infovore + arcades   4

More Than a Craze
Totally marvellous: photographs of New Zealand arcades in the eighties. Lovely they're online, as well as in the world, and must get around to that essay at some point.
games  arcades  culture  photography  exhibition  nz 
march 2011 by infovore
chewing pixels » Gaming as Performance
"This is why arcades are still important, still relevant and still the most compelling way in which to watch and play videogames. Someone needs to take a stencil and a spray-can to every arcade cabinet they can find and write “Play me, I’m Yours” on its side, lest we forget how to perform." Simon Parkin on games as performance; awesome as ever, and exactly why I love arcades.
arcade  games  performance  arcades 
july 2009 by infovore
Versus City
"bringing japanese arcades to you" - a blog about the Japanese Arcade scene. Videos, new releases, and lots of tournament videos. Not bad!
games  arcade  japan  tournament  beatemup  arcades  scene 
april 2009 by infovore
What were arcades like? - RPGnet Forums
"I was reading about arcades and how you'd have to queue to play popular games as well as follow rules like no throwing in fighting game or the others wouldn't let you play. This seems rather strange. The money cost must have gotten expensive pretty quickly as well. I'm not old enough to have been to them when they were around so I'm curious about what they were like." And then, 18 pages of wonderful gaming oral history; you'll be smelling the aircon and the chewing gum by the time you're through with this thread.
games  history  culture  society  oralhistory  arcades 
march 2009 by infovore

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