Quoted from DocOck:
Thinking ahead towards Xmas, wondering now about whether or not to buy a VP Cabs virtual machine. Has anyone had experience with this company and is it hard to download games online to the machine? I just wonder if the sizes automatically adjust.
They just got an investment from Shark Tank and it seems reputable. But, really am not sure if an 8K investment for their best machine (The Wizard) makes sense.
Open to feedback if anyone has bought from them.
Thank you in advance.
I just bought a Vertigo from VPCABS, the entire experience from purchase to delivery and setup has been awesome so far.
To preface, I've bought 4 real pins in my life, and over a dozen arcade cabs; very well versed in what is out there and have owned pretty much every type of game, from the classics to Mortal Kombat, single player, 2 player, 4 player cabs...Etc.
This Vertigo is probably the coolest cabinet that I have ever seen; the footprint is super small, it looks awesome next to my 3 pins of T2, WWFRR, and TFLE. The quality in the build is very impressive, all suzo happ parts, an exit button and launch button that light up. This is key, as I've had a lot of jamma multiboards before, and they stink for guests that come over, un-intuitive and very difficult for them to switch games on.
So for the arcade/gaming version of this cab, major props...The screen is a 32" LED TV that is flipped vertically and the games look great on it, they aren't stretched, so the proportion is correct. Now on to the main reason to buy this, for the virtual pins.
WOW, what a difference a vertical screen like this makes, I've played a lot of VP on the pinball arcade on Xbox one and PS4, IOS with Pinball FX, and it never truly feels right, because of the camera angle. On this, it's perfect, this is truly the way to play the pinball fx games and VP tables.
I bought the upgraded Vertigo and it comes loaded with everything you need out of the gate. I have been extremely pleased with the service, theses guys get back to you asap on email and are almost always there to pickup a phone call. I've dealt with a ton of sellers and Mame cab builders, and no one has been this attentive. I don't want to speak outwardly negative about other MAME cab builders, but there is one that I dealt with out of Wisconsin, who would seem annoyed when I would ask him questions about a cab, or how to custom build mine...Not a good vibe. These guys are excellent; in my opinion this Vertigo cab is going to sell like hot cakes if they can get the right distro in place.
Get this in the hands of Todd Tuckey and Mike from Automated, and have them sell these things, they are that good; and the appeal I think is more to the casual, game room crowd. The ones that would be looking to buy an Arcade Legends 3 or maybe a pin or megatouch. This cab is so tight, beautifully crafted, definitely on par with build quality of an Arcade Legends 3 from Chicago Gaming Company; if not better.
In short, I highly recommend a Vertigo and VP Cabs to anyone that's on the fence, feel free to PM me with any questions on the cab.