Whether you’re fighting, driving, running through a maze or jumping over barrels, the name of the game is control. Of course, every game will have its own type of controller, but if you are using computers and emulators, sometimes that can be a tricky concept to master. Unless you are using an actual arcade machine or an Arcade1UP, what controllers will you use to make your own arcade experience enjoyable?
I do remember, in my college years, playing Centipede with a keyboard, which turned out to be an epic fail. With homemade arcades, the majority of the controls are just the standard eight-direction control and six buttons, which take the fun and nostalgia out of everything. Thankfully, there’s Glenn Planamento…
Brad has been a die hard arcade fan ever since he can remember. From the first time he played Space Invaders, to the first time he played Pacman, Brad has always had a love for video games. Hanging out at either the Great American Fun Factory in the mall, or spending the night in front of the glowing games at the local roller rink, he was always thinking about when he can spend the next quarter.
He also worked at Babbages, which is now GameStop, for over six years. Mostly because they had a really sweet checkout policy on new products and great discounts. But since he had the Atari 2600, he has never looked back and owned some of the greatest home machines, NES, SNES, GENESIS, Turbo Graphix 16, GameBoy, Game Gear, Lynx, Playsation 1,2,3,4 and Vita, XBOX, Gamecube, and N64...just to name a few.
Brad is also a reviewer for Mobile Beat Magazine as well as a freelance videographer, part time disc jockey, performing artist and photographer. But has a true love is for video games and Star Wars, as he is a member of the 501st Central Garrison.
His ultimate dream is to own a fully working pinball machine and arcade machine. Difficult to say which one, but a Star Wars one would be nice start.