July 13, 2007 by Arlen Schweiger
If you’re in your 30s like me and remember watching “Silver Spoons” (waaaaay before Ricky Schroeder joined “NYPD Blue” or the CTU team on “24”), then you also probably wanted to have some cool arcade games in your rec room. With DreamAuthentics’ Katana, you can have the classic arcade games like Ms. Pac-Man and also have current games, Internet access, DVD viewing and a jukebox.
The Katana comes with nearly 200 video games and is customized for you using the company’s online configurator so you can pick a personal gaming cabinet with whatever color buttons, joystick size and custom marquee above the monitor you want.
The PC-based game engine lets you play computer games, connect a PlayStation or Xbox, go on the Internet or watch a DVD.
For audio, DreamAuthentics has a standard jukebox feature that includes classic jukebox buttons and a two-speaker sound system—but instead of an old 45, MP3 technology is used, and the 160 to 200 GB of storage makes room for 40,000-plus songs. The Katana has a search function you can use to select a tune, and you can display album covers or lyrics on the 17-inch screen.
Go to www.dreamauthentics.com for more, including the build-your-own-cabinet configuration that lets you request a pricing quote.
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