The Golden Age of Arcade Games

According to Mongfort & Bogost by 1971, Bushnell was making what surely seemed like an unlikely prediction: video games would replace pinball. The three men Bushnell, Dabney, and Alcorn looked in the territory of Atari’s first game. Ping-Pong was essentially a remake of 1958’s Tennis for Two, one of the first computer games with a graphical display, though it was never manufactured or sold commercially. Ping-Pong was transformed under Alcorn, Dabney, and Bushnell, into Pong, a game with only one rule: “avoid missing ball for high score.” Atari decided to make the game itself. Pong was released in the end of 1972 and it was so successful that Atari which had just six employees could not keep up with orders and many companies rushed to copy it...

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Business Benefits

Arcade Machines can enhance the appeal of any business setting. Classic arcade games for will transport you and your target audience back to those special times spent playing their favorite arcade games at the local arcade as well as the new and flashy arcades!

We divide businesses into two classifications:
Those who are interested in making a profit with an arcade machine and those who are not.

Arcade machines will attract a major following from young to old. Continue reading to learn how clients turned their arcade machine into a money making machine.

The Arcade Multicade Classic Cocktail Table Arcade Machine orUpright Multicade Arcade Machine are great for businesses with clients that frequently experie...

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The Benefits of Arcade Game Rentals

For your next networking or hospitality event, you should consider renting arcade games to add to the fun. Even with the arrival of home-based video game consoles, arcade games have stayed popular and will be a big hit with your guests. The nostalgia of classic arcade games for adults who grew up with them is highly attractive for nearly any type of networking or hospitality event.

Arcade game rentals offer a fun and exciting activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and generations. The simplicity of classic arcade games makes them user-friendly even for adults who are unfamiliar with these types of games.

Many newer games are too focused on realism and require tedious training and specialized knowledge to play well, even on the most basic levels, which really takes away from the...

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The Benefits of Arcade Game at Home

Arcade game machines add multiple benefits to any home setting. One of the most important benefits of arcade machines is that they all help increase quality family time and relaxation; this has been stated by numerous customers. Recent studies conducted by scientists and medical experts show that the average American family is spending less time together. Factors like work, school, television, cell phone, and the Internet continue to create distractions that have led to less communicative families and weaker bonds between parents, children and siblings. In fact, these studies have cited communication breakdown as a major cause of parent/teen conflict over the years.

Related studies indicate that strong family communication comes from the amount of quality time spent together...

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Arcade Limitations

  • No online support or Multiplayer – You can not play online with the arcades
  • Very large & hardware Dependant – They are not very portable so you cannot move it around as well as you could with modern consoles
  • Older hardware than whats used today – The arcade hardware is still old compared to the other consoles because there is not a big market anymore for hardware in arcades
  • Can crash a lot of the time – Can be unreliable because they still use old hardware
  • Rarely used anymore besides dedicated arcades – Not many arcade machines in homes anymore, mainly found in dedicated arcades
  • Not many games are created for them anymore unless they’re arcade based
  • Can’t save games
  • Basic Graphics (Low quality) – Due to the old hardware they cannot keep up with modern graphics that is being ...
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Arcade Features

Arcade Systems probably the oldest gaming machines that there is that are still being used to-date. You can still use them if you visit an arcade, although they are not as common as they used to be because of the future gaming platforms and modern gaming technology. 3D Graphics were introduced onto the arcades first and are known for being the pinnacle to the success of the gaming platforms we know today. Arcade machines had constant upgrades because of the advancement in games. The games were getting more graphical meaning that the old hardware could not hold up and new hardware had to be created, this is why the Arcades are one of the biggest gaming leaps to modern day. Some of the biggest games on the arcades are Super Mario Bros, Tron, Donkey Kong, PacMan etc.

Arcade Features:

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Arcade Game

Arcade games often have short levels, which rapidly increase in difficulty with simple and intuitive controls. Game players are essentially renting the game for as long as the game avatar is alive. For this business model to be profitable, the difficulty of the game must be high enough to make the players reach a game-over state and engaging or addictive enough to keep the players playing. Nowadays, the arcade is clearly dead in most parts of the world as what was once amazing technology is available on your cell phone.

PC- or console games are sometimes referred to as arcade games if they share the same qualities as real arcade games such as the following:
Intuitive and simple controls with simple physics
Short levels which become increasingly difficult as the game progresses
A focus on g...

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