Games + Beer + DIY = Win
I don’t know who Burke Lashell is, or even what country he’s from, but I do know this: he’s now a hero in my eyes. Because not only did this guy build his very own MAME cabinet, something I’ve longed to do ever since I first heard of the retro-tastic emulator, but he built it into a bar.
The “MAME bar” features controls for four players as well as an inconspicuous looking wall-mounted flastcreen TV. Rumour has it that this guy’s wife wouldn’t let him have a home arcade in the basement, but that she would let him have his very own bar, and this ultimate fusion of nerdiness and manliness was created as a compromise.
Although I’m not a big drinker myself, I am a big gamer, so even I can totally appreciate the high levels of awesome that must radiate from this thing. As an added bonus, the arcade controls tuck neatly away for when things get a little too rowdy and he doesn’t want all of his handywork being assaulted by ham-fisted drunkards.