video arcades http://kmuw.org en Into It: Arcades http://kmuw.org/post/it-arcades <p>Since the first simple arcade games were developed in the late sixties, the video arcade has fought a war of innovation and marketing with home gaming.</p><p>What’s called The Golden Age of arcades was sparked by the 1978 release of Space Invaders. The game was so successful, in fact, that it brought about a shortage of the 100-yen coins used in the Japanese machines.</p><p>In the following years, arcades were dominated by single player games like Pac-Man and other missions of skill, whether it was navigating the upward climb in Donkey Kong or scuttling across a busy road in Frogger.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:45:28 +0000 Andrew Bales 2502 at http://kmuw.org Into It: Arcades Into It: Video Arcades http://kmuw.org/post/it-video-arcades <p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 15px; ">Since the first simple arcade games were developed in the late sixties, the video arcade has fought a war of innovation and marketing with home gaming.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:15:21 +0000 Andrew Bales 2425 at http://kmuw.org Into It: Video Arcades