What a gorgeous cabinet for a beautiful game.

00:30, 10 Jan 2021

We want one! Doing an incredible job at adapting the theme of the award-winning title Hades by Supergiant Games, a Reddit user by the name of canhazreddit has done created an arcade machine around the popular rogue-like action role-playing game that had taken the hearts of gamers all around the world.

Using a cabinet they received for free and about $1200 (£900) in gear, the creator winged it saying that it was "mostly a matter of building and mounting the PC and screen, painting the front, sticking on the artwork, buttoning up the back, holes for computer fans, speaker grills to hide holes... [Sh*t] it was a lot of work now that I lay it out."

Finished my Hades arcade build. What do you guys think? from r/gaming

Upon suggestion from members of the r/gaming subreddit that the developers of Supergiant Games would love it, canhazreddit reached out to them via Twitter to show his creation. Eventually, Creative Director Greg Kasavin, the writer behind smash hits like Hades, Transistor, and Bastion, showed up in the Reddit thread with the most wholesome reaction. "As someone who grew up playing arcade games — that is awesome!!" he wrote, continuing "Makes me realize I’ve never tried the game with an arcade stick... I’ve got a PC-compatible fight stick lying around, I ought to try that. Thank you for sharing this, and hope you have great times playing on it!"

So far, canhazreddit has done just that and apparently with decent success. They said: "I made my first honest run at Hades last night (besides just testing it out briefly) and I actually beat him, probably my easiest W against him too! Might have just been a lucky run, but it plays really well! I've probably beaten him less than 10 times in well over 100 runs on the switch" later also adding in another comment that "it definitely seems to play easier than the Switch, at least so far."

For those that want to start another pandemic side project, canhazreddit has been very responsive to the comments they received, explaining how they managed to create this gorgeous machine of video game brilliance, and you might be able to take their descriptions and try it yourself, especially if you still have some old hardware lying around. After all, the spec requirements for Hades are rather forgiving, being fine with a Dual Core 3.4ghz, 8 GB of RAM, and an old 2GB VRAM / OpenGL 2.1 video card. 

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