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

Mega Man Celebrates 30th Birthday with a Flurry of Announcements

This December, the classic Mega Man video game franchise turns 30. That fact in itself is enough to spark bouts of nostalgia if you remember leaving the arcade and your favourite vertical arcade games to go home to your NES to play a few hours of Mega Man.

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8 Facts You Might Not Know About Pong

Long before you could sit down for some chillout time at a MS Pacman cocktail table or go on some Galaga adventures to test your shooting skills, there was a game called Pong. It’s one of the most important games in the history of gaming, and this week it turns 45.

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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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