meanmisterrmustard:

davidkendall:

mattpayton:

For Amusement Only: the life and death of the American arcade - The Verge
Kind of makes you nostalgic for a part of an era that you recognize but never had any participation in, doesn’t it? 

Long read, but pretty interesting…..and yes, I spent far too many hours wasting quarters in arcades; these days, the quarters are accumulated into lump sums for games like Battlefield with which to waste my time.

I spent many hours in a dark, noisy arcade called Time Out. In the 80s, everyone had a game they were good at. Mine was Galaga.

Defender and Galaga. Remember Tempest? Wreck it Ralph reminded me of all that time spent in arcades.

meanmisterrmustard:

davidkendall:

mattpayton:

For Amusement Only: the life and death of the American arcade - The Verge

Kind of makes you nostalgic for a part of an era that you recognize but never had any participation in, doesn’t it? 

Long read, but pretty interesting…..and yes, I spent far too many hours wasting quarters in arcades; these days, the quarters are accumulated into lump sums for games like Battlefield with which to waste my time.

I spent many hours in a dark, noisy arcade called Time Out. In the 80s, everyone had a game they were good at. Mine was Galaga.

Defender and Galaga. Remember Tempest?

Wreck it Ralph reminded me of all that time spent in arcades.

  1. hikergirl reblogged this from wooliebear and added:
    I need to see Wreck It Ralph. also, go read Ready Player One.
  2. littleorphanammo reblogged this from wooliebear and added:
    They just opened up an old skool arcade with all the old games, that serves booze, in the neighborhood. Penny Arcade. On...
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  4. davidkendall reblogged this from mattpayton and added:
    Long read, but pretty interesting…..and yes, I spent far too many hours wasting quarters in arcades; these days, the...
  5. belcimer said: You’re talking about the shorts.
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