Behold The Gamerator! The custom-built arcade beaut that could finally persuade the girlfriend to have games in the kitchen… Because this sucker not only packs an in-built arcade, pre-loaded with classic titles from Street Fighter 2 (hurrah!) to Castlevania (huzzah!), but also boasts a full sized fridge that’s big enough for a keg of beer (hzzzrrrhghugh!)
Hand crafted by American lunatics The Custom Bar Guys, the machine’s gaming assets include a 26″ HD telly, two sets of arcade joysticks and trackballs, 85 pre-loaded arcade beauts (not all as tasty as the above titles, but still a pretty good selection), and a Windows PC so you can download, well, pretty much anything else. And round the back, the cheeky fridge has the space and plumbing for a full sized beer keg – all linking to a tap out front for easy, in-game pouring. (Oh, and there’s cup holders.) And how much for this little gem? Why, only $3,499!
But wait. Even though the price is clearly tiny, we can’t overlook Gamerator’s flaws. For one, the fridge door is stuck round the back – fine if there’s just a beer keg stuck inside, but rubbish if you want to nip in and out for your sarnies and a Muller Crunch Corner. And a stand-up cabinet? Listen gents, if I’m at home, I’m sitting down. Crashing in your keckers is the best feature of home gaming – so why would you take that away from me? Why?! And all that kind of blows it because, if we’re saying the fridge is useless, and we’d be too lazy ever to play the arcade, then, um… $3,499 is a little bit pricey.
Still, nice idea boys. And at least there’s cupholders.