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Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara
08/17/17 12:43 AM


> Absolute cancer on the industry these things, in so many legitimate establishments
> too because they're not even sold as bootlegs. Not sure why nobody believes me when I
> say somebody is making an absolute killing on them, and it's disgusting.

I've seen these machines on sale at some fairly odd venues - county fairs spring to mind. Prices are as high as $5k for vinyl-wrapped (yes, really) 'deluxe' models.

> One interesting thing that did come up recently is a Kyle Hodgetts game running on
> the same hardware, makes me wonder who actually worked on the software they're
> running.

Fair point, but by the same token Hodgetts has never (to the best of my knowledge) ever developed his own hardware platform. Tweaked others' hardware, sure, but I can't think of anything that's 100% his.

> The general presentation they have never felt very Chinese to me (choice of
> fonts etc.) so it could be all the development was outsourced although I imagine the
> software side of them is a very different business to these cab sales.

I've seen some x-in-1 boards running Chinese, Korean, and English UI versions side-by-side. Visually, they were virtually indistinguishable with the exception of localisation changes to the text; for all I know, there was either a soft or physical switch to change between the appropriate region.

None of them exactly oozed a feeling of high-quality development having been put into the UI, however - they felt more that they were designed to appeal to the hardcore PC / console gamer crowd who are impressed more by visuals than actual content, or, alternatively, cranked out to be as sparsely-functional as necessary in as many markets as possible.







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* Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara Kitsune Sniper 08/11/17 08:00 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara SmitdoggAdministrator  08/11/17 08:05 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara Kitsune Sniper  08/11/17 08:16 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara R. Belmont  08/17/17 04:38 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara casm  08/18/17 02:56 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara SmitdoggAdministrator  08/11/17 08:17 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara Kitsune Sniper  08/12/17 12:19 AM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara SmitdoggAdministrator  08/12/17 12:30 AM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara casm  08/16/17 04:09 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara TrevEB  08/16/17 04:45 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara casm  08/17/17 12:59 AM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara TrevEB  08/17/17 02:00 AM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara Haze  08/16/17 06:16 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara R. Belmont  08/17/17 04:45 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara casm  08/18/17 03:07 PM
. * Take away commerce, you take away crime MoreGozenso  08/23/17 12:04 AM
. * SINNER!!! [nt] Tomu Breidah  08/23/17 07:15 AM
. * Feck off M.Valentine/mogli/Traso/Severance Tax -nt- Vas Crabb  08/23/17 01:57 AM
. * <3 jopezu  08/17/17 07:34 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara jonwil  08/17/17 04:24 AM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara casm  08/17/17 12:43 AM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara R. Belmont  08/17/17 04:43 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara casm  08/18/17 03:17 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara R. Belmont  08/18/17 03:48 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara Haze  08/18/17 05:08 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara casm  08/18/17 04:36 PM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara Haze  08/17/17 12:59 AM
. * Re: Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara casm  08/17/17 01:15 AM

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