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  1. Arcade Game Collecting: Basic Parts and Components

    Arcade Game Collecting: Basic Parts and Components

    Level Up Your Arcade Game Collection: Essential Parts and Components

    Collecting Aracde Game Basics

    We’ve come a long way since the beginning of arcade games in the early 70’s. Graphics and controls have improved leaps and bounds with some so complex they rival gaming consoles. Would you believe that despite all of that progress, at their core they are still very similar to those pioneering games of the 70’s and 80’s?

    If you're new to arcade game collecting or you want to open your own local arcade for business, here are some of the basic components of arcade cabinets:


    1. Power Supply

    It’s true that Arcade games consume a lot of power, which makes a properly working power supply just that much more important. The power supply of an arcade game (normally found on the bottom of the game cabinet) can handle a few different capacities. The power supply of a game cabinet has several circuit boards, transformers, and capacitors that help regulate and stabilize the power supply for the game including surge protection.


    2. Control Panel

    The control panel is the primary interface for player input. You might be more familiar with terms like a joystick, buttons, trackballs, spinner controls, steering wheels, or pedals. These are all examples of control panels. The control panel assembly is attached to the back of the cabinet and is hidden from the player.


    3. Monitor

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  2. 6 Essential Pieces of Billiards Equipment to Improve Your Gameplay

    6 Essential Pieces to Improve Your Billiards Game

    If you're an aspiring billiards player, you are about to enter into a sport that has been beloved by many. The game of pool has been around for decades and even played by the royal court, who were crucial in developing one of the most essential billiards tools of today.


    If you're looking to improve your craft, you will need multiple types of billiards equipment to help you with your gameplay. Here are some of the most common billiard accessories to get today. We carry most of these in stock for your convenience, along with a great selection of billiards and pool tables.


    1) Pool Cue


    Pool cues are one of the most important pieces of billiards equipment you can choose. It is a must-have as a billiards player at any level. Becoming familiar and comfortable with your cue will help you to be a better player.


    A pool cue is basically a refined stick shaped with an inward slope that would develop into a cone, with a cue tip at the end. The tip is the part that gets in contact with the cue ball and transfers the force through the cue stick to the ball for shot execution. Pool cues used to be pretty basic, but today, they are anything but. Cues can either be one-piece or two.


    2) Chalk


    Pool chalk is a basic of gameplay. The pool cue is often chalked

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