i bought the actual arcade off a nice guy locally and it is very cool. i recently purchased one of the pcb multicades, which is also pretty cool. but then i wanted more, so i started looking into m.a.m.e. emulator software (because i saw machines running this on craigs list with 1000's of classic games in lots of formats). and wouldn't you know you can get a rom of the arcade game and play it on your laptop with an xbox (usb) controller. now, if i was so inclined, i could play gi joe at work. sweet!
on a side note, does anyone have experience with the mame arcades so that they can offer advice on whether or not they are worth 1200- 4500 bucks? i totally want one:
WOW! Star Wars Tribute! 4 Player 37" LCD Home Video Arcade Game MAME(TM) | eBay