an expensive hobby. I have collected them for years. There is no flipping way a normal 23 year old should be able to afford it.

My point is ...if the guy is rich ...who farking cares.
 
2014-04-29 04:17:00 PM  

TheSelphie: A Dreamcast fitted into an arcade machine is just brilliant.  So many damn good arcade-perfect ports on that thing.


I set one up that way so that I could play Gauntlet Legends. It's a really good plan.
 
2014-04-29 05:30:27 PM  
Ok, other than go to the 4-5 bars that Thibodaux has, there is not much to do.  And in the 22 years since I went to college there, not much has changed, except there are now two mexican restuarants and a Chilis.

You can hunt and fish, and go to Houma.  Or take an hour ride to new orleans.

However, I had fun in Thibodaux.  I ate a lot of good food, got drunk and laid alot.

Oddly enough, the chaps last name is my familys last name, so I guess he is a cousin on down the line.
 
2014-04-29 05:48:08 PM  
This guy is ridiculous.  It's the 21st century and he's actually collecting individual-game cabinets like we're in some kind of dark age.  A single MAME cabinet can run everything in his collection, plus everything else.  Everything.
 
2014-04-29 10:33:07 PM  

sabreWulf07: This guy is ridiculous.  It's the 21st century and he's actually collecting individual-game cabinets like we're in some kind of dark age.  A single MAME cabinet can run everything in his collection, plus everything else.  Everything.


It's not the saaaame maaaaan

//does the MAME cabinet have the golden tee ball thingy?
 
2014-04-30 08:09:09 AM  

moothemagiccow: //does the MAME cabinet have the golden tee ball thingy?


Mine does, its great. Shuffleshot is currently my favorite trackball game. Great for parties.
 
2014-04-30 12:36:12 PM  

moothemagiccow: sabreWulf07: This guy is ridiculous.  It's the 21st century and he's actually collecting individual-game cabinets like we're in some kind of dark age.  A single MAME cabinet can run everything in his collection, plus everything else.  Everything.

It's not the saaaame maaaaan

//does the MAME cabinet have the golden tee ball thingy?


http://mame.velociworks.com does, along with everything else.

Keep in mind it was built over a decade ago. $900 worth of his equipment can be had for under $50 today. You can build a similar Mame machine for $300 nowadays.
 
2014-04-30 02:10:53 PM  

TheSelphie: A Dreamcast fitted into an arcade machine is just brilliant.  So many damn good arcade-perfect ports on that thing.


Those weren't ports.  The Dreamcast is scaled-down arcade hardware.  The games get tweaked not to eat your quarters and you get to play what you love from the arcade.
 
2014-04-30 02:13:19 PM  

Saners: moothemagiccow: sabreWulf07: This guy is ridiculous.  It's the 21st century and he's actually collecting individual-game cabinets like we're in some kind of dark age.  A single MAME cabinet can run everything in his collection, plus everything else.  Everything.

It's not the saaaame maaaaan

//does the MAME cabinet have the golden tee ball thingy?

http://mame.velociworks.com does, along with everything else.

Keep in mind it was built over a decade ago. $900 worth of his equipment can be had for under $50 today. You can build a similar Mame machine for $300 nowadays.


I have a MAME cabinet which I built about 13 years ago.  I have been thinking about putting in a new PC but decided I would try just using an MK808B instead.  For $40 I think it will do the trick for all of the gaming I like (vertical shooters up to about 2000).  I ordered one to test with but haven't received it yet.  Here's to hoping it can read the IPAC.
 
2014-04-30 04:36:27 PM  

sethen320: TheSelphie: A Dreamcast fitted into an arcade machine is just brilliant.  So many damn good arcade-perfect ports on that thing.

Those weren't ports.  The Dreamcast is scaled-down arcade hardware.  The games get tweaked not to eat your quarters and you get to play what you love from the arcade.


True.  God the Dreamcast was such a good system. :(  Fark you Sega!
 
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