Ever wonder what GameFly would have been in like in 1983? It would probably look something like the new company in San Fransico called All You Can Arcade.
Brothers Seth and Timothy Peterson run the subscription service that allows customers to pick through 80s classics like Ms. Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Tron, Galaga and many others to be delivered to their homes in "free play" mode, no quarters needed.
The cabinets go for $75 a month and all refurbished, purchased on the cheap and lovingly restored to their former glory. "It's a lot of fun looking for the bargains, scoring them off Craigslist or eBay or through the Internet forums. Anywhere we can find them," said Seth Peterson.
The brothers have been collecting vintage cabinets games and fixing them up for years. He said they pay about $150 to $200 for the games and have developed a quick work shopping for "getting them real quick, taking them home and then doing what we need to do to get them ready for our customers."
While only available in California at the moment, the brothers have East Coast ambitions, which are set to launch later this year.
[Via Mercury News]