Top 80s Movies Where Arcade Games Were Crucial to the Plot

Movies about custom arcade machines that are actually recruiting tools for intergalactic space battles, and situations where the digital and real worlds become blurred – these are just some of the examples of fantastic movies of the 1980s where arcade games are crucial to the plot.

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The Sega Genesis Classics Collection Will Soon Be Available for Your Modern Console

The late 1980s were a time of change for fans of arcade games and video games. Most of us were transitioning from playing vertical and cocktail table arcade games to playing at home on a console.

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Top 4 Classic Konami Arcade Games of the 80s

Whenever you were in your local arcade back in the 1980s, chances are the there was a Konami video game among the upright and cocktail arcade machine selections. After all, the Japanese company is one of the most famous and most successful in video game history. Its video game series includes titles like Metal Gear and Pro Evolution Soccer.

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Atari is Getting into the Cryptocurrency Market

Do you remember the days when your biggest worry was having enough quarters in your pocket to play your favorite upright or tabletop arcade machine down at the local arcade? The world is undoubtedly a more complicated place now, but the latest news from Atari takes this to a whole new level – it is getting involved in blockchain technology and is launching its own cryptocurrency.

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4 Arcade Game Documentaries You Should Watch

Documentary makers have made movies on just about every subject imaginable. Not surprisingly, some of those who grew up playing upright and tabletop arcade games have turned their attention to this subject matter.

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Space Invaders Extreme Coming to Steam

If you’re a fan of retro games you probably already know this is a big anniversary year for Space Invaders, the iconic arcade game. That's right, one of the most famous upright and cocktail table arcade game titles ever made is almost 40 years old. To mark the anniversary, the original developer of Space Invaders, Taito, is releasing the brilliant game Space Invaders Extreme on Steam.

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Major 1980s (and older) Game Anniversaries Taking Place in 2018

We’re into 2018 now so it’s time to have a look at the big anniversaries of classic games that will be taking place over the next year, particularly those from the 80s (or older). With the increasing demand for upright and cocktail table arcade games for sale, you might still be able to play some of these titles the way you remember them from the arcades of your youth.

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Star Wars Arcade Games of the 1980s

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is undoubtedly the movie event of the festive period. Do you remember the great Star Wars upright and cocktail arcade games you used to play back in the 1980s, though?

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5 Facts about the Latest Game Franchise to Turn 30 – Final Fantasy

Back in 1987, you may have been playing a Pacman cocktail arcade game or your favorite game on your NES or Sega Master System. Your fellow gamers in Japan, however, were getting their first chance to play a game that would turn into a franchise that, to date, has lasted three decades – Final Fantasy.

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There’s a 12-Game Classic Street Fighter Collection Coming in 2018St

Over the course of 2017, we've seen increasing numbers of upright arcade games for sale, reworked for modern consoles. It looks like 2018 is going to start in a similar way with the announcement that a 12-game Street Fighter collection is being released. It will be available in May 2018. Continue reading

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