The Growing Trend of the Arcade Bar

Back in the 1980s when we were growing up, the arcade was a place children and teenagers went. Roll forward to 2017, and the concept of playing cocktail arcade games is taking on a very literal meaning. In cities across the US, there are increasing numbers of a new type of bar opening up – the arcade bar.

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Play Barnstorming and Other Atari Classics in Call of Duty

Given the popularity of classic arcade games at the moment, companies are bringing out lots of new products to get a share of the audience. This includes relaunches of classic consoles as well as new upright and tabletop arcade game machines. The Call of Duty game franchise is doing something completely different, however – classic games within a game.

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Amazon launches Retro Zone with Classic Gaming Products

For fans of classic games, Amazon's decision to launch a Retro Zone focused on retro gaming will be no surprise. Of course, playing Pac-Man Lite or other mobile versions of the classic game is not the same as sitting at a Pacman cocktail table to enjoy the full 1980s experience. The existence of the Retro Zone on Amazon, however, shows just how popular classic games have become

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3 of the Best Scary Games of the 1980s

There are plenty of scary modern games available but, as with most game genres, it all began back in the 1980s. Sitting beside the Pacman arcade table or the Donkey Kong machine in your local arcade was usually a selection of scarier offerings.

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6 Amazing Facts About Ms. Pac-Man

There are lots of games that come to mind when you think of those days at the arcade when you were younger. For many people, the Ms Pacman arcade game is the one they most fondly remember. It first arrived in arcades in 1982 as a sequel to the original Pac-Man game. Here are some facts you might not know about Ms. Pac-Man

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Latest Version of Street Fighter Gets Arcade Mode

Capcom, the company behind the hugely popular Street Fighter franchise, is releasing an arcade edition of Street Fighter V next year. You'll have to play it on a console or PC, but the gameplay will be like Street Fighter upright video game machines you remember from your youth. Capcom is calling this new version of the game Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.

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The Commodore 64 Returns

When you went to an arcade back in the 1980s, there was one game per machine. Today, you can buy a multi-game arcade machine for your home as well one of the several classic games consoles that are available. Examples of the latter include the NES Classic Edition and the SNES Classic Edition. Now there is a new product about to enter the fray – the Commodore 64 Mini otherwise known as the C64 Mini.

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We Know More About the Ataribox, But There's No Release Date Yet

Atari has announced more details about the Ataribox it plans to release. This is not surprising as multi game arcade machines and retro consoles are all the rage at the moment. Also, Blade Runner 2049 is about to hit cinema screens and, like the original movie, Atari's well-known logo features prominently. Understandably, Atari thought this an opportune time to give more information.

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12 Facts Every Pac-Man Fan Should Know

Over the years, it has been possible to find a Pacman arcade game for sale in multiple formats and for different types of console. Nothing, however, beats the original version and the experience of being in an arcade chomping away and avoiding the ghosts. If you were a fan back in the 1980s, here are 12 Pac-Man facts you should know.

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Nintendo Announces First Release of Arcade Archives Collection

According to the latest announcement, the first game Nintendo will release on the Switch as part of its Arcade Archives collection is the 1983 classic Mario Bros. Of course, playing the game on a Switch console won't be the same as standing at a full-size upright arcade machine, but it is the next closest thing.

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