The Changing Face Of Arcade Games In 2019 #RetroGaming
Nice article from Gamespot highlighting the growing resurgence of arcade machines.
Gen X and millennials grew up, as did their disposable income. It took a decade–two even–but arcade games made their comeback. Looking at the rising collector’s market for vintage machines and the likes of Wal-Mart embracing machines with their shelf space, it’s almost like they never left.
All of this combined, no matter personal feelings toward Arcade 1Up or toy-like devices, it all leads to the same place: reigniting interest in a once-lost culture. The business of arcades in the home and arcades as a separate place of business survive on a co-existence. They feed one another. Wal-Mart instills the idea, the separate arcade sells the authentic nostalgia.
“It’s a trip back to a simpler time when the limits of technology forced developers to be clever and really focus on making gameplay fun and challenging. Just like a piece of music that was written 30 to -40 years ago, these games still have the power to move us,” writes Humphries.
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