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Donpachi and Fever SOS Get!

Posted in About Matskat, Game News, Random Shit with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2010 by Mat$kat

Just a little bragging here…

I’ve been a slacker on updating this page for a while, aside form the posts of the last few days.

Sorry.

I’ve been so caught up in actually PLAYING games though, AND FOR GOOD REASON….

Fever SOS PCB by CAVE (aka Dangun Feveron) running on my Sega Aero City cabinet:

And of course, Donpachi by Cave…again on the Aero Cabinet:

What with the recent XBLA release of Guwange, plus my two newest PCBs there has been a lot of CAVE love going on lately!

Now to get my hands on Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu…..

Dreamcast Support – We have it!

Posted in About Matskat, Custom Sticks, Game News with tags , , , , , , , on November 26, 2010 by Mat$kat

I’m happy to announce that I’ve added Sega Dreamcast Support to my current line of custom joysticks.

Recently there have been strides made in the decryption and understanding of the Dreamcast controller’s data dump. Toodles, who manufactures the PIC-processor based Cthulhu PCBs has introduced a beta version of the Cthulhu firmware, now adding support for our favorite Sega console.

Starting NOW, and into the future : ALL custom sticks that include a multiconsole Cthulhu board WILL work on Dreamcast.

Aero City Control Panel

Posted in Custom Sticks with tags , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2010 by Mat$kat

I gave up looking for a new CP for my Aero…

So I made my own.

Restoring this cabinet has been a BLAST! I’m so happy to have gotten it for the price I did – and the little things that I have fixed were really not a big deal. The thing was COVERED in 20-something years of cigarette smoke. There was nasty grime all over it, but the control panel was the worst. It was dingy, rusty, and honestly smelled funny.

I think I’m done for now – I’ll be posting a bunch of pics in the Joystick Section soon.

Until then, bask in the glory of this Mat$kaT Customs reproduction Sega Aero City control panel.

Before:

After:


I Finally Got a Cabinet

Posted in About Matskat, Game News, Random Shit with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2010 by Mat$kat

It’s the top brick in the pyramid of gaming addiction.

It’s the height of geekness.

Today I got a SEGA  Aero City candy cabinet. Candy cabinets are sit-down Japanese style machines – usually found in rows inside a Japanese game center.

Crazy story, I posted a “want to buy” on Craigslist – 30 seconds later I get a tip from a random dude to check out the forums over at Aracde Museum. 24 hours later I have the object of my desire.

It has the original Capcom Street Fighter II board in it currently, but after I clean it up and do a little restoration, it’s gonna be a dedicated shooter cabinet. The monitor looks FANTASTIC! I cannot believe that this thing is in as good of shape as it is. Everything works 100%. Buttons and sticks are a little grimy, and will soon be replaced, and the vinyl overlay on the control panel is old and cracked – another easy fix.

My wife is gonna move in with the bleach soon 🙂 That should take care of the 25 years of cigarette smoke that gives it a slight beige hue.

Now with the Pictures…

I’ll be REALLY busy…..

Posted in About Matskat with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2010 by Mat$kat

Since my wife and I are trying to regulate our budget to accomodate saving for a new house , and funding the startup of Matskat’s Customs, I got the opportunity to stock up on games today…as I won’t be able to buy games like I used to (on a whim, every Tuesday when new releases come out).

So, in order to maximize my play, and purchase economically , I picked up some games that traditionally have lots of playtime, or high levels of replayability.

I’m gonna be busy with these for a bit.

Mass Effect 2 – BioWare’s space opera odyssey, gorgeous and grand in scale, this one’s gonna be a while.

Final Fantasy XIII – I haven’t been interested in FF since VII, what with all the androgynous  male characters, and bubble-gum pop style…but this one looks beautiful, so I figured I’d give it a shot.

Yakuza 3 – Sega’s brawling drama continues the story of Kazuma Kiryu – The Dragon of Dojima. Between kicking Yakuza ass and playing pachi-slots, there’s a lot to do in Tokyo when you’re a white suit wearing gangster.

Espgaluda II – Cave’s latest region-free shooter. Continues the story of a pair of hermaphroditic heroes, blasting enemies amidst a curtain of gunfire. This is Cave’s last region-free offering. Hopefully the western success of this and Mushihimesama convinced Cave to localize future games (I’m looking at YOU, Ketsui!)

These should keep me busy…now to convince the wife to let me splurge next Tuesday for God of War III….