We’ve been really busy at Bespoke Arcades this summer, and would like to offer our apologies for the lack of blog posts as we’ve been working hard to produce lots of high quality arcade machines including the XCOM Enemy Unknown machines that you may have seen about at the shows this summer! But now we’re back and rearing to go for Christmas with both Gadget Show Christmas and i47 this weekend! This summer we covered multiple major exhibitions including a Capcom event, Eurogamer Expo, I46 and Play Expo.
Over the summer, we loaned a few Evo arcade machines to Capcom to demonstrate their recent hit games Ultimate Marvel versus Capcom and Street Fighter x Tekken. Puma were holding the event in collaboration with Capcom at a Brick Lane bar during the Olympics. The event was a great success with an all round enjoyment of the combination of the fast paced games alongside the Sanwa joystick setup on our great arcade cabinets.
We were present at the Eurogamer Expo 2012 (27th to 30th September 2012) alongside Replay in the Retro Gaming section of the exhibition. The Eurogamer Expo 2012 was held at Earl’s Court, London. It was a crazy 4 days for us with the arcade fans button crunching away on our machines. For the Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition tourney a prize was presented to the winner by us. Nintendo were showcasing their latest gaming machine the Wii U and Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was available to play! We even had Iain Lee from “11 O’Clock Show” fame come round to have an SF II battle on one of our high quality arcade machines!
Insomnia 46 was incredible, with 1000’s of people attending. The atmosphere was filled with gaming expertise and tons of CPU’s revving away. It was simply one massive LAN gaming festival. We had a couple of Evo’s and our custom XCom: Enemy Unknown machines.
The Play Expo is all about gaming; including PC, consoles, mobile, arcade through to cosplay. We were representing classic arcade gaming with a selection of our more classic arcade machines which come with a massive selection of games.
As you can see we had a very busy summer, and we plan to have a very busy run up to Christmas with us being present at Hyper Japan, Gadget Show Live Christmas and Insomnia 47!
Come check us out at one of the shows and as ever…