Research Analyses Pac-Man’s Broad Appeal – and Its Influence on Capitalism

Pac-Man is an arcade game and video game character that needs no introduction. Many of us will remember that first time encountering a Pacman arcade table back in the 1980s, and the game is still popular today. What makes it so popular, though?

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Marrying the Old with the New: Playing Classic Games on One of the World's Newest Consoles

The video game industry has never been in better health, with titles like Fortnite and Minecraft as synonymous with mainstream culture now as Pac-Man and Space Invaders were back in the 1980s. An important and growing part of this technologically advancing and growing industry, however, is the widespread interest in revamped classic consoles and classic arcade games for sale.

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Castlevania Season 2 is Coming to Netflix in October

It is not often that classic video games that first came to our attention on arcade game machines make a successful transition to television. One exception to this rule, however, is Castlevania.

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Classic Arcade Games Being Used to Improve Artificial Intelligence Software

Did you know that Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems cannot play the Ms Pacman arcade game but they can become better than humans at Space Invaders?

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Huge Range of 80s Characters to Appear in the New Super Smash Bros. Game

A new Super Smash Bros. game is coming out on the Switch later in the year, and it promises to have just about every main character that Nintendo has produced. This includes Pac-Man from the original and iconic Pac Man arcade machine as well as Donkey Kong, Mega Man, and more.

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NES Classic Edition Tops the Sales Charts as Commodore 64 Mini Release Date is Announced

Do you remember the days when the cocktail arcade machine along with consoles like the Atari 2600 and the NES ruled the gaming industry? Those days might not be coming back, but playing classic games remains a significant modern trend.


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The Odd Story of Nintendo's Famicom Console and a Microwave

The Nintendo Famicom home game console turns 35 this month – it was first released on July 15, 1983, in Japan, around two years before it arrived in the US. During this time you probably spent a lot of your time in a multi-game arcade. Nintendo, however, got itself into a mini trademark dispute.

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Two New Options Available to Play Your Favourite Classic Games at Home

Arcade machines are undoubtedly your best option when playing classic video games, but there are other ways to play too. In fact, there is a constant stream of new products appearing on the market including reincarnated old consoles and classic games titles ported to modern machines.

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4 Facts About Space Invaders to Celebrate its 40th Birthday

The late 1970s was an important time in the evolution of gaming. It was during these years that the first trackball arcade games became available, for example. The home console market also changed forever at this time with the introduction of the Atari 2600. Continue reading

Two New Bundles Launched Letting You Play Classic 80s Games on a Modern Console

It seems like every month there are additional classic games consoles and classic arcade game machines for sale. Over the last two weeks, two new options became available:

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