Kegerator fuses vintage video games with a beer keg - CNET

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Dream Arcades unveils the "ultimate party machine" where players can battle on Pac-Man, Centipede, and Street Fighter while filling their cup with a cold frosty brew. Beer Bottle Capper

Kegerator fuses vintage video games with a beer keg - CNET

Does tapping a keg that comes in the form of a workable vintage in-home arcade sound too good to be true? Well, it isn't.

Catering directly to 30- and 40-somethings, Dream Arcades has invented what it calls the "ultimate party machine." The "Kegerator Pro 60" comes with a built-in fridge, a keg with three taps, and more than 140 of the most popular classic video games. The arcade also has a massive 60-inch HDTV screen.

The company boasted in a statement e-mailed to CNET that the "players never have to stop the action to refill their drink" and the arcade also has two built-in cup holders "so players can keep their drinks topped off while keeping one hand on the joystick."

Dream Arcades isn't the only company that's come up with a beer-y arcade. The Beercade by McKinney , which debuted in February, features a game called The Last Barfighter that is similar to Mortal Kombat. Player 1 and player 2 each place a cup below their respective tap, and then fight it out in the video game to see who wins an actual pour.

Kegerator fuses vintage video games with a beer keg - CNET

Home Draft Beer System Different from Beercade, the Kegerator doesn't require players to battle for beer and offers tons of classic video games, including Pac-Man, Galaga, Centipede, and Street Fighter. The machine also comes with Internet capability, a DVD player, and built-in MP3 software; this means it can double as a TV or jukebox. But the Kegerator doesn't come cheap -- it costs $5,000.