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February 15, 2013

Beercade arcade machine dispenses golden nectar; not tickets!

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I have not wanted to be in an arcade this much for a longtime.

McKinnery Ten Percent have created the Beercade, an arcade machine that could quite possibly change the face of gaming as we know it. It actually rewards players not with points, or tickets, or gold coins but with actual beer instead.

Created as part of a campaign to promote the Big Boss Brewing Company, the marketing people at McKinney have inadvertently built the greatest games room accessory since some chap put tiny little footballers on tubes of metal.

Featuring only one game: The Last Barfighter, this almighty contraption tests you through three rounds of intense combat with your opponent, after those three the victor is rewarded with a pint of beer dispensed below the controls.

While we’re not so blinded with lust that we can’t see the dangers it would pose in public arcades, as a product for the home we’re struggling to find an argument against.

Sadly the Beercade won’t be available to buy as it has been built specially for the brewery so while you check out the video below and have your fingers crossed that a company will take on the task.

Please send me one for review, I beg of you haha.

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Source – McKinney

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Jonny Polea

Editor in Chief at Beginners Tech

I joined Beginners Tech as a Technical Journalist in July 2012 and have never looked back. I love tech, gadgets, games and electronics; whether they are retro, current or future concepts. My loving fiancé Sarah has said that when I receive new items for review I’m like a kid in a toy shop – unable to leave it alone for two minutes! Coming from a design background, I am passionate about the design and aesthetics of tech as well as functionality.