Pour a cold one without leaving the joystick

Introducing the combo arcade machine and beer dispenser.


We thought the "HomePub" was the ultimate domestic appliance for entertaining guests, but it's been blown away by something we'd never dreamed possible: a combination arcade machine and beer dispenser.

The "Gamerator" is a functioning game cabinet loaded with 187 arcade classics and--right where the coin slot would have been--a tap dispensing liquid gold from a refrigerated keg hidden in the back. Technabob says it has a 24-inch LCD to go with authentic joysticks, buttons, trackball and other details.

The machine might even fit well in with industrial-style furniture, as it foregoes the garish paint of the originals and opts instead for a sleek matte-black finish. But the most thoughtful feature of this ingenious appliance, which is up for sale on eBay, is the built-in cupholders.

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